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    Again, thanks Peter! Following up on Grisel's...

    Again, thanks Peter! Following up on Grisel's advice, I found Blackburn Grammar School, now known as the Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School.

    Peter, I followed up on your Lancs Archives suggestion,...
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    Good thinking, Grisel - a very helpful...

    Good thinking, Grisel - a very helpful suggestion, thanks! My father would have turned 13 years of age in Dec. 1922 so I assume he would have started grammar school in 1923.

    I have now found...
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    Thanks! Good to have those! Interesting to note...

    Thanks! Good to have those! Interesting to note that my uncle James was baptised in the Wesleyan Chapel, while Aunt Emily was baptised at St Matthew's (C of E)! I have since found that James was...
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    Thanks for your response! Yes, I have tried...

    Thanks for your response! Yes, I have tried Online Parish Clerks - targetting Blackburn, Bolton, Darwen, Great Lever, Little Lever, etc. but with absolutely no result. My 'grandfather' the Rev'd C.B....
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    Baptism and Confirmation Records

    Can anyone help me with information about Lancashire Baptism and Confirmation Records?

    I am particularly interested in finding records for:
    James Sharples b.Bolton 1906
    John Sharples b.Bolton...
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    Thankyou! That's the one!

    Thankyou! That's the one!
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    Yes, I think that is the one I was looking for!...

    Yes, I think that is the one I was looking for! Thanks very much for your help. I don't know why it didn't come up on any of my searches - possibly because I didn't know the Rochford bit!
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    Bramwell Gordon Hollis

    Bramwell Gordon Hollis was the son of Edgar Hollis and Beatrice Widdowson, and was born in Hackney, London on 17 January 1913.

    Bramwell was killed in the sinking of the HMS Hood in 1941.
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    Thanks! Can't wait to get down to the library...

    Thanks! Can't wait to get down to the library next week to have a look!

    I think I might have to change my findmypast subscription to Ancestry.com! I couldn't find any of these on either...
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    I have been searching for more information about...

    I have been searching for more information about the marriage of John LEYLAND and Ann GARNETT without success!
    Could you give me more information as to where I can find the record, or the source of...
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    Can you tell me if the marriage register entries...

    Can you tell me if the marriage register entries can be seen online? I have a printoff of the marriage register entry for James and Jane (not sure how I got it!), but it is only the entry for them -...
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    Thankyou for this! These are undoubtedly my...

    Thankyou for this! These are undoubtedly my relations! I did not have the 1881 Census entry, and also diod not have the name of Alice Leyland's husband, so you have given me some new information!
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    Great stuff! Thanks very much! I'm sure the Peter...

    Great stuff! Thanks very much! I'm sure the Peter and James Sharples are my forebears. Alice Northey was a daughter. The 1911 Census shows Aice Northey and her husband, Frederick, living with James...
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    The Census reference I have (which I'm pretty...

    The Census reference I have (which I'm pretty sure is the right one) is 1861 Park Road, Parr. RG09/2752/69/Page 44.

    The Jane Sharples in that Census I think is the Jane Sharples in the 1901 Census...
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    John, Ann and Jane Leyland

    Wanting to find information about John, Ann, and Jane Leyland, Parr, Prescot, Lancashire.

    So far, I have found:

    Ann and Jane in the 1861 Census.

    John Leyland named as Jane's father, in the...
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    Thanks helachau. Yes, my main interest is in...

    Thanks helachau. Yes, my main interest is in those years, because my father was living with the Rev'd C.B. Holland in those years. I am really trying to find out what my father was doing at that...
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    Charles Benjamin Holland

    I understand that my grandfather, at his own request, was buried in an unmarked grave in the churchyard of St Giles church, Tadlow.

    I believe that the records are held in the Cambridgeshire...
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    Warcop/Stainmore/Rakestraw

    One of my grandfather's, Rev'd Charles Benjamin Holland, was Vicar of Stainmore, 1931-35. My other grandfather, Frederick Hollis, was Headteacher of Warcop School around the same time. The Hollis...
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    Hi! Thanks Janet, you've certainly given me some...

    Hi! Thanks Janet, you've certainly given me some good leads to follow up on! The c1912 birth date for Bessie E Hollis puts her birth at the same as my mother Bessie! Also, there is a Margaret L...
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    Thanks for the link to find Ontario marriages - I...

    Thanks for the link to find Ontario marriages - I have found the SearchOntario site online! To get them to search for a marriage, it costs $15 for each five year period they search! (So I'm just...
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    Misner/Misener

    Thanks Christina - I didn't expect such a prompt response!

    I don't really have any idea of ages - my brother met them in Alliston in the 1970's, but didn't give me any idea of their ages (he died...
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    Christina, I have now found the 'Meiseners' in...

    Christina, I have now found the 'Meiseners' in the Canada Voter Rolls in May 1968 for the Peel-Dufferin-Simcoe electoral district! They are named as Frank L Meisener, Bessie, Paul L, and...
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    I think the Te Atatu one seems likely! I'll check...

    I think the Te Atatu one seems likely! I'll check it out! Also, I don't know what an electrologist is or does, so some research on that is on the agenda!
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    Margaret Hollis

    Hi, trying to find out any information about Margaret Hollis.

    Her father was a Leslie Hollis, who in the 1911 Census is shown as an 8 yr old son of Harry Hollis (b.1877) and Ellen (Helen?) Hollis...
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    Well done on finding the Harlan moniker! It...

    Well done on finding the Harlan moniker!

    It certainly is the same family! Of course, since my mother was born in1912, cousin Bessie could also have been born later than 1911 - I'm under the...
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