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    I've had a look at the Lancs BMD pages and I...

    I've had a look at the Lancs BMD pages and I THINK what they are trying to say is that you can see the marriage index registers at Manchester Central library. That is no different to looking on...
  2. If he was a baptist then he would not be baptised...

    If he was a baptist then he would not be baptised until he was an adult. Baptists do not baptise babies.

    My maternal grandmother converted to baptism after the birth and baptism of her eldest...
  3. There was no legal requirement to be baptised....

    There was no legal requirement to be baptised. There may have been a charge levied to perform the ceremony and if you were poor then it might not of been a priority.

    It's possible that she might...
  4. I don't know for certain what it means, but I...

    I don't know for certain what it means, but I suspect that it has something to do with the right of Settlement, which determined which parish was responsible for providing poor relief to individuals....
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    Yes.

    Yes.
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    Claimaconvict has s lot of people researching...

    Claimaconvict has s lot of people researching James Kiss, including a large scale DNA project so it would be well worth connecting with them.
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    In theory Eleanor should be an easy name to chase...

    In theory Eleanor should be an easy name to chase but it can be spelt in many ways and is sometimes shortened to Ellen or Elin etc.

    However, I thought that she must have been buried and that may...
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    I doubt very much that this is coññected.

    I doubt very much that this is coññected.
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    I noticed that Margaret and John gave the same...

    I noticed that Margaret and John gave the same address on their marriage certificate but wondered whether she was working on the farm, or had gone there as housekeeper when Eleanor was taken ill/...
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    I'm not certain about more knowledge, but it has...

    I'm not certain about more knowledge, but it has to be considered that she could have been Eleanor ferch Owen or Eleanor daughter of Owen, and that he was Owen ap Harri (Owen son of Harri), with...
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    In terms of the various places that you are...

    In terms of the various places that you are coming across it's probably quite useful for you to bookmark https://www.genuki.org.uk/gazetteer because that will bring up the places on a map and if you...
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    It wouldn't surprise me if they were all called...

    It wouldn't surprise me if they were all called Owen, however you are now back at a time when patronymics were alive and leap out to thwart the unwary family historian 150 years later.

    This may be...
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    In 1885 no one would have had to produce proof of...

    In 1885 no one would have had to produce proof of identity, in fact I would guess that very few had such proof.

    There are known cases where people were prosecuted for falsifying certificates and...
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    You are coŕrect that William Watkins was on the...

    You are coŕrect that William Watkins was on the Waterloo when it was shipwrecked and that he survived and was sent on to VDL (Tasmania).

    I have looked at a few of the records and can tell you that...
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    Some initial help for you with William Watkins: ...

    Some initial help for you with William Watkins:

    https://www.hawkesbury.net.au/claimaconvict/convictDetails.php?convictId=111657

    ...
  16. Birth Registration found at...

    Birth Registration found at https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/indexes_search.asp

    Interestingly I couldn't see it on Findmypast.
  17. Without documentary or family history saying that...

    Without documentary or family history saying that Grandpa had brothers called x and y it's always difficult to be certain, but it is worth looking to see if there are any names shared between Annie's...
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    I have done a little “rooting around” on Ancestry...

    I have done a little “rooting around” on Ancestry and found a family tree, which is definitely related to you, complete with pictures of Owen Parry and Mary Ellen Hughes, and of a number of John...
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    Ah but I think there is more to be picked out...

    Ah but I think there is more to be picked out from the previous posts.

    Go back to post #34 and look at the details for the 1891 census listed. OWEN PARRY – a carter, and his son John H is aged 3...
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    I wouldn't be too phased by a couple of years...

    I wouldn't be too phased by a couple of years discrepancy in ages it's not uncommon. You have to look at all the evidence and then sift out the erroneous bits. I got side tracked for a number of...
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    John and Elesepeth had 2 sons named Philip. The...

    John and Elesepeth had 2 sons named Philip. The first in 1861 died and then the second in 1862.
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    Thanks to both Lenore and helachau. I will...

    Thanks to both Lenore and helachau.

    I will pass on the information to my friend.

    Fascinated that they were still looking for information about him in 1902, when he must have been born around...
  23. Your Elizabeth is not the same one as the one in...

    Your Elizabeth is not the same one as the one in original question as there is a 20 year age difference between them. However, I can give you the birth index references for your Elizabeth as things...
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    I know from watching programmes like Long Lost...

    I know from watching programmes like Long Lost Family that you almost certainly have to use specialist tracing agencies, because after all the adopted child may not know that they are adopted or may...
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    I have found one possible baptism: 5 March...

    I have found one possible baptism:

    5 March 1801 David, son of David and Mary baptised at Penbryn. Now as that's a record held by Findmypast, it will have taken place in an Anglican church rather...
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