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    Regarding gardeners in the family, Charles...

    Regarding gardeners in the family, Charles brother William ended his days at Goosewell near Berrynarbour in Devon. His son John was a vegetable grower who supplied outlets in Ilfracombe. His...
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    That's very interesting! I knew about John's...

    That's very interesting! I knew about John's parents, but not Sarah's. I also didn't know about her brothers and sisters. Seems she was the baby of the family! Well done Stewart!
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    Yes I am sure your Charles Ford is the same as...

    Yes I am sure your Charles Ford is the same as the Charles Ford born in 1841 at Hurstbourne Priors to John Ford and Sarah Ann Pibworth, which makes us cousins! My Great Grand Father William Ford was...
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    That's great Helachau, I now have a much better...

    That's great Helachau, I now have a much better idea of where Abinger Street was.

    Interestingly, from the information I now have, it is clear that Joseph Shea was the instigator of the Hammermens...
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    Hi Bill and thanks for that information. I...

    Hi Bill and thanks for that information. I suppose a lot of housing was damaged or destroyed during both the 1st and 2nd World Wars and a lot of regeneration took place. One thing the census does...
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    I too, would be interested to see both the...

    I too, would be interested to see both the article and the picture.

    Julian, great to hear we may be related! I will PM you later today (your time), As it is Saturday evening at the moment where...
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    Hi Cheddars I also, would like to thank you...

    Hi Cheddars

    I also, would like to thank you for your post and I too, would be very interested in seeing the picture and learning more about Charles, as he was my Great Grand Uncle. His father,...
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    This will be John Ford Snr. I wonder if Thomas...

    This will be John Ford Snr. I wonder if Thomas Ford, his Father, was a Gamekeeper too?
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    Great to have more information on Thomas and...

    Great to have more information on Thomas and Jane! Do you have sorces for that information? I have Thomas dying in March 1850, which would make him 100years old when he died - a pretty good age,...
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    Great to have another member of the family...

    Great to have another member of the family joining us!

    My last entry for John Ford is the 1891 Census where he is shown as a Park Keeper and living at North Petherton, Bridgewater, Somersetshire....
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    Well done Helachau for spotting these two...

    Well done Helachau for spotting these two newspaper notices. The first one would be John Ford Snr who was shown as Head Gamekeeper at Hurstbourne Priors on his son Luke's baptism in 1838. The...
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    Hi Ade I am descended from William, John Jnr...

    Hi Ade

    I am descended from William, John Jnr and Charles' elder brother. He too, was a Gamekeeper, although he also spent time in the Grenadier Guards.

    I have John Jnr in the following...
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    Viruses like this are a real problem and in my...

    Viruses like this are a real problem and in my experience the best option is to save any files you have created to an external Hard Drive or USB stick, then re-install the operating system from the...
  14. Thread: Saloon Conductor

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    Thanks everyone! Not only have you cleared up...

    Thanks everyone!

    Not only have you cleared up the mystery surrounding her occupation, but you have revealed that she was a widow when she married, as undoubtedly that marriage would be the correct...
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    Thanks Helachau, it seems she might have had...

    Thanks Helachau, it seems she might have had quite an impressive job!
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    In the 1881 Census RG 11/3936 folio 95 page 42...

    In the 1881 Census RG 11/3936 folio 95 page 42 Alfred was shown as an unmarried Railway Clerk. I haven't been able to find Sarah whose maiden name was Rogers in that census and neither of them seem...
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    Saloon Conductor

    One of my ancestors Sarah Ford, was shown on the 1891 Census as a Saloon Conductor living at St. Pancras with her husband who was shown as a Railway Servant.

    Can anyone throw any light on her...
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    Yes, Waitabit, war is just one aspect where...

    Yes, Waitabit, war is just one aspect where efforts and sacrifice have made a difference and there are indeed many who have not gone to war and yet have made contributions which will forever be...
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    Thomas Flawn VC - A Famous Relative!

    The 25th April (ANZAC Day) is the day when Australians and New Zealanders remember Gallipoli in particular and all other wars where our ancestors fought and died for us.

    It is fitting then, that...
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    Littlespark, what a treasure you have in that...

    Littlespark, what a treasure you have in that little box and what a story must lie behind a prisoner of war giving it to your Grandfather!

    Ladykis, I have read your blog and thoroughly enjoyed...
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    A Piece of Wood & The Trent Affair

    My interest in Genealogy stemmed from curiosity.

    Curiosity about a piece of wood on the one hand and a famous relative on the other.

    My Uncle Gilbert Ford (my Fatherís eldest Brother) gave me...
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    Thanks for the great responses and useful...

    Thanks for the great responses and useful information, some of which I already had, but much which I did not. John Flawn seems to have been the standard name for everyone at that time! John Flawn...
  23. Thread: Hugh Kelly

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    Yes, he was a caterer in 1920. May just be a...

    Yes, he was a caterer in 1920. May just be a coincidence though. :)
  24. Thread: Hugh Kelly

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    Thanks Olliecat and KathNZ (good to hear from a...

    Thanks Olliecat and KathNZ (good to hear from a Kiwi!)

    I haven't located the 1891 one yet, but am as sure as I can be that the 1901 and 1911 census ones are my man!

    I will certainly have a look...
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    Flawns of Northamptonshire

    The Flawn name is not a common one and I have been told in the past that all Flawns are related.

    I have built up a picture of all Flawns on the 1841 - 1911 censuses, which has proved most...
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