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  1. Thread: Hilda Somers

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    Hi Jan, Thank you for the information. I live...

    Hi Jan,
    Thank you for the information. I live across the road from Wombwell cemetery and regularly walk past the
    Somers family plot which has a memorial to "Hilda Somers who died in Guernsey in...
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    Thank you for that, you are a star. I'd...

    Thank you for that, you are a star.

    I'd looked at that once and missed it, I think its time to start and wear my glass when trying to read old documents. ;)
    Its a fascinating site I will have...
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    Thanks again. I have found the newspaper article...

    Thanks again. I have found the newspaper article about his ticket to leave, his conduct record which gave me some useful info. Can you point me in the direction of the info on his death.
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    Thank you for this info. that's a big help. I've...

    Thank you for this info. that's a big help. I've managed to follow some of it. Just looking for the "Ticket to Leave" and his death.
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    Samuel Oldroyd transported 1836

    My relative Samuel Oldroyd was sentenced to life for killing a sheep with intent to steal. He sailed on the Eden in August 1836 and arrived in VDL December 1836. After that, nothing!!!!.
    I have...
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    Yes that's the one, I'd like to think that's him...

    Yes that's the one, I'd like to think that's him but I don't think the dates tie up. If he was born around 1792 and the will was written in 1810 that would make him about 18 at the time and he was...
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    Thank you for the replies. I will keep plugging...

    Thank you for the replies. I will keep plugging away and perhaps one day I will drop on something to clarify where he was. I think its the wording in the will that makes me think there was more to it...
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    William Eastwood where did you go?

    Hi,

    I'm a bit stuck with an ancestor named William Eastwood possibly born 1792 in Wortley near Penistone.

    I have his Grandfather(Simon) Will dated 1810 which states a share goes to grandson...
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    Wow, thanks Jomot. A lot of that ties together....

    Wow, thanks Jomot.
    A lot of that ties together. I have Elizabeth Miller born in Higham Ferres on other census so that's them in 1861.

    Even more confused about Hepzibah now though lol. If she was...
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    Hepzibah Williamson

    Evening All,

    I've been struggling with this for ages.

    I have a John Harden married to Elizabeth nee Milner/Miller living in Wombwell in 1871. The census also shows a daughter Epziba...
  11. Thread: NAAFI

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    NAAFI

    Hello,
    An Aunt worked for the NAAFI in WW2 and we have always been told she was the first woman to land at Anzio I wonder if there is anywhere I can get more info. I have asked this before but it's...
  12. Thread: Hilda Somers

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    Hilda Somers

    I am trying to find out what happened to Hilda Somers and her sister Elsie. They both lived in Wombwell South Yorkshire but when Elsie went to work in Guernsey for Rev. Brockway Hilda went for a...
  13. Thread: NAAFI WW2

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    NAAFI WW2

    I am trying to find out more about an Aunty who was in the Naafi in WW2. Rumour has it she was one of the first women to land at Anzio after the battle. I have read somewhere that if members of the...
  14. Thread: Gilby/Greaves

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    Thank you for that, it all sounds likely. Its...

    Thank you for that, it all sounds likely. Its amazing what a fresh pair of eyes can find. :)
  15. Thread: Gilby/Greaves

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    Gilby/Greaves

    Hi all,
    have been looking for ages for William and Elizabeth Gilby nee Greaves . William born 1874, Elizabeth about 1877, married 1903. Living in Yorkshire on 1901 census, not found anything after...
  16. Hi All, I live about five miles from Wentworth...

    Hi All,

    I live about five miles from Wentworth and go there regulalrly. As you say, Graham Nortons family worked on the irish estate Vic Reeves visited Wentworth to see how his ancestors worked as...
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    I am still finding my way around the newspapers...

    I am still finding my way around the newspapers but just putting in the name of the small village in Yorkshire I am from brought several interesting bits of news as well as the BM&D. I am having fun...
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    I have had a quick look and didn't spot anything...

    I have had a quick look and didn't spot anything in the terms and conditions other than the usual not for commericial use etc. If any one wants to check it out,
    www.lancashire.gov.uk/onrl/
    it is...
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    Lancashire Libraries Online

    Hope I am not breaking any rules here but I have just come across a great free site for looking at old newspapers.
    You do have to join a council library online. If some one lets me know if it is...
  20. Thread: Hart/Geraghty

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    Thanks to you all for the info some of it has...

    Thanks to you all for the info some of it has confirmed some of what I already had and the rest has got me revved up to carry on.
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    ok thanks, any ideas how to find out when...

    ok thanks, any ideas how to find out when gt.grandad arrived in England or is that something I will have to live without.
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    Ireland to England look up please

    Morning all,

    The Ancestry site I have access to at work will not allow me to look up UK passenger lists so if someone would be kind enough to have a look. I am looking for the arrival of my...
  23. Thread: Hart/Geraghty

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    Hart/Geraghty

    Hi all,

    I have managed to trace back to my gt gt gt grandparents Thomas Hart married to Mary Geraghty. They lived in Derryfadda, Mayo the only dates I have for them is Thomas' death in 1879 in his...
  24. Thread: Edith Henshaw

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    Thanks to all, will pass the info on.

    Thanks to all, will pass the info on.
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    Thanks for your help, this should get us moving...

    Thanks for your help, this should get us moving again.
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