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  1. Is that so?

    Is that so?
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    I'd start here... ...

    I'd start here...

    https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/british-army-soldiers-up-to-1913/
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    Surname Atlas shows concentrations of Skyr*n* in...

    Surname Atlas shows concentrations of Skyr*n* in Monmouthshire / Pembrokeshire / Herefordshire and also Middlesex.
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    I don't understand what you're getting at there....

    I don't understand what you're getting at there. The registrar would have brought the register and the entry would be completed in the usual manner. Then he'd take the register away again. The church...
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    What???!!! They wouldn't ask you to pay for...

    What???!!!

    They wouldn't ask you to pay for something they haven't got.

    On the National Archives home page there's a big friendly button "Help with your research". Follow that through and you...
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    Most certainly that is the important point. ...

    Most certainly that is the important point.

    In the timescale mentioned, a marriage would only have been legally valid if the registrar had been present to carry out the legal formalities. It was...
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    Will there not be a manuscript amendment to the...

    Will there not be a manuscript amendment to the index, usually ending in "/S"? Such an entry may be present for adoption cases or for other reasons.

    This is from my research notes and my...
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    I could do you a J J B POPE. Suit you sir?

    I could do you a J J B POPE. Suit you sir?
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    oil and colourman, oilman sells retail, from...

    oil and colourman, oilman
    sells retail, from shop or store, oils, paints, candles, hardware, brushes, cleaning materials, etc.; cf. chandler.

    [from A Dictionary of Occupational Terms Based...
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    Exact date of birth? Born in hospital or other...

    Exact date of birth?

    Born in hospital or other institution?

    Birth cert marked as adopted?
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    Polly was a nickname for Mary Ann (Jack the...

    Polly was a nickname for Mary Ann (Jack the Ripper's first victim was a Mary Ann known as Polly). Eventually Polly became a forename in its own right.

    No doubt people got confused about their...
  12. No later than 1848, I would guess.

    No later than 1848, I would guess.
  13. This book will help: Volume 1 of Battery records...

    This book will help:
    Volume 1 of Battery records of the Royal Artillery 1716-1877 / Compiled by M. E. S. Laws.

    This may be available through inter-library loans (if or when the service is...
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    The Oxford Oxford Dictionary of Family Names says...

    The Oxford Oxford Dictionary of Family Names says there's no evidence of Anglo-Norman origin.

    It says the name is noted from the 14th century in England and may be from a pet form of the name...
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    I think he would only be buried at public expense...

    I think he would only be buried at public expense if there was no money. But there was! I think it would be Frank Cordell's duty to arrange the funeral. I would look in Frank Cordell's area.
  16. There's a document here... ...

    There's a document here...

    https://www.unswlawjournal.unsw.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/36-2-11.pdf

    You should be able to find an administration (admon).
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    Did you find this on Ancestry? The advice on the...

    Did you find this on Ancestry? The advice on the search page actually points you to the answer.

    "Some records contain the job the worker was appointed to and the The Postal Museumís website has...
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    I'm sorry you got such a negative response. All I...

    I'm sorry you got such a negative response. All I can say is that I have had helpful advice from them in the past. But times change and of course the response sometimes depends who happens to be...
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    I thought admitted evidence was just evidence...

    I thought admitted evidence was just evidence that was judged admissible and therefore admitted. I don't think it implies an admission of guilt because that surely wouldn't be grounds for acquittal....
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    This may not be a very helpful reply as you...

    This may not be a very helpful reply as you haven't provided his name.

    However, I think his name was Thomas Millar

    Confusingly his name is listed twice in the medal rolls, once as Thomas P...
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    1806-1815 England 1815 Belgium 1815 France...

    1806-1815 England
    1815 Belgium
    1815 France (Army of Occupation)
    1818-1828 UK

    The question is muddled. What do you mean by "discharge papers"? Do you mean WO97?

    Tell us his identity details...
  22. I wasn't making a value judgement but if I were I...

    I wasn't making a value judgement but if I were I wouldn't come up with the word "great".
  23. The mayor of Deptford from 1914 to 1920 was...

    The mayor of Deptford from 1914 to 1920 was Lieutenant-Colonel William Abraham Wayland (Con).
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    I said I'd dig out something on civilian...

    I said I'd dig out something on civilian employees of the Woolwich Arsenal (I also have an interest).

    Unfortunately the bookmark I have doesn't work any more. I've written to the National Archives...
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    Tried the National Archives? It took me less than...

    Tried the National Archives? It took me less than a minute to find the answer -

    National Archives home page...Help with your research...Second World War...Army...British Army soldiers in service...
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