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    They are two different men Christina. Farquhar...

    They are two different men Christina.

    Farquhar Morrison b. 2nd January 1879, Barrow St, Woodside, Aberdeen. Father Daniel, road labourer, mother Elizabeth, m.n. Warrack(?) married 28th June 1867,...
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    Remember that in the 1841 Census, adult ages were...

    Remember that in the 1841 Census, adult ages were rounded down (or should have been) to the nearest 5 years.

    Agnes might have been any age between 60 and 64, therefore born between 1776 and 1781....
  3. The museum at Bodmin Keep has archives devoted to...

    The museum at Bodmin Keep has archives devoted to The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry.

    Whilst they do not have soldiers service records, which, in your case, seem not to have survived anyway,...
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    I ordered four pdf birth certs on 19th March and...

    I ordered four pdf birth certs on 19th March and they arrived on 21st April.

    Peter
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    As the surnames of brides and mothers were not...

    As the surnames of brides and mothers were not recorded, it's difficult to establish who Catarina was.

    I searched for a Catarina baptised in Munslow between 1530 and 1550 and got one result.
    ...
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    The word appears several times in both marriages...

    The word appears several times in both marriages and baptisms, so I wonder if it is the latin word legittime meaning legitimately or lawfully.

    Peter
  7. Thread: Smith/ Smet

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    The Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900,...

    The Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Vol 53 has Charles born at Vrommen-hofen in East Flanders (then an Austrian province) on 26th December 1776.

    The deaths column in the North Devon...
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    Findmypast has two entries in its...

    Findmypast has two entries in its Northamptonshire and Rutland Probate Index, one as John Talbot, the other as John Talbott.

    Both records describe him as a yeoman of Weston by Welland and are...
  9. Thread: "Grimster" ?

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    It's always worth checking all sources for...

    It's always worth checking all sources for information about a soldier. Some sites have info that others don't.

    In this case I searched Ancestry which had a transcript for a David Scott in its...
  10. Thread: "Grimster" ?

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    Enter 21875 in the 'Soldier Number' box at the...

    Enter 21875 in the 'Soldier Number' box at the bottom.

    Peter
  11. Thread: "Grimster" ?

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    Thanks grisel, Apologies for trampling all over...

    Thanks grisel,
    Apologies for trampling all over your post #9 :smile5:

    Peter
  12. Thread: "Grimster" ?

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    His military record has a copy of his death...

    His military record has a copy of his death certificate dated 1948, on which he is named as David Moar Scott.

    Peter
  13. Thread: "Grimster" ?

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    Findmypast British Army Service Records has a...

    Findmypast British Army Service Records has a David Scott attesting in the Royal Engineers on 9th
    April 1887, giving his place of birth as the parish of Grimster, near the town of Firth, Orkney. His...
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    One possibility is 6031577 E V Colley, Pte, 7th...

    One possibility is 6031577 E V Colley, Pte, 7th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, for whom there are records on both Findmypast and Forces War Records. He appears on a List of Wounded,...
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    Could this be George in 1871? at 31 Bath...

    Could this be George in 1871?

    at 31 Bath Place, Islington All Saints. RG10 Piece 258 Folio 46 Page 20
    George Williams boarder unm 18 railway van guard b. Colchester

    Peter
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    I think the Burial Boards may have become defunct...

    I think the Burial Boards may have become defunct around the end of the 19th century with the passing of The Local Government Act 1894, which

    “introduced a change into the government of burial...
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    The Liverpool Mercury of 9th February 1875 has a...

    The Liverpool Mercury of 9th February 1875 has a short entry for a Hugh Wilson aged 71: his address given as Magazine Park, New Brighton. Apparently he had been British Consul at Tacna, Peru. Is this...
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    Could be but one way to verify it is to obtain...

    Could be but one way to verify it is to obtain the death certificate. If Alice was the informant and the address matches, it's probably him!

    Peter
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    Glassonby Crescent was in Croxteth Ward, which in...

    Glassonby Crescent was in Croxteth Ward, which in turn was part of Liverpool North registration district.

    Peter
  20. Thread: Mary Byford

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    There is a baptism at Belchamp St Paul for a Mary...

    There is a baptism at Belchamp St Paul for a Mary Byford, 27th May 1790, father William Byford, mother Alice.

    This is a transcript only, others may know if there is an image available.

    Peter
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    Geoff, try Forces Reunited. As I recall you have...

    Geoff, try Forces Reunited. As I recall you have to register (subscribe?) in order to post on the forum but you can do a basic search without registering. I just searched with key word Labuan and got...
  22. Also in the workhouse in 1861 E Bowles 10 Ampney...

    Also in the workhouse in 1861
    E Bowles 10 Ampney
    F Bowles 7 Ampney (transcribed as T Bowles)

    Possible death:
    Mary Bowles 1857 Cirencester S Qtr 6A 190 aged 8

    Peter
  23. Gloucestershire BMD Indexes has the marriage of ...

    Gloucestershire BMD Indexes has the marriage of an Amy Cook to a Francis Anderryo Trineda in Cirencester in 1848, but also has Amy Cook marrying a John Boyles.

    Ancestry has the marriage image....
  24. London, England, City Directories 1736 – 1943 on...

    London, England, City Directories 1736 – 1943 on Ancestry has Arthur Barnes, Wardrobe Dealer at that address in 1910.

    I confess I was thinking he dealt in large wooden cupboards until I saw Miriam...
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    Hi Geoff, I've sent you a private message. ...

    Hi Geoff,

    I've sent you a private message.

    Peter
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