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    There are well over 100 listed; it's not possible...

    There are well over 100 listed; it's not possible to say easily how many were active at that time.

    The Catholic Family History Society (https://www.catholicfhs.co.uk/) has compiled an index of...
  2. I thought that "gown" was a bit odd here! Colin

    I thought that "gown" was a bit odd here!

    Colin
  3. "Bood", (various places), definitely "Beed" I...

    "Bood", (various places), definitely "Beed"

    I think that the second item should be ?Gowns (eg cf the G and p in "Great parlour", 2 lines below, P as in "Pig" and G in "the Goods", several lines)...
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    I've had the same situation; I contacted the...

    I've had the same situation; I contacted the relevant district Registrar who was unable to help and referred me on to the GRO. They were very helpful - you can see their response here:...
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    This report is particularly helpful for those of...

    This report is particularly helpful for those of us whose ancestors were in one of those workhouses that just used initials for the paupers in 1861.

    The report is also available on CD Paupers in...
  6. Some surnames can be very localised, occuring...

    Some surnames can be very localised, occuring very frequently in just a small area. You can get some idea here:
    https://gbnames.publicprofiler.org/
    by entering the surname of your choice.

    Even a...
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    Hello Prue Have you looked at the Victorian...

    Hello Prue

    Have you looked at the Victorian London website?

    https://www.
    victorianlondon.org/index-2012.htm

    Lots of information and extracts there about Spitalfields.

    Good hunting
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    Having downloaded the book and had a very quick...

    Having downloaded the book and had a very quick browse I can't wait for a quiet period to read it properly.

    For obvious reasons I shall read two chapters with particular interest, Halfpenny Ices...
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    Tony Don't forget that Catholics could not...

    Tony

    Don't forget that Catholics could not register chapels for public worship until 1791, prior to that date almost all were private (the London embassy chapels are the obvious exceptions)....
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    Hello Jeff You probably have this site, but...

    Hello Jeff

    You probably have this site, but just in case you don't:
    https:// [but no www]

    cinematreasures.org/architects/375

    Colin
  11. US 820th Ordnance Base Depot Company, WW2

    During WW2 the 820th Ordnance Base Depot Company was stationed at Lockerley, near ROMSEY, Hampshire, UK, in 1943 and 1944 as part of Operation BOLERO; the Commanding Officer was Captain Duane M HART....
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    Hello Jane As is usualy the case when public...

    Hello Jane

    As is usualy the case when public servants are involved the National Archives Research Guides are a good place to start; this guide is the one that refers:
    https://www....
  13. You might find that the Brentwood Diocesan...

    You might find that the Brentwood Diocesan Archive holds some records:
    https://www.
    dioceseofbrentwood.net/servicesandsupport/archives/Default.aspx

    Colin
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    Hello Andy I have an example from 1852 of the...

    Hello Andy

    I have an example from 1852 of the same situation and again one ceremony was in a CoE church, the other RC; with my example, however, both ceremonies occurred on the same day. No doubt...
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    Sometimes the downloaded pdf files have a much...

    Sometimes the downloaded pdf files have a much poorer resolution than the images you see on the screen, so much so that they can be illegible. In such cases the method I adopt is to take a clip of...
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    GEDCOM files are simply text (.txt) files with a...

    GEDCOM files are simply text (.txt) files with a .ged extension so you can edit it with a text editor like Wordpad; so, if all the errors are similar you could open in Wordpad and use the search and...
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    Unfortunately, my experience suggests that...

    Unfortunately, my experience suggests that although Birmingham was a centre for gun making he could have been apprenticed anywhere in the country.

    I am reseaching a family of gunsmiths in Romsey,...
  18. My gg grandfather died in 1868 but administration...

    My gg grandfather died in 1868 but administration of his estate was not granted until 1901, ie 33 years after his death; the reason? - he (or rather, his estate) received a legacy from a cousin who...
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    Some of them would not have been permitted to...

    Some of them would not have been permitted to celebrate Christmas (although they probably did), see this page on the TNA website:
    https://www.
    nationalarchives.gov.uk/news/649.htm

    Colin
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    Hello Andrew I note that at the bottom of your...

    Hello Andrew

    I note that at the bottom of your form you say: I presume that you mean 2012 - an example for your dissertation, just the sort of transcription error we might encounter :biggrin:
    ...
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    Just in case you are not aware, Italian surnames...

    Just in case you are not aware, Italian surnames are usually given first and women ofter retain their maiden name, so BOVE is probably the wife's maiden surname.

    It's fairly common in Italy, go to...
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    It takes a little getting used to but they have...

    It takes a little getting used to but they have some very good stuff there. Note that they have a lot of parish register images and some others too, and they are regularly adding to collection.

    I...
  23. Ah, but they often did, see, for example this...

    Ah, but they often did, see, for example this page on the TNA website:
    nationalarchives.gov.uk/pathways/blackhistory/work_community/docs/belisarius_list.htm
    I have also seen records (baptisms,...
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    Thanks everyone for that information, much...

    Thanks everyone for that information, much appreciated.

    Further contributions welcomed.

    Colin
  25. Herlo Hilda I can confirm that; I have what...

    Herlo Hilda

    I can confirm that; I have what must be one of the earliest, the marriage of my 2x great aunt, Jane MORETTI.


    There were obviously two previously that quarter and, we may...
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