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    The LMA Research Guide sums up your problem ...

    The LMA Research Guide sums up your problem


    Coroners’ records were regarded as the personal property of the coroner and on the death of a coroner records were liable to be destroyed. From 1921...
  2. M.S. = male servant.

    M.S. = male servant.
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    As pointed out above, you are looking at banns...

    As pointed out above, you are looking at banns and not marriages. You can easily confirm the position from the GRO index - FreeBMD list lists only the one marriage for the couple.
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    My understanding is that there were very many...

    My understanding is that there were very many "personal letters" from the king, issued in various different circumstances.

    This newspaper article describes one type of letter (to returning PoWs)
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    A copy of the will may be quite informative. ...

    A copy of the will may be quite informative.
    Order here - https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/#calendar
  6. From Morris' Directory of 1863 - "The church,...

    From Morris' Directory of 1863 - "The church, dedicated to St Mary, has a tower and five bells and is now undergoing a complete restoration".

    It was not uncommon to marry on Christmas Day.
  7. Sad news indeed. Condolences to family,...

    Sad news indeed.

    Condolences to family, friends and colleagues.
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    The parish where the person was living. Banns...

    The parish where the person was living. Banns would have to be called in that parish. What's recorded may not be 100% reliable. Best to tell us what the specific issue is.
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    In the 1841 census there was a Hermitage Stairs...

    In the 1841 census there was a Hermitage Stairs (in or near Wapping High Street).
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    You can still buy credits - see the FMP help...

    You can still buy credits - see the FMP help pages. Your local library service may offer free access.
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    Died in 1918.

    Died in 1918.
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    I'm afraid I don't know what that means. Are you...

    I'm afraid I don't know what that means. Are you talking about a manuscript amendment or note? If so, explain what the note says. It is possible to interpret what the notes mean.

    The definitive...
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    Er... You don't have to. Grisel has already...

    Er... You don't have to. Grisel has already identified Blackburn Grammar School as a possibility.

    See Wikipedia and Lancs Archives
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  14. I think the parish for High Street Chatham would...

    I think the parish for High Street Chatham would have been St Mary. FamilySearch batch C012535 covered St Mary baptisms 1876-1884 (for example).

    If you've got GRO references to the birth...
  15. Let's have a look, then ...

    Let's have a look, then

    https://cityark.medway.gov.uk/

    Select "Parish Records". Note that the Archdeaconry of Rochester covers more than the Medway RD.

    Records are not name indexed. If...
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    The Army Service Corps was formed in 1888, a...

    The Army Service Corps was formed in 1888, a successor of the Commissariat and Transport Corps.
  17. A quick glance at the records suggests that he...

    A quick glance at the records suggests that he married in Sudan and his alleged father was married in Alexandria (not before 1886).

    If he wasn't named in the will as a beneficiary, he wouldn't...
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    What is her father's name on the marriage...

    What is her father's name on the marriage certificate?

    You need to verify that this is a sister before you start looking at census records for an Alice and a Frederick together.
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    Do you have a copy of the will or are you trying...

    Do you have a copy of the will or are you trying to guess what the will says from the probate calendar?

    The probate calendar contains absolutely no information at all about beneficiaries.
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    When attempting to connect to the forum using a...

    When attempting to connect to the forum using a VPN in Frankfurt am Main, the message "403 Forbidden" is generated.

    Are you using some form of geo-blocking?
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    You can search "England & Wales, Civil Divorce...

    You can search "England & Wales, Civil Divorce Records, 1858-1918" at Ancestry. It is said to be a pretty complete collection for that period.

    However divorce was not readily available and unless...
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    Records of Friern Hospital for Nursing 1899-1968...

    Records of Friern Hospital for Nursing 1899-1968 (I don't know what the category "nursing" includes) and Staff 1851-1947 are at London Metropolitan Archives.

    Megan has mentioned marriage and death...
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    You can book in advance ...

    You can book in advance

    https://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/libraries/computer-and-internet-access
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    If you know the father's name and the GRO...

    If you know the father's name and the GRO reference is ambiguous, why aren't you using option 3 "I want GRO to search..." Personally I'd enter father's forename = Evan or Evans.

    Be prepared for...
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    I'm in Kent and can confirm that Kent Libraries...

    I'm in Kent and can confirm that Kent Libraries offer free access to Ancestry, Findmypast and British Newspaper Archive. Use one of their terminals or take your laptop.

    Many of the questions you...
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