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    I've come across what seems to be a similar case...

    I've come across what seems to be a similar case to this, though in my case the re-registration wasn't until the 'child' was about 25 years old. Does anyone know why they might have done this? -...
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    It's still behaving as I described in post #7...

    It's still behaving as I described in post #7 above - for me at least. It doesn't seem to be showing all unread messages, possibly just the ones that are a week old or less.
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    If you plan to contact the Huntingdonshire FHS,...

    If you plan to contact the Huntingdonshire FHS, you should be aware that it is due to be dissolved at the end of this year. See the notice on the society homepage:

    http://www.huntsfhs.org.uk/
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    That's about right. It's pretty common for a road...

    That's about right. It's pretty common for a road name to be written once at the top of a page and then simply assumed for every entry unless and until a different road is named part way down.

    I...
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    In the image I'm looking at, I can see 6 Denzell...

    In the image I'm looking at, I can see 6 Denzell Street with (Warehouse against it and a U for Uninhabited. 7 Denzell Street has a U and nothing else.

    Then there's 8 Denzell Street (identified as...
  6. Thread: Newbie Too

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    In concentrating on the location I overlooked the...

    In concentrating on the location I overlooked the dates you mentioned. So while Bristol Records Office appears to hold various records up to the mid-1930s, there's nothing later than that.

    This...
  7. Thread: Newbie Too

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    Records for some parts of Gloucestershire are at...

    Records for some parts of Gloucestershire are at Bristol Archives. It doesn't help in this case that there are two places in Gloucestershire called Kingswood, one near Wotton-under-Edge (records...
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    Thanks Marj - I was aware that you'd posted that,...

    Thanks Marj - I was aware that you'd posted that, but I wrote "appears to have" because I generally prefer to get all the loose ends tied up before committing myself to saying something was...
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    You've said that you're sure your Frederick is...

    You've said that you're sure your Frederick is the one in the 1881 census with his uncle James in Upholland - RG11/3782 fo38 p16 (continues on fo39 p17).

    This James appears to have married...
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    A little bit of corroboration from the...

    A little bit of corroboration from the LancashireBMD site:

    Frederic Sumner born 1863, Bolton registration district, Eastern Bolton sub-district
    Frederic Sumner died 1863, Bolton registration...
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    One further complication: 21 Sep 1863 -...

    One further complication:

    21 Sep 1863 - Frederick Sumner buried in Horwich (age 3 months, of Horwich)

    You'll need to tread carefully to distinguish him from yours, who obviously lived longer...
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    But that's what loobylou and I (and others?)...

    But that's what loobylou and I (and others?) understood from what you wrote (my emphasis):



    You haven't given us Frederick's exact date of birth, but I don't think an Elizabeth who'd been...
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    The 1861 and 1871 census entries for 53 Shaw...

    The 1861 and 1871 census entries for 53 Shaw Street appear to show ordinary working people, with nothing to indicate a connection to the workhouse. None of them were called Sumner, but it looks the...
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    As far as I can see, 53 Shaw Street, Great Bolton...

    As far as I can see, 53 Shaw Street, Great Bolton and Prestwich Mental Asylum are entirely separate places, about 8 miles apart (as loobylou has also pointed out while I've been typing this).

    And...
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    Possible 1871 census for this Elizabeth in Bury,...

    Possible 1871 census for this Elizabeth in Bury, as a servant in a Hoyle household:

    RG10/3958 fo23 p39 - surname looks like Summers, but birthplace is Rivington, which could match with her...
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    Possible 1851 census for the following: ...

    Possible 1851 census for the following:



    HO107/2262 fo533 p12 - household of Ellen Sumner (widow, 41) in Rivington

    Also 2 younger children (Stephen 8, Emmanuel 7) and a visitor.
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    I'm just wondering if you might have two...

    I'm just wondering if you might have two Elizabeths mixed up.

    Obviously I haven't seen Frederick's birth certificate, so I'm taking your word for it that his mother was called Elizabeth. But if...
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    I'm afraid I don't have time to look into your...

    I'm afraid I don't have time to look into your family in any detail, but I can tell you that the company someone belonged to wasn't always reflected in the work they did. I've found a diamond cutter...
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    You might get some ideas on where to research...

    You might get some ideas on where to research from this thread:

    https://www.british-genealogy.com/threads/42860-GWR-Great-Western-Railway

    Swindon Library, who were offering look-ups etc,...
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    I mostly use "What's New" when I come here. ...

    I mostly use "What's New" when I come here.

    Previously (as I remember) it showed all threads with new posts since my previous visit, and the colour of the envelope icon on the left indicated the...
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    Using the Guild of One Name Studies' Marriage...

    Using the Guild of One Name Studies' Marriage Locator at http://www.marriage-locator.co.uk/ the reference given for the William Judd marriage refers to St Paul, Finsbury. The registers for this...
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    There are three records in the probate index for...

    There are three records in the probate index for a Leslie Wardle in 1958 (all administrations):

    Leslie of Smethwick d 6 Nov 1957, widow Lilian
    Leslie of Brixton Hill d 14 Oct 1958, widow Thelma...
  23. Thread: idle thought

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    I'm getting confused about what you're actually...

    I'm getting confused about what you're actually saying, Guy. Are you saying that the marriage changes the woman's surname, in which case she should sign with her married name, or that it doesn't, in...
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    The descenders from the lines above don't help,...

    The descenders from the lines above don't help, but if you try to ignore them, I think the second one is Aleseller.

    I can't work out the first one; it too might start with 'A', but it could be 'M'...
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    Alfred gets a few mentions in "The Life of Hugh...

    Alfred gets a few mentions in "The Life of Hugh Price Hughes" - I haven't checked them thoroughly, but I think it says HPH was at Richmond College and later married one of his daughters. Full text at...
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