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  1. The simple answer is that not all Wills have both...

    The simple answer is that not all Wills have both Probate and a Bank of England Will Extract.

    Below is a link to an explanation of the Bank of England Will Extracts:...
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    It won't help you find Benjamin, but if Elizabeth...

    It won't help you find Benjamin, but if Elizabeth Thurston did have a "marriage" with more than Guyatt, and they were blood relations then its likely that there won't have been a second marriage...
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    It was not until 1929 that the minimum age for...

    It was not until 1929 that the minimum age for marriage was increased to 16. Prior to that it was 12 for girls and 14 for boys.
  4. Ancestry: New South Wales, Australia, Convict...

    Ancestry:
    New South Wales, Australia, Convict Registers of Conditional and Absolute Pardons, 1788-1870

    3 hits come up - they are all him - the one you want is the first one that has his year of...
  5. Please read the actual pardon. There were...

    Please read the actual pardon.

    There were different types of conditional pardons and some did restrict them to the colony but not this one.
  6. A conditional pardon was not normally awarded to...

    A conditional pardon was not normally awarded to a convict serving 14 years - normally they would after a period of time, conduct permitting have received a ticket of leave, which would have...
  7. This is the document reference for War Office...

    This is the document reference for War Office records that are held by the National Archives. Unfortunately these have not been digitised so are not at the moment accessible because of COVID-19,
    ...
  8. Brian Civil registration of births, marriages...

    Brian

    Civil registration of births, marriages and deaths did not begin until 1837 so before then so before then you have to rely on church records, or other sources if you can find them. The first...
  9. From doing a quick on line search it appears that...

    From doing a quick on line search it appears that Chatham military hospital was Fort Pitt

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Pitt,_Kent

    By the 1870s this is post the Crimea War and Florence...
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    There is also this research guide at the National...

    There is also this research guide at the National Archives which may be of some use.
    ...
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    In his service record it says 1832 Templemore,...

    In his service record it says 1832 Templemore, Tipperary.
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    Keith These records come from the National...

    Keith

    These records come from the National Archives. Ancestry may have similar records but they but all the original records on their sister site Fold3 - so that when you find the summary of a...
  13. His service record does not appear to have...

    His service record does not appear to have survived. 60 per cent of such records were destroyed during the Blitz in WW2.

    You could check out the National Archives site and see if they his...
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    The National Archives have published a lot of...

    The National Archives have published a lot of blogs recently about the records that they hold about prisoners of war and they may be able to help:

    https://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/?s=prisoner
  15. You might find a description in the London...

    You might find a description in the London Gazette:

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/
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    Keith Findmypast have the historic service...

    Keith

    Findmypast have the historic service records you are looking for.

    To summarise:

    British Army Service Records
    Born 1832 Templemore, Tipperary
    Service number 2928
    Rank Private
  17. I suggest that you contact the police or the...

    I suggest that you contact the police or the Salvation Army.

    There are no records that you can search.
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    Proved means probate. Just because a Will has...

    Proved means probate.

    Just because a Will has a lot of clause does not mean that it will take a long time to be proved. If the Will is well written (in a legal sense), and the parties are not...
  19. Assuming Ernest’s birth date was given correctly...

    Assuming Ernest’s birth date was given correctly in the 1939 register, and that his name really was Dunscombe, then he was not born Ernest.

    A child born in February would have to be registered in...
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    Military papers are not the answer, in fact your...

    Military papers are not the answer, in fact your lucky that any exist at all, as 60 per cent of all WW1 service records were destroyed the Blitz in WW2.

    The answer lies in the marriage record,...
  21. Go back to your GRO account and look at...

    Go back to your GRO account and look at Frequently Asked Questions and that will tell you what information you will find on each certificate.

    But for a man you won't find the spouse - a woman...
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    https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/...

    https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D7878353
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    William Knight’s Royal Navy service record can be...

    William Knight’s Royal Navy service record can be downloaded from the National Archives site. Currently because of Covid-19 it is free to do so. The reference is ADM 139/297/29670. He was born 10...
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    The 1861 census entry that Geneius found in post...

    The 1861 census entry that Geneius found in post #29 is for HMS Wellesley which was moored at Chatham on the Medway on Census night.
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    HMS Conway did not move to the Menai Straits...

    HMS Conway did not move to the Menai Straits until World War II.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Conway_(school_ship)
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