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    just been looking through the service record of a...

    just been looking through the service record of a man in my family tree. He is asked "What is the name of your Approved Society?" to which his answer is "Prudential". His civilian job was for the...
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    this may not be relevant, but if you scroll down...

    this may not be relevant, but if you scroll down through this man's record he gives his occupation as coal miner and is then asked for his "approved society" - which is an insurance company
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    looks as if that page is also linked from this...

    looks as if that page is also linked from this page

    https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Saint_Helena_Genealogy
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    St Helena scanned registers

    not sure if these records exist elsewhere. Just come across a website of scanned registers of baptisms, marriages, burials on St Helena. Plus gravestones & memorials.

    It looks as if it is a case...
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    the currency converter on National Archives says...

    the currency converter on National Archives says that 579 in 1830 would be worth 39,256 in 2017. But I think there are different methods of calculating this which give different results.
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    I expect you have noticed a Norman YATES who died...

    I expect you have noticed a Norman YATES who died Rochdale district 1959 aged 56. I believe there are ways of asking the GRO to check a possible death certificate against a known date of birth. You...
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    You have Norman Wilfred Yeates on the 1939...

    You have Norman Wilfred Yeates on the 1939 register with a date of birth 28 January 1903 ? Why couldn't I find him !?
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    quite correct

    quite correct
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    he died in Bolton in 1977

    he died in Bolton in 1977
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    there are a few Normans and a few Wilfreds on the...

    there are a few Normans and a few Wilfreds on the 1939 register born 28 January 1903 - with completely different surnames. I guess its not beyond the bounds of possibility that someone might change...
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    thank you. I'm not sure it has got me very far....

    thank you. I'm not sure it has got me very far.

    John Coghlan married Jane Ann Summerfield in 1817 at the Cape of Good Hope. John was an army surgeon.
    His service record is on Fold3, which...
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    I think I've found the answer in a newspaper...

    I think I've found the answer in a newspaper notice.

    died 5 July 1823 aged 29 Jane Ann COGHLAN wife of John of the 69th Regiment, and "daughter of Major Summerfield, 83rd Regiment"


    thanks to...
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    should add that Thomas Summerfield married...

    should add that Thomas Summerfield married Margaret Duncan in Edinburgh in 1790 and his second daughter Mary Cecilia (Mrs Twynam) was born in Jamaica in 1797. So the "oldest daughter" must have been...
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    a Prerogative Court of Canterbury will

    Hi

    I'm trying to decipher a name on the will of Thomas Summerfield,major 83rd Regiment, dated 26 February 1833, Limerick. It is available on Ancestry and free in National Archives.

    I can read...
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    I'm not aware of a place called Wellesley in Kent...

    I'm not aware of a place called Wellesley in Kent ?
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    the website irishgenealogy.ie is giving me an...

    the website irishgenealogy.ie is giving me an 1829 baptism for a Simon Leary but unfortunately not Wexford, so possibly not worth giving you the details. Also another 1829 baptism but in Dublin.

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    David Brooks is on the 1851 census with his...

    David Brooks is on the 1851 census with his widowed mother Matilda and siblings

    schedule number 44; piece 1502; folio 609; page 12

    Matilda Brooks - widow - baker - 39
    Matilda Brooks - 15...
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    page 3, bottom of column 2

    page 3, bottom of column 2
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    Ancestry has the scanned image of David's 1863...

    Ancestry has the scanned image of David's 1863 marriage to Ellen Callister.

    The newspapers may have got it wrong calling him HENRY George Brooks since they also say Esther Betts instead of Hester.
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    this is the Old Bailey ...

    this is the Old Bailey

    https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/browse.jsp?div=t18840915-897

    to get the articles I guess you'd have to take out a subscription to the British Newspaper Archive (BNA)
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    Old Bailey trial September 1884. David George...

    Old Bailey trial September 1884. David George Brooks for bigamy. Not guilty.

    born David George Brooks, Islington, June 1837 to David & Matilda.
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    now finding other newspapers of August 1884...

    now finding other newspapers of August 1884 calling him David George Brooks, 46, painter, of Barrett's Grove, Stoke Newington.

    perhaps the David George Brooks who died Holborn 1904 aged 67.
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    two newspapers of August 1884 have articles about...

    two newspapers of August 1884 have articles about this case of bigamy. The North Wilts (Wiltshire) Herald of 22 August and Islington Gazette 20 August. (the articles are pretty much identical)
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    Sticky: Channel Islands research

    I hope its in order for me to advertise this website, which I have made a lot of use of recently

    https://www.theislandwiki.org/index.php/Family_research
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    on the Ancestry website, in a file called...

    on the Ancestry website, in a file called Tasmania Arrivals 1829-1957 there is a John Clark arrived Hobart April 1832 departed Gravesend, Kent, England December 1831 on the barque 'George Hibbert'
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