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  1. Stalled on the ireland family from Painswick

    My father's grandfather was Stephen William Biggers Davies (b) 1842 in Painswick Gloucestershire, England. His wife was Rebecca Ireland, also from Painswick (b) 1841. Rebecca's parents were Henry (?Hilan) Ireland (1803 - 1882) and Leah Mills (1807 - 1861). They were married on 24 December 1823. I...

    Started by mamerle‎, 21-04-2019 6:43 AM
    davies, ireland, mills, non-denominatonal, painswick
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  2. Alexander MILNE

    Alexander Milne sailed to Australia with his wife Elizabeth in 1858, within a few months both had died. On the 1851 census Alexander & Elizabeth are with a son Edward (surname listed as MITUE) living at Bowen Street Bromley Poplar London England(details from FMP). At the same address are Henry &...

    Started by gardenpest29‎, 21-08-2017 2:25 PM
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  3. Myhre - Stavanger to England 19th century

    My great grandfather Helge August Myhre travelled from Stavanger in the nid 1800's. We have no exact record of departure from Stavanger or arrival in England apart from; a document dated Dec 1851 in Stavanger that was required by the Norwegian authorities for (overseas) travel. : and shipping...

    Started by PhilMyhre‎, 17-04-2019 12:16 AM
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  4. What name is he using in 1891?

    I'm not sure if this qualifies for a 'brickwall' but this man drives me round the bend! Ernest Charles Hawkins born 2nd April 1875 in Red Hill, Reigate, Surrey. Parents were Elias Hawkins and Julia Hawkins, formerly Wright. Ernest had a twin. The twin was baptised on 5th April 1875 at St....

    Started by AudreyF‎, 18-04-2019 8:08 AM
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  5. William PHELPS

    I'm researching William F. Phelps, Sr., who was born about 1773 and I believe stowed away to America but I do not know when or why, though family story says he left wealth behind that was later returned to the crown? He married Sophia Lee. They are my ggg-grandparents. Any help is appreciated as...

    Started by cphelps‎, 20-06-2013 9:42 PM
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  6. The death of FLORENCE TREASA FRAY-COGGINS

    This thread was 'bumped' in August 2018. Post #18 onwards. The info I have on Florence Treasa (bear with me) Born 2/12/1901 Hartlepool, I have the birth certificate Brother, Frederick Frances b 11/7/1903 Hartlepool, I have the birth certificate Florence had a child, Ronnie Fray b...

    Started by Paul M‎, 08-02-2009 10:11 AM
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  7. Lightbulb Bertram James Cornwallis West.

    Hi New to all this. I’m searching for my great grandfather Bertram James Cornwallis West. I know he was born about 1885 in Spitalfields London and married Lilian Rebecca Wakefield. They had 2 children John William Cornwallis West (DOB 1909) and Bertram James West (DOB 1910). I know that John...

    Started by Becksey‎, 13-04-2019 8:36 PM
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  8. Caroline Elizabeth Waters

    Iíve come to a brick wall with this one 😞 Iíve found records for her up to 1907 when she was named as a victim in court when her husband tried to kill her & when he died she was named in his will but no sign of her in records after that 😞 , she was born Caroline Elizabeth mills 1860 in high cross,...

    Started by mand82‎, 12-04-2019 10:18 PM
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  9. Dead Mans Ticket

    Hi. My mum told me that my father joined the Army on a dead mans ticket. Has anyone heard of this and what does it mean. He was only a young lad when he joined up and I have not been able to get any information on this. Thanks

    Started by Premier‎, 09-04-2019 4:32 PM
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    10-04-2019, 7:09 PM Go to last post
  10. Ann Syer, Anthony 1847

    Ann Syer had a son Anthony in 1847. Does anyone have any information about Ann Syer in the Kings Cross area in London? And why her son wasnít with her on the census 1851 and 1861?

    Started by AnnSyer‎, 25-03-2019 10:11 PM
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    ann syer
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  11. A challenge

    William Henry Burrows born Jan 12 1880 in Wing Bucks to Charles and Aness Burrows. Later moved to Acton. All completely sorted from the Family bible. That is where the certainty ends. It restarts with an Aunt Liz living with Ada Jane Steer (nee Burrows) in Essex in the 1940's Family history...

    Started by Raffaele‎, 30-12-2009 8:30 PM
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  12. John Taylor Mountsorrel,Leicestershire

    Hi everyone this is my first post.My brickwall is trying to determine the parents of John Taylor born 1754 in Mountsorrel. John Taylors birth record shows the father also named John Taylor but unfortunately no Mothers name. I have been stuck on this forever and have searched the...

    Started by cyrilsneer‎, 06-11-2018 1:28 PM
    leicester, leicestershire, mountsorrel, taylor
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    08-04-2019, 10:05 PM Go to last post
  13. Sarah Mears

    Hi It is as if the family came from mars Sarah Mears b abt 1835 Denton Lancs fathers name Henry Mears given at marriage to Jonathan Dodd at Northwich,She is down as servant at Rudheath 1851 giving Denton Lancs as Birthplace,we think it could be Sarah Ann Mears as she starts using that in later...

    Started by tommy tipper‎, 02-04-2019 4:36 PM
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  14. Edwin & David Stockley

    Hi all!! Wondered if anyone could help with this brickwall!!:confused5: Edwin and David Stockley brothers, sons of Charles Stockley and Mary Ann Lloyd. Orginally from Corfe Castle, Dorset. Both born here. Edwin born in 1854 and David born in 1860. They both appear on the 1861 census record...

    Started by lauraathawes‎, 13-10-2010 1:49 PM
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  15. Help Transcribing Gravestone

    I recently made a visit to an unidentified grave site believed to be from the 1820s. I do believe I found at least two stones with inscriptions. This is an example of one. As you can tell, it is badly worn. Can anyone help to identify the inscription here?

    Started by pistolm23‎, 02-04-2019 4:06 PM
    burial, grave, identification
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    03-04-2019, 6:31 AM Go to last post
  16. Robert Johnstone 1895 Dunfermline

    A real puzzel for me is my father he was Scottish and born in dunfermline in 1895. He was a pensioner when i was born and was a widower. We have followed a family line which ends abruptly. dad was in first world war but was a man of few words his name was Robert Johnstone, i'm named after his mum...

    Started by Chrissie b‎, 24-07-2018 6:22 PM
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  17. Ada Knott

    I am looking for an Ada Knott born about 1878 in Hull. I have looked on the General Records online but no birth comes up. There seems to be various spellings of her name on the censuses I have looked at, Nott, Not, Nutt. Her sister Mary Ann is listed as being born in 1880 in Hull with the spelling...

    Started by iangibson‎, 01-04-2019 11:52 AM
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  18. Edwin and David Stockley

    Hi All, I wondered if you can help me with this brickwall. I posted about these two men many years ago and nobody was able to find anything then, but the searches have improved and there are more documents so I am hoping that perhaps something might come up this time!! Edwin Stockley Born:...

    Started by lauraathawes‎, 31-03-2019 1:30 PM
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    31-03-2019, 1:34 PM Go to last post
  19. Captain Norman Vivian Joseph Thompson Thew RN

    I am trying to trace any relatives of Captain Norman Vivian Joseph Thompson Thew, RN born 25th July 1907 probably in Northumberland England.He was the skipper of Hms Jupiter which was sunk in WW2 but survived. He married 4th Nov 1930 Jcnii Kathleen Florence, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E....

    Started by Brian Holland‎, 07-08-2016 10:34 AM
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    30-03-2019, 11:39 AM Go to last post
  20. andrew evans worcestershire

    Andrew evans married a sussanah Higgins at bedwardine on 8th feb1807. her parents were Robert and sarah Higgins, but I cannot find anything on Andrews parents or where he was born in the 1841 census he speaks of being born Worcestershire.any help would be gratefully received I am a complete dead...

    Started by elizabethj‎, 29-03-2019 12:54 PM
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    30-03-2019, 10:33 AM Go to last post

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