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  1. Hello, Frank-- Thank you for a most...

    Hello, Frank--

    Thank you for a most fascinating post!

    I had seen the listings for the four QUINs in Armagh, but without names and birthdates of the children, I had not speculated which, if...
  2. The wife of Thomas QUIN may have been born in...

    The wife of Thomas QUIN may have been born in Woolwich, Kent (the home base of the Royal Artillery. Her forename can be Charlotta or Charlotte.

    Jane E
  3. Now it's April 2015, and I'm still hoping to find...

    Now it's April 2015, and I'm still hoping to find a solid connection between my elusive Herbert CLARKE, button man, and Samuel CLARKE, esq., both of St. Clement Danes in the 1700s....

    Jane
  4. Off on another tangent of the Herbert CLARKE...

    Off on another tangent of the Herbert CLARKE search.

    It turns out that there was a Samuel CLARKE, esq., aged about 30, who married in 1728 (new style) Ann GUEST, the 18-year-old daughter of...
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    Hello, Willie, and Welcome to the forum. My...

    Hello, Willie, and Welcome to the forum.

    My grand-dad also served on the Bacchante during WW1, as a Chief Stoker.

    I found his documents indexed at the National Archives online.By paying a few...
  6. Update: I have found geneanet.org very...

    Update:

    I have found geneanet.org very helpful, especially as the English version pops up if one types en. in front of the site name. There are many searchable online trees, private message...
  7. Hello, shirleyjarrad, Welcome to the forum. You...

    Hello, shirleyjarrad,
    Welcome to the forum. You hit pay-dirt on your first dig!
    I am sending you a private message about sharing the information I collected on the MASON hackneymen.
    --Jane...
  8. Thomas QUIN, Royal Artillery, b. Armagh 1760

    Hello members,

    Does anyone have a QUIN family in Armagh in their genealogy? I'm looking for my only Irish ancestor (so far), Thomas QUIN, born approximately 1760.

    Thomas QUIN, aged 18, joined...
  9. CLARK/E John & Anne, carpenter late 1700s

    In searching for my CLARKE family (Herbert, the button man 1700s), I have tracked the family of a John and Anne CLARK or CLARKE of St. George Hanover Square, Westminster.

    They owned property in...
  10. MASON John & Dorothy late 1700s, hackneyman

    I have been tracking the family of John MASON, operator of a hackney-coach business in St. George Hanover Square parish, Westminster, in the late 1700s.

    John's wife was named Dorothy. Children...
  11. Well, here I am, still searching for the elusive...

    Well, here I am, still searching for the elusive Herbert CLARKE's ancestry. I've had an interesting will from the National Archives probate collection, and discovered how Herbert got his start in the...
  12. Progress is being made. The indefatigible cousin...

    Progress is being made. The indefatigible cousin and researcher went to London and searched many muster rolls for information, and found that Thomas QUIN "died in Halifax 25th July 1792".

    A...
  13. Searching on LondonLives just for "button"...

    Searching on LondonLives just for "button" brought up dozens of button makers and button sellers in the parish of St. Clement Danes and surrounding Parishes. Many were property owners, voters,...
  14. Janet-- Thank you very much for the entries...

    Janet--

    Thank you very much for the entries you found. The last one is very clear, about the (non) relationship between the "Messrs FIRMIN" and the bankrupt Robert Firmin and his partner William...
  15. In researching FIRMINs the buttonmakers, I found...

    In researching FIRMINs the buttonmakers, I found that from about 1815, "FIRMIN & LANGDALE" had their addresses as 153 Strand and 10 Clare Court, Drury Lane. I wonder if they had bought out the MONK...
  16. The plot thickens. A search on London Lives for...

    The plot thickens. A search on London Lives for Morris' presumed brother Richard MONK reveals that he was, in 1779, a property-owner in Clare Court, Drury Lane. He insured his place for a thousand...
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    Sorry-- I should have said "name changes for the...

    Sorry-- I should have said "name changes for the U.K.for the eighteenth century". Those numbers for the 21st century are frightening!
    Also should have said "available online". Going to Kew is not...
  18. I also see that in Documents Online there's a...

    I also see that in Documents Online there's a 1764 will of a Richard PUTNAM of Olney Buckinghamshire. That's some distance away from Chesham and from Uxbridge, but possibly worth investigating....
  19. Thanks, Janet-- All tips welcome! I'll follow up...

    Thanks, Janet--
    All tips welcome! I'll follow up on this.
    --Jane E
  20. Another small success. FindMyP---- has a scan of...

    Another small success. FindMyP---- has a scan of the marriage record, and I find that Elizabeth PUTNAM was a spinster, of St. Giles in the Fields, and that she and Herbert CLARKE were married by...
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    Name changes

    Whenever I read in Burke's Peerage or Landed Gentry, I notice how freely the wealthy changed names.
    It seems to be very common with inheritance or marriage to an heiress.

    "Mr. Jonah Jinx, upon...
  22. French equivalent of Brit-Gen forums?

    Hello, members--

    Can anyone recommend a free general genealogical forum for France? Perhaps something like Brit-Gen forums, with lots of sub-forums for places or occupations or time periods, and...
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    Hello, Leigh hawkins-- And welcome to this...

    Hello, Leigh hawkins--

    And welcome to this forum.
    Members here are amazing. (I sometimes think they don't watch t.v., walk the dog, eat, sleep, or anything but solve genealogical puzzles.) They...
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    Hello-- I have found information received from...

    Hello--
    I have found information received from the Stoke Damerel "Online Parish Clerk" very helpful. (Just look it up on your search engine, google or whatever you use.)
    Jane
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    Hello Flutterbys (Nice internet alias!) ...

    Hello Flutterbys (Nice internet alias!)

    Welcome to this forum. I'm sure you'll find members keen to help with your questions. And try not to be overwhelmed with the jargon and acronyms--you'll...
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