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  1. Ed, I always use "Mary Unknown" because it's only...

    Ed, I always use "Mary Unknown" because it's only fair to the lady and because you sometimes get cousins, say, marrying who both have the same name and then you could forget whether it was their real...
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    Probably because they didn't know whether it was...

    Probably because they didn't know whether it was abandoned by someone who was married or whether it was illegitimate.
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    There are 2 that I know of for landlines (not...

    There are 2 that I know of for landlines (not mobiles): BT and White Pages

    BT>
    http://www.
    thephonebook.bt.com/publisha.content/en/search/residential/search.publisha

    White Pages>
    http://...
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    It's not just you Tony. I think it cheapens the...

    It's not just you Tony. I think it cheapens the excellent product they're offering.
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    But that only applies to the person (‘head of...

    But that only applies to the person (‘head of household’) receiving the annual household canvass from the Electoral Registration Officer, not to all individuals who are eligible to vote.



    Very...
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    Where do you get that from Peter?

    Where do you get that from Peter?
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    It appears that at the moment that although there...

    It appears that at the moment that although there is a duty on Electoral Registration officers to compile a register of all who are entitled to vote [Section 9, Representation of the People Act 1983...
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    I can't be certain how electoral registration was...

    I can't be certain how electoral registration was carried out before WW2 but in more recent times one form was sent to the Head of the house and all individuals who were eligible and wanted to vote...
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    Do you have Winifred's marriage certificate to...

    Do you have Winifred's marriage certificate to Harold Hart? If so, that will have Winifred's father's name which would make it easier to trace her parents' names.

    Sorry Megan - I wandered off...
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    They are in fact quite distinct names and,...

    They are in fact quite distinct names and, according to the Oxford Dictionary of First Names, they have no connection at all. On the other hand there's nothing that would prevent either name being...
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    Further to my previous post, John Walter's son,...

    Further to my previous post, John Walter's son, George Sidney Bott, died in France in September 1918. His mother's address is given on this page and if John Walter Bott's body was returned to...
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    This doesn't answer your question directly but as...

    This doesn't answer your question directly but as John Walter Bott and his family appear on this site it might be worth contacting Ken Phillips to see if he has any ideas>

    http://www....
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    No. The Military Service Act 1916 allowed for the...

    No. The Military Service Act 1916 allowed for the conscription of men up to the age of 41. I might be quite mistaken of course but it seems to me that if Parliament thought then that a 41 year old...
  14. I see from the DNB entry for Jesse Boot that the...

    I see from the DNB entry for Jesse Boot that the Société Jersiaise Library has the Boot family manuscripts and possibly other material relating to the family. It may be worth contacting them>
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    Linda, you say you have seen the banns but do you...

    Linda, you say you have seen the banns but do you have a copy of their marriage certificate?


    Notes:
    Other censuses are:
    1891: RG12 Piece 3704 fol. 8 p. 9
    1901: RG13 Piece 4236 fol. 55 p. 20...
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    Hello Linda Presumably their marriage was the...

    Hello Linda

    Presumably their marriage was the one in Leeds in 1875 and in the 1881 Census in Leeds> RG11 Piece 4531 fol. 46 p. 8
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    Colin I'm pretty sure her place of birth is...

    Colin I'm pretty sure her place of birth is actually Bentley which is on the border of Surrey and Hampshire near Farnham. Funnily enough it's only a couple of miles as the crow flies from a village...
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    Colin - for 1881 try RG11 Piece 517 fol.75 p.4....

    Colin - for 1881 try RG11 Piece 517 fol.75 p.4. Surname Wadswith.

    Census in care of TNA
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    This looks useful> http://www....

    This looks useful> http://www.
    rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=112434.0
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    Colin the correct ref is Piece 417 Amelia’s...

    Colin the correct ref is Piece 417
    Amelia’s occupation is: “Superintendent of Work Rooms in the Surgical profession”



    I should think Kingsland is probably correct Colin. It's only a mile or...
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    There's a good reason Terry - nothing wrong but...

    There's a good reason Terry - nothing wrong but just something that could be a bit sensitive. I've sent you a PM.
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    I see that Queenie N M S Eady married Sidney F...

    I see that Queenie N M S Eady married Sidney F Morgans in Cosford RD (Suffolk) in June Q 1930.
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    I know - my immediate thought was Jutland! Good...

    I know - my immediate thought was Jutland! Good luck with your research.
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    That's Zetland Street. It's still there on Google...

    That's Zetland Street. It's still there on Google Maps - it's a turning half way down Roker Avenue.
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    Pure serendipity Sue. I've never gone out to look...

    Pure serendipity Sue. I've never gone out to look for one and I never thought they'd be 'my thing', but I came across a link to the Walworth group once and just clicked. I found it fascinating...
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