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  1. The “bible” for Scottish surnames by George F...

    The “bible” for Scottish surnames by George F Black says that the name, and its 8 (or more) variants (for example Jaffray is indeed common in the Borders) derive from Geoffroi or Godfrith - the old...
  2. Bradley had built up a considerable collection of...

    Bradley had built up a considerable collection of exotic plants from collections in Europe as well as the UK, he reckoned it was worth over 2000 quid. Lacking any land himself, he kept them all on...
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    Did he have special expertise in some aspect of...

    Did he have special expertise in some aspect of mining?

    PS Welcome in!
  4. I've just found an extensive biography of him...

    I've just found an extensive biography of him HERE

    This story keeps getting bigger!
  5. I found a copy of the book you mentioned on the...

    I found a copy of the book you mentioned on the Internet Archive. It's a very useful connection - I hadn't connected Cambden House with Kensington - the ref I had for Balle called it Camden House in...
  6. Can you tell that I'm supposed to be sorting...

    Can you tell that I'm supposed to be sorting stuff to take to the recycle shop?

    If you are interested in his work, the Internet Archive has quite a few of his books. He got interested in the...
  7. Thanks, that's a good thought.He didn't just lose...

    Thanks, that's a good thought.He didn't just lose money, but also his collection of rare plants, which would fit.

    He's a good example of the damage that trolls can do - the guy that followed him...
  8. "Unfortunate affair at Kensington" 1720

    Does anyone know whether the "Unfortunate affair at Kensington" that occurred in 1720 is likely to be a reference to the South Sea Bubble?
    The term was used by Richard Bradley FRS to describe how...
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    According to Family Search's extracted records,...

    According to Family Search's extracted records, they (Tough/Beg) also had a daughter Isobel b 9 Nov 1810 Alva, Stirling.

    Scotlands People has a marriage entry for John & Mary on 31 Dec 1798 in...
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    The MOD has not released service records for WW2...

    The MOD has not released service records for WW2 yet. If you are a family member and he is dead, you can buy a copy, though. You will need 30 pounds and a death certificate copy. Have a look at the...
  11. There's a death reg for a Marshall Hollings b....

    There's a death reg for a Marshall Hollings b. 1879 in Dec quarter 1927, Blackburn Lancs, which I think must be him. Deceased Online gives the burial date as 23 Nov, 1927. His Discharge Documents...
  12. Thread: a spy

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    Peter is right, it’s much easier to help if you...

    Peter is right, it’s much easier to help if you know who you are looking for. Name, age, number, regiment, any odd bit of info that will make him stand out from the crowd.

    He might have been too...
  13. Thread: Hello

    by Lesley Robertson
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    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum, Patricia....

    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum, Patricia. You'll find us a (mostly) friendly bunch with experts in quite a lot of fields. Have a wander round, find our what's where and then tell us a bit...
  14. Thread: a spy

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    A lot would depend on what sort of spy he was -...

    A lot would depend on what sort of spy he was - military, industrial, civilian? Someone who went into the field, or someone who monitored radio signals in an office in the UK?

    I suspect that the...
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    Welcome the the British Genealogy Forum! 1:...

    Welcome the the British Genealogy Forum!

    1: Your Dadís records. WW2 records have not been released for online publication by the MOD. As a close family member, you can buy a copy from them, you...
  16. Don’t forget that a lot of records in mainland...

    Don’t forget that a lot of records in mainland Europe were destroyed during the War. Your record may not exist anymore.
  17. You can never be sure with those records, but the...

    You can never be sure with those records, but the guy I found matches the info on the marriage cert you have apart from one digit in the number, right down to the 44th Btn.

    "J", on the other hand,...
  18. I wonder whether Georgette was a war bride?...

    I wonder whether Georgette was a war bride? Brought home as a slightly glamorous trophy...

    Joseph's medal card puts him into 3 regiments:
    East Yorkshire Regt, number 4142
    44th Btn Royal Fus,...
  19. Have you looked for a death registration for...

    Have you looked for a death registration for Georgette? Does she appear in the 1911 census?
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    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum. I've...

    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum.
    I've been through the tables in my WW2 RAF acronyms, abbreviations etc collection and can't find anything. I'm even wondering whether that's a zero or a text...
  21. CWGC has him as Gunner Caswell HH (served as...

    CWGC has him as Gunner Caswell HH (served as Marshall), husband of Lena Bryan (formerly Caswell). Other data as you've given.
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    Not really. Family names sometimes turn up on...

    Not really. Family names sometimes turn up on medal cards or stones, which is why we looked there, but things really weren’t that organized. Service records were the best possibility, but as you have...
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    It looks like 250500 survived the war as he’s not...

    It looks like 250500 survived the war as he’s not in the CWGC.org database.
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    I’m with Pam on this. it’s easy to acquire a...

    I’m with Pam on this. it’s easy to acquire a large number of people when you trawl he net and merge trees that look likely.
    It all depends what you want to do.
    I have never seen any point in...
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    CWGC book

    They are not a commercial organisation, many of us use their database, and all royalties are going to the CWGC, so I think it's OK to mention my Christmas present from my sister and her husband. If...
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