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    My first thought was to look for a will of David...

    My first thought was to look for a will of David Codrington Selman...I would have expected a man of that importance would have left a will, but I can not see one in the probate calenders.

    I also...
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    It is strange how Golden Wedding Anniversaries...

    It is strange how Golden Wedding Anniversaries are only applicable to the man. Last week i came across a newspaper report of one ..
    A quarter page spread that detailed the man's life, his parents,...
  3. Thread: GRO Refund

    by Wilkes_ml
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    There is a John Norman b. September quarter 1888...

    There is a John Norman b. September quarter 1888 Wigton Registration District MMN GATE ref 10b 521 (From the GRO.gov site) - could this be the one?
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    Also buried at St. Peter in Thanet, Kent 15th...

    Also buried at St. Peter in Thanet, Kent 15th September 1748

    John DEKEWER of Hackney

    and buried at St. Peter in Thanet, Kent 23rd December 1748

    Mary DEKEWER of Highgate
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    John & Mary DEKEWER of Hackney c.1742

    Buried at St. Peter in Thanet, Kent 8th April 1742

    Mary daughter of John & Mary DEKEWER of Hackney in Middlesex
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    Having read back through this thread, I have to...

    Having read back through this thread, I have to agree with what Guy has said - I had completely forgotten about the "abandonment" issue - even though it has occurred 4 times in my family, although...
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    It is possible that Clemantine's parent's weren't...

    It is possible that Clemantine's parent's weren't married at the time of her birth ( or even after her birth). There was a thomas Russel who was a railway porter in the 1911 census, unmarried, aged...
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    What details are recorded on her marriage...

    What details are recorded on her marriage certificate? Does she give a father's name and occupation? Who were the witnesses? If the witnesses were related to her, then this may help identify her...
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    Don't forget to check non-conformist registers as...

    Don't forget to check non-conformist registers as well.
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    Hezekiah KENNETT of Barking, London

    Married at St. John the Baptist, Margate, Kent 22nd December 1819

    Hezekiah KENNETT of All Hallows Barking in the diocese of London, batchelor & Elizabeth GOLDFINCH of this parish, spinster....
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    I have a similar situation - the majotity of my...

    I have a similar situation - the majotity of my matches are from the USA who appear to have been in the USA since the begining of time, and none seem to overlap. There are serveral possibilities.
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    lol...I named my first dog Kezia as I had the...

    lol...I named my first dog Kezia as I had the name in my family, and loved it. Then my son's father ran off with another woman and married her 3 months later - her name was Kezia - so yes there are...
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    FENWICK of Stretchworth Cambridgeshire

    Baptised at St. Mary, Newport, Essex 14th March 1833

    Frederick William son of Frederick & Jane FENWICK of Stretchworth in Cambridgeshire. Father's occupation: Schoolmaster. N.B. This child was...
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    Sorry, haven't been on for a while. No - this is...

    Sorry, haven't been on for a while. No - this is a stray i.e. an event that took place outside of the person's place of origin or normal residence. It helps other people researching who may not think...
  15. Benjamin BARBER of Doddinghurst Cambridge

    Baptism at St. Mary, Newport, Essex 27th September 1767

    Benjamin son of Benjamin BARBER & Mary his wife. This child was born in the house of correction here and his parents say they belong to...
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    Are you talking about the penmachno in...

    Are you talking about the penmachno in Caernarvonshire Wales? Like Megan, I also checked Family Search, and it is showing as having both the original parish Registers marriages from 1754 and Baptisms...
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    You may be lucky and find that the Bishops...

    You may be lucky and find that the Bishops Transcripts or the Archdeacon's Transcripts have survived. the church had to file copies of its registers to the Bishop each year, and copies were also sent...
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    EDWARDS of Barton, Befordshire ~1832

    Baptised at The Assumption & St Nicholas, Etchingham, Sussex 24th July 1832

    Anne Harriet born at Clop Hill, Bedfordshire Parents: Samuel Valentine and Welsford Emma EDWARDS of Barton,...
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    My FENWICK family go back to Newcastle upon Tyne...

    My FENWICK family go back to Newcastle upon Tyne in the late 1700s. There were a lot of FENWICKs in the area as it a common name.

    Many of the original parish registers for Northumberland & Durham...
  20. Thread: Probate

    by Wilkes_ml
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    In some cases it can take many years to complete...

    In some cases it can take many years to complete probate, especially if there is some dispute. However there may be other reasons for the delay.

    edited to add - here is an example I posted years...
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    James HURD of Orkney Islands b. ~1795

    Buried at St. Hilda, South Shields, Durham 29th July 1812

    James HURD of the Orkney's, mariner, died 27th July, aged 17 years, died of consumption [image 413 of 717 on Family search]
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    Harriet BARRWITH of London b. ~1791

    Buried at St. Hilda, South Shields, Durham 22nd April 1812

    Harriet BARRWITH of London, spinster, died 20th April, aged 21 years, died by poison [image 407 of 717 on Family Search]
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    John WHELDON of London b. ~1762

    Buried at St. Hilda, South Shields, Durham 24th March 1812

    John WHELDON from London, Mariner died 23rd March, aged 50, accident [image 406 of 717 on Family Search]
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    I found them in 1861 at 12 Strachans Court,...

    I found them in 1861 at 12 Strachans Court, Edingburgh.

    Alexr GLENN aged 26 b. St. Nincans, Stirlingshire
    Ratchal GLENN aged 30 born Midlothian on Ancestry Index.

    Have you looked for deaths on...
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    Me neither so I assume the couple emigrated...

    Me neither so I assume the couple emigrated before 1871.
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