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    Hello Dale We're all part of the same Parkin...

    Hello Dale

    We're all part of the same Parkin clan, mostly in New Zealand and Australia now it would seem. Our ancestor is Thomas Parkin (1814-1886), brother of John Parkin of Stepney. This part...
  2. Thread: Burgh St James

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    Absolutely brilliant! That's entirely the right...

    Absolutely brilliant! That's entirely the right couple I was working back from (ie John and Jane Waters (sp) in Chippenham, Cambs with two sons, Thomas and John) - but I couldn't see why they would...
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    Burgh St James

    Hoping that someone can find the following location, as I'm stuck!

    According to the England Marriages 1538 - 1973 database on FamilySearch, the marriage of John Walters and Jane Webb was at Burgh,...
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    I struggled to find the death of a Benjamin...

    I struggled to find the death of a Benjamin Thornton in the late 1800s in Rastrick, Yorkshire, as none of the GRO certificates looked 'right' in terms of age and location. Through local newspaper...
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    Okay, so I have taken advantage of the TNA...

    Okay, so I have taken advantage of the TNA downloads site and now have a set of Army Lists which show the following for Russell Chapman (jnr):

    1763 - Ensign in 73rd Regiment of Foot, Ireland...
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    If you are researching in the Bradford area, John...

    If you are researching in the Bradford area, John James fascinating book ‘Continuation and additions to the History of Bradford’ (published 1868 and which can be found online) has a list of over one...
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    Jim Are we talking about a Victorian memorial?...

    Jim

    Are we talking about a Victorian memorial? If so, the materials which match your description could be either Peterhead Granite from Aberdeenshire (pinky red with black inclusions) or Balmoral...
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    A belated big thank you to Sue for starting this...

    A belated big thank you to Sue for starting this topic and T@nya for raising it again (how could I have missed it the first time?). I've been quietly downloading lots of useful stuff, including Army...
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    Totally agree with the comments - I too have made...

    Totally agree with the comments - I too have made a couple of expensive mistakes due to the limited search facility. I was pleased to see the original post and then my heart sank at the response ......
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    Just a quick update - I now have the marriage...

    Just a quick update - I now have the marriage bond and allegation for Russell Chapman's marriage to Ann Holgate in 1744 and it clearly shows he was indeed a Widower, so that all fits together with...
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    On a more general point, do you know how (or...

    On a more general point, do you know how (or whether) it is recorded somewhere on the site what exactly has been updated? I've noticed several updates to the databases since the New Year, but can't...
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    Thanks Kerrywood for the link and more documents...

    Thanks Kerrywood for the link and more documents to add to my TNA list!

    Peter – the document refs are as follows:
    WO121/10/202 – Matthew Sugden (sp) (19th Regiment of Foot)
    WO121/152/561 –...
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    Alderney Invalids

    After searching plenty of dead ends, I’ve found one of my ancestors was (yet another) soldier firstly in the 19th Foot Regiment from abt 1771 to 1791 and then in the Alderney Invalids from 1791 until...
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    Thanks Jeremy and everyone else who has...

    Thanks Jeremy and everyone else who has contributed.

    I think I've finally got there ... ! Inheritance rules etc are a bit muddy for me. I'll plough on and hope I can uncover something, but just...
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    Thanks very much for your help. It looks like I...

    Thanks very much for your help. It looks like I need to find the daughters of Russell jnr, try again to find his death and discover whether Russell snr's Irish will exists, but I won't hold my...
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    Jeremy - thanks for your reply. To clarify,...

    Jeremy - thanks for your reply.

    To clarify, Ann Holgate was the mother of Russell's two daughters, Susannah and Mary, mentioned in the will. Russell Chapman married Ann Holgate at St John the...
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    Thanks for everyone's thoughts, and yes I do...

    Thanks for everyone's thoughts, and yes I do wonder if there was an Irish connection.

    Chapman’s will only mentions property and land he held in Saffron Walden itself. He mentions three heirs, two...
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    English and Irish will?

    I have a copy of the will for Russell Chapman (late Lieutenant Colonel of the Third Battalion of His Majesty's Royal American Regiment of Foot), dated from 1770 and sourced from TNA Documents Online...
  19. Thread: Vanessa Wells

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    What sad news - my condolences to her family and...

    What sad news - my condolences to her family and friends.

    Liz
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    I'm afraid there's no sign of Thomas in the Leeds...

    I'm afraid there's no sign of Thomas in the Leeds All Saints baptism records (using Ancestry's West Yorkshire, England, Births and Baptisms 1813 - 1910. Orginal data: West Yorkshire Archive...
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    Very wise Christine regarding the trees. The...

    Very wise Christine regarding the trees. The information you have found through the census records looks a great deal more likely than the diverse entries relating to residence, places of origin and...
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    When you look at all the names from the marriages...

    When you look at all the names from the marriages and then at the potential baptisms, Janet's theory seems spot on (and they all do seem to be brothers and sisters). It may be worth looking at the...
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    The marriage records may offer a line of...

    The marriage records may offer a line of investigation:
    Benjamin Whitehead m Ann Court on 01 July 1823 Hampton in Arden - witness Ann Whitehead (signed)
    William Whitehead m Hannah Court on 23 Sept...
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    The marriage you have found sounds very...

    The marriage you have found sounds very interesting:

    St Marys Barnsley
    William Shooter (of full age), collier married Mary Gagger (minor) by banns on 22 July 1839
    Fathers: George Shooter...
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    Erlang You may want to contact the Essex...

    Erlang

    You may want to contact the Essex Regiment Museum in Chelmsford. I have a photo which I thought was of a soldier from the 56th, and although I still haven't been able to identify the man...
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