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    Elizabeth was born somewhere between 1791 and...

    Elizabeth was born somewhere between 1791 and 1795 (probably). Her 1885 death certificate says she was 91. She was a widow from 1862. In 1871 she was living with a daughter and grand-daughter as...
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    An Update: Looking again (and more carefully!)...

    An Update:

    Looking again (and more carefully!) at the 1904 Probate record for Abraham Seaman (died 1862) I can see that Elizabeth Ann Seaman died in Nottingham in 1858 and Elizabeth Seaman...
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    Orsett Union House Records

    Does anyone know if records for the Orsett Union House (workhouse) are somewhere on line.

    I have an ancestor (Elizabeth Seaman) listed there in the 1881 census with the occupation of 'Housekeeper...
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    Thank you. I wasn't familiar with the phrase...

    Thank you.

    I wasn't familiar with the phrase "the relict" and was pointing out that I knew who "Emma Larkin widow" was just to save anyone trying to find out.

    I see the point that the record is...
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    A quick update: I've just received the death...

    A quick update: I've just received the death certificate for Abraham's widow who died in 1885 . in the workhouse!
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    Died 1862 - Probate 1904

    Abraham Seaman died 18th April 1862. I have the death certificate which confirms his home address and matches a record in the Wills & Probate Calendar in 1904. Although the name is Abraham Seamans...
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    I Googled the school and found some interesting...

    I Googled the school and found some interesting information on it. I also e-mailed them and asked them to confirm the name of the head or a member of staff in 1939 in the hope that the name will pop...
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    Interesting - thank you. I believe the first two...

    Interesting - thank you. I believe the first two burials in the grave were my ancestors (a husband and wife) who died four years apart but that, thereafter, the burials in that grave were unrelated...
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    The cemetary concerned is the Queen's Road...

    The cemetary concerned is the Queen's Road cemetary in Waltham Forest and I have been 'Googling' to try and find out more. It's an interesting read but hasn't been very helpful. But, one site does...
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    So sorry not to have been back here and checked...

    So sorry not to have been back here and checked you had posted some information - I usually get an e-mail when there is a reply on a thread I am following.

    The school information is very relevant...
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    Help with a burial record

    I have the burial record for Sidney Johnson in Walthamstow in 1911 and his wife, Martha on the same record in 1915. It looks as though they went into the same plot. The record is titled "Register...
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    Just thought I'd let you know it was right. I...

    Just thought I'd let you know it was right. I back-tracked on my research and sorted it all out. The first born Elizabeth Maria died aged 5 and they gave another daughter the same name. Thank you.
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    Gosh, you may be right. Sidney and Martha were...

    Gosh, you may be right. Sidney and Martha were living in Kensington in the 1861 census. Looks like a mis-transcription of the mother's maiden name. And, this makes the baby born with mother's...
  14. Thread: A muddle

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    A muddle

    Sidney Johnson married Martha Hall (nee Brunning) in 1852. I have found five children in the GRO with the mother's maiden name of Brunning:

    Elizabeth Maria Q2 1852
    Martha Q3 1854
    Margaret Q4...
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    Thank you all! Claude and Nellie are my...

    Thank you all!

    Claude and Nellie are my husband's maternal grandparents and I have a very extensive biography of them. I have Daphne's death certificate (my husband did the probate of her Will)...
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    It is frustrating! Where is my Daphne???

    It is frustrating! Where is my Daphne???
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    Yes, my understanding was that to get a record...

    Yes, my understanding was that to get a record opened one had to identify where they were living. As I understand it, FMP have opened a lot of records through their own research of marriages and...
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    I had thought about that but think it is...

    I had thought about that but think it is unlikely. Her mother had no siblings. Her father had several siblings. Two older sisters had been in Canada for many years by then, another brother had...
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    So, I sent off Cynthia's death certificate and...

    So, I sent off Cynthia's death certificate and the record has been opened and it is her and noted as 'at school'. No great surprise there. But, still no sign of her younger sister, Daphne. I have...
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    On Leave for the Battle of the Somme

    I researched the military career of my ancestor, Claude Hume, some time ago. He was in the Kings Liverpool Regiment, 20th Battalion. He was promoted to Sergeant and then in the later years of the...
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    Accountant makes sense with the occupation for...

    Accountant makes sense with the occupation for the man I found who isn't mine! Thank you.
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    William Henry Wenham in 1891

    Researching an ancestor (Martha Johnson, formerly Hall, nee Brunning) I find her in 1891 with her adult son and the three children of her deceased daughter.

    The daughter (Margaret Johnson born...
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    That's that then - silly enumerator!

    That's that then - silly enumerator!
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    Chemist? Wow! I think, to be honest, it is...

    Chemist? Wow! I think, to be honest, it is unlikely given what else I know about her and previous/other occupations throughout her life. I think this must, therefore, be an enumerator's error and...
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    Help with transcription of occupation

    In the 1901 census for Walthamstow I can't read the occupation listed for Martha Johnson born 1831 in Chediston, Suffolk. The citation details are RG13, Piece 1634, Folio 55 and Page 37.

    Can...
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