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    Thanks Lesley. I came across it going over some...

    Thanks Lesley. I came across it going over some research I did ages ago and it all appears to be correct - it was just bugging me that two children of the second marriage had the same names as two...
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    This was at the end of the eighteenth century. No...

    This was at the end of the eighteenth century. No way of knowing if first children remained with their father, although no reason to think they didn't, especially if he had remarried. I'm thinking...
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    Same name half siblings

    Has anyone ever come across a child of a second marriage being given the same christian name as a child of the first marriage, even though the child of the first marriage is still alive?
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    This is looking promising. John Wilkinson also...

    This is looking promising. John Wilkinson also christened a son, Joseph, at Eagle in 1722

    Sorry...forgot to put in...Sarah's parents were William and Mary.
    That's all William and Sarah's children...
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    If William died in March 1781 aged 64, he should...

    If William died in March 1781 aged 64, he should have been born around 1716/1717. I'm liking this one:

    William Wilkinson, son of John Wilkinson and Elizabeth, baptised 30th December 1717 at Eagle...
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    Where/when did she marry? Was she definitely a...

    Where/when did she marry? Was she definitely a spinster when she married your grandfather? What was her occupation at marriage?
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    If Daniel was with the Leinster Regt. is it...

    If Daniel was with the Leinster Regt. is it possible Cecil was born overseas? There is a Daniel Dunne (born around 1885 in Ireland) at the Citadel Barracks, Dover, in 1901. He is described as a...
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    He also named his next of kin as James Martin...

    He also named his next of kin as James Martin (father)
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    The above James was definitely not the father....

    The above James was definitely not the father. James Martin senior died on April 7th 1916 aged 70 (heart failure and bronchitis).
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    It's in the British Library Newspapers...

    It's in the British Library Newspapers collection, accessible via libraries in England (not sure about elsewhere) but that was literally all that was mentioned of Edward - 'seconded by Edward...
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    I was wondering the same thing. I saw the service...

    I was wondering the same thing. I saw the service record you referred to but couldn't find a positive link. There was a James Martin living at 16 Orlop St in 1920. Up to 1908 10 Orlop St was lived in...
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    The family appear in the 1901 (with Sarah and...

    The family appear in the 1901 (with Sarah and Ruby -both born before James). Presumably Jane was Elizabeth Jane/Jane Elizabeth because she is listed as Eliz. in 1901 (aged 30, born Millwall, so looks...
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    That's the guy I was referring to. Unfortunately...

    That's the guy I was referring to. Unfortunately he's the wrong one. Further searching shows him as James E Banfield, born Scilly Isles. He's in the '51 with his family
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    The only James Banfield, born Cornwall, right...

    The only James Banfield, born Cornwall, right age, that I can find in other census records is this one in 1901

    James Banfield, Widower, age 56, born in Cornwall (Scilly Isles)

    Class: RG13;...
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    Ancestry has the following from a public members...

    Ancestry has the following from a public members scanned docs:

    Thomas Spence born Worcester. 1791 bapt. 1796 , father Francis. Also has a sister called Catherine. They look like they could be from...
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    If you google the history of the parish there is...

    If you google the history of the parish there is a church website with a section on freemasonry which includes mention of the Alderdices and the inn. Edward's name also comes up in the Belfast...
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    The marriage was 1937.....1915 is Queenie...

    The marriage was 1937.....1915 is Queenie Chilver's date of birth


    Just to add to the confusion, there is also a Queenie Robinson, who in 1933 married a Mr Bruce. I never realised Queenie was...
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    Hi Tom, Which parts of the above is your friend...

    Hi Tom,
    Which parts of the above is your friend certain are correct? Was the father just Arthur, or had he other names? Does she know where/when he was born or what he did for a living. What, if...
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    The following is from 'Analyses of the rules for...

    The following is from 'Analyses of the rules for reckoning soldiers' services'

    'The two years boon service granted in pursuance of the
    General Order of the Governor General of India, dated 12th...
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    The Battle of France began on the 10th (the 2nd...

    The Battle of France began on the 10th (the 2nd Battalion were there with the BEF) and from then and during the allied retreat to Dunkirk many soldiers were killed. It looks like Harry was one of...
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    The 2nd Battalion Royal Norfolks were in India...

    The 2nd Battalion Royal Norfolks were in India until independence in 1947 around Calcutta and Rawalpindi where they were tasked with gathering intelligence on reaction to the plans for partition as...
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    Trying to find Robert in other census records, I...

    Trying to find Robert in other census records, I came across the following, which you may already know.
    In 1891 Robert and Rachel, along with Elizabeth Roberts with whom they were living, attended...
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    I saw this one previously and thought he looked...

    I saw this one previously and thought he looked promising but he's still single in 1911, living with his sister and niece (he's also on the 1901 with his grandmother Mary and his sister)
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    I think Julie is actually Lucy spelled Lucie

    I think Julie is actually Lucy spelled Lucie
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    This is proving a bit tricky. The register says...

    This is proving a bit tricky. The register says Baptisms in the parish of St Helens. The page header (Ancestry) says baptisms Prescot, St Helens 1850-1896.
    The vicar that day was JW Williams,...
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