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    I came across the record when I was page turning...

    I came across the record when I was page turning the hulks records looking for someone I knew ought to be there but whom I hadn't been able to find through the normal search engine and it's been...
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    Breach of the articles of war

    Whilst searching through some convict hulk records from 1842 I came across the following:


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    I think that it is unlikely that you will...

    I think that it is unlikely that you will discover exactly what it was all about, but it will have had something to do with the accessing of or transferring of something into her own name that...
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    If they had been talking about the deceased's...

    If they had been talking about the deceased's widow, she would have been described as the "relict".

    Granting probate so many years later probably relates either to the transfer of annuities or...
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    Welcome to the forum. Swarbrick is an old...

    Welcome to the forum.

    Swarbrick is an old Lancastrian name, so I know that you won't be the last surviving one, albeit the last one in your direct line; indeed I worked with one for many years...
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    I have never seen a burial record such as you...

    I have never seen a burial record such as you have described. However, based on it being in unconsecrated ground I would guess that it was not a churchyard and therefore probably a council /...
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    I would write down a list of topics that you like...

    I would write down a list of topics that you like if you get the opportunity to cover. So for example: school - what were lesson like, how big were the classes, how long was the school day, did they...
  8. You are right about the fire damage. 60 per cent...

    You are right about the fire damage. 60 per cent of all World War 1 service records during an air raid in World War 2 and what was saved are known as the burnt records. Most of us find that our...
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    In the 1901 Census Frederick William Smith’s father, Arthur Henry, says that he was born in Wymondham. That parish falls under the registration district of Forehoe. The best fit birth registration...
  10. That's the problem we all have - once we start...

    That's the problem we all have - once we start none of us can stop!
  11. Ignore the links and select the census you want...

    Ignore the links and select the census you want from the home of Ancestry on the right hand side at the top of the page.

    So for instance click on the 1891 census, and then when that is selected...
  12. The two records that you have identified both...

    The two records that you have identified both relate to the same lady.

    The first one is her death registration and is from the GRO, and you can either look at the GRO’s own web site (which is...
  13. 1891 Census Chaney Class: RG12; Piece: 1519;...

    1891 Census Chaney
    Class: RG12; Piece: 1519; Folio: 132; Page: 49...
  14. This is one record that I did not mention:...

    This is one record that I did not mention:
    England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995
    If you look at the original record you will see that...
  15. No problem: This is his WW1 service record...

    No problem:

    This is his WW1 service record
    https://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=1219&h=1841653&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=fTn20&_phstart=successSource
    If not find the...
  16. Frederick William Smith was the son of Arthur...

    Frederick William Smith was the son of Arthur Henry Smith a shoe laster/foreman bootmaker from Wymondham, Norfolk born about 1863, and Susannah Golden who married in Norwich in 1883. Susannah was...
  17. I think that it is the right record then because...

    I think that it is the right record then because when he enlisted he was living in 61 West End St, Norwich
  18. Do you know where he was born, or where he died?...

    Do you know where he was born, or where he died?

    I think that I may have found his Army record on Ancestry if his wife was Maud Susannah Chaney. If you don't have a subscription to Ancestry your...
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    This could be a marriage for her: quarter...

    This could be a marriage for her:

    quarter April 1917 to Edward G Brown
    District: West Bromwich
    Volume 6B Page number 1437

    Obviously you wont know if it is correct or not unless you buy the...
  20. I've not come across the expression before and...

    I've not come across the expression before and when I searched the National Archives to see if they had and any information that drew a blank.

    However some indirect references come up in terms of...
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    Me too Sue!

    Me too Sue!
  22. When a housewife was somewhere to keep money!

    I came across this in a newspaper from 1828 when I was looking for something on transportation!


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    Pam You are a Technical Genius!!! I cleared...

    Pam

    You are a Technical Genius!!!

    I cleared all the temporary files and its back to normal. Thank you.


    :party::clap::angel::sifone:
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    A need to vent!

    For a while now I have been quietly searching through various censuses on FMP in the parish of LLANLLYFNI, and basically using their search function to bring up all the names beginning with a certain...
  25. I have looked at the family trees on Ancestry...

    I have looked at the family trees on Ancestry which show Thomas as the son of Daniel and Tryphena, and I don’t that he was their son, because (1) the 1841 census shows that Daniel was a solicitor,...
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