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    My pleasure. I just wish I had someone half so...

    My pleasure. I just wish I had someone half so interesting even remotely connected to my tree. A sad story though.
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    If you have access to British Newspaper Archive...

    If you have access to British Newspaper Archive or Find My Past there is an article in the Portsmouth Evening News 26 September 1891 about the inquest into her death.

    There was much discussion...
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    I was taught that too. I discovered recently...

    I was taught that too. I discovered recently that the term grocer comes from the word gross - but probably everyone else already knew that!
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    Could the first line say "Souvenir of Salcombe"?

    Could the first line say "Souvenir of Salcombe"?
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    If you think he may be the one second from the...

    If you think he may be the one second from the right then I think you may be correct. Although several of the crew look similar, as Lesley pointed out, there is something about the expressions on...
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    How right you are. In 1993 it was my parents...

    How right you are.

    In 1993 it was my parents Golden Wedding Anniversary. It was the first time my father and his 3 brothers and sister had all been together for many years. They all got talking...
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    On the new GRO Index there is an Emilio BLANCO,...

    On the new GRO Index there is an Emilio BLANCO, mother's maiden name SQUIBB, born Q1 1879 in Bath.
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    The new GRO index shows a Charles Rogers ROGERS...

    The new GRO index shows a Charles Rogers ROGERS born in Ipswich in 1938 with no Mothers Maiden Name given.
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    It was very quiet here in our Cretan village...

    It was very quiet here in our Cretan village until midnight when the fireworks and traditional gunfire started - I stayed indoors!
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    Καλή Χρονιά σε όλους από την Ελλάδα. Happy New...

    Καλή Χρονιά σε όλους από την Ελλάδα.

    Happy New Year to all from Greece.
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    Nearly at the bottom of the page the surname...

    Nearly at the bottom of the page the surname MONKHOUSE appears. The M is written the same way as at the beginning of the Harry Bull's occupation, so I would think it is Met. Police.
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    The address looks like 16 Guildford H(ouse?)...

    The address looks like 16 Guildford H(ouse?) Commercial Road.
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    Leslie Thomas wrote a novel called "The Magic...

    Leslie Thomas wrote a novel called "The Magic Army" which I believe was based on this incident. It is a long time since I read it but it may contain some information of interest to you.
  14. My grandfather's name was James but apparently he...

    My grandfather's name was James but apparently he was always known as Dick. There are other instances in the family where people are known by a name different to their own.

    I suppose if a...
  15. We have a Greek friend who says of various people...

    We have a Greek friend who says of various people in the village "S/he is a cousin, but not a close cousin." I don't know what his definition is of a close cousin.
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    Sounds like a good suggestion. Thank you. I...

    Sounds like a good suggestion. Thank you. I will check it out.

    Thanks to Peter, also.
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    Hardenlye, Sussex - is there such a place?

    According to the 1852 Census - HO107/160 Folio:7 Page:7 - Thomas LANGRIDGE was born in Hardenlye, Sussex. That is certainly what it looks like on the image.

    I can find no such place - is there a...
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    Something about the picture says "Dads Army" to...

    Something about the picture says "Dads Army" to me. I think it's something to do with his age and the fit of his uniform - the sleeves look very long.

    Images here ...
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    As the lady in the photograph is dressed in all...

    As the lady in the photograph is dressed in all black, is it possible that she is wearing mourning dress? Is there a significant death in the family which could give a clue?

    To my mind, one point...
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    You don't say the nationality of the people you...

    You don't say the nationality of the people you are looking for but there are marriages in Portugal listed in FamilySearch https://familysearch.org/search - Mostly Portuguese judging by the names.
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    You are not alone. Until this new development it...

    You are not alone. Until this new development it had never occurred to me to look on the GRO site for the references. I suppose the facility to search the indices had always been there - I had just...
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    genieius - I had seen that record, thank you, but...

    genieius - I had seen that record, thank you, but had discounted it for the reasons Peter stated.

    I suppose there may be times when these approximations are correct but if that is the case here...
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    Thank you both for your responses. geneius - I...

    Thank you both for your responses.

    geneius - I had missed the burial for Mary - thans for that.

    Sue - I'll have a look at the Welsh name you suggested.
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    Goughin EDWARDS

    Goughin EDWARDS married Ann YARWOOD on 16th May 1762 in Middlewich, Cheshire.

    Other than the entry for this marriage and for the baptisms of his children Mary (1763), Richard (1764 & death...
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    The third entry on the page for Pattern Maker...

    The third entry on the page for Pattern Maker states "Makes wood patterns for the construction of steel or other metal objects. eg. Patterns are made for ship construction, for castings etc."
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