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The Lighter Side / Re: International Left Handers Day!
« on: Yesterday at 20:11 »

Quote - "I've sometimes found myself at a bit of an advantage on the computer, as I use a standard RH mouse. This means I can mouse away with my right hand and jot things down with my left, all at the same time, whereas the inferior majority have to keep switching from one to the other."

Yes, this is a distinct advantage.  I used to wonder how people coped the 'right' way around.  I had my office phone on the left and the computer mouse on the right; that was good too.

Melbell

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The Lighter Side / Re: International Left Handers Day!
« on: Yesterday at 09:42 »
I'm a proud one too!

No-one forced me to use my right hand for anything, thank goodness, but I wish my parents had made me use a knife and fork the right way around.

One thing I am very thankful for is that our head teacher made sure left-handers weren't given left-handed nibs for fountain pens.  Excellent advice, as a nib is straight to begin with and is 'moulded' by the writer.  (You need a left-hand nib only if it's italic).

Luckily my mum taught me to knit right-handed, but I sew with my left hand.

For some reason, I hold a golf club or cricket bat the right-handed way.

Some things seem better for a left-hander, e.g. gear stick in a right-hand drive car; manual sewing machines. You are using your dominant hand to do the more difficult task.

Incidentally, I always think left-handers look awkward even though I am one, because we are all used to watching the majority doing things right-handed.

Melbell

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The Common Room / Re: What's happening here do you think?
« on: Yesterday at 09:27 »
A small suggestion re the two dates - perhaps the actual day and month had some significance for one or both of the couple, a birthday or some such?

Melbell

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Lancashire / Re: Confused about Elizabeth BERRY nee CRILLEY
« on: Monday 13 August 18 17:21 BST (UK)  »
Thanks, I've never found anything about him - yet!

Melbell

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Lancashire / Re: Confused about Elizabeth BERRY nee CRILLEY
« on: Monday 13 August 18 11:55 BST (UK)  »
Thanks rosie99, although this link is for men serving 1858 onwards and as Patrick was 72 in 1858 and died that year, I think (hope for his sake!) that he had left the sea by then, so it's earlier records I need.  However, without knowing any of his ships it's a problem how to proceed.

I have this problem with other merchant seaman too.

Melbell.

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Lancashire / Re: Confused about Elizabeth BERRY nee CRILLEY
« on: Sunday 12 August 18 14:08 BST (UK)  »
Hi again rosie99

Yes, Patrick is noted as "Seaman Merchant Service" on the DC.

If I could find his record it might answer lots of questions, but I think I'd have to go to Kew for that.

Incidentally, his wife lived until the age of 95, no mean feat in the poorer streets of 19th century Liverpool!

Thanks again for your interest.

Melbell

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Lancashire / Re: Confused about Elizabeth BERRY nee CRILLEY
« on: Saturday 11 August 18 13:23 BST (UK)  »
rosie99

Yes, point taken, sorry to waste your time.

Crilley is very badly transcribed all over the place and has made searching very difficult over the years, but I am still beavering away at it.

I have never found the family in 1851.  Someone suggested a few years ago that their most likely address was a missing piece of the census.  I cannot find father Patrick in any merchant seamen's records (online) either.

Thanks again for your help.

Melbell

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Lancashire / Re: Confused about Elizabeth BERRY nee CRILLEY
« on: Friday 10 August 18 18:03 BST (UK)  »
rosie99

Thank you - I had wondered if that was the case myself: Elizabeth 'returning' to live with her parents while Isaac was at sea. (Hope it's a case of 'great minds think alike' rather than 'fools seldom differ'!!). Don't worry about the 1841 Census - it's hard to find, but it is there, I assure you.

hepburn - thanks to you too.  I have extensively researched this family.  I have William, although not some details of the others.  They're very elusive!

Melbell

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Lancashire / Re: Confused about Elizabeth BERRY nee CRILLEY
« on: Friday 10 August 18 17:20 BST (UK)  »
Hi rosie99

Yes, that's correct.

Melbell

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