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Leicestershire / Re: Brickwall Quinton/Quainton?
« on: Saturday 10 March 18 01:47 GMT (UK)  »
Not sure that this helps at all, but there is a mention of a John QUAINTON in 1806, in a list of Unclaimed Dividends under the title "Five per Cent. Lottery Annuities, 1717" It states:
"Quainton, John, Souldron, Oxfordshire, Servant _____ Dec 1717"

Jackson's Oxford Journal, Saturday, November 8, 1806, Issue 2793

I'm not sure, but "Souldron" may be Souldern about 5 miles from Adderbury.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Peculiar in Shropshire
« on: Saturday 10 March 18 01:30 GMT (UK)  »
Looks like one of those census returns where the head of the household took his responsibilities very seriously! From memory I think there are a few threads on rootschat showing similar responses. Here's a blog findmypast wrote some time ago about the 1911 census, scroll down to item #6 - quite funny  ;D

Scotland / Re: Sim Builders and Architects, 19th Centry London
« on: Friday 09 March 18 08:02 GMT (UK)  »
Another possible sighting from 1854

Morning Post, Thursday, April 6, 1854, Issue 25042, p.[1]

Modified to add:
There are quite a few mentions of William SIM in the newspapers, selling various properties, and also being burgled in 1868.

Scotland / Re: Sim Builders and Architects, 19th Centry London
« on: Friday 09 March 18 07:54 GMT (UK)  »
Maybe a long shot for your wild card? There is a William SIM who is an architect mentioned in the papers selling/renting some property in Windsor in 1863,
The Times (London, England), March 14, 1863, Issue 24506, p.6

Also bankrupt in 1866:
"SIM, William (June 23), architect and surveyor,
Danes Inn Strand, and New Windsor, Comp. (14,422) of 5s immediately"

Perry's Bankrupt Gazette, Saturday, July 21, 1866, Vol. XXXIX, Issue 1998, p.607 / 608

and bankrupt in 1878
The Standard, Tuesday, March 5, 1878, Issue 16728, p.6

I think this is him in the 1871 census at Windsor:

William Sim    55    Scotland
Eliza Sim            52    Dorchester
Huson W Sim    29    Bloomsbury, Middlesex
Wm C Sim    25    Middlesex
Frances M Sim    18    Chelsea, Middlesex
Scott B Sim    17    St Mary Abbot Kennsington, Middlesex
Vincent C Sim    15    St Mary Abbot Kennsington, Middlesex
Hubert Sim    13    St Mary Abbot Kennsington, Middlesex
Osburne Sim    10    New Windsor, Berkshire
Sarah Simpson    Servant    27    Buckenham, Buckinghamshire
Emma Pearce    Servant    19    Eton, Buckinghamshire


Westmorland / Re: vis /Rudd of Stainmore,Westmorland
« on: Friday 09 March 18 07:20 GMT (UK)  »
The General Register Office search facility now shows mother's maiden names (and age at death). You need to register, but searching is still free. This is the log in page

Is this Joseph's baptism - at Kirkby Lonsdale, 27 April 1817, parents Thomas and Mary? (on familysearch) If so, his mother Mary is with him in the 1861, her place of birth is Cockerham, Lancashire.

Will look for a marriage of Thomas to Mary ...

I think the death notice is probably all you're going to find. Not sure if you've also seen this - he grew a giant rhubarb in 1845  ;)

I don't seem to be able to attach the image, so here's what it says:

"GIANT RHUBARB - A fine specimen of the Victoria rhubarb has been raised by Mr. Parkinson, master of the workhouse, Kirkby Stephen. One leaf measured in circumference nine yards and a half; in breadth four feet four inches; length of the stalk, two feet three inches. The stalks weighed together twelve pounds two ounces."

Westmorland Gazette, Saturday, September 13, 1845, Vol. XXVIII, Issue 1370, p.2

Westmorland / Re: vis /Rudd of Stainmore,Westmorland
« on: Friday 09 March 18 03:08 GMT (UK)  »
Sorry, my mistake. Here she is transcribed as DEVIS at Auckland (24,19), mmn RUDD Sept qtr 1839.

Westmorland / Re: vis /Rudd of Stainmore,Westmorland
« on: Friday 09 March 18 03:06 GMT (UK)  »
According to the GRO, Elizabeth DAVIS birth reg Sunderland (24/256) Sept qtr 1839 has mother's maiden name HUGHES.

(This is the only Elizabeth DAVIS I can see born about the correct time in co Durham.)

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