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The Common Room / Re: Death records
« on: Yesterday at 16:15 »
I can confirm that records don't always make it on to the main GRO lists.

I have a death certificate for a death which had been registered at the local registry office but never appeared on the main GRO listing.

If you can't locate a record on the GRO it is worth checking with the local registry office.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Birth details of Robert Jones 1837 ??
« on: Friday 20 July 18 12:53 BST (UK)  »
Yes, best to pop your Jones line to the back burner for now.

I think coming up against problems in family history makes it more challenging for us as researchers.  It would be a tad boring if you could find everything you were looking for very easily.  The enjoyment for most of us is the challenge of finding the link, breaking down the brick wall etc.

If it was too easy to find all we wanted, we would all be done and dusted pretty quickly.   ::)

I started family history in 2004 and there is still plenty for me to do if I so wish.   :D

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Birth details of Robert Jones 1837 ??
« on: Friday 20 July 18 11:40 BST (UK)  »
I know exactly how frustrating researching a common surname can be.  I've had that with a couple of my surnames.

Once you start getting to dates that are before BMD records began it gets harder.  The best you can do is to make a note of any possibilities and where you found them, so you don't repeat the same searches again.

Records are being added online all the time.  Perhaps a few years down the line the one you want will be available.

Other alternatives are to visit the relevant Record Office for the area and search there.  Perhaps the local family history society may be able to assist you in your quest.

Not sure if the Chepstow Society will be any help, but you could try writing to them.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Birth details of Robert Jones 1837 ??
« on: Friday 20 July 18 09:08 BST (UK)  »
Not wildly helpful, mmn Jones!

GRO Reference: 1838  J Quarter in MONMOUTH  Volume 26  Page 79

If the census states that he was born in Chepstow then the birth registration would also be Chepstow.  The above is Monmouth.

Gloucestershire / Re: Jeremiah FIELD, born 1843 (Q1), Cheltenham
« on: Thursday 19 July 18 23:18 BST (UK)  »
This is the birth record from the GRO

GRO Reference: 1843  M Quarter in THE CHELTENHAM UNION  Volume 11  Page 215

The Common Room / Re: Can we help - looking for Homer Family
« on: Wednesday 18 July 18 21:01 BST (UK)  »
I know that this topic is nearly 12 years old, but below is a link which shows a picture of the memorial tablet.

Another piece of information about him, showing photos of him.  Only 21 when he was killed.

The Common Room / Re: £200 for an 1805 marriage obligation
« on: Wednesday 18 July 18 15:40 BST (UK)  »
That £200 in 1805 would be worth £12070.23 in today's money.

The Common Room / Re: Brutus Buck and Francis Clifton,questions.
« on: Wednesday 18 July 18 15:35 BST (UK)  »
A meaning for esquire:-

n. a form of address showing that someone is an attorney, usually written Albert Pettifog, Esquire, or simply Esq. Originally in England an Esquire was a rank above just "gentleman" and below "knight." It became a title for barristers, sheriffs, and judges.

This may well be what your 'pallantine' means:-

1 usually postpositive (of an official or feudal lord) having local authority that elsewhere belongs only to a sovereign.

Example sentences:-

‘The earls and bishops palatine were powerful men, but subjects they remained.’

‘In Chester the palatine earl had a master serjeant of the Peace.’

‘An example of a palatine earl was William fitz Osbern, who was made earl of Hereford in 1066 or 1067.’

1.1 (of a territory) subject to palatine authority.

Example sentences:-

‘The county of Cornwall, although not normally reckoned a palatine county, has a similar status to Lancashire.’

‘Speeding down the M6, we entered the county palatine of Lancashire.’

‘It also undertakes various administrative duties associated with the area of the historical County Palatine of Lancaster.’

Two possible PFF suggestions

PFF Planning Factors File

Pheonix fire fighting course - HMS Pheonix was the Royal Navy School of Firefighting 1946 to 1993.

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