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Dorset / Re: Thomas Soper, Mary and Joseph 16th century
« on: Friday 29 September 17 12:55 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Richard.....this is a most useful lead.....I will post when I have completed this piece of my research. LJ

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Armed Forces / Re: War Office Fleet WWII
« on: Saturday 01 July 17 14:06 BST (UK)  »
Thanks K and Stan.....very useful info....I will report out later on the search results.....as always Rootchatters come through. LJ

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Armed Forces / War Office Fleet WWII
« on: Saturday 01 July 17 01:20 BST (UK)  »
On a 1944 marriage certificate, a relative gives his occupation as Engineer with the War Office Fleet. He told his son they did duties like towing targets for shore battery target practice. Any information I can find for the fleet relates to WW1. Can Any Rootschatters help with information on the War Office Fleet WW2 activities and if possible how I or or his son might obtain his service file. The period is not included in his merchant navy record for service before and after the war.   Thanks very much LJ

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Dorset / Thomas Soper, Mary and Joseph 16th century
« on: Wednesday 21 June 17 17:39 BST (UK)  »
Hi Rootschatters,

 I am writing a biography on Warren Young Soper (of Ottawa, Canada) and have traced his male line ancestors to Thomas Soper (b England 1589 d Massachusetts 1657), spouse Mary (1586-1618), and son Joseph (b 1638 England d Boston Massachusetts 1678).

I believe, though I am by no means certain, that Thomas came from Dorset, as that county was the source of many immigrants to that colony.

I am therefore looking for any information (bmd and other) on Thomas, Mary and Joseph in England.

Rootschatters have always come through in my past research!

I am very grateful for this and for any help I can get in this endeavour.

Best Canadian sesquicentennial wishes!      LJ

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United States of America / Thomas and Joseph Soper 1638-1657 Massachusetts
« on: Wednesday 21 June 17 17:31 BST (UK)  »
Hi Rootschatters,

 I am writing a biography on Warren Young Soper ( of Ottawa, Canada) and have traced his male line ancestors to Thomas Soper (b England 1589 d Massachusetts 1657), spouse Mary (1586-1618),and son Joseph (b 1638 England d Boston Massachusetts 1678).

Joseph married Elizabeth Alcock/Allcock (bt 10 October 1837), daughter of an early Massachusetts pioneer, on March 6 1656 in Boston.

I surmise that Thomas had lost his wife Mary, possibly to child birth complications in England ( there being only one child, Joseph) and had immigrated with his son to the Massachusetts Colony between 1638 and 1657. This would have been in the second wave of colonists.

I have consulted all documentation on the first wave to 1630 and could not find them; nor did I expect to do so given Joseph's birth date and location in England, unless Thomas went out ahead of his son.

Mary could not have died on the voyage as her death date preceeds any colonisation of Massachussetts.

I am, therefore, looking for Thomas' and Joseph's records in  ship's passenger lists and any other information on Thomas and Mary.

I have subsequent records for Joeseph and Elizabeth, except I would like to know more about Joseph as a possible captain in a militia or the Rangers.

Rootschatters have always come through in my past research!

I am very grateful for this and for any help I can get in this endeavour.

Best Canadian sesquicentennial wishes!      LJ

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Ireland / Re: Scollbeg Outrage/Fire
« on: Monday 16 January 17 23:03 GMT (UK)  »
There is much more in the biography I wrote on William Pittman Lett, especially about his daughter Maria. Cheers, bryan

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Lancashire Resources / Lancashire-Scowcroft Diaries Indexed
« on: Monday 13 June 16 15:03 BST (UK)  »
 The Scowcroft Diaries for the east-central Lancashire are now indexed by chronology ( all the 19th century), surname and place with alphabetic internal search functions . They can be freely accessed at http://www.bifhsgo.ca/cpage.php?pt=319. Also included is the surname listing for the Scowcroft family tree and the booklet listing from the Turton Family History Society. I hope these break brick walls or add colour to Lancashire family trees. L-J

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Lancashire / Re: Jane Horrocks 1870 William Fletcher 1873
« on: Sunday 24 April 16 01:12 BST (UK)  »
If Harry was in asylum it would be the Lancaster asylums as the closest to where they were living but i cannot get records for 1900-1911 of the patients. L-J

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Lancashire / Re: Jane Horrocks 1870 William Fletcher 1873
« on: Sunday 24 April 16 01:04 BST (UK)  »
In the 1911 census Agnes Fletcher (still listed as married for 10 years) is the housekeeper to Joseph Richardson ( also married but neither his wife or Harry are present). Ethel Fletcher ( Harry’s first daughter) has been adopted  by Joseph as head of household. So there are likely no divorce papers and Harry would be a bigamist if he remarried….which does not mean he would not try! He could have emigrated, be in jail or in an asylum…or be living with a lady likely in Lancs., near Bolton. Thanks, L-J.

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