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Here’s another useful site for understanding what to expect in terms of information on a certificate:

http://www.dixons.clara.co.uk/Certificates/indexbd.htm

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Hello again Thierry - yes you can order Apoline’s marriage certificate from the GRO online.  They don’t have marriage indexes online but that will not stop you ordering the certificate with the index information which you have found elsewhere.  You need the name of one party to the marriage, the district, the year and quarter, “volume” (= tome) and page.  You don’t need the “line number”.

For the future you may find www.freebmd.org.uk useful as a free source of England & Wales BMD index information, in addition to the indexes available on the GRO site itself.

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I think if you attempt to order a 1971 death certificate online the GRO will ask for the precise date of death (the event being less than 50 years ago).

However, if you write to them with the reference details CaroleW has provided and pay the fee, they should issue the certificate.

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The Common Room / Re: A challenge?
« on: Yesterday at 18:18 »
Sloppy reporting, sure, but the underlying appeal for information is from the RHS’ own archivists, not journalists.

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The Common Room / Re: A challenge?
« on: Yesterday at 18:06 »
Newspaper reports in June 1898 confirm that Miss Olive Harrison of Swanley Horticultural College won the £25 RHS Scholarship. 

Odd that the RHS is saying that its own archives show that she was denied it ???

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The Common Room / Re: A challenge?
« on: Yesterday at 17:14 »
But was she in fact denied the scholarship?

Swanley Horticultural College reported in 1902 that “Among the Swanley winners of the Scholarship of the Royal Horticultural Society to whom the Gardeners’ Company have given the Honourable Freedom of their Company, was one woman, Olive Harrison”.


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But perhaps the Earl of Arran’s  papers may help.

Agreed.  I would also be looking to get the 1838 marriage certificate of John Pearson and Eliza in case John’s father’s occupation is mentioned.

What’s the source for his being “of Norton”?

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Cause of Death on Certificate
« on: Friday 21 September 18 12:35 BST (UK)  »
The word looks to me more like “lurry”.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Cause of Death on Certificate
« on: Friday 21 September 18 12:32 BST (UK)  »
I don’t think “lorry” was used to denote a road vehicle as early as 1909.  It may have had a railway usage.

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