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Any blood left at the scene or taken from a suspect would have unusual levels of sex hormones, more than would be found in a 'natural born' person of that gender.

I agree though, it would be kind of an interesting case for a film (if you could keep people from revealing the twist), or episode of CSI or similar.

Those sticks would not be much use for hitting anything like a ball, unless they were for maybe collecting hoops on?
I too wonder was it for a comedy display of some sort, a la ice skating on grass. The skates wouldn't be much use on the grass either. Quite a mystery.

Could a local librarian's association help by forwarding on the photo? I don't suppose they would have gone very far out of London on holidays in those days.

Always worth a chance sending it to something like 'The One Show'. They might do a feature on funny old sports/photos.

Other Countries / Re: Coghlans in Chile?
« on: Wednesday 07 November 18 09:48 GMT (UK)  »
I got quite a bit of help from the Chilean embassy here (Dublin) when researching a family member who had died there in Valparaiso in 1906. A very kind lady got me a death cert and a burial location for a small fee. I don't think it was an official service they offer or anything, but the Chilean embassy in the UK may be able to put you in touch with someone who can help.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Fraser or vicEan duie vicConil vicRoy
« on: Monday 05 November 18 11:10 GMT (UK)  »

Re. "Anne ninAndrew" Could it be nicAndrew? Nic would be daughter would it not?
'Nic' would be 'daughter of'.
I think 'nin' is probably from a word similar to 'iníon' in Irish, which means daughter.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Fraser or vicEan duie vicConil vicRoy
« on: Sunday 04 November 18 14:45 GMT (UK)  »
Could 'vic' be the Scots form of the Irish 'Mhic' meaning 'son of'?
The pronunciation would be the same.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: 1844 Baptism, Magherafelt Catholic parish
« on: Sunday 04 November 18 14:42 GMT (UK)  »
The name 'as gaeilge' would have a 'c' sound at the end of Mhic.

If you look it up on you can see a c (q) sound was one of the early forms of Ballymaguigan.
Click 'Open scanned records'.

Laois (Queens) / Re: 1847-1849 Rathdowney
« on: Saturday 27 October 18 20:54 BST (UK)  »
Anthony married Mary Ann 26 Dec 1848 in St. Michael's Church of Ireland parish in Limerick. They are both listed as Church of Ireland.
He is listed as a Policeman - was he RIC?

A Mary was baptised 29th May 1829 for Frederick Falkiner and Mary Leavy of Eminiska, Borrisokane. They were Catholic and it can be found in the registers on

Of course things were a bit fluid regarding religion in many families. I know my own switched back and forth a few times.

With no doubt some errors, but essentially...
I Thomas Waring, joined in marriage Bryan Rooney of 1/19 St Anne's Buildings son of Bryan Rooney, and Elizabeth Chambers of 1/13 St Anne's Buildings, daughter of Richard Chambers.
Witnesses James Johnson and Mary Anne Johnson (both of 1/13 St. Anne's Buildings).

Dublin / Re: “Bells Entry” City Quay???
« on: Friday 26 October 18 15:37 BST (UK)  »
There was a Charlotte Bell, vintner, at 29 City Quay in 1878 - perhaps 'Bell's entry' had something to do with that business.

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