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Did you notice that the 3rd reading of the banns at Rushbury is endorsed "Banns forbid"?  Presumably someone came forward to declare knowledge of an impediment to the marriage.

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Shropshire / Re: Richard Heighway & Maria Sargeant - Inmates 1824
« on: Monday 14 January 19 14:33 GMT (UK)  »
There is an archaic meaning of inmate as "one of several occupants of a house".

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/inmate

I too struggled with "inmate" some 12 years ago: https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=207599.9


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Armed Forces / Re: Military Career of James Leslie Haig
« on: Saturday 12 January 19 19:49 GMT (UK)  »
His Australian army file (79 pages) - in case you don't have it: https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=4266145

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Lancashire / Re: Ronald Desmond Stack of Lathom nr Ormskirk, Lancs
« on: Friday 04 January 19 16:29 GMT (UK)  »
I think the parents must be John Wilfred Stack and his wife Margaret. They are in the electoral registers in Cornwall in 1924-5 (at Higherland which is 10 miles south of Launceston) and then at Pygons Hill in Lydiate, Lancashire in 1927-8.

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The Common Room / Re: BMD's for British Expats in St Petersburg Russia pre-1917
« on: Friday 04 January 19 10:24 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Julie,

Welcome to Rootschat.

I have just found James Austin's death announcement in the Manchester Evening news of Tuesday 13 April 1943:

AUSTIN: On April 10. at Beblngton, Cheshire. JAMES AUSTIN (late of Schlusselburg. Russia), in his 80th year. Interment at St Johnís, Godley, Hyde, Wednesday. at 3 p.m....

What I know of him is recorded on my website:
http://shaunandjane.co.uk/familyhistory/getperson.php?personID=I1265&tree=tree1#

Will send you my email address via the Ancestry messaging system - I received your message there  too.

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England / Re: Did he play Football for Everton?
« on: Thursday 03 January 19 19:30 GMT (UK)  »
He's not on this list:  http://www.evertonfc.com/teams/all-time-players?page=85  but there's a Jonathan Wilkinson born 1908.

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Immigrants & Emigrants - General / Re: Issue with researching in Gibraltar
« on: Thursday 03 January 19 07:55 GMT (UK)  »
Welcome to Rootschat, James.

I can't help you with the birth record but I have found a few traces of Mary.

She was admitted to the Royal Military Asylum on 13 June 1838, aged 7, and apprenticed to a Miss Gribble as a domestic servant. Father's name recorded as Thady O'Garr.

In the 1851 census she is a servant (age 20, born Gibraltar) in the household of William Bridge, a waiter, at 4 Franklin Row, Chelsea.

She was a passenger on the Elizabeth arrived Melbourne on 18 July 1853 (for Mr Wilkins, Gore Street).

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Technical Help / Re: what type of laptop to buy?
« on: Monday 31 December 18 14:27 GMT (UK)  »
You could always keep the 500gb hard drive from your old laptop and put it in a USB caddy to use as portable storage or back up for your new machine.

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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: DNA from Victorian stamps and envelopes
« on: Monday 31 December 18 12:00 GMT (UK)  »
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I seem to recall that the flap was just tucked in in the olden days when I was young.  Wasn't there a differential postage rate?

As I recall it was 21/2d to send a card in an unsealed envelope, and 3d to send a sealed letter.

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