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Good afternoon and thank you in advance for any help that may be given.

My ggg grand-uncle was in the Navy and then ultimately the Coast Guard where, according to the newspaper articles I have found, let quite an illustrious life, including lunch with Royalty.

From Ancestry I have downloaded his record and tried to transcribe its contents, however, I have had some difficulty with some elements and would be grateful for the input of other posters.

I have attached the original for reference as well as my transcription.  My main difficulties are shown on my transcription in red.  I have no idea what the first column shows; I am also unsure about some of the rank abbreviations or whether I have transcribed these correctly.

Any help with the items in red would be much appreciated.

Thank you,

Nic


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Good morning and thank you in advance for any help that can be given,

I have attached the certificate of transfer to reserve on demobilisation paper but despite the wealth of information that it contains, I have not been able to find any other information about this individual's service record on ancestry or findmypast.  Help from the rootschat community is, as always, very welcome and much appreciated.

Update: I have found him on the medal card index as Dickins rather than Dickens (although correct Regimental number).

Regards,

Nic

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Good morning and thank you in advance for any help that can be given,

I have come across these images and would love to know more about the date they were produced so that I can try to establish who they might be.

Many thanks,

Nic

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Armed Forces / Identification of uniform in (victorian?) group photo
« on: Wednesday 11 April 18 09:36 BST (UK)  »
Good morning and thank you in advance for any help that can be given,

I have come across this photo and would love to know more about the date / regiment involved so that I can explore whether it contains a possible ancestor.

Many thanks,

Nic

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Good evening and thank you in advance for any help that can be given.

I am struggling to find the birth of my wife's gg grandmother Mary Maude Miranda Draper.  I thought that such a unique set of first names would be easy to find but alas it would seem that she may not have had all of these names at birth.

So far, I have the following:

b. about 1856 in Notting Hill, Middlesex based on 1861 - 1911 census (I can't find her in the 1871 census).
1861 census visting Great Coxwell, Berkshire
1877 married John Wood Moore in Cardiff
1881 - 1911 census in Cardiff
d 1917 in Cardiff

Father is George William Draper (Blacksmith) from Mary's 1877 marriage cert.

Any help tracing Mary's birth cert, her mother or heer whereabouts on the 1871 census would be much appreciated.

Fingers crossed!

Regards and thanks,

Nic



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Good afternoon and thank you in advance for any help that can be given.

My ggg grandfather is William Patterson and I have the following facts about him:
b. about 1814 (Durham) based on the 1881 census when he was living at 78 Regent St, Myton, Hull
1868 was living in Myton, Hull based on his son Arthur Barrington Patterson's birth cert
1868 was an engineer of a steam boat (same source)
1881 census also shows that he was a marine engineer
1890 On his son Arthur's marriage certificate William is shown as an Engineer (deceased)
1903 On his son Arthur's second marriage certificate William is shown as an Engineer

From previous help that I have had on Rootschat (thank you Ciderdrinker) it would seem that in 1871 William and Eliza were living at 183 Regent Street, Myton but were not there for the night, instead Eliza's sister was looking after the household.

I would be grateful for any help in tracking down / confirming whereabouts of William in 1841-1861 and if he and Eliza can be found anywhere else in 1871. 
I think 1841 might be Piece 829 / Book 25 / Folio 11 / Page 16 (Son)
I think 1851 might be Piece 1992 / Folio 209 / Page 17 (Lodger)
I can't find anything for 1861

I am hoping that one of these census will have a more specific place in Durham so that I can narrow down his baptism.  Currently, I can find three baptisms for a William Patterson in Durham between 1812-13.  However, if the 1841 census is correct above, then the parents (Christopher / Ann) do not match any of the three baptism parents that I have (Joseph / Eleanor; John / Mary; John / Eleanor).

I am also unable to find William and Eliza's wedding.  I have been using findmypast and ancestry.

Thank you,

Nic

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Lincolnshire / 1842 Ann Elwis Baptism in Gainsborough - help with address please
« on: Sunday 11 March 18 14:48 GMT (UK)  »
Good afternoon and thank you in advance for any help that can be given,

I have included an extract from the baptism register showing the Baptism of my wife's gg-grandmother Ann Elwis to Mordecai Elwis and Margaret Elwis (Ne Dion) on May 25th 1842 at Gainsborough All Saints.

From the 1861 and 1881 census her birth place is Blyton (I have not found her on the 1851 or 71 census).  She married George Moulson in March 1875 and died in October 1889)

In the extract my guess is Norton Car (which doesn't seem to exist).  I can't see how it can be Blyton Car.  There is a town called Morton not far away - could that be it?

Thanks again,

Nic

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Good evening and thank you in advance (as always) for any help that can be given.

I have attached a copy of a marriage certificate that I was hoping was for George Holloway Dean and Sarah Mary Morgans, however, as there are variations in the spellings I am not as certain.

I would be grateful for any ideas as to the profession of George and his father on the certificate as this may match with other evidence that I have.  I would also appreciate it if someone could confirm the names of both fathers please (possibly "John Michael Dean" and "John Morgan" both deceased?) 

The Father's names from George and Sarah's birth certs are different to those: "Michael Holloway Dean" and blank.

The street does match where they were living in 1911 (Hendrefadog Street, Tylorstown).

I have been unable to find any other possible marriage certs for this couple but can't help thinking this is the wrong one!

Regards,

Nic

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Colliery Foreman - can't make out what type
« on: Friday 09 February 18 16:09 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you in advance for any help that can be given.

I have attached an extract from the 1911 census and can see that it says colliery foreman above ground, however, I cannot work out what type of foreman it is. I would be grateful if someone has a second opinion please.

Regards,

Nic

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