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

I have the 1871 census (RG10/1537/58/11) which has my wife's 3x Great grandfather (Thomas Miles) as the Head and also her 2x Great grandfather (David Thomas Miles) as a son.

I would be grateful if someone could decipher the address please (attached).  On Findmypast it is down as "Bracknoend Cottage".  In the census, the addresses before are Greensberry Cottages and the addresses after are for Eaton Road.

Is the Findmypast transciption correct and if so, where in Bolnhurst would this be?  Should I also post this in the Bedfordshire Forum?

Many thanks,


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

I have attached an extract of the death cert for my wife's 3x Great Grandmother.  I would be grateful if someone could let me know what it says please.

Many thanks,


Devon / Perring b. abt 1785 mar. (1809) to Edwards b. abt 1789 - the right ancestors?
« on: Saturday 15 December 18 16:31 GMT (UK)  »
Good afternoon and thank you for any help that can be given.

I am fairly confident that I have the right people when I have access to certificates that I can order, however, I am less confident that I have the right people when tracing pre-1837.  I am looking for words of wisdom from those more experienced than me please!

I have my wife's 4x Great Grandfather, Edward Perring b. abt 1785, married in Ashprington 1809 to Mary Ann Edwards b. abt 1789. 

I have their child, Elizabeth Perring (my wife's 3x Great grandmother), baptised 19 December in Harberton.

I have Elizabeth getting married on 8th January 1836 in St Mary Church to John Matthews (baptised 19 April 1812 in Kingsbridge)

They had my wife's 2x Great grandfather, George abt. 1842 in St Mary Church

What I am now trying to do is to trace the family further back but without guessing.  I do have an Edward Pering baptised on 06 March 1787 in Ashprington to William and Ann.  How do I know if this is the right baptism?  What do I need to do to confirm this?

I also have Mary Ann Edwards baptised 04 January 1789 in Harberton to George and Ann. Again, how do I know if this is the right baptism?  What do I need to do to confirm this?

Ashprington and Harberton are only 4.5 miles apart but Kingsbridge is about 15 miles West.    St Mary Church is also about 15 miles from Harberton but East.

Any help confirming that I have the right people and any advice helping me to go further back with the right people is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,


The Common Room / Cause of death = "Died" | Death entry in the Marine Register
« on: Friday 02 November 18 17:29 GMT (UK)  »
I thought that I would share this one as an example of a certificate I was looking forward to but definitely failed to tell me anything else about the case of death!

With the very kind and considerable help of Rosie99 the first marriage of my 4x great grandfather Thomas Evans is:

2 Feb 1813 Evans, Thomas (of Gwyddelwern) married Williams, Jane at Llandyrnog, Denbigh

Their children are (thank you to Rosie 99 for the names and dates and also to Gadget for helping with the abode translations):

Evan: 25th Deecmber 1813 Gwyddelwern (Father's occupation Sawyer)
William: 18th January 1816 Gwyddelwern (Father's occupation "Grosior")
Maria: 19th April 1818 Gwyddelwern (Father's occupation "Grosior")
Thomas: 14th March 1820 Gwyddelwern (Father's occupation Farmer)
Jane: 5th March 1823 Gwyddelwern (Father's occupation Farmer)
Siwsana: 3rd October 1827 Gwyddelwern (Father's occupation Farmer)

In the 1841/51 census Thomas is married to Catherine.  I am not certain of when his first wife, Jane, was buried but it could be:

9th June 1828 Llygadog, Gwyddelwern  (any help confirming this is appreciated)

Thomas then married for the second time.

23rd June 1829 Evans, Thomas (Widower of Gwyddelwern) married Evans, Catherine in Llanelidan.

The census data for 1841/51 is shown below to confirm the marriage:

1841 - H0107/1428 bk15 f11 p14 - Gwyddelwern
Thomas Evans 51 occ Farmer
Catherine 31
Thomas 21
Hugh 19
Elizabeth 11
all born in County (Merionethshire)

H0107/2509 f153 p15
Thomas 60
Catherine 39
Thomas 1 1/2 bn Gwyddelwern
plus servants

My problem is finding baptisms for those children shown in the census data:

Hugh abt 1822 presumably to Thomas and Jane (b. Merioneth)
Elizabeth abt 1830 to Thomas and Catherine (b. Merioneth)
Thomas abt 1850 to Thomas and Catherine (b. Gwyddelwern)

I have drawn blanks on findmypast, ancestry, freereg and familysearch for all three of these.

Any help would be much appreciated.  Thank you.


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

I have attached baptism entries from 1813-18 for siblings of my 3x G-grandfather.  I would be grateful if anyone can decipher the last two columns for address and profession please.

Thank you,


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

I have located my 4x great grandfather (Thomas Evans) in the 1841 census (attached) but noticed that his wife (Catherine) would only have been 12 when my 3x great grandfather (Hugh Evans) was born.  Because of this, I thought that maybe she was actually an older sister, but looking at the 1851 census (also attached) confirms that she was indeed Thomas's wife.

I am assuming that in the 1841 census both Thomas jnr and Hugh are from a previous marriage and that Elizabeth could be from the same previous marriage or from the new one to Catherine.

Just to muddy things a little further Thomas snr and Catherine have a son also called Thomas in the 1851 census.

Any help working out the following would be greatly appreciated:

When / where did Thomas snr and Catherine get married?
Who is the mother of Thomas jnr, Hugh and Elizabeth?

Edit 1:  I have attached a long shot at the marriage between Thomas and Catherine which would make Elizabeth their daughter and not wife no. 1.

Edit 2: I am wondering whether it is Elizabeth as wife no.1?  I have a Thomas baptised 26 March 1820 to Thomas Evans and Elizabeth in Corwen.  Also Hugh, baptised 30 June 1822 to Thomas Evans and Elizabeth in Corwen.  There is an Elizabeth born to Thomas Evans and "Ivans" (transcript error?) baptised 02 May 1830 in Corwen.
Thank you,


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

Austin Henry Croxford is the brother of my Great Grandmother (Agnes Emily Croxford).  He was born on 8 April 1890 in Burchetts Green, Maidenhead, Berkshire.  In the 1911 Census he is recorded as a Builder's Labourer and on his marriage certificate to Sarah Elizabeth Witney (3rd April 1915) he is recorded as a Labourer living in Crowell, Oxfordshire.

I have found an Austin H Croxford on the WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards for the Yorkshire Regiment (Private 42299).  He is on the Medal Rolls as having served in 2 and 13 Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment.

I have not been able to find a service record for him (presumably destroyed in WW2).  I do have the War Diaries for the relevant Battalions.  Any additional help tracing his military life is greatly appreciated.

Edit:  I have found on the forces war records site that he was listed in the War Office Daily List 5547 (23/04/1918) as wounded.

Thank you,


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

I would be grateful if someone is able to transcribe the address in the attached extract please.  The original transcriber has it down as "Ball Mill Cottage Pi? Governess". 

Ref: Ref: RG101/5214C/015/42

Thank you,


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