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Gloucestershire / Imperial Tobacco - Fallen from both World Wars
« on: Saturday 08 December 18 10:34 GMT (UK)  »
I am a pensioner of Imperial Tobacco - and their latest newsletter has this news.

All the commemorative plaques, both WW1 and WW2,  from all the former production facilities are now all together in a Memorial Garden at the company's global HQ, Winterstoke Road, Bristol.

Visits by prior arrangement.
Telephone HQ on 0117 963 6636

Down / William Killips, b 1836 Co. Down
« on: Thursday 13 September 18 12:41 BST (UK)  »
I am chasing a family that emigrated to Canada.

William Killips was in Vaughan Township, Ontario on both the 1861 and 1871 censuses.
In 1871 he is stated as 35 years old (so born c1836). married to Eliza, and born Ireland.
In 1861 he is with his parents, William & Jane Killips and a brother, Robert. William aged 25, so again born c1836. All are said to be born in Ireland.

He married Ann Eliza Burns, in Canada, in 1862.
The marriage entry states he was born in County Down.

A note in a Family Bible says the younger William emigrated to America on 22nd August 1854 - presumably at the same time as his parents and brother?

He died in Vaughan Township in 1878, aged 40.

As for Religious Denomination:
1861 census says Presbyterian.
1861 Marriage was in a Methodist church.
1871 census says Presbyterian.

Not being too familiar with Co. Down records, can anyone find a baptism, or marriage of his parents?

The Lighter Side / WDYTYA - Johnnie Peacock
« on: Tuesday 21 August 18 14:48 BST (UK)  »
Nobody else has started a thread . . . so I will ;D

Another good episode, I thought.
Although Johnny came over as a bit naive at first - e.g. "Why did she mark with an "X"?"; but I suppose we all had to start somewhere.

The episode covered a lot of what we think of as basics - but to the General Public, it would have been a good introduction to FH.

I was surprised that the researcher didn't come up with the obvious answer to the unmarried female relative with 4 children? Maybe, just maybe, the young lady was a prostitute? That has to be considered?

I really liked the format of 30 minutes to paternal; 30 minutes to maternal sides.
Never became too boring.

All-in-all a very good series this time.

Europe / Finland - Reino Julius Nyronen
« on: Saturday 18 August 18 11:24 BST (UK)  »
At my local FHS meeting last night, I was asked if I could help trace this gentleman, or possibly descendants?

He was interned in 'F' Camp, Ramsey, Isle of Man during WW2.
And he may have sailed on the SS Wallonia?

The attached drawing and letter belonged to him. Does anyone read Finnish?

The Lighter Side / WDYTYA - Robert Rinder
« on: Tuesday 14 August 18 08:24 BST (UK)  »
I wasn't that fussed with this episode?

Concentrating on just 2 people - IMHO it didn't offer any new insights into Family History?
I prefer those episodes that trace a family through a number of generations ;D

The Lighter Side / WDYTYA - Marvin Humes
« on: Monday 06 August 18 22:07 BST (UK)  »
I really enjoyed this programme ;D
2 very interesting lines of research, I thought.

Had the added atraction (for me) of a link to the Isle of Man :D
The King Orry was an Isle of Man Steam Packet vessel - very well known in these parts.

I am also very much liking this season's more personal side of research?
OK we know that the subjects aren't actually doing the research, but it comes across as if they are at least thinking about things.

Armed Forces / Captain in the Military Train
« on: Tuesday 24 July 18 20:41 BST (UK)  »
I've not heard of this before?
It was the groom's occupation in a 1858 marriage.

Can someone enlighten me as to what this was/means, please?

Armed Forces / 101st Regiment, 1872
« on: Friday 20 July 18 16:59 BST (UK)  »
I have a marriage in Castletown, Isle of Man in 1872 where the groom's occupation is described as "Private Soldier, 101st Regiment".

However, googling 101st Regiment shows the last incarnation of this name disbanded in 1817?

Can anyone suggest what the Regiment might be?

Various Regiments were stationed at the Barracks in Castletown; as in those days it was the main town of the Isle of Man.

Lancashire / Stopford's Brewery, West Gorton
« on: Wednesday 11 July 18 08:33 BST (UK)  »
Does anyone have any information on this brewery, please?

They ran a pub - Mersey Tavern in Stockport (now Chestergate Tavern).
And I can see entries in Grace's Guide and Defunct Pubs - but that's about it!

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