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Leicestershire / Thomas Gilby born 1807 Leicester
« on: Saturday 20 October 18 12:07 BST (UK)  »
I'm looking for a Thomas Gilby born 1807 Leicester according to the 1851 census for Wednesbury Staffordshire.
He married at Tipton St Martins 30.9.1833 to a Sarah Parkes and after her death in 1834 seems to be with her sister Martha until the 1850's
I can see no death at that date but there is a Thomas Gilby died West Bromwich Dec 1876 born 1803.
However he is in the Workhouse at West Bromwich in 1871 and gives his birthplace at Welton/Wetton Northants

Any ideas very welcome


Staffordshire / Mind bender-Smith and Smith
« on: Saturday 29 September 18 12:14 BST (UK)  »
Hello Everyone
This is a real toughy
I had a lady in to my Family History Group on Friday and went through her family tree from a 1911 census entry she bought with her(so  not my fault!)   back to 1814 .All in the Wednesbury area. Smith and Jones!
Was it right ? Was it heck.
Had a check of that 1911 census this morning and it doesn't fit with her mother and grandparents entry of 1939.  OOPs
So I started again, on the Smiths of Wednesbury.

This is as far as I got
A marriage at St Stephen Willenhall on free reg 19.9.1880
Thomas Smith lab  s of John Smith puddler dec
Elizabeth Ann smith 20 d of John labourer

Thomas is born Netheton in 1881 and Staffordshire nk in 1891 when the family are in Swinton Lancs.He dies by 1901 when Elizabeth had remarried to a Job Walters.(Marriage not available on line).
Elizabeth Ann is born 1857-1860 either Bilston ,Willenhall or Staffs nk
She is buried at James bridge in 1917 age 56.

Children for the couple - Sarah L or E 5 in 1891 ,Thomas age 3 ,John 2 Oct 1890 and Mary Ann Salford 13 Aug 1892.

Can anyone crack them before the marriage.
Any help REALLY appreciated.

ps got the wrong 1881 they are at Wolverhampton Lane Darlaston next to what seems to be her parents from Lincolnshire and Thomas is from Salop Stirchley?not Netherton.


Warwickshire / Harry winter and Mary Woodhall
« on: Thursday 26 July 18 12:47 BST (UK)  »
Hello All
I wonder if some kind soul can take a look at the above couple.
They married in 1910 at Aston 

Harry I can find on two documents  giving  a birth place of 1889 Birmingham and another 5.10.1882 .
I can see Mary after at lot of searching on earlier censuses but no sign of Harry .There seems to be no death ,no electoral records just the marriage in 1910,1911 census and 1939 index.
I really want to see his parents without buying the marriage cert.

There are two Harry's I can  see in Birmingham before that one marries a Lucy Roberts and is born in Newcastle in 1882 living with a Isaac and Jane Swain or Vaughan depending on which census I look at.
The other born 1889 is son of Harry and Charlotte  but seems to marry Sarah Jane Palmer in 1913 .I've seen the church copy.
Anyway got any brain waves?


Shropshire Lookup Requests / Archives look up no2
« on: Saturday 26 May 18 11:27 BST (UK)  »
I'm a different person but if you are at the Archives at Shrewsbury can I ask for a look up of the Hearth tax for Much Wenlock.
I just want to know if there are any Parsons in the parish.
I know there is a print of each parish in a folder on the shelves but I'm not there to take a look.
Any help appreciated.


Lancashire / Looking for Uncle Bill
« on: Monday 30 April 18 11:14 BST (UK)  »
Someone has asked me to look for their Uncle Bill Davis .
Difficult name and I'm not having a lot of luck.
William Davis was born Sep qtr 1921 in Salford  s of John Davis and Jane Conway .
By 1939 his dad is dead and his mother is living with Albert Jones her new husband.
There are several entries blacked out and William  could be one.
He was a pilot in World War 2 so may already have signed up.
He had two children .One a son went on to be a teacher in Cyprus.
He died sometime after 1971.

That's all she knows.Any ideas?


The Common Room / insecure login
« on: Friday 13 April 18 10:43 BST (UK)  »
Anyone else getting the message log in insecure when they log in ?
I got on WDYTYA forum as well this morning.


Lancashire / Thomas Camm of Manchester born c1809 Long Preston
« on: Saturday 07 April 18 13:14 BST (UK)  »
I'm looking for a Thomas Camm born c 1809 in Long Preston ,Yorkshire.
On the 1841 census he is in Rochdale with wife Catherine and a pattern designer
1851 and he is with new wife Sarah Chadwick nee Robinson born c 1809,daughter Eliza Chadwick born 1833 and Jane born 1839 Manchester.Now he is a calico printer
After that he disappears.
His younger children with Catherine are buried at Cheetham Hill Cemetery in a grave owned by a Stephen Camm.
Catherine died 1845.
Any ideas welcome.


Monmouthshire / A Nativity Conundrum
« on: Friday 01 December 17 13:53 GMT (UK)  »
Hello rootchatters
Perhaps one of you can help me with this little problem.
I have a Walter Barney Seale born in Weobley Herefordshire  Sep 1879.
His mother is given as Williams and he appears with parents John Weale Seale and Rachel Williams married Hereford Mar 1865 on the censuses .
In 1911 he is in Tredegar with his 'wife' Maud nee James.
They have 4 children in Tredegar from 1911-1920 but never marry.

Walter's war record has the birth dates of the children and Maud crossed through as next of kin.
Added is mother Mrs Margaret Walker ,39 Albert st ,Aberdare.
When he leaves the country for Canada in 1922 again next of kin Mrs Walker now of Albert Inn Aberdare.
On his marriage in 1926 mother is again Rachel Williams.

So who is Mrs Margaret Walker?

Rachel is widow  at Tredegar on the 1901 and then disappears.She was born Mar 1841 Hay registration of Llanbedr/Llanstephen Radnorshire .Parents seem to be William Williams and Elizabeth Haynes.

Any one fancy a go at Who is she?


Lancashire / Joseph Smiles
« on: Friday 15 September 17 13:27 BST (UK)  »
I'm looking up the smiles family for a friend and I've got to Joseph smiles born c 1752 in the Royal Navy and living in Liverpool
I've got his marriage by licence there in 1772 and his pension 1796 and 1797 but no baptism  or burial.
He has 4 children James ,Joseph ,John and Thomas (died as a baby)who move to London in the 180(0)s.
Can any one help track him down?

ps he's living in Pitt street.


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