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Leicestershire / Samuel Eld
« on: Tuesday 09 October 18 22:34 BST (UK)  »
Am having trouble with something written on Samuel's first set of army notes, posting for some help here as I can't work out if it is a street in Leicester written after the number 3 or family, he would be 21 and not married as I know of at this point, he is single army census 1891. Can anyone make out what it says please

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Military notes
« on: Tuesday 09 October 18 22:25 BST (UK)  »
Just trying to work out family with no marriage, have all the details now that I have worked out births etc but can't quite see exactly what is written on some military notes. My Samuel George Eld goes into the army twice with 2 different birth dates and lives with a Kate Johnson MN Franklin.

He has his brother listed but in the marriage col, I can see Johnson....14/02/15 but not too sure of the rest, could someone help me out please

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Durham Lookup Requests / Stevens Holy, Trinity, East End
« on: Saturday 08 September 18 20:22 BST (UK)  »
Have not researched very much in the Sunderland area and need some help.

Have a baptism of Frances Ann Stevens

Holy Trinity, East End
Born 04/02/1905    
Bap 29/03/1905    Frances Ann    
Mother Annie    STEPHENS

and a birth certificate 1905 of 

Frances Ann Swinney, mother Annie Stevens father William Swinney...married Jun Q 1909.

I have all sorts of info from the paper and burial records for the Stevens/Coggins/Swinney family living or dying around 7 William Street. I am so sure all this ties in as my father in law is with the Coggins family 1939...Hannah Stevens married Thomas Coggins...and Annie's burial is as 6 William Street. Hannah was very good at putting announcements in the paper plus the Stevens and Swinney family live next door to each other 1901.

I can't find Frances 1911 but do have Annie and William. When Frances dies she is Stevens again. School register has a Frances Swinney born April 1904 7 William Street; I really need to know the details on the baptism and wondered if there was anywhere online I could access the information or if on a visit, the best place to view the records.

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Durham Lookup Requests / Stevens Holy, Trinity, East End
« on: Saturday 08 September 18 20:20 BST (UK)  »
Have not researched very much in the Sunderland area and need some help.

Have a baptism of Frances Ann Stevens

Holy Trinity, East End
Born 04/02/1905    
Bap 29/03/1905    Frances Ann    
Mother Annie    STEPHENS

and a birth certificate 1905 of 

Frances Ann Swinney, mother Annie Stevens father William Swinney...married Jun Q 1909.

I have all sorts of info from the paper and burial records for the Stevens/Coggins/Swinney family living or dying around 7 William Street. I am so sure all this ties in as my father in law is with the Coggins family 1939...Hannah Stevens married Thomas Coggins...and Annie's burial is as 6 William Street. Hannah was very good at putting announcements in the paper plus the Stevens and Swinney family live next door to each other 1901.

I can't find Frances 1911 but do have Annie and William. When Frances dies she is Stevens again. School register has a Frances Swinney born April 1904 7 William Street; I really need to know the details on the baptism and wondered if there was anywhere online I could access the information or if on a visit, the best place to view the records.

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United States of America / William Tann...death ???
« on: Tuesday 30 January 18 12:39 GMT (UK)  »
I am hoping someone can help or point me in the right direction to try and find when William died.
He is here 1920

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFFM-YV7

Wyandotte, Kansas

and 1925 still there but 88.

He age varies somewhat through census returns but esentially my man was born 15 Nov 1838 England as William Frederick and I am still trying to see if this is the same man who was sent to Gibraltar for his prison term, now that I have seen some more of the prison records online.

Have census returns for this William, children being born New York and New Jersey with his first wife before they settle in Kansas...first marriage for William ??? when to Mary Haitnelt, have details of his second marriage but parents not recorded.

For ref 1875

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL6F-M5N3

my William was on his way home 1862 from Gibraltar and I am still trying to find out if they are one and the same person or not.

Parents were Frederick Tann and Susannah Bearchall/Burchall
Death of first wife...have not been able to find that record

Birth I have found for one of the children

William F. Tann in entry for Thomas George Tann, Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977
Name:    Thomas George Tann
Gender:    Male luckily
Christening Date:    10 May 1868
Christening Place:    IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHAPEL-CATHOLIC, SOUTH ORANGE, ESSEX,
Birth Date:    23 Apr 1868
Father's Name:    William F. Tann
Mother's Name:    Mary Haitnelt   
Indexing Project (Batch) Number:    C53131-1
System Origin:    Great Britain-EASy and VR
GS Film number:    1378019
Reference ID:    - 2:1WDPW39

many thanks

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Durham / Frances A. Stevens/Stephens
« on: Wednesday 27 September 17 21:22 BST (UK)  »
I have been asked by my brother in law to look into the family and have drawn a blank at his granny. Their father was William Lambton Stephens born 1930 in Sunderland (now deceased), Frances was his mother as she was known to my husband and his brother; William her son was illegitimate.

I think I am on the right lines...

1939 register
Frances A. Stephens 11 Feb 1905

William is in a household with Hannah Coggins (deceased 1941) at 7 William Street, whilst Frances is numbered in the next household. Hannah's maiden name was Stevens/Stephens having married Thomas Coggins.

In the newspapers, I found an obituary for Hannah

Frances is listed as her niece and Billy...as we knew him...as nephew.
Jane...sister....a Jane Stephens was a witness at Hannah's marriage

I can't find a birth for Frances, nor can I find her 1911. I was hoping to have found her 1911 in order to at least establish her birthplace and find her parents as I have been assured she was born in Sunderland.

She had another son in 1943 and would then have a married name of Dunn but I can't find that marriage either.

Would appreciate any help/thoughts with finding Frances, this being the only name they know her as ???

Thank you


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The Common Room / Helping reading surnames
« on: Sunday 02 April 17 20:41 BST (UK)  »
Evening everyone,

I am trying to unravel my Moore's and have a will for 1700 but I can't work out the daughter's surnames and could really do with some help as I am struggling

There is son Thomas Moore, snipped the view to include him for the handwritting and siblings...

daughter Ann ? surname begins with G looking at the way grandaughter is written

daughter Elizabeth ???

grandaughter Elizabeth ???

Thank you

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Australia / George Ward burial 1919 and and who is F M Tasker?
« on: Saturday 06 August 16 21:50 BST (UK)  »
I have this from the newspaper about George Ward, originally from Leicester, England

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931)
Monday 20 January 1919
WARD.-On the 17th January, at St. Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne George Ward, of Charles -street, Adelaide, loving father of Doris and the late Roy Ward, killed in France.
Lives of good men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time.
-Inserted by F. M. Tasker

George's wife can be found in the paper very easily as she had 'left' with a chap called Harry Maddox, well featured in Trove!

George died after an operation but I am unsure of where he is buried and have only found this obit so far. I don't know who F. M. Tasker is but know it not a relation as I have all their history. It might be a dead end looking for F. M. but would appreciate any help

Many thanks

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The Common Room / Camilla Bradsworth nee Wright and daughter
« on: Monday 02 May 16 20:38 BST (UK)  »
Ann Camilla Wright was born 1850 in Thurmaston, Leicester, daughter of William Wright and Sarah Kirkman and married John Henry Bradsworth 27 Apr 1869. John was a graduate of the New York Homepathic Medical College and Hospital and they settled in Paterson, New Jersey where he had his own practice. I have traced the family through passenger lists and census returns, John's death as 201 Ellison Street 1919 which finally led me to an obituary a couple of nights ago I had not seen before.

Ann Camilla is usually known as Camilla and mentioned as widow with daughter Mrs John Fletcher as surviving relatives. Luckily, it was stated that Mr Fletcher was in the American Red Cross, so found him travelling and a passport photo with address as Ellison Street, 2 different house numbers in the records both connect to the family, so have found them up to 1920. Mary Florence as she is on her birth certifcate, daughter of John and Camilla is with her parents 1910 as Florence Kearney, Florence is the name she is normally found as until she marries John Fletcher, the census and army draft as Mary Florence, all Ellison Street; she had previously married Edward Kearney 27 May 1897.

201 Ellison
Bradsworth John H. M W 62 M England 1870 Physician OA
Bradsworth Camilla F W 59 England 1870 6 Children born 1 living
Kearney Florence Daughter F W 39 W England

U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925
Name:    John Fletcher
Birth Date:    28 Aug 1876
Birth Place:    Bolton, England

1920 John and Mary Florence both as born New Jersey 304 Ellison Street
Camilla as Millie 201 Ellison

I had hoped to have found Camilla's burial as John is buried at Laurel Grove Memorial Park and had put it to one side as I just couldn't find her. Last night, feeling pretty sure I was on the right lines with the Fletcher's despite not finding a marriage, I looked for Camilla and the Fletcher's but have drawn a blank after 1920 for all three people.

They haven't been to England for a while and I can't pinpoint anyone 1930 nor burials. Has anybody any idea/suggestions where to look next?

Many thanks

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