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The Common Room / Ship Muster Rolls
« on: Tuesday 09 May 17 11:36 BST (UK)  »
Hi all

Please feel free to move this to a more suitable forum. I was stuck where to post it!

I am trying to locate the muster rolls for three ships for a research project, however, National Archives have said they don't have them online and want a small fortune to send them to me.

Does anyone else know where I can locate the rolls for the following:

Namur 1757
Charming Sally, 1762-1763
HMS Racehorse 1773

Huge thanks for your help,


Australia / Peter Collenette death record
« on: Tuesday 08 September 15 18:07 BST (UK)  »
Hello All,

I have found a death record for Peter Collenette born 1833 in Guernsey and died in Adelaide in 1909.

I suspect this may be a relation but I can't check because I don't have world access on Find my Past.

Would it be possible for someone to check the information on Peter if possible please?

Many Thanks,


Lancashire / Electoral Records
« on: Tuesday 16 June 15 16:32 BST (UK)  »
Hello All,

Does anybody know whether electoral roll records for post war Liverpool are online?

I am specifically interested in 3 addresses, from 1938 - 1955 and I am not local to the area so a trip to the records office isn't easy.

Many Thanks,


Armed Forces / British Army Service Record
« on: Tuesday 09 June 15 18:52 BST (UK)  »
Hello All,

I have managed to locate the death record for William J Brinkley in July 1915. No. 91581 82nd Bty, RFA.
He was buried in India, and from looking at his children's birth records he served in Ireland, then moved on to India around 1906/1907. His wife and children returned to Ireland via England but William seems to have remained in India up to his death.

I am struggling to locate his service records, or even medal card, despite him serving for quite a long time and wonder if anyone can assist in finding out what he did in Ireland, and in India if possible.

Many Thanks,


Lancashire / Bootle business in the 1960s
« on: Monday 08 June 15 20:57 BST (UK)  »
Hello All,

I have located the probate records for James William Patrick Andrew Brinkley, died March 1962 and his probate address is 41 Bankhall Street, L20.

I have had a look at the address and it is a street of Victorian warehouses, however I don't have a clue where to start looking for trade directories at the time of James' death.

Can anyone point me in the right direction so I can delve into his business further?

Many Thanks,


The Common Room / Wrong address or wrong person?
« on: Monday 08 June 15 20:34 BST (UK)  »
Hello all,

I have located the burial record for a James William Brinkley, born 1905, died 17 March 1962 at Edinburgh Close, Liverpool and also found the will for a James William Patrick Andrew Brinkley, born 1905, died 16 March 1962, also in Liverpool, but the probate record shows his address as Bankhall Street, Liverpool.

Is it possible that this is just an address error - I haven't found two records of death to suggest there is two of them.

Many Thanks,


Europe / Alien Arrival-document deciphering
« on: Sunday 19 February 12 18:53 GMT (UK)  »
Hello All,

I am trying to work out exactly where Francois Joseph Marais was native of. According to his alien arrival form he is native of Clemmburg-but an internet search makes me doubt this is a place!

I am unable to decipher the handwriting and wonder if anybody could please help translate what it says!

Kind Regards


The Common Room / Bakes giving me headaches!!!!
« on: Monday 30 January 12 20:54 GMT (UK)  »
Hello all,

I have just found some very puzzling information and would like some ideas on what could be going on please.

John Bakes married Sarah Wilson 31st Aug 1817 at Bradford Cathedral. Both single, witnesses were John Barker and Jonas Tasker.

They appear in later census, with their children and everything appears as it should be.

Now the headache. Whilst searching for the wedding of John and Sarah I also found the wedding of William Bakes to a Sarah Wilson on 4th September 1820. Both single, witness....yes, you guessed it, John Barker and Jonas Tasker.

According to the records I have found John had a brother William, who married a Hannah Lee in 1820.

Whilst it is possible a William Bakes married a Sarah Wilson in the same church as John married and it is all just coincidence....but the witnesses being the same is just too much of a coincidence.

Can anyone possibly shed some light on this please because my brain is a little frazzled!!



The Common Room / Was he a criminal
« on: Friday 23 September 11 16:03 BST (UK)  »
Hello All,

I have Benjamin Emmett born 1840, Bowling Bradford on the 1841, 1851, 1861 and 1881 census.
He married an Emma Stevenson and in 1891 Emma is with her daughter Sarah, son in law Samuel and Grandson Edwin in Pudsey, Bradford.
In the 1891 census she appears as married, but there is no sign of Benjamin with them, and I am unable to locate him or a death for him.

However, I have found on the criminal registers for Dec 1885 North Yorkshire a Benjamin Emmett, sentenced for what looks like 15 'catr' months. (No idea what 'catr' means)
Another Benjamin Emmett then appears in the criminal registers for Feb 1887 in  West Yorkshire for Larceny, sentenced for 3 'catr' months.

I am unsure if this is my Benjamin, and also the time-scale between the two offences is only 14 months so I am unsure if this is the same man.

If anyone could point me in the direction of how to obtain more information, or help find Benjamin in 1891 I would greatly appreciate it.

Kind Regards


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