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Huntingdonshire / Baptisms in Somersham
« on: Saturday 26 May 18 22:34 BST (UK)  »
I have a Samuel Brown (c1796 - 1853) who appears to have lived in Chatteris for most of his life, but has children whose birthplaces are given variously as Somersham, Chatteris, and one as Huntingdon in different census returns. I'm struggling to find any online parish register entries for Somersham to see if any childen were baptised there. If they weren't baptised there, where might they have been? I know Chatteris is very close to Somersham, but I'm also having problems tracking down PRs for Chatteris as well. The family also seem to have links with Chesterton.

On 9 April 1834 in Chatteris, Samuel married Louisa Sewell (3/5/1812 - 7/2/1890), who was baptised in Chatteris on 11/3/1813. They seem possibly to have had 13 children between 1835 and 1851. GRO birth entries with SEWELL as mother's maiden name have been found where shown.

Frances Ann 1835, Somersham; Birth year calculated from census records
Louisa 1836, Somersham; Birth date calculated from 1841 census (HO107; Piece: 449; Book: 1; Civil Parish: Somersham; County: Huntingdonshire; Enumeration District: 2; Folio: 28; Page: 20; Line: 4. Frances and Sarah appear in the same entry. The relationship to the head of household is not clear, and born in the county foir all three is given as no, possibly indicating that Somersham was not their birthplace.)
Sarah 1837, Somersham; GRO Reference: 1837  S Quarter in ST IVES  Volume 14  Page 147
Samuel 1839, Huntingdon; GRO Reference: 1839  M Quarter in NORTH WITCHFORD UNION  Volume 14  Page 118
Emma 1840, Chatteris; No birth GRO entry yet found
Julia 1841, Chatteris; No birth GRO entry yet found
Henry 1842, Somersham; No birth GRO entry yet found
Alice 1845, Chatteris; No birth GRO entry yet found
John 1848, Chatteris; 1846  M Quarter in NORTH WITCHFORD UNION  Volume 14  Page 129, presumed to have died on or before 1849
Mary 1847, Chatteris; 1847  M Quarter in NORTH WITCHFORD UNION  Volume 14  Page 137, died - 1874
Thomas 1848, Chatteris presumed died same year; 1848  S Quarter in NORTH WITCHFORD UNION  Volume 14  Page 129
John 1849, Chatteris; 1849  D Quarter in NORTH WITCHFORD UNION  Volume 14  Page 119
Thomas 1851, Chatteris; 1851  M Quarter in NORTH WITCHFORD UNION  Volume 14  Page 143

I'd like to try and find baptisms for these children to confirm that I have the correct parents before starting to buy certificates. Where's the best place to look? I've tried Ancestry, FindMyPast and Familysearch, but starting to run out of ideas :(


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Australia / NSW CD-ROM
« on: Saturday 19 May 18 15:14 BST (UK)  »
Can I get a copy of this from anywhere?


The New South Wales pioneers index 1788-1918: an index to birth, death and marriage records on CD-ROM.

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Glamorganshire / George Budd Bettesworth
« on: Tuesday 08 May 18 23:43 BST (UK)  »
I'm trying to locate the 1911 census return for George Budd Bettesworth and his family. I know that George signed up for service in 1915 in the Army Service Corps, and gave his address as 1 Evans Terrace Abercynon. George was born in 1876 in Sussex, and at the time of the 1911 census was married to Elizabeth Kate Cook, and had children Edith Kate, Alice Francis, Grace Marie, Lilian Mary, Dorothy, and George Budd junior, William Charles, Catherine May, and Nellie. William Charles was born in 1911, and his birth was registered in Pontypridd, as were the births for Catherine and Nellie.

I can't find an Evans Terrace in Abercynon enumeration district on the 1911 census - could it be somewhere else?

I can't find George's death, either, and I'm struggling with tracing his wife's parents too :(

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Australia / Suspicious death
« on: Tuesday 17 April 18 15:28 BST (UK)  »
I have a Gordon Kinlock Williams, son of Edward Thomas Williams and Barbara Jane Kinlock, born on the 22 February 1885 in Victoria, and baptised on 18 May at Moorooduc. He then appears in the electoral roll for 1949-1954 in Croydon East at at 95 Milton Street, Ashfield, NSW, and the from 1958 to 1977 he's at 20 Paton Street, Woy Woy, although Kinlock is spelled Kinloch.

So, how to explain this death index entry:

Name:          Gordon Rknlook Williams
Birth Year:       abt 1885
Age:                  9
Death Place:       Pt Nepean, Victoria
Father's name:       Edwd Thos
Mother's name:       Barbara Kinlook
Registration Year:    1894
Registration Place:    Victoria
Registration Number:    14568

There's clearly a typo in a couple of the names, but the other details seem to match. Was there possibly a second child of the same name?

Puzzled  :-\

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Renfrewshire / Greenock marriage location
« on: Wednesday 11 April 18 10:50 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone help with the location of this marriage plase. So far I have that it was in a cafe in Greenock!

Thanks

David

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / What comes after Elizabetha?
« on: Friday 01 December 17 22:59 GMT (UK)  »
Can anyone please help decipher what comes after the mother's name on this baptism for 2 Sept 1686 at St Edward's in Leek (the middle line)? I'm also guessing that the baptism is for a boy whose name starts with a T.

Thanks

David

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Welsh placenames ...
« on: Saturday 04 November 17 22:25 GMT (UK)  »
Can anyone help decipher the two residences for this marriage, please?

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Shropshire / The Scots/Scotts/Scatts, Stottesdon
« on: Sunday 22 October 17 23:47 BST (UK)  »
Anyone pinpoint where this place is/was? I can't seem to find in on any old maps.

Thanks

David

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Baptism, Ireland 1862
« on: Tuesday 03 October 17 13:22 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone please deciper this?

Got as far as:

28th Frances (???) of Thomas Farr & Mary Sullivan ????????????????????????

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