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Essex / A Tragic birth
« on: Thursday 06 April 17 20:48 BST (UK)  »
(All Saints Colchester

On the 31 January 1697 was born to Sam Gonner a female child in the parish of St Peters Colchester, with one head but three distinct tongues, four arms, hands and shoulders, four legs, thighs and feet, two bodies joined together at the neck, and head standing with its face between the  two bodies above the shoulders. Each body had one breast, back and all parts proportional  to a female child below the neck. It had two crowns separated behind on the head, with very thick curled hair. It lived about half an hour and was afterwards carried up to London for a sight

This entry of what appears to have been conjoined twins was in the Parish Records.


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Help please with signature.
« on: Sunday 06 March 16 15:26 GMT (UK)  »
I would appreciate suggestions as to the first name of the first witness.


The Common Room / FreeReg and email
« on: Thursday 14 January 16 11:11 GMT (UK)  »
I would  be interested in the opinion of others, as we all do our best to avoid spamming.

Having reported a transcription error  to FreeReg, the acknowledgement and subsequent notification that the correction was made, (very quickly I must say) were both copied to numerous other people. I have now sent a comment that the Blind Copy should be used. What do Chatters think?


The Lighter Side / A DESERTED WIFE
« on: Monday 14 April 14 17:25 BST (UK)  »
The question often arises about remarriage when a spouse disappears, I thought this entry I came across in Essex may be of interest.


World War One / Mystery Medal
« on: Saturday 24 May 08 17:37 BST (UK)  »
Can any of you Military buffs tell me  where I can find information about, or an illustration of  a medal awarded to a British soldier in the Royal Army Medical Corps?

La Croix de la MisÚricorde was awarded by the King of Serbia for "Gallantry and devotion to duty in the field"

My first reaction was to Google, but on this occasion it has failed to up with the goods, at least in English. :'( :'( :'(


The Lighter Side / POLYPHEMUS, a name to conjure with.
« on: Sunday 08 April 07 15:07 BST (UK)  »
I have just added POLYPHEMUS ANN to my family tree, and wonder if anyone else has come across this as a name for either gender.

In Greek Mythology, Polyphemus is a Cyclops and the son of Poseidon. Why anyone in 1881, would choose this name for their daughter is quite beyond my comprehension, I should love to know if anyone else has seen it used.


Kent Completed Lookup Requests / Death in Deal
« on: Sunday 04 February 07 15:27 GMT (UK)  »
Is there anyone with access to newspapers coving Deal in the 1870s?

I am looking for an account of the suicide of Samuel Redman RAMELL on the 8th. June 1871. an Inquest was held on the 10th. June. Samuel  was living in Nelson

Any help would be most gratefully received.


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