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Dorset Completed Look up Requests / Wyke Regis Parish Registers
« on: Tuesday 30 October 18 16:27 GMT (UK)  »
An added back-stop  :)

I've been looking, on Dorsetopc (a wonderful facility), at the parish registers for Wyke Regis.  I've noted that there are NO burials recorded, via the parish registers or BT's, for 1864.  Any ideas anyone?  I have sent a message to them, and await a response. 

I have also sent a message (no telephone numbers available) to Dorset History Centre asking the same question - according to their catalogue entry there is no gap for 1864.

Just wondered if anyone knew something  :-\

Armed Forces / How did they travel?
« on: Saturday 27 October 18 16:55 BST (UK)  »
Sorry, gentlemen, but perhaps another stupid question from a female  :-[

How did troops travel to various areas/battles?  In particular I am thinking of the 2nd Anglo-Boer War.  I have a young boy/man who served with the Royal Berkshire Regiment - he obtained the Queen's SA Medal, King's SA Medal and clasps for Cape Colony, OFS and Transvaal.  So how would he have travelled to these locations - forget about actually arriving in SA from England  ;D ;D

And the same for India, he re-enlisted and was married in Karachi and his son was born in Meerut.

My sincere apologies if I'm asking VERY stupid questions.   :-*

Armed Forces / "Effective Bandsman"
« on: Wednesday 24 October 18 10:15 BST (UK)  »
Assuming I have read this correctly, I would be grateful to have more information on this position.  The person in question enlisted at the age of 14 years and 4 months in 1892 for a period of 12 years.

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Brancliffe Hall - where was it?
« on: Friday 19 October 18 12:22 BST (UK)  »
Hi:  I'm attempting to sort out the Butterfield families of the Baildon area

I am related to Jonas Butterfield (son of Richard and Sarah) born 1800 and baptised at Wrose.

However, there is another Jonas Butterfield, born 1802, third son of John and Sarah (Brook).  He is baptised, as are his siblings, at St John the Evangelist in Baildon.  All the entries state that John (Labourer) and Sarah reside at Brancliffe Hall.

Does anyone have any idea where Brancliffe Hall is/was?  I've looked at nls maps and can't readily spot it.

I'd be grateful for any ideas.

World War One / UK Soldiers died in the Great War
« on: Sunday 07 October 18 17:01 BST (UK)  »
I know that transcriptions are available via Ancestry and FindMyPast - BUT where can one see the original entries or images of the original entries?

Related thread

The anomaly is that Walter Fletcher appears on the Hockley, ESSEX memorial, but was born in Hockley, WARWICKSHIRE.  Joined the Northumberland Fusiliers in Wolverhampton, married in Bakewell, Derbyshire.  :-\ :-\  Just trying to help the OP of the other thread - ugo

World War One / Medal Roll interpretation please
« on: Friday 24 August 18 14:09 BST (UK)  »
Could some kind soul please interpret this entry on the Service Medal and Award Rolls?

Many thanks in advance.

The Common Room / 1860's ship
« on: Friday 13 July 18 17:49 BST (UK)  »
Any ideas, please on what this ship might have have looked like:

Annie Archbell -
Built 1860 in Sunderland (possibly by Peverall)- 706 tons, 155 long x 32 breadth x 21 deep (assume feet  :-\)  Vessel number 28391.  Designated as a ship rather than a barque.
She was built under special survey!? (indicated by * against her name) 
She was lost on Terschelling Bank, Netherlands, 13 April 1867, with the loss of 4 lives.  The pilot boat crew were rewarded by HM the Queen for the rescue of the crew. 

I have her sailings 1861-1862 - London to Australia and then to 1867 London to China.

I'd just like to know what she might have looked like, please  :)

Europe / Poland - Jewish marriage 1882
« on: Saturday 31 March 18 19:09 BST (UK)  »
Before I post names, can I ask the question?

I have a date for a marriage - 15 January 1882 - somewhere in Poland AND it is a Jewish marriage - I also have the "perhaps anglicised" names of bride and groom.

What are the chances of finding details of such a marriage?  I'm asking because I don't want to waste anyone's time.  :)

Scotland / 1911 Census - Scotland Completed, with thanks
« on: Monday 19 March 18 17:07 GMT (UK)  »
This may be a very stupid question, but!!

If a child is under the age of 1 year when the 1911 census was taken, how would that age be recorded?  0 or a number of months, and confirmed as months rather than years. 

I've only had access to one page, and there doesn't appear to be any child under the age of 1 on it, hence the question.   :-\

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