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Nottinghamshire / Looking for alternative death for Hannah Holmes
« on: Wednesday 31 October 18 11:55 GMT (UK)  »
Born 1837 Lowdham Notts as Hannah Fox.  Various children, co-habitings and marriages ensue (I have info on those) but she is last seen in 1891 Arnold Notts as

Hannah Holmes 54 widow
with son
Samuel Stafford 14
Henry Holmes 17
Sarah Holmes 13

the last two not being her children but that of her late husband Joseph

The most obvious death in 1893 is not hers.  That Hannah was the wife of William Holmes so am looking for an alternative death for her please.

If it helps the rumour is "she died at a ripe old age" so any further sightings would be welcome.

Thank you

The Lighter Side / Person registering the birth of a child
« on: Monday 29 October 18 11:42 GMT (UK)  »
Just wondering how often it was the mother of the child that registered the birth?

Say was it the mother 90% of the time, how unusual would it be for the father or someone else to have done it.

Talking about the mid to late 1800's. 

Thanks for any insight  :)

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Anybody recognise this building please?
« on: Thursday 20 September 18 11:54 BST (UK)  »
Found this photo when scanning an old album and can't recall where it was.

If it helps the rest of the album appears to be based in Cornwall and the white building to the left looks to be called George ***

Many thanks.

Wiltshire / 1 Harding Street Swindon
« on: Friday 07 September 18 22:06 BST (UK)  »
Does anyone have local knowledge of this property please?

My great greats were listed there in 1871 and 1875. 

Some years ago I went looking for the address and it seemed to be on a corner wrapping round to East Street  -  part of a Club of some kind but looked unoccupied. 

Would be interested to know if it was one large property or split into rooms etc if anyone remembers it being an occupied building.

Many thanks for any info.

Wiltshire / How many occupations to the pound
« on: Tuesday 21 August 18 16:28 BST (UK)  »
My gggrandfather was an engineer/fitter in the railway and that's the occupation on all census plus certificates I have for him.

I know he dabbled in brewing beer as there are beer licences and in 1861 he is at a pub (but still down as fitter) but last night looking at a trade directory in 1875 to my surprise he was listed as a baker!  I know its him because the address is the same as the 1871 census. 

This is the first whiff of baking I have come across and am curious to know how he carried out a, presumably full time, railway job plus did his brewing and baking at the same time.

Is it possible his wife did the baking and poured the beer? 

Somerset / What became of William Whittle last seen Yeovil in 1911
« on: Saturday 11 August 18 22:37 BST (UK)  »
He was born 2 Sep 1893 in Stoford Barwick.  Father down as William Whittle mother Lavinia Parsons (but not married to each other) 

In 1901/1911 William is living with his maternal grandmother Patience Ettery in Yeovil.
He is down as Willie Hann 7 then William Hann Whittle 17. 

It's a little complicated with the names (Patience was married to a Hann and Lavinia was her daughter with Parsons as a family middle name) but that aside would like to find William. 

Grandmother died in hospital in Bishops Lydeard in 1929.  William was not the informant.

I have looked at the 1939 using birth date for William but not found him.   

Any marriage/death or other possible sightings gratefully received.

Essex / Stratford Essex - 1890 boiler maker
« on: Monday 06 August 18 16:26 BST (UK)  »
Straying into unknown territory here and probably a long shot but one of my ancestors who was from Wiltshire puts Stratford Essex as his residence when he marries in Wiltshire in 1890.

I was wondering where he may have worked as a boiler maker in that area, any big employers at that time? 

He is home with family on previous census and emigrates in 1890 but this sole reference to Stratford is intriguing.  Sorry there is no street address or anything more specific to trace and I don't know how long he was there :(

Appreciate any comments thank you.

United States of America / England to Usa 1887 - any record of passage?
« on: Tuesday 24 April 18 22:26 BST (UK)  »
William Pashley born England 1861 was orphaned and ended up in Massachusetts USA.

I have him on census in England and USA and his death but no passenger list.
He had a younger brother but he died in England.  He married in the USA so presume he travelled there on his own?

Info from ancestry says he arrived Philadelphia 1/5/1887.  Would this be a usual destination?
Would he have chosen that part of the US or was it any port in a storm do you think.

Any help and suggestions most welcome.

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Thomas James Hinchliffe birth 1852 Huddersfield
« on: Friday 20 April 18 16:11 BST (UK)  »
There's a birth in Dec 1852 on Free BMD for the above named but I can't find it on the GRO index to check mothers maiden name - can anyone find it please?

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