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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Place name help, please
« on: Wednesday 03 January 18 12:56 GMT (UK)  »
Hi,  I'm trying to work out the place name from this baptism record and would welcome any ideas.
It's the fifth column of the bottom row. I've included a fair amount of other text for reference.
My best guess is Barristead, Herefordshire (looking at the double R in Harriet at the top), but this doesn't seem to be a place.
Any ideas?

Travelling People / Olive Mary Stanley - relative of John Stanley/Ireland?
« on: Thursday 10 August 17 13:21 BST (UK)  »

I've been trying to identify John Stanley/Ireland for some time.  It is somewhat complicated because he used both Stanley and Ireland as his surname in different census returns. There are a couple of other (old) threads, one is here:

I can find nothing on him before 1879, which is the baptism of his Olive, his first child at St John's, Walworth. He married Mary Jane Quigley in 1880. His father is listed as Zachariah Ireland (deceased) but I haven't found anything related to him. I have John Stanley's children's baptisms and later census returns.

Some internet searching turned up chat threads which mention Olive Mary Stanley married to Daniel Johnson.  Daniel and Olive are at 8 Park Row, Newington in 1881, same address as John Stanley and family (RG11 P549 F32 P58). Previously I had not made any connection between these two families.

However - I can't find a marriage record for Daniel Johnson and Olive Mary Stanley so I cannot confirm this information from the internet search.  I also cannot confirm any relationship between John Stanley and Olive Mary Stanley/Johnson, though it seems likely, particularly given he named his eldest Olive.

If anyone has any information, particularly on how we know Daniel Johnson married Olive Mary Stanley I would be very grateful.
I know that the RTFHS has Stanley histories, but I'm not sure if they would be any help to me here.


Warwickshire Completed Lookup Requests / COMPLETE Albert Edward Lenton born c.1898
« on: Wednesday 28 January 09 20:04 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to locate a birth registration or census entry for Albert Edward Lenton.

He married Beatrice Mary Nicholls on 19th March 1927 in Tamworth.† They both said they were 29 yrs old (but Iím wondering if he was making his age up).
His address was Hill Farm House, Mere Green, father Albert Hatton Lenton, gardener domestic.
Her address Rowton Cottage, Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, father Charles Nicholls, green keeper.

Iíve had success with Beatrice, but canít find anything beyond speculation for Albert.† Thought his fatherís unusual middle name might help, but hasnít so far.
Any bright ideas for places to search, etc.?


Scotland / The Scotsman Archive
« on: Tuesday 28 October 08 14:48 GMT (UK)  »
I have just found a wealth of information on a newsworthy incident that a relative was caught up in.

Archive of The Scotsman newspaper 1817 to 1950.

This is a subscription service, but I would imagine that many libraries would have access.
I am happy to do lookups. Sorry, I no longer have access to the service.

The Common Room / Help to decipher please
« on: Monday 13 October 08 13:40 BST (UK)  »
Anyone with any ideas?

I'm struggling with the first one:
Captain Royal Navy [...]

and lower down:
Captain [...] Officer

RG9/1024 Folio 71 Page 23


The Common Room / Please help reading handwriting
« on: Tuesday 01 July 08 10:46 BST (UK)  »
Hi there

I'm trying to decipher something on the Charles Booth online archive.  What I'm looking at is here:

(I don't know if I'm allowed to copy the image).

There are just a couple of words that I can't read:

"Larissa St leading to Tisdall Place: very poor rough: windows bad, mess, all costers [something something] thieves: Larissa St rather worse than Tisdall Place"

Any ideas?

Please can someone tell me the RG ref for the 1861 census returns for the Union Workhouse, Battersea?

Perhaps I'm just missing it, but really can't find it on Ancestry...† ???


Surrey / Zachariah IRELAND, Walworth/Wandsworth
« on: Friday 13 June 08 13:29 BST (UK)  »
Hi there

Zachariah (or Zackariah) Ireland is listed as the deceased father on John Ireland's (and Mary Jane Quigley's) marriage certificate in 1880, in Walworth St John's.

There is a possible death in Wandsworth 1861, but I can't find any birth or marriage records.  There are some possibles in 41/51/61 census.  I think it likely that mistranscriptions have occured every step of the way here.  Very difficult with no info to go on.  So before I launch into soul-destroying checking:

Anyone miraculously have info on/interest in this man?


World War Two / NAAS - what does this mean please?
« on: Thursday 31 January 08 09:52 GMT (UK)  »
I have a relative's soldier service book from 1942.

It has all her personal details, then for 'approved society' it says N.A.A.S and a membership number.
Then for 'enlisted at' it says ATS for period of present emergency.
There is also a note which reads 'A&S Group 47C'.

Just wondered if some knowledgeable person could give me a hand, please.


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