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Northumberland / Conditional Baptism
« on: Monday 21 January 19 00:59 GMT (UK)  »
Durham Records OnLine has just released a new set of records from Wallsend. One example is a child with a "conditional baptism". I have seen many parish records in my time but never a conditional
baptism. Does that mean that if the "conditions" were not met the baptism will be snatched back.

England / Did he play Football for Everton?
« on: Thursday 03 January 19 19:15 GMT (UK)  »
Family lore has Thomas Wilkinson son of George Wilkinson and wife Isabella Ratcliffe born Beamish, County Durham, 1902  playing football for Everton. Is there evidence of this. Probably in the + - 1920 years.

Private Isaac Eland,  4th Volunteer Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, died of a disease /was killed 27 October 1901 in Standerton, Transvaal, South Africa. He left a will in England and probate confirms his death date. His widow Elizabeth (Wilby) Eland died without remarrying 16 November 1951, Chester-le-Street, County Durham.  Presumably she collected a Widow's Pension for 50 years. There is a memorial in brass to those local men who died in that war in Newcastle Cathedral. His name is on it.

If there are service records I would like to know how he died.

World War One / Christmas Day 1916
« on: Tuesday 25 December 18 13:31 GMT (UK)  »
Vant 1916: Corporal George Timothy Vant, 13351 Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in Action. Commonweath War Graves  Commisson.  Will available on "Find a soldier's will".
1916: In the tiny intimate cemetery of Rancourt found on the eastern fringes of the Somme, you discover the graves of Corporal Vant, Serjeant, Bowen & Private Workman of the Worcestershire Regiment killed on Christmas Day 1916 proving that there was not always goodwill and peace to all. Quickfirer Internet site. Corporal Vant was born to Richard George Vant and Helena Foley 24 January 1896, Evesham, Worcestershire.

South Africa / Ernest Strain in South Africa
« on: Tuesday 02 October 18 07:01 BST (UK)  »
Ernest Strain, a musician, was born Tynemouth, Northumberland, England 9 July 1913. His wife Emilie born 22 October 1913, probably not born in England. They had two daughters probably not born in England 1950 and 1956. All of husband and wife's/daughters records are on Ships' manifests for South Africa Travel. Any marriage or death or evidence of their time in South Africa would be appreciated bearing in mind that their children may still be alive so no details for them unless they have passed away. 

World War One / Harry William Hay Creasy
« on: Tuesday 21 August 18 17:47 BST (UK)  »
Harry Creasy born 5 Sep 1852 London, England
Died 20 April 1924, Colombo Ceylon
Louise Hay born 12 October 1870
Died 23 January, Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliya, Ceylon
Married 11 January 1895 St. Andrew's, Colombo

Son Harry William Hay Creasy
Born 1896, Colombo
Killed in action, 13 June 1916,  Belgium

Living Relative in New  New Zealand

Australia / George Montague Cole died in Australia - and that is it !
« on: Wednesday 15 November 17 06:02 GMT (UK)  »
Family Search
Name   George Montague Cole
Event Type   Burial
Event Place   Bourke Shire, New South Wales, Australia
Age   57
Birth Year (Estimated)   1828
Death Date   12 Dec 1885
Cemetery   Bourke General Cemetery: Church of England section

The George Montague Cole I am looking for was born Islington, London 28 March 1828. Daughter Gertrude Wynne Cole believed to have been born in South Africa, however she WAS married and divorced in South Africa. Marriage #2 in London.

The above burial record is the ONLY Australian record  of George I can find. Could there be more references to his life in Australia? Other daughter of George is Mae. Possibly born in South Africa

Australia / Minnie May Easton/Frederick Charles Welch Bengal India and Perth Australia
« on: Thursday 19 October 17 04:23 BST (UK)  »
I am researching Minnie May Easton born Bengal, India, 31 January 1896.
1st marriage to Edwin Adolphus Nierses 11 February 1914 Asonsol, Bengal.
2nd marriage to Frederick Charles Welch 23 July 1924, Calcutta, Bengal.
Minnie died 6 October 1966, buried Perth, Australia War Cemetery, why?
Frederick Charles Welch died 17 November 1965, no mention of War Cemetery!
Both are on a grave marker together.

Minnie's parents were father born Cambridge, England and mother County Durham, England.

Was Frederick Charles originally an Australian?

South Africa / South Africa Research Help
« on: Friday 25 August 17 13:58 BST (UK)  »
Gertrude Wynne Cole was possibly born in South Africa about 1861. She married Seymour Dallas (of Lancashire, England) 25 March 1878, Cape Town children found so far:
Gertrude Mary Dallas born abt 1879
Jessie Seymour Dallas born abt Nov 1881
Female Dallas born 29 October 1883 (Cape Times)

Gertrude divorced Seymour Dallas in South Africa or England?

The divorced Gertrude married Bernard Vidal Shaw 1889 Kensington, London.

They went to British Guiana where Bernard was employed as Head of Prisons.

Three children born there.

Blanche Shaw born about 1890
Bernard Vidal Shaw born 28 April 1891
Eyre Massey Shaw born 1895/6. Killed WWI

Now comes the weird part which has no relevance to South Africa. A Blanche Seymour Shaw married a William Harold B. Whitaker 11 June 1918. London. Who names a child with the first (divorced) and second husbands names? Blanche Seymour Shaw born 1890 according to Whittaker research.

Any help on filling the South African gaps will be appreciated.

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