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Montgomeryshire / Baptism Abode: Prison
« on: Tuesday 17 October 17 14:51 BST (UK)  »
Hi Folks,

On my 2 x great grandfather John Richard HUMPHREYS' Baptism record in Montgomery on the 11th January 1839 is a curious Abode comment:

Meifod, but now Prisoner in the County Gaol

His parents were Robert (a farmer) and Mary HUMPHREYS.  Please can anyone tell me why he may have been there?  I'm assuming it's the father in trouble.

Regards

Mike

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Derry (Londonderry) / Lost location: 'Ardhoy'
« on: Sunday 10 September 17 11:41 BST (UK)  »
Hi Folks,

I'm doing some research for a family member.  Please can anyone identify the place Ardhoy.  Martin DIAMOND was in receipt of a Chelsea Pension in Glasgow.  Later his widow Isabella moves to Manchester, England.  I'm currently assuming, with no evidence, that Martin died in Glasgow, between 1851 and 1861.

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Reference:    WO 97/461/34
Description:    

MARTIN DIAMOND

Born ARDHOY, Londonderry

Served in 27th Foot Regiment

Discharged aged 29
Date:    1816-1827
Held by:    The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:    Public Record(s)

Any other information would be of great help.

Cheers

Mike

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Lancashire Lookup Requests / HUMPHRIES marriage look-up in Liverpool 1886
« on: Tuesday 22 November 16 13:04 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Folks,

According to Lancashire-BMD Richard HUMPHRIES and Frances BARTON married in Q2 (FreeBMD) of 1886 at Liverpool, Our Lady & St. Nicholas & St. Anne.

I've tried Ancestry and FindMyPast, with no luck.  I'm looking for occupation and father's details.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Regards

Mike

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Warwickshire / Joseph GARDNER of Solihull married 1794
« on: Friday 02 September 16 15:56 BST (UK)  »
Hi Folks,

Joseph GARDNER married Elizabeth CRISP at St. Martin's, Birmingham on 18th March 1794.  He was described as a Widower.  They were both able to sign their names well, suggesting a good education and at a certain level in society.  He and Elizabeth have 3 children.  The eldest, Mary, married Benjamin HANDS and settled in Kings Norton, after 1821.  Whether the family had moved or Mary only went to the area is unknown.

I am looking for details of Joseph's first marriage and the death of his first wife.

Regards

Mike

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Hi Folks,

This coming Tuesday, the 12th April 2016, our talk is on:

“Old Pubs & Lost Hostelries” by Local and Family Historian Richard Churchley

Illustrated talk showing old pubs (some now defunct) and discussing their histories and their names. The main changes in the pub trade over the centuries is covered and there will be a Quiz concerning pub names. Most of the pubs covered will be in the West Midlands, Worcestershire and Warwickshire.

Location map http://www.bromsgrovebmsgh.co.uk/cms/latest-events/details/97-jun2014.html and then please click on the foot prints.

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There will be tea & coffee.  Be there for 7:45 pm.
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Our open meeting will take place at

Bromsgrove Methodist Centre, Stratford Road, Bromsgrove, B60 1AS.

on Tuesday evening 12th April 2016.  Entry £2.


Mike
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For Sale / Wanted / Events / Tuesday evening (9th) BMSGH Meeting in Bromsgrove
« on: Friday 05 February 16 12:07 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Folks,

This coming Tuesday, the 9th February 2016, our talk is on:

"Rattling the Family Skeletons"
  by author Arthur Ronsson

My father announced before he died that he had always believed he was the illegitimate son of a famous Glasgow politician. He left enough clues to narrow down his possible paternity to one man – a hugely respected figure in Scottish left-wing politics. If my dad's contention was true, it means that I am the grandson of a man who, but for ill-health in his fifties, could well have become Prime Minister of Great Britain.

Location map http://www.bromsgrovebmsgh.co.uk/cms/latest-events/details/97-jun2014.html and then please click on the foot prints.

**********************
There will be tea & coffee.  Be there for 7:45 pm.
**********************

This event will take place at

Bromsgrove Methodist Centre, Stratford Road, Bromsgrove, B60 1AS.

on Tuesday evening 9th February 2016.  Entry £2.

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Shropshire / GRIFFITHS of Wellington
« on: Sunday 10 January 16 19:08 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Folks,

In the 1841 my 3 x gt grandfather, Absalom GRIFFITHS, born around 1790, was living in Parton Square, Wellington. ( HO107; Piece 907; Book: 3; Civil Parish: Wellington; County: Shropshire; Enumeration District: 5; Folio: 14; Page: 21)

Absalom, as far as I can see, only had two brothers, William -gone missing - and Richard, who died in infancy.  I don't know the area, but Absalom was in New Street around 1820 and much later in life.  Could  Parton Square be said to be New Street?


I  have two main queries:

1) Who was the 70 year oldish Susannah GRIFFITHS living as a separate householder in the same house.  Along with a 15ish Ann GRIFFITHS?

2) In the house next door was a John GRIFFITHS, 30ish along with wife Harriet and family.  Who was John?

Any help gratefully received

Mike




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"The 17th Century FOLEYS"
- Iron, Wealth and Vision 1580- 1716

by Roy Peacock

The Foleys of the seventeenth century were a remarkable family. Richard Foley progressed from his origins as the son of a Dudley nailer to being the most successful Midlands iron-master of his time. He moved to Stourbridge and from there his ambitious sons and daughters went out to north Staffordshire and the Forest of Dean, to the cities of Worcester, Bristol and London, and overseas to Ireland and as far as Constantinople. Their wealth was turned into land and four estates with fine houses were established: Witley Court, Prestwood Hall, Longton Hall and Stoke Edith.

The Foley vision, however, was broader than industry, land and wealth. Their motives reflected some of the key religious and political values of the dramatic seventeenth century, especially in their desire to extend the role of Parliament. They welcomed its victory in the first civil war, welcomed the Restoration but opposed James II in 1688. A Foley married Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford, England's first 'prime minister', and Thomas Foley III was elevated to the peerage as Baron Foley in 1712. They were patrons of Richard Baxter, the greatest of the religious leaders of the day, and came to value the importance of education. Existing grammar schools in Dudley and Stourbridge were supported and new schools, notably, Old Swinford Hospital, established.

Location map http://www.bromsgrovebmsgh.co.uk/cms/latest-events/details/97-jun2014.html and then please click on the foot prints.

**********************
There will be tea & coffee.  Be there for 7:45 pm.
**********************


This event will take place at

Bromsgrove Methodist Centre, Stratford Road, Bromsgrove, B60 1AS.

on Tuesday evening 12th January 2016.  Entry £2.

Mike

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Montgomeryshire / Help needed on my 4 JONES' connections from Meifod area
« on: Saturday 07 November 15 17:26 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Folks,

I'm looking for any help on my various JONES' connections.

    1) David JONES, farmer.  Wife Elizabeth.  Father of Mary born around 1809 in Forden.  Mary married Robert HUMPHREYS in 1838.  Witnesses were William PRYCE and Elnor/Elanor JONES.

    2) Jane JONES, from Llanyblodwell, born around 1797.  (Jane was the mother-in-law to the above Mary)  Jane married John HUMPHREYS in 1818 in Meifod.

    3) When Robert HUMPHREYS from #1,  died/went to the USA, his wife Mary became housekeeper to a William JONES, wheelwright, born around 1791 in Llandililio (? Llanidloes).  They lived in Tyddyn Prydd just outside Welshpool.

    4) Robert HUMPHREYS and Mary JONES (#1 and #3) had a daughter called Mary Jane in 1842 in Meifod.   In 1869 Mary Jane married a John JONES, born around 1831 from Bettws.  They settled in Colwyn Bay.

If anyone is aware of any connection between the above JONES families, or has more information, I would be most grateful to hear from you.

Kind regards

Mike


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