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I can only find these baptisms, on

Baptism 15 Feb 1854, Elizabeth Catherine Dixon at Lezayre
Daughter of Isaac Dixon (Master Mariner) and Elizabeth Cowley, abode Ramsey


Baptism 2 Apr 1847 at Braddan, Elizabeth Dixon
Daughter of Isaac Dixon (Mate on the Steamer Tynwald) and Elizabeth Cowley, abode Douglas


Baptism 27 Jan 1850 at Lonan
Elizabeth Dixon, abode Laxey (no parents mentioned)

World War One / Re: Help re Martin Collins
« on: Yesterday at 23:14 »
WW1 ended in 1918.

Records for all military personnel serving after 1920 are still with the MOD, and cannot be found online anywhere.

To apply for his records you need to visit:

There is a fee of 30.

It's slang for a sword, or bayonet.

From "A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English":

Isle of Man / Re: lezayre old yard
« on: Thursday 21 June 18 15:04 BST (UK)  »
I would only offer a minor correction - it was Glenduff! ;D

At Glenduff these days is a Highways Dept. depot - I was up there last week picking up "Road Closed" signs, road cones (36 of them!), and yellow crowd barriers. :D

The Lighter Side / Re: Heir Hunters star, David Pacifico RIP
« on: Thursday 21 June 18 15:01 BST (UK)  »
I am so sorry to hear that, Neil.

David came across as a lovely man, intelligent in his field, and very enthusiastic.

Derbyshire / Re: Woolley Moor
« on: Thursday 21 June 18 14:05 BST (UK)  »
Postal Towns existed well before the introduction of post codes! ;D

From a Gazetteer of 19th Century Derbyshire (1891):

North Wingfield parish originally comprised six townships, viz., NORTH WINGFIELD, with WILLIAMSTHORPE, CLAY LANE, PlLSLEY, STRETTON, TUPTON and WOODTHORPE; of these the township of Pilsley is now a separate parish, and is given under a separate head; the townships of Clay Lane, Stretton and Woodthorpe form the parish of Clay Cross.

POST OFFICE, Tupton.-Samuel Gregory, receiver. Letters via Chesterfield, arrive at 6.32 a.m. ; dispatched at 6.40 p.m. Clay Cross is the nearest money order office & Clay Cross railway station the nearest telegraph office

(Claycross being the parish containing Woolley Moor.)

Thus letters would be addressed as Woolley Moor, near Chesterfield.

Derbyshire / Re: Woolley Moor
« on: Thursday 21 June 18 10:17 BST (UK)  »
I would say they lived in Woolley Moor, Derbyshire! ;D

Since the advent of the postal system, the correct postal address would be Woolley Moor, Alfreton.
Because Alfreton was named as the Postal Town.

(some of us are old enough to remember writing letters! ;D)

Shropshire / Re: Thomas Whitney, born 1847, Moreton Corbet
« on: Thursday 21 June 18 07:29 BST (UK)  »
1851 census:
With parents George and Mary, and siblings John (age 8 ) and Elizabeth (2).

1861, working on a farm:

There's a burial in Moreton Corbet in 1903

A possible sighting in 1871, but says born in Kenley?

Flintshire / Re: Cilcain
« on: Wednesday 20 June 18 20:39 BST (UK)  »
Lead mining and gold mining according to the village website ;D

And drinking, apparently?!

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