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Essex / Re: RANKIN in Rayne
« on: Friday 12 October 18 15:46 BST (UK)  »
Hi Brian

Thanks for your message.  You are right, my research has moved on since this thread.  I found out about the Rankins/Chatters links.  But I've eliminated them from my enquiries because I'm now convinced that the Emma Rankin I'm interested in is not the daughter of John Rankin after all, but of John Boardman and Sarah Rankin; she was born 23 September 1821 and baptised 17 March 1822 at the Independent Chapel in Braintree.

My problem now is pinning down her mother Sarah Rankin!

Thanks again,

World War One / Re: Help Please to search The London Gazette
« on: Wednesday 10 October 18 16:45 BST (UK)  »
Hi Philip

That's great!  Thank you so much.

I thought it might be me not doing something right, and it obviously was!


World War One / Help Please to search The London Gazette
« on: Wednesday 10 October 18 15:38 BST (UK)  »
I'm getting nowhere with a search in the London Gazette and wondered whether anyone could help me please.

I'm searching for the citation for Archibald GARRETT a Sergeant in the Royal Garrison Artillery, Regimental No. 75533, who was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, listed in the Peace Gazette, which I understand was dated 3rd June 1919. 

I have all the information but I cannot make the search work, whatever criteria I use! The date filters are faulty anyway, but I have managed to find the correct Issue number (I think) - 31390.

I am willing to believe it's just me being useless!  :-[

Thanks for any help or advice anyone can give.


Sussex / Re: "Philadelphia" as a christian name
« on: Wednesday 03 October 18 16:51 BST (UK)  »
My Sussex Philadelphias were baptised into Lady Huntingdon's Connexion (strict Wesleyans).  Perhaps that is significant too.


Kent Lookup Requests / Re: Tenterden Marriage 1807
« on: Wednesday 03 October 18 16:39 BST (UK)  »
Thanks very much rosie99


Sussex / Re: John SHERWOOD - Peasmarsh 1800s
« on: Wednesday 03 October 18 16:36 BST (UK)  »
I'm resurrecting this thread because my search has not stopped since 2012 and I've now got a new theory.

16th August 1807 Sarah BARNETT spinster married John SHARWOOD widower in Tenterden (over the border in Kent).  They apparently had no children baptised in Tenterden.  I think this might be/am hoping (!) that this is the couple who lived in Peasmarsh.

1 December 1805 Peasmarsh Mahala Neeves BARNETT was baptised, base-born child of Sarah Barnett.
24 September 1826 St. Clement Hastings - Mahala Neeves Barnett otp m. Cornelius BANNISTER of Peasmarsh (bapt. Peasmarsh 3 November 1805).  Mahala Bannister is easily traceable until her burial in Peasmarsh in 1879.

But I cannot find anything else about Sarah. She certainly doesn't seem to hail from Tenterden or anywhere else in Kent. Can anyone suggest a baptism, parents, anything before 1805 please?


Kent / Re: Elusive Sarah BARNETT - Tenterden
« on: Wednesday 03 October 18 16:23 BST (UK)  »
Re my previous post - I have found some evidence that suggests Sarah Barnett was in Peasmarsh pre-1807, so will now concentrate my search for her birth/baptism in Sussex.


Kent Lookup Requests / Tenterden Marriage 1807
« on: Wednesday 03 October 18 16:11 BST (UK)  »
Would any kind person be able to tell me whether this marriage was by Banns or Licence please.  And the residence details please.

16 August 1807 at St. Mildred Tenterden

John Sharwood widower and Sarah Barnett spinster

I have the names of the witnesses from FreeREG.

Thank you.


Technical Help / Re: Problem with Googlegroups forum
« on: Wednesday 03 October 18 16:05 BST (UK)  »
Yes they can.
I have decided that I will just live with it unless anyone comes up with a simple fix which I can understand how to implement.  It's just very annoying.  I can see the posts in my Sent box so I know they have been posted. I don't want to switch from Google Chrome just for this.


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