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Canada / Re: John Killoh
« on: Thursday 24 May 18 23:17 BST (UK)  »
Ryan you have made 2 posts on Rootschat: when you have made 3 you are able to send a message

The Lighter Side / Re: strange family names
« on: Sunday 20 May 18 23:56 BST (UK)  »
Kerrenhappuch. An old Biblical name.
Winston Graham used it for a character in a Poldark novel. The girl didn't like her name and shortened it to Keren.
I know a Kerenhappuch Street in a town in the North of England.
The few occurrences of the forename on Lancashire OPC have been transcribed as if it was 2 separate names, "middle name"  Happuch/Happach/Happock. Result of a search for the name Kerenappuch was "This name does not exist in the database".
In the Old Testament the third daughter of Job is named as "Keren-happuch", so not unreasonable that the name should have been split.

The Lighter Side / Re: Longest rank, profession or occupation on a census form?
« on: Saturday 19 May 18 09:57 BST (UK)  »
Again not a relative
1881 Rugby School,  Philip Bowden Smith

Clergyman without care of souls.  Professor of Modern Languages.  M.A. of University Coll Oxford. Master of Boarding House.

  It's probably also worth mentioning that I think my mother's father was also a bigamist as I can find a record of his 'first' marriage to Ethel but not his second to my grandmother, Catherine.
I don't think bigamy works like that.  If there was a marriage between those two it would have been registered like any other.  Unless you're suggesting that the bigamy was proved and the court ordered the register entry to be removed?   Otherwise surely it's more likely that the two never got married.

Europe / Re: Translation: German to English
« on: Thursday 10 May 18 15:46 BST (UK)  »
I can't help you with the German, except that it is Niederdorf not Neiderdorf.

The month is not "unknown" it is "do " for ditto, same as top line, which says "9bris" i.e. November in its Latin form.

The Common Room / Re: 1924 Council Elections - Party?
« on: Tuesday 01 May 18 19:08 BST (UK)  »
Assuming that abbreviation definitely denotes a political affiliation (might there be a key somewhere in the document to confirm), then yes I would expect U. to mean Unionist. 

Have a look for example at this on Wikipedia:

Warwickshire Lookup Requests / Re: Please help me piece together this puzzle...
« on: Saturday 28 April 18 01:11 BST (UK)  »

Marriage 1939 (September)
James Patrick marries Maud Hindle

Census 1939 National Registration (September)
20 Rocky Lane, Perry Barr
Living with Maud Esherwood and Elsie Blakemore (Maud's Sister)

I now also know, from my Great Aunt, that James Jnr did marry twice but she couldn't remember any names. There is also an address in my late Nan's address book with both Rocky Lane and a Newhaven address for James Jnr. (She would not have had an address book at the time of her Grandfather's (James Snr) death).

It baffles me why James Snr's date of birth is on the census wartime register and not James Jnr. It might be an option that both James were living at the address at the time of the census (father living with son) and a mistake was made when recording names.

You may know whether James Jr had a service record:  isn't it possible that James Jr got married in that fateful month of September 1939 and immediately went to serve somewhere so wasn't registered at the home address?

Lancashire / Re: Manchester Death
« on: Thursday 26 April 18 17:53 BST (UK)  »
Lancashire BMD has a list of sub districts, although it does not as promised indicate what locations were covered by each one.  Manchester West Central existed from 1939 to 1969.

Lancashire / Re: Manchester Death
« on: Thursday 26 April 18 17:31 BST (UK)  »
Wikitravel is a Web site for visitors and people wanting to know about a destination as it is now.  It does not deal with history of any sort, family or otherwise.  And that page does not claim to represent registration (sub) districts or any other official sub-divisions.

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