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The Lighter Side / Re: Questions to ask Grandparents and Great-Grandparents
« on: Tuesday 08 August 17 00:50 BST (UK)  »
From my experience, it is not a good idea to ask direct questions like "where did you go to school?". (Some older people are a bit shy about admitting they only went to a bush school till they were 13  or they were very unhappy at school) 

Instead it may be useful to discuss in general about schools eg present day with computers.  Then ask leading but very open questions about schools in the past.  Some older people are more chatty than others.

I see myself as a chatty Grandma and I have to be careful I don't bore my grand children with tales of the past.  My father was a chatter box but my Mum was more reticent hence we know more about my father's side of the family than my mother's although her side had interesting stories.

Best wishes, Gazania

World War One / Re: Cheshire Regiment in India
« on: Wednesday 14 June 17 00:46 BST (UK)  »
Hi MaxD,

Sorry to hijack this thread.  But thanks for the advice, re AG Wareham. Best regards, Gazania

World War One / Re: Cheshire Regiment in India
« on: Tuesday 13 June 17 01:27 BST (UK)  »
Oops. Above link is wrong.  See Arthur George Wareham posted 2015 on this board.  Thanks, Gazania

World War One / Re: Cheshire Regiment in India
« on: Tuesday 13 June 17 01:21 BST (UK)  »

Thank you for posting this topic.  I have Arthur George Wareham, who was, it seems, a regular in the 2nd Cheshire Regiment.  He too was a POW, but unfortunately, I have not been able to find his army record.  Your postings have given me more information.  His details are below:;topic=773142.9;last_msg=6262678

The Common Room / Re: Gentleman - 1790
« on: Monday 22 May 17 06:56 BST (UK)  »
Thank you all for your interesting replies.  Sorry for my late response but Internet slow today.

I too seem to have ancestors who were in the trades but who called themselves "a gentleman" particularly on marriage records.  Some I notice were occupiers on Land Tax records.  I think I shall make a list of all those who were called gentleman and see any patterns.  Certainly seems to be a social aspiration at least.

Thank you, Gazania

The Common Room / Gentleman - 1790
« on: Sunday 21 May 17 06:53 BST (UK)  »
I am interested in the use of gentleman as a descripture or occupation, particularly, as far as I can find out, for the family that has no "noble" connections.

For example,  an ancestor of mine in 1790 was describes as a gentleman on his marriage licence.  His address was Richmond, Surrey.  All other known records describe him as a grocer.  He did not leave a will, that I can find.  His brother, lived in Fulham.  He left a will where he was described as a gentleman but I have not found any other record of any other occupation.

These two brothers and their sister were mentioned in the will of their maternal uncle, who was a victualler.

Is this a common use of gentleman as  the family's attempt to be recognised as having some status in their society?

Lincolnshire Lookup Requests / Re: John Palin
« on: Friday 10 March 17 05:25 GMT (UK)  »

I see we have been in contact before in 2011-2012:

I am just going through my very old notes:  I have recorded the instances for Palin (g) from the microfilm of Welbourn parish register for 1689-1733. I have made a note that the early parts were unreadable.  Also of interest, I have noted that Thos Paling was buried 23 Oct 1729.  And from Lincs Past, Thos Paling, a yeoman, left a will dated 1729. 

I think I made the assumption that this Thomas could have been our earliest (unconfirmed) ancestor.

I hope this is helpful.  Gazania

The Lighter Side / Re: Newspaper entries!
« on: Wednesday 08 March 17 05:05 GMT (UK)  »
While I don't like to be a killjoy but....... newspaper editors have been known to make up "fillers" to fill up vacant bits in the columns in the last minutes before the paper is printed.

Lincolnshire Lookup Requests / Re: John Palin
« on: Monday 06 March 17 12:16 GMT (UK)  »
I am directly descended from the Palins of Welbourn.  I recorded years ago, using microfilm of the parish registers (I think) through the Mormons, that John Palin bp 1758 was the son of Thomas Rex Palin (g) and his wife, Mary.  I shall check my records again. 

My direct ancestor was Martin Palin bp 1792.  Regards, Gazania

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