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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Occupation?
« on: Monday 21 May 18 23:35 BST (UK)  »
Did Thomas die in 1880?

It is understandable that his wife is not at the same address in the 1881 census if Thomas died the previous year.

Have you searched to find out who was living there in 1881?

Something to keep in mind is that the census was just a snapshot of one night in ten years. People can sometimes be found where you don't expect them to be.

Do you have the family in the 1871 census? I would look at an old map to see if the addresses were close to each other. It is not always the case, but often people did not move far when they moved.

Another thing to consider is that not everyone died in their own home. Who was the informant on the d/c? I had an example of an unfamiliar address which was not the deceased's normal residence. I eventually discovered that this was the home of her parents. She died of cholera and had seven young children at home.


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World War Two / Re: POW WWII Records
« on: Monday 21 May 18 14:08 BST (UK)  »
https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/ also have POW records

This site has had a bit of a bad rap here on rootschat. Put "Forces War Records" into the search box - you should find a few threads which mention them. They are generally not well thought of, so advisable not to pay for a subscription to their site without doing your research first.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Occupation?
« on: Monday 21 May 18 13:55 BST (UK)  »
Horse Keeper.

(is that what you were hoping for?)

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The Common Room / Re: 1939 England and Wales register
« on: Monday 21 May 18 13:51 BST (UK)  »
It's available on Find my Past and, more recently, Ancestry - both are subscription sites.

A lot of public libraries have one or both. It may be worth enquiring at your local library.

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Essex / Re: Child 'boarders' of Forest Gate census 1911
« on: Friday 18 May 18 22:43 BST (UK)  »
I have not read your other thread/s so expect this may already have been suggested, but have you traced the Reads to see if they lead you anywhere?

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Occupation Interests / Re: Rope Makers in London
« on: Friday 18 May 18 14:36 BST (UK)  »
I made the mistake of scrolling to the bottom of the page ... oh dear. No 2 Wilkes Street is for sale, and I feel the need to make an offer.

I just love the Spitalfields Georgian houses and this one seems to have lots of it's original features and loads of character. :D

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Occupation Interests / Re: Rope Makers in London
« on: Friday 18 May 18 14:21 BST (UK)  »
I love Spitalfields LIfe!

I haven't read it for a while though so thanks for reminding me about it.  :) Fabulous photos alongside the ropemaking article.

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Essex / Re: Child 'boarders' of Forest Gate census 1911
« on: Friday 18 May 18 14:15 BST (UK)  »
When did Henry Adams marry Marguerite Strain, was his occupation on the birth certificate anything to do with Drapery?
Keyboard86

I was wondering the same.

I had a quick look for Henry and Marguerite on the 1911 census - there are a few Henry and Margarets but need more information about them to know if any might be the 'right' couple.

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Essex / Re: Child 'boarders' of Forest Gate census 1911
« on: Friday 18 May 18 13:37 BST (UK)  »
This looks like a normal family rather than an institution. There could be any number of reasons that she was with this other family.
Are the Reads related in any way?
Keep in mind that although Ivy is down as a boarder, that does not necessarily mean she was living with the family permanently - she may have been staying with them for a short time.

You have not found her parents in 1911? Can you tell us the names and birth years of any siblings of Ivy?

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