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Herefordshire / Re: Prince of Wales pub Eign Street
« on: Saturday 19 July 14 20:11 BST (UK)  »
Hi Claire
Sorry for the late reply. I have Edward's mother as an Elizabeth from census records, but  I am connected via Julia Morgan, his wife, unfortunately I don't know very much about him. I suppose you already have all the census records?
 My great-grandmother Amy Bowen ( Julia and Edward's neice), seems to have been with Edward and Julia in both 1901 and 1891, so that was a little bit of a puzzlement as to why. I don't suppose you have any information there?
 I did think I recognised the name Mary Ann Addis but have been through all my stuff - twice -and my mom's and cannot find her, so I must have been mistaken -  I 'd had a feeling her name was on a cert. as a witness.
I have found military  records for Edward and Julia's son and know a little about things such as details of Julia's funeral from a relative I've found.
I'm not sure I can be of much help, but if it sounds like I have anything useful for you, let me know, and should I come across things in the future, I can do the same.

Armed Forces / Re: What regiment is this please?
« on: Tuesday 08 June 10 23:25 BST (UK)  »
This is the best I can do, the photo is not all that clear. Any suggestions at all would be most welcome, I realise that this is a difficult ask. Perhaps the patch on the pith helmet may help, although I know sepia isn't all that useful!

Many thanks

Armed Forces / What regiment is this please?
« on: Monday 07 June 10 14:36 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone please help identify what regiment the chap in the photo was in. Hopefully I have included a close-up of his collar-dogs.
Thanks very much

Herefordshire / Re: Prince of Wales pub Eign Street
« on: Saturday 07 October 06 11:35 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for that Alastair
Iwent to Hereford a couple of years ago now to try to find some addresses, but didn't really know what I was looking for with regards to the pub as I had no idea what it looked like and the numbers didn't match. It's a real shame that the building is in such a mess, but I suppose at least there is something there, as all the family's houses must have gone in the 60s or 70s. Next time I get a chance to go, I can go and have a look, and at least my hopes won't be too high!!!
Thanks very much for the information,

Herefordshire / Re: Prince of Wales pub Eign Street
« on: Sunday 17 September 06 22:33 BST (UK)  »
Good point Alastair! It's been nagging at me as when his wife died they had a very good funeral for her with horse drawn carriages, as a member of one branch of the family's grandmother remembered the event, so they must have had some money. His wife died of alcoholism, which I suppose was due to having all that alcohol around - she could well have been running the pub then. I will really need to trace his family to find this out, which I intend to do!!
Thanks for the suggestions, they are most welcome

Herefordshire / Re: Prince of Wales pub Eign Street
« on: Wednesday 13 September 06 12:31 BST (UK)  »
Hello Alastair
It's really fascinating that we both have family who ran the pub. I presume my Wrights came after Rowland Smith as he was still a printer in 1891, although he kept that going later too. I didn't know about the Minutes for the general Annual Licensing meeting, so that's something I will be able to look at when I can get to the record office.
Mind you, in 1901, it has him as printe, compositer and publican, living at the Prince of Wales, it doesn't neccessarily mean that he was the licensee I suppose, that's not something I'd thought of before. From what I can gather he ran stables at the pub too - I do know in 1905 he was only listed as running the stables. You have got me thinking now!! It gets more interesting!! Thanks a lot  ;D

Herefordshire / Re: Prince of Wales pub Eign Street
« on: Sunday 03 September 06 13:30 BST (UK)  »
Thanks very much for that, it's not too late as I still have no further info and a book would be ideal to look at as getting about to record offices/libraries etc is not possible at the moment as I have just had my third child!!
- sorry I didn't reply earlier but I did not realise I had a reply, must have gone in the spam box by mistake!
Francesca  :)

World War One / Can't find on Royal Navy Service Records
« on: Saturday 20 May 06 10:08 BST (UK)  »
I have 2 men who I know were in the navy during WW1, but cannot find them on the records, Joseph and Ernest/ Earnest Bowen.
I have tried spelling their names differently, looked just at their surname, tried a wildcard entry on their surname, and just looked at place of birth, but still cannot find them. Any ideas please anyone?!

The Common Room / Re: Marriage certificate Puzzle
« on: Wednesday 17 May 06 17:44 BST (UK)  »
I know of someone who refused to have the father's details on the marriage certificate because they very strongly did not want him included - it is always a possibility although I'd agree it's perhaps more likely that the details were not known - at least they didn't make a father up and put you completely off course!

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