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The Common Room / Re: Should I just bin all my reserach and forget about it?
« on: Sunday 09 December 18 08:23 GMT (UK)  »
I can't see that you have given any indication of who has told you this utter nonsense, Pharma, but clearly it's someone who hasn't a clue what they are talking about.  Sounds very much like a bit of advanced mansplaining* going on here!

*Definition:  Mansplaining  is a pejorative term meaning  to comment on or explain something to a woman in a condescending, overconfident, and often inaccurate or oversimplified manner.  Author Rebecca Solnit ascribes the phenomenon to a combination of "overconfidence and cluelessness". Lily Rothman of The Atlantic defines it as "explaining without regard to the fact that the explainee knows more than the explainer, often done by a man to a woman".  Source: Wikipedia

Technical Help / Re: Book creation programs
« on: Friday 30 November 18 18:56 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks for your reply Martin.  I think we do have a match. 

I have James Mowbray, born 1822, Hartlepool, married Mary Butcher, born 1822 Lowestoft Suffolk.  They have a large number of children including James born 1856, Elizabeth 1857, Marianna 1858, Lavinia 1862 and Mary, 1864.  Lavinia married William E James b. 1860 Great Yarmouth, and their daughter, Mary Mowbray James, married my great uncle!


Technical Help / Re: Book creation programs
« on: Thursday 29 November 18 19:49 GMT (UK)  »
Martin, we might have a family link here as my father's families (Sedgwick/Sidgwick and Shadforth) came from Co Durham and more recently from Hartlepool and later, Middlesbrough.  My great uncle Walter Sedgwick (1880-1961) married Mary Mowbray James, daughter of William E James and Lavinia Mowbray of Hartlepool.


The Common Room / Re: What WAS her maiden name?
« on: Sunday 18 November 18 10:03 GMT (UK)  »
It could be that Ellen had had a previous marriage and been widowed at an early age, that wasn't unusual in those days.

Just seen Medpat has said the same thing!

The Common Room / Re: Reason Of death
« on: Sunday 18 November 18 10:00 GMT (UK)  »
If it was a 'natural' death (ie from illness) you would need to get a death certificate.  You can guess at some deaths, such as  where there was an epidemic and a large loss of life, for example the Monkwearmouth cholera epidemic of 1831-2 is fairly well documented.    Some accidental deaths can be found in newspaper archives and parish records.  For example I found details of the death of one of my ancestors in the Norfolk PRs - he had been killed when a tree-trunk rolled off a passing cart.  There are also extensive records of deaths of people who worked in coal mines too such as  for the Durham area.  There are similar sites for other areas of the country.


Technical Help / Re: Smart meters
« on: Sunday 18 November 18 09:50 GMT (UK)  »
Useful info from everyone - thanks.  I've just had a letter from my supplier saying they want to fit a smart meter and I have been in two minds about it.  Reading Lizzie's post above, I'll contact them and ask if it will be a SMET2.  I have heard elsewhere that first generation ones are a problem and to go for second.


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Handwriting Help
« on: Friday 16 November 18 20:11 GMT (UK)  »
Medias[tinal] venal obstruction perhaps

The Common Room / Re: Odd death records?
« on: Tuesday 13 November 18 22:04 GMT (UK)  »
I'm wondering if other members of the family might have been helping to look after the children since it would seem that the last child to die had been ill for about a fortnight when the first child died.  The little girl seems to have become ill at about the same time as the first twin died.  The poor parents must have been beside themselves with worry from mid September to 18th October when the second twin died.  If they had family in the area, it would be possible that they were staying with various family members to help them cope with not only the sick children but also the heartbreak of such an appalling situation.


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Reading and deciphering a workhouse record?
« on: Tuesday 13 November 18 15:37 GMT (UK)  »
I read it as PC105H Canal St  found in Edward St.

I am thinking, like  JenB, that the number refers to the police constable who found her.


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