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The Common Room / Re: Non Receipt of Certifiate from Registry Office
« on: Friday 17 July 15 00:26 BST (UK)  »
Earlier this year I ordered a certificate to be sent to the US which I didn't receive for several weeks beyond the expected date, so I filled in the necessary form (quite painless). They must have expedited the second cert because I received it much sooner than expected - I think it was just over a week. The increased suspense caused by the delay made opening the much anticipated envelope that much more enjoyable.

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FH Documents and Artefacts / Re: Identifying a clock
« on: Thursday 16 July 15 23:53 BST (UK)  »
Will give that a go, Wiggy! :)

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World War One / Re: Date and ID military photo
« on: Thursday 16 July 15 23:52 BST (UK)  »
Thank you all for your insights. So the consensus seems to be that the soldiers may be British? I can't think of any relatives who were in the army before WWI, but I'll have a closer look. The problem is I'm not even sure from which side of my mother's family the photo came.

Alexander

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World War One / Re: Date and ID military photo
« on: Thursday 16 July 15 11:45 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Jim, Seoras, & Regorian. :)

Interesting, that is earlier than I was expecting. If they're not British then I have no clue who they could possibly be, or why and how we came to have the photo...

Alexander

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World War One / Date and ID military photo possibly WW1
« on: Thursday 16 July 15 10:39 BST (UK)  »
I'm assuming this photo is from WWI, but it would be great if it is possible to narrow down the date. Also I have no idea who is in the photo, so if any information can be gleaned from uniforms, etc., that would be most useful.

Thanks,
Alexander

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FH Documents and Artefacts / Re: Identifying a clock
« on: Thursday 16 July 15 10:17 BST (UK)  »
Hi S_L,

No I can't see any other letters or marks on it. Thank you for the link to info about Hamburg American Clock Co.

Thanks
Alexander

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FH Documents and Artefacts / Re: Identifying a clock
« on: Saturday 11 July 15 14:25 BST (UK)  »
Good find, Malky. That site suggests late Victorian, so assuming great granddad won the clock soon after it was made, he would have been in his twenties, which makes sense. Though I suppose a similar design could have been made over many years.

I wonder what a clock like this might have been worth at the time he won it?

Alexander

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FH Documents and Artefacts / Identifying a clock
« on: Saturday 11 July 15 13:14 BST (UK)  »
My great grandfather won this clock in a race, but we have no idea when or where. He was born in 1875, and lived in Nottinghamshire.

We were hoping that if we can identify the clock, we may be able to narrow down a rough date of the race, and then it might be possible to search the local papers. It would be nice to know a fuller story of how the clock came to be in the family.

I've included a few pictures. Obviously there is a thermometer and barometer on the clock as well. It appears to be German-made, as the information on the back says "Printed in Württemberg".

Any suggestions for identifying the clock would be much appreciated.

Alexander

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: sampson's of Laxton, Nottinghamshire
« on: Monday 06 July 15 10:14 BST (UK)  »
As I haven't heard any reply, I will assume this is some form of intrusion on my private accounts. I will therefor report.

I apologise for not replying, but I have been away and not been able to regularly check RootsChat.

I am not directly descended from the Sampsons, but am related through marriage on several lines. I think all my connections are via James and Ann's son George Sampson.

I think there may be a few Sampson graves in Laxton churchyard. I can have a look sometime this week, and take photos, if you would like me to.

Alexander

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