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Sussex / Re: Deciphering an occupation
« on: Yesterday at 04:03 »

Milliner - a person who makes or sells (usually) women's hats.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Cape Colony 1867 - 1870
« on: Saturday 20 January 18 04:26 GMT (UK)  »
 British Troops during the second (1806-1910) British occupation of the Cape Colony .............................
it looks like British Troops were finally pulled out in 1910.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Cape Colony 1867 - 1870
« on: Saturday 20 January 18 03:46 GMT (UK)  »
There was the Free State-Basotho Wars 1858-1868. The Boers v the people of  Basutoland. The British eventually made Basutoland a "Protectorate". Protectorates need armies to "protect" them. This is possibly why soldiers were there. Or they were there because the Cape Colony was British and the British sent troops to wherever they wanted to.

Widdrington Village, 1 mile (1.6 km) to the northeast beside the A1065, with one close-knit residential side-street hilly lane, a pub, farm shop, and the parish church (Holy Trinity) that is Grade I listed and dates to the Norman era

I am asking more questions than giving answers. To help I believe we are on the 1841 Census of Widdrington, Northumberland. "Shoe" could be a horse shoe. Is a "J" Journeyman too young at 20. Or is he really older than 20 and the Census Taker following the +- ages that blight that Census. 

The Common Room / Re: Find My Past
« on: Thursday 18 January 18 16:02 GMT (UK)  »
This site can’t be reached refused to connect.

My cat was trying too and he could not get connection

The Common Room / Re: Your brick wall and how you solved it!
« on: Thursday 18 January 18 04:54 GMT (UK)  »
I have found that ancestors emigrating from one country to another, multiple times, is a hard search. One example was a man born in London, England, emigrated to South Africa and then emigrated to Australia. And why did he go to Australia as an older man……  because his daughter had married an Australian Royal Navy Officer and he returned to Australia with the father-in-law in tow. The South African research was difficult for me but I learnt enough from the South African Roots Chatters that I now feel more confident researching there myself.

The sun never sets on Roots Chatters.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

The Common Room / Re: WARNING! WARNING!
« on: Wednesday 17 January 18 01:27 GMT (UK)  »
"If it seems too good to be true, it probably is"

Could I afford a loss - probably but it would eat into me. 

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