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Cambridgeshire / Re: LITTLEPORT
« on: Sunday 15 July 18 23:13 BST (UK)  »
You're welcome Gaynor,
I don't know much about accessing UK military records. If you need any help perhaps a post on the Armed Forces board might provide some  :)

London and Middlesex / Re: Michael Wharton aged 12 1861.
« on: Saturday 14 July 18 05:11 BST (UK)  »
I'm having trouble locating them in 1861. Where do you have them?

Modified to add:
If you could see the original it may be that Milner has been transcribed as "Michael"?

London and Middlesex / Re: Michael Wharton aged 12 1861.
« on: Saturday 14 July 18 04:57 BST (UK)  »
I'm assuming this is the family in 1851 at Eaton Row, St Georges Hanover Square

John U Wharton        34    Westmorland  (letter carrier)
Mary Wharton        30    Westmorland
Isabella Wharton    10    Westmorland
John R Wharton              8    Westmorland
Mary Ann Wharton      6    London
Milner Wharton        1    London

HO107/1478 / 191 pg 10

Other children born to John WHARTON and Margaret (Mary?) BROCKLEBANK:
1839  Isabella Milner  East Ward (25/407)
1841  John Robinson  East WArd (25/451)
1844  Mary Ann    Marylebone (1/ 173 )
1846  Jane           Marylebone (01/175)
1849  Milner         Marylebone (01/188)
1849  Robert        Marylebone (01/188)
1856  Margaret Eleanor  St George Hanover Square (01a/194)

Cambridgeshire / Re: LITTLEPORT
« on: Saturday 14 July 18 03:42 BST (UK)  »
According to British History Online, it was on Ely Rd and used as an RAF hospital:

"The Grange, Ely Road, a house built about 1855 by Canon Sparke of Ely, and later occupied by the Hope family, was used in 1914-18 as a home for Belgian refugees and later for the internment of German prisoners of war. In 1920 it was purchased by the Transport and General Workers' Union for a convalescent home. It has so continued except during 1939-45 when it was used as a R.A.F. hospital."

There is also this response to a question on this site:

"Ely RAF Hospital was built in 1939 to treat staff from the numerous RAF bases in the area.
The site, on Lynn Road, Ely is now named The Princess of Wales Hospital. Used for care of the elderly with a minor injuries centre.
Up until the late 1980's? was still run by the RAF as a District General Hospital for servicemen, their families and the local population.

I understand that during the war an overflow annexe was established at a large country house, The Grange, Ely Road, Littleport. A couple of miles up the road.

After the war The Grange was used as a rest home for trade union members and is now a nursing home."

This article from the Ely Standard talks about the staffing of the hospital:

"Each of the wards was staffed by one or two sisters of The Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service who were the only qualified staff.

There were then two VADs (Voluntary Aid Detachments), who had been members of the Red Cross or St John Ambulance before the war. They were given rudimentary training alongside the three orderlies who completed the compliment of nursing staff. "

So your "Paddy" could have been in the Princess Mary's RAF Nursing Service?

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Wade, Beatrice Eva
« on: Friday 13 July 18 06:22 BST (UK)  »
Hello Dennis and welcome to rootschat.

There is a probate for Walter Bernard WADE who died in Durban in 1945. He was born "near Birmingham" and his wife Esther Ellen was "born Wareham" and died 1916. One of his children was Beatrice Mary HULETT (nee WADE) who was born in 1911. Does this sound like a possibility?
You need to register to see the probate, free to view once registered.

Modified to add:
Possibly not based on chempat's reply  :-\

Leicestershire / Re: James Crossley of Mountsorrel?
« on: Wednesday 11 July 18 06:46 BST (UK)  »
Yes, I had a look but he's hiding somewhere!

There is a blacksmith named James CROSSLEY born 1812 in the index on UK Census Online in Sussex (I don't have a sub so can't see further details), though I don't see that entry on any of the other census databases, so I'm not sure what they have transcribed?

Leicestershire / Re: James Crossley of Mountsorrel?
« on: Wednesday 11 July 18 06:14 BST (UK)  »
Can't help with his parents, but you may be interested in some newspaper articles - not particularly flattering:

He apparently deserted his wife and family for a time in 1834
Leicester Journal, Friday, March 7, 1834,  p.1 (with a description)

Prosecuted someone for assault, though they were acquitted
Leicester Chronicle, Saturday, January 16, 1830.

He was assaulted in the blacksmith shop in 1846
Leicestershire Mercury, Saturday, July 25, 1846,  p.1.

I can copy or transcribe if you don't have access.   :)

Just to add also, his daughter Mary died on the 30th January 1869 aged 32 - also on the death notice willsy found.

East Lothian (Haddingtonshire) / Re: John Thoms born about 1843
« on: Tuesday 10 July 18 06:35 BST (UK)  »
I mentioned on the original thread that there were 9 children, however I was mistaken as different spellings in the Vic BDM index reveal 14 children (that I can find!)

1868  Louisa Jessie
1870  Charles Walter
1872  William Irwin
1874 George Wilson
1876  Herbert John
1878 Lizzie Mabel
1880  Winifred Jessie
1884  Maggie Annette
1886  Beatrice Mary
1888  Harry Leslie
1889  Stella Lilly
1891  Flossie Isabella
1893  Frederick Ernest
1897  Stanley Ebenezer

We know that John Irwin THOM's wife's father's name was Walter WILSON (from their marriage notice). As Debra says, the marriage cert should reveal more info.  ;)

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