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Australia / Re: Harcourt Leonard Hartnett
« on: Thursday 28 June 18 02:45 BST (UK)  »
Thank you. That is fantastic information. I would go further and suggest that it is possible that Myrtle may be Harcourts mother. I will keep digging.

It's interesting that you say that - it was suggested as a possibility on this related thread (replies 23, 24 and 25)
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=774616.18

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Australia / Re: Harcourt Leonard Hartnett
« on: Wednesday 27 June 18 00:47 BST (UK)  »
Hello Trassoci and welcome to rootschat.

Sandidel (who started this thread) has not been online since July 2017, however hopefully Sandi still has the same email address and will receive notification of your post. I'm sure she will be interested to hear from you.

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Suffolk / Re: COLLETT family, Halesworth - 1785 to 1813
« on: Wednesday 27 June 18 00:40 BST (UK)  »
Oh that's no good, I hope she's on the mend soon.

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Suffolk / Re: COLLETT family, Halesworth - 1785 to 1813
« on: Saturday 23 June 18 01:49 BST (UK)  »
If Mrs Collett, wife of Charles died in 1818, then it can't be the same Mrs Collett on the 1841 census. 


I don't know, but I was thinking given the age difference (and the rounding of the 1841 census) that they may have been father and daughter.

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Armed Forces / Re: "cheese toasters" - something on a military uniform?
« on: Friday 22 June 18 09:11 BST (UK)  »
Thank you so much everyone! Learn something every day as they say.  ;)

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Armed Forces / Re: "cheese toasters" - something on a military uniform?
« on: Friday 22 June 18 09:09 BST (UK)  »
Sounds good, had to google what a dirk is.  ;D Thank you!

Now I see, an 1811 dictionary has a "cheese-toaster" as a sword, that makes sense. I was thinking it was part of the uniform.  :-[

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While reading a newspaper from 1831 (researching for another rootschatter) I came across an article deriding the wearing of military attire by civilians, including this:

"Three-fourths of the male company are clothed in military attire; men who never drew a sword in their lives before are there arrayed in scarlet and gold epaulettes, and cheese toasters"

I know what an epaulette is, but was wondering what is a "cheese toaster"?

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Suffolk / Re: COLLETT family, Halesworth - 1785 to 1813
« on: Friday 22 June 18 04:00 BST (UK)  »
Is this Charles in the 1841 census at "New Court" Halesworth

Charles Collett       85   
Mary Collett       69

(both born in County ie Suffolk)
HO107/1015/4 pg 1

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Suffolk / Re: COLLETT family, Halesworth - 1785 to 1813
« on: Friday 22 June 18 03:51 BST (UK)  »
There is this death notice in 1818:

"Saturday se'nnight died, at Halesworth, much respected, Mrs Collett, wife of Mr Charles Collett, confectioner, aged 74 years."

The Ipswich Journal, Saturday, August 29, 1818


There is also an advertisment for the sale of household furniture, stock etc of Charles COLLETT of Halesworth due to his "intention to decline business" in Sept 1818. I can copy it if you don't already have it?

Modified to add:
And an advertisement for the sale of the Mill at Mill Hill in 1813. Also an ad for the sale of Charles COLLETT's baker's shop at Halesworth in 1833. - I'm guessing you already have these?

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