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Essex Lookup Requests / Brick Wall - James Fox baptised Walthamstow 14 April 1811
« on: Sunday 17 August 14 07:03 BST (UK)  »
I am not sure if this is the right board but here goes:

I would like help with my convict ancestor's early life and those of his forebears.

James Fox was baptised 14 April 1811 at St Mary's Walthamstow, parents Benjamin and Mary.  (This date corresponds with James's NSW Asylum records and the name Benjamin is given to James's son.)

I cannot find anymore about his parents or any siblings.

James 's occupation was a French polisher, sometimes an upholsterer & sawyer to a cabinet maker.  Would there be any apprentice records for the period after 1820?

He married Mary Ann Winch 4 Feb 1833 at St Mary's Newington Surrey. They had two children and lived at Camberwell.  James was transported to Oz in 1837.  I have extensive knowledge of James and his family after 1833 right up to the present; also the Winch family.

Thank you, Gazania

The Lighter Side / WDYTYA - new series 2014 - AUSTRALIA - SBS
« on: Thursday 03 July 14 03:38 BST (UK)  »
SBS Australia has announced the new 2014 series showing on 7.30pm Tuesdays.  Details:

Nottinghamshire Resources & Offers / Link: Presentment Bills Search online
« on: Saturday 14 June 14 07:53 BST (UK)  »
Use "find" plus surname.  Otherwise read through the records to see some interesting behaviours.  I found a likely ancestor (having a very rare name) who was a churchwarden.

Surrey / Avis (nee Winch) ERRINGTON/HARRINGTON in 1851 census - help find please.
« on: Sunday 30 March 14 07:07 BST (UK)  »
I am unable to find Avis (Winch)Errington/Harrington in the 1851 census.  I have placed this request on the Surrey board as Camberwell, hamlet of Peckham was her last known address in 1841 census.  This what is known:

27 Oct 1782 Avis Winch was baptised in St Giles Camberwell, parents John Winch and Priscilla (Bennet)

28 April 1836 Avis Winch married Robert Errington, widower, St ?Nick..., Deptford, Kent

1841 census: HO 107/1051/7 Lambeth, Camberwell Hamlet of Peckham.
                    Robt Harrington, 80, not born in Co
                    Avis Harrington, 60, born in Co
                    (better eyes than mine deciphered above)

Sep qtr 1843 death: Robert Harrington, Camberwell district
1851 census: neither found
Mar qtr 1858 death: Robert Harrington, Camberwell district

Sep qtr 1859 death: Avis Harrington, Camberwell district.

My direct ancestor, Giles Winch, had a sister, Avis Winch, which is an unusual name.  I would like to find her on the 1851 census to confirm that Avis Harrington is indeed born Peckham/ Camberwell and thus the sister.

Thanks, Gazania

Australia / Violet Armstrong : 1943-1949 Electoral Roll Bowen, Queensland
« on: Tuesday 25 February 14 00:11 GMT (UK)  »
Could I have a lookup for an address on the Electoral Roll for:

Violet Armstrong living in Bowen, Q, 1943-1949 (also George Harold Armstrong?)

OH is trying to pinpoint the family home on Google Maps.

Regards, Gazania

Lincolnshire / List of 300 Lincolnshire Gentry in 1625
« on: Friday 21 February 14 04:13 GMT (UK)  »
I found the following list through searching British Newspapers on a subscription site. The reference is:

Stamford Mercury Friday 21 June 1889:


"The following list is taken from a MS preserved in the Queen's "Exchequer of Receipt" now in the  Public Record Office, London and contains the names of some 300 Lincolnshire gentlemen who compounded (sic) for the privilege of being allowed to decline Knighthood at the Coronation of King Charles 1"

I came across this list as I was doing a general search using my family's rare name of Cundith.
I found William Cundith of Boston, 10pounds, dated 23 Nov 1630.
All I have to do now is find the links from my Cundiths in Yorkshire 1750.

Technical Help / Buying a new TV set - deaf person
« on: Saturday 11 January 14 05:57 GMT (UK)  »
OH is planning to buy a new TV set as the old one is dying.  The one he likes has a an USB connection and 2 HDMI connections.  He is not too sure whether the latter connections are worthwhile.  OH is also very deaf and loves his old TV as he can hear most things with  wireless head phones. (OH is also a technophobe)

Would I be right in advising him (I have googled the HDMI stuff) that through my ipad (and our desktop computers with wireless connection) he could hear/watch more content such as music - youtube ?  We do have poor internet connection from time to time because of geography.

I'm keen as although my hearing is OK, my eyesight is poor.  We make a good pair.  Thanks, Gazania

The Lighter Side / Throwing out the 1881 census - downsizing sadness
« on: Wednesday 23 October 13 23:02 BST (UK)  »
No, I am not making the outlandish suggestion to do away with the 1881 census!

We are downsizing and moving.  I have placed my copy of the 1881 census in the throwout pile.  You know the one with the discs nicely packaged by the LDS.  I know & still use the free online record.  But I still remember the excitement when the 1881 census transcription was being released and then we could buy for home use the entire census.  As most of my family migrated about this time, the 1881 census showed me my family either before they migrated or those relatives left behind.

But life moves on, luckily the memories stay.  Gazania

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