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Armed Forces / Re: Help needed with Grandfather's Merchant Navy record
« on: Tuesday 13 November 18 15:35 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Seaweed and Hugh

Sorry for the delay in replying. Many thanks for your replies, the documents were Form sb36 (the one in my original post, which I downloaded from ancestry when it was free at the weekend) the other ones I have are ADM 171/125 and z/4084 but somehow I had missed the DA 6096 records


Armed Forces / Help needed with Grandfather's Merchant Navy record
« on: Monday 12 November 18 13:33 GMT (UK)  »
Can anyone decipher the details on this document, I've avoided posting any personal details about Robert Bonallie (who died in 1926) so hopefully there isn't any copyright issues, any help would be appreciated

World War Two / Re: Identify a cap badge
« on: Thursday 04 January 18 15:28 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Guys

Thanks for all the info Dad served 1943-1947, he was posted to Fort George for his training before going to Ireland then onto Europe if I remember correctly, he didn't talk a lot about the war too many bad memories, he stayed behind to help with the relief effort.

World War Two / Re: Identify a cap badge
« on: Wednesday 03 January 18 17:54 GMT (UK)  »
Hi ReadyDale

Thanks for the reply, I was watching a programme on tv when I saw this image, the guy on the right looked so much like my Dad that I put the computer on and used snipping tool to try and catch it but couldn't see the cap badge clearly, he was in the 51st Highland/Black Watch so looks like it wasn't him.  I have seen a clip of him about 30-40 years ago on an episode about liberation on the World at War, it was exactly how he described the scene sat on a tank with all these young women racing after them and the crowd cheering, unfortunately every time I've checked all the relevant World at War episodes I've never come across that clip again, ironically he was out of the room at the time it was on and we didn't have a video recorder, didn't even have a colour tv in those days


World War Two / Identify a cap badge
« on: Wednesday 03 January 18 17:22 GMT (UK)  »

Could anyone identify the regiment of the man on the right of this photo please?



Lincolnshire Lookup Requests / Re: Betsy MATTHEWS - 1849 Lincs
« on: Wednesday 13 December 17 17:35 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Grahame

Thanks for your reply.  Interesting family the Matthews/Watchorns Betsy and Josiah were cousins as their mothers Elizabeth and Harriett Watchorn were sisters born to John Watchorn and Rhoda Arnsby, another sister Catherine Watchorn married George Matthews brother John.



Yorkshire (North Riding) / Re: Robert & Thomas Leng living Lastingham area c1809
« on: Tuesday 28 November 17 12:36 GMT (UK)  »

Thank you for your reply, I didn't have Charles and Kezia's burial inscription/gravestone details, I've seen his son Robert's gravestone but couldn't find Charles, it does help pin down his birth year as the  1841 census isn't the most reliable of resources for birth years, if he would have turned 68 later that year he would have been born 1780 if he had celebrated his 67th birthday that year he must have been born 1779, so it does help rule out anyone born before 1779 or after 1781.  Where there is no birth I have found a birth under the mother's maiden name and then a wedding followed the following year with subsequent children having their father's name as happened with William (Crosby) Boddy but nothing to support this being the case with Charles.

Norfolk / Re: Mary Anne Warren c1806 Old Buckenham
« on: Saturday 26 August 17 15:47 BST (UK)  »
Hi Amondg

It would look like Thomas & Mary were Mary Ann's parents, Benjamin Button (a clerical error on the original record it's Benjamin Butter son of Robert) ironically Samuel Perfect's daughter Caroline married Walter Butter, Robert Butters grandson Benjamin's Gt Nephew.

I had kept all the info on the Warren families going back a few generations and they look like they were the only ones around Old Buckenham, which is helpful, James Warren had a daughter Ann 1773 mother Elizabeth Davey and his son Thomas's mother was Anna Maria/Mary Buckle who James widower married in 1776 so perhaps Ann named her daughter after her step mother, whichever (Thomas or Ann) is Mary's parent it looks like James Warren and Henry Warren were her father and Gt Grandfather, fingers crossed.


Norfolk / Mary Anne Warren c1806 Old Buckenham
« on: Friday 25 August 17 20:04 BST (UK)  »

I have Samuel Perfect marrying Mary Anne Warren 8 Dec 1823 Besthorpe, census returns for 1841 Mary born 1806 no birth town stated, 1851 Mary born 1806, 1861 Mary born 1805, 1871 Mary born 1806, every census after 1841 born Old Buckenham, she died in 1879 aged 74 which puts her birth around 1805 again.  Years ago when I first started the family tree there was only one Mary Anne Warren born around that time to Thomas Warren in Old Buckenham 1807 but things started to unravel as you can see from this earlier post

Today I came across an  unusual bapt Maria Quantrell Warren base child of Ann Warren Old Buckenham 11 Aug 1805 fits perfect with year and location, I can't see her in the 1841 census unmarried, there was a marriage in 1829 for a Maria Warren to Henry Woodrow New Buckenham but looking at the 1841 census they were both born around 1792-1796 so definitely not that Maria Warren.  Have I missed any bapts for another Mary Ann around that time/location any help would be most appreciated.


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