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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.


Yorkshire (East Riding & York) / Elizabeth Whipp c1749 Hackness
« on: Monday 21 August 17 19:56 BST (UK)  »

Has anyone come across a family called Whipp living around Hackness?  I have Elizabeth Whipp who married Richard Adamson 1772 in Hackness, it should be Richard Edmondson as all their childrens bapts from 1783 onwards both parents are mentioned,
before then just Richard of Suffield/Silpho is mentioned just to confuse things there is also a second family in Hackness Richard Emmerson and Mary Sedman, whose children were born around the same time as Richard and Elizabeth's children, but the second Richard was a farmer from Whisper Dale and my Richard was a lab from Suffield/Silpho.  I can't find Elizabeth's family anywhere around North Yorks, it says of this parish on their wedding details, and as Elizabeth died aged 58 in 1807 this would make her birth around 1749 if that helps.

Any ideas very much appreciated.


Leicestershire / Watchorn families Waltham on the Wold and Buckminster 16/1700s
« on: Monday 21 August 17 17:40 BST (UK)  »

I came across a topic on another website relating to a sibling of my ancestor John Watchorn, the reply was from Barry Watchorn many years ago, unfortunately I've not been able to find anything to corroborate the following Watchorns if anyone has come across this family I would be grateful for any help.

Timothy Watchorn 1702 and Mary Atton Waltham on the Wold (John's parents)
Richard Watchorn c1659 & Margaret Moore of Eaton married at Buckminster 1693 (Timothys parents)

Richard earlier marriage to Jane Reddish 1 May 1684 Buckminster

Thanks Julie

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