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Does anyone have information on the family of the above, divorced and living/working in Weston-super-Mare in the 1939 Census.  There was  Hiram Simpson resident with him (brother? father?)
and one other (now deceased)?   We believe that Hiram is a Jewish given name, but as Jewishness
descends only through the female line (changing in each generation) an ancestral search could be
more difficult.   I am enquiring re this family on behalf of my cousin in Coventry.

Lincolnshire / Re: My Lincolnshire Surname Interests
« on: Wednesday 18 July 18 09:09 BST (UK)  »
Without any dates and events, CMB, I am unable to say how we are connected if at all.
I have found no Peake family in my ancestry.   Can you give more information?   Was this William born in Grantham, was he educated at the King's school, did he become Postmaster
for Spalding?   This William was my great-uncle = Ethel Topham.  He was born 21 April 1896.

Dublin / Re: Dublin Silk Weavers and Tallow Chandler
« on: Sunday 10 December 17 09:00 GMT (UK)  »
Hello Pat (PK2)
Yes, there are Parish Records, and I started with RC (all Dublin) but, to my surprise found my Brooks family were originally Church of Ireland.  I could not find the baptism of my direct ancestor, but did find his siblings with the right parents, so he married Mary Ann Flood (RC) who died in Coventry, and I am descended through the second marriage, my gt-grandfather married at Coventry St Michael(later the Cathedral) and this was C of E.  So the RC line finished by my grandfather who was baptised in the C of E.  He always said he was sent to an RC school but ran away from it!  Best Regards

Dane Road is in Stoke leading to Walsgrave Road and not Holbrooks!

Lincolnshire / Re: My Lincolnshire Surname Interests
« on: Sunday 28 August 16 09:41 BST (UK)  »
My Grandmother, born in Grantham 1888, was Mary Elizabeth Morley.  Her father David Morley, a bootmaker, born Long Bennington.  His father and grandfather both Isaac Morley farmer, ag/lab.  They trace back to Keyworth,, Notts, Orston = Ann Bugg, with a marriage in the late 1600s = Mary Winfield, Willoughby-on-the Wolds.   Maybe we link at some stage.

Warwickshire / Re: John Whithead, Mayor of Coventry 1598
« on: Monday 16 May 16 18:12 BST (UK)  »
Just picking this topic back up and have only just seen the 2013 post.   Can't move this on any further at present but interested in making contact with anyone out there still researching this!

There is a PCC Will for the Mayor of course.   I have a copy but have not looked at it for some long time now.   Have you perhaps picked up descendants [the opposite route of true Family History but sometimes useful if the Christian name pattern continues down as it does sometimes.]Let me know what you think Peter.   It is so strange that I have near ancestors marrying in Berkeswell but no known connection with the Berkeswell Whiteheads and Nailcote Hall.
Happy Hunting

Warwickshire / Re: What was Amelia Parsons Occupation in 1851 Census?
« on: Sunday 17 January 16 14:43 GMT (UK)  »
School Mistress.

Warwickshire / Re: Date of birth of Coventry man just before birth certificates??
« on: Sunday 17 January 16 14:37 GMT (UK)  »
Pickard's Pink Pages helpfully give the Baptisms for Coventry St Michael's (the old Cathedral and earlier) and also St Peter, Hillfields, so you are almost sure to find the Baptism you want there.
This is a small but very useful genealogy site for Coventry Churches and Census.

Lincolnshire / Re: Tankerville Eustace Kendall
« on: Thursday 10 September 15 08:31 BST (UK)  »
Yes, of course but the fortune was with the Chamberlaynes, none of it reached my great-uncle. Also Tank's father WV lies in an unmarked grave in Grantham cemetery.  Had there been money there I am sure there would have been a substantial memorial.   WVK left what he had to his widow - no money there, there were five sons surviving, one of which was my grandfather.
But thank you for your comments.   I think we shall never unravel the relationship/friendship of the two men of such disparate stations in life.   The only possible clue is that WVK was educated at Framlingham School (a minor public school) and was a boy chorister at Norwich cathedral. Perhaps money from the Chamberlaynes paid the fees, but if so I guess it would be 'under wraps'!  I wrote to the school and confirmed that he was admitted there 1869, though no record remained of his leaving.   He married in 1877 in Sleaford.

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