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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Help with an Occupation
« on: Wednesday 29 September 21 14:46 BST (UK)  »
Thank you both for the quick responses.  I have learned a new word, even if it is now considered archaic!  Also very helpful because I have another citation for an individual where it's mentioned that he is a shoemaker.  Now I know I'm dealing with the same person.  :)

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Help with an Occupation
« on: Tuesday 28 September 21 20:42 BST (UK)  »
I simply cannot figure out the occupation on the fourth line.  Driving me crazy!

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Lanarkshire / Re: Were Elizabeth Cleland and Elizabeth Blet the Same Person?
« on: Friday 27 August 21 11:52 BST (UK)  »
MonicaL, yes, John was Elizabeth's brother.  I have been able to develop quite a bit of information about him and his descendants.  John and Elizabeth's parents are one big blank.  Both were probably born in Ireland, but that's all I know.  Could not find any other info about them - no census records, no death records, zero.
Added later:  John was born in Scotland, probably around 1802.

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Lanarkshire / Re: Were Elizabeth Cleland and Elizabeth Blet the Same Person?
« on: Thursday 26 August 21 21:00 BST (UK)  »
Elizabeth may have been born in Ireland.  She had a brother born in Ireland and another who was born in Scotland.  I suspect James Dobbin may also have been born in Ireland where the surname is/was more common.

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Lanarkshire / Re: Were Elizabeth Cleland and Elizabeth Blet the Same Person?
« on: Thursday 26 August 21 19:18 BST (UK)  »
Forfarian, I have the original and took another look at it.  I understand what youíre saying, but I have no problem seeing the name, Cleland.  On the other hand, I am so used to seeing the name that I never considered a transcription error on this.  Having said that, I suspect you are correct.

MonicaL, yes that is the Elizabeth Clel(l)and in question.  I really doubt the age at death though.

Kloumann, yes, I have this information and I suspect they are the right people.  When Elizabeth died in 1857, she was described as a widow.  The James Dobbin who died in 1842 seems to be the only candidate who fits what little I know of him.  Canít find him in either the 1841 or 1851 censuses.

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Lanarkshire / Were Elizabeth Cleland and Elizabeth Blet the Same Person?
« on: Thursday 26 August 21 00:14 BST (UK)  »
I have records (ScotlandsPeople, Ancestry, FindMyPast) showing that James Dobbin married Elizabeth Cleland in Glasgow on 22 Sep 1833.  HOWEVER, I also found a record on FindMyPast stating that a James Dobbin, weaver, of Cotton Street, married an Elizabeth Blet in Barony at about the same time.  It does not give a marriage date, but the banns date was 22 Sep 1833!  Blet is a pretty unusual name so I figured Elizabeth might have previously been married to a man named Blet, but I couldnít turn up anything to prove this.  In fact, I couldnít find anyone named Blet marrying anyone at all.

Iím hoping someone might have access to other information that will help sort this out.  Or maybe itís simply a matter of someone screwing up the transcription of the original document concerning Elizabeth ďBletĒ.

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Leicestershire / Re: Burial(s) in Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
« on: Friday 04 June 21 02:05 BST (UK)  »
Yes, her birth name was Victoria, and that's how she appears in other records.  Only in her burial record is she referred to as Emma Victoria.

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Leicestershire / Re: Burial(s) in Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
« on: Wednesday 02 June 21 20:05 BST (UK)  »
Wonderful!  Thank you so much.  I don't know who the Benfords were, but I assume Emma Victoria was a Banbury daughter.  Will have to check that out.  I gather the addresses are the last residences of the deceased.

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Leicestershire / Burial(s) in Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester
« on: Wednesday 02 June 21 18:58 BST (UK)  »
I know several people have access to burials in this cemetery, so I'm hoping someone can check on the following for me.

I have been told that Grace Banbury, who died in Oct 1877, was buried in Welford Road, and would like to have confirmation of this.  I would also like to know if Grace's husband, John Banbury, was possibly buried there.  He died in 1893 or very late 1892.

Thanking you in advance.

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