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The Common Room / Re: Disguising illegitimacy on birth certificate
« on: Saturday 08 May 21 17:33 BST (UK)  »
It's sad that rifts in one generation lead to alienation in another. Seems many tell lies, too. A friend found that his uncles and aunts had told their children that his parents weren't married, when his father had divorced his first wife and remarried. Another person in his family, told a woman that her deceased father was illegitimate, when all that had happened was the mother became pregnant and married when 4-6 months gone.

So it seems there are people who go out of their way to try to legitimise their children and other people who try to de-legitimise legitimate children out of spite.


In my case the children from the marriage turned up after their mothers death hoping that she had 'left a few bob and they wanted their share', they seemed to think that their mother owned the house that the family were living in. In actual fact they hadn't a pot to pee in as the saying goes  ::)
So yes, spite and probably hurt on their part that their mother had left them when they were all small children, gone on to have another happy family, and they wanted, well, what, revenge?  All very sad .

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The Common Room / Re: Disguising illegitimacy on birth certificate
« on: Saturday 08 May 21 13:34 BST (UK)  »
There have been some quite inventive ladies over the centuries.

Two births 1937 and 1939.  Pop on a wedding ring, nip to the registrar, tell them hubby is on active service...two seemingly legitimate babies.

This one was confusing.  Lady leaves her husband to live with Mr A. She’s living not far from her husband and obviously still married. Six children with Mr A but all registered in her married surname, husband as father...However...every time a baby was born, she and Mr A got on the bus to a neighbouring registration district and registered the babies again as Mr and Mrs A.
The children all thought their parents were married to each other, it wasn’t until their mother died and a half sibling from her marriage turned up that they learned the truth .  The discovery of a whole new family of half sisters and brothers caused a great deal of upset, some rifts were never healed.

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Sussex / Re: Rowland 1500 Horsham, Sussex
« on: Saturday 24 April 21 21:39 BST (UK)  »
Thanks to you both.  Vance what exactly are 'lay subsidy rolls'?  I have looked for wills.

nga mihi
Bronwen
Aotearoa

In a word it is taxation. If you follow the link and read the introduction to the book it will explain  :)

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The Lighter Side / Re: Adam and Eve. How many children did they have?
« on: Monday 19 April 21 21:59 BST (UK)  »

Reminds me of the rhyme,
Adam and Eve and Pinchme, went down to the river to bathe,
Adam and Eve were drowned,
Who do you think was saved ?

As a child I thought pinchme was a real person  ::)

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The Common Room / Re: The Duke of Edinburgh has passed away
« on: Saturday 10 April 21 18:46 BST (UK)  »
We watched some of the coverage. Charles, Anne and the rest were dressed in black, talking extensively  about their dad in the past tense - surely they must have recorded those interviews whilst he was still alive, which seemed rather strange.

We noticed that as well.  Perhaps as Philip had been unwell for some time they had had time to prepare. As we know though, the Royals leave nothing to chance.

We watched the gun salute today, the British Military doing what they do best. What a wonderful send off.

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The Common Room / Re: The Duke of Edinburgh has passed away
« on: Saturday 10 April 21 10:11 BST (UK)  »

Sad news. RIP sir.
Great picture front page of the Daily Star, HRH from behind raising his bowler hat, said it all for me .




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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Indecipherable signature
« on: Friday 09 April 21 20:27 BST (UK)  »
Well spotted!
An R H Langrishe is referred to here
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01qig/

Many years ago I met someone with the surname Langrishe, must have dragged it out of my brain box  ;D

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Indecipherable signature
« on: Friday 09 April 21 20:08 BST (UK)  »

Could it be Langrishe ?

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Armed Forces / Re: Yeoman Warders of the Tower
« on: Wednesday 07 April 21 19:50 BST (UK)  »

You could try writing to The Tower.  I did this a few years ago and found them to be very helpful. 
I did find a list by googling but it only goes back to the mid 1800’s.

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