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Warwickshire / Re: Records for Father Hudsons Childrens Home, Coleshill
« on: Saturday 18 December 21 09:48 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you for these links.  They look interesting, I will take a good read, and pass them to the chap in Boston.

Warwickshire / Records for Father Hudsons Childrens Home, Coleshill
« on: Friday 17 December 21 18:42 GMT (UK)  »
Does anyone know if the records for children admitted to Father Hudsons Children's Home in Coleshill, Birmingham are available ?  Also Nazareth House Childrens Home, Rednal, Birmingham .   Someone has contacted me from Boston, USA whose ancestors were put into these homes around 1923 when their mother 'ran off' and left the family.   He is part of my family history as well, so I am also interested to see what might be possible to learn about this brother and sister.

Worcestershire / Re: Boughton House, Bransford Road, Worcester -who lived there ?
« on: Sunday 24 October 21 20:59 BST (UK)  »
I have just read the latest postings.  I always knew you were all wonderful !   Cracked it, you have.
So pleased it is resolved, and his house identified.    Just coincidence Broughton House was sold the same year JSC died !   A friend who lives in Worcester will go and take a photo for me I am sure.

Maddys52 :   Many thanks for the poem -  don't know what happened to the copy I made.

Roots folks always seem to do what appears impossible !   

Worcestershire / Re: Boughton House, Bransford Road, Worcester -who lived there ?
« on: Saturday 23 October 21 10:40 BST (UK)  »
Shaun J.   I have that information. But it doesn't answer my question.  What would the significance  be if it was leasehold regarding JSC owning the property ?

Maddys52.    I did have that newspaper article with the poem, but just checking, I cannot find it, so would be grateful if you would send it.     JSC died in 1927, the Golf club bought the property in 1927, so I think that is significant.   He made his Will in 1924.   I wonder if an agreement was made - in the intervening years  -  to sell Broughton House privately, once he had died, to the Golf Club (and the Freemasons relationships might have featured in that).  Just speculating !    I find it odd that no mention is made of JSC in the history of the house by the Golf club, especially as he appears to have been such a prominent public figure in Worcester.

Worcestershire / Boughton House, Bransford Road, Worcester -who lived there ?
« on: Friday 22 October 21 16:47 BST (UK)  »
This is perhaps a long shot, hoping someone can find information for me on who owned Boughton House prior to and in 1927, but I know the folks on here are so knowledgeable.
I know that Boughton House is now owned by the Worcester Golf and Country Club, bought in 1927.
In my husband's family is John Samuel Cook, JP, Alderman, High Sheriff, Chief Magistrate, to name but a few of his titles, who died in 1927.    In his Will he says :  To my wife Louisa for free use and enjoyment for her life, my private residence Boughton House.   Elsewhere he says the house should be valued and offered for sale if she does not wish to live there.   So it would appear he owns Boughton House, and not just renting.   However the Golf Club have a leaflet giving the history of the house and it says the house was bought from the Isaac family, no mention of JSC.   I have tried to find information from someone at Worcester Records Office and the Hive but not getting anywhere.   What records do you think must be available giving the name of the owner at this time ?  I understand he certainly lived there from 1922, though do not know when he first took up residence.

Warwickshire / Re: Adela Romance Cattier born 1878
« on: Tuesday 07 September 21 15:53 BST (UK)  »
Bedlington63#  :   You will have seen all the amazing information supplied by the amazing people on this website about your family !    It was some adventure exploring the family and making sense of it.
I am happy to share what I have and will contact you as a private post and give you my e-mail address.

World War One / Re: British War and Victory medals proof of serving overseas ?
« on: Monday 06 September 21 16:20 BST (UK)  »
A little tale in connection with my posting.  I discovered over last couple of days that the two younger brothers of Frank Henry Edgington were also in WW1.  Alec in Army and Albert in Navy.   I only had the two boys on census with their family and nothing about them.   Alec was also in Salonika 1917 - 1919.  I had been trying to track down and borrow old family photographs from the extended family to be able to scan and print off to go with FH.   Having made the discovery of the 3 brothers having been in uniform I was suddenly reminded last night of a photograph I had seen of what I was told was FHE in his uniform but the other 4 men in photo were thought to be just friends of his.  I remembered one was in uniform of Navy and one of Army !   And so I have now identified the chaps as being three brothers.  There were 5 brothers and there are 5 men in photo, other 2 not in uniform, so I am thinking, there is a chance it could be the 5 brothers.   And it is such things which keep us going back for more !

World War One / Re: British War and Victory medals proof of serving overseas ?
« on: Saturday 04 September 21 14:15 BST (UK)  »
Thank you for all the answers - that is a great help.   I had looked online to find out about the medals but couldn't make sense of it.  I will take a closer look / read of the link you have sent.

World War One / Re: British War and Victory medals proof of serving overseas ?
« on: Saturday 04 September 21 11:56 BST (UK)  »
ShaunJ   OK thanks.  I can understand that now.   I typed this from his FindMyPast record : 
Decorations :   From 1.2.1917 16.2.1919     British War & Victory Medals    19.8.1921  Book 6  Pg 69
Do you think this might mean it was the period he served overseas ? 1917 - 1919.
I understand that the Victory medal was only given if the British War medal had already been given, so who would be eligible for the British War medal - is that proof he went overseas ?  Or the fact he also had the Victory medal?  What does the date 19.8.1921 signify ?  It says he was Deemed discharged 30.4.1920.   
What or where was 'Salonika Aircraft Park' ?    The family thought he was an engineer servicing planes, but his record shows he was a Storeman.
The family are going to be so impressed though if I find all this information out about Grandad
Edgington!   However I always give the praise to Roots people. (I do FH research for people because I enjoy it, not for payment)

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