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London & Middlesex Completed Lookup Requests / Re: Daltons from Battersea
« on: Tuesday 10 November 20 07:52 GMT (UK)  »
My Grandfather does appear to be the same Francis William Dalton as that is the name on his birth certificate along with his father as Charles Dalton (waterside labourer) and his mother Elizabeth (formerly Wright) Dalton.
I also clearly remember my Grandafather talking about how he and siblings spent time in a workhouse when he was younger which Shilrley mentions in another post.
He joined the royal fusiliers in 1922 and spent almost 24 years in that regiment serving the colours and another 7 years as a reserve after being discharged in 1945
He married my grandmother Margaret Mary (formerly Woplin) Geere who had gained her divorce from her previous husband Fredrick Geere that same year.
They had no children but my mother was the product of my nans previous marriage although my mother Emily never saw her Father Fredrick after about 1938 and always referred to my Grandad "Frank" as her dad.
He was a genuinely lovely gentle man with a huge amount patience and kindness, I miss him still to this day.
I do believe that my grandfather only met up with his siblings on only one other occasion after he joined the army and I believe my mother had a photo of that meeting.
I am not sure if Shirley is still around as these posts were made in 2004 and she was 73 then but I do hope so as it could fill in some more blanks for her search.

Hi Keith would love to hear from you, re Uncle Frank.

Regards Shirley

Australia / Re: SIMMS-ANDERSON
« on: Friday 07 April 17 07:45 BST (UK)  »
Hi AG i found the info on Elizabeth Prudence Anderson on ""

She died in 1968 in the shire of Plantagenet, age 83

Perth WA

Northamptonshire / Re: Who did Mary Ann CLAYPOLE marry?
« on: Wednesday 01 March 17 11:21 GMT (UK)  »
Hi just checked on Ancestry for you, most trees have her dying in Ontario, Canada in 1895. Same name.

1841 at home
1851 servant
1861 ?
1871 A Mary Ann Claypole on Canada census

Looks like her father married at least twice


Hi I took a look at several of his records on Ancestry. All state that he is a school master, but i cant decipher the 1841 census.

His full name William Hutching/s HAWKING
His wife was Elizabeth Priscilla HAWKING
Son William Richard Caunter HAWKING
Daughter Bessie Caunter HAWKING and Rosa Esther Caunter HAWKINGS,
Hope this helps
Shirley in Oz
Originally from Lambeth

Lincolnshire / Re: 3xGt Grandfather help needed
« on: Sunday 25 December 16 14:23 GMT (UK)  »
John Vine born 1773 at Glinton, Northampton to John and Elizabeth.

A few people doing this familys tree on
West Oz

The Lighter Side / Re: Unusual First Names
« on: Sunday 18 December 16 09:36 GMT (UK)  »
In my sister in laws tree, 4 brothers:-

Leonidas Polybius
Maximian Alphonso
Octavius Frederick

Their father was a R N Commander

The Common Room / Re: Can't find a death certificates for twins lost in WW1
« on: Sunday 09 October 16 09:24 BST (UK)  »
Hi if you go to you will find all the details of both twins. They died at sea.

Kind regards

London & Middlesex Lookup Requests / Re: Solomons - Aldgate area
« on: Sunday 17 July 16 08:13 BST (UK)  »
Hi he appears on the Old Bailey online website, and also on a tree on I have been researching this family for my sister in law as well.

He married Elizabeth JONES in Oz.


Wexford / Re: michael fenlon 3 wifes
« on: Monday 18 April 16 07:48 BST (UK)  »
Hi I am searching for my Gt x 3 Grandfather Miles Dalton said to have signed with the 5th Dragoon Guards at Wexford. The first official record I have of him is at his daughters baptism in 1811 at Mitcham, Surrey England where he was quartered.

He died at Colchester barracks/ hospital later that year.

Wife Catherine, children Edward b: 1805c place unknown. Alicia b: 1811c place unknown. The children were inmates of the Royal Military Asylum, Chelsea. All 3 died quite young.

Shirley Sweetland Skinner

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