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The Common Room / Re: Quarter Sessions, Inquisitions
« on: Tuesday 28 May 24 00:25 BST (UK)  »
I'm so glad you asked that question, just so I could read Bookbox's superb and informative answer.

World War Two / Re: help with service number record
« on: Sunday 19 May 24 19:49 BST (UK)  »
The only other information on FWR is what they have gleaned from general online sources (ie NOT from his actual service record, which they do not have access to). 

This information is:
Militia (which is taken from the image I pointed you to)
They were enlisted at Cardington.
They were not a member of the Air Training Corps.
They enlisted after November 1943.

The source for this 'extra' information is here:

World War Two / Re: help with service number record
« on: Wednesday 15 May 24 14:14 BST (UK)  »
The relevant records on FWR are taken from the AIR78 images freely available on the National Archives website.

More than one man named Dennis Harding served in the RAF over the years, but a record does exist of a man by that name with the service number you quoted.

A very poor preview is available via the link below - go to image 2321 and its the 2nd down on the left.  A better copy can be downloaded for free.

The Common Room / Re: Death at Sea 1929 – any more info?
« on: Sunday 14 April 24 20:14 BST (UK)  »
Well that just goes to show what an extra pair of eyes can do!  Yes, I'm sure that must be the right person.

I'd looked and looked for further information but I think I must have been typing in my 'hoped for' forename, which wasn't John!

The Common Room / Death at Sea 1929 – any more info?
« on: Sunday 14 April 24 19:26 BST (UK)  »
The ‘death at sea’ index (BT 334) on FindMyPast lists a death in December 1931 for a J O’Toole, although the image shows it was actually December 1929.  The entry is then suffixed with the letter E, as are many others.   Other than this there is no further information, not even a ships name. 

Can anyone advise how I might find out more?

The Common Room / Re: No images on Ancestry
« on: Sunday 14 April 24 16:41 BST (UK)  »
The various records offices etc don't generally provide the family history information for free, so it's likely that FindMyPast has an exclusive contract allowing them to publish the images.

Rutland / Re: BURTON John of Oakham Rutland
« on: Wednesday 10 April 24 19:50 BST (UK)  »
There are no further details about the apprentice record, unfortunately, but its just an index from a CD compiled by the Family History Society from records held at Leicester Archives, so there may be more information on the original document.

The accompanying notes say:

"Parish Poor Law Index 1598 – 1940s

This is a copy of the original index produced in 2003 on the first Poor Law CD and covers all the Poor Law cases found on the 20,000 Index Cards in the ROLLR*.   The information has been extracted from records found in the Parish Chests of the individual parishes

*Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland

Rutland / Re: BURTON John of Oakham Rutland
« on: Wednesday 10 April 24 18:00 BST (UK)  »
I can't speak for Colin, but personally I don't believe that this (your) William is the grandson of Bartin Burton.

The existence of the removal order indicates that as well as being illiterate and a labourer (as you already pointed out) he was also receiving or at risk of needing parish relief.

Bartin's PCC will is available online and does mention a son John, but it seems to me that people have simply jumped on it without question or further investigation.  Good for you for not doing the same!

Rutland / Re: BURTON John of Oakham Rutland
« on: Wednesday 10 April 24 15:42 BST (UK)  »
The only other records involving Oakham appear to be these:

1765 - Settlement Certificate for William & Mary Burton.  Parishes involved Oakham & Exton
1777 - Settlement Certificate for Daniel & Ann Burton.  Parishes involved Oakham & Buckminster

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