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Armed Forces / Re: HMS Hood - used as Barracks in Gillingham Kent
« on: Sunday 26 May 19 22:17 BST (UK)  »
Thank you, no wonder we couldn't find her.  I have taken down the British library archive reference.
I will also try and see if St Patricks church in Karachi is still in existence.

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Armed Forces / Re: HMS Hood - used as Barracks in Gillingham Kent
« on: Saturday 25 May 19 13:45 BST (UK)  »
Thank you MaxD

That it incredibly interesting, I am so proud of Joseph. I am going to research those divisions. There is a Royal Engineer  museum in Gillingham, which would most probably have this information too.

Can I ask one more thing? Where would Ellen's death certificate be held? Would the British Library keep these records as she was British? Or would I have to contact Karachi?


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Armed Forces / Re: HMS Hood - used as Barracks in Gillingham Kent
« on: Saturday 25 May 19 13:43 BST (UK)  »
Thank you Mckha489
I am not sure if I am not searching properly as I have both ancestry and find my past and couldn't find this. There are so many Joseph Travis names.

I am so excited. I will go to the British library next and get the baptism record and go see the church :-)

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Armed Forces / Re: HMS Hood - used as Barracks in Gillingham Kent
« on: Friday 24 May 19 22:37 BST (UK)  »
MaxD
Thank you so very much! This is him and his family! He must of left the army after Ellen died in Karachi.
I have findmypast too and have searched since last September and not got this document.

Thank you :)

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Armed Forces / Re: HMS Hood - used as Barracks in Gillingham Kent
« on: Friday 24 May 19 22:23 BST (UK)  »
Hi

I cant find them on the 1881 census.
Joseph Travis was a Lance Corporal and he was 26 in 1880 and his residence was H.M.S Hood, Medway
His father was Joseph Travis and he was an auditor

Ellen McGeary/McGarry ( spelt both ways on different documents) she was 21 years old in 1880 no profession listed but she lived at 60 Pier Road in Gillingham. Her Dad was Thomas McGeary/McGarry and he was a pensioner.

They had a daughter in 1880 named Mary Elizabeth Travis, so I'm guessing Ellen was pregnant at the time of her marriage.

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Armed Forces / HMS Hood - used as Barracks in Gillingham Kent
« on: Friday 24 May 19 22:05 BST (UK)  »
I am trying to trace my great x 2 grandfather Joseph Travis. All I have is a marriage certificate as physical proof.
His name was Joseph Travis, he married Ellen McGeary/McGarry in 1880 in Gillingham. On the marriage certificate his residence is the HMS Hood ( But not the famous one that sank). This one had the same name but was deemed not sea worthy, so was used as barracks for the Royal engineers in Gillingham.
He was then sent to India, where he had a few children and Ellen died.
Will the barrack residence be enough to find his details? There are so many Joseph Travis's that I am getting confused. I have got ancestry membership, but that is a dead end too.
Please can you advise what I could do or if anyone has information about the HMS Hood and its men who housed on it.
Thank you

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Kent / Re: Travis Gillingham Kent
« on: Saturday 13 October 18 23:33 BST (UK)  »
Thank you for your replies. I have a subscription to Find My Past ( only got it last month, so very new to this), and I can't find any of these records. Please can you direct me on my search query.
 I think I found Ellen McGeary born 31 January 1859 in Dalry, Ayr, Scotland. But I cant find the Travis family is Karachi on my search.

Thank you

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Northamptonshire / Re: Baker family Barnwell Mill
« on: Thursday 11 October 18 16:55 BST (UK)  »
Welcome to Rootschat WoodP.  :)

Looking at your other post these maybe living folk unless you are wanting to go backwards.
Folk have helped with that.
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=801808.msg6595985#msg6595985

Sandy

My grandparents have passed away sadly. My grandfather always thought her father was John Baker, until I found his death record and it said he passed away in 1903. My grandmother was born in 1918. I was very close to my grandparents and trying to find out what happened and what happened to her siblings Kathleen and John

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Northamptonshire / Re: Baker family Barnwell Mill
« on: Thursday 11 October 18 16:52 BST (UK)  »
We need ore information if possible, what do you have so far?

Louisa Maud

My grandmother was Elizabeth Baker. Her mother was Mary Elizabeth Baker nee Travis from Gillingham Kent.
Mary Elizabeth Travis married John Baker from Oundel Mill
They had two children John and Kathleen Baker
John passed away in 1903.
Mary had my grandmother out of wedlock at Barnwell Mill and no father is on the birth certificate. Mary later worked for Barnwell Castle and lived in a house in the village with my Grandmother.

I am wondering if there is any information on who the father may be.
Her daughter Kathleen followed to the Mill and attended school but the son John never did and I am trying to find out what happened to the other two children. Kathleen never married but John? I'd love to see if there are any relatives alive who may have photos or know anything about that family.

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