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The Common Room / Re: Getting very irritated with Ancestry UK
« on: Monday 06 June 22 14:44 BST (UK)  »
Is it just Ancestry? I've had similar from MyHeritage, especially 'new photos' which are just cartoons of coats-of-arms, or a 'soldier' or 'convict', not a phot at all. That's in addition to the spurious hints of family members who were never anywhere near the USA yet seem to have records there, and the tenth-cousin-three-times-removed's aunt's mother-in-law from Australia  'confirmed' by someone who's just copied from another tree. Also, I've put info on WikiTree or FamilySearch myself which MyHeritage then shows me as as a hint! Now they appear to have bought a French database (name escapes me) which links to the same hints so they now all appear again, with a new logo, as 'new'. The clutter is too much.

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The Lighter Side / Re: Is the story about teeth removal true?
« on: Monday 02 May 22 11:30 BST (UK)  »
 From my mother's notes about her mother (Annie) first meeting the man who was to become my maternal grandfather in 1914:

"This was where she met a 19year-old army private, who, according to the army custom of the time had just had all his teeth out. Awaiting army issue dentures, he can not have been feeling his best but something about him attracted 16 year-old Annie and the feeling was mutual."


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The Common Room / Re: probatesearch website
« on: Tuesday 08 February 22 21:30 GMT (UK)  »
I've been trying to access paid content, too., for what seems like months, though it's barely a couple of weeks - most things are available immediately, so it gets frustrating when such a delay occurs.

Get nowhere, or rather round in circles....

Hope they sort it soon!

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Here's my attempt (though there's not a lot there to enhance - it needs to be higher resolution for a better result)

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Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: John and Susan Bumby died 1858
« on: Wednesday 29 December 21 11:03 GMT (UK)  »
The above listing was obtained from the burial register for what is now a private burial site.
[Now under the ownership of Leeds university]
 Brian

Thanks.  I've attached old grave photo of unknown date.

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Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: John and Susan Bumby died 1858
« on: Tuesday 28 December 21 22:45 GMT (UK)  »
I would be interested to see a recent photo of the grave. The photo in my possession does not reflect the earlier post.

In my photo the gravestone reads:

IN
Loving Memory of
JOHN BUMBY
DIED NOV. 2ND 1858
AGED 46 YEARS
AND SUSAN, HIS WIFE
DIED AUG. 13TH 1858
AGED 46 YEARS.
ALSO JOHN BUMBY THEIR SON
DIED MAY 13TH 1973,
AGED 32 YEARS.
AND SARAH ELLEN, HIS WIFE
DIED MARCH 8TH 1917,
AGED 81 YEARS.
ALSO THEI CHILDREN
FRANK
DIED AUG. 20TH 1869,
AGED 5 MONTHS
AND
JOHN WILLIAM
DIED JUNE 7TH 1872,
AGED 8 YEARS.

There is no mention of a stillborn child, nor is Florence or any other sibling included. I don't have a date for this photo, so it could date from after Sarah Ellen's death but before the death of any of the other children. It is all a little odd, as Harry predeceased his mother Sarah Ellen, but is not mentioned, and Samuel and Edwin both predeceased Florence, yet she is listed in the previous post...



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Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: John and Susan Bumby died 1858
« on: Tuesday 28 December 21 13:04 GMT (UK)  »
They were my great-great-great-grandparents....

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Here's a quick go from me:

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Fife / Re: St. Andrews resident in 1936: Cuthbert BUMBY
« on: Monday 18 October 21 12:42 BST (UK)  »

I've found a ship's log that lists one of my Bumby interests as living in St. Andrew's, Scotland in 1936.  I'd love to know more about him, including any available census, possible spouse/family, and death date.

Ship Name: Sibajak
Date of Arrival: 20 July 1936 at Southampton, England

Cuthbert BUMBY
age 63
living in St. Andrew's, Scotland
Retired

He was born in Yorkshire, England, to John and Sarah Ellen Bumby.  I'm curious about his move to Scotland and life there...

Thanks!

I realise this was posted years ago, but I only just saw it.
Cuthbert was my great uncle. I have quite a lot of information about him and other family members, including many photos.
Let me know if this is still of interest!

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