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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Naval Document Of Great Grandfather
« on: Tuesday 09 November 21 22:12 GMT (UK)  »
....on any further posting of this man being received 
At the bottom, from the middle line's final words:

...on any further
posting of this man [being?] [?]        Quote    E/56439

In the first line:  ...S165 Constance [A288204?]

One of the entries at the right is:

War Gratuity Paid
H M S Conqueror
List 15/2

Thank you both! Sorry it took so long to reply, caught the horrible cold going around. This gives me more to research!

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Naval Document Of Great Grandfather
« on: Tuesday 02 November 21 23:34 GMT (UK)  »

Hopefully someone will be able to help me with this, as my grandmother would call it chicken scratch  ;D

I can read the top bar and make out the names of the ships and the dates. The writing on the right I can't decipher and the bottom I've managed to get this so far...

First Line - “Deserted – 25th September 1920 *illegible* Constance *illegible*
Second Line - *illegible* Please inform eng section *illegible*
Third Line - *illegible* E/56439

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you  :)

Edit - sorry link to image didn't work, uploaded it now.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Where else to search...
« on: Friday 15 October 21 13:23 BST (UK)  »
There are a couple of online trees that give a date of death as 29 Nov 1972 but have no location or source references.

He would have died before 1911 according to his mothers children still living column.

I wonder if this may be Thomas in the 1901 census?

Living here 19, Bell Street, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire

Transcribed as Thomas Roven, born 1879 in Birmingham.  His occupation is musician street pianist.

Registration district Wolverhampton
Piece number 2671
Folio 79
Page 4

I had a look at the original image and it does say Roven.  However there does not appear to be a birth record for a Roven covering the relevant years.

You have to bear in mind that people did not always have their place of birth correctly stated in census records.

Anyway something to consider.

Thank you! will look into this as piano playing runs in the family!

Have you thought about getting his birth certificate for an exact date of birth?

GRO Reference: 1878  M Quarter in SOUTHAM  Volume 06D  Page 705

Cost is £7 as a pdf from the GRO.

I see that he was baptised on 3rd February 1878 so probably born in January or right at the end of December 1877.

That may be the next step, the family moved around a lot of the parishes in the area too, so I'm going to go do some searching and see if any records weren't added or were damaged.

I had a look through the BMD for births, deaths etc.

By 1911 five had died, Archibald, Mercy, Alice E, Daniel and Kate Elizabeth. 

Charles Edward married in 1910 in Rugby and he is on the 1911 census living at Lawford Road New Bilton, Bilton, Warwickshire.

So the implication is that Thomas has died somewhere between 1891 and 1911 but where and when is the problem  ::)

Yes, it's quite the mystery, I thought he may have travelled abroad, (cant find any records yet) but then the family still would of been notified of his death meaning you'd hope someone would know something. I'm thinking he may have signed up for the boer war, but again, hoped someone would know something / some record indication. Looking at workhouse records too.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Where else to search...
« on: Thursday 14 October 21 23:39 BST (UK)  »
Thank you Carol. I think newspapers may be the way to go. Looks like I'll need to book an appointment at my local archives. I did wonder if he went by his middle name but he had a brother called Charles born a few years later and they lived together on the census but will try searching that.

Hi Rena, it said on the 1891 census he was a labourer but no indication of type.

Family History Beginners Board / Where else to search...
« on: Thursday 14 October 21 23:08 BST (UK)  »

I hope everyone is well and keeping safe? :)

To set the story...
I have a great, great uncle, Thomas Charles Raven who was born in Southam, Warwickshire, UK in 1878. He was one of twelve children and has (kind of) fallen off the face of the earth and I am unsure where to look next.

He was the first born to Edward Raven (1857-1941) and Kate Gardner (1861-1944) and Thomas is last recorded as alive on the 1891 Census as 13 years old living in Offchurch. By 1901 I assumed he may be living with a partner or off travelling and a spelling mistake may be why I can't find him. Then by 1911 census, it was written that Kate had 12 children, 6 living and 6 who had died. I counted the 6 alive in 1911 and knew then that Thomas had now passed somewhere between 1891 and 1911.

I cannot find anything. I'm stumped. There's no death record (i'd order a few a few years off that were a dead end), no parish record or even thinking it wasn't far off the time of the Boer war any enlistment record(s). I'm wondering where I could turn to to look next?

Thank you!

All the best


Family History Beginners Board / Re: No Birth Record On GRO Website
« on: Wednesday 19 June 19 16:23 BST (UK)  »

Aaah see I thought you would of needed that to enlist, so that solves that.
He was born in 1908, he wasn't on the 1939 census as he would of been at war. (His wife was living with my great great grandfather).
On the 1911 census he was listed with his mum and dad who I know as my great great grandparents but since this came out yesterday it could be they were his adoptive parents but nothing was officially done. I made a comment as my great great grandfathers siblings have at least 3 or more kids and I said it must of been sad for my great grandfather to be an only child and was told the rumour.

Hannah x

A name (or three) and a place is always a good start.

So this as-yet-unnamed chap wed in 1934 and at his death in 1982 was reported to have been born 1908.

Does that tally with the age at marriage?
Does he appear in the 1939 register or on the 1911 census?
(who, when, where & with whom)?

And no, you don't need a birth certificate to get wed, or to enlist

Family History Beginners Board / No Birth Record On GRO Website
« on: Wednesday 19 June 19 16:09 BST (UK)  »

Sorry if something like this has been asked before, I did pop some keywords in the search bar but came up as confused as the query I have, haha!

Long story short there was a rumour about my great grandfather. Apparently he was born to a sibling of my Great Great Grandfather and handed over to him. Nothing more was said and I only found out about this myself, yesterday.
When searching the GRO website for his birth certificate I came up blank. Tried variations of his name and tried searching by the birth year (with 2 years either side) and what would of been his (possible adoptive) mums maiden name....nothing.
This leads me to believe the rumour but I am double confused as my great grandfather served in world war 2. Due to the 100 year privacy laws I cannot view those documents on ancestry websites but I would have thought his birth certificate would of been needed to enlist and possibly needed for his marriage in 1934 and when registering his death in 1982, I know him being born in 1908 was a different time but as the years have gone on I'm trying to figure out how he got by without one if this was true. It's confusing me to no end and hopefully someone may be able to help me with this?

Thank You


Hannah x

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: Restoration photo of my Grandad
« on: Tuesday 12 February 19 15:13 GMT (UK)  »
Here's my offering. Hope you enjoy!

Thank You! :)

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: Restoration photo of my Grandad
« on: Monday 11 February 19 17:57 GMT (UK)  »
Again, Thank you so much John  :)

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