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Australia / Re: Catherine WILKINSON/N. JACOBS m. poss. South Australia around 1872
« on: Sunday 21 November 21 02:31 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Ruth,

nothing much to report from the passenger lists I am afraid.

I could find no sign of Margaret arriving in SA, nor of any of them leaving SA

Passenger List from the ART UNION arriving 22 Aug 1864

WILKINSON Cathe, single  aged 19 a servant from Monmouth

Passenger List OCEAN CHIEF arriving 7 Apr 1864

WILKINSON Cathe single aged 21 a servant from Monmouth
WILKINSON Eliz single aged 18 a servant from Monmouth

Cheers Kris  :)
Hi Ruth,

seems to be quite a bit of supposition in this

Catherine was born June qtr 1842, chr. 18 Sept., 1842, Trevethin, Monmouth, England. dau. of John Wilkinson and Margaret Jones. 
 Have found a Catherine Wilkinson (age 19) on ship "Art Union" from Plymouth, Devon, arriv. S.A. on 22 August, 1864, Adelaide.
Her younger sister Margaret came out in 1863 age 16, and married in Adelaide age 17 in Dec. 1864.  I thought Catherine could have come out for her sister's wedding.   

Do you have this Art Union Entry? Catherine Wilkinson is not an unusual name. Are you sure Catherine was ever in Adelaide. I note by this arrival you mention, this Catherine is aged 19. Your Catherine would be 22. You make comments such as "a Catherine Wilkinson"  "I thought Catherine could have come out for her sister's wedding."  Do you have Margaret's marriage cert? Was Catherine a witness or do you have any records of her ever being in Adelaide?

Cheers Kris  :)

Carmarthenshire Lookup Requests / Re: Thomas M. JONES OR JARUS
« on: Wednesday 17 November 21 02:34 GMT (UK)  »
I think these are all relevant...thanks so much to everyone who have researched and replied.
I think Catherine & Isaac Cooper, who were witnesses at Margaret JONES' wedding to John WILKINS(ON) in 1834 were maybe Catherine JONES, Margaret's mother and her second husband Isaac COOPER. Dates fit. I don't know why the fact she is Margaret JONES' mother is not mentioned on wedding cert. where they all signed with "mark".
Catherine Cooper is with Wilkinsons again as 'Independent' (& Isaac has died) in 1841 Census (she died in 1842).
Above person in subject line is: Thomas Morgan JAMES not Jones (why can't my ancestors have an UNUSUAL Welsh name???). Other connections all then fall into line.  I just presumed being Margaret's cousin, he was named JONES - one should never presume!

Carmarthenshire Lookup Requests / Re: Thomas M. JONES OR JARUS
« on: Sunday 14 November 21 04:55 GMT (UK)  »
Yes, they were apparently friends who witnessed the wedding of John WILKINS (later WILKINSON) and Margaret Jones in Trevethin, in 1834, as per the marriage certificate.
Another poster has given me details of Catherine & Isaac being married (after both "widowed") on 17 Nov., 1832.   Isaac died 13 March, 1838.
In 1841 Trevethin Census, Catherine Cooper (65 yrs., as Independent) is living with John WILKINS 30, Collier, and wife Margaret 20, 2 children John 5, & Richard 2. Tnaks for help. Ruth

Carmarthenshire Lookup Requests / Thomas M. JONES OR JARUS
« on: Saturday 13 November 21 05:54 GMT (UK)  »
I have a name of direct ancestor  ..Margaret JONES, born 1817 Llanelli district, Carmarthenshire. Married John WIlkins(on) in Trevethin, Monmouthshire in 1834.  In 1891 England census, she was 75 yrs. and died at that address in 1895 aged 70yrs. She was staying in Wimbledon with a daughter, and her younger cousin Thomas M. Jones (I have presumed it was Jones but name now looks more like JAROS.) Haven't been able to find more re her family or his... he was an Auctioneer, Estate Agent etc. and a bit younger than cousin Margaret...he was 56 in 1891 census so born Llangandock (Llangadog), Carmenthenshire. Anybody help?

World War Two / Re: WW2 Service records
« on: Saturday 15 May 21 01:53 BST (UK)  »
I am trying to locate details of my husband's post war service in the National Service, on heavy guns at Folkestone, Dover and also fighting Communists insurgents in Malaya from about 1947.
He was John Murdo MacLEOD of Inverness, Scotland (born 1926), and was in 26th Field Artillery.
I intend to send away for his official records, but would like to know more details about the actual campaign in Malaya.
I have down-loaded screeds of pages from 'British Army Review' and have read first section which doesn't actually refer to the National Service recruits - and am about to read the second lot of pages. Ruth MacLEOD

Berkshire / Re: Seeking Parents' details
« on: Sunday 29 November 20 03:59 GMT (UK)  »
So grateful for everyone's work and trouble.  Many thanks.
 My friend (wenaus) is still having trouble as a beginner in accessing her page, so once again I am answering for her. I have done quite a bit of research in different directions for her previously, and we had thought Sarah could be the mother but it is looking more like it could be Elizabeth.
Most of the family seems to have moved down to London to live, at various times, ending up in Camberwell, Fulham, etc. areas - and also this is where Lovibond's Brewery was eventually established.

Re possible father: I did find a William COLE baptised 16 Mar.1790 St.Lawrence, Reading, Berks.(and HIS parents were William Cole & Elizabeth Cole).

Armed Forces / Re: Information about National Service served in Malaya
« on: Saturday 28 November 20 00:28 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks for that...interesting info.

World War One / Re: scottish Rifles world war one
« on: Saturday 28 November 20 00:27 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks for that info. Being a Labour Corps, sounds feasible. Great

Berkshire / Re: Seeking Parents' details
« on: Friday 27 November 20 22:51 GMT (UK)  »
A side note. I have answered as requested for my friend wenaus who is just a 'newbie' at this - the original post was issued by me on her behalf yesterday.

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