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Ireland / Re: Training as a surgeon - any records?
« on: Sunday 24 October 21 03:01 BST (UK)  »
That looks to be a useful link shume.

I don’t know if I am stupid, but though you are supposed to be able to search by name on the “collections detail page”, that page doesn’t seem to have any search boxes. I’m not determined enough to persevere, though I was curious to see if John appeared.

I hope Jan can work it out.  :)

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Ireland / Re: Training as a surgeon - any records?
« on: Sunday 24 October 21 01:41 BST (UK)  »
I believe there are early records for Edinburgh http://www.archives.lib.ed.ac.uk/alumni/search.php?view=individual1&id=5715 but I don’t know about other places.

This might give you some direction:
https://www.rcgp.org.uk/about-us/the-college/who-we-are/history-heritage-and-archive/researching-a-medical-ancestor.aspx

If he was Irish you might like to check Dublin. There may be something here:
https://www.rcpi.ie/heritage-centre/our-archive-collections/

It may also be that in those days he served an apprenticeship rather than attending a formal medical school. Something to consider?

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The Common Room / Re: Cause of death - any advice from medical types please?
« on: Sunday 24 October 21 01:32 BST (UK)  »
A lot of medical terms were different in those days so it’s not surprising that doctors won’t be able to answer your question with certainty.

The cause of death was probably the attending physician’s best educated guess, and was unlikely to be questioned by anyone.

I have no medical knowledge whatsoever but I would favour that this might relate to his throat, as that might be easier to diagnose than a bowel issue.

I wonder if his address at death and the qualifications of the physician might shed more light on his death?

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Let us know how you get on with your father’s DNA test results, and any other discoveries.  :)

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: another mystery ecclesiastic edifice
« on: Thursday 21 October 21 23:34 BST (UK)  »
Oh dear. What a monstrosity. There were some bad decisions made in the 60s that’s for sure.  :'(

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: another mystery ecclesiastic edifice
« on: Thursday 21 October 21 23:19 BST (UK)  »
I agree. It’s a crying shame it was demolished.

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FH Documents and Artefacts / Re: Birth certificate with pound sign in the name
« on: Thursday 21 October 21 23:12 BST (UK)  »
Yes, Charles Harold, or Harold Charles could have been the given and middle names of the father …. Alternatively his surname could have been Charles or Harold ….  Or …. none of the above.  :)

It is interesting to try to work out what happened in families when you see events such as these occurring. Kate may have been disowned by her family due to having a child out of wedlock. She was back home in the 1911 census but there is no way of knowing if that was a long term living arrangement, or if she was just there for a night or two.

Young women and men would have left home to make their own way in the world, but doesn’t necessarily mean there were any issues at home to prevent them living there. On the other hand, there may have been.  :)

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FH Documents and Artefacts / Re: Birth certificate with pound sign in the name
« on: Thursday 21 October 21 14:18 BST (UK)  »
Yes, it looks like the mistakes were numbered and initialled.

I agree with Arthur that the “£” does look like a capital L crossed out but it is quite far to the left of the box - possibly too far left for a short surname?  :-\

It could be that the registrar asked “name” (meaning name of the child), and Kate thought he was asking for her name, hence the registrar writing “Kate” in that column.

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FH Documents and Artefacts / Re: Birth certificate with pound sign in the name
« on: Thursday 21 October 21 13:26 BST (UK)  »
Can you post the relevant part of the certificate for us to have a look at?

My first thought was that the £ might be an L but without seeing it, that is just a wild guess.

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