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Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: John Holland born 1808
« on: Yesterday at 19:10 »
Thank you, we've searched high and low at this and just couldn't work it out.

Yorkshire (West Riding) / John Holland born 1808
« on: Yesterday at 13:38 »
Can anyone help with the information, please, regarding the parents of John Holland, born 1808 in Sheffield?

There are two possible baptisms listed at the Sheffield Cathedral; 1) born; 18 February 1808. bap; 20 March 1808 to John Holland (cutler), and Elizabeth. And 2) born 13 May 1808, to Mark Holland (scissorsmith), and Jane.

We know that he married Matha Scholes on 22 August 1830, in Handsworth, Sheffield. Records do not state his parent's names.

We are struggling to decipher which baptism record (if either), is correct, and we appreciate any help anyone can offer.

Monmouthshire / Re: Stone Family
« on: Monday 11 January 21 10:36 GMT (UK)  »
Paul, it's Rootschat policy not to name any possible living persons. I have attached a link to Freebmd (not sure if you have used this site before.

If you click on births, surname Watkins, mother's surname Stone and years between 1925-1939 you should get 6 results. I think the first might not be William & Muriels.

Any problems get to to us.


Now I understand. To be honest, when you mentioned 1939 I thought something different. I thought that you meant that there was some sort of accident (war maybe) where several people were killed.

I have researched Muriel and her husband's lineage but never the Stone family itself. It came from a conversation with a family member who believes that Muriel and Doris had a brother who later died in some sort of accident, either involving a motorbike or a bus and he died whilst trying to assist in rescuing people from the bus. There is allegedly a newspaper article, I'm trying to find said article but I have no names or dates so that is where I am starting.

Monmouthshire / Re: Stone Family
« on: Sunday 10 January 21 19:45 GMT (UK)  »
4 persons redacted on 1939. At least 3 Watkins/Stone birth in Bedwelty with a further 2 in Chepstow. In 1939 Muriels father Leonard A is also in the household.


Do you have more information on this, please?

Monmouthshire / Stone Family
« on: Sunday 10 January 21 18:49 GMT (UK)  »

I am searching for information on Muriel Fanny Stone, born 1905 in Bedwellty (she married William Watkins). The information I am trying to find is from the 1911 census.

At the moment a name and a year of birth are all I have.

thanks in advance.

Wales / Re: Watkins Family - South Wales
« on: Friday 24 April 20 15:52 BST (UK)  »
Jaybyrd79 has only made 1 post - so the PM system is closed to him/her.
If they make another couple of posts, then the PM system will open up! ;D

It's to stop spammers!

Thank you. I wasn't aware of that.

It does make sense.

Wales / Re: Watkins Family - South Wales
« on: Thursday 23 April 20 10:06 BST (UK)  »
Hello all - I'm a Schaffer, currently living in North America - my paternal Great-Great-Grandmother was a Watkins (Martha Jane Watkins, 1871 -1956.  She married John Vires, and gave birth to my Great-Grandmother Elvira Vires).  I've been tracing the Paternal lineage of Martha Jane (Watkins) Vires, and discovered after a bit of searching that Martha Jane was the direct descendant (10 generations) of Sir Francis Watkins of Wales, I believe(Francis of Shotten, apparently, father of James Watkins).
I have gone a bit further and traced Francis's lineage back as far as John Watkins I (c. 1305).  I was wondering if anyone had any information about the parentage of John I, or any history at all regarding his ancestry? 

Any leads or information would be most appreciated and I'll be happy to share any of my resources or discoveries, including the partially completed Family Tree I've been working on. Anyone is free to contact me at (*) or via a message on this site.

Thanks in advance to anyone with any info, and also thank you all for contributing to this site and helping others discover their heritage.

Jason A. Schaffer (c. 1979) lol

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Canada / Re: W.Robertson - Newspaper Articles Haileybury/Muskoko
« on: Friday 03 April 20 13:52 BST (UK)  »
It was not unusual for woman to claim they are widowed even if the husband had left them.  ???


Any idea why that was?

In his registration of the death, he is listed as single also.

Canada / Re: W.Robertson - Newspaper Articles Haileybury/Muskoko
« on: Friday 03 April 20 13:49 BST (UK)  »
Haileybury was (and still is) small town in 1911 only 1,800 people for the village and surrounding area plus a couple of years later it pretty much burned to the ground from a forest fire.  If he coached football (soccer), it would be at the local school but I don't believe this town had a newspaper. 

However, in 1901 he was in Sudbury which was large town (4,100) and if it was reported it would have been reported there as they did have a newspaper the Sudbury Journal (1891-1918).  I doubt if it is online you might have contact the Sudbury Library.


That is a possibility. I'm not well educated when it comes to Canadian geography, there all names and places to me. Even google wouldn't help me much.

I will certainly try and contact Sudbury Libraries and hopefully they can also help

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