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Lincolnshire / Re: Lincolnshire Marriage?
« on: Saturday 22 August 15 18:50 BST (UK)  »
Sorry Larkspur, wasn't trying to be funny.

 Haven't we always been told how prim and proper everyone was back then!  Certainly didn'i seem to apply to either "my lot", or my other halfs family; they're chopping and changing partners all over the place.

And yes , to quote something I read last night, I realise "bigamy was the poor mans divorce".

I just wish they had all done it, then at least I'd have a paper trail to follow.

many thanks


Lincolnshire / Re: Palace Theatre, Lincoln
« on: Friday 21 August 15 22:41 BST (UK)  »
Thankyou Geoff -E

Lincolnshire / Palace Theatre, Lincoln
« on: Friday 21 August 15 20:50 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone please tell me if the Palace Theatre, Lincoln still exists, and is there anywhere that would hold Archive records of performers, say circa 1907?

Many thanks

Lincolnshire / Re: Lincolnshire Marriage?
« on: Friday 21 August 15 20:46 BST (UK)  »
Hi Larkspur

No reason they would be in Lancashire that I can think of.  Very much all Lincoln based until we come forward to the 1940/1950s

Lincolnshire / Re: Lincolnshire Marriage?
« on: Wednesday 19 August 15 19:30 BST (UK)  »

The answer to your first two questions Chempat is yes, that is the family and the death to which I was referring; and no I haven't got any death certs.

To Larkspur  - I agree if married, you would expect to find her death under a married name, I appreciate it would be the legal name, but I am not even sure if the Ethel with Charles Mapleston on the 1891 census, is Ethel Blow - that is what I am trying to establish.

The name was right, age was about right, there was a family connection between the Blows and Maplestons', it's the age diff., the term 'wife' and the fact I cannot find either of them together or apart,  after 1891 that is bugging me.

To Geoff - the Emma Gertrude and Charles you found are another part of the family, and I have all the relevant details for them, but thankyou.

I guess a death cert is the only way I'll find out if I even have that correct.

So many times when I haven't been able to see that "wood for the trees", one of you has come up with an answer so blatently obvious I should have fallen over it!

Many thanks to all


Lincolnshire / Re: Lincolnshire Marriage?
« on: Tuesday 18 August 15 23:36 BST (UK)  »
Thankyou for your replies

Regarding a possible connection to Charles and Ethel - The Ethel I am trying to trace  is Ethel Blow b.1870 died 1922.

She was the daughter of Edward Collinson Blow and Jane Mapleston.

I have her on the 1881 census but nothing else until her death.

I could not find a marriage for her using variations of Blow, so I entered a random search for Ethel + birth date and county.

When I saw the entry for Ethel, age of 21 - if correct - on the 1891 census coupled with the surname of Mapleston [her mothers maiden name] I looked for a marriage, couldn't find any.  Tried picking them up on the 1901 and 1911 census'.  Found Charles the accountant, but that's about all.


Lincolnshire / Lincolnshire Marriage?
« on: Sunday 16 August 15 20:43 BST (UK)  »
On the 1891 census RG12/2612, F37 Gt. Grimsby,

Charles Mapleston aged 48 Head, ag. lab b. ?? Lincolnshire
Ethel Mapleston aged 21 wife, (could be 31? there is a line thro) b, Lincoln.

Trying to find out who the Ethel is and what happened to them. Cannot find on the 1881/1901 census Charles, or 1901 an Ethel age 31/41
Can find no record of any marriage or any  deaths.

Any help/suggestions would be appreciated


The Common Room / Re: Narrowing down a search
« on: Tuesday 11 August 15 23:51 BST (UK)  »
As usual Stan a very comprehensive answer - thankyou to everyone though, I appreciate all your input.

My knowledge on births, deaths and marriages is growing by the day, but if parents were not on the marriage details how the heck do you find them?


The Common Room / Re: Narrowing down a search
« on: Monday 10 August 15 23:55 BST (UK)  »
Thank you both


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