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The Common Room / Re: Help to read a name please
« on: Thursday 02 December 21 21:22 GMT (UK)  »
My first impression was Croft as well. Doesn't mean it isn't the same person though, that's a minor spelling difference compared to some I've seen!

The Common Room / Re: Death Certificates
« on: Wednesday 01 December 21 11:17 GMT (UK)  »
Good luck! May it miraculously be the right one!  ;D

The Common Room / Re: Does this look like the right baptism?
« on: Tuesday 30 November 21 21:07 GMT (UK)  »
I'd feel quite happy about it if it were mine. What about Jacob and Ann? If either of them died after 1837 you might be lucky and have a daughter or a son-in-law named as the informant.

The Common Room / Re: Death Certificates
« on: Tuesday 30 November 21 20:52 GMT (UK)  »
Further to that, if you do end up buying multiple certificates, remember that on some sites you can add a note to the record (FreeBMD does postems, Anc has member submitted comments etc...) Do consider adding a note so that any future researchers have more to go on. I've done that for some in the past (although in this case, if you buy a recent death, be careful of this because it may include info living relative don't want published. A death for 100 years ago wouldn't have the same problem).

The Common Room / Re: Death Certificates
« on: Tuesday 30 November 21 09:49 GMT (UK)  »
Have you found him on the 1939 Register?

If all else fails... Depending on the spread of the hits you have (if they aren't all in, say, London specifically) you could try matching deaths to likely individuals living in that area. Of course, a long time will have passed since 1939 (I don't know what later records would help...) but if you can prove that a man lived in a specific area and there's a death for that specific area that might match him, you could bump that down the list of priorities for being your man. Far from foolproof and no elimination, but if you are going to end up buying each one...

Devon / Re: James HOOPER
« on: Tuesday 23 November 21 20:50 GMT (UK)  »
Nuts, Rosie! I was hoping that will would be helpful, especially if it named names!

I couldn't find the Margaret SLOLY marriage on FreeREG (which was where I found the contents of the other one). If that can be found, if we are lucky it may have the occupation for that James. Another mariner wouldn't necessarily mean they are the same man of course, but if he has a wildly different occupation that would suggest two men.

A few questions:
1) Can children of James and Margaret be found? If no, it might be that they didn't have children, or the christening records no longer exist (or exist online). If the latter, James who married in 1701 could potentially have been a son of James and Margaret (or another couple whose records were also lost)
2) Can you find a death for the earlier Mary before the 'second' Mary was named? Can you find a death for the 'first' wife before the 'second' marriage? I don't think the mother was named on any of these records unfortunately but I'd also look to see if there are date collisions between children of George to suggest two different couples having children at the same time (if some are Northam and some are Heanton this may be more obvious). Comparison of the marriages may show occupations for each George. This is off on a tangent from the original query, of course.

Devon / Re: James HOOPER
« on: Monday 22 November 21 23:44 GMT (UK)  »
That far back it is entirely possible that you can't find him because the christening record no longer exists. That said, one of my ancestors married a woman 30 years younger than him when he was knocking 70, so sometimes it happened!

1701 probably doesn't show much (likely just the names) but have you seen the original record to confirm? If you are especially lucky it might give some other info such as occupation or native parish.

FindMyPast is showing a will entry for:

Devon Wills Index, 1163-1999
Heanton Punchardon, Devon, England

This could be related to James / Margaret SLOLY. Since I don't have a sub I can't look at it, but it might help rule that in or out.


Answered my own question-
James HOOPER, mariner, native of Northam
Mary LANGDON, native of Heaunton

Carmarthenshire / Re: Am I being blind? - Jones in Meidrim
« on: Sunday 21 November 21 00:59 GMT (UK)  »
I'm aware I'm performing thread necromancy on my own topic (was it really so long ago??) but I've got nowhere with this lead still and was about to post a new thread when I thought to look if I'd already done so (turns out I did...).

Anyone named "Theophilus" is probably my best chance at a lead on the JONES side. It might be that the marriage record of this Theophilus to Margaret hasn't survived but it might be very helpful to find it.

Would appreciate some fresh eyes on this one :)

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Help I have hit a wall!
« on: Tuesday 16 November 21 09:22 GMT (UK)  »
did you find a birth for Thomas??

There would not be a birth certificate for Thomas, but I didn't find a matching christening. Then again, I couldn't find consistent christenings for the other children either.

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