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Durham Lookup Requests / Re: Fleck Family
« on: Monday 26 July 21 22:57 BST (UK)  »
So the marriage was in 1848 but Robert was born in 1838?

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Durham Lookup Requests / Re: Fleck Family
« on: Monday 26 July 21 22:53 BST (UK)  »
If the marriage I see is the correct one, William is named as the father on Thomas' marriage cert. However, I can't see the image to see what the occupation box says.

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Durham Lookup Requests / Re: Fleck Family
« on: Monday 26 July 21 22:46 BST (UK)  »
Have you seen the website DurhamRecordsOnline? That could potentially be useful.

Having a mother and daughter(in law) with overlapping children isn't uncommon, if the older woman was still of childbearing age when one of her older children married and started their own family. Sometimes though the children keep going for a suspiciously long time and something starts to smell, leading to the suspicion of hidden illegitimate grandchildren, two marriages to women of the same name or a woman being very young at marriage (one of mine was around 15 years old!)

-Edit- the earliest census of use is the 1841. Birth, marriage and death certificates start in late 1837. William may potentially have been alive on the census or died after this date. One can hope.

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One of my questions at the moment is what happens to Elizabeth after 1841. I can't find her...

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The Common Room / Re: New Member - Beginning the Journey
« on: Wednesday 21 July 21 16:46 BST (UK)  »
Oh, and further to my previous advice, save images or screenshots (even of transcriptions) if you can, rather than just noting where you got it from- I've found on a few occasions that records have mysteriously gone missing from a site I know I found it on. A whole village in Wales vanished at one point- I subsequently found out that someone had requested the records for that area removed from online access and duly they were. What a pain!

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: A prisoner?
« on: Thursday 15 July 21 21:55 BST (UK)  »
I see "[???] only one in lock up" as well, and "Head prisoner", although perhaps he was described as "Head (of his own household? Separate from the Jarvis household?)" "Prisoner (??? only one in lock-up)" if you see what I mean?

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The Common Room / Re: New Member - Beginning the Journey
« on: Thursday 15 July 21 21:50 BST (UK)  »
Welcome!

My biggest bit of advice would be to take it slow and document everything sensibly and neatly, so that if in the future you see something you wrote down you don't have to wonder "where did I find that?" or if someone asks how you got a certain piece of information (especially if they have an alternative interpretation) you don't have to awkwardly admit that you don't remember. I'm years into researching and I have an unwieldy behemoth of a tree that I hope is accurate but it is so big now I don't have the motivation to start from scratch to do what I wish I'd done in the first place!

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Change of name ?
« on: Thursday 15 July 21 21:31 BST (UK)  »
As far as I'm aware someone can call themselves whatever they like so long as it isn't done with intent to defraud. I'm sure a lot of us have people who swapped the order of their names, took on step-parent names, swapped between mother and father surnames if illegitimate, married several times... some people wanted to curry favour with a wealthy relative, others to remarry without divorcing, others running from the law... I don't think there was any actual impediment to him calling himself Joe Bloggs instead of John Smith. People weren't tracked in the same way we are now so I don't know how many people would have cared what he called himself. He was up front about being a widower... provided he was being honest, obviously.

I have one ancestor who was, like yours, dropped by aliens onto the 1881 census where he married shortly afterwards. It eventually turned out his birth was registered under his married mother's surname (her husband having died two years previously...) and was on his first census under her remarried surname before taking her maiden name for the rest of his life. Nothing dodgy there, but it certainly made it complicated to find!

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The Common Room / Re: A quick bit of Latin naming...
« on: Saturday 10 July 21 01:18 BST (UK)  »
Ah, thanks. That was my original assumption but thought I'd better check! I appear to be descended from one of them. John LEWIS in Wales is a bit of a dead end though lol

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