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Lancashire / Re: Marie (Maria) Lynch born 1887 Manchester
« on: Friday 09 April 21 23:24 BST (UK)  »

By 1911 the mother Maria has remarried to Thomas Yardley although he is absent on the census, Another child born 1904 plus Maria and siblings.

Many thanks, I think I'm looking at the same census with Maria Yardley being married for 9 years with a 7 year old (Mary Emma Yardley), however I wasnt sure that Maria Yardley is the Maria Lynch I'm looking for because it shows Marie Lynch (my great grandmother) as Maria Yardley's step daughter?, also why would Maria have 2 x children named Mary (7 and 22)... very confusing, thank you...

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Lanarkshire / Re: Margaret Gorrie McGregor? B 1858 Glasgow
« on: Friday 09 April 21 22:22 BST (UK)  »
You have obviously not been looking in the right place :)

James Arthur Parkes married Margaret Gorrie Scott in Glasgow Blythswood in 1878.
Mary McGregor Parkes was born in Glasgow Kelvin in 1879.

Go to www,scotlandspeople.gov.uk, register, invest in a few credits and use some of them to download the marriage certificate.

thank you

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Lancashire / Marie (Maria) Lynch born 1887 Manchester
« on: Friday 09 April 21 22:21 BST (UK)  »
I am looking for my great grandmother on the 1911 census.  She was born in Manchester in 1887.  Her parents were James Lynch (1865) and Maria Eastwood (1864)

She had x 2 children (Marion and Winifred) (father unknown) and then met and married William A Martin and then had a further 3 children (Mary, Noel and Alan).

Any help would be appreciated... :)

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Lanarkshire / Margaret Gorrie McGregor? B 1858 Glasgow
« on: Wednesday 07 April 21 21:29 BST (UK)  »
Trying to locate birth / marriage details for a Margaret Gorrie and think maiden name could have been McGregor.

She was born c1858 in Glasgow area and married a James Arthur Parkes around 1879/1880.

Parkes was an army Quartermaster / Captain and they lived in army barracks in Hamilton for a while.

Parkes was from Manchester.

We know Gorrie features in her names as it is on the census and her headstone in Manchester but she called her eldest child Mary McGregor Parkes in 1880 so we were wondering if McGregor was her maiden name??

We cannot find her marriage certifcate but we suspect that Parkes went to Canada for a while so we dont know if they married over there.

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Armed Forces / Re: Captain James Arthur Parkes
« on: Tuesday 06 April 21 21:53 BST (UK)  »
There's a photograph at Durham Record Office:

Ref: D/DLI 2/4/358
Group photograph of officers of the 3rd Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, at Deerbolt Camp, Barnard Castle, 1896
Standing: Captain Paske, Lieutenant E.C.Sowerby, Captain Jolley, Lieutenant and Quartermaster Parkes,


http://www.durhamrecordoffice.org.uk/article/11111?SearchType=Param&CatRef=D%2FDLI+2&ImagesOnly=Y&Display=50&Page=189&ItemID=165097

thanks Ill order the photo

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Armed Forces / Re: Captain James Arthur Parkes
« on: Tuesday 06 April 21 09:17 BST (UK)  »
Ancestry has things like this listed but available on fold 3 - is this him ?

James Arthur Parkes - Birth Date 14 May 1853
Military Year 1902 - Regiment Durham L I
Rank Quarter Master.

James Arthur Parkes - Birth Date 14 May 1853
Military Year 1915 - Regiment Durham L I
Rank Quarter Master.

James Arthur Parkes - Birth Date 14 May 1853
Military Year 1916 - Regiment:   Durham L I
Rank Quarter Master.

Sandra

Yes thats our man...ill try fold too now

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Armed Forces / Re: Captain James Arthur Parkes
« on: Tuesday 06 April 21 09:16 BST (UK)  »
See https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/british-army-officers-1913/ if you think he was an officer. I've tried both WO25 and WO76 and haven't found him. Now I have failed to find a man who I know was an officer in these series, so there are gaps.

Another route is to search the Army List for relevant years - many are online as books - and again this is officers only.

If he was Other Ranks, then see https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/british-army-soldiers-up-to-1913/

Seeing the Gazette notices, I wonder if Hon Lt counted as an officer for the purposes of record keeping? I think this would point me to the Army List from his (hon) promotion, but to the OR records for previous service. There's an off-chance the Cameronians museum in Hamilton could help you, or even the Durham LI museum; on the whole museums don't have records of individual officers or men, unless they came to prominence for a specific reason.

Thanks - Ill try that route too

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Armed Forces / Re: Captain James Arthur Parkes
« on: Monday 05 April 21 19:37 BST (UK)  »


https://chorltonhistory.blogspot.com/2017/09/james-arthur-parkes-from-chorlton.html

Sandra

Thanks Sandra......im struggling to locate any service records at all given he had served it appears for 20 plus years

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Armed Forces / Captain James Arthur Parkes
« on: Monday 05 April 21 19:13 BST (UK)  »
Trying to locate service records for Captain James Arthur Parkes born around 1854 Manchester.

1881 Scotland Census shows him as "Sergeant 26th Regt" living in Lanarkshire with wife Margaret and family.

In 1891 Scotland Census he is living in Hamilton Barracks and is " Quarter Master Army"

In 1891 he is living in Manchester and occupation is Army Officer Infantry ?  Captain? under name Jas Arthur Parkes.

1911 in Manchester he is a retired Army Officer.

He died in Manchester in 1917 and his Headstone says Captain Jason Arthur Parkes.

Any help appreciated.


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