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Glamorganshire / Re: Catherine May Tilley
« on: Yesterday at 23:20 »
Mabel he was a driver so perhaps on duty at a base around Neath, thanks for the reply

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Glamorganshire / Re: Catherine May Tilley
« on: Yesterday at 20:50 »
Thanks Osprey, appreciate reply, once I got the 1911 census info everything else just fell into place.  Thanks again

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Glamorganshire / Re: Catherine May Tilley
« on: Yesterday at 18:29 »
Rootschat to the rescue again, thanks Cathy

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Glamorganshire / Catherine May Tilley
« on: Yesterday at 18:02 »
I have a Catherine May Tilley born 30 Jan 1908 (from 1939 register) and have confirmed from GRO birth registration (1908 May Qtr Pontypridd 11a 634) that her mother was a Wallace.

Have found a marriage for a John Tilley to a Maggie Wallace in Pontypridd in 1902.

Have also found births for a William Isaac Tilley (1903) and a Leonard Gustavus Tilley (906).

However I have not been able to find any details of either John Tilley or Maggie Wallace (not able to locate the 1911 census).

Before purchasing a marriage cert. thought I would try Rootschat for help

Ray

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Looking for Surname
« on: Friday 08 January 21 16:32 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks for the reply Treetotal, but I do believe it is Sidford and here is the reason why.  The book belonged to my wifes great aunt Sarah Jane Down born in Somerset (1862) and died in Payette Idaho in 1951.  Sarah Janes grandson sent the book (The Poetical Works of HD Longfellow) to my wife 8 years ago, and said that Sarah Jane had brought the book with her from the UK to the USA.

Looking back over past research (due to being locked down!!!) I picked up the book again, saw the inscription and decided to look for Miss ??.  Following the earlier posts I looked for a Miss Sidford in the vicinity of Miss Jarmans School.  I came across 2 sister on 1881 census, Mary (16) and Ethel (14) Sidford.  Long story short both girls had emigrated with their parents to the US in 1905 and lived in "PAYETTE IDAHO". 

So it looks likely that Sarah Jane did not take the book with her from the UK (she lived in Somerset until 1900, and then in London until she emigrated in 1902).  She either knew the Sidford girls or picked up the book in yard sale or charity shop.

Sorry about the long reply - but is'nt family history great!!

Ray

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Looking for Surname
« on: Friday 08 January 21 15:57 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks both, when looking at it I can now see the "d" as well.  Thanks for the quick response can now while away a few isolation hours looking for Miss Sidford.

Ray

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Looking for Surname
« on: Friday 08 January 21 15:49 GMT (UK)  »
I have a book that was presented to a Miss ?? in 1879.  I can read that it was presented to a Miss ?? by Miss Jarman for general good conduct at Montague Villa's Salisbury in 1879.

I know that Miss Jarman ran a school at Salisbury so don't require any info about that, but I just can't make out the girls surname.

Ray

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The Common Room / Re: Two registrations for one death
« on: Monday 28 September 20 12:54 BST (UK)  »
Thanks both - just wondering now why she is still got some contact with the Houldsworth name after 32 years known as Gleeson - ???

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The Common Room / Two registrations for one death
« on: Monday 28 September 20 12:35 BST (UK)  »
Alice Baker married Clarence Carr Houldsworth in 1933 in Manningham West Yorks. In 1972 she married Richard Patrick Gleeson in Claro, West Yorks.  I assume she had divorced Clarence because he died 1993.

When Alice died in 2004, there were two death registrations identical apart from the surname - one as Gleeson and one as Houldsworth. Not sure why???

Alice Gleeson age 91 born 5 Nov 1912
Death registered Mar 2004 Leeds RD
Register Number: G24C
District and Subdistrict: 092/1G
Entry Number: 78

Alice Houldsworth age 91 born 5 Nov 1912
Death registered Mar 2004 Leeds RD
Register Number: G24C
District and Subdistrict: 092/1G
Entry Number: 78


Ray

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