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The Common Room / Help with finding Lal Newton
« on: Tuesday 21 July 20 09:21 BST (UK)  »
Hi all

I got a message on ancestry from someone who is trying to locate Lal Newton.
She was married to my 2 cousin 4x removed so I do not have a lot on her but I have started looking for her & I am getting very little.
I can find her 3 marriages, she uses the name Lal Newton in all 3 so I assume she was twice divorced. She died in 1958 giving her age as 58 in Derbyshire.
the 1st marriage was to my cousin Fred Stein in 1920, 2nd to Frederick Lewis Thomas in 1925 & 3rd to Benjamin Harris in 1941.
I cannot find any other record of her so just wondering if I am missing something.

Thank you

The Common Room / Who is the father
« on: Wednesday 29 April 20 09:17 BST (UK)  »

I have been going though some of my old research and using the 1939 to put some missed birth dates to some of my ancestors.

I have a Lewis Spivey, (2 cousin 3x removed.) The family move to Leeds from Huddersfield. The census & his marriage as his father as Arthur Spivey & his mother was Sarah Jane Spivey, nee Stocks. Everything looks alright everything ties in  but I he was the only member of the family I didn't have a baptism for.
I got his birth date, 6 December 1893 from the 1939 register and went back to the baptisms & found him baptised 21 February 1894 at Huddersfield St. Peter's. His mother is Sarah Jane but his father is Lewis Walker. I first thought he was Lewis Walker Spivey but I cannot find a Lewis Walker Spivey so I looked for a Lewis Walker & I have one. He was 1872 & he is married to Edith Harriet Stocks in 1896 & she was Sarah Jane's sister.

So would you say that the person doing the baptism made a mistake & put Lewis Walker down as the father instead of godfather or was Lewis Walker the real father & should I change the father on my tree?


The Stay Safe Board / Ultimate comfort food in these trying times
« on: Saturday 11 April 20 12:18 BST (UK)  »

Just turned this Easter around with the best comfort food ever.
A full English breakfast, 7 rashers of smoked streaky bacon, 3 sausages, half a dozen mushrooms, 2 tomato’s, 2 eggs, black pudding and half a small loaf.

It doesn’t get any better unless it is tomorrows  dinner which is roast salmon cut beef with new potato’s, 3 veg and Yorkshire puddings.
I know with the coronavirus it is hard to find some comfort but these 2 meals go a long way to having some.

What would yours be.


World War One / Lance/ Corporal Sam Bates
« on: Sunday 25 August 19 16:15 BST (UK)  »

I have a Sam Bates born 1895 and photo on ancestry post for him as a newspaper photo of him saying L/Corp medaile milotarire.
He is one of 6 brothers hat served in WW1 2 of which were killed and another was wounded twice and received the military medial.
The photo looks to have him in a Yorkshire Regiment uniform but I cannot find a Sam Bates in that regiment so does anyone know if their is a register of Medaile militaire that will give his regimental details.
The Sawood Chapel memorial have the brothers on it but they do not seem to have any extra details so I need your expert advice.


World War One / No medals
« on: Sunday 06 January 19 10:18 GMT (UK)  »
Hi, need a second  pair of eyes.

I have just started another set of Absent Voters and I have found the Army record of George Edwin Ackroyd but I cannot find a medal card for him.
According to his Army record he was in the West Riding regiment, (I would say for training.) He transferred to the West Yorkshire Regiment number 3/17775 made L/Corporal and transferred to North Staffs, (no number.) Then transferred to Royal Guernsey Light Infantry, number 2283 and made L/Sergeant.
Been trying to cross reference with medals but no medal card, tried Ancestry and National Archives.
Just wondered if anyone on this find website could help or had any new ideas of where to look.


The Common Room / Reflecting on Armistice
« on: Monday 12 November 18 08:03 GMT (UK)  »

I was thinking about all the wonderful events that went into commemorating this year's Armistice when a thought came to me! are we commemorating the right time.
We know that the ceasefire started on the 11 hour of the 11 day of the 11 month but which time zone did they use.
France and Belgium are 1 hour in front of England. So, if it was the French time zone the time of the Armistice would have been 10 o'clock in England so shouldn't we have commemorated the event then. Or if it was the English time zone and with the War being in France & Belgium shouldn't the time of the Armistice be 12 o'clock not 11.


World War One / Confused by Albert Tolhurst
« on: Tuesday 25 September 18 09:36 BST (UK)  »
Been researching absent voters for Scissett and I have a Albert Henry Tolhurst. I have found him born in 1892 Kent and he married Ada Marritta Hunt 1913 Scissett and he died 1960.
You would think very straight forward but a WW1 website as him being killed 1915.
I have found the army records for the Albert Henry Tolhurst I am looking for. He is registered as just Albert Tolhurst, Private, 3/3087, York & Lancaster Regiment, he was made Lance Corporal but he was reverted back to Private.
The other Albert Henry Tolhurst was said to have been born 1892 and he was a Private, 11108, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, also a Lance Corporal in some records. The CWGC have a A. H. Tolhurst died 18 April 1915 and his medal card as him reported dead.
The problem is I cannot find another Albert Henry or Albert H. Tolhurst to rule him out so are these two Albert Henry Tolhurst's the same person?


The Common Room / Finding death
« on: Thursday 31 May 18 07:31 BST (UK)  »

I am trying to find the death of Frank Ellam born July 1908 Huddersfield.

I have looked in the GRO and probate but I cannot find him so I am assuming he died abroad. I don't know where so don't know where to strat looking, just woundered if anyone knows where I should look.

I have found his wife who died in Huddersfield and had a will so I assume she died after him.


Yorkshire (West Riding) Completed Requests / Wakefield Burials
« on: Saturday 07 October 17 12:43 BST (UK)  »

Just been trying to find the Wakefield Cemetery Registers online but I cannot find them does anyone know if they have took them down?


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