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Family History Beginners Board / 1921 Census - a surprise.
« on: Thursday 13 January 22 13:58 GMT (UK)  »
Found my mother aged 10 months with her father (my grandfather) staying with relatives on a farm about 10 miles from their home.

Took a bit of searching and found my grandmother a 'patient' in a 'Poor Law Institution' near the farm.

My grandfather was a local Methodist minister - they lived in a large manse and were reasonably financially comfortable.

Any suggestions why would someone like my grandmother - financially o.k. with close family be in a 'Poor Law Institution' - I'm assuming it wasn't a hospital?

The Lighter Side / Solicitors Records.
« on: Sunday 09 January 22 13:58 GMT (UK)  »
Solicitors records will hold a lot of information of interest to a family historian  -  records of property ownership/transfers - records of legal matters people will have sought advice about etc.

Are these records accessible to a next of kin relative as are medical records ?  That is, would a solicitor have to open records if asked to do that ?

The Lighter Side / 1921 census - question
« on: Saturday 08 January 22 22:06 GMT (UK)  »
If I access a record using Find my Past and pay for it can I access the same record at future date but not have to pay for it ?

Born 1815 as Andrew Fountayne Wilson  and in 1826 the name Montagu was added.

I have him on the 1881 census living at Ingmanthorpe Hall Kirk Deighton Wetherby

Andrew Esqre Montagu head SINGLE 65 Deputy Lieutenant
Andrew Montagu son 28 Captain of Militia b London

In 1891 at same address

Andrew F Montage 75 SINGLE Esquire b. Doncaster
James Montagu nephew 45 Lf Colonel b. West Indies.

Can't find him on 1861-71 census.

A F W Montagu d 8 October 1895 in Kirk Deighton and left 1997099 - 8 - 4.  (Think I read this figure correctly!)
1) Did AFWM marry  - in 1881 and 1891 he is described as single not a widower ?
2) Could he have been divorced ?
3) Did he any more children apart from Andrew b.1854 acc to census 1881?
4) What became of Andrew Montagu b. 1854.
5) Who did AFWM leave his money to?
6) is there a report of his funeral - he was an important figure in then County?
Many thanks and all good wishes for 2022.

The Lighter Side / Advice please.
« on: Tuesday 28 December 21 15:12 GMT (UK)  »
Knowing my interests in family history a friend asked me to help his brother in law with a family history search.  The brother in law was adopted and had little very little information about his adoption. 
I did some searching then hit the 'wall.'
Left things then recently returned to this search and found a very promising lead which I've not followed up
Sadly the b-i-l who was in poor health has died.

My question is should I contact the son of the deceased b-i-l with my information or not.  I don't know how much the late b-i-l had shared about his family background with his son.

Or should I let sleeping dogs lie?


The Lighter Side / Apples
« on: Monday 13 September 21 17:43 BST (UK)  »
Often said when a family member does something similar to what one of his/her forebears did that
'the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.'

More often said about unsavoury traits ????

Is this true - are certain characteristics inherited ??

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Wakefield Prison Records
« on: Saturday 17 July 21 19:34 BST (UK)  »
...for October 1908 to March 1909 - are they available - if they are will they have the prisoners date of birth and next of kin noted?

Family History Beginners Board / Change of name ?
« on: Thursday 15 July 21 20:30 BST (UK)  »
Been searching for this guy for a long time ..... first sighting is in 1885 when he got married .... gives his age as 32 and is a widower....(unable to trace his first marriage.)

Between 1885 and his death in 1910 he spent periods in prison so I wonder if he was in trouble with the law before 1885 and that was the reason for him changing his name.

My question is - if someone changed his name between 1853 and 1885 would  there be an official record of this - would he have had to apply to somewhere to do this - would he have had to re-register at his local Register Office - or did people simply take on a 'new' name ?
(His place of birth is the same on the 1891 and 1901 censuses.)

Family History Beginners Board / Did he make a will?
« on: Saturday 03 July 21 19:18 BST (UK)  »
Sent for a copy of the Will of William Marshall of Mere House Weaverham Chshire who died 8 April 1900.

Given a copy of a Letter of Administration.

Administrator of Will - Edward Ault Marson Solicitor Manchester.

Named in said Will 'Charles Greenhouse and Anne Elias Spinster the other Executors named in the said Will having renounced Probate thereof 21 June 1900'

Amount 127829-8-0.
That is all the info I got.   Included is note   --   'Can't give a copy of the Will - Reason - that in this case is a Grant of Letters of Administration.  A legal document issued by a Probate Registry when a person has died without making a valid Will and is issued to an Administrator of the Estate.  This is usually lawful spouse or nearest blood relative. 
Confused as in first paragraph it refers to '......named in said Will.'

Also would Ann Elias who lived with Wm Marshall (not married.) and was the mother of his children benefit from the 'Will' as she wasn't the spouse?


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