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« on: Thursday 28 July 11 22:39 BST (UK)  »
Is there any way I can find out about CECIL FOSTER ELVIN who I believe was born abt 1907 in South Africa ?
I have a UK incoming passenger list with him and a Mrs S Elvin, possibly his mother.
Ancestry24 shows a Transvaal Estates Deceased Index for him, but it's a lot of money to pay for just one record.
Can anybody advise me please ?
many thanks

Angus (Forfarshire) / Clepington Road birth/baptism 1909
« on: Thursday 14 July 11 16:07 BST (UK)  »
My father  JOHN LEUCHARS HOLMES was born in Clepington Road.
The middle name has always been a mystery, but a recent suggestion that it may be from a godparent has me wondering.
Can you tell me where the nearest or most likely RC church would be for a baptism in 1909 ?
I've tried SP with no success.
Many thanks

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Friend as a name
« on: Sunday 12 June 11 15:12 BST (UK)  »
Friend is an unusual first name Can anyone tell me anything about it please ?
There do seem to be others in Yorkshire but I have found them in others parts too.
Is it in any way connected to Quakers ?
Or was there a famous person that this child might have been named after ?
He was born 1913 Barnsley.

Armed Forces / Milton Barracks, Kent 1871
« on: Monday 06 December 10 19:06 GMT (UK)  »
Thomas Holmes my great grandfather has been found as  a private in these barracks.
Born in 1850 in Somerset
Married in Edinburgh 1875 he's a private with the Royal Scots at Glencross / Glencorse
My question is  - which regiment might he have been in to get to Milton Barracks in Kent from Somerset  and how did he then get to Scotland ?

Armed Forces / Uniform help please
« on: Thursday 25 November 10 16:46 GMT (UK)  »
The information on this photo of James Holmes born 1891 suggests it was taken about 1917 in Alexandria.
Any clues here for you military experts ??

Midlothian / JOHN PRESTON HOLMES has disappeared
« on: Thursday 25 November 10 12:54 GMT (UK)  »
My grandfather John Preston Holmes was born 1878 in West Queensferry.
In 1881 hes with his father, Thomas  aka Zachariah and his wife Ann in 19 Jamaica Street
1891 hes a message boy living Father and step-mother Joanna in Patriothall Buildings.
Marries Mary McBride, a printers machine girl  of New Street in 1904, he gives his address as 179 Canongate and occupation as printers machineman.
From maps I can see how close these streets are. Perhaps they worked at the same place ? I'd like to know about printers in the area.
My main problem is that despite hours of trawling Ancestry ans Scotlands People I can't find him in the 1901 census.
Anyone help please ?

Yorkshire (North Riding) / Sarah Jane Thurlwell
« on: Tuesday 09 November 10 09:53 GMT (UK)  »
Sarah Jane Thurlwell - married  Barnabas John Elvin in1889 in Coatham.

Have them in 1891 as John and Sarah living in High Street with Sarah brother George and family

1901 they are in Bellevue Terrace. Johns a joiner.

Anyone know know where they went ?

Northumberland / Jane Forster Armstrong
« on: Tuesday 09 November 10 09:44 GMT (UK)  »
Looking for Jane Forster Armstrong nee Elvin born 1867 in Durham
married James Armstrong in 1890 in Northumberland

Have them in 1891 living at Liddle Road, Westgate.
Have looked everywhere for them with no joy
Where did they go ??

Grateful for any suggestions

Durham / Angelo Arrighi - the Italian connection
« on: Saturday 09 October 10 14:25 BST (UK)  »
Angelo married Mary Forster in 1845.
They seemed to live apart  but appeared to have 3 children
I have a possible death for him in Italy in 1875 but the document is in Italian and almost impossible to read anyway.
Anyone have any links to my Italian ?

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