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Norfolk Lookup Requests / Robert Grey/Gray Death Look up in Wroxham? *COMPLETED*
« on: Tuesday 23 March 21 15:02 GMT (UK)  »

I am trying to find the GRO entry of death for my Great x 3 Grandmothers first husband. I have found the burial record in the Select Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991 but I cannot find the GRO entry.

His name was Robert Grey or could be Gray (I have seen both!) and he was buried in Wroxham on the 3rd September 1893 and I have it that he was 61 at the time of his death.

I am trying to gather as much info as I can about him and my Great x 3 Grandmother as I am convinced she went on to commit bigamy. She never appeared to live with him after the marriage and she ended up marrying someone else before Robertís death.

I have searched the GRO both on Ancestry and the GRO website and I have come up with nothing even whilst using a broad search. He lived in Wroxham his entire life.

Many thanks for your help 🙂

Berkshire / Burial or Cremation advice
« on: Monday 01 March 21 12:08 GMT (UK)  »

My grandmother and her family were from Berkshire, later Oxfordshire due to border changes. I  travelled from where I live in Norfolk to Wootton Vale of White Horse where they lived a few years ago and found the graves of my Great Grandparents and one of my Grand Uncles. My question is, I am due to go back there in July (obviously dependent on how things go) and I am trying to find out whether my Grandmothers other brothers and sisters were buried or cremated. Three of them died before Wootton was changed to Oxfordshire: one in 1952, one in 1967 and one in 1969. I wanted to find out before I visit again so I can visit them if they have graves. I have checked all the usual websites and records on Ancestry for burials but havenít been able to find anything. Is there any cremation records, I would be able to search?. If the burial records for Wootton are available to search as well that would be great as I would be able to find out if they had an unmarked grave.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me 🙂


Hi everyone, I wonder if you can help? I am struggling to find the death record of my 2 x Great Grandfather in the civil registration death index. I have found his burial record in the Ď Norfolk, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1990í. His name was William Page, born in 1855, he died on the 7th July 1918 and was buried in Edgefield, July 13th 1918. His burial record says he was 64 but his gravestone says 63. At the time of death, he was living in Doughton, Norfolk.

Many thanks for any help you may be able to give me 😀


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Surname on WW1 Postcard *COMPLETED*
« on: Tuesday 10 March 20 21:10 GMT (UK)  »
Hi, I like collecting WW1 postcards and researching the stories of the soldiers that sent them. I have just acquired one and I am trying to work out the surname of his wife so I can work out his name but I cannot make it out. Grateful for any help you can give me 🙂

The Common Room / Daily Herald UK Newspaper Archive
« on: Tuesday 26 November 19 18:17 GMT (UK)  »
Imagine my excitement when I found a newspaper article from the Daily Herald on the British Newspaper Archive with a photo of a relation I had never seen a picture of before.. the only issue being the quality of the photo! It has not copied well so I would ideally love to have a copy of the original photo. After some digging on the internet, it appears the National Science and Media Museum has a Daily Herald archive. I have emailed them but have yet to receive a response. Is there anywhere else I could try to get an original photo?

Many thanks


** I have since found another email address and I am going to give that a go***

The Common Room / Surname change
« on: Sunday 17 November 19 15:29 GMT (UK)  »
Has anybody ever come across a surname change in their family tree? I have noticed on my great great grandfather Abel Bargussís baptism record, it gives two suggestions for a surname.. see attached picture, I have never seen this sort of entry before. It seems that possibly the name was changed from Baughurst to Bargus as on Abelís parents banns records they are listed as Baughurst but all subsequent records they are Bargus? Very intriguing...

Armed Forces / John Girdlestone Wright Service Record
« on: Tuesday 22 October 19 22:28 BST (UK)  »
My great grandad was in the Royal Engineers during WW1, he was one of the lucky ones who survived. I have unsurprisingly been able to find a service or pension record for him, I am assuming due to the records being destroyed in WW2.
I have trawled the medal rolls and there is one that has come up that could be him but maybe not. His name was John Girdlestone Wright and he was born in 1891 in North Walsham, Norfolk. The record I have found is for a John G Wright- Transport 2nd Corporal- Regimental Number: 23881.
There is noone alive in my family now who could confirm whether this is him or not. Is there anywhere else I could go for any further information?. I have a picture of Great Grandad which I have attached, if someone could maybe make out what rank he was, that would be a great help. I have noticed he has three chevrons on his arm but I am not sure what that represents. Thanks ever so much for any help you can give me. i know the service record is a lost cause but I thought if I could find him in the medal rolls and find a battalion, I may be able to find war diaries. Thanks again

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / What profession? *completed many thanks*
« on: Monday 26 August 19 17:04 BST (UK)  »
Just wondering if anyone had any ideas what my relations profession is listed as on the 1901 census. She was visiting a house in London at the time but it appears the enumerator has put a cross through each profession entry on that sheet so I am having a hard time making it out.

Many thanks! 

Norfolk Lookup Requests / Alice Elizabeth Bullock
« on: Monday 19 August 19 22:00 BST (UK)  »
Hi, I wonder if you can help.. I have a relation called Alice Elizabeth Bullock born 1882 in Banningham, Norfolk and I have hit a brick wall with her.. I can find her up until 1901 when she was working as a servant in Aylsham but after that I have struggled. Just wondering whether anybody would be able to find her in the 1911 census or the 1939 register or maybe she married or died before 1911.. I am at a loss! Thanks ever so much for any help 🙂

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