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Family History Beginners Board / John Rigby birthplace
« on: Friday 11 November 22 18:56 GMT (UK)  »
I'm trying to find the birthplace and parents of John Rigby (c1805-1865).  He married Hannah Law in 1824 in Barnsley, Yorkshire and Census records show his birthplace:
1841 - aged 35 born Yorkshire (with wife Hannah 35 and children Margaret 13,  Sarah 9, James 7 and John 3)
1851 John 47 born 1804 Barnsley, Yorkshire 
1861  John 59 born 1802  Scowes Lancashire
It is the 1861 place of birth that differs from the other 2 censuses and I'm not sure why.
Any help to find a record of his birthplace and his parents would be much appreciated.  Thanks

Family History Beginners Board / Missing after 1911
« on: Wednesday 20 July 22 15:26 BST (UK)  »
I'm trying to find the whereabouts of Archibald Middleton b1871 Durham
He has a son by an Elizabeth Chamberlain b1876, Archibald McKinley Middleton b 3rd June 1900 Christchurch, Burton on Trent.  !901 Archibald Jnr and mother are at her parents home in Burton on Trent   In 1911 Archibald is still living with his grandparents.  Possibly his mother is a servant to a bank manager in Burton.  Possibles for Archibald senior:  1901 a visitor to a house in Fulham, occ engineer (consistent with occ on son's birth certificate) 1911 Census boarder in a household in Willesden, London Occ engineer.  On his son's marriage in March 1926, he is listed as deceased.  I can find no record of his birth, death or marriage.
Any help would be much appreciated. 

Family History Beginners Board / Missing Joseph Smith after 1891
« on: Friday 18 February 22 17:06 GMT (UK)  »
I'm having trouble finding a Joseph Smith born on 1st November 1890 in Hanley, Staffs
Parents: Thomas Smith b1849 and Annie Marie Roberts b1859. (married 1882)
Siblings: Samuel Cotton step-brother b1878 and John Cotton step-brother b1884
Siblings:  Elizabeth Smith b.1887 and Ann M Smith b1888
1891 Census shows the family living in Hanley, Staffs.
I can find Joseph on no other Census, marriage, death or military.   ???  Thank you

Family History Beginners Board / Frances Middleton
« on: Wednesday 26 January 22 12:26 GMT (UK)  »
Hello  I have a gap of a few years for Frances Middleton b 30th January 1897 Wolverhampton  parents:  Charles Henry Middleton and Eliza Jane Kenning.  Siblings:  William Henry, Clara and George.  They lived in Tredegar Wales and I've found all living in the Workhouse in 1908 but the children were moved to the 'Cottage Homes' in 1911.  I have Bedwellty Union records for Frances and siblings but after 1912 there is no sign of Frances  I believe she may have been in Hackney, where she had her son Charles in 1925 but that's not definite.  She died in Southend on sea in 1987.  Can anyone help to fill in the missing years?  Thank you

Family History Beginners Board / Unknown Landowner
« on: Sunday 26 December 21 19:22 GMT (UK)  »
Hello  I'm trying to find who owned a piece of land in the pre 1900 or early 1900.
Town: Shipston-on-stour
Address:  London Road (west) known earlier as Oxford Road separated by a lane to Furze Hill Nurseries, shown on old maps of Shipston
The land was rented to Edwin Barnes in 1924 and his rent was paid to Oddfellows Society in Shipston.
I can't find any named members of this group.
Pre 1900 Possible owner John Henry Clark who owned land in Shipston and perhaps along the London Road
Any help would be much appreciated

Down / John Allan
« on: Monday 02 August 21 18:58 BST (UK)  »
 I'm not having much luck finding the parents  of John Allan 1834-1881  Born in Drumadonnell Bandbridge, Down, Ireland and died in Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland  (a miner killed by falling stones from a roof)  He married Cathrine Cowan and had 7 children, 5 of which were born in  Ireland.  Any help would be appreciated.

Wiltshire / Parents of James Gray
« on: Tuesday 02 February 21 14:16 GMT (UK)  »
Hello All, 
I'm trying to find the parents of James Gray 1816-1881.  He was born in Pertwood, Wiltshire  Mary Pike was his wife from Newton St Loe, Somerset.  They seem to have settled there and had 4 children. 
I think I've found a birth record stating James's parents as Thomas and Mary (possibly Miles) but can find nothing more about them - assuming I have the right James and assuming his parents were living in Pertwood.
Very sketchy, I know   Hoping someone will be able to find out more.  Thanks

Family History Beginners Board / Anderton family
« on: Wednesday 20 January 21 15:28 GMT (UK)  »
A chance finding of a small coin while sweeping the garage floor has led me to find out more about it!  It's a token from the 17th Century and is inscribed with the town Stony Stratford and the name Robert Anderton.
So far, I've found info from a couple of sources - (Tokens from Buckinghamshire and Civil War petitions)  Robert Anderton was born roughly 1618-1623 (Civil War petition describes him as being over 80 in 1703)  He was a mercer and married to Mary unknown.
Possible ? :She died in 1675 and he remarried to Elizabeth Ebbs in 1675.  Francis Anderson, a grocer could be a relative.  Any help would be appreciated

Family History Beginners Board / Royal Navy Deserter
« on: Tuesday 08 December 20 20:35 GMT (UK)  »
I've now moved on to the son of John Postlethwaite.  Edwin  John Postlethwaite.  He was born in1851 in Clerkenwell, London.  Parents John and Mary Ann Roberts.  In 1861 he is living with his father and Elizabeth (Page)who was recorded as his wife but they never married.  Records show he was in the Royal Navy but unfortunately deserted in 1872.  I cannot find out what happened to him after this.  Thanks
Previously asked for whereabouts/death of John Postlethwaite

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