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Lancashire / Horsfield Turner born around 1875 in Oldham
« on: Friday 27 February 15 16:31 GMT (UK)  »
Trying to find out what happened to his person, a great uncle through marriage.  He seemed just to disappear, cannot find any record of his death.

Any help would be appreciated.   

Radnorshire / Joseph Thomas
« on: Friday 27 February 15 16:24 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to trace the above who was born in or around 1840 in Radnorshire, possibly Glasbury? of thereabouts.  His father was William Thomas, a labourer.  Joseph was living in Shobdon at the time of his marriage and then settled for a while in Eyton and district.  His year of birth differs from census to census! When he was buried his age was given as 80 in 1920. He was buried in Oldham Lancashire.

United States of America / Harry Shoesmith
« on: Monday 18 June 12 16:24 BST (UK)  »
How do I find a death record of Harry Shoesmith, believed to have resided in Detroit area and died around early 1960s?  He was born around 1886.

He emigratged from Royton Lancashire England. in 1911 to Boston. I believe he served in WW1 in 2nd BTN 1915 France-Germany, are there any records I could search for?
Any help would be appreciated   Any results would be helpful.  Thanks Thombenn

Canada / Marriage in Newfoundland
« on: Monday 18 June 12 16:20 BST (UK)  »
Anybody know of a marriage between William Clarke and Susannah (?) in New Foundland, early 1870s?  Daughter Elizabeth born abt 1872/4.  Driving me mad this one!!!

Tried Newfoundland web site and Ancestry.



United States of America / ALMA I PLANT
« on: Saturday 16 June 12 10:59 BST (UK)  »
I have just come across the above girl on the 1920 Census for Boston Mass.  She is the daughter of Eugene (b. Ireland) and Marie Plant (b. Rochdale, England.  Can anyone throw any light on Alma?
b. 1913 in Mass.

Also I noticed there is "Catherine Coyle" listed as "adopted daughter" of the Eugene and Marie.  she was born in Scotland but her parents were Irish.

I recollect my mother mentioning that Marie (or Aunty Mary as she was known to us in UK) did have a child but thought nothing of it until lo and behold, here she is, so I am longing to trace further about her.   Any help would be appreciated.

Many thanks.  Thombenn

Lancashire / British Catholic Records
« on: Monday 16 April 12 14:46 BST (UK)  »
I want to research into Roman Catholic baptisms/marriages/deaths in England but it is not easy to find them anywhere.  in particular I want to see the Manchester areas or Preston?  Any ideas?  I notice there doesn't appear to be RC's on the Mormon records.    Would I have to contact the actual diocese of the area of interest?   I would appreciate any pointers and help I can get.

Many thanks.  Thombenn

« on: Sunday 28 August 11 14:10 BST (UK)  »
Anybody know anything about the Musketts?   Looking for ancestors of THOMAS Muskett b. 1792 - 1866 Northamptonshire (Thrapston district) who marrieed Elizabeth Collins b 1792 Oundle, Northants d. 1874 Thrapston district. 

 Married 1816 and went on to have at least 5 children.  Thomas Musketts was an agricultural labourer.

Trying to find out anything about their parents. MUSKETT and COLLINS
Any ideas?    Thanks   Thombenn

Europe / Tracing child born in Spain 1824
« on: Wednesday 24 August 11 19:39 BST (UK)  »
If a child was born in  Spain but a British Subject around 1824 how can I find out more?  No idea of her parents details, except that ths was called Julia Hurley.   Could her father have been a soldier in Spain either (English or Irish), I know Waterloo ended around 1815 so that could be a little early.

Also could the father have worked on ships travelling from say, Cornwall or Ireland to Spain at that time?  Would the fact that she is said to be "British Subject" mean that it was her father who was British (the mother could have been Spainish?)  tearing my hair out here.

Or could it be that there would be no record at all of her birth/baptism in Spain?

Any ideas?     Thanks Thombenn

United States of America / JOSEPH EUGENE PLANT
« on: Thursday 04 August 11 13:11 BST (UK)  »
Are there any relatives etc of Joseph Plant b. 1886 Dublin, d. 1980 in Florida, last known address Hibiscus Ave South Pasadena.  He left a wife Elizabeth and several nieces and nephews.  He had been a Chief Steward for the United Fruit Co and moved to Florida from the Bronx in 1970, He was a member of St John's Catholic Church.  I found this from his orbituary. He was first married to my great aunt, Mary who died in 1947 in New York City.  I would love to hear from anyone who remembers him and has anymore information other than that I have gleaned from records etc.  A photo maybe?
Thanks a lot everyone


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