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South Africa / WALLIS Rowland Henry b 1854, Grahamstown.
« on: Tuesday 17 May 16 00:15 BST (UK)  »
Does anyone know what happened to Rowland Henry Wallis, and his wife Jemima Heather Kirkpatrick?  I have traced them to the 1890s, but can't find any further information.  I know what happened to 4 of their 6 children, but I can only get to 1938 with their son Clement b 1885, and 1923 with their daughter Clarice Enid b 1889. Jemima was our G.Aunt, so any help would be appreciated.


Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Photo of Grandad Henry & Joan
« on: Sunday 12 July 15 01:30 BST (UK)  »
Please can you make this photo clearer, we'd love to see what Grandad Henry and Joan looked like. It was taken in South Africa c1900?
Many thanks

Canada / Kate Lydia Wakeley
« on: Monday 03 June 13 21:25 BST (UK)  »
My G.Aunt Kate Lydia Wakeley b 1885 London, emigrated to St John, New Brunswick, in 1924 together with her husband Richard Wood and their children. Her parents Sarah Rose and Charles McCarthy married in 1885.  Can anyone throw any light on why her parents used the surname Wakeley/Wakley just after their marriage, registered 2 children with that name, and then reverted back to McCarthy by  the 1891 England Census?

Canada Lookup Request / Elizabeth Thompson b abt 1801
« on: Monday 15 October 12 08:58 BST (UK)  »
I am looking for information about the birth of Elizabeth Thompson. I think she was born about 1801 on St Helens Island, Quebec, and married John Kirkpatrick at the Anglican Garrison in Montreal in May 1823. I have traced them back to Scotland, but have been unable to find her early life. I would appreciate any help.

Dumfriesshire / John Kirkpatrick b 1830 Grouville, Jersey
« on: Sunday 01 July 12 04:55 BST (UK)  »
Does anyone know what happened to John Kirkpatrick b abt 1830 Grouville, Jersey? He was the son of John and Elizabeth Kirkpatrick from Applegarth. John snr served in 4th Royal Artillery (which is why John jnr was born in Jersey), and was discharged because of ill health in 1835, when he returned to Scotland and lived inChapelknow, Halfmorton together with his wife and 3 sons George, John and James. James became a miner and lived in Whitehaven Cumberland, and George emigrated to South Africa. John appears in the 1851 Scottish Census still living with his parents in Middlebie, and is a teacher, but after that he completely disappears. If anyone has any info I would be very grateful.


Limerick / Charles William MCCARTHY alias WAKELY
« on: Monday 21 November 11 04:06 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to find the family of Charles William McCarthy, b abt 1853, Limerick, but I have no idea what part. He appeared in Bermondsey, London in the 1880s, where he married Sarah  Perkins, in Jan 1885. Somewhere between his marriage to Sarah and the birth of their 1st child in Jul 1885 they assumed the name Wakely, 2 subsequent children were also registered as Wakley. By the 1891 Census in Bermondsey the whole family are McCarthy again.  Does anyone know anything about Charles, because no-one in our remaining family has any idea.

South Africa / 7th Day Adventists
« on: Monday 24 October 11 04:41 BST (UK)  »
Are there any on-line records, or other access routes to late 19thC - early 20thC b.m.ds for members of the 7th Day Adventist Church in Eastern Cape?

Other Countries / Elizabeth Thompson - St Helena
« on: Monday 26 September 11 05:03 BST (UK)  »
Are there any birth records for St Helena c.1800, and if so how do I find them? Looking for GGGGrandmother Elizabeth Thompson.


South Africa / Kimberley Diamond Rush 1870s
« on: Monday 16 May 11 22:24 BST (UK)  »
My ancester George Kirkpatrick was one of those who went to try his luck in the diamond fields in 1870. He died in Nov 1872 with 5 3s 2d in his pocket, and the clothes he stood up in, so he wasn't one of the lucky ones.  His death notice gives his place of death as "The house of John Nicholas" in Kimberley, and his occupation is given as Digger.  Do records exist giving details of the men who went prospecting? He was buried in Kimberley - are there any records of the graves of those who died, or was it just a case of burying them in unmarked graves, or with just a wooden marker?  If there are any records how do I get hold of them?
Hopefully, Waddy.

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