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The Common Room / Travel c1790's
« on: Monday 08 March 21 17:43 GMT (UK)  »
Your thoughts please....I have John Kett born Wymondham Norfolk 1777.

Later he has a wife Esther.  The only marriage I can find is to Esther Brown in Rochford Essex 1797.  Nothing meaningful in Norfolk registers.

In 1799 John volunteers for the Royal Artillery back in Norfolk, he does just short of 20 years service mostly in Woolwich where seven of their nine children are born and baptised.

I'm certain I have the right John and Esther but how likely is that marriage ?

Essex Lookup Requests / John Kett marriage
« on: Wednesday 03 March 21 19:01 GMT (UK)  »

I wonder if someone could please have a look at the marriage of John Kett and Esther Brown, Rochester 10th July 1797.
Far from sure this is my man, but he fits the dates and known wife Esther.  I'm hoping witnesses might help. 

London and Middlesex / Looking for Burial, Isabella Kitt
« on: Wednesday 24 February 21 16:51 GMT (UK)  »
Can anyone help with this please.

Free BMD has the death of Isabella Kitt age 17 - March Q - 1886 - Whitechapel RD. 
I cannot find a burial on FindMyPast Familysearch or Ancestry. The surname can be problematical; often Kell, Kett, Kits, Kitts, 

I'm hoping burial record will at least give her abode, I might be able to rule her out before sending for the certificate.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Christopher Argent - will, few words
« on: Thursday 21 January 21 18:25 GMT (UK)  »

The will of Christopher Argent 1828

Just a few words as highlighted please, street names and a ? ? bookcase  :-\

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Samuel Argent Will, few words
« on: Thursday 14 January 21 10:58 GMT (UK)  »
It's just the few words I have highlighted I'm having trouble with.

After that is to say ? to daughter Elizabeth ? and something about the survivor of Christopher  :-\

The Common Room / Twins born 1778 Hannah and Sarah ARGENT
« on: Monday 11 January 21 10:51 GMT (UK)  »
I have twin girls, Hannah and Sarah ARGENT, baptised on the same day, 6th December 1778, both aged 22 days. St Mary Stratford

What are the chances of both surviving ?  Do any Rootschatters have surviving twins from this period?

I have Hannah in later records but no sign of Sarah.  I'm fairly certain she has died although can't find any record of death or burial.


The Stay Safe Board / Diary Friday 24th April
« on: Friday 24 April 20 12:42 BST (UK)  »

I will start today’s diary.  Up with the larks Canada geese at 5.30 this morning.  Well I was awake, up by 6.  Lord knows what time my honey was up but he was already out with the dog  :o

Phone call with youngest daughter.  Stirred the bread pud mix which had been soaking overnight.  Gurded up the loins to make a trip to the bank, on foot so counts as part of my walk for the day. Got to the door to find half a dozen disgruntled folk, the bank was closed.  Now opening only three mornings from 9.30 til 2.00 Friday not included - deep joy !

Made a quick foray into Waitrose, very civilised. They have two of the biggest security men on the door, both 6 foot 6 and built like the proverbial outhouses   :o.  Not a bag of any kind of flour in the place; on enquiring if they might have a delivery sometime soon was told, they have “no idea, it’s on the order list, just keep coming in madam”.  Well that’s not going to happen.  I did get cereals and some bagged salad; planning on a ploughman’s for lunch 😋

Went to put the bread pud together and found I’m out of sultanas and just had enough raisins, so I’m now out of those as well, bah humbug....will try online but seems daft ordering dried fruit on the internet.

My intention is to spend the afternoon sewing, got some buttons to change on a jacket, and a pair of summer trousers that need the hem taking up and a pair of hubby’s gardening trousers that could do with a patch on the knees. 

Might do a crustless quiche for tea, got a bit of cheese that needs using up.

Oh, Victoria if you’re reading this you are in company with my neighbour.  Had a chat over the fence and she too has gout, in her big toe, she says it’s agony.  Most put out when the doctor told her what she had, I know she doesn’t drink but she does ‘eat well’.

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Frank William Davis
« on: Monday 16 March 20 11:47 GMT (UK)  »

To begin. I wonder if someone could please just sharpen this image. 
I would like to try to identify the uniform. 
I believe the photo would have been taken in Canada, I am uncertain of the date but 1930 ish  :-\ judging by the phone and furniture?  Can't be much later as Frank would have been 60 in 1935.


Armed Forces / Frank William Davis
« on: Sunday 15 March 20 17:42 GMT (UK)  »
Could some kind person have a look at Franks Military Record for me please and explain.  I'm uncertain as to what this actually is - he answers 'yes' at question 10 Kent Artillery so appears to already be serving.  But this is a short service record for the Royal Artillery and he seems to only serve 5 years in total.  Also is he only in the Reserves and not a regular soldier ? 
I have managed to confuse myself  ??? ??? not difficult these days  ;D

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