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The Common Room / Fund Holder?
« on: Tuesday 19 July 22 00:08 BST (UK)  »
Hello all,
I have just found possible relatives in the Wirksworth website.   

1861 Census 

Mary Whannell, aged 50, Married, Occupation - Fund Holder 
Margaret Whannell aged 25 Unmarried, Occupation - Fund Holder 

Any ideas? Is it some kind of private pension?

Regards 

Chas

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The Lighter Side / North Carolina Journal of Education
« on: Saturday 11 June 22 20:09 BST (UK)  »
From the North Carolina Journal of Education, I know not what year. 

Has anyone heard of an "ayle"?  I haven't.   

Regards 

Chas

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The Lighter Side / Witty and True
« on: Sunday 16 January 22 23:59 GMT (UK)  »
I just read this on another board - 

"Ancestry is social networking for the deceased." 

Regards 

Chas

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Appeal to find home for Bury St Edmunds family tree featuring names dating back to 1798 
From the Bury Free Press - Friday 7th 2022 
Pictures as well as text. 

https://www.suffolknews.co.uk/bury-st-edmunds/news/appeal-to-find-home-for-family-tree-which-dates-back-to-1798-9234049/ 

Might be of some use to someone. 

A woman who is originally from Horringer is looking for someone who may have a connection to a family tree she found dating back to 1798.
Lynn Roberts, who now lives in South Wigston, Leicestershire, does not have any children and though her family is on the tree she wants to pass it on to someone it has meaning to.
The document was discovered when Lynn’s aunt, Gladys Leonard, died and she had to come to Bury St Edmunds to collect her belongings. 

The 75-year-old said: “We collected her things from her house in Ridley Road, where she lived on the same street as my mum and her other sister, and when we got her stuff home we found it inside a small suitcase.
“My husband and I were talking about the family tree the other day and my mum had always said we were related to the Clutterhams in Bury, but they told me none of the Clutterhams were alive any more.” 

The roughly eight foot by two foot document starts with Robert Clutterham, born in Ingham on July 1, 1798, and ends with Aimee Perry, born in Corsham, Wiltshire, on March 29, 1991. 

In between those dates are surnames including Bird, Copping, Fennell, Morden and Killingback, which are thought to be from around the Bury area and Lynn hopes that someone with one of those names may see this appeal and get in touch.
She said: “Someone has taken hours to put this together and it seems like such a waste that all this work will be thrown away when I pop my clogs. 

“I would really like to give this to someone who is related to a name on this tree, so they can have a part of their own history to find out more about where they came from.”
Lynn’s mother’s maiden name, Davey, starts on the tree with Lynn’s great grandfather Edward Davey, who was born in 1860 and died in 1944 and ends with her grandfather who fought in World War One – Hamilton Major Davey, who died in 1963.
She said: “There are so many other names on this tree and though we have had contact from people who thought they were connected to it in the past, nothing has come of it. So if this this article can help get this tree to someone it means something to, that would be great."Regards 

Chas




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The Common Room / 1921 census - blank forms?
« on: Thursday 06 January 22 16:33 GMT (UK)  »
Hello All, 

I am sure it is my fault and I am missing something obvious, but does anybody have a link to an image of a blank census form. One that can be read without the aid of an electron microscope. All the images I have seen are tiny and blurry. I just want one where I can read the headings! 

Most of my people were out doing their bit for the Empire in far flung parts of the globe. Most did not come to the UK till the early 50s. There are about half a dozen floating round the UK some where between the wars. If the census is not going to give any real information I will wait till the price is lower. 

So, is there an image available somewhere on the web? 

Regards (in hopes) 

Chas

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Technical Help / Windows Media Player
« on: Tuesday 26 October 21 14:08 BST (UK)  »
Hello, 

I have an intermittent and peculiar problem. I have, in the past, made quite a few compilation albums - collections of artist's good work, but leaving out the bits I don't like. Other compilations from many artists, but with the same theme. 

This used to be OK, but recently WMP has been splitting up the album into all the original albums. But each of these albums has only one song - the one from the compilation. It is an easy task to put them all together again and for a while all is well. Then one song is split off again.   

I could sort of understand this happening to albums that I had made myself, but recently it has started happening to store bought albums - "The Best Of ...", or "The Greatest Hits Of ..." type of thing. 

Does anybody have an explanation, or failing that, can anybody suggest a good Media Player? 

My OP is Windows 11, but it also happened on Windows 10. It is Version: 10.0.22000.
Thanks in advance 

Regards 

Chas

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Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / George Francis Robert Leslie
« on: Friday 08 October 21 16:00 BST (UK)  »
Hello All, 

I have just received an image of my uncle, George Francis Robert Leslie. I was wondering if it could be tidied up a bit - especially the left side of his face.   

Thank you 

Regards 

Chas

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The Common Room / Picture Restoration?
« on: Wednesday 21 July 21 15:44 BST (UK)  »
Hello All, 

I though that there was separate section for photo restoration, but I don't seem to be able to find it. 

I have a image of Dunrobin Castle that has a few unwanted artefacts in it. It will be used as the basis for a paint-by-numbers painting. The way it is done, everything that is in the image ends up on the canvas.   

Can somebody point me in the right direction, or can a mod move this post, please. 

Thank you 

Regards 

Chas

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The Lighter Side / Relationship?
« on: Tuesday 23 February 21 10:55 GMT (UK)  »
I was idly working on my tree this last weekend. I had discovered a death date for a George Holdaway (~1844 - 1930). As I made the "quick edit" I noticed that Ancestry had kindly provided a relationship for me. 

George Holdaway was the father-in-law of the aunt of the husband of the niece of the wife of the paternal 1st cousin of the wife of the grandnephew of the wife of my 1st cousin 3x removed! 

I am left wondering - Is he even in my tree? Are we even in the same forest? Have I become a name collector?

Time for a cup of tea and sit down, I think. 

Regards 

Chas
 

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