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The Lighter Side / WDYTYA New Series
« on: Tuesday 10 May 22 20:33 BST (UK)  »
Not sure if this has been flagged up already but there seems to be a new series of WDYTYA on BBC1 starting on 26 May.  Celebrities included are
Sue Perkins, Richard Osman, Matt Lucas, Anna Maxwell Martin and Ralf Little


Family History Beginners Board / Sarah Helen Lamb - Born at Sea
« on: Thursday 03 March 22 17:07 GMT (UK)  »
My 2xGGrandmother was Elizabeth Lamb, born in 1844 in Sunderland Co, Durham to John Lamb and his wife Sarah Hume.  Elizabeth had an older sister, Sarah Helen (Ellen) Lamb born in 1835.  On the 1851 census, Sarah Lamb’s birthplace was listed as ‘Born at Sea’.  Ancestry has two baptism records for her, both dated 13 April 1835.  The first in Bowness on Solway, Cumberland and the second in Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland.  I can’t find an original copy of the Cumberland baptism but I purchased a copy of the Kelso one and it said this:

Sarah Helen Lamb, daughter of John Lamb, carter and Sarah Hume his wife was born on sea between Liverpool and Bowness on 30 March 1835 and baptised by the Rev John Brown, curate of Bowness Cumberland on 13 April following.

I wondered if anyone had any idea why they could be travelling by sea from Liverpool to Bowness on Solway and why it would appear in the Kelso Parish registers.  All the children were born in the Newcastle/ Sunderland area and the family were in those areas on the census returns. 

Thanks Chris

Northumberland / Cuthbert Winship - Ulgham
« on: Monday 14 February 22 14:07 GMT (UK)  »
I’d like to find out more about my 4 x g grandfather, Cuthbert Winship.  I don’t know when or where he was born or died, but thanks to freereg and an Ulgham genealogy site, this is what I do know.

1784 – Marriage to Sarah Carr at Ulgham
1786 – Bap of son, Cuthbert at Ulgham
1789 – Bap of daughter Margaret (1789 – 1793) at Ulgham
1790 – Sarah dies
1791 – Cuthbert marries widow Isabel Hudspeth (nee Robson)
1792 – Bap of son John (1792 – 1795)
1794 – Bap of son, Robert
1796 – Bap of daughter Mary
1799 – Bap of son John (my 3 x g grandfather)

In 1798 Cuthbert volunteered for Posse Comitatus.  I wondered if this would give any details of his birthdate or place of birth?  Does anyone know how I would be able to access this document?

Thank you

The Common Room / Free access on Fold3
« on: Thursday 11 November 21 11:11 GMT (UK)  »
I'm not sure if this has already been flagged up but I've just had an email through to say there is free access to Fold3 this weekend...up until Sunday midnight


Staffordshire / Charlotte Probin - What happened to you?
« on: Sunday 23 May 21 12:27 BST (UK)  »
Charlotte Probin/Probyn was my husband’s great aunt.
She was born on 14/7/1878 at Madeley, Staffordshire.
Her parents were James Probin and Mary Bellis.  By the time she was 7, her mother had died and her father remarried Ann Smith.  2 years later her father died and Charlotte appears on the 1891 census (RG/2151/94/41) living with her stepmother and siblings.
1895 she has an illegitimate son, James William Probin.
1901 census (RG13/3726/91/6).  She appears (as Charlotte Robyn on Ancestry) in Broughton, Lancashire working as a servant.
1902 She has another illegitimate son George Edward Probyn, registered in Chorlton.
After this she seems to disappear – Can anyone find her?

Regarding her sons:
James William Probin/Probyn
1901 – James is a boarder with the John H Poole and his wife Elizabeth
1911 – He is still with the family, although Elizabeth Poole is now a widow

George Edward Probin/Probyn is brought up by Charlotte’s sister Ada and her husband, Edward Watkin.  They emigrate to Canada in 1906 and are on the passenger list with Charlotte’s son named Eddie aged 3.

I would be really grateful if anyone could find Charlotte after 1902

Many thanks

The Common Room / The minimum age of a church warden in 1658
« on: Saturday 06 February 21 14:15 GMT (UK)  »
Does anyone know if there was a minimum age for a church warden in 1658.

I am researching my Loton family in Dilhorne, Staffordshire.  John Loton is named as church warden in 1658.  I have two possibilities mentioned in the Dilhorne All Saints Parish registers.
There is a baptism entry on 1 Oct 1637 for Johannes f. Johis and Margaretta Loton
This would make Johannes 21 in 1658.  Is this too young to be a church warden (which would rule Johannes out) or is it more likely to be his father Johis.

Many thanks

Staffordshire / Elizabeth Weston Dilhorne Staffordshire
« on: Monday 28 December 20 16:58 GMT (UK)  »
My husband’s 3X great grandmother was Prudance Weston (1816 – 1898) baptised at All Saint’s Church, Dilhorne, Staffordshire.  I would like to find out about her mother.

On the Dilhorne Parish Register Prudance was baptised on 11 August 1816, the illegitimate daughter of Elizabeth Weston.
On checking further back, Elizabeth Weston had 3 more illegitimate children:
Obadiah Weston, bap 19 August 1804
Mary Weston, bap 29 October 1809
Hannah Weston, bap 1 November 1812

There was a marriage of Thomas Weston and Elizabeth Thorley on 14 September 1800, which produced a child, Thomas Weston, baptised 30 August 1801

On the 1841 census, Elizabeth Weston (age 65) is living in the household of John Thorley, next door to her son Obadiah Weston

So….my question is – are Elizabeth Weston and Elizabeth Thorley the same person?
I can’t find a death for Thomas Weston before 1804 when Obadiah was born. So why are the children illegitimate?

There is a Thomas Weston on the 1851 census living at Portsea, Hampshire.  Occupation Greenwich Pensioner.  Birthplace Dilhorne, Staffordshire. HO107/1659/240/7
Any ideas would be most appreciated

Staffordshire / Trentham Hall
« on: Sunday 23 August 20 14:19 BST (UK)  »
We are moving house and when clearing out some cupboards I found some documents relating to Trentham Hall. There is a auction catalogue when the hall was demolished in 1911, listing the contents of all the rooms. There is also a revenue and expenditure ledger from 1905 to 1909

If anyone is interested in these, I'd be very happy to let you have them

Staffordshire / William Armishaw married Mary Adams
« on: Saturday 23 May 20 15:11 BST (UK)  »
My husband's 5 x great grandfather was William Armishaw, born about 1729 in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire.  He married Mary Adams on 4 Jan 1753 at St Peter's Church, Caverswall, Staffordshire.  She was aged 24 and a widow. (Source: Familysearch).

A number of trees on Ancestry have her father as Robert Adams.

As she was a widow when she married, would her name, 'Adams' be her previously married name or her maiden name

Many thanks

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