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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

World War Two / RAF 20 Squadron. September 1941
« on: Sunday 17 May 20 15:47 BST (UK)  »
I have found an old photo of my dads when he was in the RAF
I thought I would post it on Rootschat for anyone who might be interested.  The names are written on the back but I have copied them separately.

It is dated 6 September 1941
R/C Unit.  20 Squadron.  I Flight.  231 Squad.

I don't really know anything about his service career, other than he was stationed in the Middle East.  If anyone can tell me any more about the squadron, I would be very interested.

Here are the names
R/C Unit.  20 Squadron. I Flight.  231 Squad
Front Row.  Left to Right
M Dick.  J Bradley.  G Rae.  W McKimley.  J Brown.  J Ettes.  J Mitchell

Second Row.  Left to Right
Wm Yuill.  Wm Form.  J Inglis.  A Maclennan.  W Fair.  M. Learoyd.  B Hardman.  G Osborne

Centre.  Cpl (Taffy) Horton

Top Row.  Left to Right
K McGregor.  W.M. Jones.  A Blakley.  T Woods.  S Carter.  A McLetchie.  K Samuel.  O Lupton.  T Gay

Derbyshire / Rolleys and Rothwells of Glossop
« on: Thursday 30 April 20 13:47 BST (UK)  »
During the lockdown I have been looking at my ROTHWELL ancestors and I was wondering if someone with local knowledge of the Glossop and surrounding area could answer a question

Why are the ROLLEY/ROTHWELL surnames interchangeable?

I can see families having their children baptised, ROLLEY, only to revert to ROTHWELL later (and visa versa).  I looked at baptisms at All Saints Church, Glossop and many families seem to use ROLLEY up to about 1825 then use ROTHWELL.
My family were baptised ROTHWELL, then were ROLLEY in the 1841 census

Any ideas why these names were interchangeable?

Many thanks

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Alice Ann Malkin
« on: Saturday 21 March 20 13:39 GMT (UK)  »
I'm taking advantage of the offer to restore some family photos. This is my husband's grandmother, born in 1884
Many thanks. 


The Lighter Side / WDYTYA has a lot to answer for
« on: Monday 07 October 19 08:44 BST (UK)  »
My sister-in-law lives in Australia and she knows I have an Ancestry subscription. I had an email from her this week and in it she said ' friend would like to trace her family tree. Her grandfather was born in Stoke on Trent in 1895. Could you pop his name into Ancestry and get his family tree!
She asked this in all innocence, but I think when people watch these family history programs they do think it's as simple as typing in a name.  I love WDYTYA  but maybe a little more emphasis should be made of the work involved
By the way, his name was Smith  ;D

South Africa / Alfred Edmund Petersen born about 1895 in South Africa
« on: Monday 23 September 19 19:55 BST (UK)  »
I am trying to help my friend find out a little bit more about her grandfather and his parents.

Her grandfather, Alfred Edmund PETERSEN was born about 1895 in Brandfort, South Africa.  He joined the Transvaal Scottish in 1915 (she has his papers).  He is mentioned on the internet because he was in charge of the mascot, a springbok named Nancy.
Alfred married Jane Cunningham on 7 March 1919 in Scotland.  Alfred gives his fatherís name as Andrew Petersen and his motherís name as Catherine Murray.  They must have travelled out to South Africa because their first son, Andrew Robert Petersen, was born in Pietermaritzburg, SA.  Jane (Jeannie) returned to Scotland in 1921 with little Andrew.  Alfred Edmund followed in 1922.  Another son was born in Scotland.  Sadly the couple separated.
My friend would like to know how she can obtain Alfred Edmund Petersenís date of birth/birth certificate.  She would like to know where her G. Grandfather Andrew Petersen came from (there is a family story that he was Scandinavian).
I would welcome any help or ideas where to go from here.  Many thanks

Australia / James Henry Carlisle BAMLETT -Western Australia
« on: Friday 06 September 19 17:24 BST (UK)  »
James Henry Carlisle BAMLETT was born in 1863 at Scorton in Yorkshire, England.  He married Edith Ann  Buckingham in Kelmscott, Western Australia in 1901.  His parents were James Carlisle BAMLETT (1825 Ė 1865) and Mary Jane Milner (1836 Ė 1899).
He appears on the 1871 census Ė RG10/4504/50/10, aged 8, with his stepfather George BINKS, his mother, Mary Jane BINKS and his siblings,
Mary Hayes BAMLETT (age 10)
Ann E BAMLETT (age 9)
Sarah J BAMLETT (age 6 all transcribed as Raonlett on Ancestry).

I canít find James Henry Carlisle Bamlett on the 1881 census.  George Binks and Mary Jane Binks are in Stretford, Lancashire with their own children, Ida and George Binks.  His siblings can be located in 1881 either in a school or with relatives.

From the Ancestry hints, he appears on the Electoral Rolls in both New Zealand and Australia. Unfortunately, I donít have a World Wide subscription so I donít know which years these are for.  I suspect he went to New Zealand first as he died in Australia in 1947.

Can anyone tell me when he emigrated or where he was in 1881?

Many thanks

The Common Room / Marriage by Publication
« on: Wednesday 26 June 19 20:13 BST (UK)  »
My 5 x Great Grandparents were married in 1740.  The parish register states 'Marriage by Publication'.  I'm not sure exactly what that means.


The Common Room / Free access to FOLD3 until Tuesday
« on: Friday 24 May 19 09:02 BST (UK)  »
Not sure if this has already been highlighted but there is free access to FOLD3 until Tuesday


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