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I think this is her death 1967/30962   McAllister   Melba Elaine

I have a photograph of her mother Nita Bowyer. Would love to see a photo of Melba

Melba Eileen Bowyer was born in 1913 with no father listed to Nita (Althea) Bowyer.
NZBDM 1913/22261   Bowyer   Melba Eileen   Nita Selina Helena   NR.

I also think Melba went on to marry John Gordon McAllister that lived in Rotorua?

Someone on ancestry has Melba's parents wrong as she was born before my greatgrandfather arrived in New Zealand from Scotland, was widowed and then became Nita's second husband.

Travelling People / Romany William Hampton in Battersea
« on: Thursday 06 December 18 01:18 GMT (UK)  »
A photograph from 1877 of Romany William Hampton at some vacant land Battersea. Credit "Street Life In London: ‘Careful Observations Among The Poor’ In 1877 "

Travelling People / Bazena Clifton (Mother was a Smith)
« on: Thursday 08 November 18 08:57 GMT (UK)  »
"Bazena Clifton, an old lady of caste almost equal to that of a Lee or a Holland, confirms the story. She has lived in tents all her life. She was born in a tent, married from a tent"
London Evening Standard 1879

"Bazena Clifton, who said that she had sixteen children, fifteen of whom are alive, several of
them being born in a roadside tent. She says that she was married out of one of these tents ; and her brother died and was buried out of a tent at Packington, near Ashby-de-la-Zouch. This poor woman knows about three hundred families of gipsies in eleven of the Midland and Eastern
counties, and has herself, so she says, four lots of gipsies travelling in Lincolnshire at the present time. She said she could not read herself, and thinks that not one gipsy in twenty can. She has travelled all her life. Her mother, named Smith, of which there are not a few, is the mother of
fifteen children, all of whom were born in a tent."

She is called Bazena Clayton here!!

What was her mothers fist name?
Who was her partner?
What were any of her childrens names?

The Common Room / Lie about first name on a Sheriff Decree
« on: Tuesday 25 September 18 20:28 BST (UK)  »
Could a man lie about his first name on a Sheriff Decree and get away with it?

I'm considereing investigating this index entry at Sottish Indexes:
"Mary Nicol, daughter of and residing with David Nicol (Fish Merchant), The Towers, Dysart   James Clark Junior, In His Majesty's Army, 8 Watt Street, Dysart   1917   1921   Kirkcaldy"

It sounds very close in time, gender and in location to where a rumoured child of my ancestor David Clark Junior of His Majesty's Army was born.

Watt Street intersects with the Clark family home on Station Street

The Common Room / Finding Scottish Prisoners in the 1881 census
« on: Monday 18 June 18 11:16 BST (UK)  »
Has anyone ever found a Scottish Prisoner in a census in a prison?
Is this even possible?

Could a kind person please make this photograph any better?

This is the only known photograph of this man.

Sorry it is terrible quality and not original

Fife / Clark Family in Dairsie Fife 1861 - Anyone researching them?
« on: Tuesday 13 June 17 08:12 BST (UK)  »
1861 Dairsie in Fife

Clark Andrew 50 FIF Leuchars born 1811
Clark Magdalene 51 FIF St Andrews born 1810
Clark George 27 FIF Forgan born 1834
Clark Magdalene 22 FIF Forgan born 1839
Clark David 16 FIF Dairsie born 1845 (born 02 Oct 1844)
Clark John 12 FIF Dairsie born 1849
Clark Janet 7 FIF Dairsie born 1854 (born 22 May 1853)

Anyone have a tree going backwards from here, thinking Magdalene Clark snrs maiden name was Magdalene Hutton.

Missing from this census
Andrew Clark born 16 June 1832 in Forgan
James Clark born 9 February 1836 in Forgan

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Help reading a name codewordparis
« on: Thursday 20 April 17 20:53 BST (UK)  »
40th Battalion Sergeant (Tasmania) photograph taken in Paris
Help with his name please
Any guesses would be helpful

These are being sold on an auction site in New Zealand:

"On offer here a pair of War Medals awarded to Flight Sergeant Stanley Arthur Abbot, Mid-Upper Gunner, Lancaster PD259 JO-G, 463 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force.

Service No. 436790
Defence Medal
War Medal 1939-45

Both medals impressed with Name and Service Number.

Abbot's Lancaster crashed in mysterious circumstances on a remote hillside near Kingussie, Scotland, during a training flight on the night of August 31, 1944.

All the crew lost their lives.

More information here:


and here:

The medals are in good condition for their age. No ribbons."

An article on Trove Au about him:
  "About five years ago Mr and Mrs G. S. Abbott, of Cottesloe,
lost their only daughter when she was 21. Now they have re
ceived news that their second son has lost his life also at 21, as a
result of an aircraft accident. Flight-Sergeant Stanley Arthur Ab
bott, of the R.A.A.F., was a member of the crew of a Lancaster plane
which recently crashed on Monadhliath Mountains, near Kingussie, In
verness, Scotland, while carrying out a non-operational cross-country flying exercise. Only child now left to his parents, who live at 21 Jarrad
Street, Cottesloe, is the elder son Norman Abbot, who is
engaged in essential work at Mossman Park"

It is a shame when members of the family miss out on these things ...  Jarrad
Street, Cottesloe is in Western Australia (I've posted here incase anyone ever researches him)

Stanley Arthur Abbots photograph on Findagrave

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