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Hampshire & Isle of Wight / 'The Cellars' a Public House in 12 North Street, Gosport
« on: Saturday 27 November 21 18:06 GMT (UK)  »
A relative was the landlord of 'The Cellars' in the  1890s and I would like to illustrate his family history with a picture of the 'Cellars'.  Is the public house still standing?  I've has no success finding a picture - can anyone help? 

World War One / Joseph George Folkard 1892-1963
« on: Sunday 14 November 21 17:59 GMT (UK)  »
Joseph George Folkard was born in Colchester in 1892. Family records say that in WW1 he served in the Royal Horse Artillery and later in the Territorial Army Force. Also, he was wounded on active service in the Dardanelles.

So many memories of a loved maternal grandfather on this memorial weekend.

Grateful if anyone could expand on Grandad's military records

Hampshire & Isle of Wight / 1901 Census - Drayson
« on: Wednesday 13 October 21 17:41 BST (UK)  »
1901 Census, Crofton, Hants (from free.bmd)

Albert Drayson b. 1845, Isle of Wight
Jessie Drayson, wife, b. 1854, Dartmoor
Charles Drayson,  b.1885, Portsea (mmn Russell?)
Cecil Drayson, n.1894, Gosport (mmn Ward?)

Albert Drayson m Mary Ann Stone, 1867, Weymouth.  Mary died  c.1876

1901 suggests Albert had a second marriage to Jessie?   Help please, with finding this marriage

Armed Forces / Boer War Medals/Awards
« on: Thursday 07 October 21 17:07 BST (UK)  »
Albert Drayson was born in 1868.  Family notes say he served between 1899-1902.  Number 11583 - 1 Wilts 1 Bn Imperial Yeomanry also Number 231051 as a Private in the Dorset Yeomanry Corps of Hussars.

Notes include some awards but they are abbreviated.   Grateful for what the following mean:

QSA Clasps
TKSA Clasps
SA 01
SA 02

Wiltshire Lookup Requests / Dorothy Pretoria Drayson b. 1900
« on: Thursday 30 September 21 18:02 BST (UK)  »
Dorothy Pretoria Drayson is recorded in 1901 aged '0'   with her mother Ada Ella born 1872 in Aldershot.    Help please with finding her in 1911.   

Hampshire & Isle of Wight / Cecil Ward Drayson born Salisbury 1898
« on: Thursday 30 September 21 17:36 BST (UK)  »
Cecil Ward Drayson was born in 1898 in Salisbury, son on Albert Drayson and Ada Ellen (nee Ward) Drayson.  Cecil is recorded in the 1901 census aged 2 together with his mother, Ada, and sister Dorothy Pretoria.   In 1911 Cecil is recorded in Romsey Infirmary - St Joseph's Orphanage for Boys.  Why he was in an orphanage is unknown.    Family stories say during Word War I, Cecil served in the Dorset Regiment and Royal Engineers.   Also, his father, Albert born c.1868 in Portland was a soldier which might explain his absence  from the 1901 census.

After 1911 I've found nothing more about Cecil.   Perhaps he was a WW1 casualty?   Grateful for help in adding to what I know about Cecil.

Dorset / Mary Ann White b.1813, Portland
« on: Sunday 05 September 21 17:20 BST (UK)  »
I'm trying to unravel answers from  records found in the 1871 census.   The census records Mary Ann White, widow, born 1813, Portland.   It also includes Mary Ann Drayson b. 1842 Portland who appears to be her daughter?   Also, Albert Drayson b.1868, Daniel,Drayson b. 1870 and Richard Stone b. 1864 

I then have the marriage of Albert Drayson and Mary Ann Stone in 1867, in Weymouth.   i believe Albert Drayson was born 1845 in the Isle of Wight, son of Daniel and Ann Drayson but I can't find Albert in 1871.

Is there another marriage somewhere - White/Stone (hence Richard Stone b.1864).  Mary Ann White b, 1813 and in 1871 a widow.  What was her maiden name. who did she marry and when did she become a widow?

Hampshire & Isle of Wight / Leaniser S Pratt b.rn 1872
« on: Sunday 08 August 21 15:04 BST (UK)  »
1881 Census records the Pratt family living in East Meon.   Henry Pratt age 48 b. Froxfield, his wife Alice age 31 also born Froxfield and several children

The children include daughter, Leaniser S. Pratt b.1872, registered in Petersfield, Hants.  I'm trying to verrify her christian name, also her middle name 'S'.   I can't see this record on Free BMD and would be grateful for a fresh pair of eyes.

Hampshire & Isle of Wight / Reginald George Drayson b. 1908 - Salisbury
« on: Sunday 01 August 21 17:20 BST (UK)  »
Reginald George Drayson's birth  is registered in 1908 in Salisbury.   Grateful for his 1911 census record

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