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The Common Room / Nena Lilian Prinsep
« on: Tuesday 29 August 23 11:47 BST (UK)  »
A group of us have been researching Arthur Haversleigh Thoby Prinsep, 1862-1938, a character who used various names during his time in New Zealand and Australia for boxing, writing, avoiding the law because of bigamy, acting etc. His life would make a good film.
But though finding info about him, his siblings remain unknown. Nena Prinsep was born in Calcutta in 1868 and baptised that year (though her brothers born earlier were not baptised until 1875 in England), the sum of records found for her. She may be the Lilian Prinsep, a young painter visiting Guernsey in 1884 according to the island's paper 'The Star' (16/2/1884) but no evidence found. Her brother Ernest Charles is actually better recorded, later living and dying in England, though a birth date  of 1867 can not be proven. And there seems no evidence that Henry Prinsep, supposedly born 1865, actually existed - not helped by the birth in 1863 in Lucknow of a Henry Stewart Prinsep to different Prinsep parents.
Nena's birth is in the Findmypast India births, but none of her brothers, including Arthur, are.

Is it possible to find what happened to Nena, or the births of her brothers.

I have tried to keep this short otherwise I could go on for pages! I do have some notes on Arthur if you are interested.


Hampshire & IOW Lookup Requests / Isle of Wight addresses
« on: Tuesday 11 July 23 15:29 BST (UK)  »
I need to find who was living at 63 St Mary's Road, Cowes c1962 and 9 Osborne Rd, East Cowes c1964/65. Hopefully the same folk both times with name of either Marsh or Buxton. Any help would be appreciated.


The Common Room / James G and Margaret J R Marsh
« on: Friday 30 June 23 11:07 BST (UK)  »
This couple lived at 397 North Circular Road, London according to electoral registers for the late 1940s - and they are the only records I can find pertaining to them.
Circa 1947/1948 they appear to be joined by a Helen M Rainone (born 1925 in London as Margaret Helen Rainone) who  the next year is listed as Helen M Marsh. I believe she married a Frederick Homan in 1950 (though GRO says Margaret H March) and definitely an Edgar Napper in 1957, dying 2010. There are Ancestry trees for her, and a few mention the name Marsh but with no reason why - as usual, enquiries have got no response or a negative one.
This enquiry may be a lost cause before it starts, but has anyone an idea of how to track this couple down.


Australia / Dorothy Cork
« on: Monday 12 June 23 11:13 BST (UK)  »
A lady of this name, from Stanmore, Sydney died 4/5/2015 according to Ryerson and the NSW Probate Index - but no indication of age or birth date.
A possible husband, Herrick Maurice Cork, possibly died 2003 in Sydney according to Ancestry trees but no source given.
Can anyone find evidence, like death notices, to help me determine if I am looking for the right people?


The Common Room / Problem with GRO online site
« on: Saturday 10 June 23 11:51 BST (UK)  »
Fellow researchers and I have found that from 1924 the mother's maiden name has disappeared from the GRO online birth's index. I queried it with GRO and their reply was a standard letter on how to report errors! Has anyone heard anything about this ?


Australia Resources & Offers / Kitty Louise Crossingham
« on: Monday 24 April 23 11:11 BST (UK)  »
She was born 1919 in London (as Kitty Louise Row) and moved to Australia in 1949. Presume she has died, and most likely in Adelaide. Not on Ryerson. Any way of finding an obituary etc.


United States of America / Jane Irenita Corby
« on: Saturday 25 March 23 12:34 GMT (UK)  »
Both Ancestry and Family Search are very poor on records that probably relate to her.
Her date of birth varies from 1891 (one source believes she is the Jane Corby 1891-1970 on SSDI) to c1886 on the 1920 census (seems the only one she appears to be on, then living New York) to 1899 on several references. But no birth/death record found to actually and totally confirm any of these.
And that is that, apart from the fact she seems to be the author of light fiction.
Almost invisible  regarding records, can anyone help in finding a definite birth and death date.


New Zealand Completed Requests / John Russell Gillies
« on: Monday 19 December 22 10:07 GMT (UK)  »
According to New Zealand BMD this writer died in 2008. But the British Library and other literary institutions insist it was 2009, based on a 2009 obituary in the Guardian newspaper - - which does not actually give a date of death which was 9 March 2008 in Waikato according to a family tree.
Any chance of a more local obituary or other record which agrees with this?


US Lookup Requests / Jean Scott Creighton
« on: Sunday 11 December 22 10:25 GMT (UK)  »
Having found 3 possible death dates and no official record, I need to know what the correct date is. They all agree she died Cushing, Maine. Findagrave has 24 September 2014, but the attached obituary in the entry says the year is 2018. The cemetery where she is buried does not appear to have a website. And a newspaper obituary says 9 September 2014.
Can anyone help me ?


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