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The Lighter Side / An unexpected find!
« on: Monday 21 September 20 22:25 BST (UK)  »
I recently took out a short term ancestry subscription (I only intend to have it for a month or 2) to try to chip away at some of the brick walls in my research.
So, there I was looking at someone's public member tree which included my ggg grandfather - I am trying to find out where he was born, parents etc - and thought I would check that this tree tallied with mine. I got down to my father, mother and then me.
Apparently I died in 1994.
I have since sent a message to the tree's owner asking for resurrection!

Oxfordshire / Land of Nod, Neithrop
« on: Sunday 06 September 20 07:22 BST (UK)  »
In the 1841 Census for William Azlewood b1801, the address listed is
Land of Nod, Banbury. Town Neithrop. Ref H0107/873/3/13/19.
Looking at the actual sheet, Land of Nod is after Parsons Meadow, Bridge Wharf, Mill and before Back Lane.
I did look at google but could only find a place in Yorkshire with that name.
Does anyone have any idea where it is or how it got its name?  I did wonder about a pub but there are no publicans listed.

The Lighter Side / Spasa Pavlovic
« on: Saturday 08 August 20 04:06 BST (UK)  »
Another unusual name for my tree.
Spasa was the 2nd husband of one of my Hazlewoods. Apparently he was b1915 (where?) and d1984 in Dudley.
Marriage took place in 1953 in Oldbury, Worcestershire.
Is the surname from the old Yugoslavia region? Is there an english equivalent for Spasa?

England / Vanishing Hazlewood/Allitt children
« on: Friday 08 May 20 01:31 BST (UK)  »
I am going round in circles trying to locate the following children after 1861 Census:
Mother Ann Hazlewood 1828 Mollington - 1862
    William Thomas (seems to be known as Thomas) Hazlewood bc 1846 Mollington ) baptized Stoke
    John  Hazlewood bc 1848 Neithrop                                                                   )  25/12/1859
                                                                                                                         ) as Hazlewood/
    George Hazlewood  bc 1851 - ?Banbury 1851 Dec 16 19 no mmn?                    ) baptized Stoke
    Mary Anne Hazlewood bc 1855                                                                       )  4/2/1861
    Charles Henry Hazlewood bc 1856-? Banbury 1856 Jun 3a 612 no mmn?           ) as Hazlewood/
    Catherine Hallett b1860 Foleshill  Mar 6d 395 mmn Hazlewood                          )      Allitt
Ann Hazlewood married Thomas Allitt in 1861 Walsgrave on Sowe Mar 6 379 .
In 1861, Thomas and Ann are listed  as Hallett and the children as Hazlewood in Stoke, Warwickshire RG09/2200/70/28.
Ann Allitt died in 1862 Foleshill Dec 6d 299 and Thomas Allitt died in 1873 Foleshill Mar 6d 284.
I did find Thomas in 1871 , as Allett, as a patient in hospital in Coventry RG10/3182/71/2 following an assault.
Sorry for the scrappy bits of information.

The Common Room / Mass Observation Diary 12/5/2020
« on: Tuesday 21 April 20 02:40 BST (UK)  »
I understand that this event will be going ahead this year, although if we are still in lockdown or isolation it will certainly be different to previous years.
I would have loved to read this year's entries in say, 30 or 50 years time just to see how different people handled the situation.

The Lighter Side / Auntie Lal
« on: Tuesday 25 February 20 04:03 GMT (UK)  »
I am reading some of my grandmother's letters and have come across a reference to an Auntie Lal.
I can't find anyone in the family with a name similar to that, shortened or otherwise.
Any ideas on what the christian name could be?

Occupation Interests / Quirky occupation 1911
« on: Sunday 17 November 19 21:56 GMT (UK)  »
I was looking in the 1911 Census for a relative of mine (he had been in the Holborn Union Workhouse in Mitcham in 1901 so I checked there first) but with no luck.
I did, however, come across this gentleman Thomas Pitman, age 63, born Holborn who gave his occupation as 'Horse hair curler'.
So, I now have a mental picture of horses with perms!

The Lighter Side / problems
« on: Thursday 05 September 19 07:39 BST (UK)  »
Is anyone else having problems with findmypast site - I keep getting a 500 error message when I select something - it says it is something their end which isn't very helpful.

South Africa / James Henry Newton, Durban, South Africa
« on: Sunday 07 July 19 02:49 BST (UK)  »
I am trying to track down information on the above.
I have found some details of his wife and children, namely
Mary Ann bc 1862, Dudley, Staffs, Edward b1886  Matilda Maude b1888 , Ernest b1890, Albert b1892 and Sidney b1897 - all in Durban. The baptisms for Edward and Matilda mention Congella as their address.
By 1901, Mary Ann and children seem to have resettled back in England.
But where is James Henry? I get the impression that he may have been a merchant but haven't found anything to confirm this; when, where he was born; married etc.

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