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US Lookup Requests / Burial Place - Robert Lennox, Los Angeles
« on: Friday 03 January 14 18:29 GMT (UK)  »
I am looking for a burial place for Robert Lennox who died 25 August 1969, at Walnut Creek, Los Angeles.

The exact date of birth on his death record matches the one I have been researching and his mother's surname, Cummings, also matches.  I am now trying to locate any records that I can find to confirm the data I already have and to find whether or not he had any family.

Along with his son I have been working on this family tree off/on for decades.  Any assistance would be sincerely appreciated.

Wales / Old Photos Found on a Train
« on: Thursday 03 October 13 22:38 BST (UK)  »
A couple of photos were handed to me on a train.  The back of one of them had a message addressed to "Dear Madame" from someone in Ebbw Vale regarding the cost of reprints.

The image is only a quick snap of the original with the mobile phone.  Quality is awful but hey ho.

New Zealand Completed Requests / Death Registration for Someone Hanged..
« on: Sunday 11 March 12 10:28 GMT (UK)  »
I know this is possibly a distasteful subject and apologise if it offends anyone, but am trying to prove or disprove a connection with someone who was hanged, in NZ in 1858.  The only information I have I collected by doing a Google search on the name.  I cannot find him in the death registrations.

JOHN KILLEY - New Zealand
Killey, John, Pte dis, ch murder Ak 27 12 57

The sentence was carried out in 1858.

I am trying to find a certified record so I can check his ancestry.

Essex Lookup Requests / Vestry House Museum Burial Look up - Please
« on: Thursday 12 January 12 21:23 GMT (UK)  »
If anyone is visiting Vestry House Museum would they do a burial look up for me?

My great grandmother, Mary Purchase, died in the Jul/Aug/Sep Quarter of 1904.  She died in Northbank Road, Walthamstow and was aged 39.  She had Plithisis (pulmonary tuberculosis). 

If anyone can do that it would be much appreciated.

Hampshire & IOW Lookup Requests / Brown - Portsmouth, Hampshire
« on: Wednesday 15 June 11 00:06 BST (UK)  »
Looking for information on LESLYE EDWARD BROWN.  Leslye is probably an unusual spelling, but it is the one found on a marriage certificate and on the birth record.  He was born 1910/11 in Portsmouth, Hampshire.  His father's name is Edward.  He was in the Air Force.

I have checked the marriage index and found he married Doris Daye.  The marriage was short lived so he may have married again.  Possibly and by no means certain, to someone called Brenda.

Herefordshire Lookup Requests / Walter Henry HAINES
« on: Tuesday 30 March 10 10:11 BST (UK)  »
On the 1911 in Glanford Brigg, Lincolnshire I found Walter Henry Haines, who was born Amystroy (Aymestrey), Herefordshire, c1893.  I wasn't actually looking for him, I was looking for Frederick Harry Barker, his wife Emily and his family.  Walter Henry Haines was noted as being 'nephew' to the head of the household.  The maiden name of Frederick's wife was Haines, so wondered if that was the connection. - I have ordered the marriage certificate for Frederick and Emily, so at this point, I am not sure who her father is.

I looked on the 1901 for Walter, thinking that might throw up a few clues and found him with George Miles and two of his children in Baschurch, Shropshire.  Walter was 'nephew' to the head of the household.  So, it seems we have a connection between the Haines and Miles families.

Now, going back to the wife of Frederick Barker, Emily.  I have searched and searched but not found her on a census as Emily Haines.  I did have a couple of clues from the 1911 in that she was born c1868, Clun, Shropshire.  So, I thought, I wonder if the names have been transcribed differently and I found Emma Haynes, born c1968, Clun, Shropshire, daughter of George and Sarah Haynes. 

I then looked for a marriage for George and Sarah Haynes and found George Haynes married Sarah Miles in 1854 at Clun, Shropshire.  That would *appear* to explain the Haines/Haynes and Miles connection.

At this point, my brain is turning into mashed potato deciding:

1.  Which one of the children of George and Sarah Haynes is the father of Walter Henry Haynes? - Noting that they have a son also called Walter.

2.  Is Emily Haines, born c1868, Clun, Shropshire the same person as Emma Haynes born c 1868, Clun Shropshire? - I think it is a good possibilty.

3.  Or has my brain just gone into meltdown over it all.   ???

« on: Tuesday 15 December 09 08:41 GMT (UK)  »
I am in hunch_mode with this one.  I have a few snippets of information provided by my grandmother many moons ago and the rest are about looking at options and possibles.

This is what I have found and includes bits of detail gleaned from my grandmother:

1. Ethel Phillips was born c1886, Bermondsey and the birth registered in St Olave, Surrey.  Her parents are William Henry Phillips and Mary Phillips nee Howell.

2. William Henry Phillips died within about 3 years of the marriage and Mary Phillips nee Howell married again, having 2 more children.

3.  The family moved to Walthamstow, Essex.

4.  Ethel married a cinema worker (no one seemed to remember his name) and they lived in Saffron Walden, Essex.  As far as I know they had only one child, a daughter known as Joyce.

Here is where the hunches come in and they may well be all a case of barking up a gum tree, but I thought the following details are worth looking at a bit more, even if only to eliminate.

I found a record for a marriage:

Sept quarter 1912
John F Goddard and Ethel Phillips, registered at W.Ham

I looked for a birth that might include the name Joyce, in Saffron Walden after the marriage:

June quarter 1914
Ethel J Goddard, maiden name of mother, Phillips, registered in Saffron Walden.

IF this is the right person, it could well be that she was named Ethel after her mother and the second Christian name showing as "J" might well be Joyce, the name she was known as.

So, moving along a bit I looked for a possible marriage for Ethel J Phillips:

1936 (not sure of the quarter)
Ethel J Goddard married Leonard A Rayment.  Marriage registered at Epping.

I have one frail and elderly aunt still living who often remarked "I wonder what happened to Joyce.Joyce was her cousin.  The family had lost contact just before the second world war.  My grandmother tried to re-establish it but there was no reply from any of the family.  I know my grandmother's other sister survived because I have traced her descendants down to the current generation.  But Ethel and her daughter Joyce have so far been able to elude me.

To find Joyce and or her descendants and understand what happened to them would give my aunt a spark of interest and clear up one of the family brick walls.

Essex Lookup Requests / Louie Grace Brooks - Census look up please
« on: Sunday 27 September 09 08:28 BST (UK)  »
Louie Grace Brooks is the daughter of Isaac Thomas Brooks, Commercial Traveller, according to a marriage certificate dated 1918.  Her age is given as 34.

She married George Brooks, Civil Servant.  His age is given as 34.

Addresses given were Markhouse Avenue, Walthamstow for George and Queens Road, Walthamstow for Louie.

United States of America / Robert Lennox
« on: Friday 14 August 09 01:07 BST (UK)  »
I have been looking for a man by the name of Robert James Cummings Lennox.  Because he was in the Canadian Provost Corps during WW2 we did entertain the idea that he was from Canada.  But, cannot find trace of him.  A death has been found for:

Robert Lennox
Died: 25 August 1969
Mothers Maiden Name: Cummings

Because he gave his age as 31 on a marriage certificate we estimated his birth to have been 1909, however this man was born 1913, Michigan.

Does he belong to any LENNOX researchers?

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