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Family History Beginners Board / Bridget Blake
« on: Thursday 30 September 21 14:48 BST (UK)  »
Hi everyone I am trying to make sense of a Ancestry message I got. My Aunt Bridie as I knew her or Bridget Blake her official name was born in Kerry about 1905 her parents my grandad and gran were Michael and Jane Blake. I know my Aunt did not live in Belfast or England during her life apart from her retirement from the Cunard Line and then she lived with her sister for a short while. Ancestry sent me 2 suggestions one states that a Bridget Blake had residence in 1925 in Manchester New Hampshire and two immigration records show a Bridget Blake passed through on the 7th Oct 1929 in New York from Cobh Ireland. I havenít a clue where my Aunt lived apart from her visits to Belfast after her ship docked in England. Any help would be much appreciated as it will cost me £100 for 6 months of Ancestry!! Thank you.

Family History Beginners Board / Martin James Blake
« on: Wednesday 28 July 21 17:02 BST (UK)  »
Hi everyone I am trying to find out more information on my uncle Martin Blake. What I do know is he was born in Belfast in 1906 at 48 Jocelyn Avenue. His father my grandad was in the Royal Irish Constabulary Michael Blake. He was posted with his family to Kerry where the remainder of his children were born apart from one other who was also born in Belfast. In 1922 my grandad was disbanded and he and the family went to live in England. At sometime I dont know when he returned to live in Belfast. In the 1950s my Uncle Martin would make the odd visit to Belfast and sometime in the 50s he died in England. All I know is he was married with a family whose names I have no idea and that he had something to do with working on the railways possibly as a train driver?? I would love to know more about his family if at all possible. Many thanks Gerry

Family History Beginners Board / Recent Divorce records
« on: Friday 30 October 20 18:02 GMT (UK)  »
Hi can anyone point me where to look for recent divorce records in England. I need to check for my grandson to see when his divorce was approved.  His ex-wife has returned to China and he has returned to Belfast. If anyone can provide a link I can check it out for him I would be most grateful.

Armed Forces / Navy Chaplin
« on: Thursday 16 January 20 16:51 GMT (UK)  »
Hi I have just bought a set of miniture military medals attributed to Right rev Monsignior William Harold Davis Shepherd CBE OBE was senior Naval Chaplin in WW2. His War medal has a mentioned in dispatches leaf. I am unable to find information regarding why he got this or information has he served onboard any ships during WW2. Any help very much appreciated.  Gerry

Family History Beginners Board / Burroughs side of family
« on: Sunday 21 July 19 21:33 BST (UK)  »
Hi can anyone help me here regarding the Burroughs side of my family. My father was William Burroughs born on Portsmouth 1902. His parents who I never heard much about were Edward Burroughs and his wife Sarah. I believe her maiden name was Magney, I have no details about these grand parents at all as my father never spoke of them. I would love to know where the Magney family came from and when mt Grandad Edward died and if he and his wife came from large familys from the Portsmouth area. Any information I really would appreciate. Gerry

Family History Beginners Board / The Sullivan Family
« on: Sunday 22 April 18 22:36 BST (UK)  »
Hi from Gerry. Can anyone help me with findind out about the Sullivan Family who lived in 84 Newcastle St Belfast. They lived there in 1913 , there was an Evlyne Sullivan and an Eilieen Sullivan in the family, the rest I dont know. I believe they originally from Dublin and were known at some stage as O Sullivan then dropped the"O" maybe have been in the tobacco trade. Any help very much appreciated. cheers Gerry

World War One / Captain Patrick Francis Joseph Fawcett-Barry ?
« on: Wednesday 27 December 17 22:48 GMT (UK)  »
I bought a set of miniature medals attributed to this man. I also got his medal card to see if the medals matched up. He apparently was with the Lancashire Fusiliers in WW1. He has a W. Africa medal with clasp 1919 which I cannot find in my Spink medal ref book!! The national Archives has his title msg to me as Barry,Patrick Francis Joseph Fawcett: Lancashire Fusiliers.  Were the Lancashire Fusiliers in W.Africa?? also there is a mentioned in dispatches leaf on the W.Africa medal and one on the war medal. The medal card has a note at the btm which states unable to verify Mentioned  in dispatches. So I am confused about his actual name and his medals!!! any help would be much appreciated. Cheers Gerry

Family History Beginners Board / Who did my Uncle Michael Blake marry?
« on: Sunday 10 December 17 16:29 GMT (UK)  »
Hi I am trying to find out who my late Uncle Michael Blake married. All I remember was his wifes first name was Anne. I believe her family or her owned a pub in Dungannon. They may have married either in Belfast or Dungannon in the mid 40s or earlier  and had 2 children. If anyone can help I would be most grateful. Gerry

Armed Forces / Son of Major General Henry Hugh Tudor?
« on: Sunday 23 July 17 16:44 BST (UK)  »
I have spent a long time researching Major General H.H.Tudor since obtaining his complete uniform collection from WW1 to Ireland 1919-22. Also his uniforms from his time after Ireland when he set up a new Palestine Police Force in late 1922. I have been trying to piece together his family whome he left behind in the UK and went to live in St Johns Newfoundland. I know his daughters both died as spinsters but his son may have joined the RAF as a pilot?? and flew Mosquito aircraft. Information I found on shipping records show in 1932 a Henry Lee Tudor age 22 (Bank Clerk) visited Newfoundland and his address given was 1 Crag Path Aldeburgh. Suffolk. The document seemed to suggest he may have resided in the USA for awhile. I am trying also to find out if he married and had siblings. All help would be much appreciated. Gerry

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