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Cumberland / Townend Farm, Haile
« on: Saturday 06 July 24 12:53 BST (UK)  »

I am following the history of Townend Farm , Wilton , Haile. I nparticular I would be grateful for any information about its owner ISAAC DIXON and when it was owned by him

Thank You


Dumfriesshire / William Grieves and Rachel Little
« on: Sunday 23 June 24 17:22 BST (UK)  »

I am trying to trace the marriage record of WILLIAM GRIEVES to RACHEL LITTLE.  I believes they were married in Dumfriesshire

Grateful for any helpwith this and for any earlier information about either of them

Best wishes


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Grieves
« on: Sunday 23 June 24 17:09 BST (UK)  »
This is I believe a baptism record of Archibald Grieves. However I am unable to read it

I would be grateful for any help

Best wishes


Cumberland / Mary Allison
« on: Tuesday 18 June 24 16:13 BST (UK)  »
Seeking information about early life of  MARY ALLISON born in Dearham about 1811.

She married Andrew Logan  in St Bees in 1830 and died in St Bees in 1887.

Grateful for any help

Thank You


Cumberland / William THOMPSON
« on: Monday 10 June 24 00:50 BST (UK)  »

Seeking information about William Thompson. Born 1818  in Westward, Wigton. married Hannah Pirt in Bassenthwaite in 1841 Lived in Torpenhow with nine children in 1861. Hannah died in 1865 in Torpenhow. In 1871 census he is living with second wife Mary Ann and son Jonathan in Carlisle  Then He vanishes

Grateful for any information


World War One / WW1 Uniform
« on: Monday 03 June 24 15:43 BST (UK)  »

I would be grateful if anyone can identify the uniform in the photo

The photo is of William Logan and was taken in about 1917
William was born in Cumbria and spent most of his life there .
Many thanks

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / William Logan Discipline
« on: Thursday 30 May 24 17:18 BST (UK)  »

I have attached a copy of what I think is a disciplinary report for william Logan I cannotb read very much, if any, of it. I would be greatful if you would have a look at it please.

It is not complete but that is all there is of it.
There is no date but William was a member of the Barrow in Furness County Borough Police Force, he resigned on 15th April 1944 owing to ill health.

I do not know if the two events are connected
Thank you


Scotland / William GRIEVES
« on: Tuesday 28 May 24 23:53 BST (UK)  »

Looking for any early information about William Grieves born in Scotland in about 1817, Married Rachel Little (in Scotland) date unknown but first child  Archbel? born in 1839. Lived atWattaman, Halfmorton in 1841 census

Grateful for any information about Rachel Little before her marriage to William

Thank you


Mayo / Bridget CURRAN
« on: Tuesday 23 April 24 15:55 BST (UK)  »
Seeking any information about the early history of Bridget Curran and her family

She was born in Co. Mayo c 1853 Father Daniel Curran
Married ro Henry McKernon  18 May 1873 in Chorlton,
Lived in Oldham in 1873
Had two children John b 19 Feb 1874 in Manchester, Daniel b 27 June 1877 in Barrow

Died  31 January 1914 in Barrow

Best wishes


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