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The Common Room / Henry or Heinrich Mohr (b.1847)
« on: Wednesday 19 September 18 10:17 BST (UK)  »
A German-born hairdresser who settled in Australia, he was married in 1866, sought after for abandoning his wife in 1874, wife died 1877, but fate of Henry unknown. Daughter's marriage noticed gives him as the 'late' father in 1895. Hard man to track, exact origin in his home land remains unknown.

Family History Beginners Board / Mislaid Mclaren Auckland 1916
« on: Thursday 13 September 18 03:07 BST (UK)  »
Here's a little sleuthing problem. My Mclaren clan came to Dunedin, New Zealand in 1875 and all of there first generation here are accounted for except for one. James McKay Mclaren was born at Greenock, Renfrew, Scotland in Feb 1873. While his siblings all found a place in life, James remained a solitary man and entered a life of crime, habitual lying and theft. The record of his life ends with his release on probation in 1916 in Auckland, a long way from his Dunedin kin. What began of him thereafter is unknown. He might have changed his name or left the country, even lived by an alias and been buried as such. Any ideas on researching this one further?

Family History Beginners Board / Pease (b.1626) Ferry Fryston, Yorkshire, England
« on: Wednesday 01 August 18 12:50 BST (UK)  »
I have the unusually named Cicely Pease on a tree marrying into my SHILLITO line on 30 Mar 1645, new husband was John Shilleto. The lines goes dead back beyond that. Wondering if anyone has come across Pease in that area before and if there are suggestions and where to go with this line of inquiry.

Family History Beginners Board / Halls & Knoxs in Southland, NZ
« on: Wednesday 01 August 18 12:26 BST (UK)  »
I have a few ancestors which are a mission to research back into Ireland but also create a little confusion once they arrived in NZ. As best I can tell they came here perhaps in steerage class in 1862 or there about. From a marriage record in 1869 I can see the couple, Hugh Hall and Jane Tosh tie the knot. Later, they raised a family at Thornbury. Their marriage certificate indicates the witnesses were an Elizabeth Tosh and a John Hall, a relative of each of the couple, then the two witnesses appear to themselves tie the knot in 1871. Suggests a concentration of Halls and Toshs in Invercargill and Riverton area in that period. Any thoughts or suggestions for digging deeper?

The Common Room / Mclaren-Mullan-Murray of Ballymoney & Paisley
« on: Sunday 01 July 18 06:21 BST (UK)  »
One solid brick-wall that I have never shifted an inch backward is my Mclarens of Ireland. From family lore and records we trace them back from New Zealand where they arrived in 1875 to a wedding record in Greenock in 1864, beyond that they were believed to be Irish famers at Ballymoney. The poorhouse records at Paisley show their presence but little beyond that. Suspected birth dates, nil else. The earliest couple were James Mclaren and wife Agnes Murray both born in the first decade of the 19th century, either in Scotland or Ireland. They might have had two sons, a James and the John to which I am related. The poorhouse records suggest James married a Catherine Connell, and of my own line I know from the record of Greenock from 1864 that John married the Scottish-born daughter Ellen of an Irish couple, Patrick Mullan and Margaret Lennard. That seems like a bit of information but it stops there and the history of the family in either Scotland or Ireland goes mute. I found a James and Agnes in a 1860 census and from the 1864 marriage record I know she died before the wedding of that date. But just who they were and from where exactly and when alludes me. Any hints?

The Common Room / Foulkes in England
« on: Thursday 28 June 18 11:06 BST (UK)  »
Looking at a records related to Ellen Foulkes (b.1791) and gives her father Samuel as being from Tranmorc which is likely in Bebington, Cheshire, England. A few refs. to it on web, not a lot tho. This line stops about here (1790) in time. She later marries a John Newton. Just looking for fresh images here for looking further or to hear from anyone who is looking at the same line from some other direction.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Germany Town or City Name
« on: Monday 26 February 18 21:22 GMT (UK)  »
From a marriage certificate of 1866, is certainly a place in Germany but could be a town or city or village which had since vanished or been renamed or rezoned, etc. Also could just be a mis-hearing or phonetic writing by the person writing out the form. Either way a friend who is good with old hand writing couldn't figure it out. For comparison, the 2, 3 and four words are 'Germany' 'Liverpool' and 'England'.
Any help appreicated.

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