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Buckinghamshire Lookup Requests / Look up for Newton Longville please
« on: Friday 07 May 21 13:55 BST (UK)  »
Hi, could some kind soul check the Newton Longville baptism register for a child born to Edward and Alice Green between 1735 and 1741 please (ie between Thomas and Katherine).

Thank you.

Australia / Death Certificate from Perth
« on: Wednesday 28 April 21 11:25 BST (UK)  »

For the first time ever, I need a certificate from outside the UK.  Can someone kindly tell me the best/easiest way to obtain a death certificate from Perth, dated 1968 please?  Is it possible to obtain a PDF version rather than a paper document?

Thank you. :)

Buckinghamshire / A different Moses Ashby
« on: Friday 09 April 21 12:45 BST (UK)  »
Apologies in advance for yet another Moses Ashby query  :o

This is Moses Ashby, son of Thomas and Ann, born 1784 in West Wycombe, marrying Sarah Hearn in Penn in 1810, baptising one child (Mary) in the Wesleyn Chapel in Chepping Wycombe in 1813. 

On the 1841 census for Chepping Wycombe Sarah is a widow and living with a daughter Lydia (c1824) in 1851 she is living with a son, Ephraim (c1821) and Lydia.  So clearly Moses is around until c1824 and didn't leave under a cloud because Ephraim names a son, Moses.

I'd like to find Moses's death/burial.  Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. 

Buckinghamshire Lookup Requests / Look up request for Penn please
« on: Monday 05 April 21 08:11 BST (UK)  »

Is it possible for someone to look up the marriage of Moses Ashby and Sarah Hearn on 12.10.1810 at Penn please?  Id like to know if their witnesses are recorded.

Thank you very much.

Buckinghamshire / Thomas Ashby
« on: Sunday 04 April 21 17:18 BST (UK)  »
Thank you to everyone who has been kind enought to take a look at my Moses Ashby thread.  I hoped he might be the link to my actual brickwall which is this:

Thomas and Elizabeth Ashby are my husband's 3xgreat-grandparents. They had 6 children, the first three were baptised in West Wycombe and the later three in Radnage.  I believe Thomas married Elizabeth Stealion on  2.10.1810 in Saunderton.  Their witnesses were Moses Ashby and Sarah Ashby (Pallotts marriage index). 

Moses and Sarah are the children of Thomas and Ann Ashby nee Hore of West Wycombe that have cropped up a lot in the Moses Ashby thread.  Thomas is not.  At least, I have not found a baptism for him that links him with this couple.  But clearly he is linked somehow albeit sibling, cousin or same named friend.  Moses is his witness, and he names a son Moses.  Moses father is Thomas, his grandfather is Thomas.  There ought to be a brother called Thomas but there isn't.  There are several trees online that have a Thomas attached to this family but there is no evidence to back it up. 

Moses marries a Sarah Hearn ten days later, on 12.10.1810 in Penn where the couple live.  They baptise a child, Mary, in 1813 in Chepping Wycombe Wesleyan Methodist Chapel.  The database doesn't have any other records for this couple, or any other Ashbys that connect to this tree. Moses disappears from the record after the baptism of two more children in the early 1820s, Ephraim and Lydia.  I can't find his death, he's not on the 1841 census and I can't explain the huge gap (about 10 years) between the first and second child.

My theory is that Thomas is either a son of Thomas, brother of Moses, who was unbaptised or his baptism is missing/elsewhere.  Or he is a distant relation and might be the son of David and Martha Ashby of Fenny Stratford, north Bucks.  Notably, Thomas's firstborn was called David. 

Any ideas would be gratefully received.  Thank you.     

Buckinghamshire / Moses Ashby
« on: Saturday 03 April 21 15:03 BST (UK)  »
Hi, a Moses Ashby and Mary Baker baptise a John Ashby in West Wycombe in 1784.  There are no other records for this couple.  In fact, if FindMyPast, Ancestry and Family Search are to be believed  this is the first ever record of a Moses Ashby.  I'd like to find more on Moses.

My family of Ashbys, all resident around the Wycombe area from the same period onwards, baptise a Moses in the very same year (parents Thomas and Ann) so I'd like to pinpoint the origins of the older Moses to see if there's a connection so any help would be gratefully received. 

I have unsuccessfully posted a variation of this post on another forum so I hope for more luck here.  Thank you.

The Common Room / Family from Ireland - general advice
« on: Saturday 06 June 20 11:06 BST (UK)  »
I've broken a long-standing brickwall and confirmed that an ancestor was born in Ireland.  He arrived as a small child with his parents between 1868-1871 and is in Newport, Monmouthshire in 1871. An actual place in Ireland is never mentioned. Have I any hope of determining when he arrived in Wales, via passenger lists perhaps? This is my first Irish family and I know it's going to be a needle in a haystack job but I'd like to try.  Any general advice or useful resources would be gratefully received. 

Thank you.

Family History Beginners Board / Related Death?
« on: Friday 05 June 20 14:24 BST (UK)  »
David Ashby was buried on 11 November 1793 at Simpson, Buckinghamshire.  Elizabeth Ashby was buried on 11 November 1793 at Simpson, Buckinghamshire too.  The question is, are they related?  She's not his wife (that's Martha) but she might be a) his teenage daughter or b) his elderly mother or c) someone else.  Ancestry and FindMyPast only show a transcription and there's no identifiable information.  Any suggestions?

Thank you. 

Family History Beginners Board / Westminster Burials
« on: Monday 01 June 20 11:29 BST (UK)  »
Is anyone familiar with the Westminster burial registers, specifically for St Georges, Hanover Square?  I found an ancestor amongst what looks like the gravediggers logbook but the entry baffles me.  Every entry has the details of the individual - name, age, address etc, then what look like map co-ordinates and then (this is the bit that baffles me) another name. Who and why?

I wondered if they were next of kin, or the person arranging the burial or maybe the last person in the grave - I've never seen this before.

Unlike many others on the page, the name recorded against my Jonathan Smith is Eliza Eleanor Smith which suggests a relationship but she doesn't feature in his tree and Smith is very common.  I've attached a copy.  Any ideas?

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