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Family History Beginners Board / Can you date this wedding photograph
« on: Sunday 24 September 23 13:13 BST (UK)  »
This picture has bugged me for many years.
It is allegedly of my husbands uncle, although we have never been unable to find any marriage record for him and this lady.
I have managed to pin down the marriage to the church as St.Lukes, Redcliffe Square London SW10 from the photographers stamp on the back and also the window in the background of the photograph. Sadly the photographer is no longer in existence so I cannot ask them about the photograph. The records for St.Lukes are not on-line for the period I assume this picture was taken and they only reside in the London Metropolitan Archives which I cannot as yet get to being in Scotland

Any help as to the possible date of the picture would be enormously welcome.
Whatever clues (no matter however small) that you can discern from anything in the picture, may just give me the essential key to unlocking this picture and resolving this conundrum once and for all
Thank you

Family History Beginners Board / What is the date of this studio taken photograph ?
« on: Thursday 23 February 23 16:11 GMT (UK)  »
Can anyone help me date this studio family portrait please ?

If I can narrow down the date a little, I should then be able to identify each of the children shown in it

Thank you in advance of your help


Family History Beginners Board / Can you date this picture
« on: Friday 06 January 23 15:52 GMT (UK)  »
Can you assist me dating this picture please.

The man in the centre is Edward CLARK who lived 1836-1886. Around him is his wife and many children.
He is the younger brother of my 2x Great grandfather Thomas CLARK.

I am assuming their attire gives clues as to the date but I cannot interpret those clues.

Any help would be gratefully appreciated
Thank you

Family History Beginners Board / Prisoners in Dartmoor Prison
« on: Saturday 10 December 22 10:47 GMT (UK)  »
I have an ancestor who was a habitual criminal. He used a number of Alias's, in the Newspapers appearing in Court a number of times and inevitably he ended up in Jail.
His name is James READ of Isleham,Ely Born 1850 +/- 4yrs and I have found him on the 1901 census in HMP Dartmoor. His occupation is listed as a Thief and he is transcribed as Married.
I have not found him on the 1871, 1881 and 1891 census.
I also do not know who and when he married.
And also I do not know when and where he died.

I would desperately like to know if there is any way I can access his prison records which may enable me to answer a number of my questions and also if there are any mugshots of him still in existence.

Any help/guidance/suggestions would be most gratefully received
Thank you in advance

Family History Beginners Board / 1939 register abbreviations
« on: Tuesday 06 December 22 13:51 GMT (UK)  »
I am looking at an entry for Ann BLACKWELL on the 1939 register with a Birth date of 26/1/1884, a Maid at 23 Crooked Usage Finchley.
Along her entry line are additional dates written in a different hand and a different pen.
One entry just says 26-10-85 and the other says DFE 18-12-48.

Any suggestions as to what they are or mean, and in particular what the letters DFE stand for, would be greatly appreciated

Many thanks in advance

Family History Beginners Board / Lease of Queens College Cambridge
« on: Sunday 22 May 22 11:38 BST (UK)  »
My ancestor Robert Hancock inherited from his fathers (also Robert)  Will in 1624 the following item
"the lease of Queens Colledge in Cambridge called A......... & P........."

I attach a copy of the Will image and it is shown on the 3rd line down.
I cannot work out what the 2 words are and what it means, can anyone help me please ?

Thank you

Family History Beginners Board / Dance Street, Liverpool
« on: Friday 30 April 21 16:57 BST (UK)  »
Hi Does anyone know where Dance Street was located in Liverpool. I have ancestors who died there in 1838 and again in 1843. Try as I might I cannot find this street on old Liverpool maps.

Any help, gratefully received

Family History Beginners Board / Quarter Master Sergeant of the R.L.M.
« on: Sunday 14 March 21 14:22 GMT (UK)  »
I have just discovered that my ancestor William LEWIS is mentioned on a tombstone in St.James Cemetery, Liverpool.

It reads
The burial place of William LEWIS, Quarter Master Sergeant of the R.L.M. There is no date quoted but it comes just below and immediately after the death of another ancestor who died 18/1/1838.

I have lots of things  to unravel on this tombstone  but can anyone tell me what  the R.L.M. stood for and where they were based.
Many thanks

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / What date is this picture
« on: Friday 05 March 21 15:14 GMT (UK)  »
Can anyone give me any clue or idea as to when this picture might have been taken. It is of Stretham Tollhouse in Cambridgeshire.

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