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Wales / Look Up Your Genes
« on: Sunday 30 August 09 11:15 BST (UK)  »
not sure when this new series started, but it's back and available on iPlayer for those of us beyond the reaches of Radio Wales

Unwanted Birth, Marriage, Death Certs A to G / BOWLER George Winchester 1855
« on: Saturday 31 January 09 11:50 GMT (UK)  »
Unwanted death cert for George Bowler died 24/4/1855 Sussex St, Winchester aged 5, son of John a cabinet maker. Cause of death - oedema after scarlatina.

If any comes across the death registration for George Bowler, an engineer/engine erector of Hunslet, between 1855 and the 1861 census, I would be very grateful for any info. He could have died anywhere as the works in Hunslet made engines for many companies.   


Unwanted Birth, Marriage, Death Certs T to Z / WATKINS Alfred 1905 Cardiff death
« on: Friday 22 August 08 09:36 BST (UK)  »
unwanted death cert Alfred Watkins aged 60, confectioner's assistant who died 19/4/1905 in the Union Workhouse, Cardiff. He died of prostate cancer and his death was registered by the matron.

thought this was great, great grand daddy's death with a wrong age. Surely he's not the one registered as 89 at death. He would have worked as a sawyer for at least 50 years!

unwanted death certificate for David Stephenson died 15/5/1840  of typhus in Gildersome, parish of Batley, Yorks. He was 16, the son of John, a clothier.

I was looking for the death of the David Stephenson who married Mary Bowler nee Hare in Boroughbridge in 1837.


Unwanted death certificate for George Houseman aged 2 who died 22/6/1842 at Walshford, son of John Houseman, farmer & Margaret.

I wanted a George rather older than that and a publican or similar!


Unwanted Birth, Marriage, Death Certs A to G / BOWLER Sarah 1860 Hunslet, W Yorks
« on: Saturday 08 December 07 16:28 GMT (UK)  »
unwanted birth certificate for Sarah Bowler born 2/5/1860 in Down Street, Bramley daughter of Alan Bowler, forgeman, and Elizabeth Ann, formerly Bennett.
GRO ref june qtr 1860 Hunslet vol 9b pg 249

London & Middlesex Completed Lookup Requests / 32/33 Queen Square Holborn
« on: Monday 29 October 07 21:58 GMT (UK)  »
I wonder if anyone has come across the institution at 32-33 Queen Sq, Holborn?
I've found a distant relative there in 1881 and am rather puzzled about what the place is. Census reference is RG11/337 folio 29 pg 54. The head of household is a 'sister of charity' and there are 3 more such sisters, some servants, several embroidresses and some visitors. It's a couple of pages away from the Royal Homeopathic Hospital and there are other hospitals in the area as well, but I can't find a reference to one at that address.
Emma Hosken born Penryn is my twig and her two daughters are also there disguised as Vosken.
It would appear now to be part of the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, but what was it in 1881? It seems an odd selection of women to be under one roof.

Australia / Lost Cornishman
« on: Saturday 14 July 07 21:22 BST (UK)  »
Dreadfully careless of me, but I've lost a Cornishman, so I was wondering if the wonderful folks on this board could have a look for him in Australia, no idea which state, sorry.
Joseph Bosisto was born 10/1/1819 in St John's, Sithney, near Helston in Cornwall. His parents were George Bosisto and Frances (Fanny) nee Russell.
He was on the 1841 census in Sithney as a schoolmaster.
He married Susan Catherine Rogers in 1845, but she died aged 18 the following year. My last record of him is in 1851 when he is living in Clifton, Gloucestershire with his brother William, and is enumerated as an ironmonger's assistant.
I've found his brother, Reuben, in the US, first in Wisconsin, then Iowa. No sign of Joseph.
Another brother, Simeon Russell Bosisto b. 1823, went to South Australia. He was married to Caroline George, and had a son Reginald and a daughter Evelyn before they emigrated.
Any google search brings up a different Joseph Bosisto, the one involved with eucalyptus oil, who married Eliza Johnston in 1852.

Is there any sign of him anywhere? The name seems to lend itself to different spellings - Bosesto, Bosustow, Basesto and others, no doubt.

I'd be very grateful for any info.

unwanted birth certificate for Thomas Thomas b. 24/9/1842 at Aberystwyth son of John Thomas, mariner, and Hannah formerly Lloyd.
GRO ref dec qtr 1842 vol 27 pg 11

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