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Norfolk / Really helpful hints on Rootsmagic !!
« on: Tuesday 26 May 20 19:53 BST (UK)  »
I don't usually look at the "webhints" on Rootsmagic but I have been searching for years for the parents of my 4x great grandmother Ann Clarke (born around 1774, died 1835 in Wilton and married George Gotts in 1795) so when the hint said it provided the name of her father I thought I would take a look. It said "father unknown Clarke". I would never have guessed that her father's surname might also be Clarke !!

World War Two / WWII Death certificate
« on: Wednesday 14 November 18 11:44 GMT (UK)  »
My uncle William Fox was in the RAF and died in April 1944 when his plane came down in the Adriatic Sea. His body was never found so would a death certificate have been issued and if so could I get a copy?

London & Middlesex Lookup Requests / Alice Easton - who were her parents
« on: Sunday 27 August 17 14:57 BST (UK)  »
Please can anyone help me trace my 6x great grandparents.
I am looking for the parents of Alice Easton who married Charles Gill on 4 October 1755 at St Saviours, Southwark, London. Charles was a Thames Waterman. I am guessing Alice was born around 1735 and I have looked for her baptism under every variation of Easton I can think of including Eastone, Eston, Aston, Esson with no joy.
The waterman and Lightermen Binding Records show an Alice Easton binding apprentices in Rotherhithe at about this time so I assume this second Alice is my Alice’s mother which suggests her father was also a waterman.



Oxfordshire Lookup Requests / Baptism of Jane Sharford
« on: Friday 24 March 17 10:41 GMT (UK)  »
I cannot find a baptism for my 4x great grandmother Jane Sharford. She married Thomas Eddon/Eden in Asthall in 1794. On the 1841 census she is living in Asthall, gives her age as 75 and says she was born in county. She was buried in Asthall in January 1850 when her age was given as 80 so born sometime in the 1760s somewhere in Oxfordshire. I have tried all the variations of Sharford I can think of but still no sign.
Any help to find her greatly appreciated
Thanks Carolyn

Shropshire Lookup Requests / Aaon Broadhouse/Broadhurst - Priors Lee
« on: Saturday 05 November 16 16:25 GMT (UK)  »
Please does anyone have access to the Priors Lee parish records and could look up the baptism of Aaron Broadhouse or Broadhurst in 1884. He was born and died 1884 and I am trying to find his parents.

thank you


My family have passed down several documents ( dated May 1853 and October 1856) relating to the application by William Fox (my 3x great grandfather) to be admitted to the Freedom of the City of London. In all these documents William is stated to be the son of John Fox late of the 1st regiment of Life Guards. One of these documents also gives William's address and occupation so I know I have the correct William Fox.

John served in the Life Guards from 1793 to 1811 when he was discharged through injury.

So far so good but on both William's marriage certificates ( in 1841 and 1849) he gives his father as Charles Fox occupation Ostler.

William was born about 1818 and in all censuses gives his place of birth as St Georges in the East. I can find a baptism in St Geo in the East for a William in May 1818 to John and Sarah Fox ( who also had a son Charles baptised there), but I cannot find one for a William son of Charles Fox.

Would William have had to prove his father was John Fox when he applied for admission in October 1856 and if so is it possible to view this proof anywhere?

any suggestions as to how to solve this appreciated

London and Middlesex / Printing House Lane, Blackfriars
« on: Tuesday 26 January 16 10:43 GMT (UK)  »
Does anyone know where Printing House Lane, Blackfriars was please. My 3xgreat grandfather Robert Gill gave it as his address on the baptism records of his children at St Ann's Blackfriars in the 1820s and 30s. Google can't find it.


London & Middlesex Lookup Requests / Marriage for John Crimshaw and Sarah
« on: Tuesday 24 November 15 13:33 GMT (UK)  »
I am looking for a marriage between John Crimshaw and Sarah ?? in the late 1770s/early 1780s. 

My 4x great grandmother Sarah Crimshaw was a widow when she married my 4x great grandfather William Maidlow in Camberwell in June 1794. Her burial entry in November 1839, also in Camberwell,  gives her age as 80 suggesting she was born about 1758/9. William's will written in 1836 mentions his wife's daughter Sarah Crimshaw.

I have found  a baptism for a Sarah Crimshaw in 1788 at St Mary Magdalene Bermondsey – parents John and Sarah, John was a smith and the family lived in Jacob Street, Bermondsey. John and Sarah had 3 other children baptised at the same church between 1782 and 1791.

I cannot find a marriage for John Crimshaw and Sarah and hope someone may be able to help please.


Surrey / Parents of Charles Gell/Gill
« on: Tuesday 16 June 15 10:03 BST (UK)  »
My 4x great grandfather Charles Gell/Gill's watermen and Lightermen apprentice birth affidavit shows he was baptised on 25 February 1759 at St Saviours, Southwark but does not name his a
Please does any one have access to the St Saviour parish records and could look up the entry to see if it names his parents.
Thank You

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