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The Common Room / Has Roots Chat had a data breach?
« on: Thursday 15 June 23 05:02 BST (UK)  »
My son has been getting a lot of unwanted e mail addressed to him using a name he used here and only here. He has not been an active member for years
Its a bit of a nuisance and a worry.

Oxfordshire / Martin GILES of North Aston
« on: Saturday 03 December 22 20:58 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to sort out two Martin Giles born about 1797 They are cousins both grand sons of my 5x gt grandparents.
Both are on the 1851 census:
HO107/1730 fo416 p19 ed: Woodstock, Deddington 12a
p: Kidlington, EccD: , cb: , t: , v: Kidlington
sch: 85
Martin GILES Head Mar 54 Ag Lab Oxford Kidlington

HO107/1730 fo162 p5 ed: Woodstock Deddington 10
pt: North Aston, EccD: , cb: , t: , v: North Aston
sch:18 Village
Martin GILES Head Mar 52 Coal Merchant Oxon Hampton Poel

The one died in 1878 his wife had pre deceased him in 1876 they are both buried in Kidlington.
The second's wife is on the 1861 census still in North Aston now a widow but I have failed to find a death or burial for him between 1851 and 1861.
Please can anyone help find him ?..the last I can fnd is an entry in the "History, Gazetteer & Directory of Oxfordshire 1852"

Worcestershire / Hunter's Hill School
« on: Monday 24 October 22 09:53 BST (UK)  »
I believe that my mother worked at Hunter's Hill  Open Air School for boys in Bromsgrove, at the beginning of WW11. Has anyone a photograph of the school or know anything about it that I can add to her story please?

The Common Room / Multiple names!!
« on: Monday 24 October 22 09:47 BST (UK)  »
I have found a photograph of my Great Grandmother in a criminal register. Under it there are four different surnames for her I am aware of three of the names as her maiden name her married name (she was a widow) and the name of her partner ( my grandfathers father) at the time of her arrest but the fourth name is a total mystery and was the one she was charged under. (From the newspaper item about her crime. The first name under the photo was not this one.) As all the namesare with the photo there must be a record showing how they were known. How can I find any other documentation about her record ?
Can anyone suggest how I can find out about the mysterious fourth name?
At the time of her arrest my grandfather was 15 months old how can I find out what happened to him? A few years later his mother died in the workhouse and he went  into a cottage home.

World War Two / Identifying a service record
« on: Saturday 16 July 22 17:16 BST (UK)  »
Is it possible to find which unit a man served in in WW2 given I only have the following very sparse information?

Name Norman PRATT
born 23 Sep 1919 Birmingham son of John George Pratt and Maria nee Hall
service number 1884211   from a message home
Served in the desert  written on  the back of one photo has desert rat 1942 it the photo shows him in an open neck shirt
1939 he was a plumber

There  is very little else cousin thinks he served with the RASC and an elderly sister thought he may have been a POW in Italy  but dates and other familymembers don't seem to agree with that!

Oxfordshire / Oxfordshire Marriage Index?
« on: Tuesday 14 June 22 04:50 BST (UK)  »
Is there a Marriage Index for Oxfordshire on line? (I have used one in other counties)
I am looking for a Thomas Woodward/Hutt marriage about 1720
Thomas Woodward had children baptised with no mothers' name 1719 -1736
A will mentions one of his grandchildren as grand daughter of Elizabeth Woodward nee Hutt,

Oxfordshire / WOODWARD of Thrupp or Kidlington
« on: Sunday 05 June 22 05:00 BST (UK)  »
My 4x Great grandmother was Jane HADLAND 1769-1857 she was married to Matin GILES in Bletchingdon, Oxfordshire in 1790.
The will of Henry HUTT with the last of three codicils  added in 1840 had an amazing 108 named benificeries one being:
“Jane Giles of Hampton Poyle, grand daughter of the late Elizabeth WOODWARD formerly HUTT of Thrupp..”
I can see three people named Jane GILES living near Hampton Poyle on the 1841 census
Jane nee HADLAND, her 7 year old grand daughter were together in Hampton Gay and The wife of William GILES (nee LAMMAS ) in Kidlington. (William was a nephew of Martin and Jane)jane Lammas was the grand daughter of John and Mary PHILPOT and ?Lammas not WOODWARD
Martin and Jane(nee HADLAND had 5 children all born in Hampton Poyle)
Jane HADLAND was the daughter of Richard HADLAND and Mary WOODWARD who married 6 July 1790 in Bletchington
Mary seems to be the daughter of Thomas WOODWARD and Mary nee SIMMONS
Please can anyone find a Mary WOODWARD daughter of Elizabeth nee HUTT old enough to marry Richard HADLAND (who was baptised in Bletchington 28 Jun 1767 ) and bear children between 1754 and  1769? Or a mysterious other Jane Giles grand daughter of Elizabeth WOODWARD nee HUTT.
I would also like to find the Elizabeth HUTT if that is possible
Thank you for your interest

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Help reading entry
« on: Tuesday 31 May 22 10:31 BST (UK)  »
This is the burial record in Shipton on Cherwell for Richard Hadland
Please what is the word before the 84?

London and Middlesex / Moorby of Lambeth?
« on: Sunday 09 January 22 05:12 GMT (UK)  »
Trying to find the birth of William MOORBY about 1773 and for Richard MOORBY 1748
It is possible these were related but we would like to verify this.
Both were tiplate workers both had sons named Richard
Richard left a will when he died mentioning a nephew William but annoyingly there are blank spaces where William's addressand the name of his wife were meant to be.
Some trees on An..ry say William was born in Lambeth but give no baptism date or parents
Can anyone see a record in Lambeth to bear this outplease?

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