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Occupation Interests / Manufacturers of Incandescent Fittings c1900
« on: Friday 10 November 06 20:56 GMT (UK)  »
I am curious as to which companies where involved in the manufacturing of incandescent fittings c1900.
At a quick glance, I can only find references to Edison and Swan United Electric Company which was formed in 1883, and PIFCO (Provincial Incandescent Fittings Co) in 1900.

In the 1901 census, a relative is noted as being a 'Maker of Incandescent Fittings'. They are residing in Bramley, West Leeds.

Anyone know of any links or resources to industry in Leeds in the late 1890's- 1900's?


I am trying to locate Michael LONGTHORN/E in the 1841 census.
Michael was born in August 1828 in Greenhow-Hill

(Apologises in advance if I've posted in the wrong spot as I believe part of Greenhow-Hill was WRY and the other NRY ??)

Michael's parents are believed to be Joseph LONGTHORN and Anne RICHMOND, but I have no details on them.
Michael had the following siblings:

Mary b. 1827, Greenhow-Hill
Hannah b. 1830, Greenhow-Hill, and
Joseph b. 1833, Pateley Bridge.

I believe I have located Hannah and Joseph in 1841 at the Bishopside Union Workhouse in Pateley Bridge ... but have not confirmed, and was hoping to piece the puzzle together with locating other members of the family if possible.

By 1851, Michael was residing in Durham, but checks here have turned up trumps.
Would welcome some thoughts on this one.

With thanks,

Family History Beginners Board / Strange expression ... c1828
« on: Sunday 15 October 06 04:16 BST (UK)  »
I was wondering whether someone could shed some light on this odd expression.

On researching an ancestor of my husbands, the literature says " In April 1828, she was 'out to service', and from 1854 - 71 was a school mistress ..."

What does 'out to service' mean? This ancestor would have been 14 yo at that time.

Just curious!

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Thomas GILL, Pateley Bridge, bpt 1768
« on: Wednesday 20 September 06 01:43 BST (UK)  »
I am researching the family of Thomas GILL b. c1767 and bpt. 22 Jan 1768 at Pateley Bridge (Wesleyan Methodist). Source: IGI Batch C009704

I would like to confirm his parents as Thomas GILL (c1742) and Ann HARDGREAVE (c1746), but am having a hard time finding the correct resources. Is anyone able to provide some assistance/ advise please?

Thomas and Ann were married Nov 1767 in Pateley Bridge.

With thanks,

Dublin / St. Kevins', Harrington Street (FITZGERALD)
« on: Sunday 03 September 06 04:27 BST (UK)  »
Can someone please provide me with some guidance as to how to source BMD records/ monumental inscriptions from the Church of St. Kevin?

My interests lie in the surname FITZGERALD c. 1850 - current
In particular the family of James FITZGERALD and Mary HOLLAND (est. married 1878 - 1882)

Many thanks,

US Lookup Requests / Boston Passenger List 1820 - 1943
« on: Sunday 16 July 06 03:29 BST (UK)  »
Just wondering whether some kind soul that has access to the Boston Passenger List 1820 - 1942 database could see if the following family are present....

Time of travel between 1881 - 1891

George Charles WILLIAMS, Head, b. 1854 Bermondsey, Surrey, Baptist Minister
Annie Maria WILLIAMS, Wife, b. 1857 Shefford, Bedfordshire
Nelly Maud WILLIAMS, Daur, b. 1881, Bedford, Bedfordshire

With regards,

Durham Lookup Requests / 1901 census - LONGTHORNE, Coundon ?
« on: Wednesday 12 July 06 10:06 BST (UK)  »
 ;D I give up !!! Would love a fresh set of eyes on this one please! I can no longer see for looking!

I am seeking the family of William and Margaret Ann LONGTHORNE in the 1901 census.
William was born 1863 in Greenhow Hill, NRY and Margaret was born 1869 in Auckland, Durham.
They had the following children (The ones in italics I'm not 100% on, but don't help with locating the 1901 records anyway):
William A. (1890, Eldon), Francis (1896, Auckland), Stephen W. (1902, Auckland), Thomas (1905, Auckland), Joseph (1906), William L. (1911)
In the 1891 census they were residing in Coundon Grange, Auckland Park (RG12/4069/ 100 pg.3)

William died in 1917 and Margaret in 1952 ...

and .... Do you think I can find them ... Ummmmm ??? I'm starting to think I've got myself in a muddle.


Lancashire / Liverpool pub 'The Round House' c.1924
« on: Wednesday 05 July 06 06:36 BST (UK)  »
Does anyone know if 'The Round House' on the cnr. of Robson Street and Beacons Lane, Liverpool still stands (or is in business) ?

My g grandfather Frederick FITZGERALD was the licensed victualler of this establishment for over 40 years. Not bad innings considering he was a teetotaller and non-smoker!

I'm interested in finding out about the history of the pub, photos etc., but a 'google' has turned up trumps, so I'm left scratching my head (again :D !)

Thanks, Sue.

Lancashire Completed Lookup Requests / 1851/ 1861 census lookup - SUTHERS
« on: Wednesday 05 July 06 06:22 BST (UK)  »
Interested in pinpointing the location and other census details of Sarah SUTHERS, and family.

Sarah was born 25 Nov 1850 in Todmorden, Lancs. Her father was Joseph SUTHERS (mother unknown).
Sarah was known to have the following siblings: Greenwood, William, Martha, Mary and Hannah.

With thanks,

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