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Hampshire & Isle of Wight / Frederick George Fennell - help please
« on: Thursday 01 October 20 17:53 BST (UK)  »
Hi All
I need some help please with the above gentleman. Where did he come from and where did he go?

Frederick George Fennell appears in my tree when he marries a widow, Alice Brown (maiden name  Swan),  28 Jan 1918 All Saints Portsea, He is age  25 leading Rate in the R.N. father down as John Henry Fennell a Hairdresser.
her address is 5 Gladstone Street .
Witnesses don't appear to be any connection

According to his Naval records he enlisted 1914
"Having already seen six years service in the Navy previous to the outbreak of War in August 1914, he was immediately mobilised and engaged on important patrol duties in the Straits of Dover. He rendered valuable service during the course of hostilities and in 1920 was serving in China. He holds the 1914-1915 star and the General service and victory medals
address 5 Gladstone Street Mile End, Landport"

Rank:   Cook
Regiment:   H.M.S. "Mohawk" and "Tergemont"
Section:   Section X, Portsmouth

closest Possibilities
1901  RG13; Piece: 993; Folio: 103; Page: 6 ed 12 RD Portsmouth
there is a Frederick Fennell in Portsmouth with his parents WILLIAM HENRY FENNELL a hairdresser born c1895 Portsmouth  but he is 3 years younger than I was expecting

1911 RG14; Piece: 5520
there is a George WILLIAM Frederick Fennell age 20 at HMS Excellence Gunnery School in Portsmouth  R.N. Cook. his birth place is Battersea.
I followed him back but his father is completely wrong and all evidence points to him marrying someone else.

Is My Frederick George Fennell the same one as in 1901 and if so where did he go?

Fredrick George Fennell and Alice had one daughter N.P. in 1919

1939  Fareham
Alice Fennell is stating she is married and living with her daughter and 3 others (all closed)
no sign of her husband

There are 6 other Fennell children with mmn Swan in Bristol but that doesn't really add up either.

Alice Fennell died sep 1983 Portsmouth

Any help to try to unravel Alice's husband would be much appreciated.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Cause of Death help
« on: Thursday 10 September 20 03:24 BST (UK)  »
Please can anyone work out what kind of Carcinoma this is?
Obviously the poor man was also exhausted

thanks in advance.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Help needed with a death entry
« on: Sunday 01 March 20 09:40 GMT (UK)  »
Hi all...

I think this one will get the brain cells working!

I have the death entry for Thomas Nithsdale Atkinson, died 28 Apr 1936 RD Rathdown (Dublin)
I can't for the life of me fathom out the cause of death.

he was age 63 and a stokebroker.. cause of death? registered by Doctor? Coroner co Dublin

thank you in advance!

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / AncestryDNA offer (UK)
« on: Monday 25 November 19 11:43 GMT (UK)  »
If anyoneís already considering buying one

AncestryDNA test is on sale until Monday 2nd Dec  £49 + p&p UK

Thatís the cheapest itís been in the UK for a while.

Still bugs me we pay the same in pounds as they do in dollars in the States   >:(


The Common Room / Ancestry member contact problem?
« on: Sunday 13 October 19 10:41 BST (UK)  »
Hi All,

I'm in the process of correcting editing my cousin's tree on ancestry.  ;D  One of her errors was to add every hint and link to spurious trees.

Well, while checking, I have found a profile photo she's added (from one of the spurious trees) for a great uncle who lived across the road from me, I remember him well, I was 7 when he died. He used to live in my parents house when my dad was a small boy. Checking through the tree, it looks like the tree owner is one of his descendants.  ;D

I have tried to contact the said tree owner, who would be a reasonably close relative but ancestry is giving me an "internal server error"  >:(
I have notice this error a few times over the last week or so but only when I was trying to update the tree.

Anyone one else getting this message in relation to the trees/tree owners?


Technical Help / Are you running Roots Magic on a MAC?
« on: Tuesday 08 October 19 06:45 BST (UK)  »
I received an email from Roots Magic regarding an issue with the latest Mac operating system update, just in case you might have missed it...

As much as we hate to say this- we recommend that if you need to be able to run RootsMagic 7 on your Mac, do not update to macOS Catalina. Wait until CodeWeavers finishes their 64-bit wrapper for RootsMagic 7 or for the official release of RootsMagic 8. For most users, there is no urgent need to install Catalina as previous versions of the operating system will continue to work and be supported for quite some time

The rest of the email goes into further technical details but the above paragraph is the important bit.

Hopefully you will not get caught out.


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / A simple one hopefully
« on: Thursday 08 August 19 06:23 BST (UK)  »
Hi All,

Could anyone please help me with the middle name of the two nephews mentioned in the following will.  Adam ??? Todd and Thomas ??? Todd

Thank you in advance


The Lighter Side / A cautionary tale of Ancestry Trees
« on: Tuesday 30 July 19 08:35 BST (UK)  »
No not the usual nicking stuff, wrong info etc., but something you may not be aware of.

I have always steered well clear of putting my tree on Ancestry so until a few days ago not totally aware of the building tools etc., 
A number of years ago I gave a paper copy of my tree to an aunt who gave a copy to a couple of my cousins, innocent enough. I knew >:( that they had both created trees on Ancestry and uploaded my info. One then decided to link to all and sundry to anyone who had the same names  :-X so it was a right mess.

At a funeral last week, I mentioned this to the said cousin and she said she knew that her tree needed "a little work" :-[ So I generously asked if she would mind allowing me editorial rights, I will put it right for her. She grabbed the opportunity for a free ride with both hands.  As much as I hate Ancestry trees, I would rather the info be correct.

To my horror when I went in to remove all the duplicates and wrong branches I also found me.. with a link to my facebook page and my profile picture. I checked and other family members also had links to their facebook pages. Ok I am still living on her tree, but who else can see that?  I have in the past had my grandchildren as a profile picture, knowing that I am totally private on FB. I don't want any of my photos on Ancestry.

Now the said uncle who died recently is also linked to FB on her tree, and his profile picture is of his 5 grandchildren all under 20. She may well put his death on Ancestry very soon making the photo very public!

I have naturally removed all FB links from her tree and the spurious links to totally unconnected trees.

I hope you guys who have both Ancestry and FB are more cautious and not linking the two sites together.


The Common Room / Is there an Ayr in New Brunswick?
« on: Wednesday 08 May 19 08:34 BST (UK)  »
Hi all,

I have found the following birth announcement but I'm not totally sure where the baby was born. He is their first child.

"Dublin Evening Mail 18 June 1863
Abbott-Jun 8, at Ayr, N.B., the wife of Frederick T Abbott, Esq., Assistant Surgeon, 41st Regiment of a son."

If I can pinpoint the place hopefully I can find the lad's name, I believe he died in infancy as he doesn't appear in the 1871 census with his parents
By 1864 the mother is back in Dublin having her second son. 1869 the family are in Stoke Damerel and by 1871 in Lancashire. The father dies in 1871...

Frederick Tydd Abbott 1832 Dublin -1871
Susan Kate Benn 1835 Dublin -1902  (formerly married to Henry Albert Lee) she is sometimes down  as just Kate, but on her death in Dublin she is down as Susan Catherine Julia Anne Abbott

All I need is confirmation of the location of Ayr... New Brunswick or Scotland?

thanks in advance

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