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England / Electoral Register - codes in brackets after name
« on: Saturday 14 April 18 11:53 BST (UK)  »
Does anyone know what these codes after the names mean please ?
(DMSR/149/1) and (SEZU/107/1).
I've looked at the start and end of the register but can't see any reference guide.


England / Electoral Registers, codes after name in brackets
« on: Monday 27 January 14 06:04 GMT (UK)  »

I've found some of my relatives on the Surrey Electoral Registers for 1945 but there are codes after 2 of their names which happen infrequently I don't understand.

Would SKS be able to tell me what (DMSR/149/I) and (SEZU/107/I) stand for please ?

The chaps I'm looking at are William and William James NEVE; father and son

Thank you

Suffolk Lookup Requests / Baptism/Death lookup please - GODDEN, Sudbury
« on: Saturday 25 January 14 12:58 GMT (UK)  »

Would SKS be able to have a look for 2 lost children for me please ?

Parents : George GODDEN and Charlotte Ann WHENT, (m) Apr 1872, living in Sudbury St Gregory in 1881.

Known children :
Annie, b 1873, Bures
Frank, b 1874 Sudbury
John Harvey, b 1881 Sudbury
Alice, b 1884 Sudbury

I thought the family was complete but I have a group photo with 2 boys unnamed and noticed today that the 1911 census return shows 4 living children and 2 who have died.

I was thinking that the missing children could be born between 1874 and 1881 and wondered if someone could look at Baptisms or burials for me please ?

Many thank

The Common Room / How can I find an elusive family member?
« on: Monday 29 August 11 09:11 BST (UK)  »
Hoping SKS can remind me of the obvious trick I've missed please.

Thomas Whybrow CHALLIS, born Jan 1851 in Little Shelford CAM. Bap Feb 1851, Great Shelford

I can find him in the 1851 with his parents in Great Shelford.
Also in the 1861 in Sawston, CAM, again with his parents.

After this he seems to disappear.
I've searched death indexes and found nothing and searched on Ancestry using various wildcards for his surname.  Oh and also tried  looking for a Thomas WHYBROW in case he was using that name instead.

If you were me, where would you look for him and what sneaky ways would you have of finding him ?


Suffolk Lookup Requests / GODDEN - Bures, SFK - Look up please
« on: Saturday 28 February 09 10:51 GMT (UK)  »

I took advantage of Ancestry at our local library yesterday but struggled to read some information and hoped SKS might be able to decipher a marital status for me please

The lady I'm interested in is my 4x Gt Grandmother Jemima GODDEN, born 1824/5 in Bures, SFK.

I found her in the following census returns but couldn't worked out whether she was an unmarried mother or widower.. I'm more inclined to Widower.

1871 - Living with mother Jemima (Head, age 46, occ Laundry, b Bures Suffolk) and George Stapleton (age 36, occ Boarder)

Kind regards

World War One / Transription problem on service record + some questions
« on: Monday 17 November 08 14:38 GMT (UK)  »
I've taken advantage of the free access on Ancestry for WW1 records and discovered that my grandfather signed up  and served.  A previously unknown fact, even to my late father.

The problem is that I can't make out the Battalion or Regiment description from the handwriting.

On Ancestry he is Frank Challis, aged 17, born abt 1899, residence Sourton Combs (actual Sawston, CAM).

The 3rd page of 6 gives his 'Statement of the Services' and it looks to me like :
General Service, Attested, Pter, 24-9-16
General Service, To Army Reserve, Pter, 25-9-16
Mobilized, Pter, 19-2-17
Farming Res (?) 21 Btn, Posted, 19-2-17
Infantry Res, 241st Btn, Posted, Pter, 21-7-17
Discharged, P/E, 23.1.18
Stamped is 'No longer physically fit for War Service.
Is it Farming reserve ?  Who were the 241st Btn ?

Page 4 appears to have '241 Infantry Bn Regiment' with Rank/Regiment number of Pte 13/80234.
Most of the other records I have viewed seem to have a much shorter number.  Is his long number unusual ?

Page 5 relates to his Pension following his discharge.  Next to Weekly Pension is written what appears to be '25 Gratuity (1) RW 1917'. 
Why the 1917 reference if his was discharged in Jan 1918 ?  What does the Gratuity relate to ?

The only thing my father ever said about his dad and his involvement in the war was that he worked for the Ministry of Food and Fisheries.  It's been a huge suprise to turn up this record, but now I'm sad that I don't know enough to understand it.

It would mean a lot if someone could help me.
Kind regards

Cambridgeshire Lookup Requests / Stapleford PR's - ANSELL
« on: Thursday 04 September 08 22:55 BST (UK)  »
Would SKS have a look at the Stapleford PRs for a Baptism please ?

I'm interested in the baptism of Catherine Ansell, born c1797.

Many thanks

Northumberland Lookup Requests / Bellingham/Wark P.Rs - Baptisms lookup please
« on: Saturday 23 August 08 18:39 BST (UK)  »
Would SKS be able to look at the Bellingham or Wark Baptism registers for me please.

I'm interested in the parents of Christopher Breckons born c1808.
He married Elizabeth Charlton on 21 Aug 1830 at Wark.
His residence was Bellingham in 1830 and 1833.

His children were born in Wark 1830/36/39/41/45.

Thank you

Cambridgeshire Lookup Requests / 1841 & 1851 Census - Sawston (CHALLIS)
« on: Monday 31 March 08 23:52 BST (UK)  »
Would SKS have a look in the above for a Catherine Challis please ?

I've found a reference to her in the London Gazette dated 1848 and 1849, where she assigns 'all her personal estate and effects...Allen Watson..'

She is described as 'Grocer and Draper' in the Debtors and Creditors notice dated 30th Dec 1848.

Is she described as a Widow in the 1851 census but married in the 1841 ?


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