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Norfolk / London Rd Cemetery Thetford Can anyone put flowers on a grave please?
« on: Friday 19 August 22 14:15 BST (UK)  »
A big ask I know but ......a friend wanted me to find out if anyone could possibly place some flowers on a grave in London Road Cemetery, Thetford at the end of August as she is unable to get there herself for her late father's birthday. Obviously she can transfer money to cover the costs.

Please pm me if you can help. Many thanks.

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Scottish element to Irish ancestry?
« on: Tuesday 28 June 22 12:14 BST (UK)  »
Please excuse a possibly naive question. My ancestry ethnicity estimate is 59% Ireland 28% England & Northwestern Europe [Devon & Cornwall] 13% Scotland. From my father 46% Ireland 4% Scotland; from my mother 13% Ireland 28% England and Northwestern Europe 9% Scotland.

I do realise that these ethnicity estimates are not set in stone and rely on the make-up of the database.

However I am intrigued by the percentage of Scotland. According to the paper trail, my father was of generations of Irish [apart from a Yorkshire great great grandfather] and my mother from generations of Cornish [apart from 3 Irish great grandparents and 1 Yorkshire great grandmother].

My question is - could the Scottish element come from the Irish ancestors being part of the Ulster plantation? Or is that so long ago that it would not register on DNA? My family name is one that is usually assumed to be Scottish.

Thanks for any thoughts, Josey

For Sale / Wanted / Events / WDYTYA magazines, free, collect from Holmfirth HD9
« on: Sunday 05 June 22 12:13 BST (UK)  »
I have a collection of WDYTYA magazines, May 2019 to July 2022 which I am happy to give away but will need collection from Holmfirth, West Yorkshire unless someone is willing to pay a courier - they are heavy [will post weight & approximate cost when I have managed to weigh the box].  Please pm me if you are interested.

The Common Room / Annotations to GRO birth index
« on: Friday 08 April 22 16:20 BST (UK)  »
Can someone please explain what the and crossing out of page number annotations mean please? What does the '/S' mean ? the extract ifrom the 2nd quarter of the year


Kent / Catholic baptisms from barracks at Hythe 1814
« on: Wednesday 02 February 22 16:55 GMT (UK)  »
I have an ancestor James Murray who was discharged on 24 Jul 1814 at Hythe, Kent from the 11th Royal Regiment of Veterans. He was 53.

I believe his son, Philip, was born in February that year [James was a sergeant so would have been entitled to have his wife with him]. My question is - where would Philip have been baptised? The family were Roman Catholic. Was there a catholic church near any barracks in Hythe?

Thank for any help.

The Common Room / Additions to NLS website
« on: Wednesday 19 January 22 16:33 GMT (UK)  »
OS 25 inch 'blue-and-black' drawings, Scotland, 1890s-1940s:
Scottish map miscellany, 20th century:
OS Six-inch Scotland first edition - railway and other variant states (1840s-1880s):
OS 1:500 Town Plans of England and Wales (1850s-1890s):

London and Middlesex / Henrietta Monton married Thomas Sutcliffe 1780
« on: Monday 30 August 21 19:47 BST (UK)  »
Henrietta MONTON married Thomas SUTCLIFFE 15 May 1780 in St Bride's Fleet Street after banns, both signed their names, witnesses Robt Ayrton junr & Wm Shepherd [who witnessed several marriages on the page]. They had, at least, the following children Sarah Arabella 1769 [baptised as Sutcliffe although this was before the marriage], Thomas 1780, Sarah Mary 1782 [my ancestor]

I can find no records online for Henrietta Monton or Thomas Sutcliffe - possibly born about 1750 - 1760. Can any one help? Thanks.

Last night there was an online lecture from National Archives in Dublin called
‘Malignant destiny? Recovering the lost collections of the Public Record Office of Ireland’.

I sent off for a ticket but unfortunately an emergency prevented me from watching it. I have emailed the Archives to ask if it will be available online at all but have had no reply. Just wondering if any rootschatter saw or recorded it. Might there be a transcript?

TIA Josey

ADDED: Looks like it may go on you tube as a previous one from March 2021 has

Here is last night's Malignant Destiny?

Aberdeenshire / James Murray born ca 1805 61st & 87th Regiments
« on: Friday 16 July 21 10:37 BST (UK)  »
James Murray was born in Borrisokane, Co Tipperary. Born before 18 July 1805. Attested in 61st Regiment 1 Jul 1825 aged 19 yrs regimental number 467; served 21 yrs 66 days including 11 yrs 3 months in Ceylon. Promoted corporal on 29 Dec 1829 & sergeant on 11 Apr 1832. Earned 2 good conduct badges but deprived on them for gross neglect on duty & demoted May 1841. Transferred 1 Nov 1841 aged 35 yrs 3 months from 61st to 87th allegedly to 'serve with older brother' where he held regimental number 1502. Discharged to pension from 87th on 13 Oct 1846 aged 41 at Newport, stating an intention of living in Aberdeen, North Britain where he wished to receive his pension.

Have searched Scottish census but cannot conclusively find him in Aberdeen in 1851. Has anyone ideas as to where to go from here? He was an older brother of my GG grandfather Philip born 1814. Are there any descendants out there?

TIA, Josey

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