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The Common Room / Samuel Mozeen, gunsmith
« on: Saturday 25 July 20 08:53 BST (UK)  »
Samuel Mozeen died in the Hull Charterhouse in July 1850, aged c. 55.  His career as a gun maker in Hull is well documented but I can't find any clue to his origins.  The 1841 census shows him with Dorothy Mozeen, the same age and presumably his wife.  Earlier than that, nothing.  Can anyone help?

Yorkshire (East Riding & York) / Who was Joseph Lusby?
« on: Tuesday 14 July 20 09:55 BST (UK)  »
I know that Joseph Lusby was born in Hull in 1772 and that his father was John Lusby.  If you can find him on the 1841 census he will be in the Hull Charterhouse, because the extraordinary fact is that he was admitted to a room there in 1791, when he was only 19 (you were supposed to be at least 60).  Joseph died in January 1844.  I would really like to find out more about him to explain the circumstances of his life.

Montgomeryshire / Robert Jones and family
« on: Saturday 11 July 20 11:47 BST (UK)  »
I have Robert Jones and his family on the 1891 census but can't get any further with them.  It's RG12  4596/8 page 10.  He's a farm waggoner in Chirbury near Welshpool, born c.1860 in Montgomeryshire, married to Elizabeth (same age and birthplace).  They have 9 children at this point.  I know tracing Jones is something of a nightmare, but I'd appreciate any help.

The Common Room / Dry Gardener?
« on: Friday 10 July 20 18:21 BST (UK)  »
I have the occupation "dry gardener" but not the original image, just a transcript.  I've been puzzling over that - could it be "day gardener" - and if so, what was that?

Lancashire / Mary Louisa Thompson
« on: Friday 10 July 20 18:17 BST (UK)  »
Mary Louisa Thompson was born in Flixton in 1903 to James Edwin Thompson and Alice (Jones).  I've found the family in 1911 - they're in Salford (James born c.1877) with four children born 1902 to 1911 but Mary Louisa isn't with them.  Can she be found?

Yorkshire (East Riding & York) Lookup Requests / Winifred Caley, 1910
« on: Sunday 31 May 20 14:06 BST (UK)  »
I'd like to find the parents of Winifred Caley, born 1910 in Hull.  Frustratingly 2 years too early for mother's maiden name on birth record  :(

Yorkshire (East Riding & York) / Edward Searby, bigamist
« on: Friday 22 May 20 09:57 BST (UK)  »
I am trying to find out more about Edward Lawrence Searby, frustrated by snippets in the local paper.  He was born in Sculcoates in 1846 and married Ann Bainbrough in 1869.  In 1877 he got 9 months in prison for two offences of embezzlement from his coal merchant employer.  In 1881 he seems to be separated from his wife, and there's no record of her death.  But in 1884 he married again.  Then in October 1885 comes the intriguing news snippet attached.  And I can't find anything else to tell us what happened next.  I know that he was admitted to the Hull Charterhouse in May 1916 and died in 1921.  Can anyone help?

Lancashire / Local knowledge needed
« on: Sunday 03 May 20 13:30 BST (UK)  »
We have a birth certificate (GRO copy) from 1932 and the places given are puzzling to someone who doesn't know the area.  The child was born at 2, Willow Bank, Rusholme.  His mother, who was an unmarried domestic servant, gave her address as 136, Hale Rd, Hale (I know that's in Cheshire).  I'm told Rusholme was a plush area.  So could that have been her place of work?  What was there in the 30s?  And her home address?  I'm after local knowledge and / or old maps.

The Common Room / Adopted on birth certificate
« on: Friday 01 May 20 09:38 BST (UK)  »
We have the GRO copy of a birth certificate from 1932 in Didsbury, Manchester.  We know that the boy, Douglas Thompson, was adopted into the Robinson family, but not until he was about 11 years old, his sons think.  His mother was unmarried.  What puzzles me is that in the right margin of the birth registration is the note "Adopted" and the name of the Deputy Supt Registrar, and it's in the same handwriting as the original.  Does this imply that he was adopted at birth, or just that the note was added later by a long-serving clerk?

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