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Berkshire / Looking for baptisms / parents of Thomas Eltham and Sarah Haines
« on: Monday 13 September 21 10:49 BST (UK)  »
Thomas Eltham married Sarah Haines at St Mary-le-More, Wallingford on 15 Oct 1776. Witnesses William Tuckwell and Thomas Telland. There is a burial of a Thomas Eltham at Wallingford the following year (11 Sep 1777) which might be him, but no age given on the transcript.
Can anyone find baptisms for Thomas and Sarah, please. And if Thomas did die the year after marriage, what happened to Sarah?

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Running out of cousins
« on: Sunday 12 September 21 09:24 BST (UK)  »
Has anyone else found the number of "new matches" on Ancestry dwindling rapidly recently? (It's on the Groups tab). I don't know how long they stay a new match - possibly a rolling fortnight. About 4 weeks ago I typically had 40 -50, (before the 6 and 7 cM cull, it was over a hundred), today when I checked it was 15 new matches OH had 19 new matches. (His matches have always been higher as his ancestors had larger families.) Has Ancestry done something connected to their "greater precision" or are we really just running out of new cousins who have had a DNA test? I tested in Jan 2019 and my husband a few months later (his first test failed and he had to repeat)


Alderney, Guernsey, Jersey, Sark / George Henry le Geyt's second marriage
« on: Saturday 11 September 21 09:53 BST (UK)  »
George Henry le Geyt was baptised 19 Nov 1865 in Jersey s/o Bertha Isabella (nee Ogilvy) and George Henry Le Geyt. He married Isabella Furzer on 5 Aug 1888 in St Helier. I can't find him / them in 1891, but in 1901 and 1911 he is with a new wife Matilda and two children. In 1911 he says he has been married 10 years. Can anyone find Isabella's death and George's second marriage please. From ages of children I assume they are Isabella's, if the number of years married to Matilda is correct.
Some trees have one marriage only for George (to Matilda ) and the children as hers not Isabella's. and give Matilda's maiden name as Furzer as well. Isabella did have a younger sister Matilda, so it is possible George married his dead wife's sister.

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Small segment debate
« on: Tuesday 07 September 21 08:32 BST (UK)  »
Just found this article

First time I've seen some numbers put on percentages of false positives.

I have about 24,000 matches at 6 and 7 cM. (Preserved before Ancestry started the cut off at 8), so would potentially more now.
Many of these share DNA with closer relatives and 14 are identified with having common ancestors - 8 at 7 cM and 6 at 6 cM. The closest of this set is a 3C1R and none are further than 5C1R.

From the figures quoted in the article about 80% of 6 cM matches are likely to be real and 90% of 7 cMs

Alderney, Guernsey, Jersey, Sark / Were there two Andrew Simpsons?
« on: Wednesday 25 August 21 15:50 BST (UK)  »
I have found a marriage of Andrew Simpson (of the Royal Artillery) and Betsy Scott on 21 Aug 1814 in St Helier. But I have now found a baptism for a Thomas Simpson on 16 July 1809 s/o of andrew Simpson and Elizabeth Scott his wife. Were there two Andrew Simpsons who married Scott girls with similar names? Then there is a burial of Andrew Simpson Gent on 14 Sep 1816 in St Saviour.
Has the soldier (who may have been an officer) become a gentleman?. The burial record is written in French, the marriage and baptism are in English. I have found many Jersey registers use both languages, possibly depending on the nationality /origin of the individuals involved.
The only Betsy Scott I can find of right sort of age was d/o of John Scott (a soldier from Lanark) and Elizabeth Le Noble his wife bapt 29 June 1789.

Can anyone help please.

John Humphrey and Phoebe Harvey had seven children between 1914 and 1924, registered in Lambeth, Croydon, Elham and then back to Lambeth. The oldest (as far as I know) was Audrey Violet Mary Humphrey born 20 March 1914, baptised 10 June 1914 at St Paul, Brixton. On the baptism record the parents names are recorded as John Henry and Phoebe Gertrude. I cannot find baptism records for younger siblings. On the 1935 electoral register for 60 Josephine Avenue, Tulse Hill, when Audrey had just turned 21, she is recorded with all forenames - so definitely her, her parents are recorded as John William and Phoebe Eliza (Humphrey). Audrey married in 1938 so is not with her parents on 1939 register.
In 1939  Audrey's younger sisters, Winifred and Phyllis are with a Phoebe Strange (b 10 April 1888), who has a middle initial E which has later been altered to G. She appears to be married to Joseph A Strange. This would match with a marriage in 1937 Battersea district between Joseph A Strange and Phoebe E Humphrey. The only likely death for a John Humphrey between 1934 and 1937 is John William Humphrey Q2 1936 Camberwell age 58 (b abt 1878). In 1939 the 5th entry is redacted, probably the child born in 1924. He died in Australia in 1984 age 59, his death registration gives parents as  John Henry and Phoebe Gertrude.

Can anyone find a marriage between a John (H or W) Humphrey and a Phoebe (E or G) Harvey, please.

Berkshire / Looking for origins of William Annetts
« on: Thursday 12 August 21 09:19 BST (UK)  »
William Annetts married Anne Russell in Inkpen on 30 Oct 1758. He was buried on 19 July 1786 in Inkpen no age mentioned. Anne was buried on 25 Mar 1806, age at death gives a birth year around 1731, so I think she was the Anne baptised 30 Apr 1731 d/o John and Ann nee Robinson.
Their children were named Thomas, Hannah, Maria, Anne, William and John, all baptised Inkpen.

A tree on Ancestry has William's baptism in Inkpen on 16 Apr 1732, but I cannot find any record confirming this. The sources quoted on the Ancestry tree are two other trees with comments that they were added by confirming smart matches. I cannot find one of the trees, but the other is on My Heritage, but that has the birth year of my William as 1744 not 1732. as  he married in 1758 i think that the 1744 date very unlikely.

Can anyone confirm whether there was a William baptised in Inkpen in 1732 or suggest an alternative baptism, probably around the 1730s and not too far away from Inkpen. I wonder if his father might be Thomas as he named his first son Thomas.

It may be irrelevant but there are a couple of brothers James and Charles Annetts b Buttermere, Wilts in early 1800s who married the Hayes sisters (Hannah and Rosetta) from Inkpen. Charles appears on Tithe apportionment records in Inkpen. I think James stayed in Buttermere. I'm wondering if they may be part of the same family but linking deveral generations back.

Berkshire / Looking for James Wild's parents
« on: Wednesday 21 July 21 14:39 BST (UK)  »
In 1851 James Wild was living in Willesden with wife, Ann (nee Martin) their infant daughter Ann and Mary Martin visitor. James says he was born in East Shefford Berks and his stated age gives a birth year of 1827/8.
James and Ann were married in Paddington on 20 Jan 1850, both single, both of full age, his residence is Harrow Road, hers is Church Place. He says his father is Robert Wild - labourer. witnesses H Finch and S A Clark. By 1861, Ann is a widow, with three other children (no sign of Ann jnr). The youngest is 3. I think the burial in Hendon of a James Wild age 30 on 31 March 1858 is him.

Can anyone find a James Wild son of Robert baptised around 1827 in or close to East Shefford. The only Robert Wild / Wyld(e) I can find was born abt 1771, married 1800 in Welford to Elizabeth Vince, living in East Shefford in 1841, but he seems much too old.
Another Robert b abt 1808 in Beedon is in Chievely with wife Sophia and family. She was Sophia nee Hibbert, whom he married in 1830.

Technical Help / Microsoft Office Fonts
« on: Wednesday 14 July 21 12:45 BST (UK)  »
My aged laptop (was Windoes 8 - upgraded to Windows 10) seems to have several versions of Microsoft Office installed over the years (see snip) There is also a folder for Office 15 in another folder. As this laptop is now failing on microphone and speakers intermittently and some keys giving trouble, I got a new one a couple of months ago.
My husband meanwhile took out a household sub to Microsoft office 365, so I installed that on the new one.
Documents and Spreadsheets originated on old laptop are fine on the new one, but Powerpoints are not. With some slides I have used unusual fonts which are not on Office 365 but most have been standard with my older versions.
can I transfer the old fonts to my new machine somehow, so my powerpoints look OK again?.

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