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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Son of William Mortimer of Gomersall
« on: Monday 20 January 20 06:05 GMT (UK)  »
 :D Can anyone please tell me if the dates used in Parish Records from the 1600's are in Latin or Old English? I am trying to establish the date on which William, son of William Mortimer of Gomersall was baptised. I hope it says August 1631 or 1632. It is the third one down on the image attached.

Kent Lookup Requests / 1940-1950 Kelly's for Thanet/Kent pls
« on: Tuesday 25 June 19 08:34 BST (UK)  »
If anyone has access to one or all of the above Kelly's directories would you please see if there is a CHANDLER living in Approach Road, Cliftonville. The full name would be appreciated.


Lancashire / Bigamous marriage/divorce proceedings Lancashire WAIN v LOWE
« on: Sunday 03 March 19 09:12 GMT (UK)  »
My Grand Aunt Clara Hetty (GREGORY) LOWE married Wilfred WAIN in Wigan 8c/142 June qt.1920 following the death in WWI of her husband, John Thomas LOWE.

From here it is family lore. Wilfred was still married to a lady shown here:

Groom name: Wilfred Wain
Groom age in years: 40
Groom estimated birth year: 1875
Bride name: Alice M. Keeley
Bride age in years: 38
Bride estimated birth year: 1877
Event type: Marriage
Marriage date: 19 May 1915
Marriage place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Film number: 1030596
Digital GS number: 4272391
Image number: 89
Reference number: 695788
Collection: Illinois, Cook County Marriages 1871-1920


Where would I look to find any information on a possible divorce. WAIN and Clara certainly parted company shortly after the marriage but I would like to know the circumstances, did he go to jail, or manage to flee back to the US?

Thanks, OzzieJoan

Yorkshire (West Riding) / HICTON - anyone heard of it please?
« on: Sunday 04 March 18 10:02 GMT (UK)  »
I have a marriage cert. which states that the couple were both from Hicton (or that's how I read it) but I can't find a record of it on Genuki or various maps. I will attach the certificate which might help. Thanks. Joan

Kent Lookup Requests / Burial place of George Croston d.1956 in Broadstairs, Kent
« on: Thursday 01 March 18 10:59 GMT (UK)  »
 :) The following are the details of this ancestor's death. I have a feeling that the cemetery which would service Broadstairs, where he died, is the one at St.Peters, unless he had been cremated. If anyone could help us find his grave we would very much appreciate it.
Name:   George Croston
Event Type:   Death
Registration Quarter:   Jul-Aug-Sep
Registration Year:   1956
Registration District:   Thanet
County:   Kent
Event Place:   Thanet, Kent, England
Age (available after 1866):   82
Birth Year (Estimated):   1874
Volume:   5B
Page:   655
Line Number:   108

Thank you,

Australia / How to tell where a person is buried in Qld
« on: Saturday 02 December 17 05:10 GMT (UK)  »
I have the registration number for a death in Queensland, C3072 James EVANS. Is there any way to find out the cemetery this refers to, please? It's such a common name that it would be beyond me to buy all the certificates to pick him out.


Australia / NSW and Tasmania births 1961 - 1975
« on: Friday 01 September 17 07:52 BST (UK)  »
I have the names of the parents, John Lyndon JONES (known as Lyn) and Helen Frances FAHY(v), and would like to find out if they had any children. Both of these parents have died. Is there any way that I could locate any possible children, please?
They married in 1961 in Burwood.
Thanks for any suggestions,

Looking on behalf of another. She has no trace of the above after his entry in the 1881 Census. The parents, James Edward and Caroline Mary SNELL moved to USA with their daughters in 1896. How can I find out if their son, Leonard, was also with them, please?


I have been unable to find a marriage and hope for a good result. Thomas Fairbank b.1788 d.1831 married (presumably) Rachel who was born ca.1797 d.1846 age 49. They had just one child, Sarah b.Knaresborough 1825 - she married Richard Abbey in 1849.

In 1841 Rachel and Sarah are living at Bell Mont Farm, Knaresborough. There is also a 3 year old Thomas Johnson with them.

Places already checked include FindMyPast, FreeReg, and FamilySearch. Thomas was an attorney as were his father and brothers so it is unlikely that he would not have married Rachel. At the time of his death he lived at Bond End.

Any help would be appreciated, please.

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