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Cheshire Lookup Requests / William Ormson - Altrincham
« on: Wednesday 14 October 20 15:33 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone find me William Ormson in 1891 census? In 1881 he is with parents at Sinderland and is joiner aged 24. He marries 19 March 1894 at St Lukes, Weaste (Salford) to Jane Taylor of Altrincham. His address is just given as Weaste. Have searched Lancashire and Cheshire 1891 with no success, also rest of census. By 1901 he is back in Altrincham area where he lives until death in 1936.
Note he is not the William Ormson of Norbury/Hazel Grove.

Lancashire Lookup Requests / Foden/Hull wedding
« on: Tuesday 25 August 20 11:48 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone find me marriage of Charlotte Amy Foden to John Joseph Hull?. Just seen it on an Ancestry tree but not sure if they married.
1881 she is in Accrington with her parents. She is born Huddersfield.
Couldn't find her after that but now on looking at surname Hull.
In 1891 she is in Blackpool as Charlotte A Hull 18, wife of John Hull 29.
In 1901 She is in Blackpool as Amy Hull 28 wife of John Hull 39.
In 1911 she is in Weeton as Charlotte Amy Hull 38 wife of John Joseph Hull 48. Says married 20 years.
In 1939 register she is in Plymouth born 14 Nov 1871 with daughter.

The Stay Safe Board / Track and trace
« on: Tuesday 25 August 20 11:08 BST (UK)  »
Government rules say cafes, restaurants etc should keep a list of customer contact details for 21 days so people can be notified if someone tests positive later for corona virus.
Note the word "should" - I have been surprised that various establishments do not do this eg M&S cafe - I asked environmental health and they said it was guidance not law so didn't have to be done!
Meanwhile local cafes are going the extra mile and taking these details.
Costa coffee yesterday just has a QR code on a poster that you are meant to scan - didn't see anyone do it  - and I hadn't got my phone on me anyway.
So basically it is going to be very hit and miss whether you are contacted!

The Stay Safe Board / Holidays situation Wales
« on: Sunday 16 August 20 13:10 BST (UK)  »
Went to Wales on holiday last week so thought would tell you what it was like.
Renting a house - had to arrive after 4 on Saturday as per property owner, though company website said after 6. (We got there 5.15 and got in ok). House had hand sanitiser inside entrance and had had cushions, books, cds, etc etc removed. Also had to take own towels (normally take them anyway) and bed linen(but that's normal for that house).
Natives not generally wearing masks, only the English. Queueing, entry number restrictions in shops as per England.
Beaches pretty busy, some groups of several families together but plenty of room if you made the effort to find somewhere a bit away from groups. Lifeboat station not open to visitors.
Had takeaway food a couple of nights, went in, ordered , then queued outside to wait for it.
Had coffee at Costa but the only contact tracing wanted you to scan QR code on phone, no handwritten details taken - but then our local M&S cafe does not take your details - yet garden centres do!
On departure had to open windows.
Fortunately weather was generally very good so none of the 30 degree plus the South sweltered in  so all in all a very good week and just glad to be away for first time this year - only downside was we normally have 6 or 8 of us with family, grandchildren etc but they thought it too much of a risk so the 2 of us had a much quieter time than usually. Hopefully they will be back with us there next year!

Technical Help / Surname Interests access
« on: Wednesday 22 July 20 11:24 BST (UK)  »
Now the secure/not secure problem seems to have been resolved I am getting a problem trying to access surname interests table
Message is "'s server IP address cannot be found"

The Common Room / Yelverton as middle name
« on: Saturday 04 July 20 12:34 BST (UK)  »
Am researching for a friend. Her ancestor has middle name YELVERTON yet we don't know why and can't find any links with the places of that name in Norfolk and Devon. There are no connections with any Yelvertons as far as we can see. Father of this ancestor was butler near Woodstock, Oxfordshire.
Any ideas why they would suddenly come up with this as middle name?

Technical Help / Yahoo E-Mail query
« on: Friday 03 July 20 11:53 BST (UK)  »
Before getting laptop I used to only access e-mail etc in local library. There I have a spam folder where I used to get stuff pretty regularly. Now on the laptop at home using same e-mail address (yahoo) there is no spam folder just one called junk mail or similar which never seems to get anything. When I occasionally access e-mail in the library there is the spam folder with messages in.
Why can't I see these at home - there might be something there I need to see! Have asked at library but no-one seems to know other than computers set up differently or different software?

Devon Lookup Requests / PHILLIPS Baptisms - Plymouth?
« on: Friday 13 December 19 16:30 GMT (UK)  »
Looking for baptisms and/or details of mother for Dorothy Phillips (born 01 Oct 1897 as per 1939 register) and Nita Phillips(born 25 Feb 1898 as per 1939 register or more likely 25 Dec 1898 as per death index).
Father as per Dorothy's marriage certificate is William Ward Phillips chartered accountant. Have found his birth and his death(1900) but no wedding. His will is 1892 so no info there. He lived with his aunt Louisa Arliss. She dies 1909 but again no references in her will.
1901 census the girls are visitors 3 and 2 with Laskey family in Plymouth, both born Plymouth.
1911 census they are at school in Westcliff-on-sea Essex, 13 and 12, Dorothy born Totnes and Nita born Bayswater

Lancashire Lookup Requests / Zenora and Foden
« on: Monday 22 July 19 15:28 BST (UK)  »
Looking for info on Zenora and Foden acrobatic artistes of around 1890 to 1905.
Frank Zenora is in 1911 census aged 35 born Accrington but no other census references.
Newspaper reports show them as a double act with their "enchanted staircase" and there are reviews of them in USA in 1891. Seem to split up around 1905. Zenora continues until 1930's ending as pantomime cat. Is Foden James Henry or brother Frederick William? Says Henry somewhere but both are in censuses and 39 register as theatricals or music hall artistes.

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