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Armed Forces / Army records from 1940s - any advice appreciated!
« on: Saturday 10 June 23 20:34 BST (UK)  »
Dear all, 

I have been contacted by someone who is looking for information on someone who may or may not be linked to me.  They have no other information other than the person's name, rough year of birth and the fact that they were in the army.

The period of time we are talking about is around 1947 - the time of their marriage - and their son was born the following year.

The gentleman in question (if he is the one in my tree) was born in 1928 and is now deceased.

While I appreciate that a marriage certificate would shed some more light on this, is there any access to military records that are this recent?

Many thanks!

Essex / Dobby/Sparrowhawk - West Ham 1861 onwards
« on: Sunday 28 May 23 17:00 BST (UK)  »
I've got the following family group in 1861:

2 Burham Street, West Ham

William Dobby, Head, 34, Ship Carpenter, South Shields (Durham)
Esther Dobby, Wife, 33, Milliner, Middlesex
George Dobby, Son, 12, Scholar, Middlesex

RG9/1056 F37, P38

In 1851, Esther was with her son:

23 Waterloo Vale, Westoe, Durham

Esther Dobby, Wife, 23, Mariner's wife, London (transcribed as 'Dabby')
George Dobby, Son, 2, London Aldgate

HO107/2399 F188 P58

I know that William Westbrook Dobby married Esther Caroline Sparrowhawk on 9th January 1853.

Esther also had a son, George William Sparrowhawk, in Q Dec 1848, East London Union.

I can't find William Dobby in 1851, but he does reappear in 1871, listed as the brother of the housekeeper at the Tower Hamlets Dispensary.  He is stated as being married, aged 44 and a shipwright.  RG10/534 F65 P22.
He is then on the 1881 census, still at the Tower Hamlets Dispensary, this time listed as brother.  He is still stated as married, aged 54 and a shipwright.  RG11/463 F88 P49.
William Dobby died in December 1883.

I am stuck with Esther Dobby after 1861, as well has her son George William Dobby/Sparrowhawk.  If anyone is able to fill the gaps, I'd be most grateful!

Many thanks,

Durham / Dobby/Sparrowhawk marriage 1853
« on: Tuesday 09 May 23 18:10 BST (UK)  »
Dear all,

I have seen trees with William Westbrook Dobby married to Esther Caroline Sparrowhawk, Q Mar 1853 in Gateshead (Vol 10a, Page 519).

Would anyone have access to the details of this marriage at all?

Many thanks,

Durham / Henry Orrick and Mary Bates - 1752 Whickham/Swalwell
« on: Sunday 16 April 23 16:03 BST (UK)  »
Henry Bates of Swalwell was baptised on 12 Apr 1752 in St Mary's church, Whickham, as the illegitimate son of Henry Orrick by Mary Bates.

I am struggling to find anything more about either of the parents.

The best birth I can find for Mary is one in 1721 (Park Gate), although this would make her 31 when her son was born.
No ideas about Henry Orrick.

Is anyone able to find anything more?

Many thanks, in advance.

Durham / Michael Harrison - Houghton le Spring
« on: Friday 14 April 23 23:23 BST (UK)  »
Michael Harrison married Mary Potts on 20th April 1731 in Houghton le Spring.  They are both listed as 'of this parish'. 

Are there any records of a baptism for Michael?

Many thanks in advance.

Durham / Elizabeth Fullerton - b.1734 - Penshaw?
« on: Friday 14 April 23 22:02 BST (UK)  »
Dear all,

I have Elizabeth Fullerton in my tree, my 6xGt Grandmother, who died on 13th June 1804 and was buried at All Saints, Penshaw.  The burial record states she was 'of Shiney Row' and was 70 years old.

She married John Dixon on 15th May 1758 at the same church - both were 'of this chapelry'.

Is anyone able to find a birth for Elizabeth?

Many thanks in advance!

Yorkshire (North Riding) / Hannah Fairburn - c.1783/4 - parents?
« on: Monday 10 April 23 14:35 BST (UK)  »
Hi all,

Hannah Fairburn married William Wright on 1st December 1814 in Great Ayton.  They were bachelor and spinster and were both of the parish.

Hannah died in Great Ayton in May 1840, aged 56.

Is anyone able to find Hannah's family, prior to marriage?

Many thanks,

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Jabez Fawthrop - Northowram 1801
« on: Saturday 14 January 23 22:58 GMT (UK)  »
There are two Jabez Fawthrops who were baptised in Northowram within the right timeframe:

Jabez Shepherd Fawthrop, born 5th March 1803, baptised 10th May 1803 to Jabez Fawthrop

Jabez Fawthrop, born 18th December 1801, baptised 14th January 1802 to Jabez and Sarah Fawthrop

'My' Jabez is, according to ages on census records, the elder of the two (1801 on the 1841 census, versus 1806 for the younger) who married Sarah Sittle/Settle in 1821.  The younger Jabez married Elizabeth Ambler in 1838.

There is a marriage of a Jabez Fawthrop to Sarah Shepherd on 27th March 1799 in Northowram, which I am assigning as the parents of Jabez Shepherd Fawthrop above.

Can anyone please find another marriage of a Jabez to a Sarah, that would fit as the parents of the elder Jabez Fawthrop (1801)?  A lot of people have the two Jabezes as siblings, belonging to Jabez Fawthrop and Sarah Shepherd, but records show that they both survived to adulthood.

Many thanks!

Northumberland / Isaac Ormston(e)/Ormiston(e) - c.1762
« on: Saturday 07 January 23 18:15 GMT (UK)  »
Hi all,

I am searching for more information about the family of Isaac Ormstone.  I believe he married Ann (Agness) Simpson on 21st May 1795 in Kirknewton and they had the following children:

Frank/Francis 1796
John 1797-1805
Margaret 1799 (my connection)
Elizabeth 1803
Agness 1807

All baptised in Ford/Etal (Presbytarian)

According to death records, Isaac died in 1848, aged 86, in Lucker.  However, I cannot find any baptism records for him, to find out more about his family.  According to the 1841 census, he was born in Northumberland.  Can anyone help, please?

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