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Derbyshire / Finding the History of a House
« on: Saturday 22 February 20 20:40 GMT (UK)  »

I live in a house that's called Brook House most probably built around 1860
There is a Brook that actually runs under the house!

Address has always been Brook House (as far as I know) Lowes Hill Hammersmith Ripley Derbyshire

Hammersmith was a small village built by the Butterley company and I know Brook House was built as part of this village

I've tried to use FindmyPast but cannot find any info relating to my house

Would some kind person please give me some pointers on where to look in the census from 1841 to 1911 and the 1939 Register as it would be good to know who has lived at Brook House over the years


London and Middlesex / Search for a Thomas Leslie Howard
« on: Tuesday 18 February 20 22:44 GMT (UK)  »

Would some kind person please do a search for:

Thomas Leslie Howard
Born 20 Dec 1889 Wandsworth

Need to find his birth and christening dates if available hopefully with his parents named.

He should be on the 1891 1901 and 1911 census

Thank you in advance to every one who helps


Armed Forces / Merchant Navy uniform circa 1850 to 1880
« on: Monday 17 February 20 14:35 GMT (UK)  »

Can someone tell me where I can find information and photos on the style of uniform worn by Merchant Navy First mate, master and Captain etc

Are there any good web sites for this type of info

MAybe a book title on the Merchant Navy

Is there a museum anywhere in the U.K. For the Merchant Navy


Derbyshire / Information on Lawrence Hartshorne
« on: Saturday 15 February 20 11:37 GMT (UK)  »

Is it possible to find any information about a Lawrence Hartshorne born 8 July 1916 possibly Ilkeston area

We think his farther was also called Lawrence
Mother unknown

Thank you in anticipation


The Common Room / Identification of Merchant Seamans Uniform
« on: Friday 14 February 20 21:59 GMT (UK)  »

Can someone Identify the uniform of the Merchant Seaman in the attached image

Would there be any records of his service and ships captained?

He became a "Captain Norman Pearson"
Born approx 1844 Died approx 1888

Lived in Matlock, Derbyshire, England

Thank you in anticipation


Derbyshire / Looking for Information about Clara Ann Sellars/Pearson
« on: Friday 14 February 20 20:22 GMT (UK)  »

Would some kind person please do look ups for

Clara Ann Sellars  married name Pearson

Possible Birth 1849 where?

Marriage to Norman Pearson in 1873 in Sculcoates

Death : 1905 where?

Can someone clarify these assumed dates and that she is on any Census from 1881 on wards

Thanking you in anticipation


Yorkshire (West Riding) / Information on a Robert Shepard
« on: Wednesday 12 February 20 20:28 GMT (UK)  »

I am looking for some information on a Robert Shepard or Sheperd not to sure on the spelling

Married in Hunslet near Leeds in 1920 approx DEC to a Priscilla May Brookes

Would some kind sole please search the 1891 1901 and 1911 census to find the families

I have tried myself with no real positive outcome

Thanking you in anticipation


World War One / WW1 service records for Joseph Tate
« on: Friday 10 January 20 23:30 GMT (UK)  »

I have tried to locate the records using the usual internet sources but I cannot find the records
I'm hoping they are not part of the collection that was destroyed in the fire

I'm trying to find the ww1 service record/s for my granddad JosephTate
Birth approx 1884 5 or 6
Lived in Hebburn and served in the Durham Light Infantry and then the East yorks Regiment
Was deemed unfit for service after serving 2years and 80 days with the colours
Enlisted at Jarrow on 23 - 9 - 1914
Discharged as no longer fit for war service 25 1 1918

Thank you in anticipation

Durham Completed Look up Requests / 1911 Census Search for Joseph Tate
« on: Wednesday 26 December 18 20:17 GMT (UK)  »

Could some kind person search the 1911 census for:

Joseph Tate or may be Joseph Lennard Tate

Born 1884 Mother Isabella Tate nee Cockburn

Thanks in anticipation


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