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Denbighshire / Foulks Bapt ?
« on: Saturday 01 August 15 20:22 BST (UK)  »

I'm hoping for some advice /suggestions on this baptism please? Does this look like the child Ann is called Foulks? The father's surname is Carisiton?? The transcript gives the child's name as Foulks (same as wife's former name).
Does this suggest she has been adopted and re-baptised as she was from a different parish? Is that something that happens?


Yorkshire (West Riding) / Edward Edwards b 1842 Castleford Barnsley
« on: Tuesday 01 April 14 00:38 BST (UK)  »

I'm hoping someone might be able to help me locate missing Edward Edwards.

What I know is that he was born 1842 in Matlock. He lived in Derby St Alkmunds in 1851
by 1861 he had moved to Mexborough (poss Swinton) and was an Engine Driver and poss working on the South Yorkshire Railway given the locations he lived in
In 1864 he married Mary Ann Shepherd who came from Fairburn near Pontefract/Selby
In 1871 they were living in Castleford where he was an Engine Fitter
The had children Lewis, Harriett, Emma , Edwards and James
Wife Mary Ann died 1876
In 1889 at the marriage of daughter Emma he was still alive and on the marriage cert

He is missing 1881 1891 1901 and 1911 if he was still alive.

He may have been in the Boer War. I have no evidence for this other than anecdotal knowledge that he was in S Africa and photo with what might be him wearing a slouch hat.
He could equally have been panning for gold - which is what I feel I have been doing, without success!

His name is not the most distinctive (but at least he wasn't in Wales) and I would be grateful for any suggestions or help

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / How did William Edwards die?
« on: Wednesday 17 July 13 23:15 BST (UK)  »
There is a note in the Parish Register for Matherne, Monmouthshire against the burial for William Edwards
"NB Killd by a fall from a ?????? at St Pierre"

Can anyone suggest what this word might be please?

Armed Forces / Thomas Ernest Waddington b 1914
« on: Wednesday 29 June 11 08:50 BST (UK)  »
I found this  "Certificate for transfer to the Army Reserve, dischrage or disembodiment" amongst some postcards at my Dad's.

I havent found anyone researching him so there is no-one to pass it on to so this is a transcription for a future researcher.

Army Number 4534998
Name; Waddington Thomas Ernest
Date of rejoining the Colours on mobilisation; Enlisted 5/9/32
Date of discharge ; 10/4/41
Service with the Colours; 222days
Total service;222 days
Rank; Corporal
Cause of discharge Tara 390 (XVI)Kks* 1940 Permanently unfit for any form of military service. Royal Armoured Corps
Campaigns; BEF France
Signed RC Lynch Blone* Capt
for officer ic Cavalry and Royal Armoured Corps
Date; 14/3/41

Character abd Conduct:
Army no; 4534998
Name Waddington Thomas Ernest
Corps from which transferred; 57th Training Regiment RAC
Military Conduct; Exemplary
Testimonial:A good relaible man. Has a good knowledge of the internal combustion engine. Suitable for employment in workshops.

Description on discharge:
year of birth ;1914
Height;5ft 9in
Eyes; Grey
marks and scars; none
Signed RH Broome Lieut comdg 57th Training Regt
Date 11/3/41
Place Warminster, Wilts

*Cant decipher accurately

Essex / Jones / Mariner marriage Upminster
« on: Sunday 05 June 11 15:16 BST (UK)  »
I  am hoping to find more info for a marraige between Theodosia Jones and Magnus Mariner in Upminster in 1791. From what I can establish there was just one church St Laurence in 1791.   
The Essex Record Office points to this being the source:

Reference Code    D/P 117/1/4
Dates of Creation    1754-1812
Extent    1 volume
Title    [Marriage register]
Date From    1754
Date To    1812

I wondered if anyone might have access to either the ERO or the marriages register for St laurence please?

Lancashire / Birth/death record for a baby
« on: Monday 28 March 11 19:27 BST (UK)  »
I have found the death of Alexander M Williams here:

Age at death     37
Registration district:    Bucklow
Inferred County:    Cheshire
Volume:    8a
Page:    236

The anecdote is that she died in child birth so where would I find the birth or death of her child? Would both be recorded in 1938? Is it possible to search all of pages 235/6/7?

(I know she looks like a man but I do think she is Alexandra May as I have been unable to find any other deaths for Alexandra May Williams between her marriage in 1927 and her husbands 2nd marriage in 1939) 


Bedfordshire / Hinwick House, Wellingborough
« on: Wednesday 23 March 11 18:50 GMT (UK)  »
I have found a photo in my parents house titled Hinwick house Wellingborough.Summer term 1912

It has 4 men and one woman seated and surrounded by 26 pre teen boys in suits/school uniform. It is taken in front of a door and Georgian style windows

I can find no reference to Hinwick house being a school or something similar altho it was used as a hospital in WW1. I have found a reference to a Hinwick Hall which was bought by the brother of the owner of Hinwick house. This building was made into a school for children with disabilities in 1942. None of this brings me closer to what was going on there in 1912 tho!

As this photo came from my parents house I would like to connect it to someone in my tree if possible and would like some clues if anyone has any further information please?


Staffordshire / Winter Gaol Delivery Stafford 1864
« on: Monday 28 February 11 00:28 GMT (UK)  »
Finding a Joseph Smart in the Criminal Registers in Stafford 1864 I was surprised to see another approx 20 men all charged with
   " Conspiracy and assault on peace officers in the execution of their office."

Some men got 2 calendar months, some got one and others were either "Whipped,fined or discharged on sureties"

Please could someone advise whether this was likely to be a "collective" offence ( like  a riot?) or whether all the people charged with the same offence would be  listed together?

Does anyone know the term peace officer? Given the date, was this a term for an early type of policing? I haven't seen any other references to peace officers in the UK


Library and FHS Lookups / LMA look up please
« on: Tuesday 05 October 10 23:35 BST (UK)  »
If anyone is going to the LMA i would be very grateful for a look up for the following:

 London Metropolitan Archives Middlesex Sessions of the Peace: Court in Session [MJ/SPC/E/1300 - MJ/SPC/E/4600] Hamlet of Mile End, Old Town: Magnus Mariner: Found dead MJ/SPC/E/1856 [n.d.]

Thanks in anticipation.

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