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Hi everyone, I'm looking for help to try and pinpoint who these ladies could be in my family and am hoping for some rough date & age ideas. Unfortunately they were emailed to me and not scanned that great.

Thank you  :)

Cornwall / Perran - Where is this?
« on: Saturday 14 March 20 09:01 GMT (UK)  »
Hi everyone,

My ancestor is Elizabeth Curnow, neč Ball, (1808-1855) In the 1851 census for Mawgan in Meneage, Cornwall she states her birth place to be Perran, Cornwall.

I can't find a place just called Perran or a likely Baptism for Elizabeth?

Any ideas?


Cornwall Lookup Requests / Maker PR Baptism Lookup - 1810
« on: Tuesday 14 January 20 23:59 GMT (UK)  »
I've found a Baptism image in the Bishops Transcripts on which the Cornwall OPC have transcribed as Urst but I need to see the original PR entry to confirm if it was actually West.

The transcription is for Jane Urst at Maker on 18th Feb 1810. However I'm hoping it should be Jane West.

I'd really appreciate it if a kind person could look up the original Baptism in the Maker Parish Registers please?

Library and FHS Lookups / Lewisham Local History Centre Lookup
« on: Saturday 09 March 19 01:48 GMT (UK)  »
I'd really appreciate a lookup at Lewisham Local History Centre for a burial at Deptford St.Paul's. I have found evidence of his death from a pension claim, I can't locate a certificate but this was the local Church the family used.

William Woodhead
Died 28th April 1854
Of Old King St. Deptford

Around the same time his daughter disappears, Mary Robinson between 1854-1858 but again no death certificate. She was also of Old King Street, Deptford.

Would be really grateful if anyone going there might look them up as I cant visit and they have not been scanned or indexed from what I can see.

Thank you in anticipation  :)

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Finally found evidence of death, but....
« on: Monday 25 February 19 22:29 GMT (UK)  »
For years I've been unable to locate the death of one of my 5 x Great Grandfathers, William Woodhead. I can not find a match in the GRO indexes nor a burial from deceased online or any other leads from various web sites, however tonight I finally found a document on The National Archives which pin points his death to 28th Apr 1854 from a claim his wife is making against the Royal Navy for whom he worked for.

Can anybody read what it says under the date of death in the top right corner?? I don't know if it is anything to do with where he died as that is still a mystery.....

I'm so happy to finally solve the mystery of when he died but would really like to locate where now.

The Common Room / Baptised Twice?
« on: Wednesday 06 February 19 10:31 GMT (UK)  »
Hi everyone

I have an ancestor, William Henry Robinson who was baptised 13 Sep 1818 at Deptford, St Nicholas. In the margins of the page is a note about his birth which I can't completely make out but it says he was born 18 Apr 1811 - Can anyone read the rest?

But I have also found that a William Henry Robinson was baptised 29 Jun 1817 at Zoar Chapel High Street-Independent, Strood, Kent with the same date of birth given and same parents but stated as being of Frindsbury, Kent.

If this is the same person, why would he be baptised twice? Once as C of E and before that as a non-conformist?

His father was a mariner and the Robinson's stayed in Deptford thereafter.



Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Wifes Name
« on: Friday 01 February 19 14:29 GMT (UK)  »
Hi everyone

I'm trying to turn my hand at reading a Will from 1617, not very successfully so far. I'm trying to make out his wife's name, can anyone help??

I think I can read "And I Will and give unto .......? my wife.."


Kent Lookup Requests / Deptford PR's Research Request
« on: Tuesday 24 July 18 07:55 BST (UK)  »
Does anyone offer a service that would be able to look at the PR's for Deptford St Pauls burials?

I've used online resources where available but am interested in locating Robinson & Woodhead burials between 1849-1858 and believe the original registers would have to be consulted at the Lewisham Local History and Archives Centre which I am unable to get to unfortunately.

Hoping someone may be able to help  :)

The Common Room / Disappearance of William Woodhead, Deptford 1851-1861
« on: Saturday 06 January 18 12:43 GMT (UK)  »
I normally like to think of being fairly good at solving things using different resources, spellings etc. but I am stumped with this.

William Woodhead is my 5th Great Grandfather, born abt 1785 in Chelmsford, Essex and married 1808 in Lewisham then living thereafter in Deptford. All his children were baptised at Deptford between 1811-1833 and I have him in the 1841 & 1851 census.
Then he disappears.....I can't find a death or burial.

His wife Elizabeth died 14 Sep 1870 in Deptford and buried 26 Sep 1870 and both documents show her as widow of William Woodhead, a sawyer. She is recorded as a widow in the 1861 census too.

Does anyone have any thoughts or ideas, I'd love to solve this?

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