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Glamorganshire / Catherine May Tilley
« on: Sunday 24 January 21 18:02 GMT (UK)  »
I have a Catherine May Tilley born 30 Jan 1908 (from 1939 register) and have confirmed from GRO birth registration (1908 May Qtr Pontypridd 11a 634) that her mother was a Wallace.

Have found a marriage for a John Tilley to a Maggie Wallace in Pontypridd in 1902.

Have also found births for a William Isaac Tilley (1903) and a Leonard Gustavus Tilley (906).

However I have not been able to find any details of either John Tilley or Maggie Wallace (not able to locate the 1911 census).

Before purchasing a marriage cert. thought I would try Rootschat for help


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Looking for Surname
« on: Friday 08 January 21 15:49 GMT (UK)  »
I have a book that was presented to a Miss ?? in 1879.  I can read that it was presented to a Miss ?? by Miss Jarman for general good conduct at Montague Villa's Salisbury in 1879.

I know that Miss Jarman ran a school at Salisbury so don't require any info about that, but I just can't make out the girls surname.


The Common Room / Two registrations for one death
« on: Monday 28 September 20 12:35 BST (UK)  »
Alice Baker married Clarence Carr Houldsworth in 1933 in Manningham West Yorks. In 1972 she married Richard Patrick Gleeson in Claro, West Yorks.  I assume she had divorced Clarence because he died 1993.

When Alice died in 2004, there were two death registrations identical apart from the surname - one as Gleeson and one as Houldsworth. Not sure why???

Alice Gleeson age 91 born 5 Nov 1912
Death registered Mar 2004 Leeds RD
Register Number: G24C
District and Subdistrict: 092/1G
Entry Number: 78

Alice Houldsworth age 91 born 5 Nov 1912
Death registered Mar 2004 Leeds RD
Register Number: G24C
District and Subdistrict: 092/1G
Entry Number: 78


Canada / Margaret Catherine McRae, March 1927, Victoria BC
« on: Thursday 13 August 20 14:31 BST (UK)  »
I have a snippet from a BC newspaper report about the trial of Margaret Catherine McRae accused of murdering her husband Albert F McRae. The snippet says that she was convicted of manslaughter. Unable to read the whole piece but I wonder if anyone in the BC area is able to see what sort of sentence she got and why she was only convicted on manslaughter.  She had actually shot her husband dead in front of a policeman who had escorted him to the family home to retrieve his belongings before leaving her.



Armed Forces / Richard Edme Gleeson (1870): Royal Military Asylum Chelsea
« on: Wednesday 29 July 20 11:08 BST (UK)  »
I have Richard Edme Gleeson at the Royal Military Asylum Chelsea on the 1881 census, and I also have him being attested in 1884:

Name:           Richard Edme Gleeson
Enlistment Age:   14
Birth Date:   abt 1870
Birth Place:   Cumagh Camp Kildare
Enlistment Year:   1884
Regiment:   Connt. & Transpt. Corps
Regimental Number:   J/5714
Attestation Paper:   Yes

I am however looking for information regarding his time at the Royal Military Asylum i.e Reception/discharge/parents/etc.  If anyone has access to this information I would be extremely grateful.


Glamorganshire / Dodd Family 1861
« on: Monday 29 June 20 16:50 BST (UK)  »
I have the Dodd family on the 1861 census in Ystraddyfodwg:  (RG9/4063/70 p 12)

Abraham Dodd   36  b Blackwood, Mon
Sarah Dodd   44 b   Breconshire
Wm Dodd  17 b Ystradyfodwg,
Catherine Dodd 14  b Ystradyfodwg,
Evan Dodd    10 b Ystradyfodwg,
Abraham Dodd  6  b Ystradyfodwg,
Daniel Dodd 3  b Ystradyfodwg,
John Dodd   6/12 b Ystradyfodwg,
Sarah Daniel 19

Now I have found Abraham Dodd senior on the 1871 census as a lodger and shown as unmarried. But have not found any of the others on the 1871 census.  I have also not found a death for wife Sarah.

I have all the siblings after 1871, it is just the 1871 census I am missing.

Any help please


Durham / 1841 Census for Hall Family
« on: Tuesday 31 December 19 11:59 GMT (UK)  »
I have the 1851 census for the Hall family (transcribed as Hull) but cannot find the 1841 census. The husbands name is John Hall - not sure if he is on the 1841 census:

Isabella Hull
Age:   53
Estimated birth year:   abt 1798
Relation:   Head
Gender:   Female
Where born:   Heworth, Durham, England
Civil Parish:   Heworth
County/Island:   Durham
Country:   England
Registration district:   Gateshead
Sub-registration district:   Heworth
ED, institution, or vessel:   7a
Neighbors:   View others on page
Household schedule number:   135
Piece:   2401
Folio:   173
Page Number:   37

Household Members:   
Name          Age
Isabella Hull   53  Head Mother
William Hull   21  son
John Hull           18  son
Robert Hull   16  son
Barbary Hull   13  daughter



World War Two / Frederick Evan John
« on: Friday 22 November 19 15:34 GMT (UK)  »
Looking for any information regarding Frederick Evan John, member of the Royal Corp of Signals in WW2. Thought I would try here first before applying through military records.

Frederick Evan John was born in 1916 Cardiff. In 1941 Frederick was in Egypt and was apparently injured or was taken ill and recuperated in Egypt.

Am doing this for a friend and that is all I have at present.  If anyone can help my friend will be extremely grateful.


Other Countries / Hook - Mauritius
« on: Monday 16 September 19 23:23 BST (UK)  »
Am helping a friend research his family.  His father Desire Regis (or Regis Desire) Hook (deceased) was born approx 1937 in Beau Bassin Plaines Wilhems Mauritius. Think his father was Walter.  That is all we know at present.  He did marry in Mauritius, lady surname Amiran but children born UK from 1965 to 1970.  Any help locating any Hook's in Mauritius welcome - Thanks  Ray

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