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Dumfriesshire / Hunting the correct Thomas Ross of Dumfries
« on: Sunday 12 August 18 15:11 BST (UK)  »
I've encountered a bit of confusion over the years because of a chap called Thomas Ross. I have proved that he was in fact married to Janet McLaughlan ( spellings vary) on 27th March 1846,  and born Dumfries, possibly Applegarth, at some period between 1813 and 1820. He did not marry Jane Affleck!
For some time someone with another Thomas Ross with wife Jane had abducted mine.with his family. This "Other Ross" was born between 1813 and 1820, I think, but in Cheshire, England.
I untangled the two families myself, that didn't please the "someone", who was desperate to get Scottish ancestry - the Cheshire one was concerned with bookbinding, started off in 1841 census in Stockport, and a couple of decades later moved to Burnley in Lancashire. Clear enough, I thought.
"Mine" started off ( I think) in Dumfries area, although I've not yet identified him in 1841, or managed to find which of the many Thomas Ross births/baptisms in the general area may be him) and is an Innkeeper in Dumfries until 1870s, and I believe he died in the 1870s. His daughter, Mary was safely married to Robinson Strong, and in Whitehaven area by 1881, and his widow was still in Dumfries at that census
Given the different birth dates he gave, what would be the most sensible and economic way to narrow down the candidates for his birth and parentage?
(I've given deatils of the "Wrong Rosses" because so often when I'm searching online this lot come up, all tangled with mine)
Advice and / or help sought, please.

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London and Middlesex / Scale board Cutter?
« on: Tuesday 13 February 18 15:36 GMT (UK)  »
I've come upon a man, William Clitheroe Moston/Morton/Mostyn, resident in Bethnal green area for quite a bit of his life, who severally describes himself in different censuses as:
1861 - Scale board Cutter
1871 - Scale board cutter
1881 - Scaleboard Maker
1891 - Wood Scale board maker.
He died in 1890s, so there are no later entries, and I've not been able to find censuses listing him with this occupation earlier. One of his sons seems to have gone into the printing industry at one census, but at others is in the same occupation ... but can anyone advise me what exactly they were doing?
I'm intrigued....

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London and Middlesex / Moston/ Mostyn / Mistins in 1891
« on: Tuesday 06 February 18 17:09 GMT (UK)  »
I've hunted all over An*****y until I'm very pink in the face, but I simply can't seem to find this family - who I suspect should still be in Clerkenwell or Bethanl Green areas in 1891, anywhere. I can't imagine they were holidaying abroad at the time of the 1891 census!
I'm seeking the family / children especially of: Alfred Charles Moston b circa 1849
                                                                    Alice Emma (Hassell) his wife b c 1852
and children: Alice (1871), Catherine/Katherine (1878), Alfred (1881), and Ethel May (1886)
Has anyone any idea of where they all - or even some of them - may have been in 1891?
I have them safely in 1881 and some in 1901, but simply can't locate them in 1891, and would appreciate help and / or guidance.
Thank you

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Lancashire / Kirkham area - "Threlfall" was ... where?
« on: Friday 02 February 18 17:57 GMT (UK)  »
Having recently looked at some maps, and having heard for years that the surname "Threlfall" originated from a small settlement in the Kirkham area of Lancashire, - and that most of that surname can be traced back to there ..... where exactly on a modern map / map reference could I expect it to have been, please? Does anyone have any idea that is beyond the very vague?

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The Common Room / "Molly" - what can it be short for?
« on: Friday 22 December 17 16:30 GMT (UK)  »
The name "Molly" has started to plague me. I know I ought to know what it's a pet-name version of, but for the life of me I can't find the information. Suggestions please.... Help!

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Lancashire / Southport (North Meols) Family History forum??
« on: Monday 25 September 17 15:53 BST (UK)  »
Despite having used the above site for years, I can't seem to find it at all - it's a small but very good and helpful site, and I pop in to their forum every so often, as it has a lot of my ancestors in the area - and I can't seem to find it? There seems to be some sort of Facebook link, but I don't "do" Facebook, and can't seem to find anything else. Any ideas, please?

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In 1901 in Manchester (Ed 52, piece 3699, folio 69, page 13, Schedule 64 Ancestry Scan) I simply cannot decipher the occupations of William Kay, the Head of the Household, or his elder daughter Elizabeth (younger daughter Agnes appears to have the same occupation as Elizabeth).
I cannot work it out at all, please, if anyone would like to have a look - I can't manage to produce an image of it for putting on here - I would be very grateful.

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After having thought for ages that the Al(l)ison ( Also known as "Alice") Downie, who was born to James Downie and Elizabeth Bowie 10th May 1859 in Linlithgow had married an Andrew Lockhart and lived in Edinburgh, I've checked her out - and now don't think she's the right one.
Through at least 3 Scottish censuses the Mrs Alison LOCKHART, with husband Andrew gives her birthdate as 1854/5, and birthplace as Edinburgh. Those are not 1859 or Linlithgow.

I'd hoped to find the right one in 1901 or 1911 in the Edinburgh area possibly with her children and even possibly mother Elizabeth, but seem to have been unable to find any Al(l)ison to fit. I know in 1881 she was in Lancashire, England, with her married sister, but understood she had returned to Scotland and married.
I can't seem to find a likely spouse, nor can I (understandably if she married) seem to find a death record for the lady concerned. Can anyone help, perhaps?

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Browsing around in the family of William Hindson b 1808ish, Culgaith, a carpenter, as were most of his sons, and his wife Mary (Bullas?) and their children, I'd be interested to try and find the parent of their grandchild, also William Hindson, born 1869 Dufton, Westmorland. He was with them in both 1871 and 1881, and I suspect he died in Dufton in 1890.
The mother would probably be either Jane b 1832, the eldest daughter, or Mary Ann, b 1838, who much later, in 1880 married a William Hope, or Ann b 1841.
An earlier Ann b 1834 died shortly after birth, so it's not her.
I know I could send for the birth certificate, but it's a very distant relation, via marriage, and I wonder if anyone could point me in the direction of parish baptism records round that time, for Dufton/Appleby, where I might chance on it, as that would probably answer my fairly idle curiousity about this very distant relative?
Thanks for reading this, and for any help of course.

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