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Cambridgeshire / Re: James Darrington
« on: Saturday 28 January 23 18:25 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks Queenie 

I wonder if he got married again and was widowed again between 1861 and 1866 before marrying Caroline Hart in 1867?

Cambridgeshire / Re: James Darrington
« on: Saturday 28 January 23 17:55 GMT (UK)  »
Was he married in 1851? Have asked Moderator to move post to Cambs board

Thanks Carole - no, James Darrington unmarried in 1851 - (living with the Topham family.)

Cambridgeshire / James Darrington
« on: Saturday 28 January 23 17:38 GMT (UK)  »
(familiar name but a NEW query!)

RG09 1016 142 6 23   1861

JAMES DARRINGTON39 widower ag.lab. b. Gamlingay

Thomas Peak head 39 farmer b. Gamlingay
Sarah Peak 38 b.Tetworth
Sophia Peak 14 b. Tetworth
Francis Peak 13 b. Gamlingay
John Peak 11 b. Gamlingay

Links Gamligay Cambs.

RG10 1576 77 33 162    1871

JAMES DARRINGTON 45 Ag Lab b. Cambs.

Caroline 32 wife b Gamlingay
Harry 6      b. Gamlingay
William 1 b. Gamlingay

John Hart 22 lodger b. Tetworth Hunts

Links Gamlingay Cambs.

above JOHN DARRINGTON a widower married Caroline Hart in M1867 in Caxton Cambs.

2 Questions

1) What was the name of JAMES DARRINGTON's first wife and did they have children.

2) Above John Hart married either Mary Anne Darlow or Emma Jacques in D1871 Caxton. What became of them?

many thanks!

Armed Forces / Army Records
« on: Wednesday 18 January 23 14:21 GMT (UK)  »
Pte. Philip  (poss T.P) Dorrington 82791 2/7 was in the Durham Light Infantry.   Born in 1900 not sure of dates of enlisting or of discharge.

Would his army record give details of what he did - if he received a pension - his date of death etc AFTER he had left the Army or do Army Records end when the soldier is discharged ?  Thanks.

Often wondered if there is a disagreement about burial place who has the final say ?

As far as I know - who so ever claims and is given the ashes can do what they want with them.   


If the deceased has given instructions there shouldn't be a problem but I wonder what happens if no instructions have been left and there's a disagreement what to do with the remains - cremation/burial - place ?

The wishes of a neighbour who died recently was that he should be cremated with no relatives/friends there.  (He had an extensive family.)   
Undertakers took body to crematorium.  Body duly cremated and relative collected the ashes which were then scattered in the deceased favourite spot.
Heard of someone who took relevant paper work from hospital where her relative had died to the Registry Office to Register the Death.
Registrar unable to decipher the certifying physician's signature - took 4 days to track down and contact the locum who had certified the Death - all added to a lengthy time between actual death and burial.
When my father died his partner of 3 months wanted the ashes burying in the local C of E Cemetery. 
We wanted his ashes burying in the Methodist Cemetery of the village where he grew up. Bit of a disagreement !  They were buried in the C of E Cemetery.
12 months later his former partner was moving to Spain and agreed to the ashes being dug-up and re-interred in father's home village.  We had to get permission from various organisations to do this.
Sense that we'd done the right thing - father had never been in a Church in his life!
Often wondered if there is a disagreement about burial place who has the final say ?

The Lighter Side / Re: Telling the adult children ?
« on: Wednesday 04 January 23 19:53 GMT (UK)  »

The question you have to ask yourself is, is there actually a need to know? There are some things that happen in life that are perhaps better left unsaid.

an interesting 'take' on my original question. 
My mother did her best but was 'distant' from us.  When we were grown up she hinted very strongly that her childhood had an abusive element to it.  That explained a lot to me.  I didn't need to know but I'm glad I do know.

The Lighter Side / Telling the adult children ?
« on: Wednesday 04 January 23 16:30 GMT (UK)  »
As family historians we want to find out as much information as we can about our forebears - not only
b-m-d's but personal details.
At times it's frustrating because this lack of information means we don't know as much about them as we would like.
However I find myself doing the very thing that I criticise my forebears for doing.    That is I have not  told my children about some important things which have happened to me and other family members.
Anyone else in the same situation?


Cymraeg - Welsh Language / Re: Nadolig Llawen
« on: Saturday 31 December 22 16:49 GMT (UK)  »
ia, Blwyddyn Newydd Dda i bawb - yn enewdig y Cymry ar wasgar!

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