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"Living with Mrs. Taylor"

Took a lot of staring to finally read it! Not sure if they dropping the n, or it got smudged.

29 Oct 1871   St Bartholomew, Moor Lane
Thomas Stuart, 25, Bach. Clerk, Red Cross St (I think).  father Thomas Stuart a Tailor
Georgina Deans 22 Spinster same address, father James a Ships Carpenter
witnesses Andreas Boughgnen??? And Sarah Stuart

I am still curious about this marriage and think it may well be Thomas before he became the billiard marker. Note, he was a clerk in the 1861 census. There are no children that I could find from this marriage, and there is a death for a Georgina Stuart of the approximate age in early 1884 in St Giles, Middlesex.
From there Thomas moved on to Maria Tyler, but never married her.
The death rego for Georgina might provide an answer.

The witness, Andreas Borggren, was a tailor, and married Ann Stuart, daughter of Thomas the tailor on 25 Dec 1868.   (His surname is mistranscribed in almost every record.)
 I agree it was Thomas before he became the billiard marker.   Tons of articles in the newspaper on Tom Stuart and his billiard events, but sadly, nothing of a personal/family mention.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Thomas Hunter Stuart + Mary Teresa Tyler
« on: Sunday 26 September 21 03:23 BST (UK)  »
Maria Teresa Tyler was baptized Roman Catholic (image at FindMyPast).  Just throwing that out there in case it helps find her marriage.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Where is this Church ?
« on: Monday 20 September 21 23:02 BST (UK)  »
Excellent detective work, Trish!

This is just another view, but it almost matches the sketch (and apparently is hanging in the Manchester art gallery)

Edit: this one is dated 1898 from here:

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Birchall of 16 Cygnet Street, Wigan
« on: Friday 17 September 21 01:03 BST (UK)  »

Marriages December qtr 1907   
BIRCHALL    William        Wigan    8c   149    
DICKINSON Mary           

This one has the correct address of 16 Cygnet St.

Married 05 Oct 1907, The Parish Church of St James, Wigan

William Birchall, age 22, bachelor, machinist, 16 Cygnet St., father John Birchall, engineer
Mary Dickinson, age 19, spinster, 29 Peel St, father James Dickinson, carpenter

Married after banns.
Both signed
Witnesses: William Finch, and Jane Dickinson

Canada / Re: Gravestone photo Victoria British Columbia
« on: Monday 13 September 21 02:59 BST (UK)  »
As you suspected, there is no gravestone.  However, the groundskeeper who helped my friend find John's grave said that there may have well been one.  In that era,  sandstone was commonly used for headstones, but with vandalism and weather, they did not stand the test of time.

She did take a picture of his exact burial spot with the groundskeeper's log book on it, and also took a picture of John's entry in the log book (basically just his name, still spelled incorrectly).  Also a picture of someone else's sandstone headstone just so you would know what it, if it ever existed, might have looked like.

To correct the spelling of the name, you would need to contact the Victoria city archives.

If you pm me your email address, I can send the pictures, and the contact info for the archives.

Canada / Re: Gravestone photo Victoria British Columbia
« on: Tuesday 07 September 21 04:28 BST (UK)  »
Hi Christine,

I have a friend that will be in that area in the next few weeks on a bit of hectic visit, but she will try to get to the cemetery for you.  She has tromped through enough cemeteries with me that she should be able to locate it if she get there.  Fingers crossed!

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Death Certificate Occupation
« on: Friday 27 August 21 18:21 BST (UK)  »
Lime kiln worker?

Edit: JenB beat me!

P.S. Can someone tell me how I can insert a hyperlink so that readers have to click on e.g. "click here" and the actual web address is not shown in the thread?


[ url=the actual web address] now the the words you want to actually post[/url]

There is NO SPACE between the first [ and url.  It's the only way to show you without it turning into a link. Don't forget the = sign!

So your above link would be, with the space :
[ url=] Karen's Link[/url]
Taking out the space gives:
Karen's Link

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