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Scotland / Re: What is a "Guard of the Union Coach"?
« on: Wednesday 26 October 22 01:28 BST (UK)  »
Thanks ShaunJ, it sounds like it could be quite a dangerous occupation :-)

Scotland / What is a "Guard of the Union Coach"?
« on: Tuesday 25 October 22 05:38 BST (UK)  »
The baptism of George Hannon on 19 Sept 1816 St Cuthberts Edinburgh describes the occupation of his father, also George Hannon, as "Guard of the Union Coach". What does this mean? A Google search wasn't very informative.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: brick walls
« on: Saturday 15 October 22 06:17 BST (UK)  »
Just came across your post - John William(son) and Caroline Mitchell are my ancestors too, through their daughter Mary who married William Oughton in 1802 in Burnham Thorpe. I haven't been able to get back any further either :-)

You might not have seen these mentions:

When Lord Nelson dug a pond, it was in the shape of HMS Victory, the ship on which he was to die in 1805 at the Battle of Trafalgar. Along with a gardener called Williamson, Nelson designed and constructed the ship-shape pond in the gardens of the Norfolk rectory where he was born in 1758.

A memo in the Church register, written in 1907 by the Rev. Hon. J. Horatio Nelson, who at eighty-two years of age came to preach in the Church, tells how, when he was Rector of Belaugh from 1857 to 1872 he was repeatedly told, by an aged parishioner named Williamson, this story:

That he, Williamson, when a boy, used to clean the knives and boots at Burnham Thorpe Rectory, and that he also "helped dam the rivulet ... sufficiently to fill up a small portion of ground which Lord Nelson had made into the size and shape of a man of war so as its possible to float a model ship in it".

Australia / Re: NSW marriage - multiple results in index
« on: Sunday 09 October 22 06:59 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Sue, I managed to track down her adoptive parents as well. I'll send for her marriage and death certicates - she died aged 90 and is buried in St Mary's Penrith. It all fits :-)

Australia / Re: NSW marriage - multiple results in index
« on: Sunday 09 October 22 04:52 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Dundee. She was born Enid Coulson - it seems she was adopted by the Battles. Thank goodness the Indexer was so thorough - or confused! I never would have found her otherwise. :-)

Australia / NSW marriage - multiple results in index
« on: Sunday 09 October 22 03:32 BST (UK)  »
A search for the marriage of Charles Thomas Oliver in 1939 in NSW gave 3 results:


I was delighted to find these entries as Enid Coulson has been a longstanding brick wall. It seems the marriage certificate has been altered/amended at some stage. Would the certificate have additional information to explain these alterations?

Europe / Re: Robinson family - NETHERLANDS
« on: Tuesday 23 August 22 07:57 BST (UK)  »
Thanks again for the feedback. it seems William Preston married twice, as Elizabeth is too young to be the mother of 19 year old William in the 1861 census.

I do think the marriage you found for Charles Robinson and Margaret Brockland was the right one, especially given the place of birth for their son James in 1841

And the details in the 1841 census seem to fit to. Could Charles have already gone to Rotterdam? Or was he away working? When he married Hannah Coulson in 1841, his occupation was commercial traveller.

This family sure has proven to be interesting :-)

Europe / Re: Robinson family - NETHERLANDS
« on: Monday 22 August 22 08:58 BST (UK)  »
Thanks John, that fits. Charles remarried to Hannah Coulson in 1851. Their marriage certificate described him as a widower.

Europe / Re: Robinson family - NETHERLANDS
« on: Monday 22 August 22 00:35 BST (UK)  »
Wow, leen, this information is gold! It shows the name of Charles Robinson's first wife, Margaret Brockbank - when I had married him off to someone else! Disaster averted. Now I can go back and find the rest of their family born in England. Thanks so much!

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