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Doesn't help you at all, but I did a quick look in newspapers to see if I could find anything for your man. I love the entry after the death notice for this Thomas TONKIN. (Can't attach an image here, so here's  a transcription.)

" Dead ... Thomas Tonkin of Polgar in Cornwal, [sic]
Esq., universally lamented by his Aquaintance. Upwards
of 40 Cows belonging to one at Tottenham Court, uni-
versally lamented by all their Aquaintance.
Mr. Hill,
an Upholder, wealthy.
  N.B. If great Men and Cattle die so fast, we shall
scarce have room to bury them in our Paper."

Tuesday,  Nov. 19, 1745
Publication: True Patriot: and History of Our Own Times

England / Re: John James Beckers
« on: Today at 05:32 »
I was just wondering if the Ann Beckers on the 1841 was a young daughter and her age was 2 something rather than 29 as transcribed? 

There is a Mar 1839 birth in Hackney
Beckers - mothers name Knight

I agree, looks like 2 1/2 to me.

Hello Francesca and welcome from me too.

There are a few mentions of a Free Church Home in Bournemouth in old newspapers from 1921 to 1965, although if there were more than one they don't really say which one they are referring to. They don't say much about the Home itself, but give you some idea of names of staff and a little of what it was like. Happy to send you copies of the articles if you like. If you make one more reply you can use the RootsChat personal message system so that I can give you my email address.

Buckinghamshire / Re: Pratt - Emberton
« on: Yesterday at 10:01 »
No problem, I'll send you a personal message.  :)

Buckinghamshire / Re: Pratt - Emberton
« on: Yesterday at 07:51 »
There is an item about Palmer PRATT in trouble for keeping his beer shop open after 9:30pm in 1835, and an advertisement for the sale of his property as per his will (mentioning that he was a carpenter, and also mentioning the beer shop now in occupation by Thomas PRATT) in 1853. Happy to send you a copy if you haven't seen them.  :)

Midlothian / Re: Murder in Edinburgh
« on: Yesterday at 02:38 »
Hello Scotty.jill and welcome to RootsChat.

Sealight hasn't been on RootsChat since January 2019, but hopefully they still have the same email and will receive notification of your post. I'm sure they will want to contact you if you share relatives.  :)

Australia / Re: Corneilus Murphy
« on: Yesterday at 02:20 »
You can find his death registered on the WA BDM:
Death: Cornelius MURPHY (2418/1946)

There are a couple of other deaths for that name (though none in 1930), but with the funeral notice Essie found, the age and location seem right for your man.

Also a marriage of a Cornelius MURPHY and Hazel PENN at Northampton (9/1933) - though as there are more than one you would have to get the certificate to see if it your's. (I can't see a marrige notice on trove to help.)

The Common Room / Re: George Symons born USA
« on: Monday 12 April 21 02:12 BST (UK)  »
I canít find any family connection to Adelaide Leigh but neither can I find any other records for her.

I might be wrong, but I'm guessing this is Adelaide: Adelaide Ann TOLLIT (father Thomas, painter) married Charles Walter LEIGH (father Robert, independent) 6th April 1890 at St Katherine's Northampton. They can be found in the 1891 and 1901 where he is a boot rivetter born Norwich c1854, though she is born Woburn Sands, Bedfordshire c 1860. If this is the correct couple, I'm not sure why she says born Stoke Gabriel in 1911? (Though I think she may have previously told fibs as she says she is married to Joseph EMERTON in the 1881 at Northampton - she is there with 2 of her brothers - but I can't see a marriage for her.)  And I  can't see a connection to George SYMONS yet.

Suffolk / Re: Florence and Charles Knock, Umbrella Row
« on: Monday 12 April 21 00:37 BST (UK)  »
Hello Lizzie,
You seem to have replied to your thread by starting a new thread. I'll ask a moderator to merge the two so as to avoid confusion.  :)

original thread:

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