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The Lighter Side / Re: Unusual entry on marriage certificate
« on: Thursday 23 June 22 16:45 BST (UK)  »
I have a relative who put his mum's name on the marriage certificate. I can't find anything that happened to her.

I have another that put who I assume is her real dad on it. Hannah Parkinson put her dad as William Whitehead. No idea when he came from.

The best I've seen is an ancestor's husband putting 'can't remember' as father's name.

The Common Room / Re: Looking for Mary Ann Booth after 1861
« on: Sunday 01 May 22 19:45 BST (UK)  »
Thanks,John!  :)

Where the heck was she hiding for 30 years??


EDIT: I see her in Birkdaie in 1891.....
I have a relative who is seen in 1851 with his mum and siblings and then is missing until 1906 when he is buried with his sister and her family.

The Common Room / Re: Marriage certificate question
« on: Sunday 01 May 22 18:48 BST (UK)  »
I only know of one marriage record being made unavailable by GRO, and that relates to a same sex marriage from the 1960s ( I have a copy though).
I'd be really interested in this incident and the backstory of it. Was it two males and did one pretend to be female or the other way around?

Ireland / Re: Patrick Mangan b Ireland 1876
« on: Sunday 16 January 22 16:01 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks for the post on this thread Cath. I think Mangan and Mannion were interchangeable. I've seen the 1921 census for Patrick and he signs as Mannion yet all of his children were registered Mangan throughout the previous 15 years.

He was from Mayo according to the 21 census.

Could you tell me where your family are from please? I have two branches of Mangans on both sides of my daughter's family and they both ended up in Leeds.

At the opposite end of this, all 8 of my great grandparents were born in the 1900s, 5 of them in the 1910s and 2 in the 1929s. My daughter was born 92 years after my great grandma was born. So 5 generations were born in under 100 years. That's not a long time I don't think.

The Common Room / Re: 1921 Census - Adopted Children
« on: Friday 07 January 22 22:20 GMT (UK)  »
My great grandma is down as 'adopted daughter' and for parents living it says 'both alive' even though her mum died and that was the reason she was adopted. Her dad and adopted dad worked together and her mum died in childbirth which is the reason for her dad to ask the adopted parents to care for her.

The Common Room / Re: Harriet Bailey Aka Martina Ross
« on: Thursday 06 January 22 21:30 GMT (UK)  »
Any new info gleaned from the 1921 census? I do hope so.

The Common Room / Re: Bether Hunt - what happened to her?
« on: Thursday 06 January 22 21:28 GMT (UK)  »
I've looked all over the 1921 for Bether with no success. Her mum had died the previous year and the man who would be her dad doesn't have her there.

The Common Room / Re: Medical question: myocardial degeneration and paralysis
« on: Monday 03 January 22 14:35 GMT (UK)  »
My great great granddad died of paralytica in 1927. He was in his late 40s when he died and had  been married 23 years. He had had 3 children and his wife lived until 1945.

Would he have caught syphilis after his marriage and not from his wife as she lived so long after him? He died in High Royds Asylum and his records show him as having dementia like symptoms and being very unclean.

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