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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: Trying to find my Mum's unknown Father.
« on: Tuesday 30 March 21 14:56 BST (UK)  »
I have 13,359 matches on AncestryDNA and not one of them shares my birth surname! Donít be discouraged by that - the vast majority of our blood relatives donít share our surname.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: John Cheer and Emily (Emma) Tombs
« on: Monday 22 February 21 19:12 GMT (UK)  »
The coupleís marriage (at South Hinksey) was 15 Dec 1913, rather than 1915.

avm228 could you give me more information on the James and Agnes Knight please so I can find them on Ancestry.   Ages for example.  Thank you

The 1891 census reference is RG12/166/102/69.

James W Knight and Agnes Knight are both 38 b Islington (b abt 1853).

An interesting puzzle. Just to put down a marker, the only Knight/Walter couple I can find having other children around that time were James and Agnes of Islington, London. They had a large family but were very unlucky in that, by 1911, eight of their 13 children had died. They are probably not relevant but I suppose one might envisage a situation where they were just not able to cope with a new baby at a particular moment in time and gave one up to an orphanage or similar.

Do let us know when the birth certificate arrives.

Suffolk / Re: Robertson/Markham marriage
« on: Thursday 04 February 21 22:17 GMT (UK)  »
I see that in 1911 he claims Inverness as a birthplace, so obviously Scottish records need to be looked at.

Suffolk / Re: Robertson/Markham marriage
« on: Thursday 04 February 21 22:15 GMT (UK)  »
Is he traceable at all before 1901 (when heís said to be 40 b Carlisle)? At that age he may well have had a previous marriage. Perhaps he wasnít free to marry? Sometimes one sees a change of name in that situation.

The Common Room / Re: Unable to Login to the GRO Site
« on: Tuesday 02 February 21 10:54 GMT (UK)  »
I also havenít been able to log in (same error message) last night and today. Using Chrome and Safari on an iPad to try to access the www site.

Worcestershire Lookup Requests / Re: George Bearcroft
« on: Sunday 27 December 20 01:02 GMT (UK)  »
Yes I see. He was 31 at marriage in September 1859 and named his father as George Bearcroft, as you say.

Worcestershire Lookup Requests / Re: George Bearcroft
« on: Sunday 27 December 20 00:47 GMT (UK)  »
A person born in England in the 1820s wouldnít have had a birth certificate, because civil registration was not introduced until 1837. You would be looking for a baptism at best. Sometimes military records recorded a birthplace too.

I can see some Bearcrofts in Evesham in 1841, but no William in the household of a potential father George at the moment.

I wonder what was the source of his fatherís name being George?

Have you inherited any copies of military records, or notes made from them?

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