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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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