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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Tracing a ship's voyages
« on: Tuesday 21 December 21 18:33 GMT (UK)  »
Dear Heywood that is so kind of you, thank you. We went to Moelfre a few weeks ago and found a memorial on the headland and lots of memorial stones and graves in St Gallgo church graveyard. Where is the memorial you found? We are hoping to go back when the weather picks up. Thank you again  for your thoughtful gesture.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: North Wales/Wrexham marriage records
« on: Sunday 28 November 21 13:41 GMT (UK)  »
I have looked at a random selection of pages from 1 to 175 of this particular parish marriage records (covering 1832-37) and all appear to read "with consent of Friends". I managed to locate a similar set for Ruabon nearby and the consent of ... is left blank right throughout. As someone indicated, perhaps it was just how the clergyman decided to fill in the details.

Family History Beginners Board / North Wales/Wrexham marriage records
« on: Saturday 27 November 21 12:12 GMT (UK)  »
Two of my ancestors , George Lloyd and Mary Rogers, were married in Wrexham on December 31st 1833. 

Theirs and the adjacent records I have looked at say "married .... with consent of Friends". Does anyone know anything about this form of consent? Was it unique to Wales?

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Irish Marriage Records
« on: Tuesday 09 November 21 10:07 GMT (UK)  »
I forgot to ask, why would the location be recorded next to the witnesses names and not those of the people being married?

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Irish Marriage Records
« on: Tuesday 09 November 21 10:02 GMT (UK)  »
Digging further, I believe my relatives lived in or near Ballinakill. A number of locations in adjacent marriage records match current place names - Chapel Lane is now, I think, Chapel Street, Clonking is nearby, as is Ironmills (Kilrush) and, perhaps most significantly, is a reference to the Graveyard location which says in part "..... Kilkenny Road, (also known as Graveyard Street)" -

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Irish Marriage Records
« on: Friday 05 November 21 15:51 GMT (UK)  »
The annotations appear to be written against every other record on these pages and I can make out the words Brewery, Church St and Factory. These can't be where people lived can they?

Family History Beginners Board / Irish Marriage Records
« on: Friday 05 November 21 15:16 GMT (UK)  »
I have found an Irish marriage record (on FindMyPast) for potential relatives - Patrick Doyle (the transcriber has written this as Coyle) and Bridget Fox - married February 2nd 1842. Against some of the entries extra words have been entered, such as Bride Street. The record against Patrick and Bridget appears to read Graveyard. Does anyone know what these "annotations" are?

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Tracing a ship's voyages
« on: Tuesday 26 October 21 10:26 BST (UK)  »
At long last I got the information I needed from the National Archives (dreadful service).
Patrick Doyle sailed on the Royal Charter from Liverpool to Melbourne, leaving port in early May 1859. He was undoubtedly my great great grandfather as his age and place of birth match the other records I have. 
The documents TNA sent me show that this was his first, and only, voyage, as he was drowned during the return voyage in the notorious storm off Anglesey in October when he was nearly home, having left Melbourne on August 18th.
He was employed as a Fireman, which I believe means he was what we now refer to as a Stoker, on a wage of 4.10.0d per month. As he was away for more than 5 months I am puzzled about his final wage - 12.9.6d
Many thanks to everyone for their help with this search.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Common names like Smith
« on: Saturday 02 October 21 18:13 BST (UK)  »
I couldn't resist a hopefully humorous side note when I read this thread. Many years ago I was introduced to a chap named Jones and remarked "Ah another common surname". To which he replied "It's not common, it's popular". The rest of the day went so well after that :-)
Good Luck
Stewpot Smith

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