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The Common Room / Re: What relation are they
« on: Thursday 16 December 21 09:11 GMT (UK)  »
Many thanks for all the replies. Problem solved but it can be a bit confusing,

The Common Room / What relation are they
« on: Wednesday 15 December 21 22:15 GMT (UK)  »
If person 'A" father and person"B" Great grandfather are brothers what relation is person "A" to Person "B". I presume cousins but 2nd, 3rd, 4th and I do not understand 'once removed" etc means.

Any help gratefully received.

Australia / Re: Henry Swinson English Surgeon: NSW Australia
« on: Sunday 31 October 21 08:54 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you for the information you have sent me. I have been researching the Swinson family for some years now and have taken my research back to a marriage of a Joseph Swinson grandfather of Henry 1799-1900. I can find no living descendants in the UK hence my search in Australia so as I can return the photo of Henry to his family.

Australia / Henry Swinson English Surgeon: NSW Australia
« on: Saturday 30 October 21 16:44 BST (UK)  »
I am looking for descendants of Henry Swinson born 1800 in Bromsgrove England. He was the son of George Swinson, both being eminent surgeons. I would like to forward on a photo I have of Henry to any living relatives. I understand the family moved to Australia and lived in Bowral Western Australia.

Glamorganshire / Re: William Dempsey Bute Dock policeman
« on: Thursday 13 May 21 12:33 BST (UK)  »
As you say on the 1881 census William Dempsey was living at Sea Cottage. The nearest farm, I think, would have been Swanbridge Farm as it is on the coast of the Bristol Channel so Sea Cottage would have been an appropriate name being located by the sea. The farm was owned by Lord Bute, as were most in this region, and was farmed by a John Hawker. John died in 1880 and his wife Caroline ran the farm with her brother a Daniel Lawrence as seen on the 1881 census. The main farming families in the area were the Hawker family at Swanbridge Farm, The Lawrence Family at Upper Cosmeston farm 9as well as other farms in Penarth) and the Hopkins family at Lower Cosmeston Farm. These prominent farming families were buried at St Lawrence church in Lavernock, incidentally close to the location where Marconi sent the first overseas transmission.

Leicestershire / Re: Occupants of the house named Brooklyn in Thornton
« on: Wednesday 17 March 21 11:13 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks to the help of the clever people on RootsChat the mystery has been solved. My friend says......

My grandmother's mother was Sarah Jane Champion. Her sister was Grace Emile Allwood nee Champion so Grace was my grandmother's aunt.

They must have been sisters because:
Sarah Jane Champion b.1848 Father Thomas b.1822 in Bentley Hants. Coachman.  Mother Jane b.1823 in Littlehampton. Sarah-Jane's siblings include among others, Phyllis and William.

Grace Emilie Allwood nee Champion b.1867. (In 1871 census now listed as Emily Champion.) Father Thomas b.1823 in Bentley Hants. Coachman. Mother Jane b.1821 in Littlehampton. Emily's siblings include among others, Phyllis and William.

So when Katie, my grandmother said in her letter "I am staying in Thornton with Aunt and Uncle," this must have been Grace Emile Allwood (nee Champion) and her husband William Allwood.

Thank you all

Leicestershire / Re: Occupants of the house named Brooklyn in Thornton
« on: Sunday 14 March 21 12:25 GMT (UK)  »
Sorry did not realise a friend had already posted. On his post there has not been any further hints to take us further to solving this one. Perhaps electoral lists if they are available online, can anyone direct me in the right path please.

I think you cannot search the 1939 register on house addresses so maybe some other records at the local FHS might be available?  Any other sources you might think are available online as I do not live in Leicestershire.

Leicestershire / Occupants of the house named Brooklyn in Thornton
« on: Sunday 14 March 21 11:56 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to find out the names of the occupants of a house in 1940. Someone I am researching was  evacuated there from bombed out London. I thought I might be lucky finding them on the 1939 register but as I do not have names I scrolled through pages without success. The house is still there when I looked at online maps and is still called "Brooklyn" on East Lane, Thornton Leicestershire LE67 1TG.

I would be grateful for any tips/suggestions.  Many thanks

Dublin / Re: Julia Anna Derwith
« on: Saturday 30 January 21 12:35 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you for the interesting information about Julia Derwith/Kearney/Dowd/Mc Dermott, so many names I wonder why. I have sent you a private message which I hope you will receive so we can share information.

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