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Other Countries / Re: St Helena Ancestors
« on: Thursday 02 September 21 15:47 BST (UK)  »
My great grandmother, Sarah Ann Samuel was born on the island of St Helena in about 1846 and she married my great grandfather there in 1863. Records show she may have been a released slave. Her mother was Susannah Samuel and a witness to the wedding was Angelina Samuel.
I'm trying to find Sarah Ann or her mothers roots. Any ideas out there?
Thanks Rod Dexter

Since all slaves were emancipated by 1834 she could not have been a freed slave. Her moiher Susanah might have been.

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The Common Room / Re: Samuel Fisher, Artist and Engraver
« on: Sunday 16 May 21 10:53 BST (UK)  »
Samuel Fisher was a very skilful engraver of steel plates whose career extended from the early 1830's up to about 1852. He died in 1855. He was exceptional at translating the mood that artists had put into their work and notably the half-dozen of Turner's works that he engraved.

Like most of his profession he was a competent artist himself and many of his engravings are entirely his own composition.

I have some thousands of old engravings as I used to deal in old maps and prints and amongst them are several by this engraver.

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Warwickshire / Re: Shirley Upton nee Jermy
« on: Thursday 18 February 21 11:05 GMT (UK)  »
I had, a first cousin Shirley O Upton. Her maiden name was Jermy. She married a Bernard Upton at Solihull and I understand that they emigrated - Canada was mentioned to me by another relative who also told me that she was dead but he really had no details.

By now their children would be in their fifties and probably grandchildren aged up to perhaps 25 - that is a lot of relatives that I have somewhere out there. Perhaps one of them is doing some family history research.

Shirley's mother was Millicent [Millie] Williams nee Murrill b. 1911. She had a sister Betty [b. Phipps] who died quite some long time ago but as an adult with her own children.


Too late, since she died last year, I found Shirley by her death notice. All these years she had been using the name Olive and not her first Christian name.  So I have several first cousins once removed in Canada and we are unknown to each other. At such a distance and after so very many years I shall not pursue this line anymore. I am nearly 87 myself.

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The Common Room / Re: Harry Landa or Harry Landa Sinclair
« on: Friday 12 February 21 20:28 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks everybody. I have now his birth date and entry in the register of deaths age 91. Had a lot of help from Sherry Landa who runs a site on Leeds Jewry.

Still don't know why he was also known as Harry Sinclair but that is unimportant to me.

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The Common Room / Re: Harry Landa or Harry Landa Sinclair
« on: Wednesday 10 February 21 17:10 GMT (UK)  »
Of course Harry might not have been his given name. Could have been Aaaron or even Herschel

Registered as Harry Landa 1909 March quarter Leeds mmn Rockel - GRO

Louis 1907 mmn Gablinski record ‘occasional copy A’  (amended?)

Sissie 1905 mmn Rochel


Millie 1903 mmn Oblinzkie

Thanks - I see Rootschat never fails although it is many years since I was active on here as  a helper. Looks as though this was not a devout Orthodox Jewish family.

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The Common Room / Re: Harry Landa or Harry Landa Sinclair
« on: Wednesday 10 February 21 12:45 GMT (UK)  »
Looking at the births his mother's name seems to alternate between Gablinski & Rochel.

Thanks - elsewhere I found her as Rachel Russell but that surname is obviously a transliteration of something else.

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The Common Room / Re: Harry Landa or Harry Landa Sinclair
« on: Wednesday 10 February 21 12:02 GMT (UK)  »
This may be him since his occupation is shown as full-time ARP ambulance driver. The year of birth is right.

Name   LANDA Harry
Born   12 Feb 1909    Leeds, Yorks.
Gender   Male
Census 1911   1911    10 Lovell Gr., Leeds, Yorks.
S 2, home, Leeds
1939 Register   1939    22 St Georges Terr., Leeds, Yorks.
Born 12 Feb 09, single, full time ARP ambulance driver
Person ID   I0038384    Leeds Database
Last Modified   19 Aug 2017

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The Common Room / Harry Landa or Harry Landa Sinclair
« on: Wednesday 10 February 21 11:40 GMT (UK)  »
I am looking for any information on Harry Landa or Harry Landa Sinclair b. about 1909.
Harry was Jewish, probably came from Leeds and was living in London from about 1933 to 1936 for sure. He may have worked for a large tobacco firm there as a  salesman.

Later he might have been a sergeant in the RAMC and wounded at Dunkirk 1940. (Seems like a quick promotion unless he had prior medic experience).

Not all sure where the Sinclair but comes from.

A lot of this is rumour or conjecture and I have no search resources anymore.

Of course Harry might not have been his given name. Could have been Aaaron or even Herschel.

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Comparison of RNVR cap photo as posted by Hoobaloo earlier.....

I will leave it to the experts to decide if they are the same badge ......  :-\

Thank you for posting the comparison.  Would it make any difference that my uncles cap is kinda squished compared to the other gentleman’s?  Probably a daft question, but I have no clue  :)

That is just an affectation of the wearer as in anyone wearing an ordinary cap or hat or beret tilted to one side.

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