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Aberdeenshire Lookup Requests / Re: DEVOS JEFFREY Marriage Aberdeen?
« on: Monday 01 February 16 13:14 GMT (UK)  »
Oh my goodness - you have no idea how exciting these two posts are :)

Karen - I have sooo much info.  If I remember correctly you need to make 3 posts before you can use the private message system.
But,  biologically your mum would be my mum's auntie (and you her cousin).

Suz - Thomasina Gillies Milne was Alexander's first wife. 2 children if I remember correctly. I don't think they actually divorced and I think that's why I can't find a marriage for Alexander and Margaret.

I'm not at my pc so can't dig into my actual files right now but oh my goodness - what an exciting day.

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The Lighter Side / Re: I've seen some mis transcripts but
« on: Saturday 17 May 14 17:16 BST (UK)  »
Somehow my message got trunkated. What I meant is for part of my research one entry has listed a household member who is named Sily Treva
Neither FindMyPast or Anc has a transcription of Sily Treva for the 1911 census though...
FindMyPast has 317 transcriptions of Sily for a first name though; Only one for TREVA as the surname (and that's part of a hyphenated name).

Most Sily's are probably Lily's and in most cases it's probably down to the transcriber not understanding the letter forms as a capital L in a (not particularly) fancy hand can look like a narrow capital S.

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The Lighter Side / Re: I've seen some mis transcripts but
« on: Saturday 17 May 14 12:42 BST (UK)  »
That's why on 1911 census the niece of the Head is named as "Sily Treva" even though the script is fairly clear ::)
That doesn't come up on FindMyPast or Anc...

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England / Re: Missing in 1881 Census
« on: Thursday 15 May 14 18:21 BST (UK)  »
Each household would have a census schedule left with them approx. a week before census night.
They were to fill in the details and then hand the schedule back to the enumerator who would collate the information into the books that we see for the 1841-1901 census returns.
This is why you can find more than one family within one household.
It is also why you can find people enumerated twice. They are listed on their home schedule because someone thought "well, we know exactly who will be here, let's get it filled in and finished with." then for some reason (often work related, but not always) someone ends up spending census night somewhere else and the head of that household correctly lists them as being present that night...

If the householder was unable to fill in the schedule they could have a neighbour, friend, or pretty much anyone else who was able to fill it in for them. It's only the people who couldn't fill it in or find anyone to help that would then be "helped" by the enumerator.

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Gloucestershire / Re: WYATT & MARSHALL - Todenham
« on: Thursday 15 May 14 17:05 BST (UK)  »
I am very grateful for all your help.
I have nothing specific for Lucy - pretty much the proverbial needle in a haystack.
Enjoy your sabbatical =)

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Gloucestershire / Re: WYATT & MARSHALL - Todenham
« on: Thursday 15 May 14 14:20 BST (UK)  »
Thank you so much, Victor.
That pretty much completes the going forward I think.

Fingers crossed that one day I can find out Lucy's parents :D
And when Richard died/was buried.

I really appreciate the time and help you have given - thank you.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: from 1911 census
« on: Wednesday 14 May 14 21:55 BST (UK)  »
The place "looks" like Aargan, Switzerland so I typed that into Google maps ;) and it asked if I meant Aargau, Switzerland.

I have to agree with the FindMyPast transcription on what the surname looks like - GRATECOHL.
However this could be a gross misspelling or mishearing by the person filling in the household return - it's unlikely that the householder let the young chap fill in his own details.

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Fermanagh / Re: IRVINE & COCHRANE - Drumkeeran
« on: Wednesday 14 May 14 08:07 BST (UK)  »
Henry IRVINE bp 09 Oct 1842 (birth given as 09 Jul 1842) son of Robert IRVINE & Mary ELLIS bp Drumkeeran but resident in Dooraa.

I have 2 other children for them - both bp Drumkeeran but resident in Dooraa:
Mary Jane b.28 Jul 1837 bp. 03 Sep 1837
Ann b.22 Jul 1844 bp.28 Jul 1844

Here's the kicker - I found this info before I keep source notes (I used to think "oh, I'll remember where I found that" - I don't - that was a big lesson to learn).
I'm confident the info is correct, but I can not pass the source on to you - apologies.
However, this should narrow down your search so that you can source it yourself.

Robert IRVINE married Mary ELLIS 23 Sep 1829 in Tubrid Chruch, Kesh - that's from transcription of PRONI. MIC/1/37/1 & MIC/1/37/2 by Graham Armstrong.

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Gloucestershire / Re: WYATT & MARSHALL - Todenham
« on: Saturday 10 May 14 19:19 BST (UK)  »
Hi, Thought I'd record some marriages as well for you.
Source: Gloucestershire Family History Society (GFHS) Marriage index, St Thomas of Canterbury, Todenham, Marriages, 1800-1837:-

Thank you.
These are all children of Richard WYATT and Susannah SMITH getting married, I believe.

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