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Canada / Re: Canadian Railway
« on: Monday 02 January 17 13:02 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Sheri

I am the original poster :)

Jacquie was a huge help to me, when I was doing my tree.  I have replied to your post on the other thread, but on this thread, you can actually see how we are connected.  Fairly complicated!

Let me know if you want to ask any questions :)

Family History Beginners Board / Re: The Hilsden family.
« on: Monday 02 January 17 12:59 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Sheri

I am a Hilsden, and your line would be connected to me.  My great grandfather was Sidney Hilsden, and his twin sister was Selina Hilsden.  She moved to Canada, and married her first cousin, also a Hilsden, who I believe was a brother of Eric Stanley.  I need to check all this, as I haven't looked at my tree for a while!  I have been in contact with a lot of relatives in Canada, which has been very exciting!

I'll get back to you with more - I do have a private tree on Ancestry though, so if you give me your user name on Ancestry (if you have one) I can add you so that you can view it.

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: Dating a photo please
« on: Thursday 04 June 15 21:48 BST (UK)  »
Thanks, you got me thinking... :)
Don't know why I didn't think to check age of third wife.  ::)  3rd wife was 44 when they got married, so a good bit younger.  If the photo is 1930's, then I would say surely that it is wife number two, aged around 60?

Hi there

Would anyone be able to help me date this photo?  The gentleman in the picture died in 1966.  He had three wives, two died young, one in 1902, and one in 1935.  He remarried in 1937.  The photo was given to me, and I was told it was him and wife number two, and I just want to confirm this.  He was 61 when he got married for the third time, and 90 when he died.  (the second wife was 62 when she died).

Thanks in advance.

World War One / Re: Identify a Uniform please?
« on: Wednesday 03 June 15 21:06 BST (UK)  »
That's great, thank you very much.  Have scoured the usual sites, and no records seem to be available for him at all, no medal roll, no service record :(  Oh well.  At least I know what he was now anyway!  Thank you :)

World War One / Identify a Uniform please?
« on: Wednesday 03 June 15 20:30 BST (UK)  »
Evening :)

Can anyone tell me if this was a uniform for the army during the first world war?  The Gentleman was born in 1880, and died in 1948.  I cannot find any record of him serving in the War, yet family history said he was injured in the war, and there a few photos of him in uniform.


Daisy Loo

Ireland / Re: When records dry up!
« on: Friday 05 December 14 19:36 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you.  So great to get these bits and pieces.  Much appreciated :)

Ireland / Re: When records dry up!
« on: Friday 05 December 14 00:19 GMT (UK)  »
oh, oh!  It's brilliant!  It's a step of some sort it's given me more leads at least!  Thank you so very much! 

I was just checking my email before sooo tempted to stay up now!   

Thanks again!

Edited: Just found a military record for an Edward Browne of the 83rd foot regiment - when he was 17 giving place of birth as Blackrock, Dublin.  :D

Ireland / When records dry up!
« on: Thursday 04 December 14 21:13 GMT (UK)  »
Good evening :)

I am trying to find get further on the tree of an Edward Browne.  I have his gravestone inscription, where he died in 1869 aged 70.  I have a marriage date of 1835 (but no physical record) to a Mary Eliza Gillman, and a record listing for wills for both of them.  I have managed to go back with Mary Eliza, as she appears to be peerage.  But Edward Browne seems to come out of nowhere!

I can't pin down where they actually got married.   Her father had an address in Dublin, Bellevue House, Booterstown; and it appears this house may have been left to Mary Eliza, as Edward Browne is listed with this address also.

Some time between 1855 and 1860, Edward Browne purchased a property in Rosleague, Co. Galway.  He had a son, Gillman, who was born around 1836, but I can't find a birth record for him, to pin down where he was born.  Gillman was listed on his grave as the eldest son, so I assume they had other children too, but, can't find them either!

Edward and his son Gillman were Justices of the Peace for Galway, and there are plenty of mentions in old newspapers. 

Despite this, I seem to be going round and round in circles, trying to get that one step further back.

Any advice?

Thanks in advance.

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