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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: City of York
« on: Tuesday 20 October 20 10:53 BST (UK)  »
People were surprisingly mobile in those days.  One branch of my family made the trip in the opposite direction, originating in Kent and ending up in County Durham.


The Stay Safe Board / Re: NHS Contact Tracing App
« on: Sunday 18 October 20 22:09 BST (UK)  »
It's a bit of a joke classifying covid as a notifiable disease when the track & trace (how many billions was spaffed up that particular wall?) is so useless that if it does actually identify contacts, it's about ten days after they have been in contact with someone with covid.  So by the time they have been notified,  they've been roaming freely for longer than the illness lasts with most people.  However in the meantime they will likely  have infected the grandparents, the kids, their teachers, the workers at the supermarket and the jolly guy at the paper shop.  And they, not realising their peril, will have been going about their lives, unaware that all is not well.

The Stay Safe Board / Re: NHS Contact Tracing App
« on: Sunday 18 October 20 16:24 BST (UK)  »
I haven't downloaded the app because I never trusted Serco not to share my data elsewhere.  My daughter thought I was being paranoid, but this just shows that there are times when mother knows best!  Well done, Guy, for letting us know about this, and for taking a stand on the matter of  Serco sharing personal data, despite the government's assurances that this would not happen.  I'm now wondering who else will be given access to it.  Very worrying indeed.


Breconshire / Re: Do you have Jones ancestors connected with Maesmynis?
« on: Saturday 17 October 20 21:59 BST (UK)  »
A friend of mine on here (Groom) and I are researching the millers of the areas of Brecon and Radnorshire and we've come across lots of connections to Maesmynis, with quite a lot of them ither born there or living there from time to time.  It seems that milling families moved about quite a bit, and the families we are researching can be found at Maesmynis, Aberedw, Llanbadarn-garreg, Llandrindod Wells and Builth as well as at Felindre, Bronlly, Brecon and (our particular interest) Talgarth.  I think we have one Jones from Maesmynis who was a miller in Talgarth; but our primary interest is in the Handley and Lewis families.  If you come across any millers with these names I'd be interested to hear from you, and I'll check to see what we have on any Joneses who might have Maesmynis connections.


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Death Certificate
« on: Thursday 15 October 20 23:32 BST (UK)  » is also a good freebie and that will allow you to reduce the size of the image.  However, there are dodgy copies online so best only to download from a trusted source.  Cnet downloads are safer than just googling and downloading elsewhere.

The Common Room / Re: Beatrice Mary Selena Renders mystery.
« on: Thursday 15 October 20 20:41 BST (UK)  »
Jan and I started following the family as they were millers at the mill we're researching, but the more we find out about them, the more interesting they become.   I am sure their stories would make a really interesting historical novel.  Our main heroine was born into a milling family in Mid Wales, married a lad from another well-known milling family, and helped her husband to run the mill. She and her husband seem to have raised their grandson, and when he grew old enough he helped with the milling.  After her husband died, our heroine ran the mill with the help of her grandson and when she died, he became the miller.  Then things seem to have gone wrong but we don't really know why.  The grandson bought the mill (it was previously leased) but his wife became ill, and she ended up in an asylum in South Wales whilst he was living nearby with his daughter, and working as an overground colliery labourer. Another family had taken over the mill.  There are so many facets to the stories surrounding this family I bet Jan and I will still be doing our research five years hence.  Because every time we think we're about ready to start writing the story down, we find another interesting character to follow.

The Common Room / Re: Beatrice Mary Selena Renders mystery.
« on: Wednesday 14 October 20 20:24 BST (UK)  »
Thanks everyone for your input here.  Jan and I  have really struggled to work out what's been going on with some members of this family!  I've just put things in chronological order, to get my head around what was going on, as much as to help everyone else:

1869 (Jan?) - Marriage in Kensington of Alfred Hector Renders (address unknown) and Sarah S Phillips of Radnorshire, Mid Wales.
1869 Sept Q - Birth of Beatrice Mary Selina Renders in Builth, Wales
1871 census (2 April)  - Sarah Renders and baby Beatrice are living at Mill House, Llandrindod Wells, with Sarah's mother.  Also there as lodger and miller is one Alfred Handley.
Sept 1871 - Birth of Mabel Elizabeth Renders, Builth
Jun Q 1872 - Marriage of Sarah Renders  to Alfred Handley, Builth
Jun 1873 - Death of Mabel Elizabeth Renders

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: In desperate need of help
« on: Thursday 08 October 20 19:23 BST (UK)  »
Definitely hard to read!  Here's my pitiful attempt to fill in a couple of gaps:

1818 I think the last column says From Rye to Quebec &c (etc)
1822   Brig ??? -  Seaman -  North American .....
John of Greenock  -  Chief Mate -  Whale Fishing

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: 1660 Will... Property names!
« on: Wednesday 07 October 20 22:25 BST (UK)  »
I suspect that the Cunricke is Abercynrig, near Brecon.


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