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Flintshire / Re: The Chemistry?, Mancot, Flintshire
« on: Saturday 12 June 21 15:57 BST (UK)  »
There is a Wikipedia entry for Hawarden which has come information on the industries in the 19th century. These include, "making of... chemicals such as Glauber Salts and Ivory Black making". This can be found on the part headed, "19th century".

The parish was larger than it is today. Hawarden and Mancot are in very close proximity.


I found an old post of mine on this site which asked for information on the parish registers for St Eurgain and St Peter. There was a reply from someone who said that the Clwyd Family History Society has published transcriptions of the Northop parish registers in six volumes.

They could well be the answer to your queries.


Here is some information on Northop:

I think you can forget anything in Hawarden. It is some distance from Northop. I think Flint, Mold and Connah's Quay would be the most likely alternatives.


There was (and is) an area near Flint town called Cornist. I found this about Cornist Hall, one mile south west of Flint.

There is an area of Flint called Cornist to this day:

More photos here:

This is just over 3 miles from Northop, St Eurgain, according to Google maps.

It is possible that your ancestors had a family connection to Northop which is why they were baptised there. My gt gt gt grandfather was born Flint Mountain but his family came from Northop originally. I think they were close to Northop from there. It gives the distance as 1.3 miles today.


I have ancestors from this area and have found a great variety of places referred to as Flint ..... There are Flint Mountain, Flint Wood, Flint Common etc. It can be difficult to find where some of these are now. I did a field trip a few years ago and was none the wiser. Genuki has a page on Flint which has a link to an old map.


Sussex / Re: a very long shot!
« on: Tuesday 01 June 21 16:50 BST (UK)  »
It might be worth searching The Keep site for some details on these people. I put in Mary Brett and 134 hits came up but not all would be of interest to you. It is something to bear in mind as it can be very useful.


Dumfriesshire / Re: Lochmaben Sanatorium 1950ís
« on: Sunday 23 May 21 15:00 BST (UK)  »
The library is Dumfries is open for limited hours at the moment. You may not be able to get an answer on the phone. I enquired about the archives last Friday. These remain closed and they think it could reopen in June but that isn't definite. Even if it reopens, I gather that the stock has been move elsewhere and you would need to know exactly what you want for them to find it. There are other issues about people handling the material, so there may be conditions on this.


Somerset / Re: Orchardly
« on: Friday 21 May 21 14:57 BST (UK)  »
There are some sites on Frome family history such as:

The Frome Research one has details of Orchardleigh Leases and I note there are some Ayres names in this. Click on Property and then on Orchardleigh Leases. Scroll down to get the Ayres names. James Ayres is shown in these.

You could also try The Somerset and Dorset Family History Society:


Somerset / Re: Orchardly
« on: Thursday 20 May 21 15:09 BST (UK)  »
Here is the Genuki page on Orchardleigh:

What records are you looking for exactly?

The name of Ayres, plus variants, seems to be quite common in the Frome area at that time.


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