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Norfolk Lookup Requests / Re: Downham Marriage Look Up for John Tomkins 1897
« on: Sunday 21 March 21 20:09 GMT (UK)  »
We are not supposed to copy/paste from subscription sites I normally modify it and remove all the unnecessary information so it is easy to read  ;)

Ooopppp...sorry! 
Thank you Trish1120 and yes, Rosie99...that certainly lends credence to the Boer War casualty story.
Many thanks

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Norfolk Lookup Requests / Re: Downham Marriage Look Up for John Tomkins 1897
« on: Sunday 21 March 21 11:20 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you Rosie...yes, I do...
Elizabeth Tompkins
Age
28
Estimated Birth Year
1873
Relation to Head
Sister
Gender
Female
Birth Place
Lynn, Norfolk, England
Civil parish
Newington
Ecclesiastical parish
Holy Trinity
County/Island
London
Registration district
Southwark
Sub-registration district
Trinity, Newington
ED, institution, or vessel
02
Piece
371
Folio
39
Page number
31
Household schedule number
207

With daughters, Helen and Elsie.

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Norfolk Lookup Requests / Downham Marriage Look Up for John Tomkins 1897
« on: Sunday 21 March 21 10:46 GMT (UK)  »
Hello

I am trying to find any information on John Tomkins.

All I have is his marriage

Elizabeth Lilly McCready and John Tomkins
Mar Q 1897
Downham, Norfolk
Volume:   4b
Page:   519

On Ancestry some members have him as being killed in the Boer War in  1901, being in the 2nd Battalion of the East Kent regiment, but there is nothing to back this up.
So I thought that, with the marriage being the one solid fact, I would start with that.

I was wondering if anyone has access to the records for the Downham parish which give occupation , age and fathers name, please!

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The Common Room / Re: Local History Forum
« on: Thursday 05 November 20 18:10 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you Jebber

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The Common Room / Re: Local History Forum
« on: Thursday 05 November 20 17:25 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you Jebber.
Should I ask my question on the related county page...or on this one?

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The Common Room / Local History Forum
« on: Thursday 05 November 20 16:31 GMT (UK)  »
Is there a forum like Rootschat focussing on local history?
Or are local history questions acceptable on here?

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Yes Ladyhawk...thatís me!  ::) ;D
Helen Dyer...Nellie D
Nellie was my grandadís name for me.
He was the grandson of the rogue we are looking into!
I added the Hillier for my own use in further research not as a definite!

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Thank you John.
I truly do appreciate the time and effort taken by you all, John, Ladyhawk, heywood, Dundee, kanskar Carole W and Mckha489 to help with this puzzle.
I knew my gt gt grandfather had a bit of a reputation...and this seems to be proving it.
Poor Mary, left in the lurch, having to admit herself and three children to the workhouse, where she gave birth to a fourth. He meanwhile had another woman who was heavily pregnant with his son. She died, so he camped out with yet another young woman!
Assuming, of course, that it is the same man, but it is looking quite likely.
Patience has never been my strong point and I am learning that sometimes, things are not as they first appear and that I need to research more thoroughly and cross reference before coming to a definitive conclusion.
I like your idea with a white board... ;) :)

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