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Midlothian / Re: Edinburgh marriages from previous post.
« on: Monday 30 October 17 18:48 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Everyone,

Back at last. Had a look at Scottish ancestors and thought I should really get something done.

Researching Izatt, Isett, from Edinburgh and John Fraser born about 1794. John married an Irish woman called Anne Jane Lockart. Still interested in marriages from previous post.



Pembrokeshire / Re: Pembrokeshire Photographers 1860-1920
« on: Sunday 19 March 17 06:31 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Maria,

I think that knowing the photographer is about as far as you will get. Some photographers kept records that might have been passed on to family members.  The photographers name would have normally been on the back of the photograph but was placed on the front from about 1900.

With regards to identification you could try a family history site.  Ancestry does has a researchers part where you can place photographs and request contacts or information or you could use social media.

I have placed photographs on this site some time ago.



Pembrokeshire / Re: Pembrokeshire Police
« on: Monday 06 July 15 13:46 BST (UK)  »
Hi Gemma,
I looked into Narberth policemen some time ago and did not find any references to a John Henton but this was only up to 1900.  I looked at the Census returns and find him living in Robeston Wathen, which is very near Narberth and both were alive in 1871, a good starting point.
See attachment.
I've edited the photo of PC28 and added a little density.
First step I think is to follow the family forward in time through the Census returns. This should be relavity simple as most of the Pembrokeshire returns are available on line.  You may have to pay a small amount but this will be less costly than travelling to the record office. I've passed the query on to Narberth Museum, they might be able to help as well.


Midlothian / Re: Edinburgh marriages.
« on: Friday 28 March 14 16:43 GMT (UK)  »
I posted the Edinburgh Marriages several years ago and if anyone has tried to contact me
Still interested though, especially in the Izatt family at the moment.  The Edinburgh Izatts seemed to be bakers mainly and also some were involved with the printing industry as well.



Pembrokeshire / Re: Narberth Postal Workers
« on: Friday 03 May 13 19:30 BST (UK)  »
Hi PenarthLad,

Thanks for the contact.  I originally put this item on Rootsweb hoping it might elect some response from Narberth Post Office researchers. Sadly not much interest except for friend Orielbenfro, a mine of information. I'm sure that Pauline Griffiths, Curator of Narberth Museum would be very interested in the photographs.



Kent / Re: Leeds Castle Census Returns
« on: Wednesday 18 January 12 20:37 GMT (UK)  »
Hi All,

Thanks very much for your help, I managed to get to Leeds Castle without a satnav!.

The Harry Edgar Sheppard I was looking for was born in July 1892 and is the one mentioned by Casalguidi. I have his army details medals and service record. I purchased the records in 1996 when they first were available but did not know he was living in Snodland at the time, as he enlisted at New Cross near his home in Greenwich in September 1914. I only received a couple of typewritten sheets for my 25.00 but it did give me his main details. The story goes that he was working at Leeds Castle as a groom when he met Rose Spencer who was thought to be a servant there. I was hoping this might have been around 1911 but it seems it might have been later.

Thanks again for all the interest.


Quaker Family History / Re: Quakers in Narberth
« on: Wednesday 18 January 12 13:46 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Oriel,

There is a Quaker burial ground at Trewern near Llandewi Velfrey. Haven't been myself although I had intended to visit it at some time.
I did see one Quaker style grave stone in the church yard at Carew, but as with all of them only initials and a date though.



Kent / Leeds Castle Census Returns
« on: Monday 16 January 12 12:34 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Kent Researchers,

Has anyone managed to arrive at Leeds Castle when searching through the Census.
My grandfather was possibly employed at the castle as a groom around 1911-1914.
His name was Harry Edgar Sheppard. Sadly he died in France in 1915.
I've had a look at the 1901 and 1911 Census but can't seem to find where the Castle records are listed.
Does anyone know if the castle staff lived in, or perhaps lodged in surrounding villages.
Any help much appreciated.


Pembrokeshire / Re: Narberth Postal Workers
« on: Wednesday 30 March 11 17:05 BST (UK)  »
Hi Researchers,

I had a great response from the Friends of Narberth Museum, also local history researchers and now attach the results.

We think that these names are now correct, unless you know otherwise! Please tell us!



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