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The Common Room / Re: R.A.O.B. or Buffaloes
« on: Saturday 05 December 09 11:45 GMT (UK)  »
I live in Reading Berks so its a bit hard for me but I plan a trip in the new year
Some children in the family didnt get on very well with John Mason ( their own father)
They moved as far away as possible from him when their mother died in 1940 My own father ended up at AWRE Aldermaston in Berkshire which is why I was born here .He had a tough childhood
John Mason was rather infamous (at least in our family) for his exploits as a womaniser heavy drinker and lazy layabout who never had a job  and was always broke.He was also on the run from his wifes family for deserting her and setting up house with my grandmother Agnes Singleton in Penistone after 1919  (the "other "woman whom he never married)
Nice bloke !!!!!!!
Strange how he became a member of the RAOB when his charactor was so bad.I wonder what was his motivation for joining - maybe just prestige, booze...... and a new line of credit  but what else would he get by being a member when he was so poor and didnt pay his dues
He must have lied on the application form if they have such a thing. He did rather talk a good game
Does anybody have an opinion on how and why  Buffs were recruited after WW1 What were they looking for in new recruits Were the applications checked and vetted and what is the process
Can you be expelled from the RAOB and what would it take to do that
Thanks Paul

The Common Room / Re: R.A.O.B. or Buffaloes
« on: Friday 04 December 09 16:08 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Clair
A bit of the subject of the RAOB but What is the Penistone Gazette.I am researching Penistone as back ground material to my grandfather in the very slim hope that he was infamous enough to get a mention in an old newspaper

The Common Room / Re: R.A.O.B. or Buffaloes
« on: Wednesday 02 December 09 19:22 GMT (UK)  »

Unfortunaly the Roab were just about the only avenue left.Shame !!!
I am a member of most sites and have been looking for him for 6 years .I have tried most things but I believe his trail has gone cold  by now
The family tree looks rather lop sided when one branch stops at your grand father
Thanks anyway

PS Does anybody want to adopt him !!!!!!

The Common Room / Re: R.A.O.B. or Buffaloes
« on: Tuesday 01 December 09 23:12 GMT (UK)  »
My problam is I dont know much about my grand father a John Mason and have hit a very dead end
I dont know for certain even where he was born apart from Derbyshire in 1889
He met my grand mother in Penistone abt 1919  but never married her, hence the start of my problems
I am told he was in the buffaloes and this is the last lead I have in trying to pin him down
Can anybody tell me where would the best place to start in contacting the "Buffs"
Do they have an arhcive that is open to outside visitors  that might tell me where he was born
A long shot, I know !!!!
Thanks for any help you can give

The Common Room / Re: R.A.O.B. or Buffaloes
« on: Sunday 29 November 09 20:19 GMT (UK)  »
I have always suspected that my grandfather  John Mason b 1889 Derbyshire d 1944 Doncaster was a member of the RAOB.He wore a badge on his jacket but for all I know he may have nicked it since much I know about him is not true
I believe he may have attended a branch at Penistone Yorkshire which may tie in with The Spread Eagle pub which was run by my ancestors The Singletons in the 1900's.Might he have been recruited during WW1
How can I check.Does a secret sociaty publish a list of its past dead members ????

Buckinghamshire / Re: LACEY - Loosley Row
« on: Tuesday 22 September 09 19:40 BST (UK)  »
I was very interested to learn about the 1821 census and this connection
My relation is Absolom Lacey b 1790 Loosley Row and I couldt never find his parents either.He married Harriot Hammon in 1816
I noticed the entry regarding the 1821 census and an Absolom Lacey and assume they both fit together
My Absolom Lacey would be around 30 at the time of the census.Since there is an older man in the 50 to 60 age group can I assume this older man would be the householder named ie Absolom Lacey (senior)
Is this man my Absalom Lacey's long lost father perhaps
Thanks for any help you can give in confirming this

Family History Beginners Board / Lacey family of looseley Row Bucks
« on: Friday 24 July 09 12:50 BST (UK)  »
As a new member I hope that there is somebody out there who can help with a dead end
I cant find any ancestors of Absalom Lacey b 1790 Princess Risborough ,married Harriet Hammon b 1796 Losseley Row
I can find plenty of marriage's between Lacey families with The Parslow Family of Loosely Row but i cant make a connection with my Lacey
Absalom Lacey lived at Bottom Field PR.Does anybody know the location of Bottom Field.Is it close to Saunderton
A general question about where the Lacey family name comes from There appears to be an awful lot of Lacey family that come from Lacey Green that are Lace workers.It sounds too good to be true !
Is there any evidence of any connection with the hamlet of Lacey green

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