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Nottinghamshire / Re: Emigration to Australia
« on: Friday 23 July 21 19:08 BST (UK)  »
I've searched on the Australian records for Immigration into their country for both names and there is no record from 1950 to 1960 of them arriving by ship or plane. I know they Australians are a stickler for their records being accurate, are you sure of the destination, ship and dates and I've searched those records for my own relatives and found them straight away. Both ship and air arrivals are all recorded and you can see the scanned arrival cards. There are also no records relating to them from the Immigration and Naturalization Records from 1950 to 1970, sorry.

Nottinghamshire Lookup Requests / Re: Marriage lookup request - Nottingham
« on: Saturday 08 February 20 01:36 GMT (UK)  »
Hi there

On the NFHS CD entry shows

09/12/1821 John McVicker married Mary Westbury at Nottingham St Mary

Hi there

On the NFHS CD both entries are from St Marys

Elizabeth Palmer married Henry Plackett on 22/06/1840
Mary Palmer married William Jessop on 11/07/1833

You can view the Parish entries on a fiche at the Nottingham Records Office for St Marys as I've viewed them myself when looking for my own family records.

Nottinghamshire / Re: Allen family - for auction on well know auction site.
« on: Friday 07 February 20 22:13 GMT (UK)  »
Hi there

Haven't been on for a great while but I'm back on this case, had an accident with my old computer and lost all the electronic records I'd collected.  Luckily I had printed out most of them so its a case of re-finding all the electronic stuff and re-entering into my family tree programs again.

As for this Allen family they are from the Nottingham city and I'm certain there are not any that are residing in the Bulwell area at all. Soon as I've researched further I will let you all know about this family and any possible living relatives I've managed to find.

The bible is actually a very old book and is a Book of Common Prayer, alot of the 's' are actually printed as a 'f'. This copy was printed by T. Wright and W. Gill, printers to the Univerfity: And fold by W. Jackfon, in Oxford. 1767 [Price: One Shilling and Eight-pence, unbound]

The births, marriages and deaths written on the front and rear pages of the bible are sush an easy starting point for the start of my research.

Nottinghamshire / Re: Missing burial records ?
« on: Monday 16 December 13 00:52 GMT (UK)  »
Hi there

Had a similar problem with my 4 times great uncles wife, she disappeared after he died in Arnold, Notts and was buried at St Marys Church in 1875 and I really wanted to find where she was buried as he was at the Battle of Waterloo.  Hit the brick wall trying to find her on any census or on any burial record in Nottinghamshire between 1875 and 1881.  I knew one of the daughters had married someone from a village called Blackawton in Devon and moved back there with him after they were married.

Whilst we were on holiday in Hampshire I decided to take a trip to Devon to see I could find where the daughter lived and if there was a grave, the other half came along for the journey (I always know how to show a girl a good time).

With the help of my long suffering passenger in the graveyard we managed to find the graves of the daughter and her husband ....... and b*gger me next to the daughter was the lost mother who must of travelled to live with the daughter after her husband died in Arnold.  Which just goes to show that people are buried in the unlikely places sometimes and it sometimes takes a bit of luck to find where they are.

Nottinghamshire / Re: Allen family - for auction on well know auction site.
« on: Tuesday 09 April 13 20:12 BST (UK)  »
Hi copperbeech

Its me again and I have to once again to confess that I've bought this item for 17 and .... what an item.  I wish my family bible had that much information it would of saved me a year of trying to find the correct records, the entries are staggering and very factual and when I've compared the parish records and GRO indexes with whats written its accurate.

My goal again is to unite this with the family it originally came from if possible and use it as a research exercise project to hone my skills to find living members of the family concerned.


Nottinghamshire / Re: Russell = Cresswell marriage certificate for auction
« on: Sunday 31 March 13 23:24 BST (UK)  »
Hi there

Just thought I'd let you know I've bought the item and as a mini project for me I'm doing research on the cert to see if there are any surviving relatives around today.

So far its an interesting tree George Russell came from Glasgow, Scotland signed the Certificate  with an x, one of the witnesses was Elizabeth Russell who also signed with an x and may of been his sister. His father was a Gasser which was either 1) A person who worked in the "gas-room" where raw cotton was de-fumigated, or 2) A person who applied gas to finished cotton threads to smooth them.

Lucy Cresswell came from Belper, Derbyshire and her father was a Collier. They had a total of 6 children and lucy died in 1907 aged 55, George remarried in 1908 to Eliza Rawson.

Plenty more to look for and hopefully in the end unite the family with this cert if possible.


World War One / The Leicestershire Regiment
« on: Saturday 16 March 13 14:26 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Everyone

I have in my possession  'Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19 Part 22 The Leicestershire Regiment'.

If anyone wants me to look up for anyone that may be in the pages then please ask and I'll try to provide the info for you.

They are list by Battalion then the names in surname order which includes: where born, where enlisted, soldier number, rank, died or died of wounds, killed or killed in action, where died and date of death



I'm a Mc'Robie on my mothers side although ours were the 'other' Mc'Robie family in Leicester and sadly not related to your family. I've traced our ancestry right back to James Mc'Robie or Macrobbie originally travelling down from Monimail, Fife to work as a groom in Rothley, Billesdon and Leicester. Some of my Mc'Robie relatives still live in and around the city to this day.

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