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Berkshire Lookup Requests / Re: Richard Thomas FLOWER 1861
« on: Friday 13 January 17 02:40 GMT (UK)  »
12 years to reply eh? not bad is at for someone with rapidly advancing decrepitude?  ::) ::).
1841 census Richard Thomas is a scholar at Christ's Hospital London aged 10.
He migrated to NZ and married Mrs Elizabeth Ruff a mother of eight.
Death notice from the "Nelson Evening Mail" of Wednesday, 27 November, 1918 :
FLOWER - At the residence of his son-in-law, T. WOODWARD, Halifax Street, Richard Thomas FLOWER, aged 88 years.  (Private interment.)

if you keep chipping away things do happen ..... no doubt this could interest to one of our NZ chatters? :o :o

The Lighter Side / Re: Smilies 2017
« on: Monday 09 January 17 09:56 GMT (UK)  »
still not fussed .........  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Technical Help / Re: Linking Ancestry to MacKiev FTM
« on: Saturday 07 January 17 09:50 GMT (UK)  »
You do not unlink the tree as the poster says above. They clearly say just update it 'as is'. I updated it without unlinking and it worked perfect. Much faster now.
I must say that the transition was very easy.......... although it did worry me that I might be entering an unknown area being a dinosaur and very low tech...

The Lighter Side / Re: Smilies 2017
« on: Friday 06 January 17 10:16 GMT (UK)  »
I'm not that fussed really..... I do use smilies occasionally and never really bothered about them.
Joe  ::) ::)

Occupation Interests / Re: Carter pay?
« on: Saturday 31 December 16 09:59 GMT (UK)  »
I would think that if one was an owner of a horse and hopefully a cart a 'carter' would preferably the way to go at that period. :) :)
He would not be 'Paid' as such but would charge whatever he pleased for any particular task. ;) ;)

The Lighter Side / Re: Relative won't help me
« on: Wednesday 28 December 16 09:05 GMT (UK)  »
We are indeed fortunate to have Guy on board he is indeed a man of 'Infinite resource and Sagacity' (courtesy Rudyard Kipling).
Take heed of what he says and walk away from it ..... time is precious ...... it is to me at 89 years of age.  ;) ;)

The Common Room / Re: Mutation of surnames
« on: Monday 26 December 16 09:07 GMT (UK)  »
Unfortunately the search engines of yesteryear no longer exist remember Alta Vista,Dogpile and Lycos ?... they really searched ....we seem to be stuck with one which I believe is hopeless and we deserve better.
My surname is TWITCHIN which is regarded as old English and I could find it's  definition which is either a path between to properties or an alley or a place where two roads meet and similar.I believe this term is still used in some parts of UK.
Twitchell is  used in parts of Essex and Hertfordshire to mean an alley or footpath,
Twitten is used in Sussex to mean the same thing.
In the Netherlands, Tussen, which means 'between' is also used in the same sense.
I only throw this into the pot because I have searched this name for years and watched it metamorphose.
To me all surnames are dynamic.

The Common Room / Re: Lazy Research
« on: Saturday 24 December 16 09:25 GMT (UK)  »
How many times.... OTHER TREES ARE NOT SOURCES. Other trees can lead you to sources. Nothing wrong with looking at trees to see if they've got some information you haven't - as long as you follow it up properly. Oh well, I'm sure you guys here don't need telling. :)
Exactly...... it's the only way to go ........ look at the information,check with your detail and adopt,adapt,and improve.
Joe  ;) ;)

The Lighter Side / Re: Gluttony in the Gilded Age
« on: Tuesday 20 December 16 08:32 GMT (UK)  »
I'm sure I would like the 'Tipsy Cake'  ::) ::)

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