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The Common Room / Re: Family appear on 1871 census twice
« on: Tuesday 06 April 10 16:49 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for your quick replies.

They are in 2/3 different places!

I expect I will have to put it down to human error, I just wondered if there could be a reason I wasn't aware of.  It seems strange that the brother George wouldn't have his correct occupation listed on one of the returns though.

Yes, I did revise it - I accidentally hit enter too soon!!

The Common Room / Family appear on 1871 census twice
« on: Tuesday 06 April 10 16:29 BST (UK)  »
Is anyone able to offer an explanation as to why a family might appear on the 1871 census twice. 
I have found the following family where I expected to, at Greenham Common:

Thomas POCOCK      Head b1830 Greenham Farm Lab
Mary Ann POCOCK   Wife   b1826       "
Ann POCOCK            Dau   b1856        "
Charles POCOCK      Son   b1859        "
George POCOCK         "     b1864        "
Ann POCOCK       Mother   b1803        "
George POCOCK  Brother  b1836        "          Farm Lab  Unmarried

Ann & George were actually Mary's relatives, her maiden name was also POCOCK.

Then I found some of them living at Bishop's Green, Greenham:

Thomas POCOCK     Head         b1825  Ecchinswell    Farm Lab
Mary Ann POCOCK   Wife          b1826  Greenham
Charles POCOCK      Son          b1859       "
George POCOCK         "            b1864       "
Ann POCOCK   Mother-in-Law  b1803       "

The only difference I can see is Thomas' age (could be transcription error) and place of birth (Ecchinswell/Itchingswell was in the Chapelry of Greenham) and that daughter Ann and Brother George are not living with them. 

I found Ann and George living in St Lawrence, Reading, (also in 1871) but this time George is married with a family and is a Police Constable:

George POCOCK   Head b1836  Greenham     Police Constable
....wife and children....
Ann POCOCK         Serv  b1856  Greenham     Gen. Servant

I could accept that this is perhaps a different George and Ann, because of the discrepancies with George, but I'm quite sure all the other people are duplicated.

This family is very confusing!  Any ideas would be appreciated!

London and Middlesex / Re: Drews from Islington Workhouse
« on: Saturday 27 March 10 08:57 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you Valda, that's a big help, at least I now know not to look for William anymore, maybe Thomas will help me in finding Rose Ann in 1841/51.

All the best.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Help with handwriting
« on: Friday 26 March 10 14:16 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you very much for your help, that is really great.   I now have another lead to follow up - the University and City of Oxford and I would never have deciphered the word Itinerant.   :) :) :)

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Help with handwriting
« on: Friday 26 March 10 13:27 GMT (UK)  »
Oops, I just realised that there is a separate place for this kind of query, but I'm not sure how to move the message!

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Help with handwriting
« on: Friday 26 March 10 13:25 GMT (UK)  »
I wondered if anyone with more experience than me at reading old handwriting would be able to decipher a couple of things. 

I have a marriage between two Gypsy/Hawker families.  In the residence box, I can't read the first word,  it's something beginning with H.... in all parts of the south of England.

I also can't make out everything in the Father's profession box - Ratcatcher to the ????? the last word is Dealer.

Many thanks for any help anyone can give me on this. 

Unfortunately, my Nan is unable to locate this photo at the moment.  Thanks again for all your help though, what you have done is still an improvement on the original.

London and Middlesex / Drews from Islington Workhouse
« on: Thursday 25 March 10 16:06 GMT (UK)  »

I am trying to trace a Rose Ann Drew who was baptised alongside her twin brother William Drew 5 July 1833 at St Mary's, Islington.  Their mother was Martha Drew, abode: Workhouse,   Quality, Trade or Profession: Poor.

I know that in 1858 Roseanna married Thomas Freemantle (from Easton, Hants) and they lived for many years in Ecchinswell, Hampshire.

Roseanna lived to be 100 years old, and I have a newspaper cutting of this event.  However, I would like to know a little bit more about her before she came to Hampshire, but cannot find her on the 1841 or 1851 census, I just wondered if anyone had any ideas?

I did find a criminal record for a Rose Ann Drew, aged 13 in Reading 1846, she was imprisoned for 1 month for Larceny but I don't know how to ascertain if this is the same person.  I also found a couple of possibles for her brother William in the 1841 census (Brixton Goal School and a school in Buckingham), but no clues on Roseanna or her mother Martha.

I would really appreciate any help or advice on this one, as she seemed to have been a very interesting lady.

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: Old and tired photo
« on: Sunday 14 March 10 10:30 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you very much for your efforts, I don't have the original, but I will try and get hold of it and re-scan. 

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