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Hi all

I have a very old picture of family that we are trying to date. Im hoping that identifying and dating the car may help

Any help gratefully appreciated


Hi there

I m afraid I'm no closer to finding out but have to admit it hasn't been a priority in the past year. Good luck with your research


Buckinghamshire / Putnam House - Mid Bucks Shelter and Maternity Home - Records
« on: Friday 28 June 13 09:54 BST (UK)  »
Hi there

Trying to track down admissions/discharges from Putnam House in 1939. Bucks RO say that all records were transferred to a charity, Parents And Children Together, but specifically said that they thought very few records prior to 1952 were still in existence

Ive contacted Parents And Children Together and they say they have no records from Putnam House at all

Has anyone had an joy in finding out where these records may be?


Occupation Interests / Fit to serve in the 19th Century Merchant Navy?
« on: Tuesday 12 March 13 21:50 GMT (UK)  »
No specific lookups on this but a note of curiosity

My GGG Grandfather was medically discharged from the Royal Marine Light Infantry in 1878 suffering from Pthisis

Yet he was registered as an Able-bodied seaman and continued to sail from 1879 until he died at sea in 1907

My question is were there any basic health checks for new crew in the MN around that time? Im curious how someone suffering a TB-type illness would be able to sign up?


Travelling People / Re: Wilson
« on: Monday 04 March 13 20:16 GMT (UK)  »

My great great grandmother was Bella Wilson, who married William Foster. Both travelling people as are all my family. So Hannah was my great great great grandmother. She married young to Terance Rafferty, who unforturnately died leaving her pregnant and with a young family. She went on to have more children to Andrew Wilson, however we believe they never married as her death certificate gives her name as Rafferty.
Also to let you know my Dad knew Fanny and Arthur when he was a child as his family travelled with them.
I do have a copy of the photograph which I can let you have. I obtained it from another Wilson desendant.

Berkshire / Re: Village/town of Edelin in Berkshire c1851
« on: Wednesday 30 January 13 21:45 GMT (UK)  »

The Silas/Eliza route is one I have trodeen before. His marriage certificate states his father's name is David, and his Army discharge states parents names as David and Charlotte

On the census entries that I can find, 1881, 1891 the birthplace is Windsor

I think Im back to my original conclusion that the Alfred in this 1871 census isnt my ancestor

Many thanks for your time anyway!

Berkshire / Re: Village/town of Edelin in Berkshire c1851
« on: Sunday 27 January 13 14:28 GMT (UK)  »

The image ref is 1871- RG 10 818 page 45
Private Alfred Winfield age 19

Hampshire > Aldershot > District The Kings Own Royal Regiment 1st Battalion and Depot 38 Regiment > 45

Berkshire / Village/town of Edelin in Berkshire c1851
« on: Sunday 27 January 13 14:22 GMT (UK)  »

On the 1871 census a potential lead in my research is noted as being born in Edelin in Berkshire. Ive been on to the BerksFHS and found the 1851 census list of villages but nothing came close

My other records with his birthplace all show Windsor/Eton. Could Edelin just be an enumerator error or was there such a place?



Armed Forces / Re: Oxford Light Infantry?
« on: Tuesday 23 October 12 16:34 BST (UK)  »

I used these guys to do some research for me a while ago and they are very good

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum Trust

Hope this helps


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