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The Common Room / Re: A bit of a puzzle - any ideas welcome!
« on: Saturday 18 March 06 19:03 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Nashua
Thanks for that info. I've just sent an email to Barnardos, so fingers crossed they'll be able to help. Where did you get the request form from?

Jacdee

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Yorkshire (North Riding) / Re: Upsal nr Thirsk
« on: Saturday 18 March 06 18:38 GMT (UK)  »
Hi,
What was his place of birth on the other censuses that you have found him on?

Jacdee

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The Common Room / Re: A bit of a puzzle - any ideas welcome!
« on: Saturday 18 March 06 17:20 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks, I'm going to email someone at Barnardos and see if they can help.
I just think its so sad that the children obviously thought their mother was dead, and she had no contact with them for the rest of her life (even if that was only 7 years). And yet she died not very far from where the children were. I can't begin to imagine how jane must of felt  - being so close to her children, but not having any contact with them. Its so harsh.

Jacdee

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The Common Room / Re: A bit of a puzzle - any ideas welcome!
« on: Saturday 18 March 06 17:09 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks Wendi, i'll try and get in touch with them.
Do you think that the Northumberland record office would have the orphanage records too?

Jacdee

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The Common Room / Re: A bit of a puzzle - any ideas welcome!
« on: Saturday 18 March 06 16:55 GMT (UK)  »
Crikey - you guys were quick off the mark!!

On Jane's death cert it said she died of Heart failure caused by pulmonary tuberculosis. But she was working as a house keper, so i guess that means she wasn't in a hospital?

My grandad was 8, his brother joe was 16 so was sent to a naval training ship, Betty was 5 and Harry was 4. My grandad remembers them all going together. They went to a Barnardos orphanage in Alnwick, Northumberland. Would i find records for that do you think? My grandad only stayed at the orphanage until he was old enough to go onto the naval training ship aswell, but they all managed to stay in touch with each other.

Grandad's dad - Henry died of a cerebral haemorrage - I don't think it was war related.

Jacdee

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The Common Room / A bit of a puzzle - any ideas welcome!
« on: Saturday 18 March 06 16:24 GMT (UK)  »
Hi,

I've got a bit of a puzzle which i've been pondering over for a while and wonder if anyone else has any theories or suggestions really.
My grandad and his siblings went into an orphanage around 1918 (my grandad always told me he went between the ages of 8-10, and he was born in 1910). Grandad said both his parents had died young, around the same time, which was why they went to the orphanage.
Straight forward enough. But here comes the puzzle....
Grandad's dad - Henry - died in 1914. So that fits with what i've been told.
Grandad's mum - Jane - had another child in 1918, who died almost straight away. I then assumed that Jane may have also died around the time of the birth, and that would fit really well with the time scale that my Grandad had given me. But things are never that simple are they?! I searched the BMD for Janes death, and found one possibility, but it was in 1925. Afer um-ing and ah-ing i decided to buy the certificate. Well, its arrived and it is definately my Jane (it states she was the widow of Henry and his occupation was listed and it all matched).

So my puzzle is this - Why did my grandad and his siblings end up in an orphanage in 1918 when his mother was still alive (and lived for a further 7 years until 1925) ?
My grandad was told that his mother had died.
Is it possible that Jane's children were taken away from her after the birth of her illegitimate child in 1918?
Or do you think she just gave them up?

Any other theories would be great as i'm just going round in circles on this one!

Jacdee
P.S Sorry it's so long winded!!

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Warner/Sadler
« on: Friday 17 March 06 18:27 GMT (UK)  »
Hi,
Do you know what Dorothy's parents were called? You could try tracing them on the 1901 census to find out where they were living etc. Was she the eldest of her siblings? If not, then you're likely to find them on the census too.

Jacdee

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Census Lookup and Resource Requests / Re: Help find Walker-Bloomfield 1881 census
« on: Saturday 11 March 06 22:09 GMT (UK)  »
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The Common Room / Re: RootsChat Cousins
« on: Sunday 26 February 06 18:25 GMT (UK)  »
Hi
I've never even heard of Geneanet or Gencircles!!
I'm off to have a look at them now.....fingers crossed!!

Jacdee

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