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This is a photo of the old railway station in Portishead, Somerset.

Can anyone enlighten me as to a date?

Isle of Man / Manx Newspapers now subscription free
« on: Saturday 11 April 20 09:41 BST (UK)  »
Manx National Heritage has made it's online newspapers archive free during the current pandemic.

Available at

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / DNA - A Warning!
« on: Thursday 06 February 20 09:20 GMT (UK)  »
Worried about misuse of your DNA tests?
Perhaps you should be!

A Court Tried To Force To Open Up Its DNA Database To Police. The Company Said No.

Lancashire / Kelly family, of Liverpool and Isle of Man, early 1800s
« on: Wednesday 01 May 19 07:54 BST (UK)  »
I recently found a Family Bible; names written are the children of Matthias and Margaret Kelly (nee Jones):

Catherine Kelly, b 16 Sept 1819, christened Kirk Malew, IoM
Thomas Kelly, b 21 Apr 1823
John Kelly, b 29 March 1826
Henery Kelly, b 18 July 1829
Matthias Kelly, b 19 May 1838

Last 4 all born at Sydney Court, Sydney Street, Upper Pitt Street, Liverpool. Christened at St Nicholas, Liverpool.

I have photographed the page from the Bible, if anyone is interested

Isle of Man / John Windsor
« on: Tuesday 30 April 19 22:59 BST (UK)  »
Came across a Family Bible which mentions the following people:

John Windsor, b Oct 21st 1817
Catherine Kelly, b Sep 16th 1819

Children of the above:
Margaret, b July 26th 1841. Christened St Nicholas, Liverpool.
John, b Sep 1st 1843; died Sep 2nd 1843, buried at Braddan, IoM
Mary, b Oct 30th 1844; christened at Lezayre, IoM
Matthias Henry, b July 31st 1846; christened at Malew, IoM; died Jan 14th 1848, buried at Malew.
John, b June 25th 1848; christened at Malew
Catherine, b May 12th 1850; christened at St Matthews, Douglas
Elizabeth, b June 25th 1852; christened St Matthews
Henry, b Oct 14th 1853; christened St Matthews
Abigail, b July 14th 1855; christened St Matthews
Ann, b Sep 23rd 1857; christened St Matthews
Francis, b Dec 12th 1858; died Jan 5th 1859
Francis, b Sep 29th 1860, christened Kirk Braddan

I have a scan of the pages if anyone is interested.

The Common Room / Prisoner Mug Shots - Perth
« on: Saturday 16 February 19 07:21 GMT (UK)  »
Thousands of prisoner mug shots, from the 1870s and 1880s are to go on show.
All were taken on the release of prisoners from Perth gaol.

Gloucestershire / Imperial Tobacco - Fallen from both World Wars
« on: Saturday 08 December 18 10:34 GMT (UK)  »
I am a pensioner of Imperial Tobacco - and their latest newsletter has this news.

All the commemorative plaques, both WW1 and WW2,  from all the former production facilities are now all together in a Memorial Garden at the company's global HQ, Winterstoke Road, Bristol.

Visits by prior arrangement.
Telephone HQ on 0117 963 6636

Down / William Killips, b 1836 Co. Down
« on: Thursday 13 September 18 12:41 BST (UK)  »
I am chasing a family that emigrated to Canada.

William Killips was in Vaughan Township, Ontario on both the 1861 and 1871 censuses.
In 1871 he is stated as 35 years old (so born c1836). married to Eliza, and born Ireland.
In 1861 he is with his parents, William & Jane Killips and a brother, Robert. William aged 25, so again born c1836. All are said to be born in Ireland.

He married Ann Eliza Burns, in Canada, in 1862.
The marriage entry states he was born in County Down.

A note in a Family Bible says the younger William emigrated to America on 22nd August 1854 - presumably at the same time as his parents and brother?

He died in Vaughan Township in 1878, aged 40.

As for Religious Denomination:
1861 census says Presbyterian.
1861 Marriage was in a Methodist church.
1871 census says Presbyterian.

Not being too familiar with Co. Down records, can anyone find a baptism, or marriage of his parents?

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