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The Common Room / Carlisle Castle missing passenger lists?
« on: Sunday 11 February 18 10:03 GMT (UK)  »
Family folk lore has several of the Hudson clan arriving in Sydney from London aboard the Carlisle Castle, most likely between November 1887 and March 1888. Unfortunately I am unable to find a passenger list to confirm this and am hoping that one of the brilliant people on here might be able to point me in the right direction?

Fingers crossed, Jo  :)

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Help with old will
« on: Saturday 07 October 17 09:33 BST (UK)  »
Hi fellow rootschatters,

I have become pretty good over the years at reading wills but am stumped at a will for Avery PUPLETT 1622 on Ancestry, I can pick up some of the names but would really appreciate if some kind soul could have a look and just give me the basic of the names and relationships listed on there.

With huge thanks in advance,
Jo  :)

The Common Room / Thanks Sarah
« on: Monday 02 October 17 14:17 BST (UK)  »
Just a quick thanks to Sarah who very quickly and efficiently fixed a glitch that mistakenly banned me from Rootschat because of my holiday location. Another reason I love this site.

Thanks Sarah  :)

Jo  :)

The Common Room / Question on London Freedom of the City Admission papers
« on: Thursday 12 January 17 09:21 GMT (UK)  »
I have an ancestor who was a Thames Waterman, born in 1755 and admitted to the Company if Drapers in 1799. He married in 1779 and had five children, the four sons went on to be admitted to the Freedom of the City by way of their apprenticeship (as Lighterman) to their father "citizen and Draper".

His wife died in 1797 and between 1799 and 1809 he fathered a further six children with "Susanna Armstrong". He refers to his wife by this name in his will and does not refer to her as his wife. I do not believe that they ever married and that she was already married to Mr Armstrong.

My question relates to the fact that three of the sons born to Susanna were also admitted to the Freedom of the City by way of patrimony and that the document states that they request to be admitted to the Company of Drapers "because he is legitimate and was born after his fathers admission".

Would this confirm that there was a marriage?
Was the fact that my ancestor named these subsequent children as his in his will enough to prove legitimacy?

Any thoughts or insights would be greatly appreciated as a marriage would change completely who I believe Susanna to be.

Thank you for your interest.

Jo  :)

Australia / Hobart passenger list lookup 1853
« on: Sunday 25 September 16 14:44 BST (UK)  »
Does anyone know where I can access the following passenger list found on LINCS

White, Richard
Record Type:
Departure date:
30 Mar 1852
Departure port:
Flying Fish
Bound to:
Goldseeker, age 31
Record ID:

Any assistance is greatly appreciated,

Jo  :)

The Common Room / How to find a will?
« on: Sunday 11 September 16 11:35 BST (UK)  »
1873 -the will with a codicil, of Thomas Hall, gentleman, was proved by Thomas Hall of 15 Camden Terrace, Colebrook Row, Islington, Artist and the son and one of the executors. Effects under 12000.

How would I be able to get a copy of the will?

Jo  :)

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Hall family Father or son???
« on: Monday 22 August 16 09:26 BST (UK)  »
Could someone please help with dating this photo and working out if this is father 1824-1896 or son 1864-1923??

Any suggestions gratefully received.

Jo  :)

Sussex / 1831 Brighton marriage lookup - Mitchell & Hutson
« on: Monday 25 July 16 08:33 BST (UK)  »

I am hoping some kind soul can tell me any details of the 1831 marriage of David Mitchell & Frances Hutson in Brighton.

Any information gratefully received.

Jo  :)

London and Middlesex / 1851 Westminster Marriage - Gertum & Hudson
« on: Sunday 24 July 16 12:24 BST (UK)  »
In looking for Charlotte Hudson b1818 Alciston Sussex, d/o Obadiah & Charlotte, I came across the marriage of Charlotte Hudson d/o Obadiah and Theodor Gertum s/o Theodore at St James Westminster in 1851. There is also a death recorded for a Charlotte Gertum in East London in 1866, born c1819.

I can find a census record for a Theodor Gertum in 1871 & 1881 and some city directories and newspaper advertisements but nothing else.

I am really looking for any details of the marriage and Charlotte or Theodor in 1841, 1851 & 1861.

Any assistance or advice is greatly appreciated.

Jo  :)

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