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Yorkshire (West Riding) / Harry/Henry Boxer
« on: Friday 16 October 20 17:26 BST (UK)  »
My father's middle name was Harry named after his Uncle.
Harry/Henry Bolton son of Mary Chambers & Edwin Bolton
born 1880 & Lived at 70,Elland Road Islington which came under Beeston Leeds.
Family legend has it Harry was a bear knuckle boxer and would fight in booths at feasts. It has also been said he was a money lender.
A number of years ago a distant descendant said that Harry had won a boxing belt similar to a Lonsdale Belt.
Also saying Harry had boxed in the yard behind Tommy Wass public house at the top of Dewsbury Road.I
If anyone has any knowledge of Harry l would be interested to hear about him. I think he went under a nickname of Styke !

Wicklow / Orphanage Tinahely Wicklow
« on: Wednesday 29 July 20 16:59 BST (UK)  »
Hi does anyone know if this was just an orphanage or would it have been part of a workhouse.
Many thanks

Travelling People / Ward family Ireland
« on: Saturday 11 April 20 18:48 BST (UK)  »
Hi my maternal grandmother was a Ward. Kathleen Ward may have been born 1905 - states she's 23 on marriage certificate Wexford  1931 to Charles Power traveller ? Not sure but later says he's a tinsmith, birth of his daughter Kathleen dealer. Later he's a known horse dealer.
All takes place in Southern Ireland.
Been told Wards were big traveller family in S. Ireland- suggestions that Wards associated with Mount Bellion, Taylor or Tuam.
If anyone is part of any of these family groups and could help, l would appreciate the imput. Kind thoughts Kat

Wicklow / Birth certificate minus exact birth address
« on: Friday 23 August 19 11:13 BST (UK)  »
I have got a 1926 birth in Rathdrum but on the certificate it  doesn't actually show where the birth was. Only Rathdrum
under dwelling nothing other than WicklowUD same
for mother's dwelling. They are married.

Now l thought perhaps if there was a workhouse with hospital attached. Maybe he was born there but that would not account for lack of address!
Has anyone else had birth cert with information lacking?

I see there is one RC  church in the village so hope he was baptised there 

United States of America / Charles Power travels to New York
« on: Sunday 28 July 19 14:16 BST (UK)  »
Good Afternoon l had seen Charles Power arriving New York 4th August 1956  the ship was named Britannic.
Charles born 1908 Wexford and left Ireland to work in England 1949.
He left his wife Kathleen nee Ward.
I haven't found his death in England or Ireland.
I am wondering how l could  locate further information on this Charles, so l can eliminate from my search.
Thank you for any help

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Myheritage dna
« on: Wednesday 17 July 19 19:04 BST (UK)  »
Well l struggled for sometime on which company l should do the DNA with. Which type should l go for a minefield but hoorah myancestry offered a free kit if they considered you worthy lo!. I said I'm looking for my brother who through normal channels have failed to find.
Anyway they said a kit was winging its way to me- it arrived l did it buds in the cheek either side then off it went to USA.
Have to wait a few weeks for the results, but l haven't deluded myself that it will be anything other that a basic kit to lure me in. I see that Ancestry hold the biggest store.
So what am l asking well 1st will l be able to make sense of what they send me and 2nd should l pay to do an Ancestry one to cover  my odds.
Any support welcome especially folk who have done DNA with myheritage.

United States of America / Shipping list
« on: Saturday 04 August 18 18:28 BST (UK)  »
Hi everyone,
Now l don't want to misled anyone but  I found a man with same name as my grandfather travelling to New York 1956.
I haven't got any evidence to say he came to the states. Problem l have is he left my grandmother to work in England 1947/48 and contact was lost l can not find him either in England or back in Ireland. I have his date of birth and was wondering would the travel records record dob etc
So l could rule this chap out of follow up.
Sorry if message seems a little wordy lol ☺

Armed Forces / Solider Wicklow 1940's
« on: Thursday 26 July 18 20:00 BST (UK)  »
Thought l already done this post- sun is taking its toll lol
I have a man who puts profession as soldier, this is 1946.
He is shown as a minor. Do l assume under 21yrs Would be classed as minor?
I am interested to learn which regiment he would be in, any pointers as to who l would need to contact.

Occupation Interests / Sweeper
« on: Thursday 26 July 18 19:53 BST (UK)  »
Hi everyone,
I have  groom's father as Sweeper (profession).
I'm puzzled had thought chimney sweep but Sweeper!
Could it possibly be road sweeper. Date this is from 1946, in Wicklow.

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