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United States of America / Re: Finding a parcel
« on: Tuesday 20 September 05 17:43 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for your all your work.  Thomas's eldest son was also Thomas born 1868 Offley.


United States of America / Re: Finding a parcel
« on: Tuesday 20 September 05 15:56 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Allan,

It's interesting how every piece of information raises two more questions.  Thomas's eldest son who in 1901 is a shoemaker in Loughton is missing from this census as is his sister Lizzie.  Both are over 21.



United States of America / Re: Finding a parcel
« on: Tuesday 20 September 05 15:24 BST (UK)  »
Hi Allan.

Yes please to your offer of the 1891 census entry for Thomas Parcell.  I have those for 1881 and 1901.

Thomas is in fact William(snr)'s elder brother.  He ran a shoemaker's shop in Stony Stratford, Bucks and his wife a grocer's shop.  The fact that William went there first is an interesting turn of the wheel.  My mother was William's grand daughter through his daughter Clara and was born in Stony Stratford, both of her parents coming from Loughton and moving for work in the Wolverton Carriage Works.

Many thanks


Lancashire / 1932 suicide in Manchester
« on: Tuesday 20 September 05 13:45 BST (UK)  »
John William Buswell commited suicide by coal gas poisoning 23 April 1932 while living at 66 Great Cheetham Street Higher Broughton.  I was wondering if someone who has access to local newspaper records of that period could check whether anything was recorded. 

He was politically active in the Labour Party and Co-op and moved to Manchester between 1915 and 1920.  I am particularly interested in his political activities which it is believed led to his unemployment, the move to Manchester from Wellingborough in Northants, and his eventual suicide


Berkshire / Re: Policeman to inspector in Berkshire
« on: Tuesday 20 September 05 10:40 BST (UK)  »
Hi Lanc Lad,

The best place to approach is the Thames Valley Police Museum at Sulhampstead.

The Curator,
Thames Valley Police Museum
Sulhamstead House

I am not sure what they hold but I do know that they charge for information



The Common Room / Re: Help to identify photo
« on: Monday 19 September 05 23:59 BST (UK)  »
If you are still not sure try doing it scientifically.

Take copies of the photographs and draw a line between the eyeballs and measure the length of that line.  Now measure the distance from that line to the tip of the nose, and to the tip of the chin (less useful).  Also the distance between the earlobes.

For each picture divide the last three measurements by the first and see which gives the best match


United States of America / Re: Finding a parcel
« on: Monday 19 September 05 23:43 BST (UK)  »
Thank you for your post.  I am sorry I should have said that I have traced the family in the Uk back to 1748 it's what happened to William in the USA which is my problem.

I am grateful for the 1901 details though as I"did" this bit of the family before that census was available.  Possibly even before the 1891 census as I also hadn't recorded that William was missing.  He was possibly in the process of moving his business to Loughton.  I will have to search there.

thanks again


United States of America / Finding a parcel
« on: Monday 19 September 05 23:05 BST (UK)  »
My great uncle William James Passell (although he may have spelt it Parsell or Parcell) was born in Offley in 1889.  He moved with his parents and sibblings to Loughton Bucks before emigrating to the USA where he eventually died in 1975.

He married Anna and had two daughters  Harriett who married Adels and Edna who married Nelson.

I met him when fairly young because I remember being very disappointed that he wasn't wearing a cowboy hat.

Does anyone know how I might find out more?  I have tried the obvious but no solid leads.


Scotland / Re: Why 3 different marriage dates on IGI?
« on: Monday 19 September 05 18:54 BST (UK)  »
The other thing to check is who posted the three entries on the IGI.  They may be extracts from parish registers or may be personal postings by individuals.  In the latter case they are less likely to be accurate and may simply be records of what was submitted by an LDS member for other purposes


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