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Leicestershire / Re: Where were they baptised and married?
« on: Tuesday 11 August 20 12:18 BST (UK)  »
The only marriage for Henry gutteridge in rearsby, according to phillimores marriages, is to Mary skillington in 1728

The Lighter Side / Re: Tall tales or truth?
« on: Wednesday 29 July 20 10:43 BST (UK)  »

Your upton tale has just reminded me of a search I had for what I originally thought was a Mary Ann upton married to a james hartshorn. It turns out I have 2 Mary Ann uptons, both born about 1826, one married to a james hartshorn and the other to a james glover hartshorn. Took a bit of time to work those 2 out


The Lighter Side / Re: Tall tales or truth?
« on: Sunday 26 July 20 13:28 BST (UK)  »
2 gt grandma was born in Manchester. Her dad was born cheadle staffordshire and, according to the census, her dads mother was born in newbold Leicestershire, but, as I haven't found her marriage yet, I can't confirm it. Also didn't realize there are 2 newbolds in Leicestershire. As it happens, 2gt grandma, her parents and siblings all moved to Leicester from Manchester.

The Lighter Side / Re: Tall tales or truth?
« on: Sunday 26 July 20 12:39 BST (UK)  »
I've checked one or two family stories out. Some are what you might call somewhat true. One was to do with my 2 gt grandmas family came from Manchester, which is only true in the sense that 2gt grandma was born there but her dad was born in cheadle, staffordshire. Also some relations mentioned are usually a generation out. In some cases, where aunt or uncle was used in a tale, they actually meant great aunt or great uncle. The only one I've checked that is completely wrong relation wise was to do with grandmas aunt Annie wright. Annie wright was actually grandmas grandma and it was Annie's aunt the tale was to do with.


The Stay Safe Board / Re: Mask choices
« on: Sunday 12 July 20 23:53 BST (UK)  »
I want a mr nosybonk mask

The Common Room / Re: Registering birth 3 years late? in 1850?
« on: Sunday 05 July 20 10:59 BST (UK)  »
Silly question. Is the 1850 date the date on the register index or from the certificate?

The Lighter Side / Re: Who has a surprise connection to an historical figure?
« on: Sunday 28 June 20 10:39 BST (UK)  »
Hi all

For the Australians, I have two fairly famous people on my dads side.

Reginald Coombe was a JP and did a lot of work on the juvenile court system in Australia was married to Adelaide Headland, who is something like cousin 4 times removed to me. Her mother is the daughter of the Brand family who built the pub at overland corner.

Archer Russell wrote books about his travels around Australia researching the wildlife and was literary critic for the Sydney Herald. He is something like cousin 3 times removed


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: occupation -Rail filer or piler
« on: Monday 15 June 20 08:51 BST (UK)  »
Just a thought, but the job may be to do with the holes drilled in the rail at the ends where the fishplates join the rail together.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: occupation -Rail filer or piler
« on: Monday 15 June 20 08:25 BST (UK)  »
Hi all

This book has rail filer down as an occupation but doesn't say what the job is.
Also, depending on which country and when, a lot of rail is what is known as bull head rail. I think the T shaped rail you are on about is flat bottom rail, which has been used a lot more since the 1950s/60s

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