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World War One / Military pensions post WW1
« on: Monday 31 July 23 18:04 BST (UK)  »
I am researching a project following the progress of demobbed miners after World War 1, and have several questions regarding Military pensions. Was there a time limit as to the length of time a pension was paid?(did this depend on whether the man was a volunteer or conscripted?) Were they still paid if a man was in permanent employment? Would a military pension be stopped/suspended if a recipient took part in the General Strike or other strike action? Hope someone can help!

Tipperary / Devine/Devan of Tipperary
« on: Sunday 14 February 21 15:46 GMT (UK)  »
I'm looking for the origins of my 2x great grandfather, John Devine/Devan, born 'in Tipperary' circa 1821. His wife, Mary, surname unknown, was also born there at about the same time. By the 1851 census they were living in Northumberland, England, where they lived for the rest of their lives. I have their story going forward, but nothing pre arrival in England. There may have been brothers who emigrated to the USA, mainly Ohio, but I cannot find proof of relationship. My great grandfather, also John, went to Ohio and Pennsylvania in the mid 1890s after 10 years in the Indian Royal Artillery, and I wonder if he went to join family there, before returning to England in 1901.

Graveyards and Gravestones / All Saints East, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 1864.
« on: Wednesday 29 June 16 16:57 BST (UK)  »
If someone died in All Saints East ward, Newcastle upon Tyne, in 1864, where would they have been buried? I can only find marriage and baptism records for that area. The person was Christian, but not overly religious, and had enough money for a decent burial, so probably wouldn't have been in a paupers unmarked grave, although there was no close family. Would they have been taken to Jesmond?

I'm looking for the family of Elizabeth Ann Parker, born 1902 in West Ham/Bow, London. Her married name was Collins, and on her marriage certificate her father's name was given as Edward or Edmund, deceased. She died in 1944 of cancer. I can find no birth details that make sense, although there may be links to Fanny Parker, who had a child of that name at that time, but not by Edward or Edmund. I have the Collins side of the family way back to 1760s, but the Parkers have disappeared!
Any links to the East End would be appreciated.

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