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Craclyn, unfortunately my local library doesn't have a subscription to findmypast. It was a good thought, though.
Really I was just looking at what was being made freely available at a distance that is usually subscriber only. Also feeling a bit frustrated that I haven't been able to work out how to use the access that the National Library has offered. Maybe my third email to them asking for assistance will get a useful response. I live in hope!

After finding that my local library is providing access to library edition during NZ's lockdown, I went to the National Library of New Zealand website, to see if maybe they were making available other e-resources I have used in person there.
I was hoping to find free access to British Newspaper Archives, my first choice, but alas, no. However, they do offer remote access during lockdown to the Times digital archive and Telegraph historical archive. The Times has been useful in the past, but I haven't looked at it much lately.
The website says you need to contact the National Library for a password to get access. I have emailed them with this request, but so far have only been sent the two URLs (for Times and Telegraph link access) where I need to submit a password.
Has anyone managed to access these resources remotely through the site?
If so, how did you do it?

Canada / Re: Issues with Canada 1911 Census
« on: Friday 20 March 20 08:54 GMT (UK)  »
Have you tried searching on <>? They have several of the census records from Canada, and you can search by province.
When you find the transcribed list of names, you can see the image of the original document by clicking on 'split view' at the top of the page.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: James Taylor's middle name?
« on: Sunday 15 March 20 07:53 GMT (UK)  »
That marriage will be the right one then, great!
I've just noticed that boarder Louisa Taylor in the 1881 census and I agree, that's probably her. I'd previously discounted it because she's called a widow, and until now I thought she hadn't married. These people who marry people with the same last name do cause confusion.  :)

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: James Taylor's middle name?
« on: Saturday 14 March 20 23:41 GMT (UK)  »
Neale1961, that's how I read it too.
Sorry, I have just checked another (typed) will new to me, of Frederica S J Snow, who mentions her cousin Jane FYNMORE, now residing at 24 Eglinton Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria, widow of Thomas Augustus Fynmore, so that will be the one. Fynmore is not a name I had come across before. It also names Jane Fynmore's six children, which is helpful. The brothers, Thomas Hamlet Taylor and John Hamlet Taylor, had also settled in the Melbourne area, and I have quite a bit of information on them.

Kay99 -- That probate for James Taylor looks promising. I'll order the will and see what it says. Taylor is a very common name, but I wouldn't be at all surprised to find Louisa had married a cousin -- they seem to have moved in a fairly limited circle, although part in Ireland and part in England, and latterly, in Australia.
Thanks, both of you.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: James Taylor's middle name?
« on: Saturday 14 March 20 21:30 GMT (UK)  »
Hi all -- thanks for that input. James Perrin Taylor sounds like a possibility.
Jane Green's first husband was Samuel Taylor, a silk merchant based in Dublin. She was widowed and married Nathaniel Freeman, a silversmith from Ireland, before 1841.
Kay99, is there any way that the father's name for Louisa on the marriage record could be read as Samuel rather than James? A lot of the letters are similar in the two names.
Neale1961: Jane Freeman's will says -- "equally between my two daughters Louisa the wife of James [illegible] Taylor and Jane the wife of James [illegible] now residing in Australia." That's why I was looking for a son-in-law (husband for Louisa).
I've attached the part showing the daughter Jane's husband's name, as another handwriting challenge.
Jane Freeman signed her will on 21 October 1871, which would tie in with her daughter's recent marriage. If James Taylor died before his mother-in-law, Jane Freeman wouldn't necessarily have changed the wording, as he was mentioned not as a beneficiary but as a way of identifying her daughter.
I saw the marriage at Brighton between a James and Louisa, and thought it might be a possibility, but was puzzled about why I couldn't find any sign of them anywhere later. However, if Louisa's mother and husband both died within a short time, as it appears, she might gone to join her sister Jane and brothers Thomas Hamlet Taylor and John Hamlet Taylor in Australia.
Thanks for all your ideas.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / James Taylor's middle name?
« on: Saturday 14 March 20 03:56 GMT (UK)  »
What do you reckon the middle name of this person is? It's from the will probated in 1874 of his mother-in-law, Jane Freeman (nee Green, formerly Taylor), then living in Brighton. I believe the first name is James and the surname is Taylor.
The man's wife was Louisa (maiden name Taylor), born in Ireland c 1829. She appears on the 1871 census with her mother, Jane Freeman and her cousin, Frederica S J Snow, but I see no sign of James.
Have tried searching for any James Taylor with a similar middle name, but no luck so far. Any thoughts? 

Canada Lookup Request / Re: Trewartha in Canada
« on: Sunday 08 March 20 09:28 GMT (UK)  »
You might find people of interest by searching in the 1921 Canada census.

Or try the cemeteries.

Canada Lookup Request / Re: Trewartha in Canada
« on: Sunday 08 March 20 09:15 GMT (UK)  »
marriage for Herbert John TREWARTHA in 1914 has his parents' names: John Ryckman Trewartha and Charlotte Amelia Jervis. The transcription in the other record showed his mother as "CW" but probably just curlicues in the handwriting made the 'A' look like a 'W'.

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