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Yorkshire (West Riding) Lookup Requests / Re: Doncaster Lookup
« on: Friday 23 November 12 13:33 GMT (UK)  »
Hi, Your information isn't different, we are talking about the same person, previous posts metioned a possible marriage of his possible parents.  I dont do my tree much anymore, but if there is any information I can share just pm me

Kent Completed Lookup Requests / Re: Croud-Hawkins Marriage 1811 Completed
« on: Thursday 29 July 10 19:53 BST (UK)  »
Many thanks for that

Lancashire Lookup Offers / Re: 1851 Unfilmed Census Salford/Manchester
« on: Friday 26 September 08 19:33 BST (UK)  »
sorry, couldn't find, I looked a few other places too, no luck

Yorkshire (West Riding) Lookup Requests / Re: Moorgate Cemetery, Rotherham
« on: Sunday 06 July 08 09:42 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for the reply.  It was the index I got the details from.

I had seen the moorgate website, I thought I would try here first as the monumental inscriptions are published, so I was hoping someone might have a copy.

I've emailed the website, so fingers crossed.


Yorkshire (West Riding) Lookup Requests / Moorgate Cemetery, Rotherham
« on: Sunday 29 June 08 21:29 BST (UK)  »
If anyone has access to the Memorial Inscription Books, could you see if there is an inscription for:

Booth, John, age 66, buried 1 Aug 1869.

Many thanks

Armed Forces / Re: Military Asylum
« on: Tuesday 27 May 08 20:48 BST (UK)  »
Thank you so much for those details, thats really helpful.

As for Salford, one of my Gt Gt Granmothers sisters married a pendleton man late in 1871.  Can't find either of them early in 1871, but I have been told there was an army base near the birth place in Kent, so that might explain them meeting.  Doesn't look like "money", husband was French Polisher in 1881,  one other sister was living with them, then my gt gt gran also turns up in salford, leaving parents and other siblings back in Kent.

There was plentiful work in Salford at the time, and the Kent family was very poor, (Gt Gt Gt Grandmother was an outdoor pauper at the end of her life, and died in the workhouse, just shy of being 80)   so I can understand one sister following to Salford, and I guess even if there was work in London at the time, with none of her family there (both Henrys parents were dead by then, but, his siblings were doing very nicely), work would be difficult with small children in tow.  Still seems so sad to leave the husband behind in that state, but, different times I guess, none of the help we take for granted now.

Anyway, many many thanks for that info, London Archives seem to be back online, so I'll contact them about using their research service to get the records, too far away for me to do in person, and of everyone in my tree, my gt gt grandad has intrigued me the most, maybe because he has been so elusive for so long, when everyone else was so relatively easy to find, and the more I find out about him, the more I'm intrigued.

Thank you so much, I'm nearer now than I've ever been to getting the answers to what happened to him, I hope, touch wood etc etc!

Armed Forces / Re: Military Asylum
« on: Sunday 25 May 08 22:16 BST (UK)  »
Thank you for the link, I shouldn't have been flippant about madness in the family, as I had thought as much.

And looking at the list of soldiers in the Grove Hall Lunatic Asylum  in 1881 today was very, well, sad.  Its just not possible that they were all "insane", and there were pages and pages of them.  Even sadder was looking at the 1891 census for the Asylum, where they didn't even bother with names, virtually everyone is noted by initials only, not  a great deal of respect.

There are two possible deaths for my Henry Johnson in Poplar that I has seen today, so I'm going to see if I can find the whereabouts of the records of the asylum.  City of London website isn't playing ball for me tho today.

Of course, if he did die in Poplar (Bow), it means my Gt Gt Grandmother moved away to Salford and left him to it, so I kindof hope this particular line of inquiry proves to be wrong.  But, just writing all the details out on my original post actually made it more clear where I should be looking.  I'm not sure I will ever find the details, as, if some stranger was the person to notify the death, there isn't much chance of the death certificate having any meaningful details to identify what is a very common name unfortunately.

I do know he was never spoken of in the family, it was spoken that my Gt Gt Grandmother spent time in India, nothing about him, and that only started to make sense when I found the military record, and the overseas shipboard birth of one of my Gt Grans sibling, in the Gulf Of Suez, and Gt Gt Grandfather serving in India, obviously taking his wife with him, hence the exotic birth.

And of course, its too late to speak to the people who might have actually known the truth, but I guess thats often the case.

Thanks again for the link, gives some perspective.

Armed Forces / Re: Military Asylum
« on: Sunday 25 May 08 18:37 BST (UK)  »
Well I found Groves Hall Asylum in Bow, there is H Johnson, but birthplace just England, and the birth date is about 8 years out.

However, there are so many many soldiers in the Asylum, I guess at least thats what was meant by 12 months in Bow.

It took me around 2 years to find out what I did about him, maybe he's going to remain elusive to the end.

Armed Forces / Re: Military Asylum
« on: Sunday 25 May 08 18:11 BST (UK)  »
I just looked, and he isn't at Aldershot Hospital in 1881. 

I have previously trawled thru the census's, looking for H Johnson, Henry Johnson, 5 years either side of birth, not using a birth place.  Checked Inmate, Patient, Lodger, Military, Institutional etc.  And I've just done that again on 1881 to make sure I'm not going mad (It must be in the genes...).

Which then only leaves mistransciptions, hence any suggestions of where he might be so I can just look at all the records for that institution.

One thing I had't spotted under my nose is there was an asylum in Bow, so I'm off to see if I can find the census for it.

Is it likely that after a few months treatment the Army would wash their hands, and he would end up in a civilian asylum?

Many thanks for your help

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