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Kent / Rose Kate Austen married Henry Terry
« on: Friday 20 July 18 04:28 BST (UK)  »
Hi there,

Is anyone else researching Rose Kate Austen originally from Woodchurch Kent (DOB 1877)? She married Henry Terry in West Ashford in 1901 then moved to Chatham where she had her 3 children Frank, Charley and Lena. She died in Bredhurst in 1963.



The Common Room / Divorce in the 1930s
« on: Monday 09 July 18 06:51 BST (UK)  »
I was wondering if anyone knows the general timeframe from instigation to completion for a divorce in England in the 1930s? I am also interested to understand what the general view of the time might have been (in rural communities in particular) about divorce particularly with regard to the 'wronged' party? TIA.


Cork / Mary Farrell and John Parsons marriage look up please
« on: Sunday 01 July 18 07:11 BST (UK)  »
Hi there,

I have a marriage entry for a Mary Farrell and a John Parsons in 1827 in the Diocese of Cork & Ross, County Cork, Ireland. It is sourced from a book by Albert Eugene Casey, Eleanor L. Downey-Prince, and Ursula Dietrich that is called the Index of O'Kief, Coshe Mange, Slieve Lougher and Upper Blackwater in Ireland. And there are 16 volumes!!! I'm not sure if this marriage entry is likely to be included anywhere else or whether this is it!!

I believe this to be the marriage of my 3 x great grandparents. John was in the 3rd Dragoon Guards and the regiment was in Cork in 1827 leaving for Scotland soon after where their (if I have the right people) first child was born.

I'm not sure if the volumes mentioned above are easily accessible or even easy to check but if someone was able to look up this marriage for further details I would be most grateful.

I'd love to know where they were married and if their parents, place of birth, etc are listed. In fact anything at all that will add to their story. TIA.

Ireland / Darenzy (Derenzy, Derinzey, De Renzi, etc)
« on: Sunday 01 July 18 01:14 BST (UK)  »
Hi there,

I believe my 2 x great grandmother was Ann Darenzy (various) who may have been from Dublin and likely married a James Holohan there in 1840. I have been told that the name (and therefore family) likely originated from Sir Matthew De Renzi who settled in Offaly in the 1600s and that there were De Renzis who were well placed within society.

Not so my Ann! She married a labourer and probably lived in relatively poor circumstances in Bagnelstown, Carlow. I would love to know anything at all about the 'other side' of the De Renzi family especially those in Dublin. I would love to know more about Ann and I would be thrilled to hear from anyone who may have De Renzi ancestors (or is one currently!)

During my visit to Ireland last year (from Oz) I was told a number of times that the surname was not Irish although I'm sure by Ann's time the family well and truly considered themselves so. TIA.

Carlow / James Holohan and Ann Darenzy (various spellings)
« on: Sunday 01 July 18 01:05 BST (UK)  »
Hi there,

I am looking for any information on my 2 x great grandparents James Holohan and Ann Darenzy (various spellings - Derenzy, Direnzy, De Renzi) and their children. I believe they may have married in Dublin in 1840 and moved quite soon after to Bagnelstown (Muine Bheag) in Carlow. I also believe they lived in Kilcarrig Street at one time. They had a number of children including my great granddad Thomas in 1846 (possibly Michael, James, Margaret and John). I cannot determine their birth or death dates and I can't find anything on their other children.

Happily (sic) Thomas joined the British Army when he was 18 or I might never have found anything on him either! I visited Enniscorthy last year (from Oz) and spoke to someone who is also a Holohan (note the specific spelling) and he believes his family from Kilkenny were related to mine (he recalls family stories about relatives in Bagnelstown.) He was also of the view that the spelling of Holohan suggests James was from the Leinster area so perhaps that's why the family moved away from Dublin 'back' to James' home?

I would love to know anything at all about the family especially the siblings and would love to connect to any Holohans from the area. TIA.

Kent / Terry family Medway Towns and the Terry dairy
« on: Wednesday 27 June 18 07:13 BST (UK)  »
Hi, I was wondering if anyone is researching the Terry family from round the Medway Towns? I'd also be interested in any information on the Terry Dairy in Rainham. I found some comments on a Rainham site about the dairy but would love to know more about the family that owned and ran it. TIA  ;D

Kent / Bourne and Hillier Dairy Medway area
« on: Sunday 17 June 18 07:21 BST (UK)  »
I was wondering if anyone knows when the Bourne and Hillier Dairy closed in Chatham, Kent? I have been told that my granddad (from Gillingham) was a milkman in the 1930's and I am assuming he would have collected milk from there and delivered locally? TIA :)

Armed Forces / 3rd Dragoon Guards John Parsons
« on: Sunday 17 June 18 02:18 BST (UK)  »
Following advice from RootsChat members I searched the National Archives for relevant documents (muster rolls, pay, etc) for the 3rd Dragoon Guards, came up with a likely source (great match for dates and the right regiment) and requested a look up. Unfortunately the majority of pages for the Dragoon regiments are missing (just my luck)! My first question is: am I correct in assuming that if the National Archives don't have these documents then nobody does? Second question: are there other sources I should be looking for - I am particularly interested in confirming his birthplace, DOB, etc.? Third question: would it have been likely that the 3rd Dragoon Guards drew from a particular geographical area or did enlistments come from across the UK? TIA. :) JR

Armed Forces / 3rd Dragoon Guards - finding John Parsons
« on: Friday 25 May 18 07:39 BST (UK)  »
I've had some fantastic help from RootsChat members with regard to a multiple great grandie John Parsons (Abt 1802 - 1851). I've been able to confirm his appointment to the Mounted Guards from the 3rd Dragoon Guards. I'd love to know more about his military history (ulterior motive being to find where he was born and whether he was ever in Cork, Ireland to confirm his marriage!) I have been advised to search the National Archives which I have done and I can see that I will need to make a request for (potentially) the right documents. Are there any other places I could be looking for information? I have browsed forces-war-records with no luck. Thanks for any suggestions :)

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