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Kent Lookup Requests / Re: Robert and Martha Parsons last seen near Dover 1881
« on: Friday 11 May 18 03:08 BST (UK)  »
My great grandmother was in Chatham although most of her siblings stayed around Dover apart from the youngest who I may have found in 1891 in the Medway workhouse. Assuming I have it right, I have no idea how she got there but developed a theory that Robert and Martha had headed towards London (one of their sons had been born in Blackfriars many years before)! This led me to believe that maybe I had found Robert's death in Islington. Purchased the death certificate and it was definitely not him.

Kent Lookup Requests / Re: Robert and Martha Parsons last seen near Dover 1881
« on: Friday 11 May 18 00:14 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for this info. Yes they did have a daughter Emma and I also have this marriage. I do question if it is the right marriage as Robert was a blacksmith not a boilermaker but perhaps that's what blacksmiths also did!! Interestingly, I can't find most of the children in 1891 apart from my great grandmother who was married and a contender for their youngest. The search goes on!

Kent Lookup Requests / Robert and Martha Parsons last seen near Dover 1881
« on: Thursday 10 May 18 06:57 BST (UK)  »
Hi, I am about to admit defeat in finding the deaths of my 2x great grandies Robert Hale Parsons (DOB 1843 Norfolk) and Martha Eliza Parsons (nee Belsey DOB 1846 Hougham near Dover). I last have them in Hougham in the 1881 census. I can't find either in the 1891 census. I've tried by tracking through the younger children to no avail. I would appreciate another set of eyes looking for them in the records and any tips you may  have in unravelling the mystery. TIA. :)

Caernarvonshire / Re: Jane Hannon from Bangor
« on: Saturday 04 November 17 22:35 GMT (UK)  »
David and Glyn, thank you so much for your help and thinking. I had never thought of Bangor being 'not in Wales' or of the enumerator going for the easy option. A lot of my folk come from Llanbeblig and Waunfawr and it took a trip to Wales (from Oz) for me to even begin to know how to say let alone spell these words - I sympathise!

I'll open these lines of enquiries. Thanks again.


Caernarvonshire / Re: Jane Hannon from Bangor
« on: Friday 03 November 17 22:22 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Debra, the witnesses were Joseph Kay and Betty Kay, (X). They were married in St Paul Warrington which is CoE but in this period that probably doesn't mean they weren't RC?

Wexford / Re: De Rinzy - Turbett
« on: Friday 03 November 17 22:17 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks John Turbott. Do you mind me asking if you have done your DNA? I think my hunt for 'my' Darenzys has come down to the DNA wire now.  :-[

Armagh / Re: Peter Farmer, Catherine McConville and family
« on: Friday 03 November 17 22:13 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you I do have that marriage record but appreciate you going out of your way to find it  :)

Caernarvonshire / Re: Jane Hannon from Bangor
« on: Friday 03 November 17 01:22 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks everyone thus far. Any tips (apart from the usual with Ancestry, FS, etc) on how I can find her birth and assuming she is in fact from Bangor?

Wexford / Re: De Rinzy - Turbett
« on: Thursday 02 November 17 22:33 GMT (UK)  »
With regard to De Rinzy. My great grandmother was Ann Darenzy (spelt variously) and she certainly was not landed gentry as far as I can tell. She was married to a Holohan in Dublin and ended up living in Carlow and that's about all we know. Perhaps, as with many landed gentry families, she is from the family branch that came upon bad times and ended up hanging lower on the tree?  ::)

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