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Lancashire / Little Crosby church records
« on: Friday 01 May 20 07:42 BST (UK)  »
I was wondering if anyone has either a link to or copies of the church records from Little Crosby that used to be on the 'sunnyfields' site (prepared by Anna Tumilty I think)? I am particularly interested in the 'marriages' and 'burials' that I think were part of the collection.
TIA :)

Lancashire / Re: Looking for Frances Mary Blundell born 1852
« on: Thursday 28 November 19 11:39 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks garstonite. I knew it would be obvious when someone told me!
I have Sarah and William marrying in 1850 at St Peters Catholic Chapel, West Derby 5 months after the death of his first wife.
Sarah had one possibly 2 children (father/s unknown) before she married William. Then (from my research) she had Frances and Susannah.

Lancashire / Re: Looking for Frances Mary Blundell born 1852
« on: Wednesday 27 November 19 22:50 GMT (UK)  »
Mabel Bagshawe it does look like a fit - thank you! Can I ask what 'mmn' means (I'm sure it will be obvious when you tell me!) 
Thanks so much everyone! That was a mighty fine and quick piece of work.

Lancashire / Re: Looking for Frances Mary Blundell born 1852
« on: Wednesday 27 November 19 22:29 GMT (UK)  »
Well that's an interesting thought. I have Sarah dying in Bootle in 1888 (William died in 1861) and her and Frances living together in 1871. Sarah was noted as 'widowed' and Frances was 19. I have a tentative finding for Sarah in the 1881 census but my notes say I'm not convinced because i) now she is living in North Meols as a lady's maid (the occupation may not be stretch but the distance from 'home' probably is) and ii) that she is unmarried as opposed to widowed (I think I kept this because there was nothing else for her and of course if she had remarried that would explain it).
Thanks. I'm going to do some research on that possibility. I'm not sure that Frances would necessarily have taken a stepfather's name at her age but then again I have seen some interesting name decisions with others!!! Much appreciated Milliepede.

Lancashire / Looking for Frances Mary Blundell born 1852
« on: Wednesday 27 November 19 21:28 GMT (UK)  »
I'm looking for information on my third great-aunt Frances Mary Blundell. Born in Kirkdale in 1852 to Sarah (nee Cooper) and William Blundell and baptised in the same year. I have her in Litherland (census) in 1861 and 1871. I haven't been able to find a marriage or a death. I believe she had a sister Susannah Blundell who died in infancy and a number of half siblings from William's first marriage. TIA.

Kent Lookup Requests / Re: Electoral roll look up at Gillingham library please
« on: Monday 25 November 19 08:29 GMT (UK)  »
rosie99 yes his wife was listed at another address as a paid housekeeper in 1939 so I think I noted it was potentially the case they were separated at that time and yes you are right it could have been that for one night she was called upon e.g. to stay over or work late. There are some other pointers towards separation and they need substantiating which is why knowing where George was from 1932-35 *may* possibly cast some light. I'm not on my usual laptop or near my records but as I recall his sister (the one that he lived with) was the informant. These observations/questions are great as they clear away the cobwebs and make me think about the evidence I have.

Kent Lookup Requests / Re: Electoral roll look up at Gillingham library please
« on: Sunday 24 November 19 20:34 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks so much for the replies thus far. My query is based on my experiences of electoral rolls:
i) when I go to vote I'm asked for my surname first, given names next and then my address. If they don't align, I don't vote.
ii) this approach makes sense to me as, unlike the census where the enumerator (used to) turn up at physical addresses in a geographical area to collect information on whoever was there - residents and visitors (patients, inmates, etc) - you have to register to vote. So the 'identifiers' are collected as a set not one component such as an address.
iii) I am doing my husband's Australian tree and have no idea where his family lived (nor does he!) Yet I have many electoral roll entries pulled out by Ancestry for almost all of the last couple of generations and that can only have occurred through names. When I look at the actual electoral roll excerpt they are arranged alphabetically - surname, given names and addresses. Households are not grouped together (therefore by address), you have to scroll down the list and do that yourself.
I appreciate that my experiences are from Australia and that approaches may be very different in England so apologise if I have caused confusion. I would not have asked for a look up if I thought someone was going to have to trawl through a lot of addresses to find George!
I have a lot on George including his Fox Street address and then years later in 1939 that he was living with his sister and her husband at Riverview, Forge Lane, Gillingham. This was also his address at the time of his death. Given this, and needing at least one address hypothesis to work with, Forge Lane is as good as any I suppose.
I have also approached it from his wife's perspective but apart from noting they were potentially living in different places in 1939 and she wasn't listed at Forge Lane at his death (she survived him by some years), I've had no joy.
It appears they may have been separated but I don't know when and knowing where he was in the period identified is part of this research.
Hope that helps and hope I haven't muddied the waters!  :)

Kent Lookup Requests / Re: Electoral roll look up at Gillingham library please
« on: Sunday 24 November 19 10:46 GMT (UK)  »
I don't have an address only a name  (George Benjamin Terry) and it's for the years 1932-1935. I would like to find where he lived and with whom. If an address is needed (which seems counterintuitive for a roll of voters) then I'm at a dead end sadly. I'd wager he was in Gillingham though as he was born and died there as well as some other key events occurring there.

Kent Lookup Requests / Electoral roll look up at Gillingham library please
« on: Sunday 24 November 19 04:11 GMT (UK)  »
Hi there,
I am in Australia and would very much appreciate if someone could do an electoral roll look up for me at Gillingham Library. I have been told in a variety of forums that these records are not available online but can be accessed at the library.
TIA :)

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