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Hi everyone

I hope asking for help twice in a matter of days is okay.

I have this photo but have no idea when it was taken. I am trying to ascertain whether the guy in both photos is the same person.

Don't you love their "material matching" outfits. I wonder if that was in vogue then?  ;D

Thanks ... I appreciate it.


Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Photos within a photo
« on: Monday 29 October 12 22:02 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Everyone  :)

I am hoping you’ll be able to help me.

James my 3 x half cousin 4 times removed is the subject of this photo. It was taken in 1894 when he was 30 years old. He is the son of his father’s 2nd wife…his father being 70 when he was born!

There are photos in the background that I am hoping will reveal further info. The one to the right, of the two men, look like they could be James and his father… The man standing looks like he may have a beard or is that actually part of his collar? Are they holding shotguns? 

I am hoping someone can date the other photos …. Maybe the dresses/clothes can give me a timeline.

I have tried to crop and enlarge the background photos but everything becomes fuzzy.  ::) 8) I know you guys are fab at what you do here I am waiting for you to do your magic!!!!

Thanks …I appreciate it!


Cornwall / Francis MITCHELL bc 1824, POB ?
« on: Tuesday 05 April 11 18:55 BST (UK)  »
Hi everyone

I am hoping someone can help me find Francis Mitchell's family and try to decipher his POB in the 1851 census, below.
There are a few Francis Mitchell's in 1841 but I can't be sure which one he is.

Tavistock, Devon
Paull's Buildings
Francis Mitchell, unm, lodger, 57 (1824), shoemaker b Truro

Tavistock, Bannawell Street
Francis Mitchell , 45 (1826), shoemaker b Truro

St Olave, Exeter
Bartholomew Street
Francis Mitchell, unm, lodger, 36 (1825),  Bootmaker, b Truro

In 1851 Francis is lodging at the home of Thomas Timmins in East Stonehouse, Devon.
Francis is 27 (1824), bootmaker b ??? Cornwall. It looks like Edlies. I’ve never heard of this place.

Francis death is registered in Dec q 1888, Tavistock.

deb :)

Devon Lookup Requests / MANLEY Family ~ Calverleigh
« on: Saturday 18 December 10 21:12 GMT (UK)  »
Hi everyone

I am hoping someone can help me with the 1841 census.

I’ve just discovered a new branch on my family tree, namely The Manleys.

I have Susannah CAPRON = William MANLEY
9 Jun 1794 , Cruwys Morchard

Fortunately I have found both William and Susannah in 1841, living at 'Esworthy', Templeton.
Susannah (nee Capron bc 1772 Cruwys Morchard)  survives into 1851 where she is living with her son William b 1801, Cruwys Morchard.
William (b 1801)) is married to Jane (nee Pleace, married 21 Apr 1825 , Templeton).

While searching I have found that William and Jane had these children:
Manley Mary Ann,   bc 1826, Tiverton   = Robert GRANT in 1855

Manley William,   bc 1829, Calverleigh = Mary Ann CROOK in 1860, Rackenford

Manley Maria,   bc 1834, Calverleigh,   d. 11 Apr 1903, Exeter, never married

Manley Ann,   bc 1838, Calverleigh …disappears after 1861

There is also another possible son John Manley b 1835 Caverleigh (on the 1851 census). I have no way of proving this, as Calverleigh is not on the IGI.

If anyone can Find William (1801, CM ) and Jane (b 1804 Tiverton) with their Children in 1841 I would be really, really grateful. I am hoping that they have more children.

I am tracing them in subsequent censuses so I only need 1841. Or if someone has Calverleigh and Templeton PRs and can do a look up that would be Fantastic!!!!


deb :)

Hampshire & IOW Lookup Requests / Elizabeth Campbell Hewit, 1814 Portsea
« on: Tuesday 28 September 10 00:17 BST (UK)  »
Hi Everyone

I am hoping some fabulous person can help me  :D

I am looking for the baptism of Elizabeth Campbell Hewit, 15 May 1814, St Mary, Portsea d/o William and Mary.

William Hewit (aka Achibald Campbell) is hopefully a Lt in the Royal Navy !

Thanks for taking the time to read this

Much appreciation

Deb :D

Gloucestershire Lookup Requests / Campbell Hewit - St Philip and St Jacob's, Bristol
« on: Monday 27 September 10 23:41 BST (UK)  »
Hi everyone

Thanks for taking the time to read this  :)

I have these 2 children Baptised in the above Parish:

Hewit, children of William and Mary

* Harriet Campbell Hewit 11 July 1819
* Archibald Campbell Hewit 15 july 1821

I am hoping their father is William Hewit aka Archibald Campbell a Lt in the Royal Navy.

I am not sure what details are given but I would be most appreciative if someone could find the records.

 I see on IGI that William Hewit = Mary Coslett 17 Dec 1809 in same same Parish ... I am hoping these are the parents of the above children.

Thanks for your interest

deb :)

Armed Forces / Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry
« on: Thursday 23 September 10 19:20 BST (UK)  »
Hi everyone

I have just discovered some information on one of my relatives:

Lawrence Henry (Harry) Beedell, b 1920 Plymouth Devon, died in New Zealand.
Married in 1947, Wiltshire. moved to NZ (no passenger list found)

The info I have ;

BEEDELL: - In June 1941, missing in Crete, 326889, Trooper L H (Harry) Beedel, Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry, 2nd son of Mr. and Mrs. W E Beedell of Lloyds Bank House, Devises, Wilts. Any Information gratefully received.

As you can see he was ultimately "found"  ;D

I was wondering if anyone knows what the RWY were doing there? ... would there be any info on why he was missing etc.?


deb  :)

Sussex / Mystery place name ~ Wesleyan Hymn book
« on: Friday 30 July 10 03:19 BST (UK)  »
Hi everyone

Thanks for taking the time to read this.... I recently bought a miniature John Wesley Hymn Book which has writing on the front and back cover ..Possibly a Miss Ada/Ida Kyle (which at first I thought as Style ..see back cover)...she writes her name and adds Sussex, Cormne/Corwne/Cornne ...does anyone have any idea of where this is:

I attach two Photos:

deb :)

The Common Room / Miniature Wesleyan Book
« on: Thursday 29 July 10 17:46 BST (UK)  »

firstly to Mods ... If I have posted in an inappropriate place could you please move this thread..thanks Deb  :)

I recently acquired This book:

A Collection of Hymns, For the use of the people called Methodists.
By the Rev. John Wesley, A.M.
Sometimes Fellow of the Lincoln College, Oxford

Published by J Mason
at the Wesleyan conference Office
14 City Road
and sold at 66 Paternoster Road Row
(no date of Publication)

The Preface is written by John Wesley
London, Oct 20, 1779

This is a miniature book leather bound, hardcover, print on cover in gold.
height = 3 1/4 inches
width = 2 inches
depth = 1 1/4 inches

The mystery:

1. How old do you think the book may be? .... I have googled and think that the publisher J Mason may have died in 1864.

2: The front and back inside cover has this written on it in what looks like black fountain pen
 ( handwriting a little hard to read)

Front Cover

Miss Ada Kyle
(what looks like) Cormne
N B  ...or V B
Miss Ida

back cover

Miss Ida Kyle ( at first it looked like Style  :-\)
Cornne.... possibly Corwne
1901 or 7 and 1910

Does anyone know where in Sussex Ida may have lived there such a place?

thanks everyone

deb  :)

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