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Devon / Re: Mary Balson
« on: Monday 27 November 23 21:18 GMT (UK)  »
Quite right Hanes I have glaucoma and macular degeneration and sadly sometimes miss these daft slips . sorry
UM the Crediton baptism is a good date match I will start with that family

Devon / Mary Balson
« on: Monday 27 November 23 18:14 GMT (UK)  »
5x gt grandmother, Mary BALSON  born about 1738 married Nathaniel ADAMS in Frithlestock 6 April 1750
They had 7 children the first 4 in Frithelstock 1761-1773 the last three in Alwington1774-1778
Mary died in Alwington in 1801her age in the burial register was 68

But that is all we have found about her,
Can anyone help me find Mary before marriage?

Many thanks

The Common Room / Has Roots Chat had a data breach?
« on: Thursday 15 June 23 05:02 BST (UK)  »
My son has been getting a lot of unwanted e mail addressed to him using a name he used here and only here. He has not been an active member for years
Its a bit of a nuisance and a worry.

Oxfordshire / Re: Martin GILES of North Aston
« on: Monday 05 December 22 15:14 GMT (UK)  »
Both lived in the Woodstock RD

Only 3 deaths for that name in that RD

1878 aged 81 - 1797
1903 aged 59 - 1844
1906 aged 82 - 1824

The most relevant death
1878 aged 81 - 1797
 was for one buried in Kidlington the register reads:
1878 Jan 4   GILES   Martin   81   Woodstock Union   WB

I have taken this as the one on the 1871 census in Kidlington
"Martin GILES 74 an Ag Lab from Kidlington was with his wife Rosa 71."

So although the widow of the other one, Magaret, was still in North Aston in 1861 and 1871 and she was buried there in 1874, her Martin does not appear in the parish burial register. He was a coal merchant in 1851 and in the trade directonary in 1852 and as pointed ot a boatman in 1856
So where did he die between 1856 and 1861, Margaret was a widow with her daughter and son in lawin 1861.
The stretch of the Oxford Canal between Banbury and Tackley forms the eastern boundary of North Aston parish. So if he was transporting coal by boat it may be worth considering places along the Oxford canal does the whole area fall into the Woodstock registration district?
The Daughter was born in Upper Heyford another plac on the canal!

Oxfordshire / Martin GILES of North Aston
« on: Saturday 03 December 22 20:58 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to sort out two Martin Giles born about 1797 They are cousins both grand sons of my 5x gt grandparents.
Both are on the 1851 census:
HO107/1730 fo416 p19 ed: Woodstock, Deddington 12a
p: Kidlington, EccD: , cb: , t: , v: Kidlington
sch: 85
Martin GILES Head Mar 54 Ag Lab Oxford Kidlington

HO107/1730 fo162 p5 ed: Woodstock Deddington 10
pt: North Aston, EccD: , cb: , t: , v: North Aston
sch:18 Village
Martin GILES Head Mar 52 Coal Merchant Oxon Hampton Poel

The one died in 1878 his wife had pre deceased him in 1876 they are both buried in Kidlington.
The second's wife is on the 1861 census still in North Aston now a widow but I have failed to find a death or burial for him between 1851 and 1861.
Please can anyone help find him ?..the last I can fnd is an entry in the "History, Gazetteer & Directory of Oxfordshire 1852"

The Common Room / Re: Multiple names!!
« on: Monday 24 October 22 18:59 BST (UK)  »
English Breakfast or  Darjeeling ?
Many thanks good ideas I searched Newspapers with each name in turn no further hits though I have also put all four names in turn on FindMyPast and An...try no  further joy. I think I'll  try to find her last child (Ben) with her husband. on school records using his real name and the fourth name. His father died in 1883 and grand dad was born in 1887 so she possibly knew another man between the two I know about Ben would have started school in the gap.

Worcestershire / Re: Hunter's Hill School
« on: Monday 24 October 22 15:52 BST (UK)  »
Many thanks Nanny Jan

Worcestershire / Hunter's Hill School
« on: Monday 24 October 22 09:53 BST (UK)  »
I believe that my mother worked at Hunter's Hill  Open Air School for boys in Bromsgrove, at the beginning of WW11. Has anyone a photograph of the school or know anything about it that I can add to her story please?

The Common Room / Multiple names!!
« on: Monday 24 October 22 09:47 BST (UK)  »
I have found a photograph of my Great Grandmother in a criminal register. Under it there are four different surnames for her I am aware of three of the names as her maiden name her married name (she was a widow) and the name of her partner ( my grandfathers father) at the time of her arrest but the fourth name is a total mystery and was the one she was charged under. (From the newspaper item about her crime. The first name under the photo was not this one.) As all the namesare with the photo there must be a record showing how they were known. How can I find any other documentation about her record ?
Can anyone suggest how I can find out about the mysterious fourth name?
At the time of her arrest my grandfather was 15 months old how can I find out what happened to him? A few years later his mother died in the workhouse and he went  into a cottage home.

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