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Technical Help / Mouse - Cursor function
« on: Thursday 07 June 07 16:08 BST (UK)  »
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London & Middlesex Completed Lookup Requests / [Frederick] Richard Lewis pre-1901
« on: Thursday 26 April 07 10:58 BST (UK)  »
I have this family in the Walthamstow, Essex (West Ham District) in 1901

Can anybody find Richard Lewis in earlier years ?

On his son Bertram's Marriage Cert he is named as Frederick Richard Lewis, a Timber Broker

Bertram George also has a 3rd forename of Hutching on his Marriage Cert...

Richard Lewis - [Traveller in Wood]
  born c1861 -  London

Annie Lewis
 born c1875 -  London
Bertram Lewis
 born c1895 -  London


I cant see an obvious marriage for [Frederick] / Richard & Annie - with or without assuming that Hutching is her maiden.

There is a Bertie George born Lambeth 1894 which fits age-wise ...

Many thanks in anticipation.


Hampshire & IOW Lookup Requests / Portsmouth area PRs ...
« on: Thursday 05 April 07 11:45 BST (UK)  »
I have an Isabella born c1820 - in the 1851, 61 and 71 census she states Portsmouth as her PoB ...

She is married to a John Roach, living in Kensington, St Mary Abbotts in 1851 and then Hampton in Middx from 1861.

She 'offers' 2 different maiden names on her childrens Certs in the late 1840s and 1850s ....

SHAW and QUINCE ... (maybe one of them is a previous married name ?)

(I havent personally seen the Certs, but assured that the names are shown as 'formerly' .... )

I've only had a quick look in 1841, as I suspect she's already in the Kensington area pre-marriage....
but with no luck.

Would be very grateful for a look at any Portsmouth Registers for an Isabella of that age with either of those surnames ?

Also a marriage to John Roach .... pre 1846 probably

Many thanks in anticipation, N

The Common Room / Schools - 1890s, England
« on: Wednesday 21 March 07 12:54 GMT (UK)  »
Would anyone know what 'Standard Six' refers to ?

A Form / Year relating to age or to educational attainment ?

We have a letter of Reference from a Headmaster saying basically that our man had attended the school (sadly no dates) and - ".... when he left he was working in Standard Six..."

Believe the chap was born circa 1882/3 - and the letter was dated 1898.

Cheers for any pointers  :)

Lanarkshire / Marriage - pre-1912, Glasgow area
« on: Monday 19 March 07 14:03 GMT (UK)  »
Hi - am I right in thinking that the only resource for Marriage records in this period is Scotlands People website ?

I have an ancestor born 1912, Glasgow, and I'd like to find his parents* marriage ...

Many thanks in anticipation

* Charles McDougall and Mary Mcginty

Census and Resource Discussion / Ancestry: WW1, Phone Books, Scotland ...
« on: Friday 09 March 07 11:13 GMT (UK)  »
British Army World War One Records.

This initial release focuses on Pension records and specifically those covering surnames beginning with A and B whilst a further release covering all remaining surnames in the Pension records is scheduled for early autumn 2007.

In general the Pension records relate to soldiers who were wounded in service and subsequently discharged from the army. Whilst the official title of the collection is the 'WO364' records, they are also sometimes referred to as the 'Unburnt Records' in recognition of their survival of the London Blitz in the 1940s.

Once the Pension records are completed we will begin a phased release of the much larger Service records collection (WO363) with the intention of the completion of the British Army World War One Records by the end of 2008.

Phone Directories

Second release of the British Phone Books Collection 1880-1984.

Typically, Telephone Directories were updated every 12-18 months from the mid 1900s onwards.

With over 54 million new records Release 2 contains substantial new geographic coverage. Whilst every corner of the UK is covered in this release, particular emphasis is placed on the Eastern Counties, the South East, the North West of England and the Midlands as well as a substantial amount of Scottish, Welsh and Irish Directory content.

Also included is the completion of all available London Directories for 1880-1984 together with additional Directory entries for the London region and other Release 1 counties including Hertfordshire, Kent, Middlesex and Surrey.

Scottish Census

The latest in the series of Scottish Censuses adds the 1871 and 1891 censuses for Scotland. With 1841-1871 and 1891 now available there’s only 1881 and 1901 still to go.

In keeping with all other Scots census releases launched by Ancestry both censuses incorporate near complete transcription, address and occupation information, yielding fascinating insights into the industrial and economic development of Scotland as well as offering a further 7.3 million name opportunities for you to find your Scottish ancestors.

Glamorganshire Lookup Requests / William Jenkins - c1823 Llandeilo-fach (maybe!)
« on: Friday 16 February 07 18:42 GMT (UK)  »
I'm so far failing to help a Welsh friend (he has no Internet access) !

Can ayone advise if any relevant PRs are transcribed (IGI no help here it would seem) - I'm just not familiar with the area and names !?

William Jenkins. Born approx 1823 in Llandeilo-fach or is it as per 1871 Llandilonach ? (or Pontardulais-1881 or Morriston-1861) in Glamorgan - depending on the census year !

Married Mary and had at least 5 children - was a Silver Smelter in 1871 & a Fisherman in 1881 !!

Eldest child would seem to be Ellen b1852, Llanrhidian .... according to 1861 census, when they were still in Llanrhidian

We already have details of the 1861 -> census records but no details prior to that.

would love to find out William's parents and where they were from.

Also what was Mary's maiden name. Mary was born approx 1821-23, Llanrhidian according to census records.   

Many thanks in anticipation, Kind Regards, N

Glamorganshire Lookup Requests / William Tucker - Llangennith PRs
« on: Friday 16 February 07 18:10 GMT (UK)  »
How would one go about searching PRs for this situation ?

Really appreciate any help / advice - I'm requesting this for a Welsh friend.

William Tucker born 1766 Llangennith, Glamorgan. (Married to Elizabeth Folland.)

Apparently the IGI revealed his parents - they were Philip and Blanch Tucker also of Llangennith.

Philip was allegedly married to Mary Walters before this but then remarried.

would like to know who Philip Tucker's parents were.... 

We think the Tuckers of Llangennith originally came from Devon or Cornwall but .....

Kind regards & thanks in anticipation. N

Census Lookup and Resource Requests / 1851 Dorset Census - PIECE 1861....
« on: Wednesday 31 January 07 16:43 GMT (UK)  »
... Should cover the Bridport area.

Ancestry has 7 sub-districts for Bridport itself - Superintendent Registrars District 278, Registrars District 2 ....

I'm looking for:-

HO 107/1861 Registration District: 278. BRIDPORT Registration Sub-District: 3 Whitchurch Canonicorum ff.424-End Parish: Chideock 1851 census

Anybody got a CD version of the 1851 who can throw some light as to where Chideock is ?

see thread for background ....

Thanks in anticipation

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