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The Lighter Side / Re: Old sheet music - will pay 50
« on: Wednesday 16 February 22 10:40 GMT (UK)  »
I hope you do manage to find a copy of the actual sheet music.

But here is a framed copy of music pictures ......

or just the picture.....

Very nice looking and I may just do that with the photocopies that I have. "Daphne de Marie" is my grandmother whose maiden name was Damary.

The Lighter Side / Re: Old sheet music - will pay 50
« on: Wednesday 16 February 22 10:38 GMT (UK)  »
Have you considered the British Library?

I suggest that you contact them for further information.

Thanks but as I said I have photocopies from the British Library of this an 3 others by my grandfather. It is the original sheet music that I am wanting.

The Lighter Side / Re: Old sheet music - will pay 50
« on: Tuesday 15 February 22 20:00 GMT (UK)  »
I am looking for an old piece of sheet music called "Your King & Country Need You More Than I do" by Stanley V. Murrill. This would have been published between 1913 and 1916. The composer was my maternal grandfather who was killed in France November 1917.

I would pay any reasonable price for this. I would not consider 50 too much to pay.

I have a poor photocopy from the British Library.

Canada / Re: Upton nee Jermy
« on: Saturday 29 January 22 17:34 GMT (UK)  »
In case anyone comes across this I eventually found Shirley, recently deceased but whilst alive used only the name Olive. That was in Canada.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Name from a 1851 will
« on: Saturday 29 January 22 17:27 GMT (UK)  »
Agree on Scottowe - a name once found on the Isle of Man.

Other Countries / Re: St Helena Ancestors
« on: Thursday 02 September 21 15:47 BST (UK)  »
My great grandmother, Sarah Ann Samuel was born on the island of St Helena in about 1846 and she married my great grandfather there in 1863. Records show she may have been a released slave. Her mother was Susannah Samuel and a witness to the wedding was Angelina Samuel.
I'm trying to find Sarah Ann or her mothers roots. Any ideas out there?
Thanks Rod Dexter

Since all slaves were emancipated by 1834 she could not have been a freed slave. Her moiher Susanah might have been.

The Common Room / Re: Samuel Fisher, Artist and Engraver
« on: Sunday 16 May 21 10:53 BST (UK)  »
Samuel Fisher was a very skilful engraver of steel plates whose career extended from the early 1830's up to about 1852. He died in 1855. He was exceptional at translating the mood that artists had put into their work and notably the half-dozen of Turner's works that he engraved.

Like most of his profession he was a competent artist himself and many of his engravings are entirely his own composition.

I have some thousands of old engravings as I used to deal in old maps and prints and amongst them are several by this engraver.

Warwickshire / Re: Shirley Upton nee Jermy
« on: Thursday 18 February 21 11:05 GMT (UK)  »
I had, a first cousin Shirley O Upton. Her maiden name was Jermy. She married a Bernard Upton at Solihull and I understand that they emigrated - Canada was mentioned to me by another relative who also told me that she was dead but he really had no details.

By now their children would be in their fifties and probably grandchildren aged up to perhaps 25 - that is a lot of relatives that I have somewhere out there. Perhaps one of them is doing some family history research.

Shirley's mother was Millicent [Millie] Williams nee Murrill b. 1911. She had a sister Betty [b. Phipps] who died quite some long time ago but as an adult with her own children.

Too late, since she died last year, I found Shirley by her death notice. All these years she had been using the name Olive and not her first Christian name.  So I have several first cousins once removed in Canada and we are unknown to each other. At such a distance and after so very many years I shall not pursue this line anymore. I am nearly 87 myself.

The Common Room / Re: Harry Landa or Harry Landa Sinclair
« on: Friday 12 February 21 20:28 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks everybody. I have now his birth date and entry in the register of deaths age 91. Had a lot of help from Sherry Landa who runs a site on Leeds Jewry.

Still don't know why he was also known as Harry Sinclair but that is unimportant to me.

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