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Messages - Nick Carver

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Yorkshire (East Riding & York) / Re: Sculcoates marriage help needed
« on: Wednesday 24 April 13 07:56 BST (UK)  »
The marriage would contravene Biblical rules on consanguinity, but isn't now illegal under the judicial system. I have relatives who married at the local cathedral because they were under 21 and the permission of the father for the marriage wasn't checked too closely. Sounds like a similar ruse.

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The Common Room / Re: Eurasian versus Anglo-Indian
« on: Wednesday 19 December 12 09:37 GMT (UK)  »
If you want to go into real depth about life in India for British expats at about the time the East India Company won its concessions, read William Dalrymple's "The White Mughal". He is one of the best travel writers around and when he mixes historical research with the travel writing, it becomes hugely compelling.

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Essex / Re: CARVER Family - Bulphan to Ilford
« on: Friday 09 November 12 14:23 GMT (UK)  »
I don't have a William born about the right time or a suitably dated Thomas in my PAF at present. This isn't to say that they aren't part of my tree; it's just that the connection (if any) remains to be proven. In terms of their location, William's birth in 1844 is a bit further from the roots of my tree to be clearly indicative of a link, but that was about the time that a lot of people were moving off the land and to more industrial areas. My mob moved to Hull and another branch moved to Tyneside in the 1840s. Let's just note one another's interests and await further information.

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Suffolk / Re: SCRIVENER
« on: Sunday 10 June 12 17:10 BST (UK)  »
One of my daughter's best friends is a Scrivener whose family moved to our village from Kennett (next village to Chippenham) earlier this year. Not sure if you want to go down the path of trying to establish living relatives, but if so, please PM me and I'll see what I can do.

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Cambridgeshire / Re: Palmer Family of Soham
« on: Sunday 10 June 12 17:07 BST (UK)  »
I know a Palmer who lives in Hasse Road. If I see him, I'll ask for the name of his grandfather. His father is still alive, well into his 90s.

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Cambridgeshire / Re: Research Information?
« on: Sunday 10 June 12 17:05 BST (UK)  »
Slightly off topic (but only just), the central library in Cambridge has a wonderful index of the contents of regional newspapers allowing you to search by the location or name of a person. Perhaps one day it will go on-line, but for now it's a goldmine of information and somewhere I've passed many happy hours (although ironically when I need the information I never have time to visit and when I have time to visit, there is no pressing need for information).

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The Common Room / Re: History of English Baseball
« on: Sunday 10 June 12 17:01 BST (UK)  »
For some curious reason, Hull was a hotbed of baseball in the earlier part of the last century. Don't ask me how I know that, it's just one of those strange facts that stick - perhaps the fact that my Dad was from there might have provided a little glue?

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Bedfordshire / Re: CARVER Ramblings Part 2
« on: Friday 11 November 11 05:48 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Chris

I think the point regarding DNA testing is that if you know you are related, there is not much point in doing so to prove that, but if a group of known relatives wanted to test for links outside their known community then perhaps sharing the cost might make it more viable.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Closed Churches
« on: Wednesday 02 November 11 10:40 GMT (UK)  »
Will relate an anecdote that might be vaguely useful. Upon taking office as a churchwarden, I found a completed marriage register in our safe. The new one had been in use for several years. Actually, there were two identical registers. I took them to the local register's office who told me that 'Yes, they should be given to us when they are full', but 'We haven't received any here in donkey's years'. Rather illustrates the challenge of genealogy - those that should do things not being aware of their obligations on such matters.

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