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Can anyone make out Kenneth Bleathman's permanent address?


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / COMPLETED: 1891 Census Devonport
« on: Sunday 09 July 17 19:52 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone tell me what the word is below "Eastern Kings" please?

(Devonport - East Stonehouse RG12/1739, Fol. 33. p. 59)

Looks like Padrunt or Redrunt to me, which I don't even recognise as a word - unless it's military terminology?

Suffolk Lookup Requests / Bury St Edmunds burials
« on: Tuesday 21 March 17 22:59 GMT (UK)  »
I wonder if anyone could look up a couple of Bury St Edmunds burials that I found on the National Burial Index.

The place of burial for both is just "CEMETERY" - Don't know if that makes it a municipal cemetery, rather than a church graveyard.

Robert William Baker, buried 25 Jan 1890, age 47
Elizabeth Baker, buried 27 Sep 1887, age 43

I'm hoping they are husband (an innkeeper) and wife, who both died in Ipswich, so it's the residence and occupation that I need to see, which is what isn't transcribed on the NBI.

Many thanks

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / 1910 German baptism reading help please
« on: Wednesday 15 February 17 00:14 GMT (UK)  »
This is the baptism of a William Emil Benjamin Stoermer, born 15 Jan 1910 in London, baptised somewhere near Danzig/Gdansk.

I can manage the German, but am struggling with the handwriting.  If anyone can help with the following, I'd be most grateful.
1) name of the church
2) the lines underneath the father's name
3) the word at the bottom of the row below the mother's name
4) the names of the witnesses and whatever else is in that column

Many thanks

I've been looking for this couple on and off for a while, but am about to give up finding them between 1851 and 1879.  But before I do, I thought I'd let rootschatters have a go.

It's just the 1861 and 1871 censuses where I can't find them (or any trace of them between 1851 and 1879).

Here's what I know:

William Graves
Born  23 Apr 1825, Newington, Surrey.  Son of John & Martha Graves.
Bapt. 3 Jul 1825, Newington St Mary
Married Susanna Freeman, St Ives (Huntingdonshire) 26 Aug 1849. He was resident in St Ives, and was a waterman.
1851 census: 27 Vic Terrace, Hemingford Grey, Hunts (HO107/1749, fol. 612, p. 13). He was a bricklayer.
27 Mar 1879 he was a bricklayer
1881 census: 22 Wilmer Gardens, Shoreditch (RG11/401, fol. 90, p. 44). He was a bricklayer.
Married Hannah Brown (b. c. 1854 St Giles, Middlesex), Shoreditch St Anne 20 Nov 1881. Resident 22 Wilmer Gardens. A bricklayer.
1891 census: Shoreditch workhouse. On his own, but married not widowed (so presumably his second wife, Hannah, is still around somewhere. A retired bricklayer.
I then lose him and his 2nd wife.

Susannah Freeman
Born 22 May 1829 St Ives, Hunts. Daughter of Oliver Freeman & Anne Spencer Sisson
Bapt. 10 Jun 1829 St Ives
1841 census: Back Street, St Ives (HO107/448/11, p. 49)
2 Jan 1848 Witness in St Ives to the marriage of her sister, Elizabeth, to James Lines.
26 Aug 1849 Married William Graves, St Ives. Resident: St Ives, Occupation: Dressmaker
1851 census: 27 Vic Terrace, Hemingford Grey, Hunts (HO107/1749, fol. 612, p. 13). She was a dressmaker.
22 Mar 1879 died of bronchitis at 30 Queen St, Horselydown, Southwark, Surrey. Informant was Mary Eatton of 25 Thomas St, Horslydown.

Occupation Interests / COMPLETED: 1939: What was an A.M. Warden
« on: Friday 11 November 16 21:16 GMT (UK)  »
I'm looking at Walter J Fisk (dob 28 Sep 1905) on the 1939 Register in Halesworth, Suffolk.

He's clearly a fisherman and an A.M. Warden, and that's repeated in column 11: "A.M. Warder A.M.E.S. Wars[.."

Could A.M. Warden be Air Ministry Warden?  Is that going to be like, but not, an ARP Warden?

Any idea what A.M.E.S Wars ... might be?


Huntingdonshire / Whatever happened to Charles Richmond Freeman
« on: Sunday 16 October 16 20:53 BST (UK)  »
Charles Richmond Freeman was born Q4 1874 in St Ives, Hunts to parents James Lenton Freeman (1848-1907 and Eleanor Freeman (née Freeman) (1849-1898).

He appears on:
the 1881 census (Globe Place, St Ives), with his parents grandfather, mother and siblings.
the 1891 census (Globe House, Globe Place, St Ives), with his mother and siblings (his father is elsewhere - I've not tracked him down)
the 1901 census (Cemetery Rd, St Ives, next door to his now married sister, Clara Lenton Moulton).

On the 1901 census, he appears to be shown as a widower and has two sons living with him: Walter S Freeman (age illegible, but presumably older than the next) and Harry T Freeman, age 15, so born c. 1886 in St Ives.
The two "sons" must be sons from his wife's previous marriage as he would have only been 12 when Harry T Freeman was born are actually his brothers.

The 1901 census raises three two questions, I've not been able to answer:
1) If it really says he's a widower, who and when did he marry?  Presumably between 1891 and 1901.
2) When did his wife die?
3) What were the "sons" original names, and when were they born?

Charles Richmond Freeman just disappears after the 1901 census. I can't see a possible death for him.  (though might have missed it!), so my final question is

4) What happened to Charles Richmond Freeman after the 1901 census?

If anyone fancies have a look at this, I'd be very grateful.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / COMPLETED: 1879 death cert: informant's name?
« on: Thursday 15 September 16 01:23 BST (UK)  »
I would appreciate your view on the surname of the informant on this 1879 death certificate, please.

Thanks in advance.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / 1939 Occupation reading help please
« on: Thursday 25 August 16 22:45 BST (UK)  »
I'd be interested to hear what people think this might say under occupation on the 1939 register, please.

I'm thinking

Spinal Trouble
Mental Def act

but what would mental def act mean?  Mental debility act? But why act?

I can't think spinal trouble would count as a mental illness even then.

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