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The Common Room / Cause of death?
« on: Saturday 22 March 14 20:38 GMT (UK)  »
I'm struggling to work out the cause of death for these children of soldiers in India...Feb Remitt??
Thoughts anyone please?

Travelling People / Maynard in Kent - traveller?
« on: Saturday 23 November 13 20:22 GMT (UK)  »
Hi all
I'm trying to help a friend, who is rather ill in hospital at the moment, trace her father's family. We ordered and received her mother's marriage cert to Arthur Maynard (works shunter) in 1938, Dartford. Both are noted as 21 and Arthur Maynard's father is noted as Thomas Henry Maynard, tinsmith, deceased.
The occupation of tinsmith says Traveller to me ( I have several in my own tree) but I cannot find a suitable Thomas in the 1911 or 1901 census.
Can anyone confirm please that Maynard is a traveller surname and offer any suggestions.
I have a feeling that Arthur was 'over' 21 rather than exactly 21
many thanks

Sorry I will be signing off for a few hours, it being Sunday morning here :-)

Staffordshire / Chetwynd/Lynne Hints, Staffs
« on: Sunday 27 October 13 07:05 GMT (UK)  »
I have Jane and Edward in my tree and have tried all sorts of Google searches to find her (Jane's) parents. There are several good references to the Chetwynds, including family trees but, apart from one who mentions Maria (Mary?) they mention only sons. Mary is well covered with references but who was the other daughter, mother of Jane????
Sorry I know this is a long shot being so long ago, but any help would really be appreciated   :)
Notes from Hints, Staffs records
 On 5th July 1564 the marriage was arranged between Edward Bassett and Jane Lynne, niece of Mary and Humphrey Wellys of Hore Cross.  Mary Wellys was the daughter of Wm Chetwynd of Ingestre; her sister had married a member of the Lyne family by whom she had Jane a daughter.
    An unusual stipulation in the marriage agreement is the right of veto given to each of the children: "and if the said Edward and Jane will thereunto consent and agree".    The couple must have been very young and, therefore, giving them a right to refuse seems very unusual....There is no record in the Parish Register of the marriage of Edward and Jane, it could be that they were married in the Parish from which Jane came.  However Parish Records for the period from 1538 are notoriously problematic.

Renfrewshire / Gogle street view - Fergusleigh
« on: Saturday 03 August 13 22:11 BST (UK)  »
Hoping someone can help please.
Google street view for 36 Fergusleigh shows houses and a block of flats which look about right for the 1880's era. Would anyone know which is actually no. 36
thanks Sylvia

New Zealand Completed Requests / Ship board diaries
« on: Saturday 15 June 13 22:06 BST (UK)  »

These look interesting and may be of help to someone :-)

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Marriage certs please
« on: Sunday 31 March 13 20:50 BST (UK)  »
Can someone translate this one for me please. Most of the other entries on the page just state "in sacd matrimony", is there something odd about this one  ???

Lincolnshire / Bastardy records for Spilsby?
« on: Monday 11 March 13 06:48 GMT (UK)  »
Is there such a thing? Does anyone have access please?
I have 2 illegitimate children born to Mary Smith
Robert Brackenbury Smith baptised March 1817
Mary Ann Brackenbury Smith baptised May 1818

While the father is rather obviously a Brackenbury I'd really like to know which one  :D and any other info of course  ;D
Many thanks Sylvia

The Lighter Side / Spooky connections
« on: Saturday 23 February 13 20:07 GMT (UK)  »
I've been having some weird connections to the novels I've been reading lately
First off was book by Stephen Booth concerning the horse meat trade...then up in the news comes the scandal...OK I could cope with that :-)
Lately I have been working my way through the Michael Jecks books, historical fiction in the 14th Century. King Edward 2 and Hugh de Despencer. Now I find going back through someone's Lill Family tree on ancestry that I am connected to that nasty man!!! Oh golly how to prove that!! I am nowhere near those sort of records...but how exciting!

New Zealand Completed Requests / Featherston Camp Death Register 1915-19
« on: Wednesday 13 February 13 19:46 GMT (UK)  »
For those who haven't seen it already  ;D

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