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Armed Forces / Re: What infringement is this?
« on: Monday 25 October 21 00:23 BST (UK)  »
In the RAF we were issued with 'housewives' in 1952!

A 'housewife' was a small cloth wrapper containing needles, thread, a thimble etc.


Love this thread!

 ;D ;D


Hampshire & Isle of Wight / Re: Charles Pike
« on: Wednesday 13 October 21 15:02 BST (UK)  »
I think the address for Charles is 50 Grove Street Southampton.

Look for a John PIKE with wife Caroline in Southampton on the various census.


Family History Beginners Board / Re: Unusual first name
« on: Tuesday 12 October 21 16:31 BST (UK)  »
That 1901 looks awfully good to me,Jen!

Also-the other servant-Elizabeth M Brown just might now be the wife of Walter BENNETT on the 1911 census where Elatch is described as "aunt".


Family History Beginners Board / Re: Common names like Smith
« on: Saturday 02 October 21 20:38 BST (UK)  »

I think the other challenge is working full time - I wish I could swap to this being my full time job!
I will keep going but Iím going to need to start a file or scrap book!

 :) :) :)

Hi Mel,

Welcome home!

Kind regards,
Maureen (nee SMITH)

Berkshire / Re: Martha Gibbons 1881 census
« on: Saturday 02 October 21 20:14 BST (UK)  »
I'm fairly sure that Mabel has found your Martha as "Jane". :)

Not a mistake-her forename is clearly written as Jane on the 1881 image.

There are no births/deaths/marriages for a Jane GIBB*N* in India...let alone in Newbury. ;)


The Common Room / Re: Robert Brock in 1851
« on: Monday 20 September 21 16:48 BST (UK)  »
Both posting at the same time Maureen  ;)


 :) :)
Thanks,Rosie! At least your eyes and mine are seeing the same info.


The Common Room / Re: Robert Brock in 1851
« on: Monday 20 September 21 16:34 BST (UK)  »
Best fit I could find:

GRO Births:
 1841  D Quarter in KINGSTON UPON HULL  Volume 22  Page 393 

Marriage:Image is on FMpast

Mary RICHARDSON and Robert BROCK (a mariner)-Oct. 30 1839  Kingston-upon-Hull


Wiltshire Lookup Requests / Re: St. James's, Dauntsey Parish Registers
« on: Sunday 19 September 21 13:50 BST (UK)  »
Well done,Rosie! :) :)

 Took me forever to find the mention of the marriage in the newspapers:
 ::) ::)
June 29, 1918 - Wiltshire Times and Trowbridge Advertiser -
Weddings: A wedding which aroused much interest and was witnessed by a large (cannot read that word ...) took place at the Parish Church (St James's) on Wednesday afternoon.
Just goes on to give the particulars of the groom and bride (which you have provided) and that the church was handsomely decorated.


The Lighter Side / Re: Unusual Occupation?
« on: Saturday 18 September 21 17:50 BST (UK)  »
In 1901 she was  a General Servant (domestic)  -  3351/16/23

I'm sure that there were dressmakers who made dresses and those who didn't!

I assume that's her in 1901 - still showing as married, rather than widowed in 1911. It's really her husband George I'm trying to track down. He was born Shropshire c.1876 - never registered - and they married in Congleton in 1895. Where was he in 1901? I think he may have there died in 1903 - the info I have is all very sketchy. I can't even be sure I have the right Ann - this one was was around 19 years older than George

GRO Births
 1875  J Quarter in OF NEWPORT IN THE COUNTIES OF SALOP AND STAFFORD  Volume 06A  Page 828


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