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The Common Room / So, where is Ggfdgm?
« on: Saturday 06 December 08 14:21 GMT (UK)  »
If you search Deaths 1984-2005 for surname JAYA*, you will find the Registration District


An abbreviation perhaps?

Any ideas what it is?  Googling seems not to show anything useful.

Dumfriesshire / Gretna marriages
« on: Monday 01 December 08 11:00 GMT (UK)  »
An ancestor of mine (Jonathan DENWOOD) married at Gretna, not once but twice  :o

The first time was in 1853 - I have a copy of the register for that marriage.  I was disappointed to find no parents' names.  :(

His first wife died in 1864 and JD married again, probably by 1868 ... so my question is - would a Gretna marriage in the mid 1860s be expected to give any details of parents?

I was wondering if anyone would have any idea as I would rather not shell out another fifteen quid just on the off chance.

Lincolnshire / Happy Lincolnshire Day!
« on: Wednesday 01 October 08 13:40 BST (UK)  »

The Lighter Side / Quite an age difference!
« on: Friday 12 September 08 09:35 BST (UK)  »
I have an ancestor Richard SEYMOUR who I believe was born in 1716.

He married in Frampton Lincs in 1740, then he and his wife Sarah had 9 or more children in nearby Kirton in Holland.

Sarah died, I haven't yet found a burial for her.

Richard was named as father of a child of Alice WOOD(S) christened in Swineshead a few miles away in Feb 1789 and married her in Kirton the following month.  They had two more children by 1793.

In his will of 1795 (he was buried at Kirton 18 March aged 79) he left half a guinea apiece to some of his earlier children.  The remainder was split between "my dear wife Alice" and "the two sons of my wife Alice".

There was then a marriage at Kirton 11 May 1795 between an Alice SEYMOUR (he had no daughter called Alice)  and a William HULLETT.  They had seven children baptised at Kirton up to 1809.  An Alice HULLETT was buried at Kirton 22 Dec 1814 "aged 48".

If I hadn't seen the will, I wouldn't have guessed half of this  :o 

US Lookup Requests / WHITEHEAD, New York
« on: Sunday 17 August 08 16:30 BST (UK)  »
I have discoved that a couple connected to my tree spent a few years in the USA.  They appear to have had a couple of kids born in New York.

Joseph and Bets(e)y WHITEHEAD married in England in 1853.  Both were born c1833.  The 1871 census says that Thomas (15) and Clara (10) were born in New York.  They were back in England (Chelsea) by 1863.

I would be grateful if anyone could find anything about them (arrival in US, or whatever) between1853 and 1863.

Thanks :)

Northumberland Lookup Requests / Thomas YOUL(L) death
« on: Monday 11 August 08 12:44 BST (UK)  »
I wonder if anyone has any burial records for Newcastle.

An ancestor of mine was Thomas YOULL.

He appeared in the 1841 census in Newcastle (St Andrew) aged 70.

In 1851 his widow (Christian YOULL, 68) was in Newcastle (St John).

There are several possible deaths
Deaths Sep 1842 
YOUL    Thomas        Newcastle Tyne    25   205   
Deaths Sep 1843
YOULL    Thomas         Newcastle Tyne    25   1*8    
Deaths Dec 1848 
YOUL    Thomas         Newcastle Tyne    25   220   
Deaths Mar 1849
Youl    Thomas         Newcastle T    25   268    
Deaths Jun 1849   
Youll    Thomas         Tynemouth    25   329

I bought the 1843 certificate (simply because of the spelling of the name) but it was wrong.

I was wondering if anyone has any resource which could help me please.  Thanks!

The Common Room / N Officer?
« on: Thursday 07 August 08 09:06 BST (UK)  »
1841 census, Arthur ARTHUR (20) in Surrey.  No census suggests he was born before 1821.

Living at Barrack Field, Croydon

What was his occupation?  Apart from his future father-in-law on the opposite page (Henry KINGSHOTT) there don't seem to be any soldiers around.

At the time of his marriage the following year, he was a Railway Guard.

Northamptonshire Lookup Requests / GRAY marriage lookup please
« on: Sunday 03 August 08 20:54 BST (UK)  »
William F Gray was christened at Peterborough 16 Oct 1818, son of William F GRAY and Martha.

Any info on his parents' marriage please?

The Lighter Side / Apostrophe's
« on: Friday 25 July 08 10:40 BST (UK)  »
They've always been with us  ::)

Part of the church register of Whitehaven, St James, 1767

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