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Well, thanks to the horrendous 'cold' that started on 27th November every event I was supposed to go to (including twins 1st birthday) that week was a no-go.   Have never got through so many tissues (thankfully I had some boxes in reserve) - sneezing finally stopped but the streaming nose relentless.   By the end of the week I knew I had got a chest infection so started my standby antibiotics.   However, as we are always being told antibiotics are useless against a cold and so the cold goes on.  Surprised my nose hasn't fallen off!

Was supposed to meet family today - had to cancel.   Another birthday tomorrow and meeting with a cousin on Thursday but think these will have to be cancelled too.   Clearly a virrullent cold and I simply do not want to pass it on to anyone and end up spoiling their Christmas.  We've been fighting COVID for so long and doing our utmost to stay safe and then I get floored by the 'common' cold.   Cold effects usually abate after a few days but not the one I've got - nothing 'common' about it in my opinion.  A real hum-dinger!

So, have been nowhere, done nothing, and thoroughly fed up now.   


Canada Lookup Request / Re: George Freeman
« on: Yesterday at 02:59 »
Checked 18 Acton Street on electoral rolls - no Freeman's at any time BUT from 1925 to 1937 there was an Emily Sayer which seems too much of a coincidence given his mothers name when a George married Canada 1934.

OP knows he had a sister who he visited in WW2 - who was the sister and i.e. their parents?   I note the OP hasn't been on Rootschat since 2013!!


Canada Lookup Request / Re: George Freeman
« on: Monday 06 December 21 21:07 GMT (UK)  »
There is no George Freeman birth 1911 with mmn Sayers (nor any such births 1903-1918) - equally there is no marriage between an Albert Freeman and Emily Sayers!!


The birth of Jessie Manley was in the Mar.qtr.1875 Holborn, mmn Davis, as has already been mentioned - since birth and baptism took place in December 1874 quite likely that the birth registration would appear in the following quarter.

The baptism took place at St. Philip, Bethnal Green and, again as stated, is on Ancestry but not on FindMyPast.

Her mother Jessie Manley was a purse maker herself (as were her mother and brother Joseph) - the father 'Edward' shown on the 2 baptisms was clearly ficticious and why she gave her maiden name as Davis on her 2 illeg. childrens births who can say.   She clearly wanted it to look like they were born to a lawful union when clearly they weren't.



Essex / Re: Rosina A Armer
« on: Thursday 02 December 21 20:00 GMT (UK)  »
GRO Index shows mmn Jackson which ties in with 1881 posting.


The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary summary week ending 5th December
« on: Thursday 02 December 21 12:47 GMT (UK)  »
I was in the nativity play in primary school, I was an angel.  :) Not sure if it was based on acting ability, they chose the blonde girls to be angels.  ;D

Hope you're feeling better Annette.  :)

Thank you Roobarb - feeling a bit better than yesterday so hopefully turned the corner now.

Whilst I don't actually remember the nativity play itself I know there was one and that I was an angel too - have a photo somewhere to prove it.   


The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary summary week ending 5th December
« on: Wednesday 01 December 21 19:11 GMT (UK)  »
This has been an awful week for me.   Wasn't sure what I had to start with as sweated throughout Friday night, continued Saturday with headache.  By Sunday knew it was a cold - the worst I've ever had.   Consequently, missed Scarlett's 13th on Saturday, and the twins 1st birthday today.  Even if I had felt up to going (which I didn't) there was no point passing my germs around.

Will just have to write this week off.


The Stay Safe Board / Re: Diary summary week ending 28th November
« on: Friday 26 November 21 13:37 GMT (UK)  »
Not much to report of late but have been keeping up with the threads.

Sorry to hear about the loss of the horse, Viktoria - obviously well loved and cared for.

Yesterday I visited the twins - so many little differences in just 2 weeks.  Macy (who could smile for England) has been been able to crawl for a while now but has now become 'jet propelled' and pulls herself up as soon as she reaches her destination.   So walking not far off.   Darcy (the thinker) not visibly crawling yet BUT is clearly moving somehow.   She'll be sitting on the floor one side of the room - adults talking (as they do) - and you'll suddenly find her on the other side of the room but we haven't yet figured out how she actually got there!!  Lots of smiles from her yesterday which is unusual and as I was leaving was told she could now wave and make a 'kiss' noise.  She duly did both, bless her.   Told Macy had not yet developed such skills (too busy with her sprints) but whilst waving with Darcy she suddenly waved at me too, first one arm, and then the other.   Looked so proud of herself.   Will see them tomorrow for a little while - all of us going to my nephews for Scarlett's 13th birthday 'afternoon tea' - and then on Wednesday 1st December when they will be 1 year old.   Next Ivy-Rose will be 7 on 8th December and Kieran 16 on the 16th Dec.   With Christmas swiftly following it's an expensive time for me!

Very cold at the moment so only go out when I have to.   So hate the cold.  If I've things to do try to get them all done in one trip.   After seeing the twins yesterday then drove to Matalan to collect an item and then to supermarket cash point to get some money.

Just caught on the hop by my grocery delivery - always delivered between 1 and 2 (usually nearer to 1) but today arrived at 12.15!!!   He apologised but said his last delivery was just round the corner and if I hadn't been at home he'd have just waited.   A jolly little man.

A few outings booked for December - meeting for coffee with cousin on 7th, visit to see the Illuminated Garden Trail at Helmingham Hall (forgotten date offhand),  evening meal with sister/cousin and respective other halves on 18th (discovered that it's the Strictly final that evening so will have to record and catch-up later), 16th birthday bash at Harwich, Christmas Day at my nieces and Boxing Day at my nephews. 

I still find myself amazed at the number of people who are not wearing masks in public places - largely the younger fraternity where new COVID cases mainly fall.   Why for heavens sake?  I just don't get it.

Take care everyone.


Cheshire / Re: James Tompkinson & Mary Minshull
« on: Wednesday 24 November 21 17:06 GMT (UK)  »
James was born circa 1813 Nantwich per census and he had lots more children than the ones you mention - this must surely be his baptism:

James Tomkinson bp.19/6/1812 Nantwich, son of Charles (joiner) and Nancy.

Charles (joiner) bc.1754, buried 14/5/1823 Nantwich


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