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The Common Room / Re: GRO During Lockdown - Delay
« on: Monday 06 July 20 10:22 BST (UK)  »
Ah, sorry.  I couldn't work out how to sort the search results by most recent.  Many thanks.

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The Common Room / GRO During Lockdown - Delay
« on: Monday 06 July 20 10:12 BST (UK)  »
Sorry if this has been asked recently.

I ordered three full certificates on June 25th.  One birth, one marriage and one death.
The estimated despatch date for all three was July 1st.  The marriage certificate was despatched on July 1st and I have received it.  The birth and the death are still showing as 'in progress - despatch estimate July 1st'

I appreciate that there might be a delay during the lockdown but how long should I leave it before I contact them?

Has anyone else experience a week's delay?  Is is odd that the marriage came on time and the others (ordered at the same time) didn't?

Thanks for any thoughts.

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Hampshire & Isle of Wight / Re: Southampton - Where are these places?
« on: Tuesday 19 May 20 12:56 BST (UK)  »
Funnily enough, I found it in 1901 us far too late to be any help.  I also found Lower Dorset Terrace in 1891, both are on Waterhouse Lane but no mention at all in 1861 or 1871.
Of course, it may be that whoever lived at 1 Dorset Terrace was a midwife.

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Hampshire & Isle of Wight / Re: Southampton - Where are these places?
« on: Tuesday 19 May 20 12:24 BST (UK)  »
Frustrating.

Looking at Thomas Humphrey Smoothy (England)'s marriage certificate, his father's name is given as Thomas Henry England - Corn Merchant.  I can find no exact candidates assuming that she used the real father's name but her own father was a Maltster so he may have stuck to what she knew.

There are a couple of Thomas England's in the vicinity but nothing that gives me any other clue.  I did think the name Humphrey might also be a clue but got no further with that, either.

Oh well.  One day a DNA match might pop up that solves the mystery.

Any further thoughts that might give me another angle to consider would be greatly appreciated.

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Hampshire & Isle of Wight / Re: Southampton - Where are these places?
« on: Tuesday 19 May 20 12:11 BST (UK)  »
I found Water House Lane (It was listed as two words on Find My Past) but scrolling through the images, there's no Dorset Terrace mentioned.

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Hampshire & Isle of Wight / Re: Southampton - Where are these places?
« on: Tuesday 19 May 20 11:59 BST (UK)  »
I don't seem to be able to find Dorset Terrace in any census.  What am I doing wrong?

The birth certificate definitely says Dorset Terrace.

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Hampshire & Isle of Wight / Re: Southampton - Where are these places?
« on: Sunday 17 May 20 11:28 BST (UK)  »
Intriguing.  I suppose the most logical explanation is that she was in Southampton as either a governess, teacher or ladies companion.

What a fall from grace.

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Hampshire & Isle of Wight / Re: Southampton - Where are these places?
« on: Sunday 17 May 20 11:00 BST (UK)  »
I don't suppose they gave their names in the adverts.

Mary's sister ran a ladies college in London before her marriage. And Mary's mother Ann Allom also ran a school in Halstead according to the 1851 census.

When Mary's mother died in 1893 she left the equivalent of 340,000 to her 'only daughter' Ellen.  I wonder if she even knew that her eldest daughter had died in poverty a few years before?

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