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Herefordshire / Death in Bosbury
« on: Wednesday 30 October 19 19:43 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to find out about my great aunt Louisa  Soley who was born in  or near Bosbury in c1898. I remember years ago, another great aunt Mary telling me that her sister died in a tragic accident. Louisa was unable to talk but she loved music. One day  she went to reach for the radio that was on the mantle piece and her dress caught fire.   Do you think an accident like that would reach the local paper at the time?  I am trying to find out when she died and how old she would have been.  I'm sure she was buried in Bosbury church yard but  I expect its unmarked.

Worcestershire Lookup Requests / Jack Morris Farley on 1901 0r 1911 census
« on: Monday 11 August 14 14:24 BST (UK)  »
Is there anyone that could look up Jack Morris Farley on The 1901 / 1911 census for Malvern Link or could come under Martley or even Upton.
We think we have found my husband's great grandfather Joseph John Farley on Malvern Remembers Website ( set up for the first WW anniversary). According to the web site he had 2 brothers called Jack Morris Farley and Fred Farley who also fought. We know Joseph was in his forties but according to his birth record, Jack wasnt born until 1900. So thats rather a large age gap.
So I need to check the names of their parents. Our Joseph's father was John Farley and I think his mum was Sarah.

Herefordshire / Finding a grave
« on: Monday 21 July 14 15:28 BST (UK)  »
Hi    Can anyone advise me how you obtain a grave number for an ancestor.  I know my grandmother  Ethel Lily Hope is buried in Bosbury grave yard but dont know exactly where. My dad's family were quite poor so it's unmarked.

Herefordshire / The Nest Bosbury
« on: Monday 21 July 14 15:21 BST (UK)  »
Hi  I have just found out that my late father Ronald Hope must have been living at The Nest, Bosbury at the time of his mother's death. Im really interested to know from anyone living in Bosbury if  the building is still standing. If so, whereabouts in the village it is. If its no longer there does anyone know how I can find out where it was.
Many thanks

Herefordshire Lookup Requests / Ellen Hope
« on: Wednesday 29 January 14 22:07 GMT (UK)  »
After a long search I have finally come to the conclusion that my grandfather Alfred Hope was the son of Ellen Hope and John Simmonds of Ledbury.  I was wondering if some kind soul would look for Ellen and / or John on the 1881 or 1891 censuses. Ellen was born c 1858 in Ledbury. I found a Ellen Hope in the workhouse in 1881 but she was older than my Ellen. I would be very grateful.

Worcestershire Lookup Requests / Alfred Hope please help
« on: Saturday 25 January 14 23:53 GMT (UK)  »
For a long time I have been trying to research my grandfather Alfred Hope born 1893/4.  I know from his marriage certificate that he was 20 in 1914 and his father was called John. I have a vague memory of my dad telling me that Alfred came from Worcester. Alfred married in Hereford  and after the war returned to his wife Ethel in Bosbury but he suffered shell shock and sometime in the 1920s he disappeared ( possibly back to Worcester?).
My own dad was orphaned after his mum died and so spent most of his childhood in a home in Hastings. After the 2nd world war he lodged with an aunt who lived in one of the houses at the top of Lark Hill rd. Could this aunt be a relative of my grandfathers? Its so frustrating not knowing her name. The only other info I have is that he was a driver/ groom in the Royal Army Service Corps and later worked as a painter and decorator.
I havent found any records at all apart from marriage. So desperate to find out about him.

Herefordshire / Orphanage/childrens home Ledbury
« on: Wednesday 16 January 13 20:41 GMT (UK)  »
My father was born in Bosbury in 1924 and unfortunately by tha age of six he had lost both his parents. I know that his aunt took him in for a while but eventually he went into a childrens home in Ledbury. I was wondering if anyone knows anything about the home e.g where it was in Ledbury.
He was only there for a short time before being sent up North to a home and then eventually spending the remainder of his childhood on the south coast.

Herefordshire Lookup Requests / Maria Cotterell
« on: Wednesday 16 January 13 20:32 GMT (UK)  »
I was wondering if anyone can find Maria Cotterell on the 1841 or 1851 censuses.
She was born in Ledbury c 1837 and I would like to find out the names of her parents and siblings. She was my gt gt grandmother on my father's side.
Many thanks

England / Alfred Hope HELP PLEASE
« on: Saturday 15 December 12 23:59 GMT (UK)  »
For a long while now, Ive been desperately researching my paternal grandfather Alfred Hope, but there are blocks at every turn.  I could really do with some help from a kind fellow family historian.
Information so far: Born c. 1894 possibly Worcester,  married Ethel Soley in Hereford 1914/5, father John Hope.  According to marriage cert he was a driver in the Royal army service corps based at Aldershot. I have checked war records online but there is no sign of him.  Like so many soldiers, he was gassed and suffered shell shock. As far as I know he disappeared from the family home. My father was born in 1924 and so it was sometime after that. He lived in Bosbury near Ledbury Herefordshire on his return from the war.
I have found a birth for an Alfred Hope in Worcester around the right time but the father is an Alfred not a John.  There is an Alfred born to a Ellen Hope in Ledbury again around the right time. Apparently she married her lodger John Simmonds ( not Hope but not impossible I know).
All I need is that one clue that puts me on the right road.
Would ordering my dad's birth certificate give me anything more?
I would be so grateful for some help   :)

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