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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Place in Yorkshire
« on: Tuesday 10 March 20 14:51 GMT (UK)  »

I am looking for some missing persons in the 1851 census Samuel and Sarah Cronshaw.

They are both in Manchester in 1841 and both recorded as born in county - which I think is probably not the case for Sarah. Or maybe Samuel married two Sarahs. Or maybe the reference I found isn't them.

In 1861 Sarah is widowed and is born Ripponden, Yorkshire. This Sarah is definitely mine as she has her grandson with her which clinches it.

However, I cannot find her or Samuel (if he is still alive) in 1851. I was wondering whether this couple could be them. They are transcribed as Crausbaro (an unlikely name I think) on Ancestry and I think it could be Cronshaw/Cranshaw. Samuel is down as being born Manchester but Sarah is Maineaud, Yorke (sic). I was wondering if anyone could make out the Maineaud - I'm hoping it is in/around Ripponden but haven't found anything yet.

I am attaching a clip - I hope!

Canada / Harold Shipley Taylor
« on: Sunday 23 February 20 12:44 GMT (UK)  »

I am interested in what Harold did in Canada. He was born 24 Jun 1876 in Kenley, Surrey, UK. He appears with his parents in the 1881 and 1901 censuses in the UK. Can't find him in 1891. He is a Locomotive Fireman in 1901. I haven't found him in 1911 either.

I know from family members that he emigrated to Canada, apparently to the opposite side of Canada from his brother who emigrated to BC. He was in the 44th Batallion Canadian Infantry and died at Lems in 1917.

I would like to know if possible when he went out to Canada and what he did there.

Thank you

The Common Room / Abbreviation on 1939 Register
« on: Saturday 28 September 19 10:52 BST (UK)  »
Does anyone know what O.B.S. stands for? I am looking at a school in Wales. Presumably a boarding school as all the staff and pupils etc are listed together but I am not sure whether it is a regular boarding school or an evacuated school. If evacuated they have moved pretty sharpish but as far as I can see (from googling) there is no longer a boarding school there.

The address at the top of the page is Penybont and on the side of the entries it is School Camp O.B.S.


Cumberland / Maryport event
« on: Monday 23 September 19 10:09 BST (UK)  »

The Common Room / Townswoman as an occupation
« on: Saturday 31 August 19 16:58 BST (UK)  »
Does anyone know what Townswoman and Townswoman for cotton yarn could be as an occupation.

1861 Mary Barlow of Moston Mill, Moston, Manchester, widow, 54 decscribes herself as a Townswoman for cotton yarn. RG9 2974 54 1

I871 she is a Townswoman RG10 4065 151 21

1851 she is a sempstress.

I had thought of Townswomen's Guilds and suffragism etc but 1861 is just a little too early. Also thought of craft guilds but can't see anything. Looked up Townswoman in Tippett's Portrait of the Textile Industry but to no avail. Any ideas?


The Common Room / Books as a reflection of our ancestors' lives
« on: Wednesday 21 August 19 15:14 BST (UK)  »
I have just been looking at a copy of Life in a Railway Factory and it started me thinking about books I have read that have given me some insight as how my ancestors lived, both fiction and non-fiction. That made me think there must be plenty of books I haven't read that others might suggest.

So for rural life George Eliot, in particular life in a farmhouse, Adam Bede.

For industrial town life Arnold Bennett. So much of what he writes sounds just like one of my grandmothers talking about her early life.

Any other suggestions?


Canada / What did Bertha Millicent Hills do? Completed
« on: Wednesday 31 July 19 22:02 BST (UK)  »
I am curious about Bertha. She was born January 27th 1875. Her father, Walter Augustus Hills, was an architect and the children were well educated; at least one daughter had a degree.

Bertha is with her family in the 1891 and 1901 censuses but unlike her siblings she does not have an occupation in the 1901

I can't find her in 1911

In September 1924 she departs from Liverpool on the ship Canada (White Star) for Canada. She is down as a domestic and gives her last address in England as c/o Thos Cook in London. This is curious as she has a large family there. Had she had enough of them and running away? I would love to know what happened to her when she got to Canada


Added: I have just spotted her death September 24 1952 in the UK and it describes her as of New Zealand so maybe she didn't stay long in Canada

London and Middlesex / Place/Street Name, Local Knowledge Needed (Completed)
« on: Monday 27 May 19 09:48 BST (UK)  »

I have a baptism record from St Margaret's, Westminster. The address of the family looks like 12 Little Queue or Que and a small squiggle or Queu and a smaller squiggle. I have tried to find it as an address but of course when I put it in a search engine all that comes up is advice about avoiding queueing at Westminster!

Does anyone happen to know where it is or was?

Thank you

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