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Lancashire / Re: need help
« on: Tuesday 22 July 08 01:08 BST (UK)  »
Which census gave his birth year as 1863?  The only Sidney Richards I can find in 1881 indicates age 21 and therefore birth year 1859 - 1860.

You may have tried this one already - Dec qtr 1859 W. Derby 8b 344


Durham / Re: Durham University Library
« on: Sunday 13 July 08 14:46 BST (UK)  »
I've always obtained marriage bonds by post from Palace Green though I haven't done so for a few years.

If you know the details of the marriage give them a ring and see if they still do this.  I found them very helpful.


Cheshire / Re: Does anybody know Luke Ruffley?
« on: Monday 30 June 08 17:51 BST (UK)  »
It's so long since I gave up on this man that I don't remember how far I got!  I only brought him out of retirement when I discovered Rootschat.

I certainly haven't found his father on a census but only have access to online data in this regard.  As I said earlier there are a few James Roughleys in Lancashire but I wouldn't know which one to start with.  I do know that James was a mechanic on his son's marriage cert. and that both bride and groom said they were living in Bosden at the time.

It's a good idea, though, revisiting the census for the father.


Cheshire / Re: Does anybody know Luke Ruffley?
« on: Monday 30 June 08 16:30 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Allan

I wonder where my Ruffley's are then.  Theres a mini dynasty of them in Duckinfield - started by the mysterious Luke.  Chester could be worth a try - I've not looked that far afield - and the Harriet marriage probably puts her at around the same age as Luke.  He was married in Cheadle in 1843.

One thing's for certain - he did not appear fully grown from under a gooseberry bush so he has to be somewhere!


Northumberland / Re: Which registration district?
« on: Sunday 29 June 08 23:36 BST (UK)  »
Hi Granger

Just to confirm Tati's thoughts - Plessey (now with an extra 'e') is in Stannington.

Morpeth Register office is the one you need.


Durham Lookup Requests / Re: Burial Index Request
« on: Thursday 26 June 08 23:47 BST (UK)  »
So she either died or remarried between 1863 and 1871 (if she's not on the '71 census)

Freebmd have a couple of possibles in Lambeth for both situations but nothing in Holborn.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help.


Durham Lookup Requests / Re: Burial Index Request
« on: Thursday 26 June 08 20:57 BST (UK)  »
Hi Tigsy

Was his second wife called Elizabeth too?

On the disc for 1826 - 1860 there are four Elizabeths in London - two in Holborn but none that I think could be the second wife.

The Holborn ones are

14-10-1842 Age 81 buried St. Andrews, Holborn
27-3-1844 Age 51 buried ditto

There were no Elizabeth McDonalds in London on the next (last) disc of the Index.  She could, of course, have remarried after her husband died in which case you'd be looking for a different surname.


Durham Lookup Requests / Re: Burial Index Request
« on: Thursday 26 June 08 00:08 BST (UK)  »
Hi Tigsy

I had a look at the NBI but no Elizabeth McDonald of the right age range/date range/location, I'm afraid.  I also checked out burials in London in case they had already moved there but again none in the right age range (I suspect she wasn't 75!)


World War One / Re: Italian Medal
« on: Sunday 22 June 08 01:44 BST (UK)  »
The Christmas cards must have taken some organisation - to have huge numbers printed, distributed to the troops, collected back in and censored and still have them arriving home before Christmas.  They were probably printed well in advance but someone decided that Piave shouldn't be overlooked and had it added.

The other thing I noticed that my card has in common with the other post is that there is no message on either - just a signature - whereas the 1917 card had a personal message.  Could it be that it took so long to write PIAVE on all the cards that the guys had no time to do anything but scribble their name??

I also have another 1918 MGC Christmas card - like a four page booklet containing message from the king and drawings of machine gunners.  Why would they have two cards for the same event?


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