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World War One / Re: Italian Medal
« on: Wednesday 18 June 08 22:53 BST (UK)  »
Sorry, Annie, I should have done that in the first place.

It's about the size of a pre-decimal penny and much the same colour.  One side has three heads on it and the date 1918.  The other side has three shields with crowns on the top and lances beside them - one shield looks as though it has the Union Jack on it.  Underneith the shields are the words

The trouble is I have never heard any stories about this - didn't even know it existed until my mother died and I acquired family bible, old photos and grandad's medals.


World War One / Italian Medal
« on: Wednesday 18 June 08 20:32 BST (UK)  »
I have an Italian Medal - still in it's box - which belonged to my grandfather who was in the Sherwood Foresters during WW1.  Can anyone tell me what it was for?

Northumberland Lookup Requests / Re: Earsden Parish Look Up
« on: Thursday 12 June 08 01:13 BST (UK)  »

I'm back from holiday and assuming you're still looking for your Duxfields.  I was in Northumberland archives today but can't give you any positive news unfortunately.  I can tell  you where Joseph Jnr. is not!  He's not in Earsdon, Bedlington or Newbiggin.

Next time I'm there (don't know when) I'll cast the net a little wider and maybe have a look at the parishes around Mindrum.


Northumberland Lookup Requests / Re: Blanchland Northumberland
« on: Thursday 12 June 08 01:06 BST (UK)  »

I was in Northumberland Archives today and had a quick look at the Blanchland baptisms between 1802 and 1812.  Sorry to report that there was no surname Willis mentioned.


Northumberland Lookup Requests / Re: Blanchland Northumberland
« on: Friday 06 June 08 23:31 BST (UK)  »

According to GENUKI the original records for Blanchland parish are in Northumberland Archives at Woodhorn, the Bishop's transcripts are with Durham University Special Collections at Palace Green and they say that for the date you are looking for Blanchland is covered by IGI.

If you still can't find him then nearby parishes may hold a clue.  Blanchland is in Corbridge Deanery but also very close to Hexham Deanery AND right on the Durham border so good luck with that!


Northumberland Lookup Requests / Re: Earsden Parish Look Up
« on: Wednesday 21 May 08 19:32 BST (UK)  »
Hi Tony

Mindrum, as I'm sure you know, is way up north so now I'm thinking that, if father Joseph was a husbandman when his son was married, maybe he was an ag. lab. when he was younger.  These guys wandered all over the county as the work took them and it is often very difficult to find all the children of a family because they were born and baptised in different parishes.  Even if Mary was born in Mindrum she may have been baptised later in a different place and her brother could be anywhere!

This is, of course, pure conjecture on my part and I will have a go at finding him as soon as I can if you don't locate him in the meantime.  Don't you just love a challenge?


Northumberland / Re: Help with marriage please - Cowpen Quay
« on: Monday 19 May 08 00:50 BST (UK)  »
Are you still looking for information?  I have found a Jane Thompson in the 1851 census index which covers the Cowpen area among others who could be yours - age 59, Widow, working as a housekeeper.  It gives her place of birth as Benwell, Northumberland.  Benwell is a suburb of Newcastle and therefore now Tyne and Wear.

I know it isn't much but...

Northumberland Lookup Requests / Re: Earsden Parish Look Up
« on: Monday 19 May 08 00:18 BST (UK)  »
Hi Tony

You're probably right though it's possible that the Tynemouth ones are related to the Earsdon ones - I know that mine were not averse to popping over to Tynemouth for the occasional baptism.

If you're still searching when I get back from my hols I'll see what I can find.

Dublin / Re: Ross Lane, Dublin 1865
« on: Sunday 18 May 08 19:58 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Jaylay

Very useful website.  I'm new to my Irish ancestors and need to learn a bit more about the area.


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