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Nottinghamshire / Early Retford Newspapers
« on: Saturday 16 October 10 23:30 BST (UK)  »
I am researching my family in particular, 

Richard Hannam Snr b 1793 d 16 Jan 1838 at Retford,
Ann Hannam (His wife)  b abt 1757 d 10 Dec 1828 at Retford,
Richard Hannam Jnr (his son) b 1760 d 14 Jan 1856 at Retford.

The two Richards were prominent Solicitors in the town and Richard Snr was involved in some scandal to do with the elections around 1830.
 I would hope that there would have been an obituary or death notice for them in the local paper. My question is; what local papers were around at the time, do they survive, and if they do where are they?

One other question where are the Diocesan records for St Michael's kept?

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks  Steve Hannam

London and Middlesex / Searching for Solicitors
« on: Monday 28 June 10 11:22 BST (UK)  »
I have 2 ancestors both called Richard Hannam

 1st Richard Hannam b 1760 Westminster  trained as a solicitor in London then moved to Retford Notts.
 2nd Richard Hannam ( Son of No 1)b 1793 Portland St Soho London  also trained as a solicitor in London

Is there a way that I can find out more about them as solicitors? Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Barnsley exports to Finland
« on: Friday 09 April 10 17:21 BST (UK)  »
I have a 2nd Greatgrandfather James Lee b 1827 in Barnsley Yorks, Married a Mary Thornley Apr 1848 in Barnsley. They had 8 children 2 of which were born  while he was working in Tampere Finland ( I have the Baptism detailsfrom Tampere ) in the weaving industry ( he was a Power Loom Operator by trade ).

The nearest I can place him in Finland is between Sept 1856 the birth of his son James Jnr in Barnsley and Sept 1865, the birth of his daughter Alice on his return from Finland.

I am trying to find more information about why and what he was doing there and what was exported with him.
I know it is a long shot but can anyone help??

Thanks in advance, Steve

Leicestershire / Missing Bolton
« on: Sunday 21 February 10 16:29 GMT (UK)  »
I have a 4th GGrandfather b abt 1740 in Market Harborough died abt 1827 in Great Bowden

He married a Mary Baily on 10 Dec 1775 at Great Bowden. They had three children William b 1776, George b 1781 and Mary b 1794.

I am unable to find any details of his Christening or parents. Does anyone with a bit more experience have any ideas? Any help would be much appreciated Thanks


Lincolnshire Completed Look up Requests / Clixby Manor, Clixby Lincs COMPLETED
« on: Wednesday 10 February 10 10:14 GMT (UK)  »
The Hannam family lived in Clixby Manor between 1820 and its sale in about 1851. It was eventually demolished around 1961. I have been trying to locate a photo or picture of the manor without any luck can anyone help please, Thanks.

Staffordshire Lookup Requests / George Collins Marriage 1758
« on: Monday 09 November 09 21:15 GMT (UK)  »
I Have traced the marriage of George Collins to Susanna Thompson on 30 July 1758 at Kingswinford Staffs. I have been unable to find his birth,
Does anybody have access to the parish records for Kingswinford for this period and is able to see if his birth parish is mentioned please. any info would be a help Thanks

Staffordshire / Collins "Of" Wednesbury
« on: Tuesday 27 October 09 12:26 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to find the parents of my 4th G Grandmother  Martha Collins c 9 May 1784 at Wednesbury Staffordshire I believe that they were John Collins b abt 1752 of Wednesbury and Ann Collins ( Maiden name I think ) b abt 1756 of Wednesbury beyond this I am at a brick wall.

Also what is meant by "Of" Wednesbury does it mean they lived there or were they born there?

Any help on Marriages or ancestors would be appreciated

Thanks Brianz

Staffordshire / Bartholomew Powell
« on: Sunday 25 October 09 11:47 GMT (UK)  »
I am looking for the parents of Bartholomew Powell b 1748 abt, Christened Bushbury Staff's 4 Sept 1748 His parents on the Baptism are noted as George Powell and Mary but I am unable to find any other reference to them that will fit the dates. any suggestions would be welcome Thanks

Lincolnshire / John Willson Auctioneer and Valuer of Alford Lincs Help
« on: Wednesday 26 August 09 12:12 BST (UK)  »
I am looking for background and family info about a grandfather of mine a John Willson b abt July 1811 in Alford Lincs died 30 Oct 1889 in Alford but buried at Hogsthorpe St Mary's church. He married a Jane Brackenbury in Wainfleet on 31st March 1834 and then lived in Hogsthorpe.
He was an Auctioneer and valuer in Alford from  about 1830 till his death, I am looking for any info about him or his ancestors as I have hit a brick wall

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