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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Strange surname
« on: Thursday 01 January 15 19:40 GMT (UK)  »
I have been trying to make sense of the married surname of Susannah Hannam, it is the fourth line down in the attached snip and reads "Sister Susannah ?????????? formally ". I think the missing word reads HIDY****OCK but I may be wrong . Does any body have any idea what the surname could be?

Thanks Steve

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / A couple of words to decipher
« on: Friday 05 December 14 17:20 GMT (UK)  »
Can anyone help with the last few words on this Marriage entry please? It Reads

Arther Hannum of St Mich's Cornhill Peruke Maker B(atchelo)r & Elinor Bird of  ??????????
 ????????? Lane S(pinste)r

The first word looks like abchurchin but does not make any sense to me.

Thanks Steve

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Translation from Latin I think
« on: Saturday 29 November 14 01:09 GMT (UK)  »
Would  any one be willing to have a go at translating this will please. I have tried a translation tool but what it came up with made even less sense

Thanks Steve

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Segrave Dramatic find?
« on: Sunday 09 November 14 00:53 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to accurately date the attached photo. The photo is taken in Amcotts village in Lincolnshire with one of my several times G Grandfathers standing outside his shop. I have been trying to date the photo using the adverts for the newspapers displayed in the shop window. One seems to something to do with Segrave ( I do not know what this is or was) and the other one for Mosley and what looks like employment in the Herald. Can anyone untangle and date this puzzle please?

Thanks   Steve

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Where is this Hotel? COMPLETED THANKS
« on: Sunday 02 November 14 12:57 GMT (UK)  »
I have just received a number of photo's from a relation, one of I cannot identify can anyone help. The photo was in a folding wallet measuring 4" X 7" with a symbol on the front which I have attached.

Thanks  Steve

Staffordshire / Benjamin Blackham
« on: Saturday 18 October 14 11:33 BST (UK)  »
Does anyone have access to the registers for Wolverhampton St Peter? I am trying to find out if the info that I have for Benjamin Blackham Baptised 16 Nov 1706 and a father Richard is correct, I have looked at the image on FindMyPast but it is not very clear. His name is spelt as Blackom on FindMyPast. Can anyone help?

Thanks   Steve

London and Middlesex / Help with location. COMPLETED THANK YOU
« on: Wednesday 17 September 14 14:29 BST (UK)  »
I am trying to trace the shop that was used by my great-grandfather for his business as a Peruke Maker and later as a Perfumer at 35 St James's Street Westminster in the mid to late 1700's. This is confirmed by Poll and Rate Books.

I think the shop is now occupied by Davidoff a Cigar retailer though probably much changed, but it is a bit confusing as the numbers seem to run consecutively down the east side and not odds and evens like they do now.

The advert I have (attached) mentions a property that is attached and accessed from the rear of his shop at No1 Crown and Sceptre Square. I can find no mention of Crown and Sceptre Square, or a large enough scale map of the year to locate it. If I could find the Square I could probably confirm the location of his shop. Can anyone help, or point me in the right direction

Thanks  Steve

World War One / An easy question
« on: Thursday 15 May 14 14:41 BST (UK)  »
Are service records available for casualties of WW1? I cannot seem to find an answer.


World War One / How do I progress?
« on: Saturday 10 May 14 10:56 BST (UK)  »
My Grandfather John Richardson Hannam b1893 in Sheffield, died 1943 in Sheffield, began his service in the RFC and then probably transferred to the RAF. apart from the info from the muster roll I have little or no info on his military career, apart from the fact that he finished his service as a "Sergeant mechanic for aircraft  (This may not be the correct term).
Can anyone help with further info or tell me where to find it, I have already tried Ancestry and FindMyPast with no success.
Thanks Steve

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