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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Baptism lookup request - father's occupation
« on: Sunday 31 October 21 11:16 GMT (UK)  »
Were there any siblings born after 1812 as this is more
likely to give occupations.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Need help finding shaw ancestors
« on: Sunday 31 October 21 11:06 GMT (UK)  »
I'm sure we can help but you need to give some names & dates.

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Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: elsie may moulden/ masters
« on: Sunday 31 October 21 10:35 GMT (UK)  »
Outfit & hairstyle suggest around 1909-12.
Possibly a 21st. photo.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Help needed on finding right family
« on: Friday 29 October 21 14:57 BST (UK)  »
I can't see the marriage on FreeBMD

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Armed Forces / Re: Gordon Highlanders enlistments WW1
« on: Thursday 28 October 21 17:06 BST (UK)  »
First thing to say is that 1/GH were in S. Africa in 1899
which might account for you not finding him in 1901.
The prefix "3" was applied to men joining the Special Reserve (6 years)
with the understanding they could be called up to full time service in
the event of a national emergency.
However the S. Reserve wasn't formed until 1908.
If he was in the S.R. his number indicates an attestation of 1911-12.
The 1st. Btn. didn't use the "3" prefix so an anomaly I need to look at.
His war gratuity (red box) states his widow received 6 10s.
The calculation is 5 for the 1st. year + 10s. per month thereafter meaning
he had 1 year & 3 months service up to his time of death in Mar. 1916.
This gives an attestation date of around Xmas 1914.

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Just to re-affirm what's been said pic. 1 is definitely 1870's
& her hairstyle suggests mid-late decade.
Posing with a fan was a common prop used for single women,
indicating chastity.
Pic. 2 is 1880's & the short "V" shaped bodice indicates around 1883-8.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Allen Roberts Born in Llansilin? 1876/77
« on: Wednesday 27 October 21 22:58 BST (UK)  »
The problem with Wales is the commonality of names.
Without the marriage cert. you'll just be clutching at straws.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Allen Roberts Born in Llansilin? 1876/77
« on: Wednesday 27 October 21 16:18 BST (UK)  »
Quote
someone has put a red line through this at some point
The enumerator has made a mistake & crossed it out because it should be against the mother.
Although it is the enumerator must have thought it was against the husband.
A possible for Anne in 1871:
Piece: 2779
Folio: 61
Page number: 2
Living in Llansillin born in Salop.
Llansillin appears to jump between Salop & Denbyshire.
A couple of the townships in LLansillin are in Salop.
Anne isn't with the family in 1881 probably because she was living
with John Roberts. If I've got the right family that is.
Mmmm. just checked the 1911 census & this Anne has re-joined the family
after 30 + years & listed as single.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Allen Roberts Born in Llansilin? 1876/77
« on: Wednesday 27 October 21 15:08 BST (UK)  »
It might be worth getting it.

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