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Cornwall Lookup Requests / Re: ROWE - Wilcove
« on: Monday 19 March 18 14:28 GMT (UK)  »
Hazel, thank you for your message. As far as I can be certain the relations posted on rootschat are my wifes relations. I believe other members of her extended family have also researched the Rowe connection and found it to be accurate.
Edward McCafferty (born in Scotland) 1864 married Fanny G Rowe (born 1873 Newton Abbot England) in Greenock Renfrewshire Scotland 30th Dec 1891. Fanny died in Greenock 8th April 1912. it would seem Fanny Rowe had four siblings, all males. 3 born in Plymouth and a younger sibling born in Greenock. PM me if I can be of further help
kind regards

Cornwall Lookup Requests / Re: ROWE - Wilcove
« on: Monday 19 March 18 14:08 GMT (UK)  »
Yes Hazel, as far as I can be certain they are her 2nd great grandparents.

Orkney / Re: Bews. Tait.
« on: Wednesday 27 December 17 06:46 GMT (UK)  »
thank you for your reply. I had completely forgotten that I had posted on this subject before, your link referring to my previous and your mention of Tait and Brass has confirmed much.


Orkney / Bews. Tait.
« on: Tuesday 26 December 17 21:09 GMT (UK)  »
Hi, one of my great grandmothers was born in Orphir Orkney 1850. She died in Greenock 1904

Her father was John Bews (Seaman) born 1819 Stenness and her mother Eliza Wishart Tait born 1824
they married in Firth and Stenness 1849'

I have a lot of names for Eliza Bews siblings, however, I am not sure how accurate they are.

Can anyone provide more information on my great grand mothers family?

kind regards

World War Two / Re: Royal/Merchant Navy?
« on: Tuesday 20 October 15 20:05 BST (UK)  »
Hi seaweed,

thanks for the info. I see my uncle Ralph (the photo subject) has medal ribbons on his uniform, so I assume he served during the 2nd WW.  :)

He was born in Greenock, Renfrewshire. His surname Clarke was his stepfahers name. (at birth he may have been registered as Cairns or Hamilton).


World War Two / Re: Royal/Merchant Navy?
« on: Sunday 11 October 15 18:48 BST (UK)  »
Looks like this photo was taken October 1953, by the calender.

World War Two / Royal/Merchant Navy?
« on: Sunday 11 October 15 18:30 BST (UK)  »
Hi, I have attached a rather poor quality sorry of my Uncle Ralph Clarke, 1914-1996.

Is this a uniform of the Royal or Merchant navy? What do the insignia on the sleeve signify?

My mother (now 88) says her brother was on a ship torpedoed at Scapa Flow??

Apart from that I have no info.

Look forward to any replies
Tommy Clarke Owen

Leicestershire / Re: Thomas Clarke 1890
« on: Friday 20 March 15 13:48 GMT (UK)  »
Yes rosie17,

I thought at long last I was on the track of Thomas Clarke  ::)

grandfather Tommy Clarke is a difficult man to find out anything about, I have been trying for ages! Only two of his children survive, my mum aged 87 and my Uncle aged 90, neither of whom know of their fathers background, however, they only thought he was from Leeds.

Thomas Clarke is not an uncommon name, so difficult to narrow down

Death Cert only shows date, place, reporter, cause and spouse.

thanks for your help


Leicestershire / Re: Thomas Clarke 1890
« on: Friday 20 March 15 09:06 GMT (UK)  »
Hi rosie17, Willsy,

I think this is not my Thomas, clearly cannot be sure  :-\
It seems the focus from your replies are on the name Beaumont.
My Thomas Clarke has noted his father as William Clarke and his mother as Elizabeth Beaumont (Beaumont was, I assume, her own or maiden surname).
Unfortunately I do not know when my Thomas came to live in Scotland, I have searched the 1911 census on Scotlands People and can find nothing there!
Sadly the only information is what I have from my grandparents marriage certificate.

I am pleased to say on my mothers/mothers side I been lucky in my research getting records back in to the late 17th century in the Orkney Isles. Similarly my fathers side mainly from Ireland.

Thanks for your help, if anything else on Thomas is discovered, please let me know.

kind regards

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