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Leicestershire / Re: Thomas Clarke 1890
« on: Thursday 19 March 15 16:35 GMT (UK)  »
 :) rosie17, my Thomas Clarke was born 18-02-1890 although my mother thought her fathers birth year may have been a year out  :-\.

Thank you for your reply, a last I may be on the track of my grandfathers roots


Leicestershire / Re: Thomas Clarke 1890
« on: Thursday 19 March 15 16:23 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you Rosie17.

The Leeds connection is interesting as my mother (now aged 87), thought her dad was from Leeds??. He was a very quiet man, who it seemed never told his children of his origins, he never mentioned siblings.
If this is my Thomas, I would imagine he did not want to talk about his background.

I assume, from my grandfathers marriage certificate, that his mothers maiden name was Beaumont although you mention alias Clark(e).
Can you clarify this for me please.
kind regards

Leicestershire / Thomas Clarke 1890
« on: Thursday 19 March 15 12:20 GMT (UK)  »
I am hopeful that some of you good people may be able to help me with finding out about my maternal grandfather Thomas Clarke.
My grandfather was born Jan/Feb 1890, I have no idea where, however, thought to be England. (he spoke with what I took to be an English accent) I was 26 when my grandfather died in 1979, sadly I never asked him about his past.
My grandfather (living and working in Greenock, Renfrewshire) married his, Greenock born, wife in Glasgow 1918.
On their marriage certificate my grandfather has noted his parents as William Clarke (Milk Salesman) and his mother as Elizabeth Beaumont, both deceased.
The only marriage I can find in 1890 is for a William Clarke and an Elizabeth Beum in Barrow upon Soar Leistershire.
I have searched for births of Thomas Clarke 1890 to both the above people with no luck.
It would be great if I could begin, with your help, to find out more information about my grandfather.

Tommy Clarke Owen

Renfrewshire / Re: Death circa 1883 Henerak Hansen
« on: Sunday 11 January 15 14:58 GMT (UK)  »
Hi John,

thanks , I already have this info, but this confirms it.

thanks again


Renfrewshire / Re: Death circa 1883 Henerak Hansen
« on: Sunday 11 January 15 12:35 GMT (UK)  »
Hi SusieBC,

Susan McMillan was one of my great grandmothers. My grandmother Susan Owen (maiden name Jamieson but also noted as Hanson) was her illegitimate daughter. I have some information on Susan McMillan, which you probably already have. I am on night shifts just now, only recently woke up :-\. I will look up what I have and get back to you soonest. PS Sorry I have no info on how or where Hendrick Hanson died..

World War One / Re: Royal Scots Fusiliers
« on: Tuesday 12 November 13 06:40 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Folks,

after a long break from this topic, some new information has come my way. On Friday last, the curator of the McLean Museum Greenock contacted me. They have in their possession an article written by my grand father, Samuel Owen (2nd Battalion RSF) some time after the war. He details his capture during the first battle of Ypres and his time as a POW.
In his article, he mentions some one he met in Africa. I read some information on the RSF 2nd Battalion, the were stationed in Gibralter prior to return to Britain then onward to Zebrugge. Where in Africa might my grand fathers Battalion have been?


Tommy Owen

World War One / Re: Andrew Owen/s
« on: Friday 08 November 13 07:47 GMT (UK)  »

I sent you a message on FB and my email addy should you want to get in touch.



World War One / Andrew Owen/s
« on: Wednesday 22 February 12 07:34 GMT (UK)  »

my grandfather Samuel Owen was a Private in the Royal Scots Fusiliers.

One of Samuels older brothers Andrew born Kilsyth circa 1874. Andrew was a baker to trade, lived and married in Greenock.

I was having a wee look at the records and came across an Andrew Owens Private RSF.

My Andrew would have been around 45 at the outbreak of the war, would he have been too old to enlist/be called up? Perhaps he was a regular like his younger brother?

Is there any way I can find out if the Andrew listed is the same one as mine?

kind regards

Tommy Owen

p.s. on various certificates Owen and Owens are used in my family until around the 1900s

World War One / Re: 3/5 A&SH Greenock
« on: Thursday 26 January 12 10:34 GMT (UK)  »

Thanks for that information



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