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Breconshire / Re: Downey inquest lookup
« on: Saturday 01 May 21 23:14 BST (UK)  »
It does seem strange that we can't find details of the inquest because I'm sure it would have been a major story at the time.  I've tried looking for convictions too in the event that it was found to be murder but can't find anything in that respect either.  But as I said previously, somewhere in the back of my mind, some years ago, I am sure I came across a conviction of someone for a similar crime in this area, involving an attempted burglary and subsequent manslaughter.  Just wish I could remember, or if google could be kind to us.

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Breconshire / Re: Downey inquest lookup
« on: Saturday 01 May 21 18:55 BST (UK)  »
I've been trying to find Pantweddus on the map but as yet no such luck.*   The story of the death of the gamekeeper rings a bell for some reason.  Just wish I could remember where I read it originally. 

I've been looking through the newspapers on the National Library of Wales site, but I suppose you've been through those too.  There are plenty of reports of game-keepers being shot (accidentally or otherwise) but so far no report of your man has come to light.

Regards
GS

*PS: Ah yes, finally found it! *

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Breconshire / Re: Downey inquest lookup
« on: Saturday 01 May 21 07:38 BST (UK)  »
Mathew Downey was living in Llywel (aka Llywell) in the 1871 census in the parish of Ysclydach.  By coincidence this is the same parish  I lived in some years ago.  I'm still digging regarding the name of the property name.

Regards
GS

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Breconshire / Re: Downey inquest lookup
« on: Friday 30 April 21 22:02 BST (UK)  »
Not sure about that parish transcription.  From Genuki the parishes in the area:

"DEVYNNOCK, a parish in the hundred of Devynnock, in the county of Brecon, 7 miles S.W. of Brecknock. It is situated on the river Usk, and contains Ystradyelltey, Llanulid, Glyntawe, Llaniltid, Maescar, Glynn, and Senny. The great forest covers an area of 20,000 acres. The Roman road, Via Tulia, passed through the parish."

As you say, the spellings change a lot, often depending on whether the writer was Welsh or English.

I'm not sure about the name of his residence either.  I'll check on the old maps and see if there are any clues.

Regards
GS

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Breconshire / Re: Downey inquest lookup
« on: Friday 30 April 21 08:14 BST (UK)  »
Hello and welcome to Rootschat.  Could you give us some information regarding the incident and where it took place?  That would make the search a lot easier.

Many thanks
GS

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Suffolk / Re: Pearle family in hitcham suffork
« on: Tuesday 27 April 21 20:33 BST (UK)  »
The Pearle family moved between Rattlesden, Hitcham, Brettenham and Thorpe Morieux.  My earliest ancestors of the Pearle line are John Pearle (b. Rattlesden 1541) and his wife Sislye Waddlove (b. 1550), my 10 x great grandparents.

At one time the Rattlesden PRs were online, and these were incredibly useful for research into this family.  I think they might now have been snatched up by a fee-paying site, as I can't immediately find them. But the good news is that I made copies so can still (fingers crossed) do look-ups on them.  The early research into my Pearle tree was undertaken by my uncle many years ago - pre internet - and he actually visited the parishes and went through the PRs.  Fortunately before he died he handed over his files to me (thanks Fred!).

Regards
GS

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: first name of the Stilwell person
« on: Saturday 24 April 21 07:42 BST (UK)  »
It looks like Markes or Markus.  On the line above  there is a 'Henery' Dibble so I suspect the writer was writing what he heard and didn't have a strong grasp on how to spell names.

Regards
GS

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Suffolk / Re: GARNHAM in Ipswich
« on: Thursday 22 April 21 12:39 BST (UK)  »
There's a useful page on FB called Family History in Suffolk which might be helpful in your search.  Lots of knowledgeable people on there more than willing to help.  In the meantime I'll look through my tree to see which side branches might be worth a look.

Regards
GS

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Suffolk / Re: GARNHAM in Ipswich
« on: Thursday 22 April 21 08:22 BST (UK)  »
If he didn't emigrate until he was 35, that would be about 1847, so he should show up on the 1841 census somewhere.  It's a pity the Suffolk parish records aren't online yet or you might have been able to pick up his baptism from those. 

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