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London & Middlesex Lookup Requests / Re: Westminster Marriage 1820
« on: Sunday 03 March 24 16:28 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks Millipede.  I had already seen that but wasn`t sure.  It doesn`t help that it is such a common name!

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London & Middlesex Lookup Requests / Re: Westminster Marriage 1820
« on: Saturday 02 March 24 15:36 GMT (UK)  »
Thankyou
Their daughter Jane was born in about 1822 London, Middlesex (going on information in census records - I haven`t found a baptism)
I have John, Emily and Jane on the 1841 Census living in Great Barr,(Aldridge)  Staffordshire where John is listed as a farmer and they have 4 servants.
Strangely enough when he died in 1844 one of those servants registered his death (rather than his wife)

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London & Middlesex Lookup Requests / Westminster Marriage 1820
« on: Saturday 02 March 24 14:29 GMT (UK)  »
I`m hoping to find more about John Hall and Emily Merrington who married in St George`s church,Hanover Square, Westminster 12/6/1820. 
I found this marriage years ago in the Ancestry London marriages but am not currently subscribed.  Later information indicates that John was about 31 but Emily would have only been about 15.  I can`t remember if the marriage record actually gave their ages. Can anyone help?

I am intrigued by John. By 1834 he was in Great Barr Staffordshire and described as "gent".  He died aged 55 in Great Barr 1844 .  Again he is described as Gentleman but I haven`t been able to find anything else about him.  As far as I can see he didn`t leave a Will.
I do know more about Emily including her death at their daughter`s home in 1869.

Any help would be much appreciated





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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: How Welsh am I?
« on: Saturday 29 April 23 19:21 BST (UK)  »
I know very little about the Ancestry DNA testing other than that the results are dependant on the number of people around the world who have already taken the test.

My interest is simply that I have a very Welsh maiden name - Howell - but despite tracing my tree back to the 1790s have not found anyone who was actually born there (presumably because they left Wales at some point prior to that to find work in the English midlands).

Would the DNA test tell me if I do actually have Welsh ancestry?  And if so would it single out a particular area of Wales?

(Please bear in mind my lack of knowledge and keep explanations to words of one syllable!)

Many thanks

I think you need to get further back than the 1790s, as this was the period when the "Industrial Revolution" took off and millions of people moved around the British Isles.

I would love to go back further but am not optimistic as my family were impoverished nail makers and as such only appear on parish records - and have very common names for that area (Edward and Howell).

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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: How Welsh am I?
« on: Saturday 29 April 23 09:47 BST (UK)  »
thanks again.
I must admit I am a bit boggled by some of this!  I can`t justify the expense at the moment but perhaps I will ask Father Christmas to chip in at the end of the year

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The Common Room / Re: Working class clothing?
« on: Friday 28 April 23 09:50 BST (UK)  »
thanks very much - plenty to keep me busy there!

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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: How Welsh am I?
« on: Friday 28 April 23 09:40 BST (UK)  »
thankyou.  Having read all of that I have decided the results I am likely to get aren`t worth the cost of doing the test

jc26red  I was very interested to read that you think the name Howell may come from Hole or Cave dweller. My ancestor from the 1790s lived in Stourbridge which is very close to Kinver where people actually did live in  Caves until relatively recently!

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/shropshire-staffordshire/kinver-edge-and-the-rock-houses

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Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / How Welsh am I?
« on: Thursday 27 April 23 19:23 BST (UK)  »
I know very little about the Ancestry DNA testing other than that the results are dependant on the number of people around the world who have already taken the test.

My interest is simply that I have a very Welsh maiden name - Howell - but despite tracing my tree back to the 1790s have not found anyone who was actually born there (presumably because they left Wales at some point prior to that to find work in the English midlands).

Would the DNA test tell me if I do actually have Welsh ancestry?  And if so would it single out a particular area of Wales?

(Please bear in mind my lack of knowledge and keep explanations to words of one syllable!)

Many thanks

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The Common Room / Working class clothing?
« on: Thursday 27 April 23 18:56 BST (UK)  »
When I discover, for example, that an ancestor was married in 1740 I like to imagine what they might have been wearing at that time.  However a google search for Costume 1740 invariably comes up with images of what was high fashion at the time and what the wealthy would have worn.
Does anyone know of a resource which shows what the working classes/trades people wore during different times?
 I`m assuming that the poor wore pretty basic garments irrespective of the date!

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