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The Common Room / Re: Local History Forum
« on: Thursday 05 November 20 18:10 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you Jebber

The Common Room / Re: Local History Forum
« on: Thursday 05 November 20 17:25 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you Jebber.
Should I ask my question on the related county page...or on this one?

The Common Room / Local History Forum
« on: Thursday 05 November 20 16:31 GMT (UK)  »
Is there a forum like Rootschat focussing on local history?
Or are local history questions acceptable on here?

Yes Ladyhawk...thatís me!  ::) ;D
Helen Dyer...Nellie D
Nellie was my grandadís name for me.
He was the grandson of the rogue we are looking into!
I added the Hillier for my own use in further research not as a definite!

Thank you John.
I truly do appreciate the time and effort taken by you all, John, Ladyhawk, heywood, Dundee, kanskar Carole W and Mckha489 to help with this puzzle.
I knew my gt gt grandfather had a bit of a reputation...and this seems to be proving it.
Poor Mary, left in the lurch, having to admit herself and three children to the workhouse, where she gave birth to a fourth. He meanwhile had another woman who was heavily pregnant with his son. She died, so he camped out with yet another young woman!
Assuming, of course, that it is the same man, but it is looking quite likely.
Patience has never been my strong point and I am learning that sometimes, things are not as they first appear and that I need to research more thoroughly and cross reference before coming to a definitive conclusion.
I like your idea with a white board... ;) :)


What I meant to convey was, that due to misinterpretation of cursive script on several transcribed census returns, I had discovered and wrongly assumed that a chap with the same name, date, place of birth and occupation...printer, as my gt gt grandfather, was my gt gt grandfather. As I knew from birth and marriage records that my gt gt grandfather was a compositor, I assumed that seeing the occupation of printer, for someone with the same name, dob, etc, was him.
But, by looking at the original document and not just taking the transcription at face value, I discovered that this other chap was in fact, a painter, and therefore, not my great grandfather.

I have learnt a lesson, in that, it is always worth the time to double check the original document.

The Common Room / Re: The working class in late 19th Century London
« on: Friday 16 October 20 00:26 BST (UK)  »
Thank you locksmith.
I will edit it

Thank you johnhood, kanscar, Ladyhawk and heywood.  :-*

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