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Ireland / Will at National Archives of Ireland
« on: Thursday 15 April 21 16:16 BST (UK)  »
Hello, Anyone know when the National Archives of Ireland in Dublin might reopen, or if closed to public, might they respond to email enquiries.

I have noticed on their Calendar of Wills & Admins (available on FindMyPast) that there is a will for Anna Wright who died in Co.Kildare on 19 Oct 1862 that was proved on the oath of her sister Harriette Lewis Wright of Norwich...  I'd very much like to get a copy of that will as Anna/Anne Wright had an illegitimate son Louis Wright/Clement who was bought up by that sister and he is my maternal great grandfather.

Any news on how I get to see the will would be welcome



Bedfordshire Resources & Offers / Bedfordshire Surnames Index
« on: Sunday 03 January 21 10:50 GMT (UK)  »
Pre-1852 Surnames Index to Bedfordshire Parish Registers.... Note that the index has been available from Beds FHS in CD format for a number of years but they are now pleased to offer this revised issue of the Index FREE of charge in PDF format by clicking on the link found on the BFHS website..

United States of America / Johnson Wadsworth from England to Vermont early 1820s
« on: Saturday 07 November 20 10:43 GMT (UK)  »
I have a Johnson Wadsworth (variations Johnsee/Johnsy/Jauncey) baptised 1789 in Pertenhall, Bedfordshire who with his wife Mary & 2 daughters Esther (1813) & Betsey (1817) ended up in Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont for 1830/40/50 US censuses. They had 2 other daughter born 1822 & 1825 in Vermont. Johnson died there in 1850 & wife Mary in 1852.

I am searching for any emigration/immigration & passenger list records that confirm when/how they travelled there and if any other Wadsworth family members came with them.

Thanks John

Oxfordshire / Jane & Fanny Woodward, baptisms at Bloxham
« on: Friday 22 November 19 09:42 GMT (UK)  »
Hello, I am looking for baptisms (& therefore parents) of Jane Woodward born c1797 and potential sister Fanny Woodward born c1798 in Bloxham, Oxfordshire. On Jane's marriage cert in 1847 to Samuel Partridge, she was a spinster & her father is Thomas Woodward, shoemaker. Fanny Woodward first married Thomas Charles in 1820 at Bloxham & as a widow, Fanny Charles married George Plummer in 1833 again at Bloxham.

I have tracked Fanny Plummer with husband George & children on 1841 census, & their children as either Charles or Plummer on 1851 census. Separately on 1851 census, Fanny Plummer is married age 52, a visitor to Samuel Partridge in Pavenham Beds who his with his new wife Jane age 53, also born in Bloxham in 1799, who he married 1847.

Thanks in anticipation  John

Bedfordshire / Wife of George Partridge who died 1847
« on: Monday 21 October 19 17:06 BST (UK)  »
Looking for what became of the wife/widow of George Partridge....

George Partridge died of Typhus Fever on 21st March 1847 at Pavenham, Beds aged 21 years. He was son of Samuel Partridge, Baliff of Pavenham in 1841 & farmer of Sharnbrook in 1851. The informant on the death certificate was a nurse, present at death.       

His death reported in the Beds Mercury of 3rd April 1847 said "much lamented by his young widow" which prompted me to search for his marriage. I found this to be at Carlton Baptist Meeting on 6th August 1846 to Anna Emery, daughter of John Emery, Grocer. Both parties were minors on this marriage certificate & Anna was living in Harrold.

The 1841 census has John Emery, grocer age 52 & wife Deborah age 45 living at Eaton Socon with children including daughter Ann age 15.

I have not found a death or burial of Ann/a Partridge soon after this - in case she too caught typhus - nor found her on 1851 census or later. However there is a marriage index in Sept 1853 of Ann Partridge in Bedford District to either William Harriss or Joseph Willis (the other female is Sarah Bettles). This marriage is not in Steve Gibbs's database so assuming it is similarly a baptist or registry office marriage. I cannot find on 1861 census, either a William Harriss or Joseph Willis, with a wife named Ann or Sarah.

Any help appreciated
Cheers John       

Hello attached photo is my grand-father's second wife & her daughter born May 1916 prior to their marriage in June 1918. I'm wondering if this may have been them dressed up for the marriage.

Any thoughts please

Cheers John

World War Two / RAF Airman Record 1918-1940 Arthur Richard Partridge
« on: Thursday 03 May 18 13:23 BST (UK)  »
Has anyone got access to Fold3 records & could look this up & give me details please. 

As per Anc*'s hints there's a record on Fold3 for one of my ancestors in UK RAF Airman records.
His name is Artur Richard Partridge & refers to child Arthur Redvers Partridge.

Arthur Richard P is my grandfather's brother 1867-1947 and its his son Arthur Redvers P 1899-1969

** more info revealed for...
Arthur Redvers Partridge age 18 born 3 Oct 1900 (although his baptism says 1899) Peterborough
Service date 6 May 1919 number 329463

Thanks John

For Sale / Wanted / Events / Bedfordshire FHS - monthly meeting & talk
« on: Thursday 05 October 17 12:00 BST (UK)  »
A March Through Time
Tonight's talk is by Dr. Nick Barratt entitled A March through Time - 800 years of Protest & Democracy ; From Magna Carta to Brexit....

Meet at the Drama Hall at Mark Rutherford School, Wentworth Drive Bedford.
Friday October 6th. Doors open 7:15 & talk starts 7:30

For Sale / Wanted / Events / Bedfordshire Family History Society - monthly meeting
« on: Wednesday 06 September 17 09:30 BST (UK)  »
Ampthill's Great Houses
Tonight's talk is by John Hele covering the fascinating history and characters behind local Ampthill Park House and nearby Houghton House.

Meet at the Drama Hall at Mark Rutherford School, Wentworth Drive Bedford.
Friday September 8th. Doors open 7:15 & talk starts 7:30

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