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Armed Forces / Re: Royal Marines 1950's
« on: Monday 01 June 20 22:40 BST (UK)  »
I dont have his birthday, or any other details, but  just started to make headway with his parents ....I hope!

Armed Forces / Re: Royal Marines 1950's
« on: Monday 01 June 20 22:37 BST (UK)  »
Thanks MaxD, I did think of that. Their relationship was complicated, my Aunt died a few years ago. Her first husband took his own life and my aunt remarried.
 The few facts I know are they lived in Cyprus and Ghana (the Gold Coast as it was called then). They married in 1950 and I knew little of him and was not  encouraged to ask!!

Armed Forces / Royal Marines 1950's
« on: Monday 01 June 20 21:50 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone offer any advice ref researching Royal Marines in 1950's? 
My Aunts first husband was in the RM, may have been in the RM band.
I know they were in Ghana and Cyprus.

Armed Forces / Re: Emma Williams, Died 1891 Gibraltar
« on: Saturday 18 April 20 09:30 BST (UK)  »
A even big thank you......followed the link which took me to Gibraltar archives.
 I had thought that see possibly could have died in childbirth..... so did search the Gro Army Birth Indices and found two names Violet Elsie and William Aubrey  both Williams born 1891. With your help I now know Emma gave birth to Violet Elsie
Id: 2749
day: 13
month: 3
year: 1891
babyname: violet el
sex: Female
fathergivenname: richard kendric
fathersurname: williams
fatherbirthplace: england
mothergivenname: emma
mothersurname: king williams
motherbirthplace: england
occupation: mes sergeant s
whosign: mers serg
signed: y

 So Emma died about 6 weeks after her daughters birth. So sad. Now need to find out if she survived.

Armed Forces / Re: Emma Williams, Died 1891 Gibraltar
« on: Saturday 18 April 20 09:01 BST (UK)  »
A Big thank you ShaunJ.... I did search NA but perhaps my search technique needs adjusting ...... or getting interupted frequently by hubby threatening his Ipad!

Armed Forces / Emma Williams, Died 1891 Gibraltar
« on: Friday 17 April 20 21:05 BST (UK)  »
A Great Aunt Emma Williams, nee King, Died 1891 Buena Vista, Gibraltar. Her husband was Richard Kendrick Williams and i believe he served with The Kings Liverpool Regiment. They had 3 children I am aware of, the eldest Alice  born in Natal in 1885, Richard born 1887 at Straights Settlements, Singapore and Gladys born 1888 also Singapore.
 I have not ordered a British Armed Forces And Overseas Deaths And Burials certificate before...are they available to order..... will there be a cause of death?
I feel a connection to Emma as I too spent time in Gibraltar (early 1980's) with young children and I was a similar age to Emma. Gibraltar has a lot of history and I now wonder if I stood where she stood when I visited the fish market etc etc. I don't know where she was buried. I know her husband remarried a couple of years later in Uk. Any suggestions where I may find out more.

Warwickshire / Re: Walter Andrews family Birmingham
« on: Saturday 01 February 20 11:15 GMT (UK)  »
Frederick, son of walter did marry Kate Cooper and had 8 children, one of which was a Frederick george b1905, d1906. Kate remarried to Albert Hart after Fred died in france WW1.

  Joseph was Walter (b1852) Uncle.

Warwickshire / Walter Andrews family Birmingham
« on: Friday 31 January 20 23:07 GMT (UK)  »
Advice please,
    Walter Andrews, 1852-1906, married Isabella Clara Beeby, 1855-1932 in 1876.
They have 2 children that I know of. Walter Thomas Richard, 1877-1905 and Frederick George, 1879-1916.
    I can find the family 1881 census, Mothers name given as Ellen.
    I cannot find anyone 1891 census.
     I can find Walter Thomas Richard 1901 census with wife Louisa (married 1899) but not the others.
   I have looked at some travel records and name varients and initials. Any trees I can find them in don't have these Census either.
Any one have any suggestions?

The Common Room / Re: Searching a surname. Doriscourt (or derived from D'oriscourt)
« on: Tuesday 28 January 20 22:39 GMT (UK)  »
I believe I have Joseph and Rebecca Courts Marriage
Joseph Court
Rebecca Brewer
Marriage 26/03/1749 Tanworth,Warwick,England
      Thanks for the help everyone, I'm no longer going in circles!!

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