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The Common Room / The Genealogist Magazine: 2016-2018
« on: Friday 31 January 20 11:41 GMT (UK)  »
Although I have withdrawn from this forum for personal reasons, I cannot help posting this query!

I am anxious to see an article in the magazine published by the Society of Genealogists, in what may be volume 32, published between 2016 and 2018.  It was written by E.J. Davies and has the title 'Thomas Watts MP and William Watts', and probably covers their interest in the East India Company.
The central library here in Liverpool does not have this magazine for the relevant years and I should be grateful if anyone who knows where a copy might be seen, within short range of here, could let me know.
Many thanks

The Common Room / Goodbye
« on: Friday 27 December 19 12:15 GMT (UK)  »
After years of help from many members of this forum it is time for me to draw a line and start reducing the pile of notes into some sort of sense.
Many thanks to all and to the moderators who keep the ball rolling on.

Census Lookup and Resource Requests / 1841 and 1891 census: missing person
« on: Saturday 09 November 19 12:11 GMT (UK)  »
Sophia Horatia Ainslie was born in August 1826 in Bengal, East Indies, daughter of Montague and another Sophia.
She came back to England in the 1830s but I can't find her in 1841.  In 1851 and 1861 she was with an aunt in Norfolk and later lived in and around Putney where she died unmarried in 1897.  I have also not found her in 1891.

The surname is often hard to find, as the round verson of a capital A can be misread as W or other options, but I have tried all sorts of searches on Ancestry, including a blank surname, without success.

I hope someone is better than I am at this sort of sleuthing!


Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Carved wooden object
« on: Monday 04 November 19 17:54 GMT (UK)  »
I am attaching a photo of a carved wooden object which has been in my family for generations, but we know nothing of its origin. A one-pound coin is beside it for size comparison.
Can any Rootchatter offer thoughts on where it might have come from?  Her tongue has been missing for some years - it was red and pointed. It retracted, like her eyes.  The figure is weighted so that it comes upright when tilted.  There is a disc in the base but I have never seen it opened and do not dare to try!
[I was not sure where to post this but have been advised to use this section, even though it is not the photo itself but the little lady.]

This photo is fixed in an album; the only clue is on the lap of the seated lady by the front door which is a paper or poster reading 'Pretoria', which I found with a lens.  That, with the flags, makes me think it could be celebrating the capture of Pretoria in the Second Boer War by General Roberts, 5 June 1900.
Are there any other clues which eagle-eyed Rootschatters could pick up, or correct my version?

The Common Room / 'Lunatic by Inquisition': any records?
« on: Wednesday 30 October 19 10:18 GMT (UK)  »
I have found a couple of references to a man and a woman being made lunatics by inquisition, both in the 19th century.
Can anyone please tell me if any record of such commital would be kept, and if so, where?

Canada / Marriage, Young/Ainslie, Quebec, perhaps 1800-ish
« on: Tuesday 15 October 19 17:25 BST (UK)  »
I am reaching into some distant reaches of my tree and am looking for a marriage between John Young (who I believe died in Quebec on 14 August 1819) and Christian(a) Ainslie who died there on 25 May 1830.
Christian was born in that city in 1776, which might place their marriage around 1800-1810, but I have no facts, and do not know about any children.  She was daughter of Thomas Ainslie and Elizabeth nee Martin.  Thomas had some status as Collector of Customs in Quebec, and as he was a Scot by birth he may not have been a member of the Church of England.

Any suggestions about sources, registers etc. would be most welcome.  Many thanks

Technical Help / Windows Live Mail problem: emails stuck in Outbox
« on: Monday 30 September 19 21:09 BST (UK)  »
I have used this Live Mail program for years on a W10 laptop, and an ipad will pick up on Sent and Received items.
In the last few days anything typed in and 'sent' on the laptop goes into my Outbox, and even if I remove the items I still cannot send via the laptop.  The ipad is OK, but I cannot use that to attach pics etc from my files.

Can anyone please advise (1) a solution to these sticking emails or (2) an alternative program for emailing which will retain my sent and received files.
Thank you

World War One / Liverpool Pals Battalions memorial plaque
« on: Monday 09 September 19 12:45 BST (UK)  »
Yesterday, 8th September, a plaque was dedicated to the memory of the four Liverpool Pals Battalions: 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th Battalions of the King’s Liverpool Regiment.  The ceremony was performed by the Right Honourable The Earl of Derby DL, whose grandfather was responsible for raising those Pals units in 1914.  The plaque is in the garden of the Parish Church of Liverpool, St Nicholas, near the Pier Head, on the surrounding wall.  It was designed by Tom Murphy who also carried out the panels in memory of the Pals which are in Lime Street Station.

The date of the ceremony was chosen to mark the centenary of the return from service in Russia of the 17th Battalion, the first to be recruited and the last to be stood down.  The unveiling was preceded by a service in the church, attended by many local dignitaries.

The Liverpool Pals Memorial Fund has launched a website containing a great deal of information about those who served in these battalions:


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