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Re: Help needed - Birth of Catherine Sommerville and Robert Hewitt
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 19 August 12 22:51 BST (UK) »
the army records are on Findmypast.There won't be a record for Robert as they are pension records and he died in service.

  Agnes may not have been older. There have been posts in the past about ages of family witnesses. She could have been younger than Catherine, but she may have been older.

I see from other posts that the Thomas family ended up in New Zealand. What sort of info is on NZ death records? Would an obituary mention place of birth?
Cornwall: Allen, Bevan, Bosisto, Carnpezzack, Donithorn, Huddy, James, Retallack, Russell, Vincent, Yeoman
Cards: Thomas (Llanbadarn Fawr)
Glam: Bowler, Cram, Galloway, James, Thomas, Watkins
Lincs: Coupland, Cram
Mon: Cram, Gwyn, John, Philpot, Smart, Watkins
Pembs: Edwards (St. Dogmael's)
Yorks: Airey, Bowler, Elliott, Hare, Hewitt, Kellett, Kemp, Stephenson, Tebb

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Re: Help needed - Birth of Catherine Sommerville and Robert Hewitt
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 19 August 12 23:25 BST (UK) »
Hi Osprey. I am still trying to find out where he died, as I dont know. I have tracked the family to New Zealand and he was pensioned off in Auckland due to developing epilepsy. But I am not sure if he died there as the name is quite common. Can you tell from Army records when the payments stopped? If so I can go back and check his again as I do remember a signature and the date 1878. I am still hoping to crack this one. Finding Catherine, Robert and George was by fellow Rootchatters!
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Re: Help needed - Birth of Catherine Sommerville and Robert Hewitt
« Reply #11 on: Monday 20 August 12 22:37 BST (UK) »
don't think there's any mention of payments on the records, just when the man left active service.

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Cornwall: Allen, Bevan, Bosisto, Carnpezzack, Donithorn, Huddy, James, Retallack, Russell, Vincent, Yeoman
Cards: Thomas (Llanbadarn Fawr)
Glam: Bowler, Cram, Galloway, James, Thomas, Watkins
Lincs: Coupland, Cram
Mon: Cram, Gwyn, John, Philpot, Smart, Watkins
Pembs: Edwards (St. Dogmael's)
Yorks: Airey, Bowler, Elliott, Hare, Hewitt, Kellett, Kemp, Stephenson, Tebb


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Re: Help needed - Birth of Catherine Sommerville and Robert Hewitt
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 22 August 12 22:37 BST (UK) »
I have just received an email that states that Robert Hewitt's father was Samuel. I did not see that but older style writing can prove difficult to read! He was a Miller by trade. Catherine's dad was James and he was a weaver. Hope this helps to try to track this family.
Thank you for any help you may give. Tiki
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Re: Help needed - Birth of Catherine Sommerville and Robert Hewitt
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 13 September 12 21:17 BST (UK) »
Hi Osprey I have tried to find James Sommerville, weaver from Perth born 1797 on the records. Can you tell me how to find it? I have the credits but can't find the record. If this is my link I have just found a whole new branch of my family tree! Thanks Osprey for your marvelous piece if detective work!
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Re: Help needed - Birth of Catherine Sommerville and Robert Hewitt
« Reply #14 on: Friday 14 September 12 20:14 BST (UK) »
where are you looking? I found it under the armed forces records & then British Army Service Records.

Possible baptism for James

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FM95-784

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Cornwall: Allen, Bevan, Bosisto, Carnpezzack, Donithorn, Huddy, James, Retallack, Russell, Vincent, Yeoman
Cards: Thomas (Llanbadarn Fawr)
Glam: Bowler, Cram, Galloway, James, Thomas, Watkins
Lincs: Coupland, Cram
Mon: Cram, Gwyn, John, Philpot, Smart, Watkins
Pembs: Edwards (St. Dogmael's)
Yorks: Airey, Bowler, Elliott, Hare, Hewitt, Kellett, Kemp, Stephenson, Tebb

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Re: Help needed - Birth of Catherine Sommerville and Robert Hewitt
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 15 September 12 00:13 BST (UK) »
 Thank you. I am still learning how to navigate all the different sites. I have downloaded and I believe it is him! Did all members of a regiment go overseas on a posting? Or did some stay behind?
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Re: Help needed - Birth of Catherine Sommerville and Robert Hewitt
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 15 September 12 20:27 BST (UK) »
not sure about that. You'd need to ask on the armed forces part of this site.
Cornwall: Allen, Bevan, Bosisto, Carnpezzack, Donithorn, Huddy, James, Retallack, Russell, Vincent, Yeoman
Cards: Thomas (Llanbadarn Fawr)
Glam: Bowler, Cram, Galloway, James, Thomas, Watkins
Lincs: Coupland, Cram
Mon: Cram, Gwyn, John, Philpot, Smart, Watkins
Pembs: Edwards (St. Dogmael's)
Yorks: Airey, Bowler, Elliott, Hare, Hewitt, Kellett, Kemp, Stephenson, Tebb

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Re: Help needed - Birth of Catherine Sommerville and Robert Hewitt
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 09 January 21 13:00 GMT (UK) »
hi,
 I have a Phillip HEWITT (b1824)in my tree , he Married a Mary Farley in India in 1849,, he was in the 70th Foot.. hes Father was also  Samuel,, Brother?

Jeff
Guyett, Guyatt, Bird, Millward, Hancey, Shortland, Glass, Hewitt, Fabian, Oakley