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  1. Names i am researching

    Litherland - Leicester and West Yorkshire
    Plant - Hanley, Stoke on Trent (new research)
    Williams - Fenton, Stoke on Trent (new research)

    I have only recently started to look for the my Grandmother Harriet Plant from Hanley, and my Grandfather Albert Williams from Fenton. They married in March 1910 and boarded at Grandma Harriet's home in Hanley. Grandad was a miner, and they eventually moved to Murton Seaham for the coal mining work. That is about all I know of their beginning. ...
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  2. Hannah Abel and Edward Broughton, Ontario pioneers

    My great-grandad George Abel had an elder sister named Hannah, who was born in East Yorkshire c1834. Whilst I'm still unsure of Hannah's precise birthplace, I do know that by 1839 her parents (James and Mary Ann Abel) had settled in the small Yorkshire village of Huggate where a younger sister was born and baptised and where the family were recorded in 1841 census.

    When census was taken in 1851, Hannah was living at Huggate Rectory where she was a house servant in the employ of widower ...

    Updated 13-08-12 at 22:47 by Janet in Yorkshire

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  3. An American with all four grandparents born and raised in Lancashire

    All four of my grandparents left England for the USA in the late 1890s. I have researched and documented them and their ancestors with the General Records Office as far back as 1837. I have gone back even further though church records. The following are the family names of my most recent ancestors: Brown(e), Fielden (Fielding), Henthorn, Jones, Jordan, Goodwin, Carter, Clarkson, McCracken, Walkden, Lomas, Brierley, Bottomley, Williams, Parr, Parker, Thistlethwaite, Gartside, Chaddwick, Kay, Graves, ...
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  4. The baby boy left behind

    In October 1868 20 year old Mark Finch married his first cousin Thirza Mickleburgh in the parish church at Horningtoft Norfolk. (Thirza was 13 years older than Mark.) The couple were recorded in their home in Horningtoft when census was taken on 2 April 1871 and just a week later, on 9 April, Thirza gave birth to their first child, a son, whom they named Alfred. Sadly Thirza died and ten days later she was laid to rest in the village churchyard. Baby Alfred was not baptised until October 1871, an ...
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  5. Photo Restoration and identification of motor bike please

    Quote Originally Posted by Cornish View Post
    To whoever is interested in the sailor hat with HMS Blenheim on it, I have a photo of three children with my mother who was a teacher in the 1920s. One of the children is wearing the hat. Were your family in Alberta where my mother was teaching?
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