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  1. I am sure you noticed from the census returns...

    I am sure you noticed from the census returns that John Meachen was a coastguard.

    My Youell family do not appear, at this time, to have any relationship to the Great Yarmouth Youell family. I am...
  2. Just had a final look at newspapers, filtering...

    Just had a final look at newspapers, filtering Suffolk. Found notice for John

    Ipswich Journal 2 Dec 1873
    MEACHEN 25th ult, at Mundesley Norfolk John Meachen aged 81.
  3. 1855 Thomas Chaplin Meachen married Eliza Blanch...

    1855 Thomas Chaplin Meachen married Eliza Blanch in Southwark
    1865 ditto married Mary Ann Meachen district Erpingham. So appears to be the same man and Mary Ann 2nd wife. Sorry I still haven't found...
  4. Sorry Janet, we had a power cut from...

    Sorry Janet, we had a power cut from 15.00-18.00hrs, so wasn't able to do any further investigation. I have been unable to find her in 1861 census either but I have found this death notice in Norfolk...
  5. I can only make out that she was the 'youngest'...

    I can only make out that she was the 'youngest' daughter of John etc. I am afraid I cannot read the first part of that line. However a high resolution copy can be obtained via gravestonephotos.com....
  6. That is probably likely. My mother said she...

    That is probably likely. My mother said she thought it was 20 years before the friends identified were able to build on their land, so the original posters family may not have been able to have...
  7. Further to my previous post regarding Wraysbury....

    Further to my previous post regarding Wraysbury. I spoke to my mother in case your description rang a bell. With no prompt from me she also cited the Wraysbury area. She also spoke of friends of hers...
  8. I was bought up in Wraysbury, the opposite side...

    I was bought up in Wraysbury, the opposite side of the river to Runnymede and Old Windsor. I wonder if this could be the area your relative was talking about. Evacuees were sent to the village during...
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    Sorry, like you, I haven't come up with anything....

    Sorry, like you, I haven't come up with anything. I noted she was with a Chadbourne family in 1841 and even tried that surname. If you hadn't got a burial date, I would have wondered if she was an...
  10. Thank you again Carolyn. That is really useful.

    Thank you again Carolyn. That is really useful.
  11. Thanks Val, yes google books is one of my go to...

    Thanks Val, yes google books is one of my go to searches these days.

    Yes Caroline that is the family in 1871, you will see that Martha isn't there in 1871, she was the one staying with the...
  12. Thomas Parker Rust family in 1861 census.

    Please can anyone find this Rust family in 1861.

    Thomas Parker Rust b.1825 Wells in Norfolk, a surgeon is found on the 1858 electoral registers at 53 Lupus St, St Georges Hanover Square.

    His...
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    You are probably right, just to let you know I...

    You are probably right, just to let you know I have tried Nunt and Munt and did try ?unt, but with that one I added Sarah as spouse so may have missed it if they were not together, I did also try a...
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    Sorry I have drawn a blank too, even looked at...

    Sorry I have drawn a blank too, even looked at the reported fathers name, which looks more like Allen or Alley than that transcribed by Norfolk FHS. It probably would be no help at all but if Pamela...
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    Funnily enough I was transcribing Wimbish...

    Funnily enough I was transcribing Wimbish christenings on familysearch yesterday varying from 1829-1861.
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    Essex parish records are in the process of being...

    Essex parish records are in the process of being indexed on family search, this is undertaken on a voluntary basis and anyone can volunteer to help index them. It is very unlikely that you would find...
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    I must have been lucky, I have always received...

    I must have been lucky, I have always received them on the day specified or the day before on occasions. The last batch I requested on the 10th Feb, were available on the 15th. Perhaps they have been...
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    I understand. If you know that the death you...

    I understand. If you know that the death you found in the 1920's is correct, then this man will not be correct as he dies much later. As you may recall my 2x GGrandfather committed bigamy weeks after...
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    Yes that's the one I found.

    Yes that's the one I found.
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    Okay just checking GRO Richard jnr middle name is...

    Okay just checking GRO Richard jnr middle name is James... there is a lot of coincidences if this is not the same man. As for Susan I have found a Susan Knight married in service as a cook in 1891 in...
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    Okay so following this through in 1911 Richard...

    Okay so following this through in 1911 Richard and Susan are at 4 Victoria Mews Hove both still in service butler/cook this time indicated birthplace is Montgomery Llandridno. Which in 1901 is...
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    Think I may have found a possibility in 1901,...

    Think I may have found a possibility in 1901, well a Richard T Knight age 37 b.Canterbury, Butler in Queensgate Kensington. Shows he is married. There is a Susan Ann Knight, kitchenmaid also married...
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    I had a quick look last night and noticed that...

    I had a quick look last night and noticed that the address on the marriage record for Richard was the Siamese Legation, so Sylvia's suggestion may have merit, but I could not find anything on...
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    Even Ag Labs can have an interesting life. Local...

    Even Ag Labs can have an interesting life. Local newspapers can sometimes throw up consistent prizes for agricultural events, I even found one of my ancestors being given a few shillings at several...
  25. Thanks for the heads up Christine. I received a...

    Thanks for the heads up Christine. I received a batch today and was going to wait for a month or so before requesting a few others but think I may bring those forward. I may check out the situation...
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