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    Not a usual change one would have thought....

    Not a usual change one would have thought.
    Working with iron would have been tough and manual, whereas a watch repairer would be involved in delicate, intricate work.
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    Yes ! I've seen Ag. Labs become farmers,...

    Yes !
    I've seen Ag. Labs become farmers, invented fathers, additional forenames to make one seem grander and a vicar copying the bride's name and stating her father was Janet instead of James.
    ...
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    Ah... I see what you are saying OC.... Thank you...

    Ah... I see what you are saying OC.... Thank you for the explanation.
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    I'm puzzled O.C I thought that illegitimate...

    I'm puzzled O.C

    I thought that illegitimate births after 1911, show mother's maiden name on the GRO index.
    Certainly 2 births I know to be illegitimate are shown that way.

    I thought we'd...
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    I would want to investigate the probable...

    I would want to investigate the probable illegitimate births in Norfolk area for a child born to a female named SPOONER.

    GRO index shows 2 in that area between 1913 and 1918, where mmn is also...
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    Nothing to add, but I've just read all through...

    Nothing to add, but I've just read all through and like Margaret I was wondering about school logs.

    Was anything found that might help?
  7. If your research leads back to Shorncliffe area,...

    If your research leads back to Shorncliffe area, I can possibly help with look-ups in the Folkestone area.

    I'm frequently in the Shorncliffe Camp area, much of which is at present being...
  8. Richard in Shorncliffe Camp in 1891 appears to be...

    Richard in Shorncliffe Camp in 1891 appears to be a
    widower.
    Does that fit with 'your' Richard ?
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    Good to hear that they may locate a grave for...

    Good to hear that they may locate a grave for you.

    I found a previous thread, where reuse was discussed............
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    Most of the graves are listed as not bought. ...

    Most of the graves are listed as not bought.
    After a period of time, the ground would be reused, probably by a family with no links to those previously buried.
  11. A great story. The urge to 'hunt' can be very...

    A great story.

    The urge to 'hunt' can be very powerful and helpful to others.
    On this forum we know how involved we can get with the family of another member.

    Good that there were enough clues...
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    Thank you Jay. Yes, that is the format I am...

    Thank you Jay.
    Yes, that is the format I am used to.

    It is just a general interest question regarding the change really, but the added details might be of use to someone sometime.
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    Thank you both for trying to help. I...

    Thank you both for trying to help.

    I registered my husband's death in 2017 and am named as the informant in section 7a...No address is shown for me.
    Section 7b for qualification shows me as...
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    UK Death certificates

    When did a wife's details first start to be recorded on a married man's death certificate?
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    Although she shouldn't show on a 1939 register,...

    Although she shouldn't show on a 1939 register, you might be able to find out where she moved to, if it was recorded in the log of her previous school.
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    When Robert (junior) married in 1858 he was shown...

    When Robert (junior) married in 1858 he was shown as a plumber and his father's occupation was servant.
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    What is William's stated occupation when Henry...

    What is William's stated occupation when Henry married?

    Do the witness names help or link to any relatives of Henry?
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    What date is this Val? It mentions 5 children,...

    What date is this Val?

    It mentions 5 children, who are listed not counting Daniel 19.
    Have you found evidence that he was born to this couple?
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    Sylvia, You may be interested to learn that...

    Sylvia,

    You may be interested to learn that Canadian soldiers were honoured again yesterday at Shorncliffe Military Cemetery near Folkestone. A flame had been brought over from Mons earlier in the...
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    Thank you for that link. My son was telling me...

    Thank you for that link.
    My son was telling me yesterday that today in a nearby town, wreaths are to be placed on the doors, where family members were lost.
    On looking at the map, I see next door...
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    Sounds like an admin. mistake by someone who...

    Sounds like an admin. mistake by someone who 'presumed'.

    I have a birth certificate for a child born in 1888 and recorded girl.
    His name was probably misheard, mum couldn't read the form , when...
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    Do any of his children have unusual or 'family'...

    Do any of his children have unusual or 'family' names which might help link Richard to a birth family?
  23. If you are able to, it might be worth checking...

    If you are able to, it might be worth checking parish registers for the area.
    That way you would pick up changes within the 10 year gap.

    There is one particular street in Portsmouth, where my...
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    If the father is deceased might the children be...

    If the father is deceased might the children be named in an obituary notice.?
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    Thank you for posting. I have just found a...

    Thank you for posting.

    I have just found a distant family member working in 1915.

    Was there a retiring age at that time? He was 74........... perhaps knocking many years of his age, when...
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