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  1. That was an interesting career development, Kat....

    That was an interesting career development, Kat. Anything is possible - the longer you play this game, the more fascinated you become with possible twists and turns. I can honestly say that, in over...
  2. Thank you, Stephen. Jay

    Thank you, Stephen.

    Jay
  3. Thank you for the additional newspaper...

    Thank you for the additional newspaper references,BB, which reinforce my theory. Mary Ann had just one sibling, an elder sister Sarah, who married William Kirk of Mundesley, eldest brother of my...
  4. Thanks, BB - youngest daughter is a great help in...

    Thanks, BB - youngest daughter is a great help in proving I've got the right lady.
    Just done a bit more digging and according to census Mary Ann's father was born in Dovercourt Essex. A tree on...
  5. I think the 1866 death was perhaps for a...

    I think the 1866 death was perhaps for a different Thomas, who was a railway porter living in Cosford in 1861, with a wife and three children.
    ETA - perhaps not! That Mrs Meachen died in early...
  6. Help with a gravestone inscription, please

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/125493378#view-photo=156530638

    It records that Mary Ann Meachen was the relict of Thomas Meachen and also the daughter of John Meachen of Mundesley. I can't...
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    Sounds promising, Vera - well done :good: Jay

    Sounds promising, Vera - well done :good:

    Jay
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    See my post #29 IF James Jack was a land...

    See my post #29
    IF James Jack was a land steward, in the employ of a wealthy Scottish landowner, then it is quite possible that the same land owner also had property in Ireland, to which his steward...
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    in the opening post there is reference to James...

    in the opening post there is reference to James Jack, "steward". Steward could have been referring to a land steward, bailiff - have a look to see what estates/large farms there were in the relevant...
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    For three decades myself and several other...

    For three decades myself and several other researchers were stuck with the bp of a communal ancestor, who in the 1851 census return was declared to have been born at "Thontley" (a non-existent place)...
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    Should, rather than would, I think! Information...

    Should, rather than would, I think! Information given often depends upon the wording of the questioner - "and the name of your father? And his occupation?" could truthfully be responded to as "John...
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    Ancestry keeps on doing this to me, if I want to...

    Ancestry keeps on doing this to me, if I want to open a link on one of the trees. It lets me log on and search (shows my user name) but if I click on a link, it asks me to sign in. If I do so, it...
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    It was the family home area of Joseph senior,...

    It was the family home area of Joseph senior, where his parents and some of his brothers still lived. I think his wife was also from that area - I suspect it was work which took him to Brighton.
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    Thanks, Carolyn, Vera and Teasie. I'd seen...

    Thanks, Carolyn, Vera and Teasie.

    I'd seen both the apprenticeship record and seaman's register for Charles Gapp Boulter on FMP and also two similiar records for a Charles GAPP (no Boulter) with a...
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    Thank you Carolyn. Unfortunately I'm not able to...

    Thank you Carolyn. Unfortunately I'm not able to access that Ancestry link, even though I have a sub for Ancestry.co :( - sometimes the site just won't play ball once I'm in, tells me to sign in...
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    Thanks again, Elaine. Joseph Gapp B senior &...

    Thanks again, Elaine.
    Joseph Gapp B senior & Mary Ann Williams married in 1827, so too early to cross reference fathers' names on PR entries.:(

    Jay
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    Thank you Elaine - a great find!:good: The...

    Thank you Elaine - a great find!:good:

    The artist is also a plus (this lot were quite artistic - engravers, illustrators etc) as there was another Boulter family at Brighton around the same time...
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    This family are a bit elusive!

    Can anyone add to this family?
    11 June 1827 Mary Ann Williams mar Joseph Gapp Boulter at Brighthelmston. They had two sons – Joseph Gapp Boulter junior bp 11 May 1828 at Kennington, Lambeth, &...
  19. Could probate have been applied for and conducted...

    Could probate have been applied for and conducted from overseas?

    Jay
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    Betty, write to or mail the vicar or churchwarden...

    Betty, write to or mail the vicar or churchwarden at the church and ask if they can tell you the whereabouts of the relevant baptism book, just in case godparents were recorded as early as that. They...
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    My Mums mother was a friend of the person who...

    My Mums mother was a friend of the person who gave it her.I do know they lived in Salford & was told they had servants.

    Was it your grandmother who lived in Salford, and her family who had...
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    Sorry Betty, I've had a quick look but haven't...

    Sorry Betty, I've had a quick look but haven't found any significant clues as yet.:(
    Did your mum (or any of her older relatives) have any connections with Salford? I was wondering if an elder...
  23. The only person legally entitled to have access...

    The only person legally entitled to have access to the information in the adoption file (which includes the birth identity) is the adoptee him/herself, it is not made available to a member of their...
  24. You will only know if you could be on the right...

    You will only know if you could be on the right lines if you receive a BC with "adopted" added to it. :question:
    My friend and I could only trace her birth relatives because she had previously had...
  25. Don't discount that the mother could have been a...

    Don't discount that the mother could have been a married woman with the maiden name of Beaumont or variation. 1942 was during WW2, lots of relationships in turmoil and one night stands resulting in...
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