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    If you are serious about wanting to find out...

    If you are serious about wanting to find out about your ancestor it may be a case of visiting TNA looking at muster records or paying for a researcher to search for you. There is a lady advertising...
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    Have had a look through the world newspapers on...

    Have had a look through the world newspapers on FMP. Apart from the National School mention in 1866, I cannot find anything Ireland. Thought I'd found a possible in Boston, a chauffeur in 1908, but I...
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    Could he have been working on the vessels for a...

    Could he have been working on the vessels for a while before he stayed? That would have been plenty of time for his arrival to make the census.
  4. Hi Robin Yes always trying to research the...

    Hi Robin

    Yes always trying to research the lives of my ancestors. Although Thomas Crosdill Le Neve only links into my ancestry via marriage.

    His 3rd wife Matilda being the sister of my 2x...
  5. Thread: UK Wills

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    I have to say I am so glad I ordered a batch just...

    I have to say I am so glad I ordered a batch just after Elaine first posted. I don't want to sound smug or anything but the first ones I received have reached the end of their download time. I must...
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    7 mar 1887 residence Hazel Cottages Halstead...

    7 mar 1887
    residence Hazel Cottages Halstead
    father George fruit grower
    mother Mary
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    I've just come on here to let you know that...

    I've just come on here to let you know that whilst checking through the recent wills I have purchased of fairly affluent twigs on my tree (from £30,000 - £90,000 from 1889-1954) in each there have...
  8. Thread: UK Wills

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    6 of 7 arrived before the estimated time but 1...

    6 of 7 arrived before the estimated time but 1 due on the 6th is still outstanding. I think it may depend on the Registry they were filed under. One from the Principle Registry arrived within a...
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    There just might be a clue if there are named...

    There just might be a clue if there are named people who you weren't expecting. Although only £10 my G.Grandmother left this to her lifelong friend.

    Even when there are wills sometimes they get...
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    I note in 1911 Grace is living next door to her...

    I note in 1911 Grace is living next door to her widowed sister Mary Hendy Cornish. On Grace's census she has recorded that she is living on her own 'limited' means.

    Mary Hendy Cornish is buried on...
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    Ooops no That's Grace's will Sorry.

    Ooops no That's Grace's will Sorry.
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    This was my first hit on an internet search....

    This was my first hit on an internet search.
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/28867/page/6341/data.pdf

    So there should be a will out there somewhere
  13. Thread: UK Wills

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    Woo Hoo. Now I won't feel guilty at obtaining...

    Woo Hoo. Now I won't feel guilty at obtaining twigs on tree 'wills'. Thank you for the update.
  14. 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...
  15. 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.
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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....
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  23. Thank you again Carolyn. That is really useful.

    Thank you again Carolyn. That is really useful.
  24. 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...
  25. 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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