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by arthurk
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: England
Topic: PARENTS OF ROSALIE KIRKHAM MARRIED NAME WRIGHT
Replies: 10
Views: 183

Re: PARENTS OF ROSALIE KIRKHAM MARRIED NAME WRIGHT

OK, it will be interesting to see how this progresses.
by arthurk
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: England
Topic: PARENTS OF ROSALIE KIRKHAM MARRIED NAME WRIGHT
Replies: 10
Views: 183

Re: PARENTS OF ROSALIE KIRKHAM MARRIED NAME WRIGHT

For England and Wales the site for finding wills is https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/#wills - this is the official government site, and you can order pdf copies for £1.50. I've done a bit more digging too and found the 1906 marriage in Kirkdale of Charles Kirkham and Rose Emma Hunt. An image of ...
by arthurk
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: England
Topic: PARENTS OF ROSALIE KIRKHAM MARRIED NAME WRIGHT
Replies: 10
Views: 183

Re: PARENTS OF ROSALIE KIRKHAM MARRIED NAME WRIGHT

According to Lancashire BMD (http://www.lancashirebmd.org.uk/index.php) a Charles Kirkham married Rose E Hunt in Kirkdale in 1906. This makes the Rosalie born in the West Derby district in 1925 seem quite a strong possibility. However, as well as her marriage certificate and (presumably) her birth c...
by arthurk
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: England
Topic: PARENTS OF ROSALIE KIRKHAM MARRIED NAME WRIGHT
Replies: 10
Views: 183

Re: PARENTS OF ROSALIE KIRKHAM MARRIED NAME WRIGHT

Yes, I think your best move would be to order a copy of her marriage certificate. Then when you have her father's name, you might be able to find her parents' marriage. It would also enable you to try to order Rosalie's birth certificate, since you can specify that the father's name must match what ...
by arthurk
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: England
Topic: PARENTS OF ROSALIE KIRKHAM MARRIED NAME WRIGHT
Replies: 10
Views: 183

Re: PARENTS OF ROSALIE KIRKHAM MARRIED NAME WRIGHT

How sure are you about Bakewell? Might it be the first place she remembered living as a child, but not where she was born? The reason I ask is that FreeBMD has a birth entry in the December quarter of 1925 in West Derby, a district of Liverpool, for a Rosalie Kirkham with mother's maiden name Hunt (...
by arthurk
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: The Americas
Topic: William Ewen MacLennan (1903-1930+) in Montreal or Quebec, Canada.
Replies: 14
Views: 222

Re: William Ewen MacLennan (1903-1930+) in Montreal or Quebec, Canada.

If you look on https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/Calendar?surname=maclennan&yearOfDeath=1982&page=2#calendar there's a will for a WILLIAM EWEN MACLENNAN of 710 Catherine St Thunder Bay Ontario Canada who died 19 September 1980. ...The GOV.UK site details seem to fit very well. I have used this s...
by arthurk
Mon May 27, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Last hours of a single gentleman.
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: Last hours of a single gentleman.

Surely the use of the word "minbus" gives this away as a spoof. If they had used a period name such as Hansom, Hackney, Growler or whatever the Scots versions of thee time might have been, then it would have certainly looked more genuine That was my first thought too, but then I had a look in the O...
by arthurk
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Robert Britton & Elizabeth Porter - What Happened to Them?
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: Robert Britton & Elizabeth Porter - What Happened to Them?

Paisley Poor Law records are also online:

https://libcat.renfrewshire.gov.uk/igua ... rl=PoorLaw

(I haven't checked them for the couple in question here.)
by arthurk
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accessing English records
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Accessing English records

I meant to say that English certificates are more or less identical in content to Irish ones, which you may be familiar with. (I've a feeling there may be a minor difference somewhere, but I can't remember it at present.) I've also found the relevant FAQ on the GRO site, which includes examples of w...
by arthurk
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accessing English records
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Accessing English records

Hi Rosie On an English death certificate you wouldn't normally see the names of the person's parents unless it was a child who had died, and then probably only the father. A woman would be shown as wife/widow of xxx, if that applied and if the informant knew that information; in very recent times, a...