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by WilmaM
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Early change to Scotland death registration format
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Early change to Scotland death registration format

It would be interesting to learn who was the individual, or group of individuals, who found the 1855 system so onerous, Their picture would make a good background for a dart board. Perhaps safer for their descendants if we never find out just who the guilty parties were - 'cause we would track them...
by WilmaM
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: England
Topic: Kate Wright born 1887 Mosborough - Derbyshire
Replies: 11
Views: 102

Re: Kate Wright born 1887 Mosborough - Derbyshire

Thanks Andrew!

Ancestry have Annie's birth record as 19 Oct 1894 St. Mark's, Mosborough, Derbyshire, England, parents Thomas and Elizabeth.

None of the marriages I can see on Ancestry seem to match up [no father Thomas as a miner]

I wonder , did she stay in the UK?
by WilmaM
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: England
Topic: Kate Wright born 1887 Mosborough - Derbyshire
Replies: 11
Views: 102

Re: Annie Wright born 1894 - Mosborough, Derbyshire

It would be helpful if you could keep everything on the one thread Caroline - Admin, can you move this one? and add it to Caroline's 'Kate Wright' thread. [merged with Kate Wright thread - AndrewP] I did have a look at the death of an Annie Manifield [on Ancestry] that gives her Date of Birth as 18t...
by WilmaM
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: Kelly's Directory of Glasgow 1972 - Look-ups Offered
Replies: 0
Views: 31

Kelly's Directory of Glasgow 1972 - Look-ups Offered

I have in my possession a Kelly's Directory of Glasgow for 1972. I believe my father rescued it from a skip when Springburn College were re-doing the library or somesuch. Kellys were established in 1799 and were the forerunner of Telephone directories. This one contains a wealth of information: Alph...
by WilmaM
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can they "know"
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: How can they "know"

Very often I'd say yes - but then again we can't prove otherwise either. I have a good chuckle reading some trees - one site has my ancestor having 2 wives - at once! all because on a census neighbouring houses had the same surname. Very common in fishing communities even yet. I only do it for my ow...
by WilmaM
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: England
Topic: Kate Wright born 1887 Mosborough - Derbyshire
Replies: 11
Views: 102

Re: Kate Wright born 1887 Mosborough - Derbyshire

I hadn't looked at the 1939 record before.

It tells you:
name, address, date of birth, gender, marital status and occupation plus the page I looked at had ARP warden and the like.
by WilmaM
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: England
Topic: Kate Wright born 1887 Mosborough - Derbyshire
Replies: 11
Views: 102

Re: Kate Wright born 1887 Mosborough - Derbyshire

[TS_welcome] I found her birth on Ancestry - confusingly noted as male. 1901 census has her father Thomas as a coal miner. I'm not seeing any marriage in that sort of area for her, nor any obvious death. There is the 1939 index for England & Wales - but if she married she'd be under her married name...
by WilmaM
Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Jeanie Hoy Edinburgh and family
Replies: 14
Views: 141

Re: Jeanie Hoy Edinburgh and family

Living in 2 addresses in the one street isn't uncommon - my family did, moving from a smaller to a larger, my Father was born on the top floor of a close and grew up on the 1st floor. Looking at the census records may help fill in the Aunts and Uncles. Beware though, Hoy is sometimes mis transcribed...
by WilmaM
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Jeanie Hoy Edinburgh and family
Replies: 14
Views: 141

Re: Jeanie Hoy Edinburgh and family

Just to add a little about her married address: The valuation rolls show that a Robert Taylor rented a house at 16 Gladstone Terrace, Edinburgh in 1915 Then at number 18 from the rolls 1920, 25, 30, 35 & 1940. Fine blonde sandstone, 4 storey, tenement buildings still standing today in a leafy street...
by WilmaM
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Jeanie Hoy Edinburgh and family
Replies: 14
Views: 141

Re: Jeanie Hoy Edinburgh and family

Firstly - [TS_welcome] The easiest way I find of getting facts and figures is to, find the marriage certificates. The only Taylor/Hoy marriage that fits the bill is: HOY JANE TAYLOR ROBERT 1885 685/4 66 St Giles [Sarah got there first!] So the Jeanie Hoy you found really can't be that bride, far too...