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Grey Area


I was wondering if anybody could help me locate my 6th great grandfather Joseph Grey. He was born circa 1745 and married Sarah Robinson on the 4th Jan 1772 in Shorthampton Oxfordshire, close to Charlbury in Oxfordshire. Sarah was from Churchill in Oxfordshire born 1752, Joseph I can’t find when he was actually born however. He appears in the 1841 census and died in 1842 in Wootton Oxfordshire, aged about 97! He and Sarah ...
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Missing Births and Deaths From Search Results

I keep coming up against the same problem every time I do a search.

Example. My great, great grandmother Emily Ellis, apparently born in Fleetwood, Lancashire in 1858 however I can find no record of her birth there.

I know she married my great, great grandfather Thomas Towers who was born somewhere in Leicestershire in 1859 and they moved to Dublin, Ireland. They are on the census there in 1901 however yet again I can ...
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Re: Blackborough Family History & Genealogy

This appeared in an older WDYTYR thread: topic853.html Is this "new" thread a spam?
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Danish to English Translation Please

1840 Census, Denmark. Can anyone tell me what the status and occupations were of the family in entry 40. Maike Jungoluf Rolufs, Nickels, Cornelis, Elke and Elena. We are researching Nicolas Jean Rolufs, born 1811 in Denmark and think that Nickels is the correct person. Does Jungoluf translate into English as Jean?

Any help is much appreciated.

Grandma Jedi
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Catherine Wallace

My great-grandmother Catherine Wallace was born in 1887 Blackawton, Devon.

Death date Unknown

Son: Frederick Wallace Born 1906 Died 1971

Her Parents: William Wallace and Mary Ann Lang (This is what the search shows up)

Having done many searches on her name I just cannot find out anything about who her husband/partner was.

Can anyone help please?
Thank you.
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What does this say?

Can someone please let me know what the last few word say after the ladies name, thank you.
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Sarah Dewbury

One of my ancestors is still a mystery despite previous help from this forum, so I'm re-visiting her, just in case!
Agnes Grant was born in Manchester in 1856; her birth certificate shows her parents as Hugh Grant and Sarah Grant, formerly Dupree (no marriage found). On other family documents, Sarah's surname is also spelled Duprey or Dubery.
However, on Agnes's RC baptism certificate, father is Hugh Grant, while mother is named not as Sarah, ...
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Gambige Mystery

I’m trying to trace one of my ancestors Ann Gambige who seems to be very elusive. She married William Wheeler on the 12th April 1797 in Witney and they had two daughters in Curbridge very close to Witney, Mary (1798) and Phoebe (1801 - 1881). Their daughter Phoebe married William Sparrowhawk in Oxford in 1819, when Phoebe’s father was a witness as she was a minor at at the time of her marriage. William ...
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What happened to Martha?


I was wondering if I could please ask for some advice? I am trying to find out what might have happened to the sister of one of my great-grandmothers and have hit a brick wall in my research.

Her name was Martha Leech and on 22 November 1862 she married a man named Jesse Watts-Russell in St James, Westminster.

Jesse Watts-Russell was a very wealthy landowner and much can be found about him online. ...
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Where did the Garwoods of East Bergholt go?

William Garwood was born on 25th Match, 1843 in East Bergholt, Suffolk. On 3rd November 1883 her married Eva Jane Sage. Eva was born in 1862 (also, in East Bergholt).
They had five children:
1882 Sarah A Garwood(?)
1883 William Garwood
1885 Frederick James Garwood
1889 Annie Jane Garwood
1891 Francis Harry Garwood

All were born in East Bergholt.

After the 1891 census they all disappear and I am guessing that they emigrated, but I ...
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