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John Griffith Griffiths - Missing 1911

Hi all,

Looking for some help in tracing my wife’s Great Grandfather, John Griffith Griffiths.

I’ve managed to trace:

Birth: 1877, Great Hanwood, Shropshire
Baptism: 18 Mar 1877, Great Hanwood, Shropshire
Census 03 Apr 1881: Great Hanwood, Shropshire
Census 05 Apr 1891: Great Hanwood, Shropshire
Marriage to Mary Cheetham: 06 Feb 1897 St George, Hyde. Cheshire.
Census 31 Mar 1901: 17, Taylor Street, Gorton, Lancashire
Record shows:
• John, 24, 1877, Hanwood, Shropshire, Railway engine ...
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Franklin/Lidstone  - Surrey County Franklin/Lidstone - Surrey County

Seeking information on parents and ancestors of William J. Franklin who married Katherine Lidstone in Epsom, Surrey County in 1912. Thank you. :D
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John Norton of Devon

My 2 x greatgrandfather John Norton was born circa 1806 – most of the censuses record him as being born in Chipplestone Devon. This place does not exist.
He married Susan Palk in 1833 in Brixham and died in the workhouse at Totnes in 1880. I have been trying to find any baptismal record for John Norton for many years but with no success.
According to a long lost family Bible my Norton line had ...
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Insurance agent in 1911

My 2x great grandfathers occupation in 1911 was as an insurance agent. I've been trying to find out what that would have been like for him and the type of money he would have earn. The house he lived in had two bedrooms for two adults and 7 children aged 12 to 10 months. So I'm assuming they were ok but not well off.

does anyone have any information?
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1916 Croydon Tramway Strike

Using the newspaper records held on FindMyPast, I have just discovered that my husband's great-grandfather took part in the 1916 Croydon Tramway Strike which lasted from April to August 1916. I believe the strike was called in order to obtain equal pay for women working on the tramway, particularly as the tramway was of significance for munitions workers.

My husband's great-grandfather was a conductor and was listed as summoned to appear in court for retaining ...
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Allan Cameron, Glasgow

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I am trying to trace my Great Grandfather. He is listed on my grandmother's birth certificate as Allan Cameron. My great grandmother claimed for poor relief as they were not married and it has him as taking responsibility and working at the maternity hospital in glasgow as a porter in 1922.

I have pulled up the maternity hospital glasgow employment records. He isn't listed.
I have tried looking through the valuation rolls of ...
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im trying to trace a relative who was in chailey workhouse and died there how do i get more information
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More on the court case...

I posted recently asking for some help with a court case and thanks to some suggestions I have progressed (slightly) further with my research. I am now almost convinced that the case relates to the probate my Steven RAINGILL, who was brother to my ggg-grandmother. I have located a copy of Steven's will and transcribed it as best I could. In the will he left instructions for annuities for his wife and son and his ...
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Census Information by specific address.

I was wondering if anyone can tell me how I would be able to search for a census or information on a specific address. I have my Great Grandparents address in 1917 and want to see if I can see if they lived there in 1911 and any other information.
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LEWIS (Newport/Cardiff?) — census 51/61 brickwall

Hello all,
Trying to find origins of a JOHN LEWIS (1846(?)-1929).

Birthplace: 2 censuses he put Newport, 2 others he put Cardiff (!!).
Marriage: 1875, Skipton, to Charlotte Hodge (Chepstow girl).
Occupation: AB Seaman (marriage cert), later a docks labourer.
Died: Pill, Newport, Mon (1929)

Father: William Lewis (hawker, deceased on 1875 wedding cert).

Problems are: (a) unsure of place of birth; (b) Newport's 1851 and 1861 census returns are mostly missing. No obvious William ...
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