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A quick question

I have a relative who died in the Homerton Fever Hospital in January 1872, who I can't find a burial for. Were victims of "fever" buried in special circumstances?

I'm not sure if it it relevant, but in case it is she was Catholic. She lived in Holloway.

Any suggestions where to search?
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Working for De Havilland Aircraft Co in South Africa 1959 Working for De Havilland Aircraft Co in South Africa 1959

I am trying to locate details of a distant relative who apparently was working for "De Havilland Aircraft Co in South Africa as a Representative" in late 1959

The above is not a lot to go on but it is a start ....

I have contacted without any success yet ....
De Havilland website (Technical & History of planes etc)
De Havilland Museum at London Colney (Technical & History of planes etc)
British Aerospace ...
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Finding Jewish Ancestors

About 50 years ago, my Aunt told me there was a Jewish Ancestor in "our" Tree, but I never asked who it was. DNA results now seem to support this fact as I have a 1% European Jewish result, but I can not find such a person

Can anyone suggest how I should search for such an Ancestor.
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Brick wall- Patrick Riley

I have been trying to find the Riley side of my family. I am stuck at 1871. I will share what I have so far regarding the Riley's. Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated.
My Gt Gt Grandfather Patrick Riley was listed on the 1911 Census for Rochdale, Lancashire
as being born in Fermanagh, Ireland (1858) 52 years old, stoker @ gas works
1901 B. Ireland, stoker @ gas works
1891 B Ireland, ...
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John Munt death , Brick Wall help please

I am trying to find the death of John Munt
He is in the 1901 census aged 66 with his wife Mary Munt who is 67
They live in Maiden street , Weston , Hitchin Hertfordshire

Mary Munt died in 1906 aged 74 ( a widow) , in Maiden street, Weston , Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Census and death certificate below -

Any help much appreciated
Thank you

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Bertrand Stanley Carter (1878) - Kenya?

Hello, I am trying to trace what became of my great-grandfather’s 1st cousin who disappeared after WW1.
His name was Bertrand Stanley Carter, born 1878 in Wandsworth to Henry Carter and Florence Mary Nunn. He was the 3rd of 5 children.
His birth and Christening records plus 3 of the 4 census records leading up to WW1 are available. (No 1911 census record found yet, but electoral records up to 1919 available.)
Some details on ...
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A brick wall and a "double baptism" - pls help?


I'm trying to find out more about my 3x-great-grandmother, Jane RICHARDSON (nee CONWAY).

This is the only information I have about her...

She had two daughters, Jeanette Conway RICHARDSON (1848-1890) and Alice RICHARDSON (1851-1885). They possibly had different fathers, although I'm not sure.

The census returns of 1851 and 1861 show them living in Paddington and then Hampstead, each time without a father/male. They suggest a birth year for the mother Jane as 1817 ...
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Was my ancestor a Catholic and where was she buried?

Mary Walker (Webb) burial card.jpeg
Hello -

I have a burial card for my great grandmother, Mary Webb (nee Walker) which I attach. The wording makes me think that perhaps she was a Catholic, rather than a non-conformist like the rest of the family. Can anyone advise? And despite the fact that the card says 'interment at Plaistow', she isn't, in fact, buried at Plaistow cemetery, and I can't find a record ...
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Information on the 1921 Census for England & Wales

The 1921 census goes further, in genealogical terms, than the 1911 census as it should record not only the number & ages of all living children & stepchildren under 16 years of age of married men, widowers, and widows but also for children under 15 years of age, whether both parents alive, mother dead, father dead, or both parents dead.


Samples of blank census returns are also ...
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John Edward Windel-Swedish or Danish? Approx 1827

I have two possible father's names and two distinct countries for this John Edward Windel. I am trying to find his birth and details of his parents.

I was told an old family tale that the Windel family was descended from a Swedish pirate. The Swedish may be correct, but whether the family came from a pirate will have to remain a legend to entertain future generations as I have been unable to find anything ...
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