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We have a theatrical family that was previously unknown to us!

Ruth Jezard part of this family performed with Jessie Almer, relative of Samantha Womack in this post.

Please help find Eliza Priscilla Thrasher born 1869 London after 1891
her daughter is Violet Alice Louise Jezard, born out of wedlock
Eliza is found with her family in the 1891 census ...

Occupation Section - Crossed Out

I’m looking at a 1901 Census. What does it mean when the entire occupation section is crossed out?
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1939 register have death certificate but the record is locke


This is my first post so here goes!

Eric Frank Endersby was born in 1924, Brentford, Middlesex and died 26 Sep 1941 also Brentford, Middlesex and the residence address shown is that of his parents.

I have a copy of his death certificate but I can't find his record on 1939 census although his parents and elder brother are. There are 2 blacked out entries however. my problem is that there were 9 children ...
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Looking to trace natural grandparents and beyond

I am looking to trace my natural grandparents and the rest of my ancestors of possible.

My mother was given up for adoption at birth by her parents who were too young to care for her, the adoptees were friends of their families and could not have children of their own.

My natural grandparents details are as follows ( the writing from the photo is quite difficult to read )

John Mcinnes - Engine Greaser ...
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India death certificates information , GRO ?

Does anyone know where I can find and buy a death certificate for an ancestor who died in Lahore , India in 1894

He was a Staff Sergeant in the Royal Artillery

Would the GRO in England have them or The National Archives ..?

Image enclosed

Thank you


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Missing burials

I am trying to track down the burials of some distant relatives. In particular:

John DANIELS/DANIELLS/DANIEL (87), d 22 Dec 1902 @ Hackney

Mary Ann WRIGHT (77), d 07 Jan 1899 @ Maida Vale, Paddington

Thomas DANIELS/DANIELLS/DANIEL (67), d 14 May 1896 @ Edmonton

Ann POWELL (69), d 24 Nov 1902 @ Willesden

Sarah WRIGHT (87), d 19 May 1923 @ Norwood

I would welcome any help with finding where they were laid to rest.
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Brick Wall , Richard Wrenn / Susan Wrenn after marriage

I cannot find any more details of Richard Wrenn ( born 1856 ) who married Susan Warren in 1879 in Weedon , Northampton
Richard was 22
Susan was 19

They are on the 1881 census but cannot find either of them on 1891, 1901 , 1911 censuses....?

Any information very much appreciated

Thank you

Images enclosed of marriage and 1881 census

( You will have to tap on the images to make them bigger ...
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Why Pauper?

I’m wondering if anyone can shed light on this entry for my g-g-grandmother Flora’s death in Ardnamurchan, Argyll In 1880.
It shows that she was married to Donald McDonald, Ploughman who was still alive and relatively young at the time of her death. But under her name entry on the death register it says Pauper. Does this mean that they were not together and she had been in receipt of Poor relief? Is this unusual ...
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1841 Census

Can anyone read the following entry from the 1841 census. The reference is HO107 654 23 30 39.

There appear to be 5 people living at the address in King Street. I am not clear about some of the names - Ancestry and FMP seem to disagree.

I am particularly interested in the section on employment. Can anyone make out what factory Mary is working at?
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Francis Family 1861 Census

Trying to find the following Francis family on 1861 census. 1851 has them living in Rusper Sussex John aged 20, Susanna 24, James 6, Henry 3, Mary A 1 . 1871 has them in Speldhurst Kent with children John,Harriett,Ellen,Frederick,Robert and Thomas. Tried variant spellings of surname but no luck on Ancestry. Any help as always appreciated.
Thank you.
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