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Naval records for 1911 HMS Royal Arthur

I’m searching for a sailor who sailed on HMS Royal Arthur in 1911. I only have his first name: Charles. I believe he was from Southampton. I’ve searched and searched but haven’t found him on Ancestry. Anyone know of any crew lists I might be able to access?
The ship arrived in Egypt in November 1911.
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Australian BIRTHS

Is there any way on line to see Australian births showing the names of the father and mother (partitularly her maiden name)
Several trees on an..try show someone who is on my tree as marrying in Australia changing his name and having several children under the new name. I want to find if this is right. The Australian marriage was bigamous and does appear to be correct no father's name was given but his mother's ...
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Simeon Fitton


I have traced back my lineage to Simeon Fitton (1703-1775), in Glodwick, Lancashire. I believe his father's name was Jonathan. I would like to be able to trace my Fitton line as far back as possible, as I know the Fittons were barons and knights and it would be nice to find a connection to them, if there is one.
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Elizabeth Gilchrist


I am trying to find some info on my great-great-great grandmother, Elizabeth Gilchrist. She married William Scott in 1838 in Jarrow, Durham and is said to have been of 'full age' at the time, which would make her at least 21 years old. However, the only Elizabeth Gilchrist who fits the bill, was born in Berwick, in 1821, which means she would only be 16. I suppose it could be possible she lied on ...
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John Graham - The Missing Years

I'm attempting to sort out a part of my tree that I have thus far avoided due to the surname - Graham! My great grandmother's oldest brother was John Graham, born 1871 at Scotby (the village)/Wetheral (the parish), Cumberland, England to William Graham (born 1830 at Wheelbarrow Hall) and Jane Bowman (born 1845 at Lazonby) who married in 1870. He is on the 1881 census at Scotby Park, Wetheral with his family but in 1891 ...
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Illegitimate children

Evening all,

I’ve just picked up my family tree again, and stumbled in to a bit of a road block.

My 2x Great Grandmother Alice Thomason nee Ball (married Robert Thomason) seems to have had at least 3 children with Robert in the space of 10 years between the 1871 census and 1881 census.

However at the 1881 census she is living back with her parents. At the next census 1891 she has had two ...
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George William Jenner


Wondering if a fresh pair of eyes can help as I am completely stumped or have I got this chap completely wrong.

George William Jenner was born 22 Oct 1873 Lowestoft Suffolk to George James Jenner and Honor Emily Jenner nee Pye. He married Alice Maud Frances Boggis Doy 04 Sep 1895, they have 4 children
Alice Maude Sarah B Sep 1896 D Feb 1914
May B Aug 1897 D Aug 1897
Florence May ...
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Why was Frances Evison in Southwark after WW1?

I’m researching my maternal grandfather line and have come across a mystery.

My great grandmother was born in Whittlesey and my great grandfather was born in Sussex. He went on to join the Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, and I have found a number of records on forces war records stating he was injured and also a ‘not yet diagnosed nervous’ during the Battle of Passchendale. Anyway, in 1919, there is a marriage banns ...
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Where in Ireland?

I have been researching my family tree for some time.My paternal GGF's origins have alluded me and I have returned to him. I am hoping that someone on the forum may have the answer.
Thomas Gavin married Mary Callan on the 3rd Sept 1875 in Lesmahagow,Lanark.
He was a shale miner.What I am struggling with is his birth details and death.
Scottish census says born Ireland.His marriage certificate says his parents were
Peter Gavin (deceased)and ...
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Frances Lilian Pollard Reynolds, Robin Reynolds

Frances Lilian Pollard was born 1 Oct 1906 in Newbury, Berkshire, the daughter of Henry Tomlin Pollard and Lilian Bessie Gough. Henry was born in Ipswich but his roots are in Lancashire. Lilian was born in Reigate, Surrey.
Frances married Robin Edmund Reynolds on 11 Jul 1936 in Tooting, Surrey in an RC Church. She added the name Josephine when she married him; I assume she had converted to Catholicism.
I have found her in ...
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