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William Israel Shute, d. 1917, Calcutta

Is it possible to find out any information about a man who is believed to have changed his name? I'm helping friends with their family research and they have a transcript of an interview with a now-deceased member speaking about her maternal grandfather known as SHUTE. She said: 'My maternal grandfather was born in Wales. He ran away from home and went to India where he met and married my grandmother. He had changed his ...
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Lily Maud Richards b 12 Nov 1898

Lily Maud Richards was born on 12 Nov 1898 in Bedminster, Bristol her father is Thomas Healy Richards, a Stone Mason and her mother is Elizabeth Ann (nee Phipps).

She is not named on the 1901 census but Alice M Richards, age 2, is. I can’t find a birth record for Alice M or indeed any other reference to her, likewise I can’t see Lily Maud ever mentioned again.

Are these two names the same ...
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Missing baptisms and burials

I am looking for the baptisms and burials for 4 young children born to John Barnes and Margaret Riddle between 1876 and 1880 in Godalming, Surrey.

The family were resident in Godalming throughout the lives of the four children. I have the birth certificates and death certificates for all four of the children. Their siblings were all baptised at St Peter and St Paul, Godalming, where I would have expected them to have been baptised ...
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Sarah Amelia Fox

Hello
Was wondering if anyone could help me?
I’m trying to find the marriage certificate or even marriage banns between a Sarah Amelia Fox and a Thomas Sipthorpe/ Sibthorpe. I believe the marriage occurred somewhere in Middlesex between 1870 and 1876. They had 8 children and I can see on their birthday certificates that their mothers maiden name was Fox. But I simply can’t find anything related to their marriage. If anyone can help me ...
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Brick Wall - Churchill

Hi everyone. I am descended from Charles Churchill (c1771 - c1855) and Elizabeth Molton Holloway (c1771 - c1858) through their daughter Elizabeth (Betsy) Samsom (nee Churchill) I believe that Charles parents were Charles (c1739-c1790) and Johanna (Ann) Shitler (c1733-c1822). All these poeple in Dorset. I would like to get further back from Charles but have hit a dead end. Any help appreciated

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William Thomas Beddall c1865 - c1925

I am wondering if anyone can help me with a brick wall that is my great grandfather. William was born in Northchurch, Hertfordshire around 1865. I have him in the 1871 census (in St Mary, Hertfordshire) but not again until the 1911 census (in Kempston, Bedfordshire).

In between that period however he got married on 5 September 1894 in East Stonehouse, Devon to Bessie Jones who was born in Cornwall. He was 29.

I am ...
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James Hamilton

James Hamilton born 1804 in Inishmacsaint, County Fermanagh. I believe his parents to be James Hamilton of Clooncare and Elizabeth Crawford of Inishmacsaint who married in Inishmacsaint September 5, 1803.
Please can anyone provide conformation of this and information of the Hamilton family in Clooncare and before.
James (b.1804) became a Drummer Boy in the Royal Artillery in 1812 at the age of eight and served until his death in January, 1861. James was my ...
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Can you read the date and place of birth?

The date is twenty something, but what is the something and where did the birth occur?

Thanks.
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Research Logs

I am looking for ways to record what research I have done, be it successful or more importantly unsuccessful. Does anyone have any recommendations of electronic logs they use and what people actually record on their Research Logs.
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Lillie Euphemia Alice Dickson (born 28 July 1894 in Portsea)

I am looking for more details of were Lillie Euphemia Dickson was in 1901 and 1911.

I am also looking for the marriage of her mother and father and where they were in 1901 and 1911.

What I know

Lillie Euphemia Alice Dickson was born in Portsea Island on 28 July 1894. Her mother was Alice Dickson (nee Andrews) and her father was Robert Dickson who was a stoker with the Royal Navy. Lillie went ...
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