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William Lilley - where are you?

I'm trying to find out where my wife's great grandfather, WILLIAM LILLEY, was in 1851, 1861 and 1871.

He was born at Hinton Admiral, near Christchurch, Hampshire (now Dorset) in 1839 and was recorded in the village in 1841 with his parents.

He marries at Pokesdown, on the outskirts of Bournemouth in 1878 and, despite being almost 40, is described as a bachelor. His wife does have a three year old child at this time, ...
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Spanish Heraldry - HELP!

In the course of my research I have discovered a surgeon by the name of John De Lyon who was living in Jamaica during the first half of the 18th century. From the various clues in his will, he is certainly Jewish and appears to be of Spanish descent - which makes sense because Spain controlled Jamaica before the English and many Hispanic Jews were sent to Jamaica at the time of the Spanish Inquisition. ...
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John Carey

I am looking for my gr gr grandfather John Carey, born 1821? Ireland. I am trying to find out who his parents were, and his siblings. He married a girl called Mary, also born in Ireland, they had a son Patrick he was also born in Ireland. The others were born in Warringon.

But it is mainly John Carey's parents and siblings I am looking for.
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Mary Terrins

I am researching my gr grandmothers side of the family, Terrins.

My gr grandmother was Mary Terrins, born 1859, Warrington,
Her father was John Terrins.

The only address I have for them is on my gr grandparents marriage certificare, and that is 71 Mersey Street, Warrington.
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Miners and Ribbon Weavers

My ancestors seem to have been mainly miners and ribbon weavers.
I didn't really think that either occupation was that interesting, but I was wrong!
I also have a shoemaker, a couple of publicans and the odd farmer!
They all worked really hard and did a lot of hours - I try to remember the horrible conditions they would have had to put up with when I moan about my own job!
I do, however, ...
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Donnelly family of Dungloe

I am having trouble trying to find ancestors from Dungloe in Co. Donegal.
My great grandfather was William Donnelly b.1876 He had many siblings :
Connell b.1868, Ann b.1869, Mary b.1871, Patrick b.1872, Catherine b.1873, Daniel b.1875, Ellen b.1879, John b.1882 and Bridget b.1889. They were all born in Dungloe too.
Their parents were Patrick and Anne nee Campbell. They were both born abt 1846 in Dungloe.
The only iother nformation I have is that ...
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Harry Page

I am looking for information on a Harry Page. (His name is Harry not Harold)
I am not sure where he was born but he was born in abt 1894. According to his marriage certificate he married a Daisy Turner in Hove, Sussex in November of 1917. His father was called John and he was a labourer (he was still alive at the time of the marriage)

Harry was killed on the 23rd of March ...
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Latham Family in Clevedon

I am trying to find more information on the Latham family who lived in Clevedon. I can go back as far as James Francis Latham who was born around 1828 in Wiveliscombe. I know he was a shoemaker in Clevedon and some of his children helped in the business, but I would like to learn more about them. I did contact the Clevedon Historic Society, but they hadn't studied this family in particulary. Please let ...
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Most exciting moment in your research?

I have had several exciting moments in the course of my family history research in the last eighteen months, but one incident was hard to beat.

I knew very little about my mother's family as her mother died when she was born, so I started from a nil base. I managed to trace back to my mother's gg grandfather, James Burgess in Portland Dorset. I found from a census that he was a prison warder. ...
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Have You Discovered Something Unexpected In Your Research?

During your research, have you discovered a family member that you are proud of or simply found something in your investigation that was unexpected?

Did your research take you to places you'd never dreamed of?

Did you have to locate unusual records to find what you were looking for?

If so, email your discoveries to Claire Vaughan (ClaireVaughan@bbcmagazinesbristol.com) and your stories could be featured in the magazine!
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