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NZ probate records on FamilySearch-index and images

There is a collection on FamilySearch titled "New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1843-1998" with
Images and index for probate records from Archives New Zealand. The records were created by various courts throughout New Zealand. Although the index will contain entries up through 1998 when all images have been captured, the images for probates issued during the past 50 years are unavailable for viewing. The original records are located in the Archives New ...
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My great grandfather William Arthur Rouse was born Nov 1882 in Lambeth. Mother is Caroline Hancock, father Alexander.
Caroline married Alexander Dec 1872, fathers name Samuel Nathanael Hancock occupation bootmaker.
Thought I had her birth as Dec 1850 but father says Samuel Aveling Hancock. Occupation shoemaker.
Is this the same person or 2 very similar families?
Very confused!
Thanks for any help anyone can offer
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Service Number: 2839

Can anyone help me out please.

Charles Frederick Bowhay
Birth: 2 DEC 1867 • Blackawton, Devon, England
Death: 3 JAN 1951 • Berry Pomeroy, Devon, England

On Ancestry it shows his name on 3 Military Medal records with the same Regiment Number: 2839

On the Forces War Records site I typed in ‘2839’ and it came up with the following 2 records:

1: Charles Frederick Bowhay
Age: 40
Incident Details: Sickness, Army Order II 10/08/1917 ...
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brick wall!!!

George Arthur Noble, c1860. Married Ellen Garnham 29/01/1882, ipswich, Suffolk, he was 21. He lists his father as James Noble (deceased), basket maker on the marriage certificate. On the 1891 census he says he's listed as George A, born Braintree, Essex. 1901 census his down as Arthur Noble, born Braintree, essex. 1911 - George Arthur, Braintree, Essex. I have what i believe to be his death certificate, 14/09/1921 age 62, Ipswich, Suffolk. I can't find ...
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Carrier of Military Baggage


I was looking through the Oxfordshire Quarter Sessions this evening for some more in-depth information about my ancestors. I found that one line in particular were listed as carriers of military baggage one when he was in his 60s the other in his 30s when they were going from Thame, where they lived to Aylesbury and Buckingham. I looked up carriers of military baggage in the 1700s for more information on what they did ...
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Bowhay Family Help Please

My great great grandad Frederick Charles Bowhay was in WW1

Born: 1867 Blackawton Devon
Died: 1951 Berry Pomeroy Devon

In a local newspaper from 2013 there was a story about local people who were in WW1 and the following 2 names were mentioned:

Frederick Samuel Bowhay
Born: 1892 Blackawton Devon
Died: 1916 in the North Sea on HMS Defence

William Frederick Bowhay
Born: 1894 Plymouth Devon
Died: ??

On my Family Tree these names are ...
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6th RI Tyrawsleys

Does anyone know anything about this regiment? I've tried googling and nothing comes up. Thank you.
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Canterbury Wills

MoVidger very kindly found a will on Ancestry that is near impossible to read so I'm wondering if there is any chance of a better copy elsewhere? The original was proved by The Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The few lines that refer to my ancestor suggests she is bequeathed £20 but I can make out the Court of Chancery in the very next line so I'd like to work out what that's all about. Her ...
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The last Census?

It seems that the Chief Statistician believes that next year's Census could be the last, let's hope so, at a cost of £906 million!.
For decades statisticians have claimed there was no need for a census as information could be gathered elsewhere. The only reason I can see is for "Big Brother" reasons. It would be nice if the BBC could "fact-check" their own material ( ...
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Edward Harris c1790

I'm trying to trace the birth of Edward Harris possibly in Warwickshire.
This is what I know:
from his burial on 6 Dec 1852 age 64 in Ashow, Warwickshire he could have been b in 1788
*the 1841 census gives his age as 50, which I know could have been rounded up or down by 5 years by the enumerator but I think the census indicates that Edward was born 'outside the county' c1791
*the ...
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