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by arthurk
Mon May 27, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Last hours of a single gentleman.
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Last hours of a single gentleman.

Surely the use of the word "minbus" gives this away as a spoof. If they had used a period name such as Hansom, Hackney, Growler or whatever the Scots versions of thee time might have been, then it would have certainly looked more genuine That was my first thought too, but then I had a look in the O...
by arthurk
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Robert Britton & Elizabeth Porter - What Happened to Them?
Replies: 11
Views: 249

Re: Robert Britton & Elizabeth Porter - What Happened to Them?

Paisley Poor Law records are also online:

https://libcat.renfrewshire.gov.uk/igua ... rl=PoorLaw

(I haven't checked them for the couple in question here.)
by arthurk
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accessing English records
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Accessing English records

I meant to say that English certificates are more or less identical in content to Irish ones, which you may be familiar with. (I've a feeling there may be a minor difference somewhere, but I can't remember it at present.) I've also found the relevant FAQ on the GRO site, which includes examples of w...
by arthurk
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accessing English records
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: Accessing English records

Hi Rosie On an English death certificate you wouldn't normally see the names of the person's parents unless it was a child who had died, and then probably only the father. A woman would be shown as wife/widow of xxx, if that applied and if the informant knew that information; in very recent times, a...
by arthurk
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: OPRs and others
Topic: Help with some handwriting
Replies: 3
Views: 676

Re: Help with some handwriting

I reckon you're almost there. I've replaced your [...] with my interpretations in bold . Received from said Robert Low 45d sterling viz for 10 weeks schooling about 7 years ago, & 6 weeks ditto, when a boy immediately before going to the weaver trade viz twixt the new year & candlemass Interesting -...
by arthurk
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: England
Topic: Honoria Whitehall DOB 5 9 1915 Hemswoth West Yorkshire
Replies: 3
Views: 1011

Re: Honoria Whitehall DOB 5 9 1915 Hemswoth West Yorkshire

There's a burial record in Hemsworth Cemetery on 19 July 1973, but the exact date of death isn't given. The entry does give her age and the place of death. The register can be seen at http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/residents/libraries-and-local-history/local-and-family-history/genealogy-searches - sele...
by arthurk
Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photo Question - All the same man ?
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Re: Photo Question - All the same man ?

My initial feeling with these is that the third photo is probably not the same person. I agree there is some resemblance, but: 1. The man in the third photo has a very prominent right ear, which I think might be big enough to show in the other photos, if it was there. 2. The line of the mouth (a sli...
by arthurk
Fri May 22, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: SP Questions and Answers
Topic: watercolour
Replies: 7
Views: 1158

Re: watercolour

I thought it might be H Bruford - but my searches for that came to nothing.

Arthur
by arthurk
Sun May 17, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: England
Topic: in care
Replies: 5
Views: 820

Re: in care

Bristol was also home to the Muller orphanages - see http://mullers.org/ George Muller himself died in 1898, but the organisation he founded is still going.

Arthur