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Recent content by Andrew193

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    Perculier addition on Baptism Reg

    Thanks emeltee that makes perfect sense.
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    Perculier addition on Baptism Reg

    Well, That's interesting. Was it a common thing as I've never come across this before and why would that happen?
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    Perculier addition on Baptism Reg

    I have a baptism reg sheet with the date of baptism given as 29th November 1874 but in the margin is written: "Privately received 22nd April 1877". I've never encountered this before and wondered why this had been added and the 3-year difference?
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    3rd South Midlands Brigade RFA

    I have managed to find his medal roll and he did in actual fact serve with the 3rd.... for about 10 months before being discharged as "medically unfit...." which is the same reason he was discharged during WW2.!!! Unfortunately, there's no service record available that I can find so perhaps...
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    3rd South Midlands Brigade RFA

    I've been looking into the history of the 3rd....., as much as you can, and also as he was a thespian what he was doing during the war and I can't see how he was in the 3rd... as during WW1 he was also appearing on the stage in various productions. So was he "fibbing" on his Oz service papers...
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    3rd South Midlands Brigade RFA

    Thanks Bootzy that is him and yes I've seen and read the "online" stuff on him, a very interesting character who would have been my great great uncle.
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    3rd South Midlands Brigade RFA

    Thanks Ellie7 but I don't think this is him as the surname is FURNESS and not FURNISS.
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    3rd South Midlands Brigade RFA

    I'm looking for details on William Henry Paul Furniss (usually known as Paul) who was born on 19th September 1890 in Southport and apparently served with the above during WW1. These details are taken from his Australian discharge papers under who he attempted to join during WW2. He emigrated and...
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    Possible Divorce

    Lawrence Furniss (B1882 D 1969) married Nanette Goode (B 1884 Tamworth Staffs D 1964 Los Angeles) in 1911 in London. He then went on to marry Amelia Behrens in 1924 again in Los Angeles. I'm presuming that they divorced in the USA so is there a record of this in the US?
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    Using an assumed surname on the census

    So lets see if I've got this right. Child A becomes an orphan and is taken in by Person B to look after as there's no one else. Person C comes along and says, look I'll take her off your hand and bring her up as one of my own, taking my surname and she can learn the circus business and that was...
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    Using an assumed surname on the census

    She was aged 10 years old in 1881 and eventually became part of the act. To my knowledge, and I may be wrong, she wasn't related to any of the troop although this is possible and I will look into this. My main question was is it legal for all the "family" to use what is in essence an assumed...
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    Using an assumed surname on the census

    My great grandmother lost both her parents aged around 6/7 years old when they lived in Keighley. She, somehow, ends up in a circus family listed on the 1881 census as the daughter of, presumably, the head of the family even though there is no apparent link to this family. All the performers...
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    Edwin Gorrill in Germany

    Edwin Gorrill B 10/2/1892 in Sheffield. After serving in WW1 he stayed on in Germany, abandoning his wife/child, and started a new life. I have his German records from 1939 registering him as a foreign individual and have information that he lived till 1965 and also had another family. I...
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    Mitchell Eccles in the USA?

    I was seeking info on Mitchell some years ago, without success, but wonder in the intervening years whether more records are forthcoming. "Mitchell" was born John William Eccles in 1894 in Preston but changed his name just prior to emigrating to Vancouver Canada in 1920. In 1921 he abandons his...
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    Mothers name??

    I have seen a document, from the 1700's, that lists the persons parents and I can make out the father name (Geo(orge)) but the mother's name looks like "emtt". Any idea what this could be?
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