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Recent content by dsample

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    James SAMPLE, Paisley

    Re: James SAMPLE I hadn't seen that Newcastle birth for James, so now I should remove the Paisley James and work on the Newcastle James instead... thanks, great news, even if it doesn't get me a kilt :rolleyes:
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    James SAMPLE, Paisley

    The 1871 census says Blacksmith, with the 1881 census saying Ironplate Roller.
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    James SAMPLE, Paisley

    IKWYM. I might have drawn the wrong conclusion from the military record, which is why I started putting the tree in from scratch, to see what made me jump to that conclusion. The main source I'm working from as a starting point is Christopher SAMPLE in the 1871 Census, with parents James and...
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    James SAMPLE, Paisley

    That's worrying me a bit too, the only thing I can think so far is that because of his discharge location being Blackburn, maybe he didn't go back to Scotland? Working backwards it was the only connection I could find on FMP that was feasible, given his age and census data for the rest of the...
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    James SAMPLE, Paisley

    Which site did you find that one, and how do use the reference in a search? I'm new at this :confused:
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    James SAMPLE, Paisley

    Just found a plausible match for James' birth: name: James Sempel gender: Male baptism/christening place: , KILMARNOCK, AYR, SCOTLAND birth date: 18 Jun 1823 birthplace: , Kilmarnock, Ayr, Scotland father's name: William Sempel mother's name: Elizabeth Neil indexing project (batch) number...
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    James SAMPLE, Paisley

    That came up on FamilySearch: groom's name: James Sample bride's name: Mary Young marriage date: 24 Dec 1849 marriage place: All Saints, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England groom's father's name: William Sample bride's father's name: Edward Young indexing project (batch) number...
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    James SAMPLE, Paisley

    Ah, maybe I missed out the bit in this thread where he moves to Newcastle, after his military service, at least that's what I've found: Piece: 2407 Folio: 653 Page: 28 Registration District: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Civil Parish: All Saints Municipal Borough: Address: 3, Cocks Chare, All...
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    A southerner searching for northern roots

    My parents live just down the road from TP, running the large gift & ice-cream shop :)
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    James SAMPLE, Paisley

    Yep, I'm hoping to track down a change of name from SAMPLE to SEMPLE or similar variation, I've seen quite a few different spellings, James SAMPLE is the earliest relative I've traced so far, and now it's gone across the border to Scotland I'm struggling to find online sources, apart from the...
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    James SAMPLE, Paisley

    Thanks, I hadn't heard of that site, but it seems to be pretty good. They seem to take their data from FindMyPast, so I guess I might have already viewed at least some of these documents, I'll have to cross-reference and double-check that I've got the right ancestor too, since there are a few...
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    A southerner searching for northern roots

    Posted my first question, let me know whether it's missing any vital details or just poor form... it's not obvious what the proper form of a question should be.
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    James SAMPLE, Paisley

    This is my first proper post, so I hope I'm phrasing this in the right way (please correct me if the details/questions poor). I've traced my family back until a military discharge certificate for James Sample dated 26-7-1842 (for medical reasons), and I'd like to know more about him, but I...
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    A southerner searching for northern roots

    Hi, my name's Duncan, currently living near Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire, but originally from Littlehampton on the south coast of West Sussex. I moved up to Cambridgeshire for university and, thanks to friends, have lived here since. My mum's side of the family (Latter) seem to have been on the...
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