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    Bland

    Thanks very much for your input Geoff - I have checked the Salford census record for James and family, and as you suggested for the witness of the marriage record, there was a family living next door with the surname Johnson. Whilst it wasn't listing Robert, it does seem to confirm that he had...
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    Bland

    Thanks for looking Dave - I too have come up with your suggestions, however, the family names dont seem to link up to my James somehow. The marriage entry is deeply buried, but I'm sure it is correct. Shelagh
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    Bland

    Sorry Dave, I have no idea. The marriage record that I discovered is an image of a book entry, with no information on parents. Its shows a marriage between him and May Robinson, which tally's with a births certs for two of the youngest children, after 1837, so I'm sure its correct. The...
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    Bland

    Would really appreciate some help with this one. Its a birth record for a James Bland born abt 1805. On four consecutive census records, all in the Salford/Manchester area, he puts his place of birth as Garstang. His dob always remains consistant, as with his occupation (engraver to Calico...
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    1851 Birth Record

    Thank you Trace for that information. GRO do have it recorded, so I'll order it Again, many thanks Shelagh
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    1851 Birth Record

    Please could anyone advise, if a record of an 1851 birth would include the mother's maiden name. Any help would be appreciated Shelagh
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    War Grave Commission

    Can't thank you enough Dave. I did see the 'Ringway' one but was unsure at that point. You have really helped get me underway now. I will sit and digest it all and list in order and then carry on from there. I owe you one Dave - thank you again Shelagh
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    War Grave Commission

    Thanks so much for that Dave, that is William. I haven't seen that before. I had heard it said that he was killed by a sniper, but didn't know where it had come from. Like you say, his father was probably George John or John George. I feel sure the record I found last night in the Salford...
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    War Grave Commission

    Hi Gortonboy/Simon, His name is William Burgess born around 1888. The CWGC have his parents as showing as John and Ann, of Cambridge Place Salford. However, on his marriage certificate he has put his father as George. On census forms there is a John and Ann Burgess living in Cambridge...
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    War Grave Commission

    Hi, I have a Grandfather who died in 1915 at Gallipoli. Would anyone know if the War Grave Commission would have his date of birth. They have his death details recorded, but it's his dob I am after as I have no way of moving forward without it. Thanks Shelagh
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    Redgrave 1891

    Thanks for your confirmation of what I thought Dave. It is looking more and more likely that James and Margaret were never actually married. Shelagh
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    Redgrave 1891

    Back in 2012 I received a lot of help regarding my family, however no one was ever able to throw any light on my G.Grand father James Redgrave. On the 1891 census, he is showing as 31 and originating from London area – he was living with his wife Maggie and two daughters, Maggie and Jessie (my...
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    Common graves

    Thanks for you reply Ian. If I get the opportunity, I will have a word with the 'people' who would know. Thanks again Shelagh
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    Common graves

    Hi, Having found out that my GG was buried in a Common Grave, could anyone advise if this type of burial was paid for, in total, by the local authority, or just the plot, with the family paying for the burial. I am also curious to know if the family would have attended such burials. Any...
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    Burial Information

    Thanks Steve, will give them a go
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