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    John Henry Bastian b 1830 St Keverne

    Many thanks, Ellie, for your thoughts and suggestions. I had previously found details of Inconstant's voyages. I knew of the involvement of Inconstant in San Francisco when she came to the aid of shipping from which the crews has deserted. Apparently they had caught "gold fever". I did wonder...
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    John Henry Bastian b 1830 St Keverne

    I am posting this more in hope than expectation but I am encouraged to do so by the fine record the site has for finding answers to "impossible" questions. JHB was baptised on 17 Oct 1830 at St Keverne, Cornwall, son of John and Jane. His father died in 1832 and his mother remarried in 1835...
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    William George Cowling. Where in the world?

    Thanks, Geoff. I'll follow that through and see where it leads. Vic
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    William George Cowling. Where in the world?

    Hi Geoff. Sorry for the delayed response. I've been off line for while. I have thought about trying to pick up the paper trail but, to be honest, I have not been sure quite where to start. If you, or anyone else, can give me clue I will be grateful
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    William George Cowling. Where in the world?

    Thanks, Geoff. I had wondered if there might be evidence of an undiscovered branch of WGC's tree but apart from mention of his siblings, Henry and Rosina, I can recognise nothing of any relevance in a confusing/condused collection of material. Certainly no clue as to what happened to WGC after...
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    William George Cowling. Where in the world?

    I have just found the record of the marriage of Henry Cowling and Mary Callean in Camborne in 1763. This does not feature WGC's direct line and I am beginning to have severe doubts about the relvance/reliability of this source. Please do not spend too much time on what I fear is a lost cause.
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    William George Cowling. Where in the world?

    Hi Geoff, thanks for your response, the content of which is more than a little disappointing. I had hoped it might have given me details of a marriage, with names, date and location but that is clearly not the case. So what is the relevance of the entry, particularly if there is no detail...
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    William George Cowling. Where in the world?

    I now realise that in my previous post I failed to make clear that I was hoping someone would provide me with details of the William Geo Cowling entry on the Devore/Johnson family tree. With this information it was my intention to obtain any documentary evidence that might be available and to...
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    William George Cowling. Where in the world?

    At long last, after a decade of frustrating and fruitless searching, I think I may have found a weak spot in this particular brickwall. The Devore/Johnson Family Tree, Ohio/Michigan, published on Anc*, appears to include an entry for William Geo Cowling b 1878 Devon. As there was only one...
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    William D & Fanny BUTCHER

    In 1911 William and Fanny together in West Ealing with children Dorothy and William. Page 1, RG14. Folio 499
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    William D & Fanny BUTCHER

    From Family Search 1891. William Deane Butcher living St Leonard's Road, Clewer, Berks. Page 15, RG12, 1012/82
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    William D & Fanny BUTCHER

    From Family Search.1891 Fanny shown as visitor in household of Howard B Wans, St Margaret, Suffolk. Page32 RG12, 1472/147
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    Capt. Samuel Phelps

    Have a look at geni.com/people and search Joseph Samuel Phelps. Husband of Isabella, father of Mary Elyza, born 12 August 1828. Not stated but appears to be South Africa. Strange coincidence.
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    Capt. Samuel Phelps

    Announcement in Cape of Good Hope Government Gazette 1827 - 1- January to March. Marriage. By Special Licence. In the English Church, Cape Town, on Thursday 1 February 1827, by the Rev Geo Hough, MA, Colonial Chaplain. Mr Samuel Phelps to Miss Isabella Almond.
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    Capt. Samuel Phelps

    A Samuel Phelps was baptised in Maker, Cornwall on 19 July 1801, son of Joseph and Mary. A baptism was usually within 1/2 weeks from birth. No way of knowing if it is your man, and your calculated date of birth assumes death was exactly 30years, 7 months after birth, which must be questionable.
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    Wright or Wigg

    You can be what you choose to be! You may use any name, as long as long as it is not your intention to defraud, deceive or other illegal activity. If you decide upon an alternative name it would be wise to record your previous name along side it on legal documents, wills, etc. to remove the...
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    Info from 1871 census wanted

    Was Robert the son of John Dodd, of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, and Hannah Keene of Reading, Berkshire?
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    Info from 1871 census wanted

    This is very much a shot in the dark and you will need to inspect the original record. 1871 Emma Houghton, age 29. Born Wiltshire. In household of Mari E Handley, 30, born Ireland. St Mary Abbott, Kensington. Also Eliza Horringborn, age 23. No Place of birth. Emma Honeybone, born 1842, her...
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    Info from 1871 census wanted

    I've now found her baptism in Cricklade so that puts paid to that theory. I have found birth record of Mary Emily Sep 1874 and Minnie Victoria Sep 1876, both Higworth, mmn Honeybone, but I cannot find record for William c1873. Is it possible that Robert was previously married? I have found no...
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    Info from 1871 census wanted

    If I have the right family, in 1881 Emma describes her relationship to "Head" as "wife", but marital status as "widow". Was she previously married, and was this the reason for her delayed marriage to Robert?
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