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I note that Charles Thomas Gigg was baptised on 13 Feb 1887 at St James Norlands, Kensington. His mother is given as Hannah Sarah Gigg, of 5 Mary's Place, single: Source: Ancestry.co.uk, London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 Whenever I have a case of a mother and illegitimate child vanishing without trace, my first thought is ...


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In a presentation at USCIS, historian Marian Smith answered a similar question by going through the correspondence for the agencies involved in order to trace what happened to the records. Just as we do for a person, we can build a timeline for records and trace them from creation to archive (plus the steps in between). Questions like this can help us ...


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I did some hopefully-not-too-creepy sleuthing, but starting with your birth index record it was relatively straightforward to establish your mother's name, her marriage, and find her birth record. In the GRO Index (free account required): Turning to the 1939 Register shows your mother living with her parents in Stepney. The index shows the following people ...


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I finally found one of them, under an area I thought I'd already checked but I now find there are a huge amount of un-indexed records there. These contain re-take fragments of other records mixed in with more normal sequences of books. And my family are listed on the pages p47, p66, p126, p131 as expected from the index. I haven't found 009 yet, but I'm ...


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There are naturalisation case papers at The National Archives for an Isaac Gabriel of Woolwich dated 1882 which seem likely to be for the same man. Those should give some background about him and his birthplace/parents: Nationality and Naturalisation: Isaac Gabriel. From Russia. Resident in Woolwich.... TNA reference - HO 144/94/A13526 Naturalisation ...


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The 1881 census shows Albert and Emma Auger with their son George, living in Rotherhithe, London (see RG 11/578, f 25, p 43): The marriage register of Albert Augur to Emma Winter can be found in London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 on Ancestry.co.uk: 2 Sep 1878, Bermondsey St Paul, Surrey, after banns: Albert Augur, 35, ...


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If you use the 1841 census search page at FindMyPast and put "Kingsland Road" in the "Street" field which is the very last field then you will find yourself with a page full of results for Kingsland Road in St Leonard, Shoreditch which I think is the one you want. Further investigation finds a family that appears to match at: Archive reference: HO107 Piece ...


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The Reed in "Reed and Shaw" was Frederic/k John Reed who was admitted to the Law Society in 1840. His partner was George Ledger Shaw (d 1869). The exact address was 2 Friday Street. Their partnership (Reed and Shaw) was dissolved on 23 Sep 1845 (London Gazette, 28 Nov 1845) at the address of 59 Friday Street, with Reed taking on all responsibility for ...


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I believe L. H. M. stood for Light Horse Man. This was a rank of light-armed soldier. There are numerous references to this rank in Chelsea Hospital and its Traditions (1838). Just for your interest – a light horseman of that era would have looked something like this 1791 sketch (source British Museum): I would encourage you to browse through other pages ...


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I found one of the three (SHBG/149/013) under "Miscellaneous" of course after digging around for a while longer. I'm glad I previously noticed the LMA sticker on the 149/11 book - I knew to look for it this time. I found it made more sense to browse from the four poor law categories which have their own dedicated search pages. I came to suspect that the ...


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I'll self-answer, as I've made some progress, although not reached a complete conclusion yet. I've learned a couple of things along the way, too: 1) Ancestry's default search doesn't work the way I'd assumed - I thought it would include Soundex matching, but it doesn't. To get thorough "inexact" matching, you have to use the "exact" checkbox - rather ...


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The burials at Abney Park Cemetery have indeed been indexed, and you can view the database on the website of the Abney Park Cemetery Indexing Project, which is hosted on Rootsweb. Note that the webpage hasn't been updated since April 2001, and the counter on the homepage appears to be broken. Nevertheless, I was able to find my relatives who are buried ...


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The 1946 Electoral Register for 35 Belton Rd, Willesdon, shows the following individuals: Burt, Eva Burt, William C. Goodman, Florence M. Weston, Percy E. Florence and various other family members were at this address through the 1960s; it is worth checking every year's electoral roll. This suggests that the daughter who was the informant was Florence May ...


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Examining the time of Milly's name change is key here, so I would start with a detailed timeline. You would do well to complete this timeline going back to Milly's birth, and forward to her death, but for the purposes of this question I have only constructed a timeline just for the period around when we expect her second marriage to have occurred. It is ...


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These days, there is quite a lot already indexed for France through various sites. Often my first stop if a proper location is not known is to look at GeoPatronyme and get a feel for how common the name is and where distributed. Then Genealogie.com. This is a pay site, but with a little cleverness we can get it to give us quite a lot of info, then go look ...


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For a different London cemetery in a slightly later period I found: Brought From - The place of death; could be hospital, hospice or home address. My first thought was that Hoxton Square might be where he had been residing so I checked Land Tax Records on Ancestry.com. I found that John Smyth was living in Holywell Street (now called Shoreditch ...


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A 'real Object of Charity' was somebody who was "blameless" (or whose parents were "blameless") in spite of needing charity. The specific form of words seems to have been widely used since at least the mid 18th century. From The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803: Volume 9 dated 1811: For this reason, great care ...


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Yes, the text under "William John" is Born the 20(?)th day of October 1841 (the second digit of the date is a little unclear). The address is No 5(?) Rutland Street (again, the house number is unclear in that image). Yes, the mother's name is Lydia. You should be able to confirm the date of birth by obtaining a copy of William John Gifford's ...


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I agree with the general suggestions made by @JanMurphy, and would add this specific finding, which may or may not be your William Miller. A search of Ancestry.co.uk's UK, Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1949 reveals a William Miller who fought in the Battle of Toulouse in 1814 during the Napoleonic Wars. He was a Private in the Artillery ...


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My stock answer to the question "How can I get more information?" is usually any way you can -- especially in the case of someone with a common surname like Miller. Your problem is not simply finding more information; you also want to know, once you find a record, that the record you're looking at belongs to your William Miller, and not one of the many ...


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Using FindMyPast I was able to locate 27 Winterton Street, London (Registration District of St George in the East) in the 1901 Census and found three households living there: 21yo Philip Calinota (spelling?) and his 18yo wife Dora - Prussian Subjects 32yo Solomon Cohen, his 30yo wife Golda, and five children aged 6 months - 10 years - Roumanian Subjects ...


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I've found John Weston on the 1911 census - parish of Bentley with Arksey near Doncaster - his birthplace recorded as Birchclere Hants which matches other records. Can't see Milly so far. Hope this info may help eliminate some avenues.


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Using FindMyPast.co.uk I searched for any records with name Albert Augur (and variants) born in 1845 +/- 5 years at Bermondsey and two were found: Albert Agur is in the 1871 census living as a Lodger (aged 21, born in Surrey) in the household of George Smith at Alice Street in the parish of St Mary Magdalen Bermondsey. Albert Augur married either Louisa Ann ...


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This is a stub of an answer, since I haven't explored this collection, but based on my experience with other records on Ancestry, it might be useful to you to take the information you've given us and put it in a table or spreadsheet, starting with the archive references and mapping them to the corresponding images on Ancestry. Because of the way Ancestry ...


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These may (or may not) be three records for your grandfather. They were found by searching the free FamilySearch for anyone named Newman Rosenthal who died between 1943 and 1953. In the 1901 Census: "England and Wales Census, 1901," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9DX-9X8 : 8 April 2016), Newman Rosenthal in ...


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She cannot be the Charlotte Wood living at London, St Matthew Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England with parents Thomas and Matilda, brother Alfred and sister Emma for the 1871 Census: "England and Wales Census, 1871", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRJJ-4S6 : 14 November 2017), Charlotte Wood in entry for ...


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