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Suicide and burial
Jane Spencer’s ancestry, which was detailed in the December 2014 issue of Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, mentions: “At the time (1777), a person who had committed suicide could not be buried in consecrated ground because it was considered a sin”. However, in my own family tree I appear to have a 4x great aunt, Elizabeth Langtry ( Langtrey) who possibly committed suicide and was buried in consecrated ground at Breamore, Hampshire, on 8 March 1786 aged 19. Against the burial entry the priest has added ‘pois’ned herself’. So far, I haven’t found any additional information that might give an insight into how this death actually occurred, but if it was suicide the parish priest was clearly happy to provide a Christian burial. Was there a legal basis under civil or canon law for generally refusing Christian burial to suicide victims?
Genealogy program query
Is anyone familiar with a genealogy program that has a function similar to the recently-discontinued The Master Genealogist, which allows custommade ‘flags’ to be created within a dataset? It is an extremely useful feature that allows easy searching and reporting on individuals by isolating only those people that fit a common criteria, e.g. Emigrated Y/ N/? (Yes, No, Don’t Know). However, I have not discovered any other software yet that seems to have such a feature. Yartin
Royal Field Artillery
I’m researching my great grandfather William John Price (born 1880) and based on Ancestry. co.uk’s pension records I have pulled together a brief timeline of his military career. In September 1902, he joined the Royal Field Artillery and after an initial ( I assume training) posting to No. 6 Depot Seaforth, he was sent to Cork and Limerick as part of 88th Battery. While he went on to fight in the First World War, I’m currently interested in finding out more about his early service in Ireland. At which barracks in Cork and Limerick was he stationed? Why was he sent there? Can anyone point me in the direction of any useful resources, as my initial trawl has not thrown up anything of interest or use. Bluecarrots
You know the hardback diaries we all buy each year to keep track of our upcoming, day-to-day events? Well, for a couple of months I’ve been looking for a nice hardback A4 diary that only has the date and month on each page e.g. 12 December or 31 July. No Mondays, Tuesdays or years etc. The intention is to enter births, marriages and deaths into it so that I can see at a glance what happened in my family history on the same day in whatever year. Is there such a product? I’ve looked on eBay and searched Google but can’t find such a thing. Warpo
Photo stamp in pocket watch
Please can you help identify this picture below? My father Edwin McEwan was orphaned as a baby in 1936 and brought up by his mother’s family in England. Her name was Edna Webster. I inherited this pocket watch when he died nearly 16 years ago. There is a ‘photo stamp’ inside and I would like to try to identify the lady from an approximate date. We are fairly sure she is one of my father’s Scottish ancestors and would love to know which one. His parents were Edwin Hunter McEwan, son of Robert Prince McEwan, both from Glasgow tinaj64
Can you help tinaj64 to identify the photo of a lady found inside a pocket watch that she inherited?