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Does anyone else have Eli Brooks in their family tree? He was born in Milford-on-Sea near Lymington to John and Elizabeth Brooks in 1818. I’ve discovered he was convicted of stealing some ducks in 1832 and sentenced to seven years’ transportation to Australia. He spent some time on the prison hulks Hardy, York and Euryalus before setting out for Australia aboard the Lord Lyndoch in 1833. He received his certificate of freedom in 1839 but I have been unable to find any trace of him after that time.
Two of his sisters placed adverts in some Australian newspapers in 1891-2 asking for news about him. They say in those adverts that they last heard of him being in the Swan River area, but they don’t say when this was.
If anyone could shed light on what may have happened to Eli I’d be immensely grateful. princess treacle
Birkenhead Workhouse bit.ly/1Bfvk3R I am searching for my ancestor Charles Dunbar, who was born in Ireland in 1821.
He came to Birkenhead, Cheshire, as a stonemason. His wife was called Mary and they had a son Joseph, and they lived in Byrom Street. He helped build a workhouse in Birkenhead and died there as a destitute.
I am not able to find this information on any census forms. RozBanks
Guinness Buildings, Newington bit.ly/1Gb0aWM Does anyone have any information, history or pictures of the Guinness Buildings, Brandon Street, Newington?
I understand that they are not there now. A member of my family tree lived in number 67. They were the Bridgeman family and this address comes from the 1901 census. A1H
Fathers with different surnames bit.ly/1JV3Xxb I have some ancestors who were married in 1844 in Bristol, namely John Webb and Eliza Clissold. I have the certificate, which states their fathers were John Glead and Thomas Coleman respectively. Why would this be?
I have looked in the 1841 census for both and found there was an Eliza Clissold (aged 15) living with a Richard Clissold (aged 25) but no parents.
I assume they were brother and sister, but I have also searched the census for their fathers to see if either Webb or Clissold were with the family but have come to a brick wall. Am I missing something in my research? Robat
Any idea when this was taken? bit.ly/1GJN09P Could anyone offer any insight as to when this photograph (above) may have been taken? philippereynolds I think this was taken in the very late Victorian or early Edwardian era – around the turn of the 1900s and before the First World War. The clothes are not as ‘modern’ as those worn after the war and early-1920s. I am thinking it was taken in the UK but if it was taken in another country there could be some differences. brunes08 Thanks. It’s definitely the UK. With the suggestion of it being late-Victorian/ early-Edwardian means the baby could be either my grandmother or my grand aunt. Philippereynolds
Can you help forum user philippereynolds to put a date to this photograph?