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According to a report in the Bucks Herald, dated 2 May 1947, a relative of mine and three others were imprisoned for four years after pleading guilty to breaking into a “lonely house” in High Wycombe on 15 February 1947.
They stole a safe, £980 in cash and other articles to a total value of £1,020. The other three men were Joseph Christopher Berry (aged 24) of Shrewsbury Road, Carshalton; Peter Henry John Roth-Watts (aged 23) of Queen’s Road, Peckham; and Percy Richard Smith, alias Charles Richard Cann (aged 20) of Eden Grove, Holloway. How do I find records of the trial and their subsequent imprisonment? I haven’t even located where the trial took place! should be and the other appears with her parents. I am not sure which ancestor is the correct one. Her name is Catherine Adams and she was born in 1831. Her husband’s name was James Fitton. He was born in 1829. The census in question is 1851. Her father’s name was John Adams. He was a butcher and they lived in Salford, Lancashire.
Incidentally, I cannot find Catherine on the 1841 census. plf99 Tracing family in Iran bit.ly/1JdwHgI I am trying to find out more about my grandfather, James Hamilton. He was born in about 1875 in Esfahan, Iran, to James Hamilton and Mary. We believe Mary to have been an Armenian Christian. Both James Hamiltons were in the Royal Engineers. I have a little information on James junior in the Royal Engineers but not his father. James junior worked for the Indo-European Telegraph Department.
He spent several years living on a French legation in Iran and his first daughter was born there. I would like to know how to find out about this part of my family as I feel that I have hit a brick wall. Roni Royal Navy deserter, 1918 bit.ly/1HoXWqP My grandfather deserted the HMS Hyacinth in March 1918 at Simons Town, South Africa, and joined the South African Scottish Regiment (South African Overseas Expeditionary Forces). His service record has these details as well as saying a ‘certificate’ was issued in October 1918. Why would the Royal Navy not pursue him as a deserter and what was the certificate? Can anyone answer these questions, or point me in the right direction to find out more please? LMK Gun recognition bit.ly/1JdwSZx Can anyone identify the gun held by my grandfather in this photograph (below). He was born in 1881. It is believed the gun was owned by his father, who travelled to America in the late-19th century. He may have been there for the Yukon Gold Rush or needed it in rough townships. Could he have brought this back with him from America, or is it a solid, Britishstyle gun used in mining areas of South Wales? Alan.Lonslow.25206