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I have found the names of my great grandparents on my grandfather’s birth certificate: John Thomas Harris and Emily Elizabeth Allen. The only marriage I can find is in 1913. On the 1911 census they put that they were married nine years, both 34 and with four children. My grandfather was born in 1922 at 16 Rock Avenue (making Emily 45 when she was a mother for the last time, if the census is correct). The 1920s and 1930s electoral registers show John Thomas on his own at 34 Rock Avenue but no mention of Emily. His death certificate was January 1930 and he was back at 16 Rock Avenue (Emily was present), yet he is on the electoral roll in 1931 at 34 Rock Avenue. Their 1913 marriage certificate shows Emily’s father as Jesse Allen. The only Emily Allen with a father called Jesse is born in 1880 (the age does not match the census or the marriage certificate!).
This brick wall has been there for a few years now and I can’t see over it – which bit of evidence is wrong? None of it matches up. Another pair of eyes on this would be gratefully appreciated – you would not believe how much! Melmoore22 Unknown regiment bit.ly/1JCoMJH There is a real mystery in my family about my great grandfather who fought in the First World War. My grandfather always insisted he fought with the Enniskillen Fusiliers. However, having contacted them, there was no record of a Daniel Mallon. My great grandfather came from the Airdrie/ Coatbridge area of Scotland. I have uploaded a photo taken of him during the war (shown below right) but it doesn’t give any details. He was presumed dead as he was taken PoW in Russia, but there is no evidence of his time in the war. JPM90 Scandinavian ancestors bit.ly/1L3PVKT How do I find my Scandinavian ancestors? I have both Norwegian and Danish ancestors. Can someone please point me in the right direction in terms of websites etc? Ozsheila Transported ancestor bit.ly/1WxMv74 I think my 5x great grandmother was transported to Australia! My 4x great grandmother, Martha Bracher, was baptised in Stourton in 1783 to parents George and Mary. My exciting moment was discovering a record on Ancestry from the Wiltshire Quarter Sessions records of July 1806 (HO27 piece 2, page 202), which records a case of larceny. It notes George and Martha Bracher being “discharged (no bill)” but Mary was sentenced to “transportation, seven years”. Given the family was parents George and Mary plus daughter Martha, I’m assuming this is my family.
A Google search has given me the following: Mary Bracher left Falmouth on 11 January 1807 on the
There were 113 female inmates and four male inmates on board. The ship arrived in Sydney on 8 June 1807.
From this point on I don’t know what to look at. Did she stay in Australia or return to England? I note that the sentence was seven years, but would she have been able to return home? I recall in Anne Reid’s episode of
it said convicts had to pay their way and rarely returned.
This is uncharted territory for me, so any assistance given would be gratefully received! JaneyH
Daniel Mallon in his uniform with his brother in 1915