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Doe/Green­field fam­ily of Lin­colnshire bit.ly/maria-lincs

I would love for these two pho­to­graphs

(right) to be of the same per­son, but

I’m not at all sure.

I would date the first as late 1870s and the sec­ond around 1895.

If I’m cor­rect, the per­son would be Maria Green­field née Doe. I don’t have the orig­i­nal images and these are the best copies I have.

I think I can see some sim­i­lar­i­ties be­tween the eye­brows and ears, but the eyes could be a dif­fer­ent colour. Sin­gle­ton1922

Lil­lie Euphemia Alice Dick­son bit.ly/euphemia

I am look­ing for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about Lil­lie Euphemia Alice Dick­son.

All I know is that she was born on Port­sea Is­land on 28 July 1894, and that her mother was Alice Dick­son (née An­drews) and her fa­ther was Robert Dick­son, a stoker with the Royal Navy. Lil­lie went by the name Alice and mar­ried Thomas Alves in Portsmouth, 1919.

Can any­one tell me where Lil­lie was liv­ing in 1901 and 1911, and where her par­ents were mar­ried? Eleanor­samwell­chow

What hap­pened to James Daniel Gar­wood? bit.ly/jd-gar­wood

James Daniel Gar­wood was born on 9 Oc­to­ber 1856 in Hawke­don, Suf­folk.

He was bap­tised on 9 Novem­ber 1856 at St Mary’s Church, Hawke­don, and his par­ents were James Gar­wood and Har­riet Gar­wood (née Ram­pling). He is on the 1861 cen­sus, shown as liv­ing with his par­ents, but not present in 1871.

Can any­one help me find out when he died?


Bap­tism query bit.ly/kat-bap­tism

I’ve just found a Catholic bap­tism in which the god­mother was the wid­owed head of house­hold at the ad­dress where the baby was born.

They don’t have the same sur­name and don’t ap­pear to­gether on a cen­sus, but should I as­sume there could be a fam­ily con­nec­tion and re­search ac­cord­ingly? Or would that be read­ing too much into the choice of god­mother? katakuri

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Pri­vate Henry Johnson, Ma­chine Gun Corps (119732) bit.ly/pvt-johnson

A friend has asked me to find out ev­ery­thing I can about Pri­vate Henry Johnson of the Ma­chine Gun Corps (119732) dur­ing the First World War.

He has the Bi­ble that was pre­sented to him by the Na­tional Bi­ble So­ci­ety of Scot­land and would like to know if he is re­lated to him or to find those that are.

His ser­vice records were prob­a­bly de­stroyed dur­ing the Sec­ond World War, and so far all I have been able to find is his medal card.

Does any­one have any sug­ges­tions? jan­ice52

Math­e­mat­i­cal in­stru­ment mak­ers bit.ly/math-inst

Could any­one ad­vise me as to whether math­e­mat­i­cal in­stru­ment mak­ers were well paid, rel­a­tive to other occupations? I have an an­ces­tor who was em­ployed as one for al­most 40 years at the Buck­ing­ham Works in York, yet the fam­ily seems to have lived in poor ar­eas of the city and he was buried in a pau­per’s grave.

Thanks to any­one who can help me.


Sin­gle­ton1922 is won­der­ing if the same woman fea­tures in both these pho­to­graphs

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