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lost relative - still looking

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BananaNaNa Report 4 Feb 2011 20:21

Just thought it needed to be revived



SylviaInCanada Report 4 Feb 2011 21:13

and who are we looking for this week?

I found Jack Grass

in Scotland

using the name Johannes Schinckenspeck



LadyKira Report 5 Feb 2011 00:10

Was he a relative of Jack straw?


SylviaInCanada Report 5 Feb 2011 01:50


he was a cousin of Marianna Weed


BananaNaNa Report 5 Feb 2011 11:25

Any relation to Johannes Pot

baptism/christening date: 1687
baptism/christening place: HOPE, DERBYSHIRE, ENGLAND
father's name: Laurentii Pot

From FSO


BananaNaNa Report 5 Feb 2011 12:45

Another interesting name to follow

Wonder if he ever considered marrying

name: Rhoda Bottom
gender: Female
baptism/christening date: 30 Jul 1865
baptism/christening place: Kent, England
father's name: Chjarles Bottom
mother's name: Fanny

From FSO

Interesting combination


Angela Report 5 Feb 2011 14:22

Excellent Tracey made my day xx Ang


lancashireAnn Report 5 Feb 2011 16:02

this is one of my favourites. It's amazing how many people were called Hartley Hartley. But I like this version

Burial: 4 Apr 1826 St James, Church Kirk, Lancashire, England
Heartly Heartly -
Age: 1yr
Abode: Cocker Brook
Buried by: D Whitle
Register: Burial 1818 - 1840, Page 118, Entry 941
Source: LDS Film 1470823


BananaNaNa Report 6 Feb 2011 12:06



SylviaInCanada Report 6 Feb 2011 18:51

anyone need 2 bits?

Name: Two Bits
Estimated birth year: abt 1782
Age: 52
Nationality: Barbadian
Gender: Male
Parish: St Peter
Colonial Dependency: Barbados
Owner Name: Edward L Hinds
Record Date: Mar 1834


LadyKira Report 6 Feb 2011 21:35

OH needs a haircut.

came across somone the other day with middle name white grapes.
i forgot where it was though.


BananaNaNa Report 7 Feb 2011 16:39



SylviaInCanada Report 22 Feb 2011 00:06

and again


Lynn Report 22 Feb 2011 09:18

Love this thread, thank you all:))) very entertaining.


WayneTracey Report 26 Feb 2011 12:38

I've had some new information come through about Ms Haystack.

Now then i have been told that she maybe from a place called Bedlam Bottom, all i can give you on this is what Google tells me and that the place is in Hampshire?

So i need to establish if there really is such a place and if Ms Haystack really was lost in Bedlam?

If she is in Bedlam where does that leave Norman?

A frustrated Tracey xx


LadyKira Report 26 Feb 2011 13:39

It is also an exposed area probably prone to freezing in winter.


Dea Report 26 Feb 2011 13:47

I once had to search for the name 'Fish Fish' and it seems there are 7 on 1841, 9 on 1851 and 8 on 1861 - all came from Lancashire, I weem to remember!!

Thought it was very strange at the time, but they ARE there!

Dea x


Dea Report 26 Feb 2011 13:59

My mum had a work colleague called Ben Dover !!

Dea x


lancashireAnn Report 26 Feb 2011 14:25

on the subject of Dea's Fish Fish names

this is one of them with a good name for father

Baptisms: 1 Jul 1806 Lower Chapel Independent, Darwen, Lancashire, England
Fish Fish - Son of Burgoyne Fish & Ann
Born: 4 May 1806
Abode: Chapels

and a lot of fishes in these two

Baptisms: 30 Mar 1824 Lower Chapel Independent, Over Darwen, Lancashire, England
Fish Fish - Son of Thomas Fish & Betty (formerly Fish)
Born: 18 Feb 1824
Abode: Chapels Over Darwen Blackburn

Baptisms: 25 Aug 1833 Lower Chapel Independent, Over Darwen, Lancashire, England
Fish Fish - Son of John Fish & Mary (formerly Fish)
Born: 9 May 1833
Abode: Over Darwen Blackburn

I wonder if (being Lancashire) there is a 'Chips Fish' anywhere?


Dea Report 26 Feb 2011 14:33

Interestingly, LancashireAnn

LOTS of results for 'Chip Fish' - I assumed most of them would be American but
there are several of them in the UK also:

Search for Chip Fish:

1,000 U.S. City Directories
238 Rhode Island City Directories
181 Massachusetts City Directories
73 U.K., City and County Directories, 1600s-1900s
49 New Hampshire City Directories

Dea Xxx