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Andy

Andy Report 20 Dec 2012 10:23

How about this one in the 1901

Arse Arthur Van 1881 Soleure Switzerland Swiss London, Islington

zenawarrior

zenawarrior Report 7 Dec 2012 19:02

hi jan
think of all the searching we will have to do by then
no not to early
VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU TOO
X ZENA

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 6 Dec 2012 18:49

That's an amazing name!

Looks like there were 2:

Name: Minniehaha Smith
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1881
Registration district: Gravesend
Inferred County: Kent
Volume: 2a
Page: 485

Name: Minnihaha Smith
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1887
Registration district: Islington
Inferred County: London
Volume: 1b
Page: 258*

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 6 Dec 2012 17:58


St George’s Gravesend has a baptism

10 Apr 1881
Minehaha child of Edwin and Sarah Smith.

Minniehaha Smith
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1881
Registration district: Gravesend
Inferred County: Kent
Volume: 2a Page: 485

With the towns’ connection to Pocahontas and with the surname Smith, may be they wanted to make sure she stood out from the crowd?

:-S

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 6 Dec 2012 16:43

HI Zena.
That's quite a mouthful isn't it! Poor bloke.
How's the family tree research coming on? No visits now to central library archives till Sept - unless you fit it in before 20th!!
Is it too early to say Happy Christmas?
Jan

zenawarrior

zenawarrior Report 6 Dec 2012 14:33

hi jan thought you might like this one. god knows were they got it from
heppesley fyderley james etchells
born 1859 wolverhampton
suprise suprise he called himself james
he's my great greatgrandmothers brother
hope your ok
zena

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 29 Nov 2012 12:48

Thanks Gins. ;-)

Andrew

Andrew Report 29 Nov 2012 11:45

The man with big nose is at a temporay settlement when they were digging a tunnel on the Settle-Carlisle railway. I guess they were a pretty rough and tough group of Navvies.

Andy

Gins

Gins Report 29 Nov 2012 10:21

Andy, I guess the people The Man with The Big Nose was living with, didnt much care for him!

A Tramp and his occupation is 'supposed out of work'

I nearly fell off my chair laughing at that one.......

Gins

Gins Report 29 Nov 2012 10:17

Excellent.....Mel, I was a bit slow on the uptake of your post

Doh ;-)

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 28 Nov 2012 23:51

Blimey Reggie, how did they come up with that one! Very Dickensian.
Jan

Reggie

Reggie Report 28 Nov 2012 23:34

I thought the following from my tree was unusual.......until now

Epenetes Wormald.....................female

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 28 Nov 2012 21:42

How about htis one then.



Name: Wayne Kerr

Inferred County: Yorkshire West Riding


JustDinosaurJill

JustDinosaurJill Report 28 Nov 2012 20:25


Surname First name(s) District Vol Page
Marriages Jun 1871 (>99%)
Jenkins Catherine Ellen Merthyr T 11a 475
Rees Richard Posthumous Merthyr T. 11a 475

Surname First name(s) Age District Vol Page
Deaths Sep 1920 (>99%)
REES Richard P 71 Merthyr T. 11a 660

Quick look on FamilySearch. Him or a child? His marriage is the only entry I could find on FreeBMD. Wonder if his was a late baptism.

name: Richard Posthumous Rees
event: Baptism
event date: 29 Jun 1880
event place: Dowlais, Glamorganshire, Wales
digital folder number: 004189905

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 28 Nov 2012 17:03

You win Andrew! Utterly wonderful.
Janx

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 28 Nov 2012 17:03

Mr Rees married in that name and his probate shows his full name.

Andrew

Andrew Report 28 Nov 2012 17:01

How about this one?

1871 England Census
about A Man with A Big Nose
Name: A Man with A Big Nose
Age: 40
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1831
Relation: On Tramp
Gender: Male
Where born: Stockport, Lancashire, England
Civil parish: Dent
Ecclesiastical parish: Cowgill
Town: Kirthwaite
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England
Registration district: Sedburgh
Sub-registration district: Dent
ED, institution, or vessel: 5
Household schedule number: 25
Piece: 4250
Folio: 47
Page Number: 5

A Man with A Big Nose 40



Andy

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 28 Nov 2012 16:58



1911 Wales Census
Name: Richard Posthumous Rees
Age in 1911: 62
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1849
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Carmarthenshire, Wales
Civil parish: Merthyr Tydfil
County/Island: Glamorgan
Country: Wales
Street Address: 24 Pant Road Dowlais
Marital Status: Widowed
Occupation: Chemis & Druggist
Registration district: Merthyr Tydfil
Registration District Number: 590
Sub-registration district: Upper Merthyr Tydfil

Richard Posthumous Rees 62
Theodocia Nicholas 4