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VRI Lookups - can I help?

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Katie Report 15 Oct 2003 23:05

Thanks for trying! Sorry to have put you to that trouble for nothing! -Kat


CelticShiv Report 15 Oct 2003 23:09

what date do the VRI go up to Report 16 Oct 2003 00:20

thank you, Penelope for your time! and helping others! Jennifer


Vanessa Report 16 Oct 2003 07:55

Never mind, Penny. thanks very much for taking the time to look.


Shirley Report 16 Oct 2003 11:39

Just came across your offer and if it is possible could you look up a marriage between John Abbott of Lambeth to a Mary Ann of Southwark about 1866/68. I do not have an addressThanks Shirley


Jane Report 16 Oct 2003 13:24

Hi Penelope, I bet you're rueing the day you posted your kind offer judging by the response! Please could you do some look ups on the Devon 1851 census for me? They are two married couples - Thomas and Mary Abbott in Seaton and Beer, and Jonathan and Susannah Marshall in Uplyme. Both couples could be aged anything between 70 and 90! Knowing my lot they will have popped their clogs long ago but it's worth a try! If they are living with anyone else would you be able to let me know? Thanks ever so, Jane


Michele Report 16 Oct 2003 13:39

Hi If you are not too overwhelmed with requests by now would you be able to look up a birth and marriage for Millis Coventry (my gt gt grandfather) please. Born either 1800/01 parents Michael Millis Coventry and Elizabeth Coventry(unknown maiden name) London/Surrey Married in London/Surrey in 1820's to an Elizabeth maiden name also unknown. Other previous family wedding (Millis's grandparents) was held at St Botolph's without Aldersgate. I hope this is enough info for you. Much appreciated Michele in Surrey


Unknown Report 16 Oct 2003 15:13

Hi Penny, thanks for the look up. I don't think my James Shaw is amongst the ones you sent. His age has been pretty consistant through the census. A big thanks though. Best wishes, Jo.


Valerie Report 16 Oct 2003 16:18

If you don't mind, please can you tell me what info. VRI can supply? Thanks, Valerie.


Cazziemc Report 16 Oct 2003 16:32

Hello Penny Could you possibly look for a birth for me? I am hoping to find David Albert Hargreaves birth to Thomas Hargreaves around about 1832 and maybe in Manchester. I would love to know who is mother was. Thanks, Carol.


Unknown Report 16 Oct 2003 16:51

Hi Penny, if you dont mind would you try and do another look up for me. Trying to go down a different route. A marriage between James Shaw and Sarah Parkes please. I haven't been able to find it so far. James birth, c1842 and Sarahs c1844 so probably around 1860 onwards. I think Sarah may have died between 1881 and 1891 because she is not on 1891 census and James is down as widow. Fingers crossed for something! Thanks, Jo


JillyWilly Report 16 Oct 2003 16:56

Hi Penny Only if you have the time to squeeze me in,could you find- Marriage of Richard Ackland born inGreat torrington Devon to Mary A. ???? born in Devonport,both born around 1828. Also their daughter Mary Jane Ackland birth in Plymouth about 1861. They were all in Bristol living in 1881 census. Many thanks Jill


Bernard Report 16 Oct 2003 17:52

Hi penelope. If you have the time could you see can you find a CATHERINE GRIBBIN/GRIBBON. I found out she lived in burlington street in liverpool 3 Catherine gribbin/bon was born around 1881 not sure if in co wexford in ireland or liverpool if that is of any help.Thank You. Regards bernie


Penelope Report 16 Oct 2003 19:32

Siobhan The VRI can cover from 1500 to the latest I've seen was 1904. It is a very sketchy covering in some counties, others quite good. Certainly not all are listed - very hit and miss I'm afraid. Penny


Penelope Report 16 Oct 2003 19:35

Hi Shirley ABBOTT, John Marriage Wife: Mary Ann PENNEY Marriage Date: 26 Sep 1871 Recorded in: Southampton, Hampshire, England Collection: Holy Trinity Husband's Father: Thomas ABBOTT Wife's Father: James HUNT Source: FHL Film 1041746 Dates: 1848 - 1875 Possible?


Penelope Report 16 Oct 2003 19:41

Deborah The only one in Newcastle ROBINSON, John Christening Gender: Male Christening Date: 13 May 1832 Recorded in: Newcastle-under-Lyne, Staffordshire, England Collection: St Giles Father: Thomas ROBINSON Mother: Arabella Source: FHL Film 1040774 Dates: 1789 - 1846 Nothing at all on the marriage side Penny COURTNEY, Elizabeth Christening Gender: Female Christening Date: 14 Dec 1851 Recorded in: Upper Sapey, Herefordshire, England Father: Thomas COURTNEY Mother: Elizabeth Source: FHL Film 1594774 Dates: 1683 - 1884 COURTENAY, Elizabeth Christening Gender: Female Christening Date: 20 Jul 1851 Recorded in: Sydling, Dorset, England Collection: St Nicholas Father: Francis COURTENAY Mother: Esther Source: FHL Film 1239249 Dates: 1851 - 1860


Penelope Report 16 Oct 2003 19:49

Jane Name Relationship Mar Age Sex Occupation Birthplace Thomas ABBOTT Head M 46 M Ag Lab Beer-DEV Maria ABBOTT Wife M 44 F Lace Maker Beer-DEV Ann ABBOTT Daur U 21 F Lace Maker Beer-DEV Mary ABBOTT Daur U 19 F Lace Maker Beer-DEV Address: Short Hill, Beer Census Place: Seaton & Beer Axminster, Devonshire PRO Reference: HO/107/1862 Folio: 715 Page: 28 FHL Film: 0221010 Name Relationship Mar Age Sex Occupation Birthplace John MARSHALL Head M 40 M Farmer of 9 Acres Uplyme-DEV Mary MARSHALL Wife M 41 F --- Whitestone-DEV Jonathan MARSHALL Son - 3 M --- Uplyme-DEV William MARSHALL Son - 8m M --- Uplyme-DEV Charlotte GAY Serv - 15 F House Servant Uplyme-DEV Address: Church Nap, Uplyme Census Place: Uplyme Axminster, Devonshire PRO Reference: HO/107/1862 Folio: 117 Page: 4 FHL Film: 0221010 A possibility for sons? Nobody aged 70 Penny


Penelope Report 16 Oct 2003 20:08

Michele Not a single Millis or Michael I'm afraid - plenty of Williams and Johns, searched both births and marriages. Sorry Penny


Penelope Report 16 Oct 2003 20:12

Joanne Possibilities, though remote HARGRAVE, Albert Christening Gender: Male Christening Date: 4 Jan 1846 Recorded in: Brighton, Sussex, England Collection: St Nicholas Father: Thomas HARGRAVE Mother: Sophia Source: FHL Film 1067110 Dates: 1845 - 1850 HARGREAVES, Albert Christening Gender: Male Christening Date: 29 Jan 1860 Recorded in: Whalley, Lancashire, England Collection: BTs Father: Thomas HARGREAVES Mother: Alice Source: FHL Film 1068756 Dates: 1857 - 1860 HARGREAVES, Albert Christening Gender: Male Birth Date: 5 Sep 1865 Christening Date: 17 Sep 1865 Recorded in: Accrington, Lancashire, England Father: Thomas HARGREAVES Mother: Alice Source: FHL Film 1068758 Dates: 1840 - 1900 That's all there is Penny


Unknown Report 16 Oct 2003 20:25

Hi Penny, I think you got me muddled up with Carol who sent in before me. Not suprised though doing all of this! Jo.