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A Sad Little Tale - Part 2 (Closed)

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LindainBerkshire1736004 Report 19 Aug 2007 14:46

nudge to bookmark Linda :o)


Speedy Report 19 Aug 2007 17:44

Well arn't you lot the super slooths, and thank you Paul for starting all of this, it's been very interesting, I only found the thread today, so I have read part one & two together and have been totaly amazed at how little information was provided, and how much has been gleened from it, it's a wonderful example of when you work together you can achive so much, well done every one. Bev


Nicola Report 19 Aug 2007 21:50

Hi, Great to see so much more has been found out this weekend. I'm trying har to catch up and keep up at the same time. I have added a few pieces of info to the ancestry tree including photos of Sara Jane & Mohamed/William De Weld Silmon, and Sara Jane's sister Teresa Monaghan (my great great gran). I also have a wedding cert for Sara Jane & Mohamed that I will upload there as soon as I have time. Thanks Nikki


♥Deetortrainingnewfys♥ Report 19 Aug 2007 22:21

Could someone please tell me how to find the tree on Ancestry. I've been looking for ages and can't find it! Many thanks


Linda Report 19 Aug 2007 22:43

Hi, Just spent the last couple of hours reading this and the previous thread. It's such a touching story, and really heartwarming to see how much work everyone's put in. What a kind lot you are! xx

Linda G

Linda G Report 19 Aug 2007 22:47

Still can't find the tree...I'm going to have to give up and go to bed. linda


LB Report 20 Aug 2007 00:09

I too have been looking for the tree on Ancestry and can't find it.

Mummy Bear

Mummy Bear Report 20 Aug 2007 11:51

There is a public tree on Ancestry, http://trees(.)ancestry(.)co(.)uk/pt/person.aspx?tid=3429187&pid=-1735522717&pg=0 Cut and paste and then remove the three sets of brackets - leaving the dot. There is also now one on GR which is an import from a personal tree on Ancestry. In order to get this to work a GR account has been created in the name of Patricia. I'll post another message from that account and then I can give you access. Thanks Rachel


Patricia Report 20 Aug 2007 11:53

Please read message from Rachel above If you’d like access to the GR tree ‘Patricia Armstrong - A Sad Little Tale’ please PM me. Thanks


Phyllis Report 20 Aug 2007 16:35

hi, nudge for later, phyllis


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Toni Report 21 Aug 2007 20:17

hi everyone after a tip off from nicola chapman I have spent a good couple of hours reading all the messages. my husband is also connected to this family tree through teresa moneghan. I have asked around and no one in the family had heard this story. however have managed to find out that henrietta would have been able to divorce in the eyes of the law after 7 years if her husband had 'abandoned her' even though the divorce may not have been recognised by the catholic church. so if her husband had spent a long time in hospital - or maybe could just not face going home after the war and the death of her daughter - she could legally divorce him without his consent. The catholic church would not recognise the divorce, and subsequently not allow her to remarry in a catholic church. but we know her second marraige was registry office (if I remember the notes correctly). I am also making enquiries into the RA reference - not sure this will bring up anything new. Has anyone pursued the angle of records from the train company? if I can do anything to help let me know fantastic job and thanks to everyone involved.

Mummy Bear

Mummy Bear Report 21 Aug 2007 20:43

Update from Woolwich I went to First Avenue House (Probate & Divorce records in London) Henrietta Maud Armstrong – Petitioner William Armstrong – Respondent [blank] - Co-Respondent Decree Nisi – 9th February 1963 Decree Absolute – 13th May 1963 Unfortunately, it doesn't give a reason for the divorce - separated for 7yrs, abandonment etc George and Henrietta lived at the same address for over 20 years prior to their marriage in July 1963 - I wonder what changed to make them get married? Thanks Rachel


Paul Report 21 Aug 2007 21:18

Hi All, I have just removed the list of names supplied by Joe. I may be in error and so have you going in the wrong direction. Once I've double checked it, if it's OK I'll post it again, otherwise sorry. Bye Paul


Mommylonglegs Report 21 Aug 2007 22:04

Just to let you all know, I have been into Newcastle today and ordered the following Certificates. Theresa Wilson and her marriage to John Hayes 1916 Newcastle. The Birth of John G Hayes MMN Wilson 1917. Newcastle. The Birth of Cecilia Wilson Newcastle 1909. We really have a hunch on this. *Updated after posting* Think we may have boo booed on this one. Lol. The Marriage of John G Hayes to Annie Maxwell. 1942 Tynemouth. Going on past Certifiicates I have ordered in person in Newcastle, I could get them tomorrow. Fingers Crossed. Rachel and Maggie are in in touch with me many times a day, via email or telephone. Please keep reading this thread to see how we are doing. Jenny in Tynemouth.


LB Report 21 Aug 2007 22:25

I still can't find the public tree on Ancestry. Haven't had any experience of looking on that part of the site before. Can someone give me some instructions please? Many thanks


Ellie Report 22 Aug 2007 11:54

I think you can only access the family tree on Ancestry if you are a member. However somebody kind has put her details on GR as well. Just type in Patricia Armstrong in the Quick Search above and she is on page 10 - born 1934 Plumstead, London, Kent. I think from there you can message the person who set her up and get them to open up the tree to you.

julia of sussex

julia of sussex Report 22 Aug 2007 12:59

have just got back off holiday and spent the last hour catching up what a clever lot you are and how busy you all have been look forward to reading more and keep up the good work julia