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Ravenhust nursey school Pittville Lawn Cheltenham

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Sappho

Sappho Report 15 Feb 2013 14:57

Hi medard,

Well we should now start thinking again on this one. I think Rose is right, we have to go back to your mother.

""Seeing as you don't know his name and you don't list your details, you're better off listing your mother's details- birth, mariage, death, location, etc.

That's what he would be Googling for if he started looking for family.""

This is good thinking and makes a lot of sense.
So just to go over info. we have names Ashley, Edwards, Morris-Smith; we have approx. years. Where do you get the 1941/2/3 years from. I am guessing you have been told this. Would the birth been in Glous? Where do you think; where were you born. All helps to narrow things down a bit.

If you had the slightest idea of a first name - any family members around that can help there?

I guess there has not been anyone come forward from the school.

Sappho

Also I know there are a lot of

medard

medard Report 15 Feb 2013 09:47

Still no reply from Jersey . I did write to the now B&B Ravenhurst House sadly they have no records from that time only BEFORE 1920 and AFTER 1970 . So another brick wall.

Sappho

Sappho Report 13 Jan 2013 03:37

Hi Lynski,

That had me baffled so I just deleted my comments - not terribly relevant only waiting to hear what the reply from Jersey might say.



Sappho.

Lynski

Lynski Report 12 Jan 2013 21:55

Medard,

You can untick your thread as being answered by clicking on the "mark as unanswered" box at the top of your thread

Sappho

Sappho Report 12 Jan 2013 10:25

Thanks,

Will keep a look out for the reply from Jersey when posted.

Sappho

medard

medard Report 11 Jan 2013 12:03

Hi
No I havent and I've no idea what that box message is there for .
I am going to write to Jersey just to see if any clues come up. Still havent heard from the genes link to Hugh's name.
Still searching
Medard

Sappho

Sappho Report 11 Jan 2013 10:34

Hi medard,

Do I take it that this thread has been answered from the above? I did realise that Ravenhurst School was in Glos, but I took a quick look on Friendsreunited to see if anyone from that school had made any connection. The only school with that name was the one in Leicester as I said. Sorry if I confused the issue.

Have you found what you have been searching for?

Sappho

medard

medard Report 11 Jan 2013 08:02

Ravenhurst is in Cheltenham Glos see advert---
Gloucestershire Echo
SITUATIONS VACANT NURSE or young girl required for nursery home school. —Burmester, Ravenhurst, Pittville ..
“... required for nursery home school. —Burmester, Ravenhurst, Pittville-lawn, Cheltenham
My mothers details are on genes.
Thanks for your help
Medard

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 10 Jan 2013 20:40

Seeing as you don't know his name and you don't list your details, you're better off listing your mother's details- birth, mariage, death, location, etc.

That's what he would be Googling for if he started looking for family.

Rose

medard

medard Report 10 Jan 2013 12:22

Yes looks like hm I'll still write to the Jersey address as I dont see an address for him in SA

Sappho

Sappho Report 10 Jan 2013 10:57

Legal Notice No 30970, 18 Apr 2008, Vol 514 A, Page 106
www.greengazette.co.za/.../legal-notice-30970-of-18-apr-2008-vol-5...
18 Apr 2008 – 16758/2007—Barraclough, Hugh Nicholas, 23 May 1933, 87 Cape Bay, Somerset West, 7130, First and Final, 21 days (Somerset West; Cape ...

This is interesting.

Sappho

Sappho

Sappho Report 10 Jan 2013 10:49

Hi have just found this on Ancestry 24

GOVERNMENT GAZETTES
Government Gazette No. 30783 - 22 Feb 2008

Legal Records: Notices to Creditors in Deceased Estates

Barraclough Hugh Nicholas

This looks like his date of death.

This would have been a connection.

Sappho.

Sappho

Sappho Report 10 Jan 2013 10:07

Hi medard,

I had a thought about the SA connection too. I am also wondering due to the name if Diana maybe 'adopted' him legally or otherwise. She may just have cared for him or taken him under her wing and he in turn looked after her.

Just to keep you informed. Rose is not referring to this thread with her comments. It is referring to her Research. You will see the names of the people I am researching after I add this to the thread. Hope you understand. It is Rose's humour.

I am trying to keep to who you are seeking and how you can reach your goal. Do you have any idea at all of your sibling's name who attended the school.

If he (Hugh) is a British Citizen then they should have his record somewhere although it is 2008 may still be a bit 'soon'.

Don't give up - we will get there.

Sappho

medard

medard Report 10 Jan 2013 09:26

I have I think found the above Hugh N Barraclough on genes and sent a message - no reply as yet. -reg sep 1933
I also think you may be right and that Hugh died in SA . I'll still write to the Jersey address and see what happens. If it is him and he found the registaration books re the nursery I expect he would have thrown them out , So it appears another dead end.
I cant actually find the site on google except the front page that says he's a British citizen b, May 1933 d. 2008. SA.
So I'll have re think everything
Thanks for all your help
Medard

medard

medard Report 10 Jan 2013 07:30

what does this comment mean above
Researching:
'I am not related to you and I'm not your husband's first wife! '

Mothers maiden name wasnt Ashley she would have used Edwards

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 10 Jan 2013 07:09

What was you mother's maiden name?

Rose

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 10 Jan 2013 07:05

Medard,

He only shows on electoral roll up until 2002. If you Google his name it looks as though Hugh died in South Africa.

Rose

Sappho

Sappho Report 10 Jan 2013 06:10

I found this if it helps.

Name Hugh N Barraclough
Year of Registration 1933
Quarter of Registration Jul-Aug-Sep
Registration District Elham
Registration County Kent
Mother's maiden name Ashley
Volume Number 2A
Volume Page 1836


There does not appear any connection, if Diana never married.

Sappho

Sappho

Sappho Report 9 Jan 2013 19:53

Good morning from Christchurch, NZ,

Well done on this - seems to be the way to go for leads.

I think you may find JerseyLily will come in here. She's great on this if she is not on holiday.

Will wait to see; if not I think I might have a site to offer which came from her, but will need to look back at my Jersey connections.

Happy 2013 seems to be on the cards.

Sappho

medard

medard Report 9 Jan 2013 14:51

Hi All
I have at last received the death cerificate of Diana Burmester - it seems she did have a son! living in Jersey in 1995 - a different surname Hugh Nicholas Barraclough but it says son - so I'll write to the Jersey address and see if I can find him. Thanks
Medard