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    Hallewell Rogers., Lord Mayor of Birmingham 1904

    Hi, here is some information about Hallewell Rogers I have gathered together from the newspaper archives - committees he was on and meetings he attended etc. I have found an article dated 1895 in which it mentions a talk he gave about about the Welsh Water Scheme and his visit to Rhyader and...
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    Help needed reading birth certificate

    it sounds as if your gt, gt grandmother suffered quite a lot before she died. It must have been an awful time for the family with two new babies in the house too. I am so pleased the certificate proved that Abraham was the correct baby - well done bewdley! Thanks for sharing the certificates...
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    Help needed reading birth certificate

    Well done bewdley - Abraham is sounding very promising being on the same page!
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    Help needed reading birth certificate

    In 1891 the Family are in Price Street, Smethwick - but David is not with them - he would be about 22 Joseph Palmer - head - married - 67 - Shoemaker - Warwickshire Emile Palmer - wife - 56 - b. Tipton Emanuel Palmer - 36 - labourer - b. Oldbury Joseph Palmer - 15 - apprentice - b. Smethwick...
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    Help needed reading birth certificate

    I have found the 1861 and 1851 for Joseph Palmer with his first wife Mary Ann Not sure if Mary Ann was born Stourport or Stockport as one of the enumerators seems to have made a mistake. 1861 Grove Lane, Smethwick/Harborne/Worcestershire Joseph Palmer – head – 37- shoe maker – b. Warwickshire...
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    Help needed reading birth certificate

    I didn't look at the 1861 census I just quickly checked the 1871 and 1881 for another child the same age as David. If I had checked the 1861 - or bothered to check the ages of the children to Wife Emily I would have realised there must have been another wife - Mary A. How sad she perhaps lost...
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    Help needed reading birth certificate

    I have just found a James Palmer born Jan/feb/march and died Jan/feb/March in 1869 age 0 birth and death registered Kings Norton I think this may be David's twin??? How strange heir hunters mentioned times on birth certs this morning!
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    Help needed reading birth certificate

    It looks like 12 h 55mins pm to me too and as I had just seen heir hunters I looked for a birth/death of a Palmer twin but couldn't find one (that's not to say there isn't one - just I can't find one) David is on 1871 and 1881 with no other child of the same age. Could it be that as the time...
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    Poldark

    I missed it but I think I'm going to have to find it on catch up after all these comments!!! Charlie, that's so funny :adoration:
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    Phyllis Nicklin Photos

    Thanks Viv - defintiely something to look forward to!
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    Warstone Lane catacombs - Cutler family

    Death announcements for two Solomon Cutlers which seem to fit the two that leslam mentioned. Birmingham Daily Post Saturday 2nd January 1886 Cutler on the 31st ult. at the residence of his father, Portland Villa, Gravelly Hill age 39 yrs Solomon Cutler Birmingham Daily Post Saturday 9th May...
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    Warstone Lane catacombs - Cutler family

    Peter there is a map showing the sections of Key Hill cemetery on the a Key Hill thread post #11 https://birminghamhistory.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=4830 Each section is given a letter and then each grave in that section has a number which is the reference leslam has given you with the...
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    Coppermine Link For Uploading Images

    I always used the link-box to Coppermine - is it going to be put back?
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    Grand Turk Public House

    Well done Mike - the 1891 confirms that Eliza and John Houghton were at the Grand Turk at the time Robb128 thought they were. And thanks for the info about the shop and the connection to Martin Shaw/WDYTYA - I have that episode recorded as its one of my favourites - must watch it again now!
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    Grand Turk Public House

    Well done Phil. I wonder if anyone can find it on the 1891 census - I've had a look and can only find number 2 Ledsam Street on the 1901 - the person is listed as a beer house keeper but has no pub name.
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