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    Children of William Foden

    Interesting points thanks. As is said "A little knowledge is dangerous thing". The clues don't always come from the expected places which is why as you say family historians shouldn't rely on just online registration records. Anecdotes, newspaper reports, family bibles etc. often provide the...
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    Children of William Foden

    Reference the forename Linnaeus. My father Lineaus James Middleton (someone couldn't spell when he was registered) told me that the origin for it being in my family went back to the Linnaeus Cutler born in Halesowen in 1810. The story is that the parents William and Jenny(ne Coley) were waiting...
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    Children of William Foden

    My own taken on John Foden is that with all his descendants being in Perry Barr area why on earth would you want to choose a christening in Lower Peover Cheshire over a christening in Walsall. The only way to decide definitely which is correct would be to discount the Cheshire John Foden by...
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    Hare and Hounds, Kingstanding

    Trying to work out from the 1881 census where my 2xgt grand aunt Ellen Foden and her husband John were located. They are running the Hare and Hounds. Neighbouring Properties are Pool Farm and Holly Lane. Is it the pub pictured by Vivien in early 1900's? Is Holly lane what I know as Hawthorn...
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    Children of William Foden

    I'd like to return to the thread theme Children of William Foden. Isaac (1860-1923) married my 2xgreat Aunt Ellen Middleton and they were at Perry Common Farm (1911) and Thornhill Farm (1891) Ellen's sister Harriot (1861-1926) married Walter Smart Savage (1860-1909) and they were at Little...
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    Children of William Foden

    I'd like to return to the thread theme Children of William Foden. Isaac (1860-1923) married my 2xgreat Aunt Ellen Middleton at Perry Common Farm (1911) and Thornhill Farm (1891) Ellen's sister Harriot (1861-1926) married Walter Smart Savage (1860-1909) at Little Hardwick Farm?
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    Blue Coat School, Birmingham

    I have just picked up this link and wonder if the school register is accessible for someone like me no longer living in the Birmingham area. I know that my first cousins 2x removed were orphaned when their mother died in 1893. James Henry Dooley b 1883 and Harry George b 1884 were enrolled in...
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    Co-op high st bham

    My mom Madge worked part-time on the cash desk in the late 50’s and 60’s. I was fascinated by the cash canisters coming down the tubes from departments. I think the lady in charge might have been Miss Cull. I also remember the staff canteen and the fact that quite a few workers were disabled. As...
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    Ruston St North.

    Thanks for taking trouble to investigate mikejee. Not what I wanted to hear but I suspected as much and now you have absolutely confirmed it. I pick up the Merrick family in the 1851 census in Bartholomew Street - still as a cooper .
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    Ruston St North.

    Thanks Maurice I love the map. I can only conclude from the none appearance of Ruston Street or Ruston Street North in the 1841 Census that the enumerator forgot to visit or missed out the street when copying up for sending on. It is said that the enumerators used to find the nearest pub to use...
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    Ruston St North.

    This thread seems to have gone dormant but maybe someone can answer a research problem. My 2xgreat uncle James MERRICK was christened in St. Thomas15th. July 1838 (born 28 June). His father Thomas Merrick is recorded as a cooper living in Ruston Street. I looked for Ruston Street in the 1841...
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    George Kynoch (1834-1891)

    With regard to George Kynoch - I have not seen reference made (although I may have missed it) by anyone to the obituary in Birmingham Faces and Places Volume III No. 12 April 1st, 1891 page 176f. When George arrived in South Africa he seemed to have been quite determined to make to recover...
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    George Kynoch (1834-1891)

    Coming to this George Kynoch thread well after the main discussion has taken place. I have found the past contributions interesting but also confusing and occasionally unsettling. George Kynoch was to play a big part in the Dooley family history in the second half of the 19th. C . I am a direct...
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