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by woodchal
08 Feb 2021, 17:05
Forum: Photos
Topic: What do they have in their hands? What Occasion?
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: What do they have in their hands? What Occasion?

The picture was taken at the entrance to the cottage where my mother, daughter one of the the girls in the photo (front left), eventually grew up a good few years later! The photographer would have been standing on the road - there was only 2ft between road and door. The girls are standing on what w...
by woodchal
08 Feb 2021, 12:30
Forum: Photos
Topic: What do they have in their hands? What Occasion?
Replies: 6
Views: 685

What do they have in their hands? What Occasion?

This photo is from around 1892 (from the ages of the girls).

They are obviously dressed up and are all holding something in their hands - flowers? with ribbons. They are the youngest 3 of 15 children with their mother.

Any suggestions as to what occasion this might have been
by woodchal
05 Feb 2021, 16:52
Forum: General research queries
Topic: Clandestine Marriage and Baptism Registers
Replies: 1
Views: 417

Clandestine Marriage and Baptism Registers

I don't think this the person I was looking for, but I found this and wondered what it is? It says London, England, Clandestine Marriage and Baptism Registers, 1667-1754 and appears to be from Fleet Notebooks (Ashwell), 1741 Dec - 1742 Feb I can't quite read this, but I think it says Quarrelsome Peo...
by woodchal
10 Dec 2020, 23:50
Forum: General research queries
Topic: What is his Occupation?
Replies: 13
Views: 1880

Re: What is his Occupation?

the Piece/Folio/page doesn't help me find the image. I’m pretty sure the same goes for Ancestry if you look deep enough (try advanced search) That's a new one on me - any chance of a quick note on how to do that (as a tutorial)? I don't use Findmypast at the moment. I am happy to have a quick look ...
by woodchal
09 Dec 2020, 23:28
Forum: General research queries
Topic: What is his Occupation?
Replies: 13
Views: 1880

Re: What is his Occupation?

The marks between what is Drover and C at the end are very distinctive. A comparison with the rest of the page might indicate what this form of pen strokes resembles. I would look for you, but you have not given us a lot to go on - DOB and place of birth might be a good start - the Piece/Folio/page ...
by woodchal
28 Oct 2020, 21:17
Forum: General research queries
Topic: What did he do for a living?
Replies: 2
Views: 510

What did he do for a living?

Any thoughts on this profession
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by woodchal
11 Sep 2020, 19:13
Forum: General research queries
Topic: Huguenot Research
Replies: 13
Views: 2456

Re: Huguenot Research

Challis could well be a corruption, or Anglicisation of a Huguenot name. It doesn't appear in any list of Huguenot namesI consulted online. In my wife's family tree, there are several Anglicised surnames, including Sack or Sedt from Le Sedt and Sneller from Snellaert. Many people think it is of Nor...
by woodchal
11 Sep 2020, 10:02
Forum: General research queries
Topic: Huguenot Research
Replies: 13
Views: 2456

Re: Huguenot Research

Thanks Hardwork In the presentation by Alderman Michael Savory made on 23 September 1996 entitled “The influence of Huguenots on the City of London”. He mentions the Challis name in the context of Huguenots having done well ... he says... “While the Challis's have had a remarkable journey: Simon Cha...
by woodchal
10 Sep 2020, 14:23
Forum: General research queries
Topic: Huguenot Research
Replies: 13
Views: 2456

Huguenot Research

I posted something similar in the surnames section of this forum, without response. So, I have changed my question to “Does anyone have any knowledge of how to investigate Huguenot ancestry?” Does anyone have any suggestions of where to go with my investigations? The possibility that the Challis fam...