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  1. Hi Steve. You are welcome.....his attestation papers should be among the WO96 series. WO = War Office. These should be available online early 2011 Angela
  2. The event will take place on Sunday October 24th 2010 in Low Bradfield Village Hall and will be open to members of the public from 10.00.am to 4.00.pm. No admission charge. Refreshments will be provided by members of the village hall organisation.
  3. The records of the Royal Artillery who were based in Woolwich are available at the National Archives in Kew in series WO10. These are the pay lists and muster rolls, and you can follow a soldier through his career month by month. Where they were born or joined up is not the issue, they were posted all over the country with their regiment. I have researched a chap recently through the pay lists and muster rolls who was born in Manchester, joined the Royal Horse Artillary, stationed in Woolwich and Chatham fought at Waterloo and then ended up at the barracks in Pontefract were he retired from the army, and lived out his days in Hemsworth Yorkshire. WO 96 (War Office: Militia Attestation Papers 1806-1915) WO 97 (Royal Hospital Chelsea: Soldiers Service Documents 1760-1913) These records are being digitised at the present time and WO97 is available at www.findmypast.com, but I have checked these and he is not listed. Angela
  4. Hi Devlin. The regiments at the Barracks in 1891 were. 2nd Bn East Yorkshire Regiment (Lt Col Thomas) 11th Field Battery (Maj F A Aylmer) 1st Field Battery Royal Artillary (Maj Daniells) I think that Charles Dodds was a private in the latter regiment as it states on the census that he was a gunner in the Royal Artillary. Stating the obvious I know but you might not have connected to this. What other information do you have on him...was his middle name SWAN..? Angela
  5. Hi All I'm not sure if I have posted this in the correct place...but here goes. The Sheffield Family History Society have received the following request for help. Now I know you all like a challenge so I am posting it here. Also posted on The Sheffield Forum Your expertise is needed regarding local history in Sheffield & District. British Pathé is the finest newsreel archive in the world and between 1897 and 1970, in addition to major world events, British Pathé recorded many hours of the way we live on the British Isles and this, naturally, includes footage of Sheffield & District. Your society's members can assist with identifying some of the people, places and events that are not included on the canister notes to ensure that the newsreel history of Sheffield & District is correct for future generations. All you and your members need to do is visit the British Pathé website www.britishpathe.com http://www.britishpathe.com and search for places, people and events in Sheffield & District and having watched the films check the notes. If you find an inaccuracy or omission please tell us the film id and the new information you have identified by emailing localhistory@britishpathe.com To make things easier and, we hope, enjoyable for you, this can be done a few films at a time, simply e-mail us when the correction is identified. It does not matter if information is duplicated by different people as this helps corroborate the information. Please do not send your replies to me but to the mail address in the article. Thanks. Angela editor Sheffield & District FHS
  6. The 1861 and 1871 census both list the Ecclesiastical district as St Pauls. I have the transcriptions for the Sheffield parish church of ST Peter and he is not baptised there. Angela
  7. Tapton Hall was designed by Flockton & Son, architects. William took up partnership with his son Thomas James Flockton and William Lee. Lee withdrew from the firm and it continued as Flockton & Son. from: J.Edward Vickers. A Popular History of Sheffield.
  8. The IGI has a baptism at Ecclesfield for Ann STRINGER 26 th March 1815. Father William STRINGER and mother Esther. Angela
  9. Hi Sandra. Thankyou for posting the details from the record office. I'm not sure what Sheffield archives will be able to find, they also charge £10.50 per half hour for research. If we could locate him on the 1841 census it would help. Angela
  10. Hello Sandra. Thanks for the update. By the way do you have his marriage or death certificate....I thought that the Aussie certificates gave both parents names and were they originated from. Angela
  11. Hi Richard. So that appears to be his first offence....the age seems to imply that he was born in 1823 then. Rihard. You can also track him here. http://www.archives.tas.gov.au/nameindexes I think Sandra has all the information from the other end though. Angela
  12. Hello Sandra. If you contact the West Yorkshire archives...they will check for you. I searched the online newspapers which are available using my Derbyshire library card and the information I posted is the only hit I got. You can access them at http://newspapers.bl.uk/blcs/ I think there is a charge for this. The other alternative is to check the Sheffield newspapers at the Library...as you have a date for the trial any article should not take too much finding. I have also checked my baptism indexes for Sheffield St Peter & Paul (the Sheffield parish church) but cannot find him baptised there. I looked at his records on the Tasmanian convict site and I'm not sure what the referral to Worksop is...it is not clear at all. Angela (Bonnie)
  13. Hi. The Criminal Registers Database at Ancestry give the following information West Riding Sessions, Sheffield 12th Sept 1845. James ROWLEY aged 22 charged with Felony, 7 Years transportation. The West Riding QS were held at Wakefield...and the West Yorkshire archives at Wakefield hold the Indictment books which are indexed for that period. See http://www.wyjs.org.uk/default.asp Reference Indictment book, with index QS4/74 Oct 1844-Feb 1846 Former reference: A000006/2/4/74 There may be more information here. It would appear that he was held at York Castle. The following appeared in the York Herald Issue number 3808 October 1845 "CONVICTS: Wednesday, the following convicts were sent from York Castle to the Millbank prison, London in pursuance of their sentences of transportation. For seven years. Thos: Wilkinson, Thos: Drewry, Wm.Robinson, Thomas Couner, James Rowley, Margaret Savage and Mary Ann Grant.
  14. Over a six hour period we had over 1000 visitors....we used a counter to count them in. It also depends on how many rooms you use.
  15. Richard All the stands are taken, we were fully booked in December. If you have any A5 handouts I would be quite happy to place them on our stand. (Sheffield&District FHS) The last two fairs we organised have had over a thousand visitors.
  16. Sheffield & District Family History Fair 2010 Saturday, 24th April 2010 10 am to 4 pm at “The Centre in the Park”, Norfolk Heritage Park, Guildford Road, Sheffield S2 2PL Local groups and other Family History Societies will be represented and there will be a Help Desk for your enquiries. Admission free. Refreshments will be available all day. Local & National Family History Societies Genealogical Publications, Books & Maps CD’s, Floppy Discs & Microfiche Computer Software Free Database Searches & Help Desk Café by Norfolk Park Catering Car parking adjacent to Guildford Avenue Entrance How to get to Norfolk Heritage Park Trams: Nearest Supertram Stop for ‘Centre in the Park’ is Arbourthorne Road Buses: 7, 8, 21, 41, 50 ,53, 94, 95 & 120, For more travel information call 01709 515151 www.sheffieldfhs.org.uk
  17. Another link for Eckington and Ridgeway www.ridgeway.org.uk Lots of links at www.sheffieldfhs.org.uk
  18. These images are his attestation papers.... I have tried to PM you my email address but I don't think you have enough posts.
  19. Hi First name(s): Martin Last name: BRYAN Calculated year of birth: 1845 Parish of birth: St Michaels Town of birth: Athy County of birth: Kildare Age at attestation: 18 years Attestation date: 6 March 1863 Attestation corps: 69th Foot Attestation soldier number: 800 Discharge rank: Discharge corps: Discharge soldier number: The National Archives reference: WO97 / 2396 / 106 There are 9 images available for this soldier. Married Annie Philps at Portsea Hants. Roman Catholic church of St John 26th April 1880. Place of discharge = Londonderry, In consequence of his having been reduced to the ranks, from the rank of corporal.
  20. He is not mentioned in the Waterloo Medals Roll
  21. Most of the surviving records are deposited with the National Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/rdleaflet.asp?sLeafletID=124#2 You would need to determine whether he was Walter OR William and the year he died.
  22. The 1831 census for Nether Hallam is available through the Sheffield Family History Society and is still within copyright.
  23. Nothing is impossible if the records are available and these are at the archives. Could this be him 21st March 1901 Thomas WINDLE aged 58 of Wincobank buried Ecclesfield St Marys. Taken from the transcriptions by S&DFHS and available on disc. Angela
  24. Just goes to show then...not all the surviving records are on Ancestry. :o
  25. They have been fully transcribed by S&DFHS and as Leipzig has already pointed out he is not buried in either. Burngreave would also be an option and the sheffieldindexers are transcribing those at present. Angela