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Finding locations of marriages from GRO Index
published by Pat Hase on Fri, 12/04/2019 - 0:05

In compiling a list of marriages which took place at Wadham Street Baptist Church - I have been adding the GRO index for each one.  I know that a system for identifying Churches from the GRO Indexes has been worked on by the Guild of One Name Studies - Marriage Locator.  I have a marriage which I know was at Wadham Street Baptist on the 19th Jan 1882 registered in the March qrt of 1882 Axbridge 5c 812 and another which took place on the 19th March 1882 registered in the same qrt of 1882 Axbridge 5c 816.

Does this mean that marriages on Page Nos 813, 814, & 815 were also at Wadham Street?  Or as a registrar was present could these marriages be a mixture of non-conformist locations?  Any suggestions as to who might know the answer?

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Weston-super-Mare Grammar School for Boys
published by Paul Tregelles on Sun, 07/04/2019 - 17:38

Does anyone know the date in 1935 the new school opened in Broadoak Road? Also when did the existing pupils of the school in Nithsdale Road move to the new school if not the same date?



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Wadham Street Baptist Church
published by Pat Hase on Sun, 07/04/2019 - 0:50

I am trawling through the newspapers online to find announcements of marriages which took place at Wadham Street Baptist Church.  The records were lost during the blitz and the Registrar's copies have not been transcribed. I've found about 50 so far and there are many more to find - I haven't finished those available online yet.  If you have a marriage in this Chapel in your research would you be kind enough to let me have the details so that I can add it to the list.  Interestingly, although the newspaper details omit things like age and witnesses (and in most cases occupations) they often include the position of the bride and groom among their siblings.

I'm attaching the work in progress - it needs tidying up as well as additions but with your help I hope it will be a useful resource.

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ROF Bridgwater
published by Brian Airey on Fri, 05/04/2019 - 11:08

My father in law was (allegedly) a policeman at ROF Bridgwater during WW2. Are there any records of personnel? I have tried Somerset Heritage

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Help with READ
published by Lesley A on Wed, 03/04/2019 - 14:59

Henry Read was the father of William ( baptism records found) William is my direct ancestor. The only baptism record I have found for Henry is son of John in Cranbourne Dorset 1734 ( date would fit )His siblings have all been baptised or buried in Somerset. 

Sarah died 1752 buried in Winford no baptised found for her

Susannah baptised 1736 in Porlock died 1759 buried Winford

Samuel baptised 1756 Chew Stoke buried 1756 Winford

I have never found a marriage for Henry but on all his children’s baptism records there is a wife Alis or Uls or Allice His children were

Betty 1747 baptised Flax Bourton 

Sarah 1749 baptised Flax Bourton 

William  1752 baptised Winford 

John 1755 baptised Winford 

Sarah 1762 baptised Winford 

Can anyone help 

many thanks


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Edward Lionel MORSE
published by Eddie Prest on Thu, 28/03/2019 - 16:16

The above gentleman was born on 1st April 1904 and died in the last quarter of 1957. For some reason I am unable to find his actual date of death, but I am sure that his death was in WsM.

He married Isabella Louisa BAKER, and they had two children - Victor and Joyce, whose details I have tied up.

Please can anyone assist me in tying up this loose end.


Eddie Prest

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