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The original Eye up me duck was written by the late, great Richard (Rikky)
Scholins and ?John Tichford? - writes for the Family Tree magazine if my
memory serves me correctly. Rikky was a close friend although I did not
know his co-author. I do believe that the thought for the book came about
when, as teachers at the Ilkeston Grammar School, John was astounded to
receive the reply, to his question of "Where have you been ??", "we've bin
to aye us photos took".
Bubbles from Robin Hood Country.
----- Original Message -----
From: Sarah Line <sarah(a)johnline.freeserve.co.uk>
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2000 9:37 PM
Subject: Fw: [NTT] PHRASE
: Hi Ben, not sure where it originated from, but I remember a lot of
: my family using it in Arnold Notts, and still do now. Calling people Duck
: since I left Arnold has met with some rather rude comments. Lincolnshire
: folk use 'duck' a lot, but rarely between men...and more rarely with
: as a prefix, although 'eyup' is still used as a regular greeting.
: Sarah in Tattershall, Lincs
: researching DENHAM,CUTTS,MILLS, KELLY of Nottingham
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When starting to become interested in Genealogy, (in the early 1980's), I made a Will.
The Solicitor allowed me to include a frontispiece headed:
'For the Purposes of Genealogy'
On that solitary sheet I put our names (including parents & my wife's maiden name), the names of our children and the dates and places of birth of everyone (& death where it applied). The sheet was fastened on the front of the will.
I was told by the Solicitor that this was quite permissible. Although he declined to put anyone else on (further down the line, so to speak). I wonder what exactly are the rules (each of the Members Countries would probably be different, although up to now, only the UK is relevant in my case).
I did this so any descendant in the future would receive a little help from an ancestor. Does anyone know how far one could go along this line.
This seemed to me, a good idea at the time and my reasons were that if probated a record of the will is kept at the Regional Probate Office and also originals kept at the National Records Office (I believe it can be held at the national records office until death when the latest will only is then allowed to pass through probate and persons are prevented from attempting to probate or execute earlier obsolete wills).
If this gives anyone any useful ideas!!!
Hi Ben, not sure where it originated from, but I remember a lot of
my family using it in Arnold Notts, and still do now. Calling people Duck
since I left Arnold has met with some rather rude comments. Lincolnshire
folk use 'duck' a lot, but rarely between men...and more rarely with 'eyup'
as a prefix, although 'eyup' is still used as a regular greeting.
Sarah in Tattershall, Lincs
researching DENHAM,CUTTS,MILLS, KELLY of Nottingham
Volunteer BMD transcriber http://www.freebmd.rootsweb.com
I have a copy of Linney's Almanack & Directory for 1939.
Listed at 9 King Street is LEMON E.A.
Afraid no other details are given.
Researching the following names in Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire:-
ACKREL & variants (ONS), BRADLEY, CANT, DRING & RUSHBY.
Web site at:- http://www.galfridus.f9.co.uk/ with Surname Database,
Lincolnshire Gazetteer & Parish Church Photographs.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen Andrews" <andrews1(a)otenet.gr>
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2000 6:09 PM
Subject: [NTT] LEMON's of Mansfield
> Good evening to the list.
> My Great Grandfather was reputedly a Grocer in Mansfield around 1930,
> probably somewhere in the King Street area (parish of St Lawrence).
> Does anyone remember a grocer's shop run by Arthur Ernest LEMON and his
> Tetty Clementina? or does anyone have access to a directory that may be
> ableto shed some light on this?
> Hoping someone can help me.
> Stephen Andrews
> Sunny Thessaloniki, Greece
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Me again - I've just read Dave Hallam's posting, and I'm sure he's right and
I'm wrong. I think Dagfa House is the one on Broadgate at Beeston, and the
Broadgate School was the one somewhere near Derby Road. Sorry if I mislead
From: David Ward [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 31 August 2000 15:50
Subject: RE: [NTT] Where is/was BROADGATE School?
Many thanks for reply. Despite the direct inference to Nottingham which I
had, your last sentence makes it almost certain that the Beeston Broadgate
must be the one I'm looking for and the one my step-grandfather attended.
Anyway, I'd be most grateful if you could try and glean any info about the
school or any clue as to where more info can be obtained.
At 10:01 31/08/2000 , you wrote:
>I've just looked in the Yellow Pages, and can't find a trace of Broadgate
>school, but I'm fairly sure there was one, at Beeston, I think.
>When I was looking around for a prep school for my son, some 25 years ago,
>I'm certain that was one of the ones I got a brochure for (but haven't
>kept). I will ask around at work to see if anyone remembers.
>If it was one of those, it would have been a fee paying school.
>From: David Ward [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>Sent: 30 August 2000 21:09
>Subject: [NTT] Where is/was BROADGATE School?
>Can anyone help me trace a school in Nottingham.
>The name of the school was BROADGATE.
>I suspect it was somewhere near the City centre but may have either
>succumbed to the blitz or the later rebuilding of the city centre. It was
>known to exist at least between 1897-1902.
>If anyone can tell when it ceased to exist or point to a council department
>that could tell me I would be most grateful
Good evening to the list.
My Great Grandfather was reputedly a Grocer in Mansfield around 1930,
probably somewhere in the King Street area (parish of St Lawrence).
Does anyone remember a grocer's shop run by Arthur Ernest LEMON and his wife
Tetty Clementina? or does anyone have access to a directory that may be
ableto shed some light on this?
Hoping someone can help me.
Sunny Thessaloniki, Greece
I am hoping someone may remember a Harold DAWES who was born 1931.
His father (my great-uncle) was George W P Dawes whose address was The
Manor House, 5 Gregory St, Lenton, Notts. George's wife's name was Olive
Melville Dawes (nee Harrel). I believe they lived in Nottingham from
1929 until George's death in 1960. At the time of George's death,
Harold's address was of Montagu St, London W1.
Does anyone know of Harold or his family, as I would like to make
contact with them.
Sincere thanks for any assistance you can give me.
Taumarunui, New Zealand
Just a line to say I had a major computer crash over the weekend - Lost all
CURSES and more CURSES.
Just a word of caution to all - MAKE BACKUPS - OFTEN
David & Pat Harvey
Laxton Drive Hucknall NG15 6PU
I have a copy of a will for a Ann SPENDLOVE, spinster of Redhill parish of Arnold. Will is dated 1840 and proved 1842.
Among other things it states" to be interred in the vault in Trowell Church prepared for her by the late William Walker"
This leaves me wondering if there would be any inscriptions. If there is anyone that lives in or near Trowell that could check this out for me I will be appreciative. Thanks Ron, Ohio
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For those of you who may have a note of my old email address
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Birch, Hogan, Dickens, Driscoll, Rivington, Richmond, Mallender, Adderley,
Brown, Burns, Clifford, Couldry, Lewis, Manley, Mason, Mizon, Price, Rees,
This is more from the list of burials from the Babworth Parish records.
1703 20-May Richard(?) CUTTEL was buried in Wollen only
1703 25-Aug (?) HOUGH was buried in Wollen only
1703 11-Oct (?) MANUEL was buried in Wollen only
1704 23-Jan (? ) HEMSWORTH was buried in Wollen only
1704 03-Nov Mary WALKER was buried in Wollen only
1705 09-May Lynor(?) daughter of John SIMPSON was buried in Wollen only
1705 24-Mar Margaret COLTON was buried in Wollen only
1706 10 ? Alice KENNY(?) was buried in Wollen only
1706 23-Mar Anne HEMSWORTH was buried in Wollen only
1708 12-Jun Anne MALLOWEL(?) was buried in Wollen only
1708 06-Nov Thomas son of John SIMPSON was buried in Wollen only
1709 01-Jan John son of John SHOAR(?) was buried in Wollen only
1709 05-Mar Henry WALKER was buried in Wollen only
1720 01-Oct Robert WHIK was buried in Wollen only
1721 22-Oct John WILSON was buried in Wollen only
1721 24-Oct Mrs Izabell OTTER was buried in Wollen only
1721 14-Nov Mrs Elizabeth OTTER was buried in Wollen only
1721 06-Dec Edward MARSHALL was buried in Wollen only
1721 07-Feb Mr Richard OTTER was buried in Wollen only
1721 12-Feb Mary WOODWARD was buried in Wollen only
1721 11-Feb Elizabeth daughter of William HILL was buried in Wollen only
1722 17-Mar William HO(UGH?) was buried in Wollen only
1723 01-Jul Alice EASTWOOD was buried in Wollen only
1723 08-Jul Anne COCKSHUTT was buried in Wollen only
1726 07-Dec Elizabeth daughter of William & Frances SIMPSON
1727 10-Jan William son of William & Mary WHITTEN
1727 21-Jan John son of John & Margaret HOUGH
1727 10-Feb John SIMPSON Esq of Rennishaw was buried in Wollen
1727 11-Feb John HOUGH was buried in Wollen
1728 12-Apr Joseph WHITE was buried in Wollen
1728 07-Apr Joseph son of James KENNERLYwas buried in Wollen
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Dink Farmery wrote of personal hopes that someone would
"......find the Archive copy and truly appreciate the work I have done to
I shall have the last laugh however for I have bequeathed all my worldly
the local dogs home."
We could all write a clause in our Will, of course, bequeathing the
pedigree, database, accumulated papers and books, rough notes, and details
of searches made to the Society of Genealogists in London, who take great
care of such collections, hold the documents for future researchers and
often put them on film. They catalogue and index the material as well
as providing a safe haven for such cherished works.
By searching their document boxes and the Great Card Index, and by reading
the birth briefs of other researchers, I have found several previously
untraced branches of my own tree and linked up with a couple of distant
cousins. More importantly the reference books and documents their father
lodged there in 1950 have not been wasted or simply thrown away but, despite
his own family's lack of interest, continue to serve a most useful purpose
for today's researchers.
People sometimes mistakenly think that the SoG is best when researching well
established, famous, or ancient families, but that isn't so. Increasingly
it is serving new hobbyists of all walks of life, all shades of experience and
of ordinary background - ag.lab's are king! So why not consider a clause in
your will regarding the mass of genealogical information you've accumulated
over the years, if you can find no one to pick up your mantle?
FARNSWORTH One-Name Study (and a member of the Society of Genealogists -
thought I should declare my interest!).
I remember there was a private school called "Broadgate". I think it was in
the Canning Circus/Park area as I seem to remember children in its school
uniform when I travelled daily through the area by bus on the way to Henry
Mellish Grammar School in the early 1950s. A check of the 1950s telephone
book should find it. If nobody else has answered by tomorow, I will take a
look when I am at the Archives tomorrow.
Martin's reference to Broadgate, Beeston is interesting in that there IS
actually a school there (to this day) which is the Dagfa House School
(Private) previously Dorothy Grant School for Girls ("Boys in Kindergarten"
as I remember it used to say on the notice board) which is just off
Broadgate at Salthouse Lane. The house and school has an interesting
history. However, this is presumably not the school which Dave seeks.
From: Martin Mitchell <Martin.S.Mitchell(a)btinternet.com>
To: NOTTSGEN-L(a)rootsweb.com <NOTTSGEN-L(a)rootsweb.com>
Date: 30 August 2000 21:54
Subject: Re: [NTT] Where is/was BROADGATE School?
>The only Broadgate I can think of immediately is Broadgate (a street) in
>Beeston, Soth West of Nottingham, but no school in the last 30 years.
>Hopefully someone else will know more.....
>Martin S Mitchell
>Researching MITCHELL, BURTON, WEBB, YEOMANS, MEAD, MULVEY, TOMLINSON
>----- Original Message -----
>From: David Ward <dreward(a)worldonline.nl>
>Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2000 9:08 PM
>Subject: [NTT] Where is/was BROADGATE School?
>> Can anyone help me trace a school in Nottingham.
>> The name of the school was BROADGATE.
>> I suspect it was somewhere near the City centre but may have either
>> succumbed to the blitz or the later rebuilding of the city centre. It was
>> known to exist at least between 1897-1902.
>> If anyone can tell when it ceased to exist or point to a council
>> that could tell me I would be most grateful
>> My thanks
>> Utrecht Holland
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Thank you Peter, it was worth a try...but no, it isn't Sylvanus.
> Hi Jingles,
> The only DUNN that played for England at international level was
> A.T.B.DUNN who played 4 matches in total
> one in 1883, one in 1884 and two in 1892.
G'day Irene and Listers
Apologies to everyone concerned in Australia
I made a mistake the UK CD's of the British 1881 Census cost me $55.oo
that was in May last year.
The Vital Records Index British Isles is $25.oo. August 2000.
: [LIN] UK CD buy Au 25.08.2000
> Dear Bridget
> I rang the Latter Day Saints in Sydney on the telephone number you quoted
> your email to the LINCSGEN List. Unfortunately, you supplied the
> information. When I quoted your email they told me they certainly do not
> sell the 1881 Census for A$25 - it is $55! That is a big difference. This
> caused me quite a bit of inconvenience so I would suggest you send to the
> List the corrected price the LDS charge for the 1881 Census, otherwise
> people too may telephone the LDS quoting your email.
> Irene > W A
Sorry for the mistake the differenc between $55 and $25 certainly makes a
difference. LDS ph in Sydney is 0298415333.
Best Wishe Ben and Bridget
Southend near Mount Gambier South Australia
Researching, among others, BULL - COLLIS
- LEAVERS - MARTIN - MOODY - PURCHES
TAYLOR - TOMASIN / THOMASIN & VINCENT
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