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In his book ‘The Titford Family’ p207, John Titford says, ‘....it is possible that Maud Titford, widow was the relict of William Pavvier, having reverted to her maiden name after his death, as was the custom.'
This is a custom I have not heard of before but if it is true then it would solve one of my family mysteries as to what happened to a widow after her husband’s death in 1570. There is a burial for someone with her maiden name which would fit the circumstances exactly.
Can anyone confirm this custom? I can’t find anything online as yet though there are several articles on widows.
Apologies if this has been answered before but I cannot find the answer on
the SoG Library pages either.
Are the digitised LDS records (parish registers etc.) available from the
computers in the library?
After WW1, my grandfather farmed at a place called Kirton Holme, not far
from Boston, Lincs. From old telephone directories (from the 1920s), I can
see that his phone number was Swineshead 5y4.
I asked my late father about this peculiar number some years ago. He said
that my grandfather's farmhouse was along a road with three other houses,
all sharing the same telephone line. Grandad's phone number ended in 4
because, if the call was for him, the operator would ring four times. From
that, I assume his phone number was Swineshead 5 but, being a shared line,
it was only for him if his phone gave four rings.
But the directory gives his phone number as Swineshead 5y4. What did the "y"
in the middle mean?
A Royal Marine called Thomas Chambers was aboard the HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 according to the Trafalgar ancestors database online. His details are as follows:-
Name:- Thomas Chambers
Age:- 23 (1803, 1805 or 1806?)
Born:- Faversham, Kent
Discharged:- 15 Jan 1806 at Chatham HQ
Comments:- From HMS Winchelsea (19 Apr 1803?)
A Naval General Service Medal was applied for in 1847 by either Thomas or his next of kin.
Does anyone know if there is likely to be any more detailed info in the Admiralty records (e.g. next of kin) as there were several different Thomas Chambers born in the Faversham area 1782+-5
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