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  1. AnnB

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    You and me both - there are plenty of later ones on-line for other places and some of the nationals, but not for your neck of the woods. I will stick a request in to the BNA to add some more papers for Herefordshire next time they ask me for what I want to see added to the collection.
     
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    Thank you Ann ;)
     
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    Just catching up with this. Ah... not a fireman, a policeman.

    The death record doesn't actually say that the bullet was fired, just that it was 'accidentally received'? * Just read Ann's post above that was posted in a similar vein while I was reading other articles on the Rotherwas factory.

    It would have been a dangerous place to work.
     
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    A day trip to the Hereford Archives? ;)

    (Take sandwiches)
     
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    Missed that, too, Barb.
     
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    Don't know when or if I'll find the time :sceptical:
     
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    You can't leave us all hanging like this. :)
     
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    I'll put a tyre on that rope, then you can all have some fun :D
     
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    anyone else notice on the probate record his wif got administration 2 days before he died:eek:
     
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    Sorry @Sandiep that is my fault. He died in 1942, his probate was granted in 1943.
     
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  14. Chimp

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    Ok need help to find a marriage.

    Arthur Sidney Page marred Beatrice Edwards in Battle, Sussex in 1931.

    They can be found on the 1939 register living at:-

    27 Downlands Close , Bexhill M.B., Sussex, England

    Arthur S Page 04 May 1906 Hair Dresser Married
    Beatrice MacDonald (Page) 22 Jun 1904 Unpaid Domestic Duties Married

    As you can see Beatrice now has the name MacDonald by her name.

    The original shows that Page has been crossed out and MacDonald written in and a date of 5-4-44, weather this is the marriage date or when they let the record office know I have no idea.

    This means that she remarried after Arthur's death in December 1842.

    There is a death registered in Knighton in 1971 for a Beatrice MacDonald born 1904.

    Arthur's headstone reads:-

    ARTHUR SIDNEY PAGE Killed on Active Service Nov. 27th 1942 aged 36
    Also BEATRICE his wife died April 22nd 1971 aged 66 years.

    As you can see it doesn't actually say Beatrice's surname.

    I can't find a marriage for her to a MacDonald.
     
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    The only one I can find remotely near that date is on scotlandspeople, but it's not transcribed or scanned and would cost £12 to get a copy

    PAGE, BEATRICE
    MACDONALD, ALEXANDER GEORG
    1944, 685/2 2
    St Andrew (Edinburgh)
     
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    I asked on our towns facebook page if anyone remembered Mrs MacDonald. Had several replies. One lady said her great aunt was very big friends with her and asked if I would do some research on her great aunts Husbands family. Only turns out that Beatrice MacDonald formerly Page nee Edwards could actually have been from Knighton. She married Arthur Page in Battle, Sussex in 1931. I was able to trace Arthur's family but was at a total loss on Beatrice Edwards. With them marrying in Sussex I thought Beatrice was from there.

    This lady's Great uncle had a sister, Beatrice Edwards, born in the same year as Beatrice Edwards wife of Arthur. If this is in fact the same Beatrice it would make this lady's great aunt and Beatrice sisters in law.

    Have now sent for Arthur and Beatrice's marriage cert. I wait with bated breath :nailbiting:
     
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    Have now received the marriage certificate for Arthur and Beatrice. Beatrice was indeed born in Knighton, not only that, she was also one of triplets born to Harry and Kate Edwards.

    Harry and Kate had 8 children in total, 3 singles, one set of triplets and a set of twins.
     
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    Shrewsbury Chronicle - 24th June 1904
    KNIGHTON. - TRIPLETS. - On Wednesday evening the wife of Mr Harry Edwards, labourer, The Cwm, Knighton, gave birth to three children - three girls - all are doing well.

    The British custom of a Royal donation, that came to be known as the "Queen's Bounty", was given to mothers who gave birth to three or more babies at one time. Queen Victoria is said to have initiated the grants 'to enable the parents to meet sudden expenses thrown on them' when triplets or quadruplets were born after she and the Prince learned of a poor woman who had recently given birth to triplets while on a visit to Ireland in about 1849. To qualify for the donation, the babies had to born alive and their parents had to be married and British subjects. After Queen Victoria's death when her son Edward became King of the United Kingdom, the grants were continued as the King's Bounty.

    1957 - Bounty Discontinued
    The Royal Bounty for multiple births continued until 1957, after which parents only received a congratulatory letter from the monarch. Congratulatory messages were abandoned completely in February of 1995.


    Acknowledgement - The Queen's Bounty - Triplets and Quadruplets - By Barbara J Starmans

    Does anyone know how much this 'Bounty' was in 1904 ?
     
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  20. Chimp

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    Found it :)

    The King's Bounty was a sovereign, a one pound sterling coin, to the parents of triplets, one for each child. The bounty was "to enable the parents to meet the sudden expenses thrown upon them."

    Acknowledgement - Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections by John D Reid
     
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