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  1. Chimp

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    The name was quite common in this area back then. Not many here now. They either moved off or the name died out due to marriage of daughters and the men not marrying.
     
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    Heading off to bed, but was the name Chinese or Anglo?? It is hard to tell in Jamaica, what with all the mixes. George Yapp that I worked with was pretty dark, but had blue eyes and he was part Chinese?? But his children were lighter and looked a bit Asian.

    I suppose the name came out from England seeing as more blacks have it than whites. (yes, I know that sounds weird, lol. Would take too long to explain it).
     
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    I have no idea Heather, the ones around here were white and English/Welsh. Sleep well ;)
     
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    This name is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is from a nickname surname for a clever or cunning person. Also the derivation is from the Olde English pre 7th Century 'gcap', which meant originally 'open' or 'wide', although it also had a later meaning of 'curved' or 'bent'.
     
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    Yep, that'll do me :D
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    does that make it as an oxymoron?
     
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    Yup, I thinko_O
     
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    Who?? Chimp?? :p:D
     
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    Oi, not so much of the 'oxy' :D
     
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    Finally received the birth certificates.

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    The birth certificate says:-

    Born: 24th October 1895
    Name: Annie
    Sex: Girl
    Name of Father: -----------
    Name of Mother: Margaret Yapp
    Informant: Margaret Yapp, Mother, Church Street, Bishop's Castle.

    So this is Annie, my great aunt.
    Who was 'Preston' or did Margaret just make up a name when she went to have her christened. Or is 'Preston' where she started to say 'Pressdee' and stopped herself and changed it.

    Who was the Annie Pressdee in the institution, born 11th January 1896

    I hate lose ends :eek:
     
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    Got this birth certificate too, The certificate says:-

    Born: 6th February 1916
    Name: Frances Lilian
    Sex: Girl
    Name of Father: -----------
    Name of Mother: Mary Pressdee
    Informant: Mary Pressdee, Mother, Coppice Cottage, Clunbury

    The only Mary Pressdee around at the time was Annie's sister born 1894.

    I know that Frances was a relation to my grandfather (Annie and Mary's brother) so was Frances the child of my great aunt Mary?

    Why wont they talk to me :sceptical:
     
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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    Well it certainly looks like she was, all the evidence points to it. I take it Mary was of child bearing age when Frances was born? Or could it be some subterfuge by the sisters?
    Yes why wont they talk to you - we all want to know :D
     
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    Mary was born c.1894 so she would have been 22, if in fact this is her child.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Sounds very feasible
    Maybe some-one was remembering a Baptismal date, or another birthdate mentioned in the past.
    Rather like-[I've seen] Margaret, Mary & Martha are interchangeable names when the mood hits. :D
     
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    I have found on a distant cousins family tree, on Ancestry, that she already has all this information. I used to subscribe to her tree.

    She has Annie's birth as 26th October, so have sent a correction, telling her it was the 24th. Also she has Frances as Mary's daughter. She has no source for it though. Neither of us know what became of Mary.

    The last known sighting of Mary was in 1911. Mary Ann Pressdee, b. 1894 in Bishop's Castle aged 17 years. She was a domestic servant for the Greenway family in Norton, Nr. Presteigne, Radnorshire. (so she's added Ann to her name)

    As an aside, I have to drive through Norton every day travelling to and from work.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    1911 also has the numerals 270 written in red above Bishop's Castle in the birth place column. 270 is shown to be "270 Shropshire". but as you say-no 'Lunatic'' or similar.
    I wonder if these marriages are useful?

    Marriages Mar 1912
    Pressdee Mary A. Simister Swansea-11a-1286
    Simister Evan E. Pressdee Swansea- 11a-1286
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    Marriages Mar 1914
    Pressdee Mary A. Fisher Cheltenham 6a-581
    Fisher Frank + Pressdee Cheltenham 6a-581
    .....................
    Marriages Mar 1915
    Lewis William H.+ Presdee Crickhowell 11b-107
    Presdee Mary + Lewis Crickhowell 11b-107
    ...................................
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    was it just for a birth perhaps?
     
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