Soldiers at Waterloo?

The Battle of Waterloo took place on 18 June 1815.

Maybe the paternal and maternal grandfathers of Robert Arthur Perrin (1861) did indeed take part in the Battle of Waterloo. The story became public in the Abingdon newspaper that reported the funeral service for William Perrin, who died on the loss of HMHS Rohilla in 1914. Though increasingly this seems unlikely, I should like to think so; to uncover the evidence.
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The house in Napanee – a Miller home?

What follows is a posting on the <a href="http://www.napaneeontario.ca/forum/viewtopic bupropion hcl.php?f=6&t=483″ onclick=”__gaTracker(‘send’, ‘event’, ‘outbound-article’, ‘http://www.napaneeontario.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=483’, ‘community forum’);”>community forum of Greater Napanee, a few moments ago.

Is there a resident of Napanee who can help solve a family history puzzle for a visitor to this Forum from Sheffield, England? Continue reading

James Miller in Canada

Remarkable. Only possible on the internet.

I have found and not found descendants of James Miller, whose emigration with his family I traced from Shropshire to Canada in 1884. Searching for a lost copy of a photograph of Donnington House, and discovering that the original site from which I downloaded the copy was no longer live, I did a wider search. Continue reading

Revisiting Great-Great-Great-Grandparents Edwin & Jane Parr

Been spending sometime with my Great-Great-Great-Grandparents Edwin (1801) and Jane Parr. Mainly checking and re-checking facts and assumptions, but also re-writing parts of the ‘story’. I have now some sort of account of all their ten children (nine boys!) with the exception of Henry Alfred who was born on 31 Jan 1831 and of whom there is as yet no further trace. I have acquired a number of, mainly death, certificates which have been helpful in identifications.