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Charles Leonard Reuby – happy birthday!

July 25th is my late father-in-law’s birthday. He was born in Bermondsey, London in 1905, and married Lilian May Golesworthy in 1935. He died at only 69, so I never met him, but I wish I had. His photos all show him smiling. He served in the Royal navy from 1923 to 1929, and then … Continue reading

The Elusive Philip Rubie of Cork

An item about the Irish Records Extraction Database on Ancestry┬áset me off on our Irish connections again today. I’ve found as much information online as I’m likely to, given the loss of many census and other records. Going back beyond the birth of Philip Rubie in 1814 in Cork is not going to be an … Continue reading

Mystery Monday – Two Census Entries?

My husband’s grandfather is driving me mad. I thought I’d found him, and his wife Ellen, on the 1901 census. Aged 28, born Southwark, wife Nellie – which is how she appears on many census entries. But by 1901 they already had their first daughter, Ellen. So where is she? Some searching found another entry … Continue reading

Adding Some Dates

Other researches I’ve done this week have mainly been on adding dates and locations to various families. In my brother-in-law’s tree, I’ve found the wonderfully named Liberty Pitt, born in Devon in 1822. He died in Poplar, London in 1904. I’ve found some of his children, including another Liberty, a Robert, a Thomas, and a … Continue reading

Mystery Monday – Robert Reuby and his Wives

I’ve spent a lot of today wrestling with Robert Reuby and his family. The more information I get, the less I seem to know. First Marriage: 7 Aug 1893 to Kate Mack. No death for her under Mack or Reuby, but she disappears. Child: baptism Feb 1901, parents Robert and Ellen Reuby. 1901 Census: shown … Continue reading