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Herbert Hinchcliffe

Any information on Herbert would be greatly appreciated - I am looking for a HERBERT HINCHCLIFFE born in 1903, who was probably in Hertfordshire in the early to mid 1940's, certainly 1945. He may have had a connection with a hospital, perhaps Luton & Dunstable and maybe as a patient or a worker. I believe he was born between 1901 and 1910 but a few years either way is very possible. He was married and may have had children and in 1946 worked applying Lacquer at a factory in Grays in Essex. He was in Chelmsford and London until about 1954 when I loose track of him. He may also have had a connection to the Jolly family and therefore a connection to Bovingdon. Herbert was a convicted conman and bigamist but despite this I'd like to know more about him. One possible ancestry of Herbert can be accessed at: http://www.brooksfamily.name/documents/David%20Hinchcliffe%27s_Descendants.pdf
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Clifford J Brooks

This is the same CJ Brooks as featured on the frontpage of this website - if you can supply any further detail or most especially a photograph I'd be very grateful - he was in the 50th Btn Machine Gun Corps in WW1.
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William Gratton Brooks & Joshua Brooks

I'm currently looking for our connection to the Gratton family. William G Brooks (1855) husband of Mary Alice was the son of Joshua Brooks (1824 or 6) husband of Ellen. Joshua in 18941 was aged 15 and living with Joshua Gratton (1761) a blacksmith and Martha (1766). I have found a marriage for Thomas Brooks to Elizabeth Gratton in 1822 and suspect that Joshua is their son, but I can't find a reference for this birth. There is a reference for the birth of Elizabeth in 1803 daughter of Joshua and Martha (and a sister Mary 1810). William G Brooks had the following siblings: Joshua Ellen Joseph 1851 Thomas 1853 Elizabeth 1858 Any help appreciated...
Milford War Memorial

I'm keen to identify the two Brooks men listed on the Milford (Hopping Hill) War Memorial. One is called Walter and the other Frederick. I haven't been able to isolate either on the CWGC database, and I don't know whether they were related to each other - although I would say that is a fair assumption. Any assistance would be appreciated. I suspect they were the sons of James Edward Brooks and Sarah Jane - Fred (1889) & Walter (1882). As of 7/10/09 this website thread has proved really useful: http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=134283&st=0&p=1279371&#entry1279371 and has cleared up some of the mystery - they weren't killed but did serve in WW1. I'd still like to know more about them - if you can help please contact me.
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Emily Taylor Thompson Hide

Looking to find out more about Emily and what happened to her after she emigrated to Australia probably in the 1920's. Not sure if she went alone or with someone - if you can help please drop me a line..
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Cambridge Street Spondon, Derby

I'd be grateful for a photo showing No 4 Cambridge Street in Derby taken in or around the 1890's
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 Mystery Photos

This is probably a Brooks member

It was in my grandads photo album I would guess it probably is a Brooks family member
The Brooks & Doxey Factory Manchester

I've come across this book but don't know whether Samuel Brooks 1826 - 86 is a relative or not. I can't help but suspect there is a connection as other Brooks members moved from Derbyshire to Manchester - presumably with some skills in mill work - to work in the City. More persuasive though circumstantial is the Doxey link - a family connection to many Brooks and another fecund family in Middleton by Wirksworth - did Samuel move to Manchester with a business partner, or meet a familiar face when he got there, or is there simply no link at all? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooks_%26_Doxey gives a brief overview but doesn't cover the genealogy of the founders.
Unknown Lady

This photo was in my cousin Roger Lewis's photo album - we don't know she is though - can you help? The photo was taken in Derby so most likely a member of the Brooks family.
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Unknown baby

Possibly Barton/Jarvis family Kent taken in a studio at Beckenham
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Unknown Children

Possibly Barton/Jarvis family Kent taken in a studio at Beckenham
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Unknown Couple

Possibly Barton/Jarvis family Kent
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Unknown Girl

Possibly Barton/Jarvis family Kent taken at a studio in Richmond Surrey
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Unknown Lady

Possibly Barton/Jarvis family Kent taken in a studio at Richmond Surrey
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Unknown Lady

Possibly Barton/Jarvis family Kent
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Unknown Lady

Possibly Barton/Jarvis family Kent taken in a studio with branches in Salisbury and Southampton
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Unknown Lady

Possibly Barton/Jarvis family Kent taken in a studio at St Lenoard's on Sea
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Unknown Lady

Possibly Barton/Jarvis family Kent taken in a studio at St Lenoard's on Sea
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Unknown Lady

Possibly Barton/Jarvis family Kent
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Unknown Man

Possibly Barton/Jarvis family Kent
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