The Will of James Findlay

  James Findlay and his wife, Helen Buchan were living at 29 Port Henry Road in April of 1881 with 6 of their 8 children (Jane Ann & Agnes appear to be in service at this time). James was a boat builder and ship carpenter and they had been married for 20 years. Sadly, only … Read more The Will of James Findlay

Double Death Developments

In the post, Double Death, I said: The death certificate records Grace’s cause of death as  ‘Valvular disease of the Heart – Bronchitis’.  Obviously, the son’s certificate will need to be viewed next if I’m to solve this mystery. The son, Edward STYLING’s death certificate has now been viewed but has only heightened the mystery … Read more Double Death Developments

Wonder No Maunder

Turns out the Ann Maunder who was present at Grace STILING’s death is not the family member I suspected and apparently no relation at all  (Read related post HERE). For some reason, bad transcription I guess, I was unable to find Ann on the 1871 census through name & town alone.  Using the find my … Read more Wonder No Maunder

Mayoral Connections

Before Harriotte STILING married George WREFORD, she was living in Tiverton with Thomas & Sarah LEAMAN.  As she was recorded in the 1841 census as a female servant (‘F.S.’), I presumed she was the LEAMAN’s live-in maid.  This may still be true but somehow suspected there was more to this relationship. (I can’t remember exactly … Read more Mayoral Connections