Tag Archives: Brittain

Rebecca Couling: a Death Certificate, and a conviction for stealing beer

The GRO’s PDF pilot phase 1 ordering service for birth and death certificates has now come to an end but I managed to get an order in just before the deadline.  The PDF arrived within the stated time despite the … Continue reading

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A First Look at the 1939 Register – my grandparents

Now that the 1939 Register is included in the FindMyPast 12 Month World Subscription I have started looking up my ancestors who were alive at that time.  At the moment the records of my parents, Roy and Doris Brittain (nee … Continue reading

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Revisiting a brickwall: Mary Couling – my 2 x great grandmother

I’ve been searching for details about Mary Couling (born c 1840) for some time.   From her marriage certificate I knew that her father was John Couling, deceased, and the 1871 census gave her place of birth as Oxfordshire.  Another researcher … Continue reading

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