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Wedding details of George Duncan and Ada Young

The wedding of George Duncan and Ada Selina Harriet Young happened on 11th May 1878 at the Register Office in Portsea Island.

George Duncan was aged 35 and a Surgeon

Ada Selina Harriet Young was aged 25

He was living at West Street, Fareham at the time of the wedding

She was living at Green Road, Portsea

His father was James Duncan, a Gentleman

Her father was Alfred Young (deceased) a Commander Royal Navy

The wedding was witnessed by (? illegible) Cleverly and J.W. Brough

Cousin catcher

I recently heard a phrase which suggested that family history blogs are cousin catchers! I have to agree. I don’t update this poor blog very often but the information is ‘out there’ and I recently received an exciting email from someone who I was very distantly related to.

Jane Bate very kindly filled me in on what happened to the Duncan family where my information left off at the 1911 census.

It was really strange reading about who they married and the children they had, but fascinating to fill in some gaps. Time to update my GEDCOM file and learn how to upload the latest version here I think!

A trip to Southampton

Back in 2005 we also visited Southampton to re-visit some addresses where my ancestors had lived.

Angelsea Road, SouthamptonAddress of William St Clair Cole and his three children (Robert, Gertrude and Rita) living at 8 Anglesea Road, Southampton.


Norham Avenue, Southampton

Address of George Duncan and his three children (Ruth, Courtney and Julia) at the time of the 1901 census – 9 Norham Avenue, Shirley, Southampton.

Do you visit places your ancestors lived?

I’m sure I can’t be the only person who loves to visit the places their ancestors lived. Thanks to the census and other records it’s possible to get a good idea of the places people lived. On a few occasions my husband has driven me round to look at places although he always makes me get out of the car to take photographs!

West Street, Fareham

Thomas Mansel died at West Street, Fareham on the 1st April, 1869. George Duncan was also a resident of West Street, Fareham at the time of his marriage to Ada Young , 11th May 1878. Photograph of West Street, Fareham taken in 2005.

East Street, Fareham

Mansel Young was resident at 11 East Street, Fareham according to the 1881 census. Photograph of East Street, Fareham taken in 2005.