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Questions tagged [16th-century]

For questions about research in the period from 1501 to 1600.

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How to interpret “in descent from”

An article in NEXUS: New England Across the United States (volume XVI, no. 5), published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, contains genealogical entries such as (p. 157): William ...
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How far back can I expect to explore in US and European Genealogy? [duplicate]

I have noted some relatives back to the mid 16th century. How far back should I expect to be able to go? My immediate family hails from Portugal > Holland > UK > US, and Russia > UK > US. When did ...
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Verifying facts and relationships given in 16th century visitations?

Owing to the fortuitous survival of various parish registers and wills I have managed to trace, with good certainty, one of my lines of ancestry back to one Margaret Bowyer who was born in ...
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Has the 1524 Lay Subsidy for Cambridgeshire (UK) been transcribed and published?

Has the 1524 Lay Subsidy for Cambridgeshire (UK) been transcribed and published? If so, where can I find a copy? National Archives and County Records Office sources aren't showing any holdings
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Can Origin of Spanish DNA from 16th to 18th generations be traced to historical events?

DNA on Ancestry & GEDMatch -- I find a bit of Spanish with a dash of some Mediterranean groups all dated to 16 or so generations back. Else all British Isles with another dash of Northern ...
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Interpreting the year a 16th century will was written?

How would you interpret the year this 16th century Nottinghamshire will was written, and why? yeare of our lorde god one thousande .......................... The year is not as I expected based on ...
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Meaning of term “died leaving with other issue”?

What does the phrase "died leaving with other issue" mean when it is used in genealogy sources like Burke's Land Gentry? The entry reads: Walter Huntar, of Polmood, m. 26 Nov. 1525, Helen, dau. ...
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Could a beneficiary also be witness to a will?

I have several wills from 16th/17th century England where a witness to the will had the same name as one of the sons who was a beneficiary in that will. I have always assumed these witnesses were ...
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Why might name Ferdinando be found in early 17th century Cornwall baptisms?

I have two direct ancestors named Ferdinando: Ferdinando Hicks, baptised 1 Jan 1630 at St Germans, Cornwall Ferdinando Sleep, baptised 13 Sep 1720 at Morval, Cornwall (who is a grandson of the above) ...
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Medieval (15th and 16th century) records in Spain

In recent meanderings through my family history, we have found a link to medieval (15th and 16th century) Spain (Pamplona region to be precise) - so, is it possible to access records (births, deaths ...
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What records exist for survivors of the Spanish Armada?

In my family, there is a long held verbal history that we were on the Spanish Armada and were stranded in Ireland when the Armada was sunk. This may be a long shot, but is there anyway to access ...
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Finding Expanded Royal Family Lineages

While aggregating some genealogy data for my family, I recently came across something that has my daughters and I pretty excited. It would seem that, on my wife's side, there is a traceable lineage ...