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Why might name Ferdinando be found in early 17th century Cornwall baptisms?

According to the Oxford Dictionary of First Names: Ferdinand ♂ From a Spanish name, originally Ferdinando (now Hernán), which is of Germanic (Visigothic) origin, derived from farð ‘journey’ (or ...
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How to interpret "in descent from"

The phrase "9th in descent from Edward I" means that Edward I appears 8 lines above her in her pedigree (i.e. Edward I was her 6x Gt Grandfather). What follows is a little complicated, but the lines: ...
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Has the 1524 Lay Subsidy for Cambridgeshire (UK) been transcribed and published?

The majority of original records for the lay subsidies are archived at The National Archives, not the local archives. For Cambridgeshire you will find the majority of c.1524 subsidy rolls in E 179/81. ...
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Meaning of term "died leaving with other issue"?

It simply means the person had other children. The Legal Dictionary for the term issue states: 1) n. a person's children or other lineal descendants such as grandchildren and great-grandchildren....
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What records exist for survivors of the Spanish Armada?

Some ships were sent from Flanders to Scotland to return survivors back to Spain. A full account of the fate of survivors can be found in: The Downfall of the Spanish Armada in Ireland by Ken Douglas ...
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Interpreting the year a 16th century will was written?

I responded earlier, but now am able to view this on a tablet and can actually enlarge the image on a brighter screen so that I can "see" rather than squint at the text. I revise my earlier thoughts. ...
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Interpreting the year a 16th century will was written?

Looking back at this again, I agree with the other answers insofar as the text reads: "one thousande five hundreth foure Schore and ___". That is, 1 thousand, 5 hundred, 4 score (80), and... As to ...
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Interpreting the year a 16th century will was written?

This is quite unclear text, but I'm going to have a proper go at this. Here's the image again: As @PolyGeo commented, after "year of our lorde god one thousande" appears to be "five hundrete". That ...
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Why might name Ferdinando be found in early 17th century Cornwall baptisms?

I have a Ferdinando too, and fondly imagined I might have a shipwrecked Spaniard in my tree. However, I think the answer is in the name of Sir Ferdinando Gorges c1565-1647, governor of Plymouth. He ...
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Verifying facts and relationships given in 16th century visitations?

Elias Ashmole was an antiquarian and collector (among other things), whose wide-ranging interests included heraldry and genealogy. The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford was founded to manage his collection, ...
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Seeking DNA-test for family membership of ancestor 400 years back along paternal lines?

The proper test to take in this situation is the Y-DNA test. Y-DNA as you have noted gets passed down the straight male line only. Why not autosomal tests. The 23AndMe autosomal test you did tests the ...
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What is the location on this 16th century baptism record?

Fluker's Brooke, which is now Flookersbrook in Hoole. http://chester.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Flookersbrook
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Seeking DNA-test for family membership of ancestor 400 years back along paternal lines?

As a free, fairly quick, and dirty test, you could ask your Swiss contact whether he knows a couple of males, from both populations, who are happy for their genotyped Y-Chromosomes to be compared,to ...
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Can Origin of Spanish DNA from 16th to 18th generations be traced to historical events?

Your only chance will be to perform an investigation and get information about your ancestor's origin from Spain (if they were from there!), after that you might be able to find military records from ...
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