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Deciphering an Intended Marriage from England around 1800

"Know all men by these presents, that we George Dutton of Coddington in the County and Diocese of Chester, farmer, and Robert Ruscoe of Aldersey in the same county, farmer, are holden and firmly bound ...
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Deciphering an Intended Marriage from England around 1800

Marriage Bonds (as seen here) are part of the process of applying for a Marriage License. The issue for the authorities is that no banns are read publicly, hence no opportunity for anyone to say, "Hey,...
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Why might someone be listed amongst "Additional Individuals Bounded" in 1806 Cornwall Bastardy Papers?

No, it is dangerous to speculate that Joseph may have been the father. Although it is not stated what these "papers" are, I suspect these records are bastardy bonds. Joseph was simply a bondsman. ...
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Understanding 1807-1812 Pennsylvania land records document?

First, Sarah Penrod is indicated as living in 1807 by the property description saying that adjacent to the west of the property being deeded is "the messuage, land of plantation whereon Mrs. Sarah ...
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Relocating christening record for Margaret Morgan, believed to be 1808 at St James, Bristol, England?

Have you tried FreeREG this lists all the PR's that they have currently transcribed and also has links to other sites that may have what you are looking for. Also the Forebears site has lots of ...
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To what extent would people in the 1800s travel to get married?

Population Studies from Parish Registers, a selection of readings from Local Population Studies, edited by Michael Drake (Local Population Studies, 1982, ISBN 0 9503951 7 X) contains a number of ...
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Any Russian Orthodox records of Kamchatka priests around 1800?

It is difficult question because of the not well working archive system in Russia. I believe that such books are hold in the "Российском Государственном историческом архиве Дальнего Востока" in the ...
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How to identify 19th century birth record in England when uncertain of parent's given names?

Hyde Park is part of the City of Westminster which has its own archive (https://www.westminster.gov.uk/archives) and so the majority of the records, particularly the parish registers, will not be ...
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To what extent would people in the 1800s travel to get married?

Do away with the perception that our ancestors didn't travel far. Especially by the nineteenth century there were several forms of transportation. Horse and carriage would of course be most common, ...
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Interpreting 1801 Settlement Examination from Marystow, Devon, England?

The term "covenant servant" would simply refer to the fact that John was bound under some sort of contract to work for John Lang. This was probably an informal agreement, and unless you are extremely ...
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Deciphering an Intended Marriage from England around 1800

I agree with @PolyGeo that it says "County and Diocese of Chester" which would suggest we are dealing Coddington, Cheshire. I think what you are looking at here is a Marriage Bond where the money ...
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Finding marriage record for Priscilla who married printer Henry Hughes probably about 1810 in Breconshire, Wales?

Today FindMyPast announced: Wales Parish Registers We’ve added a substantial tranche of new records to our exclusive collection of Welsh county baptisms, marriages, banns and burials. One ...
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Reading first name for Samples surname in Virginia Tax records of 1806?

Here it is again in 1809: And in 1810: In 1811: So it appears that Bethuel is correct. Bethuel is an Aramean name from the bible.
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Identifying parents of John & William Milman who were baptised 1800 & 1805 at Okehampton, Devon, England?

I am planning to post separate answers for John and William, because there are several of each baptised at Okehampton in this period. This answer will examine whether John's life post-baptism may ...
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Why might someone be listed amongst "Additional Individuals Bounded" in 1806 Cornwall Bastardy Papers?

I have not yet sighted the original document but I now know where it is located and that the bond value was £100. Reference: RO/4218 Description: Eliz. Jenkin, single, now with child. Bond: Wm. ...
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Finding records of Transport-office that John Smyth worked for in London prior to 1806?

This is not a complete answer but I just found the Reports from committees of the House of Commons: which have been printed by order of the House, and are not inserted in the journals; reprinted by ...
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Traded a dollar for a Penney?

Call and ask Rensselaer County County Clerk: 9am – 5pm, Phone: (518) 270-4080, Fax: (518) 271-7998, Location: 105 Third Street, Troy, NY 12180 or Rensselaer Public Library (518) 462-1193 ...
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Deciphering an Intended Marriage from England around 1800

I am related down from George Dutton of Coddington , Farmer.. he was mentioned as a beneficiary on last will and testament for Joseph Capper of London Kennington along with my relatives Richard and ...
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