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Birth certificate v Baptism entry

A Guide to Using the Records of Civil Registration from the Society of Genealogists says: The records of civil registration in England & Wales, which commenced on 1 July 1837, relate to the ...
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If widow remarries, do English records ca 1820 show maiden name?

So far as I remember in my data, it's always her current name prior to the marriage about to take place. NB I haven't constructed a query to check this out but that's how it seems to go. I definitely ...
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The significance of A.M. after a given name?

I suspect this refers to his degree – Master of Arts (Artium Magister), now more commonly abbreviated as M.A. In the vital records you found this entry in, there is another John Rogers (d.1782), a ...
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Irregular Session Catholic Marriage in Scotland's OPR

The primary purpose of the OPRs was to record baptisms, marriages and (if you are really, really lucky) burials carried out by a Church of Scotland minister in that parish. While there seems to have ...
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Finding who owned/managed Yorkshire Hall Plantation in Demerara (Guyana) in early 19th century?

Not a direct answer but may provide you with additional leads. There are numerous references to "Yorkshire Hall" and William Chichester (as chichester, chionester, and chishester) at this website: vc....
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What kind of a place name or institution is 'Mansfield Statutes'?

I have not come across the term before but found this in the Derbyshire Courier November 15, 1851: It sounds like an event rather than a place. In many other references to Mansfield Statutes (and ...
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Where is the farm/hamlet of Barah in 1820s North Cornwall?

A potential answer from communication with the volunteer for this parish at Cornwall Online Parish Clerks: 'Barah' is likely a small farm adjacent to Headon Barrow in Jacobstow parish. The barrow ...
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If widow remarries, do English records ca 1820 show maiden name?

I'd agree with @AdrianB38's answer: in my experience, the current name tends to be used. It's certainly possible that a woman might revert to her maiden name after being widowed, but I don't recall ...
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Finding details of an 1821 Berks County Pennsylvania Guardian appointment of two minors?

For Document 2, you say: The second ... is from: Orphans Court Proceedings, 1752-1857; Index; Author: Pennsylvania. Orphans' Court (Berks County); Probate Place: Berks, Pennsylvania and ...
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Inferring date of marriage from dates of marriage banns in Scotland?

It may help to keep an open mind on this question, since the records in Scotland are not going to be as tidy and regular at this period as they might have been in a later period, especially when ...
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Two different marriage dates for the same couple?

I take it that the two records are on FamilySearch. Record 1 Charles Kerby & Mary Ann Hart 11 May 1828 Allerthorpe, York, England Film 2104781 Record 2 Charles Kirby & Mary Ann ...
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Finding who owned/managed Yorkshire Hall Plantation in Demerara (Guyana) in early 19th century?

One of the other UCL pages notes that in 1826 Yorkshire Hall was: "In lawful possession of Thomas Skelton by his attorney William Chichester". That suggests to me that William did not (then) own ...
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Confirming parentage of James Scott & Elizabeth Elliot (m.1820?) Burnfoot, Ewes?

From Wikipedia the 4th Earl of Minto appears to have been born about 25 years after the Elizabeth Elliot in your question was married: Gilbert John Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto KG ...
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Finding details of an 1821 Berks County Pennsylvania Guardian appointment of two minors?

It looks like Ancestry has done a semi-indexed pass-through of FamilySearch's Pennsylvania Probate Records. If you go to FamilySearch directly, their microfilm set includes not only the Orphan's ...
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If widow remarries, do English records ca 1820 show maiden name?

I have two of these and both their marriage certificates show the married with the surname of their husband BUT they have previously .... showing their maiden name. So, for example Georgina Squelch ...
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Irregular Session Catholic Marriage in Scotland's OPR

According to this page, the Church of Scotland seems to have recorded all marriages. Before the introduction of civil registration in 1855 Church of Scotland parish ministers and session clerks kept ...
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Sources of guild records of cabinet-makers in Scotland around 1815-1830?

The Three United Trades of Dundee is the website for the relevant guild in Dundee. The Wrights was apparently the one to cover joiners - other places may divide the trades differently, and the Wrights ...
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Seeking birth/baptism record for Noble Hutchinson Fleming who was born in 1827 at Cork, Ireland

To search Church of Ireland records you would need a more precise location than just 'Cork' - ideally a parish or town name. Cork could mean Cork city or County Cork, a very large number of parishes. ...
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Sources of cabinet-making apprentices in Ireland around 1815-1830?

I think I may have lucked out on this search. I found this book: Irish Furniture: Woodwork and Carving in Ireland from the Earliest Times to ... A quick look in the appendix shows an alphabetical ...
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If widow remarries, do English records ca 1820 show maiden name?

No, it would not list the Maiden name of the woman. From 1837 onwards it would be likely to list the name, trade or profession of the father of both parties on the marriage certificate. However that ...
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Two different marriage dates for the same couple?

I just participated in the Family Search Indexing transcribing mostly marriage records. However, on some records, it was only the application, not the actual marriage. I chose not to enter those and ...
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Inferring date of marriage from dates of marriage banns in Scotland?

Banns are usually read 3 times and the marriage usually takes place shortly after the 3rd reading (traditionally the following Saturday). Banns are read in both the bride and grooms parish (if they ...
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Seeking marriage record for James Slight and Elizabeth Boyd from late 1820s probably near Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland?

I am also looking at this Slight family and have failed to find the baptisms of Susan, William & James. I have viewed the image of Susan Slight's marriage to Robert Ewart. It states that the ...
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Seeking marriage record for James Slight and Elizabeth Boyd from late 1820s probably near Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland?

On FreeREG there is record of banns for the parents: Banns read 15th, 22nd, and 29th March 1829 at Haddington Parish Church: James Slight, of Haddington, and Elizabeth Boyd, of Haddington. ...
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