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Wording on an English marriage register from Somerset in 1834

The word resident at that time implied ownership. A resident of the parish will have owned property. They own a residence. Being described simply as of the parish indicates the person lived there but ...
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Tracking 1836 removal from Brewood to Tipton, Staffordshire?

By "Removal" all that is meant is that Joseph Anslow left his membership at Brewood Independent when he moved to Tipton. This is not to be confused with the poor law system of removal which was a ...
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Where is Trehavron, Kenwyn (Cornwall, England)?

GENUKI's gazetteer entry for Kenwyn says: The parish of Kenwyn, (Cornish: Keynwynn), is situated in the Deanery and Hundred of Powder. It is bounded on the north by St Allen, on the east by St ...
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Finding when and why ancestor was in Bodmin Gaol ca 1835-1839?

The OP notes a record on Ancestry that describes Philip Rule's discharge from Bodmin jail in 1839. It does not give a reason for incarceration, nor a committal date. This appears to be the only record ...
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Understanding B.D. abbreviation on Irish Marriage Register

I think B.D. is an abbreviation for By Dispensation. You may be able to locate a separate Dispensation Record. From What is a Dispensation Record?: Marriage Dispensations were issued if there was a ...
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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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Trying to find ancestor prior to his marriage, believed born in Quebec

I see that when Thomas and Elizabeth married in Ontario in 1860, Thomas was residing in Oshawa and Elizabeth in Whitby. Therefore, this looks to be a likely bet for them on the 1861 census of Canada (...
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Deciphering this area of Indiana?

Looks like it's Sprinklesburgh – an old name for the town that is now Newburgh, Warrick Co., Indiana. The original name was after founder John Sprinkle. According to this Newburgh History, ...
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Translating German Jewish birth record in Hebrew

This does not precisely answers your question, but I believe helps somehow (could not render it as a comment). I singled out in red the hebrew texts I could notice. Let's split them into 2 groups: ...
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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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Seeking parents of ancestor born 1838 in Saxony Province, Germany?

I want to echo Jan Murphy's remarks. In addition, I find the spelling of the last name to be extremely curious. This does not look like a German name at all. How much do you know about your great ...
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Getting birth certificate of Augusta Fluger Pasch born in Hamburg in 1834?

The birth is likely documented in the Zivilstandsregister, which are available for the period between 1811 and 1875 at the Hamburg state archive. Another source might be church records, available from ...
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Finding birth/baptism records for Prussian ancestor born around 1840?

In general, a good starting point is often the FamilySearch Research Wiki page for the place you are interested in. In the case of Lübeck, the FamilySearch Research Wiki page for civil registration ...
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Finding birth/baptism records for Prussian ancestor born around 1840?

If he was Protestan/Lutherian you could try https://www.archion.de/en/ It is an online archive of the german protestant churches, where you can find a lot (albeit not all) church records.
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Finding 1834 location in St Clement, Cornwall, England

First let's look at the units of measure in these two documents. The first transcription (1834) says Francis Green (FG) occupies four fields of 12 acres. The second document (1828) says Hugh Biddick (...
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Seeking baptism record for William Slight, born ca 1832 near Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland?

In the absence of an answer that locates a baptism record for William Slight, I am going to provide a proof argument tying him to his birth family, which also ties down when and where his birth ...
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Finding parents for James Henry Posey who was born in Maryland 1831?

The courthouse was burned down by John Price Posey after he escaped from jail on July 12, 1787, On July 15, 1787, he and an accomplice, Thomas Green, returned to the jail with two slaves called Sawney ...
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Finding when and why ancestor was in Bodmin Gaol ca 1835-1839?

The FamilyHistory.co.uk website have a section dedicated to Cornwall Family History - http://www.familyhistory.co.uk/cornwall-family-history/ They include details of Cornwall Record Office and they ...
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