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Prison offence - trespassing underwood fence

I think you'll find it's actually Trespass Damaging underwood fine / 2 (I'm assuming it is the second of the two similar offences shown) "Underwood" in this contest was the small trees & ...
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Finding residence information for Toronto in the 1840s?

Toronto Public Library has some scanned publications available about the history of Toronto. Local History & Genealogy Toronto had 5 ‘wards’ in 1843 according to Wikipedia and the outlying areas (...
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Seeking 1841/1851 Census Records for Ryle Holme, perhaps in Manchester, England?

His name has been indexed as Kyle rather than Ryle by Ancestry.com in the 1841 Census, aged 2, at Broughton, Lancashire with his parents Thomas (40) and Matilda (30) and siblings James (12), ...
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Seeking immigration record John Redonnett, born in France, who came to US ca 1840s?

This Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918 seems to confirm what you have concerning place of birth, and includes the fact that John Redonnett was a Civil War veteran, as well as cause of death. ...
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Reading a word in an 1841 census image

I agree that it is "Essex". The word isn't that clear, but if you browse other pages in that set you can see several more entries in that column, that are similar to the one posted and look more ...
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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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Seeking detailed passenger list for Solway sinking Falmouth-Corunna in 1843?

I don't know if this is of much help, but want to share this. I was doing research on the sinking of the Lusitania recently and one article stated that the Cunard shipping lines did not list infants (...
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Seeking detailed passenger list for Solway sinking Falmouth-Corunna in 1843?

James Fitz James is listed in FindMyPast's Index to Death Duty Registers with a note "Ship Solway to Jamaica" Arabella Theresa Fitz-James is listed in FindMyPast's Index to Death Duty Registers, a ...
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Where is John Knight of Henry Kentucky in 1840 census?

Many NARA microfilm publications have a descriptive pamphlet which describes the microfilm and explains how it is arranged. These publications sometimes say when pages have been lost (similar to the ...
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Where is John Knight of Henry Kentucky in 1840 census?

If you click on the little i to the right of the 1840 census title it leads you to the wiki page about the census. Down that page is a section, United States Census, 1840 known issues which refers to ...
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Occupation 1841 Scottish census

Rather than beating your head over deciphering one line of the census, or searching for a specific possible abbreviation, try broadening your outlook. Some strategies: Read published accounts of the ...
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Verifying a record of a death on board an emigrant ship?

According to the UK Gov website, the GRO at Southport keeps “Marine deaths” from 1837 onwards, if the death was on board a British Vessel. You haven’t said what flag the Argyle was. If it was British ...
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Finding details of ancestor's trial at Chester Assizes in 1847

If any case papers do survive, then they should be at the National Archives in the ASSI series. https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/criminal-trials-assize-...
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Finding information on Emigration ships (UK to US) in 1841

This problem is a good illustration of how we can create problems for ourselves by extracting information from records and leaving the context behind. Scrolling back two images on the microfilm (New ...
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Where is John Knight of Henry Kentucky in 1840 census?

I looked all though the Records for Kentucky in the 1840 Census. Five John Knights, but none of them from that county. So, I think it may be a lost record as well. Unless someone got the county ...
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