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What are these words in the 1841 will of Elisha Strong?

The Said Eunice Strong shall pay one third for the support & education of Lucy Strong and Julia C Strong until they are eighteen years of age and the remaining two thirds for their support to ...
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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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Deciphering place name in 1841 Census for Tavistock, Devon, England?

I think this place name is written "Old Duda", however I am confident it is referring to a place called "Old Wooda" in Tavistock parish. If spoken out loud there is a very minimal audible difference ...
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Finding residence information for Toronto in the 1840s?

Searching for and investigating any Canadian hints in the Hindley family's known FAN club might be my next step as it could add more people and points for research. The Toronto Branch of the Ontario ...
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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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Finding residence information for Toronto in the 1840s?

City Directories The Toronto Public Library has a wide range of City Directories, some of which are available online. For the period I am looking at, they have: The Toronto directory and street ...
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Becoming a master tailor?

My personal belief is that the answer depends on time and place - in particular, what local laws and customs applied. In an area and era controlled by trades guilds, there would be very tight controls ...
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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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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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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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What is the significance of the name at the end of this 1843 advertisement?

It seems that George White's New York firm is looking to make collateralized loans. Harden & Co. and Lyman J. Strong are working as agents and mortgage brokers in various cities, verifying deeds ...
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Where was Joseph Brown Lever for 1841 England Census?

This webpage claims he was in Wednesbury in 1841C: http://www.myheritage.com/person-1000489_150692981_150692981/joseph-brown-lever. Suggest you get creative with some wildcard searches....
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Finding birth/baptism record (ca 1845) for August E.F.Reichow in Germany?

The only clue we have so far is a possible place name – Kraatz. (Where is it mentioned?) possible places There are three possible places with this name, all in eastern Germany: Kraatz, a village in ...
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Finding residence information for Toronto in the 1840s?

Part of the problem you are encountering is that Canada was not a country until 1867 and there was no requirement to archive documents prior to 1865. You can try doing an ancestor search on the ...
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Where was Joseph Brown Lever for 1841 England Census?

Based on the hint by @user3310902 I used FindMyPast and Ancestry.com to (re-)locate Joseph Brown Lever in Wednesbury, Staffordshire, England: Class: HO107; Piece: 984; Book: 4; Civil Parish: ...
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Kit Carson & John Fremont expedition members

Have you checked into books written by any of the members of the party? My ancestor was hired by a gold rush group as the hunter to feed them as they came from Wisconsin. Upon his return, he hired a ...
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How to narrow down date of U.S. census data collection before 1850?

"The 1850 Census began on 1st June 1850. The enumeration was completed within five months. " - Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy This matches what you've observed about the dates on censuses. ...
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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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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?

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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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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Locating Carnarton in ecclesiastical district of Tuckingmill in parish of Illogan, Cornwall?

As commented by @ColeValleyGirl, it appears that I have identified the correct location based on a post at http://members.ozemail.com.au/~peterpjw/Carnarthen.html Carnarthen - a locality, about ...
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