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I think (having looked at the full page on FindMyPast) that it probably actually says "were" so that it reads: John Smith Captains Clarke of his Majestys Ship Firm and Sarah Osment of St Andrews Plymouth a minor with consent of parents were married in this church by licence this thirteenth Day of July in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty ...


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I started hunting through Ancestry with a few guesses in mind: If Samuel was born about 1800 (I found 1801), he would probably have set up his own household and married between 17 and 30 years of age. So he should have his own census records starting from at least 1830. There are a few common spelling variants for Brierton: Bryerton, Briarton, Bryarton and ...


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You need first of all to make sure you've got data from all the parish churches and chapels in the area. https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Lancashire will help you with a list of all parishes and all the chapels in those parishes. Plus data about what's a/v from those places. By no means all registers will be online. Then you need to have a look at ...


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This answer is based on my experience with English probate records. While the probate process in the British colonies differed from that of the colonial power, the process was no doubt modelled on its British counterpart. In England, it was customary for the testator to mention all his children in his will such that it was clear that none had been forgotten....


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A family tree without source citations is fiction. I assume the information you have included in your question is from a user submitted Ancestry family tree. Typically such trees have no source citations. At best, some might contain accurate information, so use them only a clues after you have exhausted documentary sources both online and offline. It ...


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There is a set of research guides produced by the UK's National Archives (TNA). The guides you need are accessible from the "Looking for a Person" page - right-hand column, look for "Criminals, bankrupts and litigants". Essentially, the location of any surviving records will depend on what level John Edmonds was tried at. TNA at Kew holds the higher levels ...


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Newspapers are the obvious source but thin out as one gets further back. One resource that is clearly a labour of love, records Historical Weather Events in the UK, collected (it looks like) from a variety of sources. However, note the warning on that screen that the site will disappear at some point. All is not lost, however, as it is one of those ...


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You can't trust anything you find in Ancestry.com user trees What Sue Adams said, and then some. It's a pretty strong statement, I know, but hear me out. I think the most common scenario for user trees on Ancestry.com is this: someone takes their family Bible or their great-aunt Ida's handwritten list of birthdates and marriages, and enters it into an ...


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Although you should always begin with your last confirmed direct ancestor then work back from him (or her) and definitely NOT try to work forward from the "possible" link to nobility; you may gain some insights from analysing the plausibility of the ancient family first. The situation of two brothers with titles and two without suggests that either two ...


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Mathias, Andreæ [Kousheg?] ejusque uxoris gertrudis [Vidmagesin?], fil. legit. sub Dno [Ashiber?], baptizatus est 13 Januarÿ 1771 per M. ?. D. Mathiam [Mervezh?] cooperat. Patrini Anton Kovatschetski et Catharina Schirzlin ex [Hvartouza?]. Matthew, legitimate son of Andrew [Kousheg] and his wife Gertrude [Vidmages], was baptized in district [Ashiber] on ...


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The descriptive pamphlet for NARA microcopy publication T718 is a reproduction of its entry in the print catalog of microfilm publications. It contains a roll list and a brief description of the entries in the register. Each entry shows the name of the pensioner, the name of the veteran (if different), the name of the pension agent, the name of the ...


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It appears to be: "Bankhead of Turfbeg" Turfbeg is a district to the north-east of the modern town, in roughly the same place as "Bankhead" on this snippet from an 1850 map by James Knox: Bankhead and Turfbeg can be seen in rather better detail in this snippet from the 1861 Ordnance survey map of Forfar:


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In the colonial period, language usage for kinship terms (and other terms) was not necessarily the same as it is today. Several of the 'how to' books I've read have said that in the colonial period, 'junior' and 'senior' were not necessarily indicative of father/son, but simply meant 'the younger' or 'the elder' if there were two men with the same name in ...


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According to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) one meaning of cousin is: A collateral relative more distant than a brother or sister; a kinsman or kinswoman, a relative; formerly very frequently applied to a nephew or niece. Obsolete. The last quotation applicable to this meaning is dated 1747 (S. Richardson Clarissa I. vi. 36). (I only just noticed that'...


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An archaic meaning of spurious was illegitimate. See: http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/spurious


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I am no export on Hesse, but I did a little research: Your LAGIS results are civil registration which started in 1874. Church records for several parishes in today’s city of Kassel were destroyed during World War II, according to a text from 1954 at the local history site Erinnerungen im Netz, Erlebtes aus dem Osten Kassels. They name: Waldau, Nieder-und ...


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Having thought it through a bit, Google helped and I found this article on the FamilySearch Wiki that is adapted from a print article by respected genealogist, Anthony Camp. Although it is about bonds on marriage licences and the original question is about probate bonds in particular, I see no reason why what applies to one bond type shouldn't apply to them ...


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The "widow's third" was a portion of a man's estate guaranteed to his wife after his death, regardless of what his will stated. This excerpt from "Material Culture in America: Understanding Everyday Life" (Google Books Link) describes the concept: Known also as the "widow's portion" or "widow's third", a widow's right of dower was ... a legal practice in ....


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I believe that this refers to the Intention. At that time, the couple wishing to be married would file an intention to be married. This would be published in the home town of both sets of parents and in the town the couple lived in. If there was no objection from the community after a given period, they could then get married. Engaged couples are required ...


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The third column is the "Rate / acre" amount in shillings and pence. (e.g. 10/ is 10 shillings and 0 pence. 7/6 would be 7 shillings and 6 pence ...) There were 12 pennies in a shilling and 20 shillings in a pound. For the first row, the rate is 10 shillings per acre on 100 acres = 1000 shillings = £60 For the second row, the rate is 4 shillings / acre ...


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I think that the "X" is actually just a poorly formed "F". I looked at the Rocque Map for that part of Bermondsey. Although the map is a little earlier (it's dated 1746), it gives a pretty good idea of how the area would have looked when your ancestors were living there. Snows Field and Crucifix Lane both intersect with Barnaby Street (now just part of ...


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I think the occupation written is: Painter (House) Although not capitalized, there are two entries for Keeps house in the following few rows that you can use to compare the "ouse" ending to the word.


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The word is 'List'. As far as I can make out,the name preceding the word List is that of the 'Master' and the names that follow are those of their household, slaves or servants. So, for the extracts in your question, we have: First image: Mary Clay's List ... Second image: John Sturdivant's List ... Third image: Obadiah Smith's List ...


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According to Rebecca Probert in Marriage Law for Genealogists the definitive guide Key fact: before 25th March, 1754, neither the Church nor the secular courts regarded as valid any marriage that had not been celebrated before an ordained Anglican clergyman. If your ancestors were not Anglican (e.g. Catholic or non-conformist) they may have wished to ...


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As a fellow rookie, one trick the others haven't mentioned, is to search the marriage registers in the parishes of Thorganby, Nether Poppleton, Fulford and Stillingfleet in the years 1740-1780 for marriages and marriage witnesses in the names of Hare and Fowler. That's the best way to build up a reliable FAN network - unless your man was a church warden - ...


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