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"Know all men by these presents, that we George Dutton of Coddington in the County and Diocese of Chester, farmer, and Robert Ruscoe of Aldersey in the same county, farmer, are holden and firmly bound unto the Right Reverend Father in God Henry William Bishop of Chester in the sum of five hundred pounds... Sealed with our seals, and dated the thirteenth day ...


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Interestingly, James and Annie's headstone seems to hold some key information about Annie's ancestry and therefore her marriage. It can be found on FindAGrave: As you can see, the Wards were buried with the Parry family. There must be some relationship or association between the two families. The marriage identified by Tom which shows Annie's maiden name as ...


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I assume that the children you have found in the birth indexes are these ones: Eveline Edith WARD 1903 Q4 Chester 8a 380 Rose Gertrude WARD 1905 Q4 Chester 8a 364 James Spencer WARD 1907 Q2 Chester 8a 415 Thomas Edward WARD 1909 Q2 Chester 8a 376 Starting from that we can use the new GRO index to get the maiden name of the mother, which is ...


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If you consult the enumerators schedule associated with this piece, you will find a description of the area covered. In this case, the piece includes (I may have made transcription errors): All that part of the Parish of Saint Mary on the Hill extending from the Hare & Hounds Public House to the West End of the Bottoms Lane comprising all the ...


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Marriage Bonds (as seen here) are part of the process of applying for a Marriage License. The issue for the authorities is that no banns are read publicly, hence no opportunity for anyone to say, "Hey, those two shouldn't marry." To balance this out, the Marriage License increases the impact of any "illegal" marriage effectively by imposing a massive penalty ...


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Devon County Council has a good explanation of the Land Tax Assessment. There are a few possibilities that spring to mind. Firstly, he could have moved out of the area or into a dwelling that wasn't assessed. And then come back. Secondly, the Devon reference explains that: "From 1798, the tax could be redeemed or exonerated with a lump sum payment ...


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I agree with @PolyGeo that it says "County and Diocese of Chester" which would suggest we are dealing Coddington, Cheshire. I think what you are looking at here is a Marriage Bond where the money posted is a surety that would be forfeit if the marriage didn't take place or was subsequently nullified but would otherwise presumably be returned at some point. ...


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The Guild of One-Name Studies has archived material from a former member who was studying the surname Tiltson that they will share with you if you contact them. It may well help you to confirm or deny what you have found so far.


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If I am correct, I think that this is family of Cowin as required by you living at 137 Market Street, Hoylake on the 1911 Census. However the surname is misread and mis-transcribed as Crown. Walter Cowell Cowin or as it is correctly listed on Ancestry listed as Walter Cowell Crown. Walter Cowell Coin was born in Chester in 1910 and is Seven months old on the ...


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A quick search pointed me to the correct information. First of all, there are two things that the registration could mean. The person could be a land owner (or renter) The record doubled as a voter registration record. I have been able to identify one of the records from Ancestry, which indicated he was a land tenant. It seems likely he was indeed gone for ...


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I am related down from George Dutton of Coddington , Farmer.. he was mentioned as a beneficiary on last will and testament for Joseph Capper of London Kennington along with my relatives Richard and Joseph Dutton of Rosemary Lane. This George Dutton of Coddington marrying Anne Davies I believe could be his son or grandson if born 1766 , as my Richard and ...


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