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Deciphering an Intended Marriage from England around 1800

"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 ...
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Looking for marriage of Annie Elizabeth to James Spencer Ward, ca 1900 in Cheshire?

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 ...
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Looking for marriage of Annie Elizabeth to James Spencer Ward, ca 1900 in Cheshire?

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 ...
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Deciphering an Intended Marriage from England around 1800

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,...
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What was required to be entered into "England, Cheshire, Land Tax Assessments, 1778-1832"

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 ...
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Deciphering an Intended Marriage from England around 1800

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 ...
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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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Looking for more occupational records of Walter Cowin

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 ...
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What was required to be entered into "England, Cheshire, Land Tax Assessments, 1778-1832"

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 ...
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Deciphering an Intended Marriage from England around 1800

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 ...
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