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Reading entry from Quarter Sessions Order Book of Dorset, England 1682-1693?

Building on the previous answer, the section is headed: Recogn' contin' Respect' & capt' apud ult' sess' (roughly translated: recognizances respited and taken at the last sessions) The ...
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Reading entry from Quarter Sessions Order Book of Dorset, England 1682-1693?

The text is indeed Latin, although most words are English names, and some other words are English as well. What I read is this: Arthurus Bewcy de holnest agij. pro b.b. pro b.g. This agij could ...
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What does "ads" stand for in a Chancery Court record index?

These are chancery court cases. Ads is an abbreviation for ad sectam, Latin for "at the suit of". The alternative is vs for versus. The difference is that for papers associated with the defendant ...
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Allegheny County, Lilly PA, April 1924 List of those Involved in KKK & Residents Clash

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette did a write up about the incident awhile back: Lillian Thomas: The tiny town that fought the Klan, April 11, 2004. I would suggest perhaps - unless you contact the Klan ...
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Making your first trip to a courthouse

Judy G. Russell, who writes the blog "The Legal Genealogist", has given a webinar That First Trip to the Courthouse which is an hour-long presentation on how to prepare for a courthouse trip, and what ...
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What does dism. or dismt. stand for in Orphan court record, does it relate to being of legal age?

My experience is primarily with Pennsylvania's orphans court. However, this makes it seem that the answer to your question, for the context of Virginia, is yes, the child would have been an orphan ...
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Petty Sessions Court Registers, Dublin, Ireland, 21/02/1873

The highlighted text reads: compensation 1/- [1 shilling and 0 pence]; costs 1/- or [?] weeks imprisonment The number of weeks is unclear (it looks to be smudged. a better image might be ...
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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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What does dism. or dismt. stand for in Orphan court record, does it relate to being of legal age?

This is intended to be a more general answer, to help others who may have a similar problem. Judy G. Russell's advice (posted 4 oct 2021) is apt: "For heaven’s sake, look at the law!" When ...
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Finding 1907 New York City arraignment results?

Looking for information, I find Harry Farson in the household of his parents in the New York Census,1905, even thought this is well after the 1899 marriage to Minetta. A later census lists Minetta as ...
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