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Tracking 1836 removal from Brewood to Tipton, Staffordshire?

By "Removal" all that is meant is that Joseph Anslow left his membership at Brewood Independent when he moved to Tipton. This is not to be confused with the poor law system of removal which was a ...
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Where is "Perthall"?

Benjamin West, Jr. was the son of Benjamin West, the artist. "Perthall" is likely a misreading of "Pershall," an estate and family in Staffordshire that is well-documented. The ...
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At what age did girls leave home in 1880s England?

The Education Act of 1880 was the first to make education compulsory for English and Welsh children, but only between the ages of five and ten, and even then many parents did not send them to school ...
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Finding source of father's first name on 1713 Staffordshire baptism from FamilySearch index?

It's always worth double-checking to see whether the online image comes from the original register or the Bishop's Transcripts. I've certainly sometimes found that the transcriptions on sites like ...
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If widow remarries, do English records ca 1820 show maiden name?

So far as I remember in my data, it's always her current name prior to the marriage about to take place. NB I haven't constructed a query to check this out but that's how it seems to go. I definitely ...
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Locating Manorial Records of 1843-9 Copyhold by William Hitchcox in Wheaton Aston, Staffordshire, England?

In locating records relating to copyhold, the first thing is to work out which manor or manors may be involved. The boundaries of a manor were often not the same as that of the parish. The advanced ...
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Dating entry in Collections for a history of Staffordshire

The obvious answer is that that 20th May, 13 E. IV is a regnal date - specifically it refers to the 20th May in the 13th year of the reign of Edward IV. The complication is that Edward IV reigned from ...
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Locating Manorial Records of 1843-9 Copyhold by William Hitchcox in Wheaton Aston, Staffordshire, England?

As is often the case, taking the time to write a question, seems to put me some way along the path to an answer. Please feel free to provide a better answer but I found these useful references: ...
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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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Interpreting 29 Feb 1797 (non-leap year) for baptism of Thomas Hitchcox in Lapley, Staffordshire, England?

This is probably just a mistake by the person who made the entry. IMHO you should record the date as that listed in the source record and maybe make a comment in the Notes field. Others coming after ...
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If widow remarries, do English records ca 1820 show maiden name?

I'd agree with @AdrianB38's answer: in my experience, the current name tends to be used. It's certainly possible that a woman might revert to her maiden name after being widowed, but I don't recall ...
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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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Interpreting 29 Feb 1797 (non-leap year) for baptism of Thomas Hitchcox in Lapley, Staffordshire, England?

A possible explanation is that Robert Price was baptised on 4 Feb and that Thomas Hitchcox was baptised on 29 March (that is, the placing of the months is the problem).
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Where is "Perthall"?

The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 73, Issue 2 (1803) suggests that Perthall is/was near Stafford in Staffordshire:
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If widow remarries, do English records ca 1820 show maiden name?

I have two of these and both their marriage certificates show the married with the surname of their husband BUT they have previously .... showing their maiden name. So, for example Georgina Squelch ...
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Verifying facts and relationships given in 16th century visitations?

Elias Ashmole was an antiquarian and collector (among other things), whose wide-ranging interests included heraldry and genealogy. The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford was founded to manage his collection, ...
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If widow remarries, do English records ca 1820 show maiden name?

No, it would not list the Maiden name of the woman. From 1837 onwards it would be likely to list the name, trade or profession of the father of both parties on the marriage certificate. However that ...
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