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What is this place in County of York on UK War Office Marriage Record?

It says "Leeds in the County of York"
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Deciding between two baptism records from ca 1744 for Thomas Fowler of Thorganby (Yorkshire, England)

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 ...
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Does anyone know where Gilford, Yorkshire is / was?

You may be looking for Guilthwaite. From Wikipedia: Guilthwaite is a hamlet in the civil parish of Whiston, in the Rotherham district lying to the south of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England. ...
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Deciding between two baptism records from ca 1744 for Thomas Fowler of Thorganby (Yorkshire, England)

The following may be relevant (and should also be available on Ancestry). Reference: PROB 11/1815/360 Description: Will of Robert Fowler, Farmer of Thorganby , Yorkshire Date: 31 May 1833 Held ...
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What could the numbers after an affidavit of a burial mean?

I have no previous experience in this but I think it may be related to the Burial in Woollen Acts: The first Act was passed in 1666 (18 & 19 Cha. II c. 4 1666), and the second, and rather ...
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Doing neighborhood or street address research in England?

I've never found a single map repository that always has what I'm looking for, so I tend to start with a simple web search for something like "sheffield old maps", and compare what I find with modern ...
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Doing neighborhood or street address research in England?

The first one-inch-to-the-mile series from the Ordnance survey only covered the county of Kent. They were published in 1801. A series for Essex followed shortly after. From the 1840's onwards, maps ...
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Deciding between two baptism records from ca 1744 for Thomas Fowler of Thorganby (Yorkshire, England)

I don't believe you have enough information to make a determination based on the Genealogical Proof Standard. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genealogical_Proof_Standard You might also check out this ...
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Deciding between two baptism records from ca 1744 for Thomas Fowler of Thorganby (Yorkshire, England)

In Nether Poppleton Robert Fowler appears to have a large family - unless there's two Roberts with families almost overlapping. His children's names include Ann, Jane, Lucy, Margaret. Mary, Robert and ...
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Deciding between two baptism records from ca 1744 for Thomas Fowler of Thorganby (Yorkshire, England)

You've made some rookie mistakes here (don't worry, we've ALL done it). It's possible that neither one of these matches are your person. We tend to fall into the trap of thinking all record sets are ...
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Two different marriage dates for the same couple?

I take it that the two records are on FamilySearch. Record 1 Charles Kerby & Mary Ann Hart 11 May 1828 Allerthorpe, York, England Film 2104781 Record 2 Charles Kirby & Mary Ann ...
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Where did my 2nd great-uncle William Morris go after 1914?

I have found William Morris's marriage in 1908 to an Eliza Buckley, and I have found his two children: John born 1909 in Yorkshire and Hannah born 1911 in Leigh, Lancashire. I believe I have also ...
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What is this place in County of York on UK War Office Marriage Record?

As has already been said, its "Leeds in the County of York" In case you're not familiar with the UK, Leeds is a large city in West Yorkshire. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leeds
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Two different marriage dates for the same couple?

I just participated in the Family Search Indexing transcribing mostly marriage records. However, on some records, it was only the application, not the actual marriage. I chose not to enter those and ...
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