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Fantastic Sharon!
Thank you so much.
I look forward to hearing from you with baited breath  ;)

Hi Maec
Thanks for the links.
Certainly something to look into, although I have never come across any reference in all the documentation I've seen about the Fynneys that there was ever an connection with any Cheshire families. Not to say there wasn't though - you never know.

The second link to 'Fynney' on wikitree takes me to a long list of Fynney families - some I can see are mine, others not. There is no reference to the Houghs on that page - do you know which Fynney it referred to?
Many thanks for you interest and help.

Hi Sharon
Thanks for replying.
Dr Fielding Best Fynney is well documented. There is a big wall monument - The Fynney Brass -  to him in Cheddleton church. Sadly now very discoloured you can't even see it's brass never mind what it says. Have you seen a picture of it (while it was still readable)?
Is your book written by him? He was an ardent genealogist and  did a lot of work on his family pedigree, some of which you can find in various depositories in England.

This came across with our family and included the sale deed to the lands we left.
Could I ask what place the deeds were for? I'm guessing somewhere in Staffordshire.
Would it be possible to take a photograph of the book you have? Just of the front cover would be great. I should love to see it.
It is so fascinating when these treasures suddenly become unearthed!

Hope to hear back from you. How very exciting!  :D

Wow, thanks sharon.
That would seem to be the same as the first one on the 'quarterings'.
How exciting to find Fynneys in South Africa!
What book is it in? Is it just about the Fynney family, or a more generalised book?
I've never seen that image no matter how many times I've googled Fynney.
How do you, and your great grandfather, fit into the Fynney family?
I'm presuming you do, as your name here on Rootschat is Sharon Fynney!
And how and when did he go to South Africa? whose son was he?

Sorry for so many questions, but how exciting to find another image of the Fynney crest, and some more relations!  :)

Im not sure how much you know about the Fynney family, but I have LOADS of information about them.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Help To Translate A Few Letters
« on: Tuesday 22 May 18 06:35 BST (UK)  »
Had a very quick look at the first image you posted.
It is not that the handwriting is difficult, (although a couple of words on the first few lines are difficult to make out), but the same goes as for the other double page - it would be much clearer and easier to read if you were to repost a page at a time.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Help To Translate A Few Letters
« on: Tuesday 22 May 18 06:24 BST (UK)  »
Started to do the second third image

and all the cousens  my oldest sister
Sarah has got 10 children  & six living
She is married to a

but as you have scanned two pages in this image, it becomes pretty blurry when you zoom in to try and read it.
It would be much clearer, and hence less chance of making an error in transcription, if you could repost just one page at a time - as big a scan as possible under the 500MB threshold allowed on here for any one image.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Help To Translate A Few Letters
« on: Tuesday 22 May 18 06:18 BST (UK)  »
Here's a start with the first image. Correction - I seem to have done image 2. Scrolling up and down too fast!

I have transcribed it as written - with original spelling and punctuation (or lack of it!)  :)

Western (?) Port            July 7th 1858

Dear Uncle and Aunt 
I am most gratfful to you for the kindness
you have conferd upon me by writing
to me I began to think all my friends
had forgoten they had aney friends in
Victoria farther is over joyed with the few
Lines I recieved from you he as never known
where to write to you ever since he had been
in the Colony farther says he should very
much like to hear from you at  aney time
and if aney of my cusens wishes to come
Out here they will find a good home til
sutch times they can better them selves
farther as wrote to Aunt Sarah several
times and has promised to send money
for her to come out here but he as not recieve
aney answer either from her or from
Uncle John I was on a visit to see my sisters
About 2 months a go they are all quite
well and send their kind love to you

gives you information about posting re copyright.
You don't say if it's a will, or BMD record or something else, and so whether it's under copyright.
The general rule is to post a section of it to start with, then you don't fall foul of copyright.

Also remember the maximum file size is 500 mbs.

Down / Re: Ros Davies' County Down Website is Back!
« on: Monday 21 May 18 07:42 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Ros and quickDraw.  :)

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