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Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: Another Bury Lad Private Bamford
« on: Thursday 06 September 18 18:27 BST (UK)  »
Surely these were worth a thank you?

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Sketchbook owner's name?
« on: Saturday 01 September 18 11:06 BST (UK)  »
Caitlin Carlinford

The Lighter Side / Re: I wonder if he knew?
« on: Saturday 01 September 18 10:51 BST (UK)  »

 " A so called idolatrous Roman Catholic Priest. Workhouse Chaplain".

I read this differently, because of the "so-called". Isn't this a tongue in cheek comment by the priest himself, and faithfully transcribed by Kate? 

The Lighter Side / Re: Was that really a crime?
« on: Friday 10 August 18 09:11 BST (UK)  »

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Could I be gypsy
« on: Thursday 02 August 18 12:31 BST (UK)  »
I am looking to find out whether I am gypsy or if not what the proper name for my type of family could be. ...
Basically, my grandad used to go into the closest city with other family members and other local gypsy and fairground kids starting fights with people...

 My grandad also used to have a lot of fights with people and apparently mostly won...

 My dad and uncle lived in a caravan for a bit of time, I think they travelled a bit Iím not sure though....

 I also have a massive family who all live close to me, and we are all very close to each other and family is very important to us.... 

My dad also allows me to drink a bit around family....     

As others have shown you, none of your relatives, for quite a long way back have been travellers, so none of this fighting/drinking stuff is relevant to your search (and very stereotyping.)  I also lived in a caravan when I was young, as did my father when he was, but we are not from a travelling family.

Don't put too much store by vague family stories - enjoy the search for who your ancestors really were. You've been given a lot of help here but still seem to be chasing a family myth.

The Common Room / Re: Was the wealth of Selworthy based on slaving?
« on: Monday 23 July 18 19:01 BST (UK)  »
Britain became (and remains) a wealthy nation largely because of the slave trade.

The Common Room / Re: Fathers Roots
« on: Thursday 19 July 18 20:56 BST (UK)  »
Good work, but Ric hasn't  logged on since he posted his very abrupt non-question on 15th July.

I'm afraid you have been wasting your time.

The Common Room / Re: FATHERS ROOTS
« on: Sunday 15 July 18 21:35 BST (UK)  »
You've put a lot of work into this so far! Let's hope Ric comes back to read it.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Some areas where I am unsure
« on: Saturday 14 July 18 07:44 BST (UK)  »
Thanks so much.  That does make sense especially as Joseph had a hog.


I wondered about a variation of hogget - a young sheep (older than a lamb but under about 18 months). However, I think the fact that it is preceded by corn and hay suggests that all the animals are dealt with in the first entry.

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