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The Common Room / Re: How much is it worth now?
« on: Tuesday 05 February 19 13:08 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you, Ruskie

The Common Room / How much is it worth now?
« on: Tuesday 05 February 19 12:58 GMT (UK)  »
I'm looking at a document (dated 1721) where a piece of land in the centre of the town where I live (measuring 48ft in length and 28 feet in breadth) was sold for 5 shillings. What would 5 shillings be worth in today's prices.

There was a website where one could convert but I can't find it now.

Many thanks


The Common Room / Re: What does this phrase mean?
« on: Sunday 13 January 19 16:14 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you for sharing the link, Martin. I found that really helpful.

Ellen Salmon left Willaston Hall to James Bayley.  He was the great grandson of her father’s brother, James Bayley.


The Common Room / Re: What does this phrase mean?
« on: Sunday 13 January 19 14:06 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you both for the detailed information...most helpful🙂


The Common Room / What does this phrase mean?
« on: Sunday 13 January 19 13:45 GMT (UK)  »
Hi all

I have the will (dated 1832) of Ellen Salmon, of Willaston, South Cheshire.

In it she states that if her cousin to whom she left her whole estate dies without making a will she then bequeaths it equally amongst the sons and daughters of her cousin to hold forever “as tenants in common and not as joint tenants” what does this mean exactly?

Then she goes to say that if the above children of her cousin die under age and without leaving lawful issue then she leaves her residuary property to her own right heirs.

She was a widow when she died; she had no children or brothers and sisters so who would classify as her own right heirs?

Any help understanding the above would be appreciated


Cheshire / Re: The Bayley family of Willaston Hall
« on: Wednesday 14 November 18 21:28 GMT (UK)  »
Hello Roger
I think the Brassey Hall documents would be of interest to you. I gave these to the RO in Chester several years as I had no need of them.  The said deeds are really rather interesting as at least several have maps annexed showing the extent of the Brassey Hall estate.  This farm was sold in 1863 by Sneyd.  I have the auction catalogue and would be more than happy to send you images if you are interested.  Do please feel free to contact me for any more help I can give.
Kind regards

Cheshire / Re: The Bayley family of Willaston Hall
« on: Tuesday 13 November 18 15:08 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Roger

Thank you for your reply.

How interesting! I wasn't aware that Maria Bayley had sold off land to the Birchall family. I'm guessing this was the same family of Birchall that lived on a farm on Colley's Lane, Willaston? A Sarah Birchall lived at Brassey Hall I seem to remember in the mid 19th century. The title deeds to this last property I found on ebay. These deeds I deposited at the county archive in Chester. I made a copy of the 1863 auction catalogue and I have the map too. Maria Bayley acquired about 100 acres from Ralph Sneyd. I don't know of any link between the Bayleys and Sneyds other than business.

I am making a detailed search of the Crewe Chronicle and have found many references re the Birchall family especially in relation to land owned by Birchall which the council wanted to acquire so they could put down sewers.

King regards


Cheshire Lookup Requests / Re: Census Lookup: Ann Mills
« on: Tuesday 30 October 18 23:05 GMT (UK)  »
Cheers emeltom, I really appreciate your help with this. No matter what I tried I just couldn’t find her after 1851😏


Cheshire Lookup Requests / Census Lookup: Ann Mills
« on: Tuesday 30 October 18 14:54 GMT (UK)  »
Can anyone find Ann Mills on any census after 1851?

1841 and 1851 she was in Nantwich with her husband, William Mills. He was born in Chelsea, Middlesex, while Ann was born in Nantwich in 1819ish. She was formerly Ann Cooper and married at Nantwich in 1838. I'm sure I found her living in the south of England years ago but can't find her now.

Many thanks, Jay ;)

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