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The Common Room / Re: Baptism different dates
« on: Yesterday at 12:58 »
The LDS submitted entries are now in a separate section from the extracted data.

As for the discrepancies in dates, they are probably transcription issues.  The original writing may not be clear.
In the first example, it's possible that 7 was misread as 2 or vice versa.
The second one may have confused a 5 with a 6 and misread the month.  Sometimes months are written as Roman numerals.

It's also possible that they are from different sources, one from the PR and one from the Bishops Transcript.  Variations between the two are not uncommon.  All down to human error.

The Common Room / Re: Age discrepencies
« on: Saturday 15 September 18 15:16 BST (UK)  »
Also, if the death and/or burial information was given verbally, it could easily be a mishearing of 56 for 66, or vice versa. 

Kent / Looking for a first marriage for John WOOD
« on: Tuesday 11 September 18 14:01 BST (UK)  »
John WOOD was born in 1767 in Milstead.  He married Mary WATSON in 1804 in Minster in Sheppey.
They are my 3x great grandparents.

John Wood of HMS Unicorn at Sheerness wid & Mary Watson of Minster Sheppey, (20, moth Eliz W wid), at M. 09 Oct 1804.
Book: Volume 34  Collection: Kent, Surrey, London: - Canterbury Marriage Licences, 1781-1809 (Marriage)

John was a widower when he married Mary, and what I am after is his first marriage.
As he was a seaman, that marriage could have been anywhere, but most likely the Sheppey area or somewhere like Greenwich or Deptford.

What I'm hoping to find is a marriage by licence like his second marriage as it might give some extra detail that might narrow it down for such a common name.  I think I found the Watson marriage on Ancestry, but it was some time ago and I don't currently have a sub.  So I'd appreciate it if someone could take a look and see if there are any more marriages by licence for a John Wood between c1785 and 1804.  Or suggest where else I might look.

Berkshire Lookup Requests / Re: Arthur and Daisy Neal
« on: Sunday 09 September 18 15:07 BST (UK)  »
If the marriage was annulled because she lied about her age - would he have been legally correct in stating he was a bachelor when he remarried?

As someone explained earlier, her age would not be grounds for annulment, nor would providing an inaccurate age.

Berkshire Lookup Requests / Re: Arthur and Daisy Neal
« on: Sunday 09 September 18 12:12 BST (UK)  »
Thinking outside the box, Daisy is a nickname for Margaret (or Marguerite which is the French word for daisy).  It might just be worth looking to see if she was registered or baptised in one of those names.

The Common Room / Re: Find My Past - free access weekend - 7th-10th Sept 2018
« on: Saturday 08 September 18 15:24 BST (UK)  »
I read on another forum that "Existing subscribers will see their subscriptions extended. " However I can't see that anywhere on the FindMyPast site.

I just checked my subscription to it has been extended for 3 extra days :)


So has mine! I wish Ancestry would do that as well.  ;D

Mine hasn't, but I'm only on a one-month sub.  Bit mean of them.

The Common Room / Re: Searching Ancestry Public Trees
« on: Friday 07 September 18 02:38 BST (UK)  »
People can e-mail me regarding my tree but as i am no longer a member my reply can not be sent to them.

I thought non-subscribers could reply to messages, just not initiate them. 

The Common Room / Re: Searching Ancestry Public Trees
« on: Thursday 06 September 18 17:39 BST (UK)  »
Well, I wouldn't copy anything without checking, but I was thinking more of whether it was worth contacting the tree owner to compare notes.  (I realise a lot don't reply, for various reasons.) 
I just meant I wouldn't write them off simply because they hadn't attached any sources.

The Common Room / Re: Searching Ancestry Public Trees
« on: Thursday 06 September 18 17:06 BST (UK)  »
I would never assume that because no sources have been added, the tree owner has none.  They may  keep their main tree, complete with sources and other information, elsewhere. 
I don't keep a tree on Ancestry, but I do have a tree on GenesReunited which I haven't updated it in years, not since I got genealogy software on my PC.

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