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The Common Room / Re: Land Tax question
« on: Sunday 20 January 19 20:51 GMT (UK)  »
I'm not quite sure what your question is here Dave.

From the Land Tax records I've seen of my particular ancestors, some of them (generally the earlier ones) can be written on a single sheet of paper, or sometimes written in a printed book (this seems to come later).
Some of them give quite a bit of information which can include - the proprietor's name, the occupier's name (often different as and when land was rented out), the name of the holding, and the sum assessed.
Some of them don't give all that information - the printed books I've seen just give proprietor, occupier and sum assessed, which is a shame.
I don't think I've seen any that give acreage of a holding. You can of course work out the approximate relative standing of any person within that community from the amount they have been assessed at.

Quite a lot are online now, and any information about ones ancestors always seem worth looking at for me. It all helps to fill out their lives.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Does this say Punynomia on DC?
« on: Sunday 20 January 19 20:27 GMT (UK)  »
I think the third letter is an 'r', not an 'n', which makes it 'purymonia' - which doesn't help really!
All the 'n's written are formed differently to this third letter.

post crossed Mc489
I think your explanation is a possibility.
I have been trying to find post childbirth causes of death too.

Somerset / Re: James Baker Marriage License
« on: Sunday 20 January 19 04:10 GMT (UK)  »
This would probably be better posted in the Handwriting Deciphering Board.

You could ask the moderator to move it.

It's just come to me as I write this - not thinking I could make out what it was!
It's 'Wells'.
With a very curly loop as the start of the 'W'.

Added: So forget all that stuff about moving your post!

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: 1626 Baptism
« on: Thursday 17 January 19 09:55 GMT (UK)  »
I'd agree Dave.
It's 'bapt fuit' - was baptised.

The christian name of Anna's father is the query I'm guessing.

It looks like 'Araham'. The first letter is the same as 'A' on Anna.

Is there  another word on the page with that classic long looped small letter 'h'?
'Humphrey' in the line above only has a capital H.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Parish register entry 1655
« on: Wednesday 16 January 19 10:12 GMT (UK)  »
I think the word at the end of the next to last line is 'your'.
............yor reg

I've seen it before in court documents
 - yor Lordships..........

Presumably they will scan things for you if you can't get there.
I've just done the same thing at Keele University Special collections.

Can't see how much it will cost you though!

Sorry to play devil's advocate here, but my father and several of my uncles were agents with the Pru, and they never moved around at all! They spent their whole lives in the same small town.

Have you tried contacting the insurance company he worked for to get any records they might have?
Was it the 'Indus' company he worked for? Or does the full stop you put after the name signify it's an abbreviation for something?
I tried Googling "Indus" insurance company, as per your post, but got lots of hits for insurance companies in India!
When I was looking into my father's records, the Prudential company were marvellous. They sent me a copy of his whole work record which had personal comments on it too - all very complimentary thankfully!  :)

Europe / Re: French Revolution surnames
« on: Saturday 12 January 19 09:32 GMT (UK)  »

try Googling with speech marks - "Le gros Bisson"

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Wording of 1570 Essex baptism
« on: Saturday 12 January 19 09:28 GMT (UK)  »
Ah ha! well found Ray.  :)

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