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Suffolk / Re: COLLETT family, Halesworth - 1785 to 1813
« on: Yesterday at 01:49 »
If Mrs Collett, wife of Charles died in 1818, then it can't be the same Mrs Collett on the 1841 census. 


I don't know, but I was thinking given the age difference (and the rounding of the 1841 census) that they may have been father and daughter.

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Armed Forces / Re: "cheese toasters" - something on a military uniform?
« on: Friday 22 June 18 09:11 BST (UK)  »
Thank you so much everyone! Learn something every day as they say.  ;)

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Armed Forces / Re: "cheese toasters" - something on a military uniform?
« on: Friday 22 June 18 09:09 BST (UK)  »
Sounds good, had to google what a dirk is.  ;D Thank you!

Now I see, an 1811 dictionary has a "cheese-toaster" as a sword, that makes sense. I was thinking it was part of the uniform.  :-[

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While reading a newspaper from 1831 (researching for another rootschatter) I came across an article deriding the wearing of military attire by civilians, including this:

"Three-fourths of the male company are clothed in military attire; men who never drew a sword in their lives before are there arrayed in scarlet and gold epaulettes, and cheese toasters"

I know what an epaulette is, but was wondering what is a "cheese toaster"?

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Suffolk / Re: COLLETT family, Halesworth - 1785 to 1813
« on: Friday 22 June 18 04:00 BST (UK)  »
Is this Charles in the 1841 census at "New Court" Halesworth

Charles Collett       85   
Mary Collett       69

(both born in County ie Suffolk)
HO107/1015/4 pg 1

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Suffolk / Re: COLLETT family, Halesworth - 1785 to 1813
« on: Friday 22 June 18 03:51 BST (UK)  »
There is this death notice in 1818:

"Saturday se'nnight died, at Halesworth, much respected, Mrs Collett, wife of Mr Charles Collett, confectioner, aged 74 years."

The Ipswich Journal, Saturday, August 29, 1818


There is also an advertisment for the sale of household furniture, stock etc of Charles COLLETT of Halesworth due to his "intention to decline business" in Sept 1818. I can copy it if you don't already have it?

Modified to add:
And an advertisement for the sale of the Mill at Mill Hill in 1813. Also an ad for the sale of Charles COLLETT's baker's shop at Halesworth in 1833. - I'm guessing you already have these?

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Hi Maddys52  many thanks for info, any link to newspaper for probate

I think you will need access to the SMH archive to see the item. I'll transcribe it:

"After 14 days from the publication of this notice an application for probate on the Will dated 15 June 1982, of CHRISTINE MARY CAPELL, Dowager Countess of Essex, late of "Parklands" Widgeram Road, Merimbula, Widow, deceased will be made by Peter John Harding, Peter George Cooke and Noel Austin Fisk Executors named in the said Will. Creditors are required to send particulars of their claims upon her Estate to KENNEDY and COOKE, Solicitors, 50 Market Street Merimbula (DX 4922 Merimbula) Telephone (0459) 51297 or their Agents R J Mc COURT WARD-HARVEY Solicitors 38 Martin Place Sydney NSW (DX 1034 Sydney) Telephone (02) 233 5063."

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Found a death notice in the Canberra Times
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article122516898


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I can't see a death notice, however there is an advertisement for probate which says she was "Christine Mary Capell, Dowager Countess of Essex, late of "Parklands" Widgeram Road, Merimbula."
Sydney Morning Herald, Tuesday, July 30, 1985


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