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Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Edmund Wear
« on: Sunday 18 February 18 08:48 GMT (UK)  »
Only thing I can think of now as a possibility as a scenario to put forward ?, is maybe one of Edmund's children or his brother or sister married a Quaker, if this Quaker had influence in the family of Edmund's affairs in Edmund's life to be able to authorise or arrange his (Edmund) funeral, that Quaker could have arranged for Edmund to be buried in a Quaker burial ground as Edmund being a none practicing Quaker of the Wear family.

It seems from what I've read  ???, a 'practicing Quaker's' In Laws through marriage, of other beliefs in religion have a automatic right to be buried in a Quakers burial ground by association to a Quaker member. The none practicing Quaker of other religion denominations, could be, mother or father, or sibling brother or sister of the Quaker or mother and father In Law, brother or sister In Law  or the children of any aforesaid.


John and Thomas Hood, Tailors and Drapers of 3 Savile Street, Sculcoates, Hull, were Brothers according to a Notice of 31st December 1927.

Thomas Hood (at least) has had previous experience in London.

A George Hood was a witness.

Also listed as:-
J. and T. Hood, Sculcoates, Yorkshire, Drapers - Partnership Dissolved (in Bells Weekly Mar 1828)
Thomas Hood, Tailor, 3 Saville St, Hull (Pigot's Commercial 1828)

Any family, Birth, Marriage & Death/Burial information, or anything on these Hoods, please?

Did any survive to the 1841 Census, or move, etc?

Watson & Co who had taken over by 1833, seem to be from Storry's & Co, New Bond Street, London.
Any Hood link?

Thank you, Mark

The newspaper snippet, 'Partnership Dissolved ' date in snippet 31st December 1832. witness George Hood.

If you can get a look the original document to compare signatures with your known George Hood signature, should resolve this issue one way or the other.

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Is this Sheffield?
« on: Saturday 10 February 18 23:43 GMT (UK)  »
I reckon it's Essex, not Yorkshire: Westcliff-on-Sea (Southend). Allen's Library was at 174 Hamlet Court Road. Bert is crossing Burdett Avenue on his way along Hamlet Court Road. Number 174 is now Athena Carpets.

Here's the Google streetview picture from a roughly corresponding position.

Or maybe this view is better (see the shape of the windows on the other side at the far end)

A reference from the 1920's

And one from 1950

I  think the window surrounds put the cherry on the cake for ShaunJ's  find.,+Southend-on-Sea,+Westcliff-on-Sea/@51.5415891,0.6960019,3a,19.2y,24.59h,98.92t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1si17wgQOe_-WD2WDjVwyfoQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x47d8d9ba5d0ecaa3:0xd3ab8198908ab5c7!8m2!3d51.5413511!4d0.6961216

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Who was Elizabeth's husband?
« on: Friday 09 February 18 22:07 GMT (UK)  »
Marriage 3 Jan 1739, Bredgar

Elizabeth Rogers to William Rassell of Molash


Just found out that the marriage took place by Licence. The licence states that both William and Elizabeth were "of Molash" so it confirms that both parties were from that parish. The licence was dated 2 Jan 1739 and states that the marriage was to take place at Molash, Bredgar or Borden.

At the end of the entry it also says "see Raysell". So "Raisell" seems to be a corruption of "Raysell" which itself is a variant or corruption of Rassell.

It's good when these things come together.


Maybe if there are some children from this couple who married, their baptisms may give a more reliable spelling of the local parish vicars own congregation knowledge of their surname as parishioners to his church.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Who was Elizabeth's husband?
« on: Friday 09 February 18 11:10 GMT (UK)  »
Could be a surname, misheard or unstanding of the (county village ?) local verbal interpretation of dialect/slang corruption of Russel or Russell by this what looks like (an alien of university/college environmental life) a very well educated writer - person.

In Yorkshire slang - We sound to say Reight - for the word Right

 or Thi for The


The other night ~ Sounds like in slang -Thi other nite ( to a none local person sounds like ' Thi to'ther neat')

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Who was Elizabeth's husband?
« on: Friday 09 February 18 01:10 GMT (UK)  »
The writers 's' & 'e' (like in daughters) are clear enough in other words - the Rai is clear enough - thus Raisell

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: 2 / out of ........?
« on: Monday 05 February 18 12:51 GMT (UK)  »
(also or to or  too)< {2] of our  - Government's hands

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Why move to Coventry?
« on: Saturday 03 February 18 15:39 GMT (UK)  »
Coal mining engineer come Millwright ( or visa versa) - that could be a reason to uproot to move to pastures new ?

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Why move to Coventry?
« on: Saturday 03 February 18 13:38 GMT (UK)  »
We are talking of 1760-1790, the beginning of the industrial revolution.
A quote from Sir William Fairbairn,
...  [T]he millwright of the last century was an itinerant engineer and mechanic of high
reputation.  He could handle the axe, the hammer, and the plane with equal skill and
precision; he could turn, bore or forge with the ease and despatch of one brought up to
these trades; and he could set out and cut in the furrows of a millstone with an
accuracy equal or superior to that of the miller himself...  Generally, he was a fair
arithmetician, knew something of geometry, levelling, and mensuration, and in some
cases possessed a very competent knowledge of practical mathematics.  He could
calculate the velocities, strength, and power of machines, could draw in plan and
section, and could construct buildings, conduits, or water-courses, in all the forms and
under all the conditions required in his professional practice:  he could build bridges,
cut canals, and perform a variety of work now done by civil engineers (Fairbairn,
Of course, nowadays a millwright is an highly skilled engineer who maintains machinery amongst other duties.

2017 In better weather, spring and summer, I traveled through Emley village & country side by bus & car on my way to Wakefield a lot, all that is there is Y junction at the village centre, a church, a few rows of old houses on the main roads, a small 1960's built private housing estate and old people residence.  The rest is farms and fields. So I can't imaging the need for a Millwright in Emley parish or village -18th century or even today as there is no industry in Emley what so ever - A need for a blacksmith/farrier - yes ! 18th century

Dobfarm  :)

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