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Offline Tim Shortt

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Re: What conclusions can be made from this mid-1800s book inscription?
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 08 November 17 22:07 GMT (UK) »
Just out of curiosity is the book a bible.

Mike

It's the story of Cain and Abel. It has the heft of a good size novel, with illustrations at the start of each chapter. The spine is deteriorating, so I can't really look at it without doing further damage. As you can see from the image here, the cover and the first pages with the inscription have already broken away.

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Re: What conclusions can be made from this mid-1800s book inscription?
« Reply #10 on: Friday 10 November 17 15:16 GMT (UK) »
1851 Ann Knott is born c 1820 Droitwich.
F/S has a christening;
ANN Taylor 19 July 1820, St Andrew, Droitwich to JOSEPH/SARAH

Other possible Children including;
WILLIAM Taylor 14 June 1819 Droitwich to Joseph/Sarah, + JOSEPH christened same day.

On Family Search I can see the christenings for Ann and Joseph. Don't see one for William. But I trust that it should be there with Joseph if I was to look at the parish registers.

Thanks for the heads up on the marriage certificate. I've been to Ancestry to look at it. That was helpful.

I found the William Mayne Knott family in Nebraska. Date of immigration believed by descendants to be around 1851. There's a mention in a book of biographical portraits of settlers. The mother's name is given as Ann (Gardner) Knott. So a bit of misinformation that could send someone off on a wild goose chase from one direction, but might serve as a confirming data point from this direction.

I believe that the emigration nails down the family for the sister. I have the right Ann (Taylor) Knott. Haven't yet tied them to my family of Taylors in Birmingham. Will probably need to pay up for a couple certificates and work my way back to them.

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Re: What conclusions can be made from this mid-1800s book inscription?
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 11 November 17 07:39 GMT (UK) »
Good luck with it all :)
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