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I have a baptism transcript for Elizabeth POWELL, daughter of Mr & Mrs POWELL, baptised 1 Nov 1712.  The officiating minster was H Powell.

I also have a memorial inscription from the same church for Elizabeth, the daughter of Rev Howell & Anne POWELL:
    Requiescit hic pars mortalis ELIZABETHAE, Reverendi HOELIJ POWELL, & ANNAE Uxoris ejus, filiae que 19 die Octobris nata vi Martii sepulta fuit 1712.

'Tis somewhat confusing with the old/new calandar but does it all mean that Elizabeth was born 19th October 1712, baptised 1 November 1712, and buried on 6 March 1712/13?


Census and Resource Discussion / BL Newspaper Item
« on: Sunday 02 March 14 15:13 GMT (UK)  »

I found a 4x gr-grandfather in FindMyPast's British Library Newspaper database.  The results showed Benjamin BROTHERS, an upholsterer, "near the White Lion, Nottingham" but the trouble was when I viewed the page, the item/advertisement wasn't there (on page 1).  I did read the page over and over again — I swear he's not there!  I used some precious credits to check page 2 as well, but no luck.

Could someone have a look to see if he appears on page 3 or 4 of the Derby Mercury of 29 December 1780, please?  The search parameters were:

Name: Benjamin BROTHERS
Year: from 1780 to 1780
Keyword: upholsterer

Very many thanks

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Henry of Hay
« on: Friday 13 December 13 15:14 GMT (UK)  »

A very experienced transcriber of Welsh parish records has the marriage of Henry LEWIS to Elizabeth GWYLIMS in Llanwenarth in 1732 as "Henry Lewis of Hay? in Herefordshire". 

As I've been reminded, Hay has never been in Herefordshire.  I checked GenUKI and found a place called Foy, a few miles north of Ross in Herefordshire.

Unfortunately any other obvious capital F on the page uses ff as in 3rd of ffebry.  But the T of Thomas looks the same as the presumed F of Foy without the horizontal stroke.  The H of Henry and Hereford looks very different.

Would you feel confident that Henry was from Foy?


Census and Resource Discussion / Ancestry -- Manchester Parish Records Online
« on: Wednesday 06 February 13 11:10 GMT (UK)  »

Ancestry have put up some Manchester/Lancashire parish records with images produced by permission of Manchester City Council. 

They cover the Catherdral quite well (except for 1858 marriages when my 2x-gr grandparents were married, which are missing ::)) and other areas of Manchester, Salford, Bolton, Rochdale, Stretford and Trafford, Ashton-under-Lyne, Oldham, Leigh and Rossendale.


Radnorshire / MIs for Presteigne
« on: Sunday 09 September 12 15:20 BST (UK)  »


Does anyone have access to Monumental Inscriptions for St Andrew's in Presteigne which I believe are available in booklet form.  I have ancestors buried there "in templo" in the 1600s which I'm guessing means they were buried inside the church.  Do the inscriptions go back that far(*) or did the Victorians "rearrange" things during their inevitable refurbishments? 

(*) The Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Tust mentions that the earliest gravestone in the churchyard is 1718.

With thanks

New Zealand Completed Requests / Electoral Roll Look-up (Completed)
« on: Monday 13 August 12 14:34 BST (UK)  »


I see from the index that Charles BROTHERS was on the electoral roll for Marsden, Northland, in 1900.

Would someone be able to check if he is at the same residence as his parents (Edward W and Elizabeth BROTHERS) or perhaps with his sister and husband (Elizabeth and David PATTERSON)?   Does Charles have an occupation listed?

I think I've found gr-grandfather Charles (with Australian-born family) returning to NZ in 1898 which would tie in nicely with a first appearance on an electoral roll in 1900.

Many thanks

Wales / Clergymens' Benefices held at NLW
« on: Friday 01 June 12 10:45 BST (UK)  »

The Nat Lib Wales holds benefices granted to clergymen in the 18-19th centuries. For example, the following whom I believe is one of my 6x gr-grandfathers who was vicar/rector at the two parishes until his death in 1736:

    Powell, Howell.
    Benefice: Llantilio Crossenny w. Penrhos.
    Enclosures: P, B.

    Powell, Howell.
    Benefice: Llangattock-iuxta-Usk.
    Enclosures: P, B.

Has anyone ever seen a copy of such benefices, or a transcript of one?  I expect that it would follow a standard wording and language (ecclesiastical Latin?). I'm curious to know what details it might hold — like his signature or that of a bondsman perhaps, before I attempt to order one or both.

In hope

New Zealand Completed Requests / More NZ Probate Images Uploaded to FamilySearch
« on: Friday 09 March 12 17:32 GMT (UK)  »

New FamilySearch have added more images to their New Zealand Probate Records, 1878-1960.  They now have:

Canterbury 1871-1924, which seems to be the probates from the Timaru District
Hawkes Bay 1819-1962, includes Napier and Hastings
Marlborough, some individual probates by name
Napier, Nelson and Blenheim

(See corrected link on Althea's post below.)

So far I've found 15 wills to do with my family lines, each consisting of 10-15 images.  It's best to find a will on the Archway website and note down its record no. and then browse for it on FamilySearch.



Images of the London Freedom of the City Admission Papers, 1681-1925 were uploaded by Ancestry yesterday:

    "This database contains papers associated with application for "Freemen" status. Historically, Freedom papers go back to royal charters granted for the privilege to market, trade, or conduct business. Livery Companies (which originated in guilds) are associations of craftsmen whose members can earn Freemen status and who regulated their trade by controlling wages, labor conditions, and admission by apprenticeship. When an individual is granted Freedom papers they are made "Free of the City of London."

It includes apprentices' indentures for the earlier years (~ 18th century) which complements the UK Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures, 1710-1811 put up three months ago.


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