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Bedfordshire / Poll Book Query
« on: Thursday 25 January 24 17:58 GMT (UK)  »
I am researching a man, Tom, who was married in London about 1780. I can't find a baptism for him there, however one popped up in Bedfordshire (Dunstable). However unlikely I decided to look further. My fellow had his banns announced on the same day as another man George Christmas and my man Tom signed as a witness on that document. So why the connection? It seems a George Christmas was baptised the same year in Dunstable.

My question is really about the poll book from Bucks, that lists a George Christmas (he had a brother William the father of young George.

Con someone explain why a poll book from Bucks lists someone as living (?) in Dunstable. Here's a clip of the book.

United States of America / Moravians in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
« on: Friday 07 April 23 22:32 BST (UK)  »
I'm taking chance bothering folks here about tax records for 18th c Pennsylvania but here goes:

I have a 1779 Returns of taxes for Warwick Township, Lancaster County which lists a "Brother's House" with a dozen men's names as a group - no tax recorded. Following that list is the word "Inmates" followed by quite a lot of names, among them William White whom, I think may be an ancestor.  I'm certain the Brothers House was Moravian but uncertain about inmates.

Can anyone explain what Inmates are? or Freemen" were ?  another term.

Thanks in advance for any clues.

London and Middlesex / London Burial Records Identification
« on: Saturday 18 February 23 21:01 GMT (UK)  »
I note a record - and several others in the St Marylebone 1786-1812 Burials like the attached. Before the names are a variety of letters - often p which I think is pauper, Ch seems to be children, M and W are self explanatory but what does "H" mean?

London and Middlesex / Marriage in two different parishes
« on: Friday 10 February 23 14:07 GMT (UK)  »
In working on a family named Joslin/Josling in London I came across a marriage in  St George's Hanover Square  Parish stating the couple were parishioners and another a year later in  St Marylebone saying the same thing - both members of that parish.

What should I make of this?

London and Middlesex / Thomas Vipond My Brick Wall
« on: Saturday 04 February 23 16:39 GMT (UK)  »
For years I have been trying to situate Thomas Vipond who married Mary Joslin in 1783 in St Marylebone. There seem to be hundreds of Thomas Viponds from Cumberland, Durham, North Yorkshire and parts of London.

Looking about London in that era I do find a Thomas Vipond marrying a Mary Daniel in St George's "Chapel" Hanover Sq in the Clandestine marriages in 1753 - that would make him old enough to be the father of the Marylebone Thomas. Curiously this fellow was from "Cheswick" presumably Chiswick and Mary Daniels from Queenhithe.

What would Chiswick's relationship be to Westminster in that era and Queenhithe's as well/ Was there any industry related between them?

Am I jumping to conclusions about a marriage at St George's Hanover Sq and another at Marylebone - is their relative closeness a false clue?

I'm just wondering if someone could give me some advice.

Europe / A German family surname
« on: Tuesday 24 January 23 21:34 GMT (UK)  »
I'm working on a family named Albanesius from Württemberg. I can only surmise they were originally Albanian - there are numerous Italians named Albanesi and the Germans often Latinized names adding ius or us.

Has anyone had any experience with this surname?

Clackmannanshire / Change of surnames - MacGregor
« on: Sunday 15 January 23 19:43 GMT (UK)  »
It is my understanding that some Scottish names changed due to political causes. This is I believe the case with the MacGregor family from which descend among others. were other surnames affected?

Can anyone explain to me the reasons for his and did folks go back and forth from surname to surname? It's all very confusing.

Antrim / Finding the death of my gr grandmother
« on: Friday 29 July 22 22:50 BST (UK)  »
I've been working for years and of course accept (well I try to accept) that Irish records are problematic.

My Gr grandmother Christina McCord was born in 1839, her father was John. She married twice that I'm aware of = in 1859 to Robert Rice, and in 1869 to my gr grandfather John Halliday. She appears in the 1911 census living alone as a widow. That's what I've had for some time. Today on Find My Past I found a Belfast wedding in 1919 for a Christina Halliday and as is often the case there are several names attached to this wedding record - James McCaskey, Joseph Shanks, Thomas J Thompson and Charles Cranston. I've tried every combination of names looking for a death for her but get nowhere.

Has anyone an idea hopw I can untangle the marriaga and go on to find her death?

London and Middlesex / Marylebone WorkHouse
« on: Wednesday 20 July 22 19:40 BST (UK)  »
This fellow would be the right age and in the right place (his son was also in the same workhouse) but I'm curious about the end remarks shown in the second image. I'm wondering if the remarks indicate where the body was sent> they all seem to be different places.

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