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Essex / Where has my post gone?
« on: Tuesday 04 October 22 19:46 BST (UK)  »
I asked a question earlier today about William Sandell in Essex in the 16th century. I asked if someone could check a will that is available on SEAX. Now my question has disappeared. Has it been deleted? Why?

Technical Help / Trouble accessing Lincolnshire Archives Catalogue
« on: Wednesday 28 September 22 12:48 BST (UK)  »
Is anyone able to access this site? When I click on the link on the right - Lincolnshire Archives online catalogue - all I get is 'this site can't be reached'.

It was working this morning but not now.

Cambridgeshire / Ely Probate Records lookup?
« on: Friday 31 December 21 15:56 GMT (UK)  »
Does anyone have access to either of these books or records online?

Archdeaconry of Ely Probate Records 1513-1857

Consistory Court of Ely Probate Records, 1449-1858

I am interested in any wills of the family of Gotobed before 1600, especially in Stretham, Waterbeach or Landbeach.

Happy New Year to all  :)

Breconshire / Anyone know 16th century Welsh?
« on: Thursday 22 April 21 19:37 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone help me translate a short Welsh text from the Court of Common Pleas in 1585?

This is a case of defamation. Usually they include the dafamatory speech in English, for example 'Thou are a false knave and a thief for thou hast stolen my cow.'

This is a case in Monmouth, Jevan Walter versus Jevan Thomas Jeyn ap Jevan, of Llangenye, Brecon, yeoman.

The words in Welsh begin about ten lines from the bottom, starting with In hiis Wallicus verbis:
Llidyr wyt ti (aforesaid Jevan Walter) munend os di ledrettyst rwyd fyng kender sim koed ninei

This may not be possible, since this is my attempt to transcribe without understanding, so for example 'munend' might be nimend or something else.

The Stay Safe Board / When are archives opening?
« on: Saturday 04 July 20 06:46 BST (UK)  »
Does anyone know when county archives and TNA will be reopening? I got an email from the British Library saying they're opening (with restrictions) some of their reading rooms on July 22. But most archives are closed until further notice. I'd think the National Archives, for example, would be safer than a pub.

Buckinghamshire / Elizabeth Deverell of Swanbourne, born about 1550
« on: Thursday 06 June 19 16:41 BST (UK)  »
I’m looking for the origins of Elizabeth Deverell who married Richard Meade 30 June 1576 in Soulbury, Bucks. One possibility is the Deverell family of Swanbourne, Bucks, about five or six miles from Soulbury. There was a William Deverell there who left a will (PCC, made 1558, probate 1559). In it he mentioned daughters Elizabeth and Anne, as well as sons Thomas and Augustine.

Elizabeth was unmarried when this will was made and may have still been a child. She’s a possibility but I don’t have enough evidence to connect her in Swanbourne with the marriage in Soulbury.

Essex / Kellogg or Kelhog in Essex and Cambs, 1400-1530
« on: Wednesday 15 November 17 11:58 GMT (UK)  »
The family of Kellogg originated in Northern Essex. It occurs also as Kelhog, Kylhogge, etc, meaning a hog bother. The earliest known in the direct line was Nicholas Kelhog, of Debden, Essex, born about 1480 and found there starting in 1515. I have collected others in that area from the Court of Common Pleas, manorial, lay subsidy, and other records. All of these are from an area within about 10 miles from Saffron Walden. I don't know how they are related, but those names Rich alias Kellogg (and variants) must be related.

Shalford and Bocking, Essex
- Walter Kelhogg, of Shaldeford (Shalford), Essex, husbandman, found in Common Pleas, 1418, born about 1350-1390.
- John Kylhogge, of Bokkyng (Bocking near Braintree), Essex, husbandman, found in CP 1446, born about 1390-1420. Possibly the son of Walter; Bocking is just a few miles from Shalford.

Linton and Carleton cum Willingham, Cambs
- Thomas Ryche alias Kellog, senior, of Lynton (Linton), Cambs, husbandman, found CP 1469-1499, born about 1430-40. In the 1490s called Kellogg, the Riche part has been dropped. Linton is a few miles north of Saffron Walden, Essex.
- Thomas Kellog, junior, of Lynton, Cams, husbandman, found in CP 1496-99, born about 1460-70, son of Thomas senior.
- Thomas Kylhogge, of Carleton, Cambs, husbandman, found in CP 1488-90, born about 1430-1460, possibly related to Thomas senior and Thomas junior. Carleton is a few miles northeast of Linton.
- Simon Kellok or Kylhogg alias Riche, of Wyllyngham (Willingham), Cambs, husbandman, found CP 1531-1535, born about 1470-1510. Willingham is now in the same parish as Carlton.
- John Kellegge alias Riche of Carleton, Cambs, found in CP 1538-55, born about 1490-1510.

Sible Hedingham, Great and Little Sampford, Essex
- William Kylhogge, of Great Sampford, Essex, husbandman, found in CP 1520, born about 1460-1490. Great Sampford is halfway between Sible Hedingham and Debden, about 6 miles from each. He paid tax in the lay subsidy in 1525.
- John Ryche alias Kellogg in the lay subsidy rolls in Little Sampford (less than a mile from Great Sampford) in 1525 and in feet of fines (land conveyance) in 1540-43, born about 1480-1500. Possibly the son of William.
- Robert Ryche alias Kellogge, of Sybyll Hemyngham (Sible Hedingham), Essex, laborer, found CP 1532, born about 1470-1510. Sible Hedingham is about 5 miles from Shalford.

Debden, Essex
 - Nicholas Kelhog or Kellogge, in will of his father in law, William Hall, 1515, lay subsidy rolls 1524-5. Born about 1480-85.
 - William Kylhogge of Kellog, in manorial records 1518-20, lay subsidy rolls 1524-25. Born about 1480-1485. Possible the brother of Nicholas.

Common Pleas indexes:

Kellogg in Common Pleas:

Various medieval records with Kellogg:

Somerset / Ester Benham in Somerset?
« on: Wednesday 05 July 17 05:55 BST (UK)  »
I'm trying to identify a place name in Somerset. It's in a Common Pleas record from 1449. I can identify the other places mentioned: Pitney, Aller, Queen Camel and Bridgehampton. This pace is written as Easterbenham.
1449 Trinity/dorses 1398, second entry:
Soms. John Irlond, junior, versus Thomas Godwyn alias Martyn, of Pytteney Lorey, husbandman; Thomas Mede, of Ester Benham, laborer; William Godwyn alias Martyn, of Pytteney Plukenet, husbandman; Robert Yerde, of Alre, butcher; Robert Broun, of Weston juxta Quene Camell, husbandman; Richard Broun, of Briggehampton, husbandman. Debt.

Useful Links / Link: Indexes for Common Pleas and King's/Queen's Bench
« on: Friday 02 December 16 11:55 GMT (UK)  »
About nine million images, equivalent to about 4.5 million sides of parchment, have been photographed for Anglo-American Legal Tradition, with the permission of TNA. These cover many types of records, such as Exchequer, Chancery, and the central common law courts. They cover the period 1200 to 1880, but most are from 1350 to 1650.

About 65 terms in King's/Queen's Bench and Common Pleas have been indexed. Particularly the Common Pleas records have the advantage that they provide information about a huge number of 'the middling sort of people', including name, place of residence, and occupation or status. Each term contains about 4000 to 8000 entries with about 12,000 to 25,000 names. Many of these were merchants and gentry, but Professor Palmer has calculated for one year (1465), that some 70% were husbandmen, yeomen, butchers, bakers and so on. This is particularly useful for the 15th century, when there are no parish records or lay subsidies, and few wills.

Surnames are as in the original: Mead might be atte Mede, Mede, Meade, Meede, Meyde, etc. First names have been modernised. Place names are mostly as in the original, though we have translated names with Nova, Alta, Alba, etc.

Common Pleas (some terms for 1381-1554 indexed so far)

King’s/Queen’s Bench (some terms for 1530-1666 indexed so far)

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