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The Common Room / 6 Edw. VI, D.K.R. 9 App ii
« on: Monday 05 October 20 04:37 BST (UK)  »
I have a reference that says "6 Edw. VI, D.K.R. 9 App ii".

D.K.R. means Deputy Keeper's Annual Reports.
6th year of reign of Edward VI was 1553.

My question is, does anyone know where DKR records are kept?

I have looked in TNA, either for DKR or "6 Edw VI".
They might be buried somewhere in the PRO records.

Unfortunately DKR also stands for "Dark Knight Rises" and other such modern usages, so Google isn't much help.

Does anyone have further information?

The Common Room / Wills, codicils, sentences
« on: Saturday 03 October 20 04:55 BST (UK)  »
I am finding some (posh) people for whom there is not just the probate of their main will, but also of a codicil (probated separately) and something called a "sentence".

All of these are filed as separate entries under PROB11 in the National Archives.

What on earth is a "sentence" in this context?

For example:
PROB 11/155/607 Will of Georg Lord Carew Baron of Clopton
PROB 11/155/733 Sentence of George Lord Carew Baron of Clopton or Earl of Totnes

Herefordshire Lookup Requests / Whitchurch LUDBEY-ROSSER 1670s
« on: Friday 18 September 20 22:53 BST (UK)  »
I have recently found evidence that Theophilus LUDBEY of London, carpenter, and Eleanor daughter of William ROSSER of Whitchurch yeoman were married in the early 1670s.

Theophilus' first wife was buried in Nov 1670. The first known child of Theophilus and Eleanor was christened in March 1674 at Southwark.

I have not been able to find a marriage record, even searching with just first names, or just surnames.

Having recently discovered that Eleanor was an heiress from Whitchurch, I'm thinking that perhaps they married there — only those indexes are not available online, and I live in Melbourne, Australia.

Apparently the indexes are available at the Herefordshire record office (free lookup?).

Would someone be prepared to do a search to see what records they can find for a marriage for this couple?

Note that LUDBEY can be spelled or misspelled in a variety of ways.

Greatly appreciated :)

The Lighter Side / "the Lizard" or Lizard Farm in Norfolk
« on: Tuesday 30 June 20 04:21 BST (UK)  »
Does anyone know why some places in Norfolk have the word Lizard or Lizards attached?

There is a locality called "the Lizards" in Foulsham.

I did find a reference that said "These are probably the lands mentioned in General Skippon's will by the name of Beck-lizard, etc., and bequeathed to his daughter" (History and Antiquities of Foulsham: In Norfolk by Thomas Quarles)

However that doesn't explain why the property is called that in the first place.

Bylaugh has or had "Lizard Common".
Swanton Morley had a property named "The Lizard".
Wymondam has a road named The Lizard, where there was once a property named Lizard House. Was the house named after the road? or the road after the house?

I realise that a promontory might be called the Lizard because it derives from some ancient word that seemed pertinent at the time.

However these are inland villages.

Is this just another example of the vagaries of English place names?

Norfolk / Leominster near Fincham ?
« on: Wednesday 29 January 20 10:33 GMT (UK)  »
One of the people on my tree was buried at Fincham, and so far as I can tell spent her entire life in Norfolk.

The burial record says her abode was Leominster. (see Harriet FLOOD died 1896 in FamilySearch)

It is written quite clearly. However I cannot find any place name resembling Leominster near Fincham.

Her husband had been proprietor of the Crown in Fincham for many years, but predeceased her by more than a decade.

Is there a nursing home named Leominster in or near Fincham?

Does anyone have some local knowledge? (I live in Melbourne, Australia)

Hampshire & IOW Lookup Requests / William KINGSHOTT baptised about 1820 in Greatham
« on: Thursday 31 October 19 00:20 GMT (UK)  »
Can someone please confirm the year of William's baptism?

The transcript says he was baptised on 26 Mar 1820 as William son of John and Mary KINSHOT, in Greatham, Hampshire.

This was a full 9 months before they married, so he would have been more likely baptised with his mother's surname, SMALL.

Sometimes the original recordist has absentmindedly written the previous year's date at the top of the page, which would make the transcript technically correct, but illogical.

If his baptism year was 1821, then his mother was 6 months pregnant when she married, which makes more sense.

Can someone please clarify this?

Thanks :)

The Common Room / Vitebergensis
« on: Friday 13 September 19 17:11 BST (UK)  »
Does anyone happen to know what Vitebergensis means?

I'm guessing it's Latin, but cannot find any kind of dictionary or reference that will hazard a definition.

The book's full title is "Album Academić Vitebergensis".

It seems to be a book of births and baptisms. Would any other kinds of record be included?

Here's where I found it:

US Lookup Requests / Illinois records
« on: Thursday 12 September 19 06:48 BST (UK)  »

Does anyone know why the site would be displaying the message "You are attempting to access a forbidden site"?

I live in Australia. My ISP has said they aren't the ones blocking it, and I can't see why the Australian government would.

Is it still a current site? or is it now used for some other purpose that some authorities object to?

Specifically I wanted the page (or marriagesearch, etc.).

If this is still an active site with genealogical records, I am hoping someone will look it for me and send screenshots.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / curate "something" was buried
« on: Monday 22 July 19 14:02 BST (UK)  »
I have a piece of Latin I can't decipher.

I can see that the first word is 'curate', and the last words mean "was buried", but what is the bit in the middle? It looks sort of like 'luisus ettlefree' (pardon my ignorance).

Is it a place name perhaps? The fellow died in Staffordshire, in Stoke on Trent. Although I can't see any place names that in any way resemble that word.

Can anyone help?

Thanks :)

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