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Bedfordshire / Bassett & Hugtenburg Cople Link
« on: Friday 24 July 20 19:45 BST (UK)  »
I'm trying to make the link between a member of the Bassett family of Cople and a member of a family called  Hugtenburg.
So far I have this:
John Bassett & Hannah (nee Armstrong, b1806 in Cople)  wed and had a daughter, Mary, born in Bedford in 1835. At some point following this union, a family called Hugtenburg wed into one of these families.
Can anyone help?
Cheers,
Bob

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Scotland / Coming of Age Query
« on: Thursday 02 July 20 11:18 BST (UK)  »
I've seen many refs in old docs stating that someone was 'of age' and wondered what age that was in 16th C Scotland. Can anyone help?
Cheers,
Bob

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Roman Numerals Query
« on: Monday 29 June 20 07:14 BST (UK)  »
Could someone tell me what the attached number is please? I confess I haven't seen the letter 'c' used in this way before. Is it meant to be 619?
Cheers,
Bob

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Heraldry Crests and Coats of Arms / Broken Trees in Heraldry
« on: Friday 26 June 20 13:34 BST (UK)  »
I'm interested to know precisely what a broken oak tree means in heraldry. By 'broken' I mean with the top cut - see attached. I have read somewhere that it indicates an early death, but would like confirmation. Also, what does an eradicated tree (roots exposed)  indicate? 
Cheers,
Bob

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Heraldry Crests and Coats of Arms / Chevronnel Query
« on: Saturday 20 June 20 14:10 BST (UK)  »
Please could someone tell me what the attached chevronnel-style symbol means? It appears to have a handle or grip  on one tip.
Cheers,
Bob

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Graveyards and Gravestones / Symbol on Grave Query
« on: Saturday 20 June 20 07:01 BST (UK)  »
The attached symbol was  found on  a gravestone in the 1550s. It looks like a chevronnel couped, but has what might be some sort of handle or grip on one tip. Does anyone know exactly what this is? Does it appear on other graves or heraldic examples? Is it too early to be a masonic symbol? It looks like  a compass/measuring tool of some sort.
Cheers,
Bob 

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Scotland / Moneypenny's Chronicles
« on: Saturday 13 June 20 07:45 BST (UK)  »
Does anyone know of a link to 'Monnipenny's Chronicles'  published in 1597? I've tried in vain!
Cheers,
Bob
PS I found the author's name spelt in a variety of ways, including Monipenny & Moniepennie.

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Scotland / Scottish Miners in Cornwall
« on: Tuesday 24 March 20 09:29 GMT (UK)  »
I'm trying to find out if any Scottish coal miners ever moved to Cornwall to work in the tin mines. I'm particularly interested in those who may have done so during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Cheers,
Bob

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Cornwall / Scottish Miners in Cornwall
« on: Monday 23 March 20 11:33 GMT (UK)  »
Hello All,
Does anyone have any information showing if Scottish coalminers ever came south to Cornwall to work in the tin mines? I'm particularly interested in movement during the 18th & 19th centuries.
Cheers,
Bob

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