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The Common Room / Familysearch issues
« on: Friday 27 September 19 06:54 BST (UK)  »
Is it just me, or is there something different with familysearch?
The last couple of days, I've signed in as normal, but when I have tried to do a search that I have done before, all I get is results from the censuses, no parish records.
Has anyone else encountered this?

Devon / Canonsleigh House
« on: Wednesday 24 July 19 01:56 BST (UK)  »
Hello again Rootschatters,
Can anyone help me with more information about the owners of Canonsleigh, variously described as a house or mansion. Demolished in 1821.
I have the Culme family owning it until 1658, when it was purchased by a Mr. Smith.
I'm not sure if this the same family as James Smyth the MP who owned it in the early to mid 1700's.
Any information gratefully received.

The Common Room / West Somerset Village History Society
« on: Wednesday 24 July 19 01:32 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone please tell me if this group is still going?
I tried sending an email using the contact on their website, but it bounced back.

Devon / Help finding a marriage
« on: Thursday 04 July 19 06:59 BST (UK)  »
According to the 1847 edition of Burke's Landed Gentry, my ancestors William Palmer and Rebecca Smith were married 2 Sep 1698.
I cannot find any marriage or marriage licence (if there was one) at all. Such a specific date means there must be a record.
He was from Clyst Honiton, and had become vicar of Clyst Hydon; she is described in Burke's as of Canonsleigh.
I have checked all three locations (Canonsleigh is in Burlescombe parish).
Can anyone find this marriage please? Any assistance greatly appreciated.

Devon / Combe Raleigh photos
« on: Tuesday 28 May 19 00:23 BST (UK)  »
Is there any kind Rootschatter living in or near Combe Raleigh who could take some photos of gravestones and/or memorials for me please?
Living in Australia makes it a bit difficult.
Many thanks in advance.

The Lighter Side / Which ancestral lines grab your attention?
« on: Wednesday 17 April 19 04:21 BST (UK)  »
I know we're all nuts and obsessed with genealogy and related topics, but do you find yourself drawn to one (or more) family lines over others?
I know I have over the years, both in my own and my wife's family trees. Some just seem to grab my attention and draw me to them, which of course means devoting more time to them.
I'm interested in others' thoughts.

The Common Room / Ordering documents from Kew
« on: Wednesday 13 March 19 22:18 GMT (UK)  »
I have never had cause to order copies of documents from Kew before. In the past, I have downloaded wills and other digitized documents. I have ordered copies from other archives over the years, always at reasonable cost.
Imagine my surprise when I read that there was a non-refundable charge of 8.40 just to see if the documents were in a fit state to be copied.
Highway robbery comes to mind.

The Common Room / "Singlewoman " meaning
« on: Tuesday 12 March 19 23:34 GMT (UK)  »
I have come across the above term in a will which has left me perplexed. I'd like to get the thoughts of fellow Rootschatters.
I know what it normally means, and have seen it on numerous occasions previously. However in this will, dated 1730, it mentions an ancestor as a singlewoman, yet it also names her four daughters. Normally I would think of illegitimacy, but considering they were left quite a bit of property, and the fact three of them went on to marry well, I am having doubts.
Could the term singlewoman also refer to a younger widow, or perhaps a deserted wife?
I'd appreciate any comment on this.

London & Middlesex Lookup Requests / LMA lookup
« on: Friday 01 March 19 05:23 GMT (UK)  »
Is there anyone who regularly goes to the LMA who could a lookup for me please?
As far as I can tell, the burials for St Stephens Coleman Street are only from 1813 onwards on Ancestry. According to the LMA website, they hold the registers for this parish.
I am seeking the burial of a John Palmer, whose will was proved in 1807. However, according to the Dorset Land Tax records, he last appears in 1797; from 1798 the listing is for Widow Palmer, and later Mrs. Palmer. I have to assume from that he died c.1797. His will says formerly of St Stephen Coleman Street but late of Lyne Regis. He is definitely not buried at Lyme Regis, so my next thought is the London parish. He may have been working in London as he was an attorney. His age would have been 53 in 1797.
Thanks in advance.

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