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Yorkshire (West Riding) / Kirkburton baptism 1718
« on: Tuesday 23 November 21 11:25 GMT (UK)  »
Can anyone decipher the attached record, please?

Very poor quality, transcribed as 'Ann daughter of John Robuck, baptised 22 May 1718, Kirkburton'.

There is something written after John's name, indicating his abode, but I can't make it out - [something East?].

And I am not sure that it says 'Ann', either.

Regards Margaret

Sussex / Milham of Hendfield, Yokehurst of Sussex
« on: Friday 03 September 21 07:47 BST (UK)  »
Hoping someone can help.

In 1698 William Briggs of Horsham wrote his will, leaving bequest to 'daughter Mary Milham of Hendfield, Sussex', amongst others.

In 1706, his widow Mary Briggs of Horsham left bequests to 'daughter Mary Yokehurst Wife of Joseph Yokehurst'.

Mary was baptised in March 1660/61, Goring, Sussex.
I can find no marriage of Mary Briggs to 'Milham', and no marriage of Mary Briggs or Milham to Joseph Yokehurst.

The wills are both transcriptions, originals not seen, so cannot rely on the surnames as given.

There is one baptism I have found of a Samanell Y[eo]khurst, in Lewes, Sussex, in 1690, parents Mary and Joseph. But this is in the wrong time frame, 8 years before William died, so unlikely to be relevant.

Can anybody throw any light onto the situation?

Regards Margaret

The Stay Safe Board / Vaccinated people in UK admitted to hospital
« on: Wednesday 21 April 21 11:29 BST (UK)  »
BJ was questioned by a general public member yesterday regarding how many hospital admissions/deaths were of people already vaccinated. He said he didn't know exactly figures, but thought it would be very low.

The actual answer is that 32 out of a total of 74,705 patients admitted to hospital with Covid-19 between September and March had had the vaccine 3 weeks or more before.
Considering the time frame given, most if not all of these will have had only one dose of vaccine.

Really excellent news.

Technical Help / Navigation bar - back, forward, refresh buttons missing
« on: Sunday 04 October 20 11:10 BST (UK)  »
I have recently bought a new phone and tablet and my favoured navigation bar has gone. I can't see a reason why they have changed, but much prefer the old one. Is there any way of retrieving this?

I attach photos from my old tablet and new tablet to show exactly what I am talking about.

Regards Margaret

The Stay Safe Board / GOV.UK Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK
« on: Saturday 18 July 20 23:50 BST (UK)  »
This is in beta mode at present, but has lots of useful and interesting information about current and cumulative case numbers in UK, also an interactive map. This can easily be changed for statistics in your local area.

My local area has had 1,328 cases in total, 5 in the last week, 0 for 2 days.

Regards Margaret

The Stay Safe Board / Furlough scheme - employers to get bonus
« on: Wednesday 08 July 20 15:17 BST (UK)  »
The chancellor has announced today that firms will be paid £1,000 for each employee they keep on until January
For businesses to get the bonus, the employee must be paid at least £520 on average, in each month from November to the end of January - the equivalent of the lower earnings limit in national insurance.

Absolutely fantastic - for those who have a job to go back to.

What about those companies which have furloughed staff, but will not have any income to pay them anything when the furlough scheme ends.

Plenty of businesses still not open, some will not reopen now until next year, if ever.

I know not everyone can be helped, but those who have had little or no help already might feel this is a kick in the teeth

Regards Margaret

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Shared matches MyHeritage
« on: Tuesday 07 July 20 11:32 BST (UK)  »
My brain has turned to mush recently. I can't quite work something out.

I asked a third cousin if she would test. She tested at MyHeritage as it was considerably cheaper than Ancestry at the time.

Amongst our shared matches there is another person from the same line, a third cousin once removed.

When I compare chromosomes, there is not a single matching one.
3C matches on chromosomes 2, 6, 8 and 12.
3C1R matches on 1, 5, 9 and 21.

How does MyHeritage work out that we are shared matches? I'm sure the answer must be staring me in the face! With these two results, it could be worth looking at the other shared matches, or may be not.

Regards Margaret

The Stay Safe Board / Covid-19 exposure notifications - Google Apple
« on: Saturday 20 June 20 07:21 BST (UK)  »
I see Google has added 'Covid-19 exposure notifications' to phones and tablets, presumably since the announcement was made the other day that the government would be switching to a Google/Apple tracking method. I hadn't noticed it before then, but it's not somewhere I would usually look.

Settings>Google>Covid-19 exposure notifications

Will need a tracking app, not available as yet, also both location and Bluetooth to be turned on, to work.

If and when an app becomes available I will download it - how many of us will do the same?

Regards Margaret

P.s. Can anybody correct my typo in the poll??

The Stay Safe Board / Shielders
« on: Sunday 31 May 20 07:42 BST (UK)  »
It has been widely reported in several papers that shielded people, that is the extremely vulnerable, will be 'allowed' out from tomorrow, with one person from their household, or one person from another household, socially distanced.

They have been allowed to make their own decisions about this all along, it was advice, not a legal matter. However, the advice has been very clear and consistent -

If you’re clinically extremely vulnerable, you’re strongly advised to stay at home at all times and avoid any face-to-face contact to protect yourself.
This is called ‘shielding’ and the advice is:

Do not leave your house.
Do not attend any gatherings, including gatherings of friends and families in private spaces, for example, family homes, weddings and religious services.
Strictly avoid contact with someone who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Government is currently advising people to shield until 30 June 2020 and is regularly monitoring this advice.

If this is announced this afternoon as reported (who leaks this sort of thing to the press!), I wonder how many of them will take advantage of it. Cooped up in a tiny flat - maybe. But what a time to bring it into action, when so many other restrictions are being lifted, the rate of infection likely to go up, however slightly.
More people about, larger groups of people to avoid, more people going back to work and school.

If I were on the extremely vulnerable list, I would be very hesitant about stepping out of the front door at this time, would have been safer a few weeks ago.

This afternoon's briefing could prove interesting.

Regards Margaret

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