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South Africa / Pietermaritzburg Archives
« on: Friday 22 July 11 07:52 BST (UK)  »
Have changed their email address to: [email protected]

John

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Occupation Interests / Re: Bracemaker
« on: Monday 27 June 11 09:44 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Stan, here I was thinking of Brace and Bits and Brassiers.

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Occupation Interests / Bracemaker
« on: Monday 27 June 11 08:18 BST (UK)  »
In several Immigration records I have seen Bracemaker as occupation of women. Wikkipedia doesnt recognise the word. I have double-checked, it's not Lace maker. I wonder if it is something to do with ladies undergarments?

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South Africa / Re: Discharged Soldiers at the Cape c1820
« on: Thursday 03 February 11 13:03 GMT (UK)  »
One James Ward listed. date ( i guess of discharge) 21/11/17
Regt : Cape.
Very bare info. Maybe the War Museum in Johannesburg can tell you more about the Cape regiments.
John

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South Africa / Re: Discharged Soldiers at the Cape c1820
« on: Thursday 20 January 11 20:44 GMT (UK)  »
Yes thats the one. WE now have obtained a copy that appeared in 'Familia'.
Thanks anyway
John

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South Africa / Discharged Soldiers at the Cape c1820
« on: Tuesday 18 January 11 21:09 GMT (UK)  »
Trying to obtain a copy of Peter Philip's book. Any Leads?
Completed thanks.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: strange words
« on: Friday 02 July 10 12:28 BST (UK)  »
The lease is on one piece of calfskin. It has a wavy top edge which indicates there were two parts. Probably a copy for each party. The two parts having their wavy edge matched for authenticity. The lease is for a thousand years, provided the annual rent was paid plus a grain of pepper. Why a grain of pepper? Just to complicate the issue or provide a legal loophole? I have contacted the local history group in Halling, Kent to see if they are interested in the content.
John

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: strange words
« on: Friday 02 July 10 09:33 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Jennifer, It would be really interesting to learn the meaning of the word in this context.
John

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: strange words
« on: Thursday 01 July 10 19:27 BST (UK)  »
You may be interested to see another section of the lease document. May be common in the UK but I havn't seen anything like it before in RSA.
Stamps, one of which has a sort of lead? foil inserted into a slit and the back of the document has a very plain stamp overlaid that area.
Maybe this was a forerunner of the metal thread security measures used now in paper money.
At the top of the document is the fairly common wavy cut as a form of authentication.
John

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