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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Deciphering Will
« on: Wednesday 05 May 21 22:01 BST (UK)  »
It is now a month since you posted this CG07.
Perhaps you missed my reply, as there has been nothing back back from you.

Many thanks HD and Bookbox.
He must have been awash with glasses!  :)

Thanks HD.
The testator is Thomas Trood, 1857, of 'St Thomas the Apostle' (which is Exeter), 'but formerly of Moorwenstow'.
Its a PCC will.

If you're going to take a look, could you possibly take a look at the line 2 lines above this?
It's the first page, about 3/4 of the way down.
Starts...... authorized by Law to do.......... Then I gave up!
Would you agree the lady's name is Mary Corham?

Many thanks

I'd be grateful if someone could help out with a couple of words here.
Thomas is leaving a large amount of plate and glassware to, probably, his mistress.
At the end of lines 2 & 3-
...............................................also my two ??
decanters and one dozen of my best wine glasses six of my best ??
or tumblers one dozen jelley? glasses ...................

Many thanks

Perthshire / Re: Kirk Session minutes
« on: Saturday 01 May 21 22:11 BST (UK)  »
I just finished the online course for learning how to read the handwriting just so I could try to read these. Are they the type of records you might find information about illegitimate births and things like that? Iím trying to find out about a birth that happened in 1775

YEs. This is what they mostly are about - about 90% of the time from the ones I've looked at.

England / Re: "wife for sale"
« on: Saturday 01 May 21 22:08 BST (UK)  »
read "The Mayor of Casterbridge",

Author Thomas Hardy. Written 1886.
Also been  made into a movie, and a TV series.

I think she is Rose Cousins.

Still working on the other one!

Are there any other uncrossed 't's on the page?
The upstroke of the 't' in 'Patrick' is not crossed - the bar comes later over the next couple of letters.

Lanarkshire / Re: Scoullar/Lawrie families Strathaven
« on: Thursday 29 April 21 04:17 BST (UK)  »
I donít know the family history of the Scoulars, but I have come across the name in my researches in Strathaven.

James Scoular is mentioned many times in the kirk session minutes of Strathaven Associate Session Church in the late 1700s. He would seem to be one of the main church elders.

There is also a complicated Sasine in 1769 in which he is a major player in the purchase of some land on which it would seem the church was built. He doesnít put forward all the money, but is involved with the setting up of the trust fund for the money.

Perhaps if you'd like to be a bit more specific about what you're searching for, eg a particular marriage or birth, then we could try and help.

Australia / Re: Lewis Langdon Halls emigration to Ballarat
« on: Wednesday 28 April 21 05:51 BST (UK)  »
I would suggest that in order to qualify for govt assistance in your immigration from England to Australia, you should be 'young and useful'

An ancestor of mine was a medical practitioner and, to meet the criteria for himself and family, became a clerk ten years younger! ;)

Anyhow, great that it has all come together in the end for you.


Well that's interesting Sue.
Perhaps he also thought it would be a good idea to be a 'farmer', rather than a grocer!
Although I suspect that someone who ran the grocery store in Ballarat during the gold rush, was probably better off than many of the miners!

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