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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Latin translation please
« on: Saturday 13 June 20 15:27 BST (UK)  »
The word you’re reading as ‘byes’ is uxor (= wife).

Anna [...] uxor Joh(ann)is
= Ann [...] wife of John

It looks like a burial record.

If you need help with the surname, please post another extract, not enlarged quite so much, and showing other lines on the page.

ADDED - found it at Bainton, East Yorkshire. Surname transcribed as Hodye (FindMyPast), but could be Hardye.


Thanks so much . Yes it's the Bainton Hardy's my ancestors .Last did a bit Latin when I was 11 years old many years ago so struggling through the Bainton  records . The script used is the most confusing .

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Latin translation please
« on: Saturday 13 June 20 13:57 BST (UK)  »
Hi can anyone help ? Really stuck this time . First line of year 1585 word looks like byes ? Any idea ? Should be attachment I hope  . Nick

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Yorkshire (East Riding & York) / Naming patterns in East Yorkshire
« on: Friday 12 June 20 16:50 BST (UK)  »
Hi , advice please . After many years and time on my hands with the lockdown a breakthrough and have my ancestors firmly places in Bainton . Traced them back to the 1500's . Can anyone advise me if there were naming traditions in families in this area ?  Hoping this will help with establishing some relationships . I will be most grateful . many thanks . Nick

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Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Allerston poor house
« on: Sunday 07 June 20 18:39 BST (UK)  »
Anyone help ? 4x grt grandfather Stephen Hardy died in Allerston poor house in 1782 . Anyone know where the record would be ?


Sorry my mistake . Eyesight not good but put it on right page now .  😐

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Occupation Interests / Re: It's a Shepherds life
« on: Sunday 07 June 20 18:32 BST (UK)  »
James Rebanks is a descendant of a long line of shepherds, in the Lake District, looking after Herdwicks.  His book “the shepherd’s Life”, a tale of the Lake District, was published in paperback by Penguin in 2016 at £9.99.
An excellent read.
A

Thanks 🙏

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Yorkshire (North Riding) / Allerston poor house
« on: Sunday 07 June 20 18:20 BST (UK)  »
Anyone help ? 4x Grt grandfather Stephen Hardy died 1782 in Allerston poor house . Anyone know where records could be ?

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Yorkshire (West Riding) / Allerston poor house
« on: Sunday 07 June 20 18:15 BST (UK)  »
Anyone help ? 4x grt grandfather Stephen Hardy died in Allerston poor house in 1782 . Anyone know where the record would be ?

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Occupation Interests / Re: It's a Shepherds life
« on: Friday 05 June 20 21:22 BST (UK)  »
Employed by a farmer. Plenty of sheep in Yorkshire.
He may have been settled or he may have moved for work. There were hiring fairs.
Busiest times were lambing in Spring, shearing summer, gathering of flock from common land & separation of animals for sale or meat in autumn. Winter - taking hay to sheep when they couldn't graze, digging them out of snowdrifts, perhaps doing jobs on farm such as maintaining walls, sheepfolds, ditches.
Routine jobs for lambs - tail-docking and castration; also checking for & treating foot-rot in sheep; dagging (removing dirty wool from tail-end).
He may have lived in a tied cottage, so if he lost his job he also lost his home.
Great information . Thanx 🙏

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Occupation Interests / Re: It's a Shepherds life
« on: Friday 05 June 20 21:18 BST (UK)  »
The sheep would likely have spent parts of each year on common land.
Ewes would lamb in fields on the farm. The shepherd would walk around all fields containing in-lamb ewes several times a day to look out for a ewe needing help giving birth or a lamb which wasn't being cared for by the mother, for weak or dead lambs. He would be alert for foxes and other predators.
The flock was turned out on common land in early summer when lambs were sturdy.
Where in North Yorkshire did your ancestor live?
Your shepherd would have been cold & wet a lot of the time. He would have worked long hours, day & night during lambing. His back would have been aching at shearing. If his wife was pregnant during lambing, she was at risk of catching a bug which causes miscarriage if he took a lamb to the cottage to be cared for.

Thanks for reply . He worked in Allerston and died in 1782 in the poor house . He originated in Bainton and his father before him was also  a shepherd . 🙏

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