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The Stay Safe Board / Re: The September Covid Jab
« on: Wednesday 27 July 22 18:06 BST (UK)  »

My main query really is not about having a further immunisation per se (have not had any side effects from previous ones) but I don't want to jump forward for a further one of the same old same old, which might prevent the administration of a more appropriate one against the current (and future) variations if only I had waited a few months.


But what if a "more appropriate" vaccine does not emerge in a month or two?
You would then be going into the winter with little protection

Surely a bird in hand is worth two in the bush?

I. like others on here, will take whatever vaccine is offered as soon as I can

The Common Room / Re: Was She his Daughter?
« on: Wednesday 27 July 22 16:50 BST (UK)  »
Have you found Rose Ellen's parents on the 1901 & 1911 census?

Maybe John French had died and Charles Dyer was Rose's stepfather not birth father?

Suffolk / Re: Jewish family in rural Suffolk?
« on: Monday 25 July 22 21:22 BST (UK)  »
Although I have no actual confirmation, I strongly suspect that I have Jewish ancestors in the late 1700s in Diss Norfolk.

The first mention is in the Diss Parish Register in 1778 when "Mary wife of Moses Levi" is buried.
Moses then marries again in 1785 to local girl Frances Fuller -- whose ancestry i have traced back a few generations
Moses & Frances have 8 children -- all with Old Testament names -- Moses, Isaac, Samuel, Benjamin, Benjamin, Elizabeth, Judith.
Whilst these names do appear in non-Jewish families too, it is the whole group together and the fact there are no Thomases, Johns or other common names of the time amongst them that leads me to suspect a Jewish connection.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Note attached to Will in 1697
« on: Friday 22 July 22 17:02 BST (UK)  »
I wonder why a Father borrowed money from his son.

For the same reason he borrowed money off anyone -- he was in need of extra cash and the son had some to spare

The clause will just ensure that the son gets his 20 back before any other legacies are paid out.

The Common Room / Re: Does anyone know of any current Ancestry special offers?
« on: Friday 22 July 22 16:55 BST (UK)  »
Have just used it to get 12 months UK subscription for 59.99

Was tempted to pay the extra 30 for the world sub as it would still have worked out cheaper than the
 more easily found 6-month UK sub rate over a year -- but decided I didn't really have enough non_UK connections to really make it worthwhile

Occupation Interests / Re: Hairpin lacemaking early 20th century
« on: Thursday 09 June 22 16:39 BST (UK)  »

Just a point about  the difference between crocheted and hairpin lace that housewives spent their time making lace doilies with or without weights on the edges and lace  antimaccassars to protect chair backs and arms.

To crochet lace, only some thread and a crochet hook is required.

There is much more equipment required for hairpin lace, which is made on a cushion using long pins to keep the pattern consisting of cotton or silk thread in place whilst moving long coloured bobbins around.

 There are many types of lace:

Bobbin Lace -- made on a pillow with the thread wound onto wooden bobbins (weighted with beads) and pins to keep the threads in place. This is the type of lace linked to above

Crochet Lace -- made with a fine crochet hook and fine cotton -- eg doilies, handkerchief edging etc

Hairpin Lace -- made on a U-shaped metal frame ( a larger version of the old-fashion hairpin) and a crochet hook -- thread is wrapped around the pin and then the crochet hook is used to hook the threads together in patterns. Result is long narrow bands of lace which were then joined together to make larger items such as shawls etc -- or even bedspreads if using yarn and a large enough frame!

My Great-grandmother was the youngest of 12 children born between 1832 and 1852.
All were baptised, but not one of the 7 children born post-1837 were registered.

England / Re: Widow as spinster on marriage record
« on: Wednesday 25 May 22 10:03 BST (UK)  »
I have a similar marriage in Diss, Norfolk  around the same time-period
Moses Levi married Frances Fuller 3rd August 1785

Moses was described as a "single man otp" even though his first wife had been buried in the same churchyard seven years earlier.
(Mary, wife of Moses Levi age 24 bur 25 March 1778)

I have not yet found his first marriage

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Hillhouse, Bradfield
« on: Wednesday 04 May 22 10:02 BST (UK)  »

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