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Inversion[?] of gt toe (left) & bunion
(gt = great)

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Harehills Cemetary Grave Number
« on: Saturday 16 October 21 09:52 BST (UK)  »
No its not that, I am unsure when and where Bertha Cohen died and was buried. That's why I wanted to see this particular headstone to check the Hebrew.  However since making the posting I believe she died much sooner than that

If you think she may have died in Leeds, you can check the Master Index for Leeds Jewish Cemeteries here ...

The majority of stones are photographed. Select Previous/Next image to look for the spouse.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Cause of death - Parkes?
« on: Friday 15 October 21 23:52 BST (UK)  »
Partus (= childbirth)

Armed Forces / Re: 1818 2nd Life Guards - Reduction
« on: Thursday 14 October 21 22:41 BST (UK)  »
reductions in the number of men in the Army in 1818 and wonder if he was in fact dismissed more for that reason rather than medical.

That seems very likely. When the hostilities were over, thousands of men were discharged and pensioned, in a major reduction of troops. There had been a huge increase in army grants during the wars with France, and saving money became a government priority.

Oxfordshire Completed Look Up Requests / Re: Marriage License Details 1785
« on: Thursday 14 October 21 16:19 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for updating us, pegwill. Good luck with your search.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Latin Codicil 1705
« on: Tuesday 12 October 21 19:15 BST (UK)  »
Yes, it helps, thank you. I still think Daniel is the father.

In this second extract, lines 4-5 of the Latin ...

... sup(er) renunciaci(onem) Daniel(is) Williams ar(migeri) p(at)ris
n(atu)ralis & l(egi)timi ejusd(em) defunct(i) ...

The key word, at the end of line 4, is written pris with a suspension mark above. This is a standard abbreviation for patris (= of the father), found frequently in religious contexts. I don't see any way this could read fratris (= of the brother).

26 May 1705
Let there be administration of the goods, rights and credits of John Williams, gentleman, deceased, to Catherine Games, spinster, aunt and next relative of the said deceased, upon the renunciation of Daniel Williams, esquire, the natural and lawful father of the same deceased ...

ADDED - The implication, then, is that John died young, survived by his father Daniel and by his aunt (the Latin here is avuncula, usually meaning ‘maternal aunt’).

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Latin Codicil 1705
« on: Tuesday 12 October 21 10:06 BST (UK)  »
The deceased is John Williams (not Thomas).

The issue is whether the word in line 2 is pater or frater. On close comparison with other known words starting with p and f, and words including fr, I would go for pater (father). Others may think differently.

Daniel Williams
, esquire, the natural and lawful father and next blood relative of John Williams, gentleman, who died intestate, has appeared personally and of his own volition has renounced and utterly rejected letters of administration for John’s estate.

London & Middlesex Lookup Requests / Re: From St Georges Workhouse to Mitcham School
« on: Tuesday 12 October 21 09:39 BST (UK)  »
There is a run of admission/discharge registers for Mitcham, 1855-1870, with several gaps, at LMA (SOBG/036/001-007).

Those that survive are on FamilySearch, starting here ...

There’s a gap between 1856 and December 1857, so you won’t find the children’s admission in July 1857, but if they were at the school long enough you may find other evidence of them.

The Lighter Side / Re: Nathan Cattermole d 29/7/1871 Sewree, Bombay
« on: Monday 11 October 21 23:30 BST (UK)  »
Compare it to the figure 6 that appears in the dates in the When Buried column?

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