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Armed Forces / Re: List of all Battle of Waterloo men - free lookup offer
« on: Sunday 17 October 21 15:23 BST (UK)  »
Hello Simpleboy,

Many thanks for the details.

Unfortunately, they don't match my man.  It's the right part of the country, but in the next county, and he's quite a bit older than mine.

It satisfies my curiosity, for which thanks.  Much appreciated.

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Armed Forces / Re: List of all Battle of Waterloo men - free lookup offer
« on: Sunday 17 October 21 14:20 BST (UK)  »
Hello Simpleboy,

I think there was a George Townsend at Waterloo.  If there was, can you tell me where he came from and/or what age he was, please?  My ancestor of that name was born at Radford, Notts., in 1796.

Thanks and regards.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Word in a 1640 baptism entry
« on: Monday 11 October 21 10:37 BST (UK)  »
Would an abbreviation for "senior" make sense?  (There seems to have been a Francis junior.)

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Europe / Re: Researching Italians
« on: Saturday 09 October 21 11:00 BST (UK)  »
I assume he came from Italy to Britain.  Have you explored records at this end?  Depending on when he arrived, you may find him mentioned in alien registration records.  For example, during the later part of the 1790s, if you had an alien lodging with you, you might have to report it to the authorities, which might give rise to some useful information about the Italian.  We don't know what you already know about him ...

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Here's a rough translation of the Latin bit at the end.

And the same day and year, the said dean certified regarding the probate of this will through the named witnesses on oath, and administration of the goods of the same deceased was granted to Margaret Scatchard, relict of the said deceased, the sole executrix named in the said will, having first been sworn, &c., with power reserved ...

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: 1652 Marriage entry
« on: Friday 08 October 21 12:13 BST (UK)  »
I think you are wise to be cautious.  The accuracy of transcription in Phillimore's marriages varied a good deal.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: 1652 Marriage entry
« on: Friday 08 October 21 07:51 BST (UK)  »
Yes, Thomas Millard and Sarah Wickes looks spot on to me.

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United States of America / Re: New York census, 1870
« on: Monday 13 September 21 15:50 BST (UK)  »
Much obliged for that, Genealiza.  I assume "vender" is just a variant spelling.

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United States of America / Re: New York census, 1870
« on: Monday 13 September 21 12:16 BST (UK)  »
Thanks.  I'll leave it.

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