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Family History Programs, Tree Organisation, Presentation / Re: Fed up with Ancestry
« on: Thursday 21 April 22 12:00 BST (UK)  »
I use FamilySearch. I love the fact that it's one big tree that anyone can contribute to. As long as you have correct and clear evidence for your family members in the tree (not just from FamilySearch), then I find the branches I'm involved with, stay intact, and continue to be built on.

For me, I don't want my research to be lost in a drawer (figuratively speaking), if I one day decide to not continue my family research.

I also keep an offline version (Ancestral Quest) that links to the FamilySearch section of the tree specified.... as a backup just in case. I understand Ancestral Quest can be used with Ancestry too.

There's a free basic Ancestral Quest version and the paid version at around $35 USD one-time payment.

Although for me, I spend as much time writing about life events on particular family members (or a complete family) in MS Word based on the evidence I find. It can give a more complete picture of those moments in history that family tree builders don't capture. Unless of course, they are attached to the tree.

Kent / Re: Use of maiden or married name in Will?
« on: Monday 18 April 22 02:45 BST (UK)  »
John Fagg dates his Will - 26 December 1795 and is 7 pages long
John Fagg's death dated on a white marble tablet vault in the St Laurence churchyard - 27 December 1795
John Fagg's burial - 4 January 1796
Probate of Will  - 4 January 1796

The Will (links just below) probably would have been prepared earlier, but I can't find an earlier date.

I would think that John Fagg's Will, would have been made or updated after 1792 since the land deed (for Robsack) was with John Norton before being transferred to John Fagg on 17 Nov 1792

This link (below) has a brief description of the deed document:

Parties: John Norton, labourer, to John Fagg, gent, both of Ramsgate. Messuage with outhouses, garden, backside, etc in Ramsgate at or near a place commonly known as Rob-Sack. Consideration: 21. Endorsed as to redemption, 24 Feb 1796

The description in kentarchives: "Endorsed as to redemption, 24 Feb 1796" is about 2 months after John Fagg's death which would coincide with his Will.

I've purchased the deed doc between John Norton and John Fagg from kentarchives, but not sure if I'm allowed to post my transcribed version of the words here. Note it doesn't mention any other specific names in the document other than John Norton and John Fagg.

Kent / Use of maiden or married name in Will?
« on: Sunday 17 April 22 14:36 BST (UK)  »
A friend of the Norton family and an attorney at Ramsgate called John Fagg leaves a piece of land with Messuages, Outhouses, etc. (called Robsack) to a Sarah Norton in his Will in 1795.

This same piece of land had been previously owned by two generations of the Norton family before being sold to John Fagg in 1792, which was discussed in this post here:

I'm wondering if John Fagg could possibly list Sarah Norton in his Will referring to her maiden name Norton instead of her married name.

Sarah Norton (of the Norton family) marries Henry Hodgman in 1767 in Ramsgate before moving to Chatham circa 1771, for around 20 years. After Sarah's husband dies in 1791 in Chatham, Sarah moves back to Ramsgate in 1792 with most of her children.

The Sarah Norton I'm referring to, and her 3 siblings originally inherited the piece of land called Robsack from their grandfather in 1765, before her brother John Norton sells it to John Fagg in 1792.

Note: John Fagg was appointed Sarah's guardian by her grandfather in his Will in 1765.  As Sarah's grandfather outlived both her parents.

Would John Fagg be able to list Sarah Norton using her maiden name in his Will in 1795. or would he have to use her married name (if was married)?


Kent / Re: Monumental Inscriptions of St John the Baptist in Margate Churchyard
« on: Sunday 20 February 22 10:41 GMT (UK)  »
Yes, but with not much luck for pre-1800 inscriptions for the churchyard.

I was hoping there would have been a complete transcribed record, similar to the St Peter's, monumental inscriptions first published in 1786 or the Charles Cotton list of inscriptions (from 1895) for St Lawrence.

Kent / Monumental Inscriptions of St John the Baptist in Margate Churchyard
« on: Sunday 20 February 22 05:40 GMT (UK)  »
I was wondering if there were Monumental Inscriptions from St John the Baptist churchyard, in Margate?

St Lawrence in Ramsgate is here:

St Peter in Broadstairs are available from the Kent Family History Society

Monuments, inside St John the Baptist Church in Margate, are here (link below), but doesn't include any historical inscriptions from the churchyard:

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: SOLVED - Norton _?somthing?__Phillpott
« on: Saturday 19 February 22 22:14 GMT (UK)  »
And another on page 27, but could be a different transcriber with neater handwriting.
It includes the i and that contraction bar through the centre  ;D

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Norton _?somthing?__Phillpott
« on: Saturday 19 February 22 13:35 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks, Carol, BumbleB, horselydown86 & JenB

Much appreciated :)

The last letter being an 's' makes sense now to be alias...

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / SOLVED - Norton _?somthing?__Phillpott
« on: Saturday 19 February 22 13:03 GMT (UK)  »
What is the abbreviated word on the left side of the Curly Bracket, between the two last names?
Norton a?? Phillpott

I figure it to be something like aka or alias since they are the last names from both his parents

Baptism link:

Thanks for the clarification Bookbox :)

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