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Gloucestershire / Re: researching the Nott family
« on: Saturday 27 February 21 18:34 GMT (UK)  »
...yes they did, one just a few months and the other doesn't seem to have lived to his teens

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Gloucestershire / Re: researching the Nott family
« on: Saturday 27 February 21 01:10 GMT (UK)  »
fascinating though the info is about Elizabeth Cox there is a problem with age as George was born in 1740. This would support the Ann Gale marriage as he would then have been 20. I haven't found a Robert Nott in my family tree but I think there is one who lived in the Clifton area of Bristol but not related.

I am unable to accurately go back further than George (1740) so there may be millwright, bell hanging family connections from the generation before or even brothers of George who I haven't identified.

There does seem to be some connection with the Notts all in that small area around Bristol though.

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Gloucestershire / Re: researching the Nott family
« on: Friday 26 February 21 00:09 GMT (UK)  »
I shall check out the RootsTech conference, and the other advice you have given me. All of this has been a great help.

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Gloucestershire / Re: researching the Nott family
« on: Thursday 25 February 21 14:36 GMT (UK)  »
I use Ancestry.com mainly in my research so have only just discovered this site. It does seem likely that the George Nott mentioned could have been the father of the one I have been stuck on (he was born in 1740(2). Are you able to access wills from Ancestry? I am finding it difficult but have only just started. The National Archives are defeating me at the moment! So grateful for your support.

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Gloucestershire / Re: researching the Nott family
« on: Wednesday 24 February 21 18:48 GMT (UK)  »
That's a lot to consider, many thanks.
I did a restart and so far I am taking on board the possibility of Ann Gale being a candidate and it could fit. Dursley is not far from Bristol, my George Nott was a millwright so there would have been plenty of work there. Subsequent male children were itinerant boiler makers (skills from father), females cotton weavers ( Ann Gale probably a weaver in Dursley). Their children were all born in St George, Bristol, possibly George and Ann could have moved there because of the mining and the already established "Fire Engine", a steam-powered pump to suck the water out of the pits...just up George's street!
That's a neat possible solution so I will go with it for a while, thank-you so much for some excellent suggestions.

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Gloucestershire / Re: researching the Nott family
« on: Wednesday 24 February 21 00:04 GMT (UK)  »
Yes, it is a puzzle but the middle name was only used in one generation. This is what makes  researching your family so interesting...hunting and solving the mysteries.

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Gloucestershire / Re: researching the Nott family
« on: Tuesday 23 February 21 13:27 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks for the links...very helpful, especially the map.

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Devon Lookup Requests / Re: William Bennallack - Tavistock
« on: Monday 22 February 21 18:20 GMT (UK)  »
I have no connection with your relative but, being new to this site I happened upon your posting and love mysteries, plus I live near Brentor so it was exciting to read into some of the history. My husband volunteers at Tavistock Museum and we are both into local history.

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Devon Lookup Requests / Re: William Bennallack - Tavistock
« on: Saturday 20 February 21 18:14 GMT (UK)  »
I am new to this forum stuff so apologies if you already have this information which was in the London Gazette 10th Oct 1833. It implies that the partnership did consist of miners and dealers. Guessing also that they could all at least sign their names as only one made a mark. I can't paste a screen shot apparently but the info comes from Google books..The London Gazette, part 2, page 1940

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