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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: 1770's Handwriting Deciphering John ????
« on: Thursday 25 March 21 23:13 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks for your suggestions -will work on them manukarik and Bookbox.Benjamin Prioleau I think was a slave brought back to England from Carolina records show he had brought back 2 slaves and I was trying to see if John ????ington was the other one

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: 1770's Handwriting Deciphering John ????
« on: Thursday 25 March 21 21:32 GMT (UK)  »
sorry I had difficulty sorting this out

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: 1770's Handwriting Deciphering John ????
« on: Thursday 25 March 21 17:48 GMT (UK)  »
I thought that but couldn't  bring anything up .He was a servant for a George Austin of Aston Hall in Shifnal Shropshire and was named along with Benjamin Prioleau in George's will around 1772.I thought there looked like a definite "d" in the  surname.
Thanks for your suggestion.

Will try  Bookbox

Dotty

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / 1770's Handwriting Deciphering John ????
« on: Thursday 25 March 21 17:36 GMT (UK)  »
can anybody decipher the beginning of the surname please on a Shropshire will around 1772

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United States of America / Re: Carolina were Benjamin Prioleau roots there.
« on: Saturday 30 January 21 23:43 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you I will.

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United States of America / Re: Carolina were Benjamin Prioleau roots there.
« on: Saturday 30 January 21 10:28 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks to all who has replied.I got a reply from the archives but they couldn't help any further.I had seen the BBC posting and I will look at the others.

Dotty

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United States of America / Re: Carolina were Benjamin Prioleau roots there.
« on: Tuesday 26 January 21 21:04 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks for the reply.I am venturing on a completely new field but seem quite excited about it.The problem is that Shropshire archives are closed because of Covid but I have sent an enquiry to them and wait for the outcome.I have been able to download George Austin's will and Benjamin Prioleau was mentioned which was another bit of info.My other obstacle is not knowing his wife's surname because she was a widow when they married.

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United States of America / Carolina were Benjamin Prioleau roots there.
« on: Tuesday 26 January 21 11:55 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to find out if Benjamin Prioleau b1740 in ? died Derbyshire 1808 actually was born in Carolina. A George Austin  a tobacco plantation owner and slave trader brought  Benjamin back to Shifnal Shropshire around 1762 when George fell out with his partner and he brought two slaves back with him I have assumed be it right that Benjamin was one of the two.Benjamin was baptised at the age of 27 at Shifnal and by the side of the entry it says a blackman of Mr.Austin.Benjamin decribed now as a servant man goes on to marry a widow Margaret Mansell  in Shifnal.Benjamin is left 25 guineas in Mr Austin's will then described as his servant.At some point Benjamin and Margaret end up around the Buxton area of Derbyshire.
Are there any records available recording the names of slaves bought or any birth records available for this period.One of Mr Austin's plantations was called ShifnalAny help to steer me in the right direction would be much appreciated.







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Dorset / Re: Northwood Poole Road Bournemouth
« on: Tuesday 19 January 21 16:45 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks everybody.Will ring about electoral roll.

Dotty

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