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The Common Room / Re: Suling
« on: Today at 10:26 »
Can't find a searchable google book version of Cunningham's 1771 "A new and complete law dictionary, ..." to direct you to but the entry reads -

SWOLING or sulings of land, Sulinga, Solinga, vel Swollings Terrae, in Saxon Suling from "sul" or "suth, aratrum", as, to this day in the western parts, a plough is called a Sull, and a ploughstaff a Sul Paddle. It is the same with Curucata Terrae, that is, as much as one plough can till in a year: A hide of land, though others say it is an uncertain quantity.

The Common Room / Re: Suling
« on: Today at 10:00 »
Check google books for a searchable version of William Somner's "A treatise of gavelkind ...", published 1726 and search for "sulings".

Antrim Completed Look up Requests / Re: birth of helen ewart radclffe
« on: Wednesday 18 May 22 18:43 BST (UK)  »
I'd spotted the 1901 Census and the 1876 marriage Joseph/Jane. But unable to find subsequent births of Helen and Joseph but Hugh is available to view.

It's odd.

Devon Lookup Requests / Re: Inquest details from Western Times (Tiverton area)
« on: Wednesday 11 May 22 07:57 BST (UK)  »
The earliest edition of the Western Times that can be viewed on line (FindMyPast/BNA) is Saturday 20 Oct 1827.

Dorset / Re: Bournemouth Refuge/ Quest House/ St Thomas Lodge
« on: Sunday 08 May 22 19:04 BST (UK)  »
A very warm welcome to Rootschat.
Just wanted to confirm "Quest house". Are you sure it is "Quest" not "Guest"? What's the source?

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Address
« on: Thursday 05 May 22 10:36 BST (UK)  »
Just about to confirm more than one Victoria Dwellings - the 1911 Census has Holborn and Kensington.
The newspaper references are mainly to Ladbroke Grove (Kensington) but there are also references to Clerkenwell (Holborn?) and Battersea.

NOTE - just realised the above was based on checking one London paper - expanding the range of papers leads to plenty of references to Battersea (Battersea Park - road).

Lancashire / Re: famous wrestler
« on: Wednesday 04 May 22 20:11 BST (UK)  »
Wigan Observer & District Advertiser, 21 Sep 1912
" ... when Harry Mort, of Oldham, the holder, and Jim Winstanley, alias "Ciceley", of Wigan, met to wrestle under cup terms - ..."
There is a very lengthy description of the match/bout.

Spotted a separate item which mentioned " James H Winstanley, "Cisley""

The Common Room / Re: Old address
« on: Sunday 24 April 22 19:14 BST (UK)  »
I can see "The Rookery" on a 1919/1922 map but it's in nearby Barrow upon Soar?

Worcestershire / Re: Peakman Street Redditch
« on: Wednesday 20 April 22 20:01 BST (UK)  »
The Worcestershire Chronicle, 11 Sep 1839, has an article about the sale of Copyhold Building Land in Redditch "under the will of the late Mr John Peakman".

"Peakman Street
LOT 20 - A piece of Copyhold Building land, containing at the south end fronting a new laid out street, intended to be called Peakman Street, 10 yards; ..."


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