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The Common Room / Re: Syncope listed as Cause of Death
« on: Saturday 07 November 20 15:56 GMT (UK)  »
Apparently the use of syncope on certificates is now frowned upon as it describes a mode of death whereas the certificate should indicate a cause of death.


Stan

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Odd name Sukky or Jukky???
« on: Saturday 07 November 20 15:49 GMT (UK)  »
Itís a witness on a marriage certificate 1790 Tisbury Wiltshire. Very odd

It is just a form of Susan. Like Betty for Elizabeth.

Stan

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Odd name Sukky or Jukky???
« on: Saturday 07 November 20 13:57 GMT (UK)  »
Sukie, English pet form of Susan, very common in the 18th century, but now rare.
"The Oxford Names Companion"
Stan

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The Common Room / Re: What is a tithe?
« on: Thursday 05 November 20 17:16 GMT (UK)  »
I take it to mean;
satisfaction and bar ( excepting, except,) of the dower and freebench to which by the common-law or by custom she might be entitled.

Stan

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The Common Room / Re: What is a tithe?
« on: Thursday 05 November 20 17:11 GMT (UK)  »
A Dower means that part of the estate, usually a third, could be claimed by the widow for life or until her remarriage.

Stan

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The Common Room / Re: What is a tithe?
« on: Thursday 05 November 20 17:06 GMT (UK)  »
Freebench; The right of a widow to a share in her husband's copyhold lands, either for life or until her remarriage. It corresponded to a Dower  in the case of freehold lands. Alternatively called Widow's Bench. "The Local Historian's Encyclopedia"

Stan

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The Common Room / Re: What is a tithe?
« on: Thursday 05 November 20 13:45 GMT (UK)  »
See the topic What does Farmer of the Impropriation mean? at https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=742773.msg5894870#msg5894870
You could look at "A practical treatise of the laws relating to the clergy"
http://www.rootschat.com/links/0d06/
Stan

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The Common Room / Re: What is a tithe?
« on: Thursday 05 November 20 13:16 GMT (UK)  »
According to the OED a homestead  is a farmhouse, and its adjacent outbuildings, and a dwelling house is a house occupied as a place of residence, as distinguished from a house of business e.g. a farm.
In North America homestead has a different meaning, i.e. a freehold estate under the Homestead Act of Congress
Stan

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The Common Room / Re: Questions about a late reg in the 1930s
« on: Wednesday 04 November 20 21:11 GMT (UK)  »
As far as I am aware a birth could be registered up to 12 months after the date of birth, there was no penalty for late registration. After the expiration of twelve months the birth of any child, could not be registered except with the written authority of the Registrar General.

Stan

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