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United States of America / Re: Peres Bonney will 1787
« on: Friday 27 August 21 12:09 BST (UK)  »
Oh bother !! have just re-read your post and see that it's on Ancestry, to which I don't subscribe - but will see if I can find someone else who does to download it for me.

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United States of America / Re: Peres Bonney will 1787
« on: Friday 27 August 21 12:04 BST (UK)  »
Thanks so much, ciderdrinker !!

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United States of America / Peres Bonney will 1787
« on: Friday 27 August 21 01:53 BST (UK)  »
Does anybody know if the actual will of Peres Bonney (1709-1792) or any document written by him has survived ? and, if so, whether they are viewable online ?

We have a collection of old letters and papers written by our Bonney and Sherwood ancestors in America in the 18th and 19th centuries. One of the documents - which starts "I the subscriber Peres Bonney the son of John Bonney of Pembrook ..." - chronicles four generations of his family beginning with his grandfather "Thomas Bonney who came from Dover in England ..." [in 1634]
This document is quoted from or referred to in several publications and genealogies about the Bonney family in America.

It would be wonderful if any document in Peres Bonney's hand survives, so we could compare the handwriting in our document to anything else written by him, and find out whether it is the original or a copy made by one of his descendants.

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South Africa / Re: GISA South African Genealogies errata
« on: Sunday 11 July 21 11:27 BST (UK)  »
Thanks, Gillian - I'll contact them.

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South Africa / GISA South African Genealogies errata
« on: Thursday 01 July 21 18:51 BST (UK)  »
There used to be a very useful website listing irregularities & corrections in South African Genealogies. Does anyone know if it's still available to view ? and, if so, how to access it ?

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Baptism witness name
« on: Tuesday 29 June 21 20:16 BST (UK)  »
Yes, that's a possibility - thanks.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Baptism witness name
« on: Tuesday 29 June 21 16:56 BST (UK)  »
I'll have a search to see if I can find a Prudence Doyle.
I'd actually given up .... but now you've got me started/staring again  ;D

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Baptism witness name
« on: Tuesday 22 June 21 21:09 BST (UK)  »
Yes, that might be a possibility - although it was the norm in the DRC for women to retain their maiden names. But even a Doyle sister-in-law might be a useful clue.
P.S. Hester Elisabeth's surname was Grimbeek.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Baptism witness name
« on: Tuesday 22 June 21 15:56 BST (UK)  »
Yes, at least one of each gender seems to have been the norm for Dutch Reformed Church as well. And it seems very likely indeed that she was a relative of the father, so I was really hoping she'd provide a clue in tracing his parents - if I could just work out what her first name was.
 

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