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Surrey / Re: Certificate of inhabitant..
« on: Monday 22 November 21 14:39 GMT (UK)  »
further on it records...Certificate of Inhabitant, I have never come across this before

It's not 'Certificate of Inhabitant', but ... a Certificate Inhabitant.

It shows that Henry Simons was not legally settled in the parish of East Horsley but held a settlement certificate from his own parish (which is not identified here).

That certificate would act as a guarantee that if Henry could not pay his way and needed poor relief, his own parish would support him, rather than the costs falling on the host parish (East Horsley).

There’s an example here from Surrey, though a bit later than yours.

Wiltshire / Re: Burial records in Wiltshire
« on: Monday 22 November 21 11:08 GMT (UK)  »
Looking at the register, I agree that W.o = widow.

STP is probably St Thomas’ Parish. There are also examples of SMP, probably St Martin’s Parish. Both parishes are adjacent to St Edmund’s.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Handwriting on a military record
« on: Monday 22 November 21 10:58 GMT (UK)  »
... losing his Instrument.

Was he a bandsman?

England / Re: Workhouse admission record abbreviations
« on: Sunday 21 November 21 09:59 GMT (UK)  »
Afraid I can’t agree with any of the above.

In this St Pancras burial register there are two distinct columns – Residence and District Parish.

I.S. (in the Residence column) stands for Infirmary (South). This is the hospital that was on the workhouse site.

O.S.P. (in the District Parish column) stands for Old St Pancras – the original parish around the Old Church, which includes the Workhouse and the Infirmary (South). The newer (1820s) parish of St Pancras is normally designated St P or S.P.

You will also see H.I., which stands for Highgate Infirmary – the other, newer Infirmary on Dartmouth Park Hill, which is in the district parish of St Anne’s, Highgate. (This is now part of the modern Whittington Hospital.)

ADDED - this volume is the Register of Interments at Finchley, so everyone listed here was buried at the East Finchley cemetery ...

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Help with Army discharge form please.
« on: Saturday 20 November 21 20:36 GMT (UK)  »
Minor point, but I think ... evacuating the contents ... (not 'vomiting').

Occupation Interests / Re: "Clergyman without care of souls"
« on: Friday 19 November 21 21:20 GMT (UK)  »
His age is immaterial. ‘Without cure of souls’ is a standard phrase, indicating that he was ordained but was not officiating in a parish at that time.

As Vance has said, the usual word is ‘cure’, not ‘care’, although there is always a chance that the person who filled in the household schedule, and/or the census enumerator, wrote it incorrectly.

if the original exists for the elder Thomas that would be great.
The original is on Ancestry UK.

The PCC wills on Ancestry are not originals but register copies, held at the National Archives (PROB 11).

The original wills are also held at the National Archives, in a different series (PROB 10). They are not online.

Here is Thomas Mears' signature from his original will, proved in 1810 (TNA, PROB 10/3948).

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Marriage certificate witnesses
« on: Thursday 18 November 21 19:30 GMT (UK)  »
It could be Dorothy Eveline Curtis.

ADDED - is the 1939 Register any help?

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Will of Thomas Scatchard - 1617
« on: Wednesday 17 November 21 19:36 GMT (UK)  »
What is on the last image is all that I have been given. If you think there should be more, I will go back to the Borthwick and ask them to check.

As the ending seems a little abrupt, I thought there might be a few more words, but perhaps not, as the last line of the page is unused. It depends on the format used by this particular jurisdiction – they’re all different. If nothing is in doubt, I wouldn’t worry about it, but if you want to double-check, you could ask the Borthwick.

If you’re looking for information on copyhold tenancies, you might want to see if any manorial records survive for the area at the relevant period. I'm afraid I haven’t been following this thread closely enough to know which parish it is. You can search the Manorial Documents Register here ...

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