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|An X on a copy certificate doesn't necessarily mean that the mark on the original was not something more significant.  Some people used a complex mark related to their trade or ancestry in the place of a signature.  This was deliberately chosen to be difficult to copy and hence to reproduce  on any copy of an original document.

Leicestershire / Re: Edling or Edlin of Leicestershire
« on: Thursday 21 July 16 11:38 BST (UK)  »
From another post I gather that PROWEL is probably descended from one of the three brothers who emigrated to New Zealand in the middle of the 19th century.  I cannot identify your teacher from the information given.  Do you know any more?

The answer to your original question is thus that none of them are likely to be the correct one.

You thus have two choices
1)  Trace your family back to an to a line that has been granted a coat of arms and then contact the appropriate college of arms.
2) Choose the prettiest one and then use it with extreme care. 

Leicestershire / Re: Edling or Edlin of Leicestershire
« on: Wednesday 20 July 16 11:50 BST (UK)  »
I agree with all that you have written except 'Emma was married to John in 1535 and had a son William in 1538.'  I think there was only one William who died in 1538 and was the son of Emma and John. There are a number of possible sources which use b for burial that has been interpreted as born. Most of these can easily be disproved but Emma and her son William remain an enigma.  Hence my request for details of the marriage of Emma and John which would help to prove this one way or the other.

Leicestershire / Re: Edling or Edlin of Leicestershire
« on: Tuesday 19 July 16 11:48 BST (UK)  »
There is alot of confusion about this early Edlin family.  I have come to the conclusion that Emma who married John was in fact buried in 1515.  Do you have details of the marriage that you quote?
I think that they had at least three children:

William born 1490 buried 1538 Redmile
Emmett  born c 1485 married Thomas Bolton
Margaret  born c 1490 married Edward Lyddyrlard

The Edlin line seems to descend from William through his son John.

There is a thread for this family on the one name board.

The Common Room / Re: Baptism a while after birth?
« on: Tuesday 12 April 16 13:14 BST (UK)  »
Anyone who belonged to a baptist church would not have been baptised until at least their early teens.  In my own case I was sixteen as my mother was a baptist although I was actually baptised in a church of another denomination

Lancashire / Re: Bride & groom residing at the same address?
« on: Tuesday 15 March 16 16:20 GMT (UK)  »
These addresses of convenience were often known as suitcase addresses.   This because residence was established by leaving a suitcase containing a few belongings at the address.  Slightly better off people who lived in the country a few miles from a town or city often wanted to marry in a church there.  This enabled them to get away from the prying eyes of the local population.

Travelling People / Re: drakeley - fairground/coal merchants
« on: Tuesday 17 November 15 12:41 GMT (UK)  »
The line back from Bathsheba is as follows:

Her parent were William 1754 and Hannah Dewell.
His parents were John Drakeley and his second wife Jane.
John was the son of Abraham and Anne (possibly Paine)

The fairground/coal merchant/canal boat branch of the family is descended from Abraham the brother of John.

Travelling People / Re: drakeley - fairground/coal merchants
« on: Wednesday 28 October 15 11:57 GMT (UK)  »
As I said previously Bathsheba and William were my great great grandparents.  I can confirm that we have the same dates of birth for Bathsheba.  I am interested how you are related.  However until you make two more posts I  can't contact you using the message system.  I have a large amount of information about both the Matthews and Drakeley families.

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