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London and Middlesex / London Metropolitan Archives services.
« on: Wednesday 21 April 21 03:22 BST (UK)  »
I don't want to clutter up their no doubt very full inbox.  So am posting here first.

Does anyone know if the £80 research fee LMA quote on their website is charged even if you can give them the full reference from their catalogue.

The blurb with the fee seems to suggest it is for active research which this would not be.

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The Lighter Side / Air Balloons 1795
« on: Sunday 18 April 21 03:25 BST (UK)  »
I down loaded a file from National Archives and inadvertently ended up with a whole batch. So I have been looking through them ‘just in case’.  And came across this one.
I had absolutely no idea Air Balloons had been used in such a manner!


“My Lord

I have to acquaint you this day I arrived at
Portsmouth from Gibraltar in the Air Ballooon
Transport and have as a State Prisoner on board”
etc etc…


It is dated 17 October 1795
Transport Office
Portsmouth

signed
by Chas’ Morgan, Lieut in the Royal Navy and Agent for His Majesty’s Transport Service

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Occupation please
« on: Sunday 11 April 21 05:33 BST (UK)  »
Any thoughts on Percival Hassall's occupation?

Sitynner?   

(sorry about blur, I can't get it any better)

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / the name of the son
« on: Saturday 10 April 21 05:26 BST (UK)  »
I have tentatively called him Percival Hassall  (he is actually a son-in-law incase you wonder why I cannot infer the name from the testator  :))



50
The Common Room / 1633 Women's clothing & jewellery
« on: Friday 09 April 21 08:15 BST (UK)  »
I am fairly confident I have this transcribed correctly as

my said sonne Thomas one border of gold and Gold Smithes worke which was my late wifes and also
my said late wifes Gowne of Black Flush

But What is Black Flush?  is it Velvet?  And what might a border of gold be? a solid necklace, a belt?

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Grateful for help with this line
« on: Friday 09 April 21 07:59 BST (UK)  »
I have

to their … uses for ever all such fynes? amer….aments and averages of all  such rents and


52
Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Help with name of this property please
« on: Wednesday 07 April 21 10:10 BST (UK)  »
I see

all my Estate with the appurtenances called Erames estate

But I do not like Erames and the second estate doesn't look quite the same as the first one.

Thank you as always for any help

53
Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Will 1633
« on: Tuesday 06 April 21 10:46 BST (UK)  »
Hardwick in the Countie of Norfolk whereof one of them is an oak Grove called Gons Grove
and another of them is a Grove of Elmes and is called Woodhouse Grove and the third of them
is called ….. oft Grove with their and …. of their appurtenances A[n]d also one meadow called



Does it say Gons?   and what are the words where I have dotted.   
Thank you.

54
Norfolk / Irstead Hall, Norfolk. Photograph?
« on: Tuesday 30 March 21 04:58 BST (UK)  »
My google foo is failing me.

Please can anyone find a photograph of Irstead Hall/Irstead Old Hall

https://www.heritage.norfolk.gov.uk/record-details?MNF8324-Irstead-Old-Hall

Thank you

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