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Thank you so much!

Hello, could anyone give me a quick precis of the attached - it relates to a 1713 will written by John Ashburner, a mariner, of Aldingham in Lancashire).

In the will he leaves everything to his mother Isabella Ashburner (of Aldingham) and nominates his uncle William Boulton (of Wapping, London) as executor.

Thank you

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Missing baptisms in Sheffield
« on: Wednesday 28 April 21 13:09 BST (UK)  »
Good afternoon, I have a Sheffield family for whom I can find no baptisms (besides their first child).

I'm wondering if anyone has similar experience and has found the answer in a source unavailable online - I have tried FindMyPast, Ancestry and sites such as the Sheffield Indexers.

It is the family of John and Sarah Johnson (nee Rowbotham). They were married in 1821 at Sheffield. The children born in Sheffield:

Sarah Ann born 1826 (and baptised at St Peter's)
Maria born c.1828
Thomas born c.1829
George Wainwright born c.1835
John T. born c.1837
Mary Emma born 1838

I wonder if they were members of a smaller protestant denomination/non-conformists of some kind. The children who married did so in Anglican churches, although my ancestor George's children are also missing from baptism registers.

Thanks for any advice


Lancashire / Re: Hayton Street, Windsor, Liverpool
« on: Thursday 08 April 21 23:00 BST (UK)  »
Thank you for your help. Despite thinking I'd seen every map of Liverpool, after posting this topic I found 'Hilliarís Guide for Strangers and Visitors Through Liverpool' from 1858:

It labels Hayton Street - it is the one between Upper Parliament and Upper Stanhope.

Lancashire / Hayton Street, Windsor, Liverpool
« on: Thursday 08 April 21 16:16 BST (UK)  »
Good afternoon, does anyone know where Hayton Street was in the Windsor area of Liverpool? I know it existed in the 1840s but can't find a map from that time which labels it. Having looked at enumeration schedules from the 1841 census, it appears to have been close to Embledon Street and Lorton Street, in the area of what is now Beaumont Street.

Thank you

The Common Room / Could a widow be referred to as a singlewoman?
« on: Saturday 23 January 21 10:44 GMT (UK)  »
One of my ancestors had two illegitimate children born after the death of her husband. I know this from her will and one baptism record.

I had assumed an 1816 bastardy examination to be about the child I don't have a baptism for - except it refers to her as a "singlewoman". This may be a silly question but has anyone ever seen a widow referred to as such? Obviously I've seen spinsters referred to as singlewomen but is there any grey area where it was used to mean a woman unattached due to widowhood?

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: Are these the same man?
« on: Wednesday 13 January 21 09:51 GMT (UK)  »
I would say it almost certainly is, or less likely, a close relative with very similar appearance.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: 1633 will extract
« on: Wednesday 06 January 21 15:35 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you both so much. I can't believe I couldn't read some of those, it's so clear once you know!

I'm confused about the gallow tree. I know what one is...but I don't understand how one could be bequeathed.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / 1633 will extract
« on: Wednesday 06 January 21 13:44 GMT (UK)  »
Hello, can anyone help me fill in the missing words from this hightlighted extract? What I have managed to read myself (I think):

I give unto Richard Hartshorne my son one stand bed in the little chamber one press in the great chamber one [...] one salting trough one well trough of stone and [.........] and also the [........] the hall chimney [...] of the estate I have conferred upon him [...] shall be and stand for his filial portion

Many thanks

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