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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Long shot: Danish writing from 1816
« on: Friday 02 August 19 17:47 BST (UK)  »
That would be so kind and much appreciated. The link:,56821695

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Long shot: Danish writing from 1816
« on: Wednesday 31 July 19 16:43 BST (UK)  »
Does anyone speak Danish?! This record is from a list of 'free coloured' people in the Danish West Indies in 1816.

The first two images are column headings and the third image is some text from one of those columns.

I think the text explains how the people concerned came to be freed from slavery.

Thank you for any assistance!

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: 1648 marriage entry
« on: Saturday 08 June 19 16:03 BST (UK)  »
Thank you. I'm embarrassed that it was so obvious - because this register is not verbose, I wondered if it was an unusual remark.

Hopefully Penelope's family will be revealed through wills!

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / 1648 marriage entry
« on: Saturday 08 June 19 14:14 BST (UK)  »
Hello, can anyone read/translate the additional text after my ancestors' marriage - it's the fourth one down - Thomas Bower and Penelope.

Many thanks

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / 1620s parish register
« on: Wednesday 30 January 19 23:36 GMT (UK)  »
Hello, can anyone suggest what the asterisked name is? I've included two examples from the parish register of Keelby, Lincolnshire in the 1620s.

This is a fairly legible document, but this name I'm not sure about.

Thank you

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Latin marriage licence 1690
« on: Monday 29 October 18 18:06 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you so much!

I know basic latin terms from parish registers, but anything more advanced I find really difficult - particularly due to abbreviations.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Latin marriage licence 1690
« on: Sunday 28 October 18 09:08 GMT (UK)  »
Hello, can anyone translate the latin in the lower image of the attached? Thank you for any assistance.

Also, if anyone can suggest where the groom's residence 'Brunsley de Cresley' is, I'd appreciate that too!

The Common Room / Re: What has happened to Findmypast?
« on: Monday 30 July 18 18:30 BST (UK)  »
Is it just me or can you only buy Findmypast packages for 3 or 12 months now?

The Common Room / Naturalisation in the 19th century
« on: Sunday 01 July 18 09:46 BST (UK)  »
Hello, I'm struggling to understand the process of foreigners becoming naturalised British subjects in the 19th century.

I have an ancestor who arrived in England from the Danish West Indies c.1824. The only reference to his citizenship is on the 1871 census where "NBS" (Naturalised British Subject) is written next to his place of birth.

Would there be any official record of his naturalisation? As I understand it, during the first two decades of his time in England the process wasn't open to ordinary people - he was a mariner.

Thanks for any advice

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