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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

The Common Room / Re: Matthew/Matthieu as a girls name?
« on: Friday 23 February 18 17:52 GMT (UK)  »
I've found a "Matthew, daughter of..." entry in my family history, from the mid 1600s. Whether it was an error or not I don't know - the father was named Matthew.

Lancashire / Re: 'Cornow' in parish of Kirkham - where was it?
« on: Wednesday 21 February 18 15:49 GMT (UK)  »
I'm local to the area too but had never heard of that, but link to a book here

Seems Cornoe /Corno or Corner Row as it was called was in Greenhalgh, three miles NW of Kirkham

Thank you so much! I wasn't aware of this excellent resource.

Corner Row must've fallen out of use to describe wherever in Greenahlgh it was.

Lancashire / 'Cornow' in parish of Kirkham - where was it?
« on: Tuesday 20 February 18 22:17 GMT (UK)  »
Hello, I'm looking at the Kirkham parish register in the mid 1600s.

Lots of people reside in a locality called Cornow/Cornoe - which as you can imagine, is spelled many different ways. Can anyone suggest where this was? I've looked at modern maps and one from the mid 1800s, but can't identify it.

Thanks for any help

The Common Room / Re: FindMyPast Friday's. General opinions.
« on: Saturday 17 February 18 00:18 GMT (UK)  »
I look forward to it every week! Even if most of the new collections are not useful to me. It's the anticipation that they might be.

In 2018 I'd really love some major additions - proper coverage of new counties. Access to original images.

More newspaper coverage of certain places would be welcome too, though the newspaper database is already a great resource.

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