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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: The name of Hamlet's wife
« on: Monday 20 November 17 00:45 GMT (UK)  »
Apologies, I should've said - the first column of words are the localities within the parish - Sutton for the first three and then Eccleston!

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / The name of Hamlet's wife
« on: Sunday 19 November 17 23:41 GMT (UK)  »
Can anyone tell me the name of the wife of Hamlet Broughill, the first burial in the attached image? Thank you.

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The Common Room / Re: Interesting death - Inquest papers?
« on: Thursday 16 November 17 01:30 GMT (UK)  »
As has been suggested, detailed records of inquests usually survive only in local newspaper reports. Obviously there's no guarantee this man's inquest would feature. Official records consist of basic information such as name/verdict, in my experience.

I think you'd be unlikely to get much more information than is stated on the death certificate to be honest.

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Quaker Family History / Re: Advice on Quaker beliefs/ethics wanted
« on: Friday 10 November 17 16:53 GMT (UK)  »
I have a similar query so thought I'd ask in this topic.

An possible ancestor of mine was a quaker from birth to death, but I suspect she had an illegitimate child as a teenager.

This child was baptised in a local Anglican parish church. Her subsequent children (once married) were not.

Does this make sense? Might an illegitimate child be baptised in such a way?


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The Lighter Side / Re: The worst Ancestry transcription ever?
« on: Wednesday 08 November 17 23:41 GMT (UK)  »
1891 census. Surname Ruttledge. Transcribed as? Kattledgo.

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I've encountered a similar thing - multiple daughters having illegitimate children in isolated locations.

Of course there could be a sinister reason behind it, but I think that's much less likely than sisters simply being similar in character. I suppose it's always worth searching newspapers etc for mentions of any male relatives living with them, for any articles which might shed light on their character.

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The Common Room / Re: Thoughts on a marital coincidence
« on: Friday 27 October 17 00:45 BST (UK)  »
Hi all, thank you for your comments and suggestions!

As someone else said, there are children of William and Lydia Johnson born in Alfreton, in the years after that marriage. However I cannot find any children of a William and Lydia Brown born in Blackwell or any nearby parish. Nor can I find the death of a William and Lydia Brown.

I don't believe there is a licence, I've only seen banns mentioned for the Alfreton marriage. (I assume there's no separate record of banns, given this was 1738, before the Marriage Act of 1753)

I can confirm the Lydia Boot buried in Blackwell in 1732 is a lady who married into the family in the 1680s.

I don't think I'll ever be able to resolve this issue beyond all doubt, but on balance I believe the Brown-Boot marriage is an error.

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The Common Room / Thoughts on a marital coincidence
« on: Wednesday 25 October 17 19:21 BST (UK)  »
My ancestors, William Johnson and Lydia Boot married on 29th September 1738 in Alfreton, Derbyshire. Their marriage record notes Lydia was from the neighbouring parish of Blackwell.

A Lydia Boot was baptised in Blackwell in 1712. I thought it fairly straightforward to link the two, except that a Lydia Boot and William Brown were married in Blackwell on...29th September 1738!

I cannot find a baptism of a second Lydia Boot in Blackwell. Could this be a duplicated marriage record with an incorrect groom's name? It seems such a strange coincidence otherwise. I cannot find evidence of a Lydia Brown in later records.

(To slightly complicate matters - a Lydia Boot born in the nearby parish of Shirland in 1715 can be accounted for elsewhere, she married James Woodward in 1734)

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Single latin word in parish register
« on: Sunday 08 October 17 10:27 BST (UK)  »
That will be it, they were a family of butchers. Thank you very much!

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