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Hampshire & Isle of Wight / Re: Where is N Yarmouth
« on: Yesterday at 11:41 »
On the other hand, I've seen at least one reference to North Yarmouth in Norfolk, so I'm not sure about this.

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Hampshire & Isle of Wight / Re: Where is N Yarmouth
« on: Yesterday at 11:13 »
In Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series ... 1667 ... to ... 1668, edited by Mary Anne Everett Green, 1893, page 729 gives a reference to "Yarmouth, or North Yarmouth, Isle of Wight".

Presumably, the shortage of modern day references to North Yarmouth is because it hasn't been called that for a few centuries.

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London & Middlesex Resources / Re: Elusive Father
« on: Friday 21 June 24 16:01 BST (UK)  »
Brian, if I have understood correctly, your ancestral line is via this Edward (bapt. 1814).  His father, William Lewis, was married to Elizabeth, whereas William Lewis (Prunier) married in 1813 Sarah Buchanan.  Therefore, unless Sarah died remarkably quickly, the Pruniers are a red herring.

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London & Middlesex Resources / Re: Elusive Father
« on: Friday 21 June 24 10:12 BST (UK)  »
26th Jan 1814 is the date on the Jersey record, presumably, when Louis Prunier's will was proved in Jersey (but I haven't seen the full record).  It was later proved in England, 19 February 1814, and I think the PCC will will be a translation of the original French into English.  He was buried at St. Saviour on January 7th 1813 (Jersey burial register).

Obviously, Louis Prunier is not the same man as William Lewis Prunier, but is likely to be closely related.

I don't know if these Pruniers are connected with your family.  Interesting, though.

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London & Middlesex Resources / Re: Elusive Father
« on: Friday 21 June 24 09:38 BST (UK)  »
You can also get this original (French) version in the Jersey archives:

"Testament of Louis Prunier of St Saviour. Dated 03/07/1803. Desires to be buried in St Saviour's Cemetery. Bequeaths to the poor of St Saviour, 9 of French currency, and to Louise Martin, his wife, money in 3% funds in England"

Reference: D/Y/A/18/102   Date: January 26th 1814

Note the Louis/Lewis.  Lewis may have been the English translation of Louis.

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London & Middlesex Resources / Re: Elusive Father
« on: Friday 21 June 24 09:17 BST (UK)  »
Interesting.  The will of Lewis Prunier of Saint Saviour, Island of Jersey, was proved in PCC,  19 February 1814.  (National Archives, PROB 11/1552/413).  It can be viewed free of charge under present arrangements.

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Derbyshire / Re: William Henry Smith
« on: Thursday 20 June 24 18:05 BST (UK)  »
How do you know that the boy who died in 1925 was born in Derby?  Why couldn't it be someone who moved in to Derby from elsewhere?

Just in case he survived, there were a couple of men called William Henry Smith listed in Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, 1941, both private residents in Derby: one at 29 Grange Avenue, the other at 4 Shamrock Street.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Last line Inventory 1633
« on: Wednesday 19 June 24 07:32 BST (UK)  »
The conjunction could be ac (short for atque), meaning "and also", though it is not a normal well-formed "c".

Postscript:  I withdraw the suggestion of ac.  I was forgetting the text is in English.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Last line Inventory 1633
« on: Tuesday 18 June 24 13:02 BST (UK)  »
despearate (i.e. given up as a bad job)

Yes, 100

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