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The Common Room / Re: John Kerby 1841 Census - additional info?
« on: Monday 17 April 23 19:13 BST (UK)  »
Thanks - that was quick!!

That would make sense - all of the family were watchmakers.
I haven`t been able to find out if he married - hopefully his death certificate might give me a clue


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The Common Room / John Kerby 1841 Census - additional info?
« on: Monday 17 April 23 19:03 BST (UK)  »
I don`t have Ancestry or Findmypast at the moment but by using Familysearch I have found John Kerby in 1841 but there is no indication of his occupation or marital state.  I wondered if the original record shows anything more.  Also he doesn`t appear to be living with any relatives and I`m not sure if he is alone or sharing with others.
He is in Berkley Court,  Clerkenwell St James. Middlesex
  Book number 5:  Line number 24:  Page number 36
Piece/Folio 661/42     Reg No.  HO107

I already know when he was born and who his parents were and have just sent for his death certificate - he died just before the Census in 1851

Many thanks

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The Common Room / Re: What does Ancestry Library Edition include?
« on: Wednesday 12 April 23 09:10 BST (UK)  »
thanks again, that`s really helpful.
 I think I have to book a slot but will enquire next time I go to my library

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The Common Room / Re: What does Ancestry Library Edition include?
« on: Tuesday 11 April 23 17:28 BST (UK)  »
thankyou

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The Common Room / What does Ancestry Library Edition include?
« on: Tuesday 11 April 23 14:55 BST (UK)  »
I have got just a couple of things I wanted to view on Ancestry and have wondered about looking at my library.  I think they have the "Library Edition".  Does anyone know if this has all of Ancestry`s records?
I was mainly interested in Wills and probate

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The Common Room / History of Leasehold?
« on: Friday 07 April 23 09:18 BST (UK)  »
A very kind Rootschatter has just solved a mystery in our family by discovering the existence of some Leasehold property.  This farm was owned by the Earl of Abingdon in the late 18th century but he had granted a lease to our family member.  The lease was then bequeathed to succeeding family members but was occupied as a tenant by another family member. (I don`t know when the Lease was actually granted ).
Am I right in assuming that the Lease would have been for a specified number of years after which it would revert to the Earl of Abingdon (as would be the case with present day Leasehold property)?
I don`t understand why the Earl would have chosen to grant a Lease rather than just letting the farm to Tenants directly.   (according to Wikpedia the Earl had an extravagant lifestyle and died insolvent)

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The Common Room / Re: When to take a leap of faith?
« on: Thursday 06 April 23 14:48 BST (UK)  »
Drayke - just skimmed through your reply - you`re a genius!!
I knew about the will leaving land in Berkshire to Edward Rosser Kerby and was puzzled about it because I hadn`t  been able to work out the connection!

I really must go and do some gardening now but will read through properly later
Many many thanks

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The Common Room / Re: When to take a leap of faith?
« on: Thursday 06 April 23 11:48 BST (UK)  »
Drayke - thanks so much - that`s given me lots to think about and pursue!
If you are at a loose end could I ask you to consider another possible family member?  Only if it is no trouble
Our Isaac Kerby worked and lived at Barclay Court in Clerkenwell.  According to the Greater London Burial Index (Ancestry) a William Kerby also of Barclay Court was buried 28/12/1794.  His age was transcribed as 49 but looking at the original it could be 69 (I raised this query on Rootschat last year and opinion was very divided).  This would make him born either 1745 or 1725 which meant he could have been Isaac`s brother or father - but I haven`t been able to find anything else about him.  Kerby (especially when it is spelt with an "e") isn`t a terribly common name so I thought it was likely he was related especially as they appear to be in the same trade
Many thanks but please don`t bother if this is a nuisance

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The Common Room / Re: When to take a leap of faith?
« on: Wednesday 05 April 23 18:31 BST (UK)  »
It is looking more likely that your ancestor Isaac Kirby was a Londoner, and he may be the son of Isaac and Martha nee Tubb. Just to make sure, someone can search for a baptism of an Isaac Tubb under Martha's maiden name, but it looks like they married around the time Isaac was born.

Although I am open to that idea - I do wonder how Isaac Kerby would have met Sarah Rosser if he wasn`t local to Gloucester.  She came from a tiny hamlet in the Forest of Dean and if she had needed to leave home to find work, Gloucester and Cheltenham were considerably nearer than London.

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