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Gloucestershire / Re: Cirencester cemeteries
« on: Friday 23 July 21 22:18 BST (UK)  »

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In 2012, Walach received the negative prize "Goldenes Brett" from Austrian skeptics, an annual award for the "most astonishing pseudo-scientific nuisance"

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Occupation at sea
« on: Wednesday 30 June 21 22:20 BST (UK)  »

I see it as; Mer, Ser, . Which would be,, Mariner. [Merchant Service]

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England / Re: "wife for sale"
« on: Sunday 02 May 21 16:36 BST (UK)  »
A quote from Wikipedia  :o ; Of the 158 cases in which occupation can be established, the largest group ( was involved in the livestock or transport trades, fourteen worked in the building trade, five were blacksmiths, four were chimney-sweeps, and two were described as gentlemen, suggesting that wife selling was not simply a peasant custom. The most high-profile case was that of Henry Brydges, 2nd Duke of Chandos, who is reported to have bought his second wife from an ostler in about 1740

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England / Re: "wife for sale"
« on: Sunday 02 May 21 16:18 BST (UK)  »
It would seem to originate in the late 17th century. Divorce  was only possible by an act of parliament until 1857 and even then it would have been very costly.

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The Common Room / Re: Baptism of older person
« on: Saturday 01 May 21 21:25 BST (UK)  »
Changing religion, CoE to Wesleyan could account for a adult baptism.

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England / Re: "wife for sale"
« on: Saturday 01 May 21 11:52 BST (UK)  »
read "The Mayor of Casterbridge", 

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