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Offline karen58

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What is Book: Births Anno 1657
« on: Wednesday 05 April 17 13:03 BST (UK) »
Hi
I have found an extracted probate record on ancestry.com. The transcription indicates that the wills are from Book: Births Anno 1657 and Collection: Cheshire: - Wills and Inventories, 1791-1800.

Have done a search on google and nothing pops up.

A bit confused why a collection of wills would be in a book of births.

Also have an extracted probate record from Book: Marriage Licences Granted within the Dincese of Chester and and Collection: Cheshire: - Wills and Inventories, 1791-1800

So does this mean different 2 wills from the same collection but different books? Very confused and the spelling mistakes don't help.

Would be grateful if someone could explain the meaning of these transcriptions.

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Karen
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Re: What is Book: Births Anno 1657
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 05 April 17 13:44 BST (UK) »
Can you  give a link to the transcription?

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Re: What is Book: Births Anno 1657
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 05 April 17 15:24 BST (UK) »
I'm not finding the titles in Ancestry's (or FindMyPast's) card catalogue. Are the entries associated with a public tree?

There were a whole series of these index books published of "Marriage Licences Granted Within the ARCHDEACONRY of Chester". Some are online at archive.org, or on Google Books.

Is the typo in Diocese yours or theirs? I suspect it is theirs.

Looking at ALSTON in south Ribble area, ALSTEAD and DONBAVAND/DUNBABIN etc. everywhere, HOWCROFT and MARSH in Bolton and Westhoughton, PICKERING in the Whitehaven area.

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Re: What is Book: Births Anno 1657
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 05 April 17 15:33 BST (UK) »
Just had another search on Ancestry, and found a database with the details you describe.
It appears to be the contents of one of the published volumes, but filed by Ancestry REALLY badly.
Here's a sample:
Looking at ALSTON in south Ribble area, ALSTEAD and DONBAVAND/DUNBABIN etc. everywhere, HOWCROFT and MARSH in Bolton and Westhoughton, PICKERING in the Whitehaven area.

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Re: What is Book: Births Anno 1657
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 05 April 17 15:35 BST (UK) »
Hi Stan & Andrew

I don't think I can send a link as it is a transcript of record attached to the profile of an ancestor, Thomas Platt, on ancestry.com.

So I print-screened the transcript and uploaded it.

The odd thing is, that once I attached this record to Thomas' profile, ancestry.com added a fact that he was born at Woolroad. While this is probably true, there is no baptism record for Thomas because of the gaps in the early Saddleworth parish records. Very strange.

I did find a book called 'Marriage Licenses Granted within the Diocese of Chester'. It was printed by the Record Society in 1909 and can be found on the internet in PDF form. But what this book has to do with Chester wills escapes me.

Maybe you can figure it out.

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Karen

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Re: What is Book: Births Anno 1657
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 05 April 17 15:47 BST (UK) »
Hi Andrew
You work fast, I was doing the same thing. The typo was Ancestry's.

Found a transcription, on Ancestry, for a baptism for an Ann Winterbottom, but could not find her on the census. So I ordered the record from family search. The name was actually John Wilcockson Winterbottom. How could they be so wrong?

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Re: What is Book: Births Anno 1657
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 05 April 17 15:53 BST (UK) »
I don't think I can send a link as it is a transcript of record attached to the profile of an ancestor,
This is the link to the entry http://www.rootschat.com/links/01jvg/

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Re: What is Book: Births Anno 1657
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 05 April 17 23:46 BST (UK) »
Hi
Have compared the extracted probate record on ancestry.com with a book published by the Record Society 1902: 

'An Index to the Wills & Inventories Now Preserved in the Probate Register at Chester 1791 to 1800'.

It seems that the transcriptions on Ancestry.com come from this book. It is on the internet in PDF form and is searchable.

Cheers
Karen
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