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Re: How many times have you had to re-write your tree!!
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday 16 April 19 23:47 BST (UK) »
I kill off my relatives with an approximate death date but always add "about " + date
On ancestry you dont get death hints unless you do this but your way is better for others searching because it stops people copying erroneos facts.

So.i will now revive them after searching and keep them private .

Btw on my thru lines some of my great great grands  are coming up as private or potential even tho i know they are on my tree does anyone know why.
Roberts,Fellman.Macdermid MCDERMID McDiarmid Gardner Jones ,Bloch,Irvine,Hallis Stevenson ,McKay

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Re: How many times have you had to re-write your tree!!
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 17 April 19 01:07 BST (UK) »
As far as I've seen, the terms bachelor and spinster were used to describe people free to marry in the 18th century and earlier; perhaps the meaning changed over time, and even had different meanings in different places.
The term "Mrs" was often used to describe single women of a higher status as well.
I am Australian, from all the lands I come (my ancestors, at least!)

Pine/Pyne, Dowdeswell, Kempster, Sando/Sandoe/Sandow, Nancarrow, Carrington, Hounslow, Youatt, Richardson, Jarmyn, Oxlade, Coad, Bentham, Holloway, Lindner, Pittaway, and too many others to name.
Devon, Dorset, Gloucs, Cornwall, Yorks, Bucks, Oxfordshire, Wilts, Germany, Sweden, and of course London, to name a few.

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Re: How many times have you had to re-write your tree!!
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday 17 April 19 15:03 BST (UK) »
It can be a kick in the teeth when you find out that the wrong line is much more interesting than the right line.
Researching:

LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Budery
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
USA Musgrave, Saix
ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain

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Re: How many times have you had to re-write your tree!!
« Reply #21 on: Wednesday 17 April 19 15:13 BST (UK) »
I totally agree ! I thought I`d found a line to France  the time of bonnie Prince Charlie, but I`ve got so many Alexanders I had got the generation wrong ! Once I`d rectified that, it was back to yet more Ag labs; not that there`s anything wrong with " them " but it`s nice to have a variation.

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Re: How many times have you had to re-write your tree!!
« Reply #22 on: Wednesday 17 April 19 15:29 BST (UK) »
I really wanted my great grandmother Lottie
to be the theatre assistant and newsmaker who
Collaborated with her escapologist boyfriend in.a dodgy
Adoption scheme
 successfully finding a good home for thEIR own baby

Mind you
 DNA subjects descended from these babieswill be tearing hair out why their dna results don't match a grandparentborn 1900-06 but match surnames. In a totally different part of England or in Ireland
Roberts,Fellman.Macdermid MCDERMID McDiarmid Gardner Jones ,Bloch,Irvine,Hallis Stevenson ,McKay

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Re: How many times have you had to re-write your tree!!
« Reply #23 on: Wednesday 17 April 19 17:20 BST (UK) »
I totally agree ! I thought I`d found a line to France  the time of bonnie Prince Charlie, but I`ve got so many Alexanders I had got the generation wrong ! Once I`d rectified that, it was back to yet more Ag labs; not that there`s anything wrong with " them " but it`s nice to have a variation.

John Hurt knows all about how wrong lines (or embellished stories) can be more interesting than facts. John always felt close to Ireland, and thought he was descended from Irish royalty and his ancestor was a owner of a business in London when he was a mere clerk. And there was no connection to the Marquis of Sligo, or any Irish blood in John's ancestry that is known.
Researching:

LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Budery
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
USA Musgrave, Saix
ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain

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Re: How many times have you had to re-write your tree!!
« Reply #24 on: Wednesday 17 April 19 18:54 BST (UK) »
Do we try and " make" them be what we want them to be ?

I`m proud of them all ! ( Second thoughts - no, not the 2 who abandoned their wives and families )

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Re: How many times have you had to re-write your tree!!
« Reply #25 on: Wednesday 17 April 19 21:20 BST (UK) »
Yes we cannot choose our ancestors. Be best to concentrate on what we do find. Not everyone wants to be related to Danny Dyer thanks very much.  ;D
Researching:

LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Budery
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
USA Musgrave, Saix
ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain

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Re: How many times have you had to re-write your tree!!
« Reply #26 on: Thursday 18 April 19 00:23 BST (UK) »
When I met Christopher Pyne an Australian MP and said we are likely to be related, he replied in his usual plummy tones, "We couldn't possibly be related ". Funnily enough, his ancestors were from London, and prior to that Devon, as are mine; about 3 or 4 generations back they were Pine rather than Pyne too.
I am Australian, from all the lands I come (my ancestors, at least!)

Pine/Pyne, Dowdeswell, Kempster, Sando/Sandoe/Sandow, Nancarrow, Carrington, Hounslow, Youatt, Richardson, Jarmyn, Oxlade, Coad, Bentham, Holloway, Lindner, Pittaway, and too many others to name.
Devon, Dorset, Gloucs, Cornwall, Yorks, Bucks, Oxfordshire, Wilts, Germany, Sweden, and of course London, to name a few.