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Offline Melbell

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Re: How many times have you had to re-write your tree!!
« Reply #36 on: Monday 10 June 19 13:45 BST (UK) »
That's interesting - and I'm not disputing what you say, but how do you know she wasn't just telling a lie?  Is it just one instance, or have you several examples of this?

I'd be interested to know of other researchers' experiences too??

(I agree about the term Mrs, but that's just a courtesy or form of address, not a legal concept).

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Re: How many times have you had to re-write your tree!!
« Reply #37 on: Monday 10 June 19 22:10 BST (UK) »
I have seen both spinster and bachelor used in cases where the people concerned had been previously married. The first time it sent me off on a wrong tangent, researching the wrong family.
It seems to have been done in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. How widespread the practice was I  can't say; I've  seen it in Gloucestershire, London, and Devonshire records.
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 #38 on: Tuesday 11 June 19 10:05 BST (UK) »
Thanks for your reply.  It's interesting that it seems to occur reasonably frequently.

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Re: How many times have you had to re-write your tree!!
« Reply #39 on: Today at 19:59 »
I started researching my tree about 15 years ago. I am just getting back in to a new stint of it and stupidly realised I have not always noted my sources... so I have no idea how I came to the conclusions that I did.

In some cases, connections I have made are so glaringly incorrect it's embarrassing! I have poor old Ann King apparently having children into her 60's - it's a big mistake, can't figure out what my thought process is so it's back to the drawing board.

It is great to see so many new resources though - I know I am a few years behind here but only just got told about the GRO search research, incredible!
Waite, Marchant, Nash, Goddard, Pocock, Hiles, Switzer, Larondie, Harris, Radford, Monger, Harper, Harris, Sixsmith, Fitzgerald.