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Offline GD40

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Re: Trying to trace my earliest ancestor......but struggling!
« Reply #27 on: Wednesday 01 May 19 11:45 BST (UK) »
I've just bought a very big magnifying glass!! and extended my membership of Ancestry to lifetime. (A joke, in view of the recent comments about Ancestry's records.)

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Re: Trying to trace my earliest ancestor......but struggling!
« Reply #28 on: Wednesday 01 May 19 12:40 BST (UK) »
They have original census records as well as original wills and parish records, so it's not completely useless.
Mead - Herts, Bucks, Essex
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Re: Trying to trace my earliest ancestor......but struggling!
« Reply #29 on: Wednesday 01 May 19 15:31 BST (UK) »
Be very cautious when using Visitations as a source, they are very like 16th and 17th century forms of Ancestry Trees.
Some are faithful accurate pedigrees, some contain errors and a few are flights of fancy complied to please the person concerned.

The medieval genealogy link posted by Vance cautions against regarding Heraldic Visitation books as gospel.
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Re: Trying to trace my earliest ancestor......but struggling!
« Reply #30 on: Wednesday 01 May 19 23:58 BST (UK) »
The visitations are well known for some fabricated pedigrees to enhance a family's standing.
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: Trying to trace my earliest ancestor......but struggling!
« Reply #31 on: Thursday 02 May 19 17:28 BST (UK) »
Coincidently, a John de la Pole cropped up in a document about a court case  when I was looking at National Archives Discovery catalogue yesterday for records of the Stanley family (later Earls of Derby) for another RootsChat enquiry. That John may have been the successful lawyer whom I mentioned in an earlier post. 
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Re: Trying to trace my earliest ancestor......but struggling!
« Reply #32 on: Thursday 09 May 19 11:56 BST (UK) »
I'm sorry for the long delay in replying.
I feel very guilty after all your hard work.
I think I am going to have to research with far more care in the future.
Thank you again.
With best regards,
Geoff Deakin.

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Re: Trying to trace my earliest ancestor......but struggling!
« Reply #33 on: Thursday 09 May 19 22:40 BST (UK) »
It was interesting. It made a change from the usual ag. labs. and factory workers.
I was already familiar with the 2 De la Pole/Pole families which are not yours, the ones who married into royalty and whose children met violent ends under the Tudor monarchy.
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