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    I do agree with Megan that it varies. I have one...

    I do agree with Megan that it varies. I have one admon for a spinster. The parish where she lived had many missing entries from the registers and the admon enabled me to fill in gaps for all her...
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    Interesting. Might get some of mine some time....

    Interesting. Might get some of mine some time. Thanks, cicilysmith
  3. I should add I have newspaper reports on my...

    I should add I have newspaper reports on my mother's extended Broadley family in Lancashire which have cleared up origins of illegitimate children and given me lots of other information. One distant...
  4. Well done on your research and a good reminder to...

    Well done on your research and a good reminder to us not to trust newspapers from long ago any more than today's! cicilysmith
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    I'm glad you are getting closer to Benjamin. It's...

    I'm glad you are getting closer to Benjamin. It's always interesting to read other people's techniques and strategies, cicilysmith
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    I find it fascinating, but I get dizzy just...

    I find it fascinating, but I get dizzy just trying to understand it. You are living it. You will have put together a whole community by the time you have finished and I'm sure a lot of other people...
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    That's very clever of you. So he's written 6 year...

    That's very clever of you. So he's written 6 year old calves but he means 6, year old calves. I'd never have thought of that, cicilysmith
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    I would love to know what it is, cicilysmith

    I would love to know what it is, cicilysmith
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    I'm very impressed by the ten horses. I have...

    I'm very impressed by the ten horses. I have never transcribed a will with so many horses. Was he a carrier? Have you tried asking Peter Patella who runs the website on Crich for suggestions?
    Stuart...
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    The only other animal I can think of apart from a...

    The only other animal I can think of apart from a horse, (and we know he has ten horses) which has foals is a donkey/ass. The end of the word might be ass but I cannot imagine what the beginning...
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    There is a word paragon which means a rich sort...

    There is a word paragon which means a rich sort of upholstery, but surely the appraisers would be more likely to list chairs or furniture of some sort. I have gone through all the Words from Wills by...
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    I think it's "moare wodenware"

    I think it's "moare wodenware"
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    it's bruing vessels, sorry, you've got that...

    it's bruing vessels, sorry, you've got that sorted already.
    I think starickers are stirks, young bullocks or heifers
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    for 1 clock (it may be cloak but I have seen...

    for 1 clock (it may be cloak but I have seen clock spelled like this) and a warming pan in ?? wodenware

    bruingue selles, maybe the ue belongs to brewing , leaving sells, small stools or fells,...
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    At the top it says, Item for fire irons in the...

    At the top it says, Item for fire irons in the house
  16. My mum was from Clayton le Moors and I was in...

    My mum was from Clayton le Moors and I was in Accy on Thursday visiting my aunt. I'm afraid I don't have any of the names you mention on my tree, but if you get any Broadleys I'd be glad to help,...
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    That's wonderful. You put in a lot of hard work...

    That's wonderful. You put in a lot of hard work on this family, cicilysmith
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    You are right, it is pearfe, definitely a p. I'm...

    You are right, it is pearfe, definitely a p. I'm struggling with the other word. Usually in that position there is a trope about God having given you or lent you your worldly estate and it says...
  19. There is an Anglo-German Society and a number of...

    There is an Anglo-German Society and a number of the members of that society have stories about the treatment of their ancestors, cicilysmith
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    Was your father born in Accrington? Only he...

    Was your father born in Accrington? Only he doesn't seem to be coming up on LancsBMD or Ancestry in that area and I haven't found a death so far to tie up with the birth. Was the marriage in...
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    Thanks for letting us know, Jim

    Thanks for letting us know, Jim
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    I used to volunteer at a large hospital for...

    I used to volunteer at a large hospital for people with learning disabilities and cigarettes, along with several spoonfuls of sugar in the tea, seemed to be positively encouraged. Now that they are...
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    In Lancashire Archives there are some online...

    In Lancashire Archives there are some online bastardy orders under Marriage Licences and I have found others in the Gale collection of newpapers through Lancashire Libraries. What puzzles me is I...
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    Patron saint of genealogists? St Anthony of Padua...

    Patron saint of genealogists? St Anthony of Padua finds things which are lost and St Jude is the patron of hopeless causes. Maybe we could have the two combined, with apologies to the humanists,...
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    I'm sure your post will help someone else,...

    I'm sure your post will help someone else, cicilysmith
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