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    Thank-you for the advice. I have already...

    Thank-you for the advice. I have already collected a fair amount of information about the Blackford family in Oxhill. There were two and possible three adult John Blackfords in the village when the...
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    Hearth Tax Records

    Late 17th century hearth tax records are a useful census substitute. I am seeking advice on the interpretation of the terms "senior" and "junior" used in the lists of names.

    In particular,the...
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    I believe that I have found the answer to my own...

    I believe that I have found the answer to my own question in an 1870 publication entitled "The Cabinet Lawyer: A Popular Digest of the Laws of England" accessible on Google Books. Normally the...
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    Westminster Rate Books

    Seeking help in interpreting Westminster Rate Books. In particular, who was liable for the rates - owner, occupier, or either depending on circumstances.

    I have numerous entries pertaining to...
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    None that I know of, but I haven't yet researched...

    None that I know of, but I haven't yet researched my Perry lineage beyond my 3xggm. I did a quick check on FamilySearch and found a Joseph Perry born 13 Aug 1844 and baptised 16 June 1846 at...
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    Perry's in Birmingham

    My 3x great grandmother was Mary Perry, b. Aston Juxta Birmingham 1798. She had siblings, but I've no idea whether she might be related to your Joseph. Do you know his parents names?
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    Elissa: Glad I could help. I've lost count of...

    Elissa:

    Glad I could help. I've lost count of the number times that I have been frustrated by indexing errors. My particular brickwall is my GGF William Duke, who was in the garrison in Montreal...
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    Patrick Gurney Marriage

    Hi Elissa:

    Good news, I have found the register entry for Patrick Gurney's marriage in the Drouin Collection. The fact that it does not turn up in a search suggests that it was missed in the...
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    Elissa: Hold the phone! I found a reference to...

    Elissa:
    Hold the phone! I found a reference to the marriage of Patrick Gurney and Ann Deveny [sic] in 1848, St.James Street Methodist Church, Montreal in the Quebec Archives index. I'll see if I...
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    Elissa: I wasn't able to find a record of...

    Elissa:

    I wasn't able to find a record of Patrick Gurney's marriage, but there was one baptism record - perhaps it is the one you have already? William John Gurney, born 6 January 1859, baptized...
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    Garrison Marriages - Quebec

    If he was married whilst garrisoned in either Montreal or Quebec City, there is a good chance that the marriage was recorded in the parish register of the either the garrison church or one of the...
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    You are probably correct. The Canada General...

    You are probably correct. The Canada General Service Medal and, in particular, the reasons for its having been awarded are described on the Canadian Department of Veterans Affairs web site. This...
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    I don't know whether 8 1/2 years in North America...

    I don't know whether 8 1/2 years in North America was unusual, but both British Army great grandfathers were here longer - 11 and 12 years. The RCRR is interesting in this respect. The regiment was...
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    George Saunders 17th Foot

    Elaine:
    It is likely that your GGGF transferred from the 17th Foot to the Royal Canadian Rifles Regiment (RCRR), rather than the Prince of Wales Cdn Rifles (I don't believe that there was such a...
  15. Thread: Surnames.....

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    My understanding is that hereditary family names...

    My understanding is that hereditary family names came into use in England sometime after the Norman Conquest, perhaps spurred on by the compilation of the Domesday Book in 1086. According to...
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    Erick: Your post tweaked my interest because my...

    Erick: Your post tweaked my interest because my GGF was also a sergeant in the 17th in Quebec. I found several parish register entires relevant to George Acres while in Quebec, specifically his...
  17. Thread: 17th Regiment

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    Pete: Your post caught my eye because my GGF was...

    Pete: Your post caught my eye because my GGF was also a Sergeant in the 17th in Quebec and Montreal. In any case, I have some parish register entries related to your Thomas Cambridge: specifically...
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    I'm not sure from the last post whether you have...

    I'm not sure from the last post whether you have found what you were looking for. In any case, a couple of small points of which you may be aware already. First, if you are looking for a birth in...
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    You might also check historic directories. I...

    You might also check historic directories. I took a quick look at the 1852 Bath directory (which you can download from BathBMD - https://www.bathbmd.org.uk/pod.html). There were no dissenting...
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    Armed Forces Marriages

    Yes, the marriage should be recorded in the military records. However, the TNA site (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/looking-for-person/birthmarriagedeatharmedforces.htm?WT.lp=rg-6009)...
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    Missing Baptisms

    Having faced similar problems, I understand your frustration. Unfortunately I can't offer any brilliant insights. However, it seems likely that your ancestors were baptized either elsewhere or not...
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    Imperial Army and Navy Veterans Medal

    I am seeking information about the Imperial Army and Navy Veterans Commemorative Medal: in particular, to whom, when and why it was awarded. My GGF was photographed wearing the medal circa 1906. ...
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    Sergeant Major Instructor?

    I understand (from Wikipedia) that the designation "Sergeant Major Instructor" is currently used to limited extent in the British Army and in the Army Cadet Force. Can anyone tell me whether the...
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    And in case you didn't have it already, the...

    And in case you didn't have it already, the marriage of Dulcie A. Moorman and Arthur T. Hunt was registered in Cirencester in Q3 of 1937 (v.6a, p.1519).

    MD
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    Army Regs

    Numerous 19th century British Army books of regulations (or parts thereof) may be viewed online at Google Books. One entitled "Standing orders issued to the two battalions, XXth Regiment at Bermuda...
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