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Forum: The Georgian Period - (1714-1830) though could run to 1837

  1. 1st Regiment of Foot period 1740 - 1770

    In the "Clandestine Marriage and Baptism Registers, 1667-1754 - Fleet Notebooks ", my 5th great grandfather, Barnes Boot, married on 7th June 1751 in London. His residence is given as "e 1st Regiment of Foot". According to other documents he was Born in 1724 or 1728. he died in 1774 and was buried...

    Started by Jackboot‎, 22-01-2017 10:03 AM
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  2. Jurisdiction in Dutch Ports?

    I was looking at the HO 27 series "Home Office: criminal registers, England and Wales, 1805-1892" and was surprised to see in the County of Lincoln in 1823 under the July Session for the "Ports of Holland". Presumably this goes back to William of Orange, but when did it cease? Or am I just...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 08-10-2016 12:19 PM
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  3. Clerk of the Peace / Sacrament Certificate

    I am now in the middle of the 18th century, and struggling with terminology so I hope some wise heads will be able to help with this. The Reverend Francis Matson, c1700-1782, served as 'one of the justices of our said lord the king' in the East Riding of Yorkshire. From that I assume that he was...

    Started by thewideeyedowl‎, 07-07-2015 3:33 PM
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  4. Inquests

    Some of you may have realised that I like delving into old newspapers and looking at what that says about those times. Recently I conducted a little review of reports of inquests between 1800-1809, and I thought people might be interested in what I found. I used the newspapers available from...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 18-03-2015 10:30 PM
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  5. Smile HMS Charlotte

    In 1800 HMS Charlotte caught fire when a simple accident, a flame kept alight for signal purposes fell onto some straw. The crew and officers battled the fire for 5 hours before the ship exploded. It was a horrendous accident and of its 900 complement only about 160 survive. One of the survivors...

    Started by Hunterrunner‎, 12-01-2015 10:36 AM
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  6. Army of Reserve, 1805, John Baker

    John Baker married Elizabeth Petrey in 1800 in Durham. Their third child was baptized in the same church, St Oswald's, in 1805, when John Baker is " a soldier in the Army of Reserve, native of North America". Other baptisms give his place of birth as New York and his occupation as "carpet weaver". ...

    Started by RosieW‎, 03-07-2014 1:55 PM
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  7. The 18th century traffic warden

    Whilst hunting for something else on SEAX I stumbled across a "book of Endictments transferred to higher courts" from Easter 1770 to Epiphany 1790 Easter 1799 to Epiphany 1813 Ref: Q/SPb 33 The catalogue doesn't list the people named in the book, so I'll be making a list of names as I make my...

    Started by Wilkes_ml‎, 24-10-2013 7:41 PM
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  8. Alternative sources to Parish registers?

    What other sources can you recommend, other than wills, for identifying the maiden names of wives when the parish marriage register (of Bardfield Saling, Essex) for the period 1713-1790 is missing and assumed deceased and unlikely to be resuscitated? I'm pretty new to the early Georgian period...

    Started by Wilkes_ml‎, 07-09-2013 12:43 PM
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  9. Fortune Crawford

    looking for the baptism of Fortune Crawford about 1729. She married Charles Mace, a gunner stationed at Berwick upon Tweed in July 1747. Have searched Berwicks P/Rs without success. Anyone come across her at all?

    Started by Blues Mark‎, 13-02-2013 10:21 PM
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  10. SEXTON - JERSEY

    SEXTON - JERSEY Period 1714-1830 Can anyone help please with records and archives in Jersey during this period. I am seeking information about a George Sexton believed to be living in Jersey at about 1745-1770. In addition, a James Sexton who traveled frequently to Jersey at about 1800. ...

    Started by David150‎, 16-05-2012 8:55 PM
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  11. Female Literacy in the 18th Century

    I am curious as to whether it would have been unusual for a woman to sign her name in the marriage register if her husband did not. Would this suggest she was a higher class than her husband, or just willfull. I was under the impression that women were expected to make their mark, especially if...

    Started by Wilkes_ml‎, 12-05-2012 12:39 PM
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  12. Pictures

    does anyone know of a web site that shows pictures or paintings of everyday life In the Georgian Period I am amazed at how little there is thank you Sue

    Started by Flowers‎, 27-09-2009 6:39 PM
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  13. Page in the Presence

    Can anyone help, i have an ancestor who was a page in the presence in the mid 1700's. What exactly would his job have enatiled?? Was it a prestigious role? How would he have become on?

    Started by Laura-Jen‎, 10-07-2009 10:59 AM
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  14. Georgian kindness for an unknown man

    This is an excerpt from a burial book at Bawburgh, Norfolk in 1813. I wonder if they ever endeavoured to discover the identity of the unknown man.

    Started by RobinC‎, 04-02-2011 12:19 PM
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  15. Literacy

    There are many differing sources on levels of literacy in the 19th century - and while no means definitive, perhaps not even objectively assessed, I nevertheless was interested to read a snippet in TNA's catalogue. I like to trawl the catalogue, I think it's a great resource and in particular...

    Started by Geoffers‎, 28-12-2010 1:20 PM
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  16. calling all campanologists

    Does anyone know about Thomas Pack, died 1781. He co-ran the Whitechapel Bell Foundry for 30 years. From 1752 it was Lester and Pack, from 1769 it was Lester Pack and Chapman and from 1770 until 1781 it was Pack and Chapman. During his time the Foundry produced the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia and...

    Started by Jeff Pack‎, 18-01-2010 2:53 PM
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  17. george pack

    I have an ancestor, above, born circa 1766, married in Egerton, Kent, 1788, to Elizabeth Battlemore, died Egerton 1824. He certainly did not come from Egerton and no idea of his origins. Can any one help? It's an uncommon surname and there are some very interesting Packs and Packes in the 200 years...

    Started by Jeff Pack‎, 16-01-2010 4:24 PM
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  18. Birth to Baptism

    With a few exceptions where it is noted, I'm having to guess an ancestors age from their baptism record. I know in Victorian times there was the likelihood of two or three children being baptised together. But does anyone know if in Georgian times the practice was to get children baptised...

    Started by The Tank‎, 28-09-2009 11:59 AM
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  19. 19th Century Bruges

    I've been googling fo hours trying to come up with an answer as to why there was such a conclave of Brits in Bruges in the first quarter/half of the 19th Century. I found some names on Google Books in - The Topographer and Genealogist by John Gough Nichols 1853 Page 137 Sepulchral...

    Started by eileenb‎, 03-04-2009 11:13 AM
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  20. Wink Any ideas anyone?

    Hi! I am keen to find information on the world my ancestors lived in during the pre-industrial period. This would be up to the late 18c to middle 19c ie 1770s to 1850s. During this period there was a massive change to working the land for the "Lord and Master" to working in Factories. ...

    Started by Rubina‎, 11-07-2009 11:32 PM
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