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    The handwriting is pretty good, and completely...

    The handwriting is pretty good, and completely demolishes my theory about parcel(l)s. So, Plan B....

    How about a phonetic version of 'pike'? It's apparently mainly a Midlands word, referring to a...
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    I haven't checked in the dictionaries, but...

    I haven't checked in the dictionaries, but 'piaks' doesn't seem a very likely word to me. Would there be any chance of a screenshot, please?

    Failing that, does the 'p' have a simple straight stem,...
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    it looks to me like Seald (sealed) which suggests...

    it looks to me like Seald (sealed) which suggests a couple of possibilities:

    From the Dialect Dictionary (as above), a Northumberland term 'sealing link', which seems to be something like a tongue...
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    It might be 'yt I shal Dy Sezd of', ie 'that I...

    It might be 'yt I shal Dy Sezd of', ie 'that I shall die seized of'. (I might not have transcribed it entirely accurately, as the letters are a bit squashed together.)

    This would require there to...
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    Kit(t) - a number of meanings, but the most...

    Kit(t) - a number of meanings, but the most likely one here is probably a wooden vessel, especially a milking pail with a cover and one or two 'ears'.

    Source: Joseph Wright's Dialect Dictionary -...
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    I don't have any specific further information -...

    I don't have any specific further information - the only other thing was an observation about the bigamy/divorce issue, which I didn't want to be writing about someone still alive. I'm sure...
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    I was about to write a fuller reply to this, but...

    I was about to write a fuller reply to this, but as it's possible the person is still alive I'm cutting it short.

    FreeBMD has a note about the 1952 entry at
    https://www....
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    I think if you're determined to use Evidence...

    I think if you're determined to use Evidence Explained with RootsMagic you might get a more sympathetic and helpful answer on the RootsMagic users' forum and/or mailing list.

    My own feeling is...
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    I've just had another look at the 1861 census...

    I've just had another look at the 1861 census page showing John and Elizabeth Kellet, the parents of this family, (RG9/3305 fo19 p31) and it's quite possible that I'm related in some way to all 25...
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    I think this one is a red herring. There's a...

    I think this one is a red herring. There's a baptism in St Andrew Ancoats (Manchester) on 13 Oct 1861 of Ann d of David and Emma Kellett, and a David Kellett and Emma Dawson married in Prestbury,...
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    Still no joy on Fanny's birth, but I've found...

    Still no joy on Fanny's birth, but I've found another possible daughter: Ann, born Sep qtr 1861 Manchester (8d 211), died Dec qtr 1861 Manchester (8d 158). I've come across other Yorkshire families...
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    Hi Nikki I was very interested to read this,...

    Hi Nikki

    I was very interested to read this, as the John Kellett who married Elizabeth Ann Dawson was brother of my 2x great grandmother Eden Kellett. I'm afraid I can't answer all your questions,...
  13. It probably won't help with Edwin's death, but...

    It probably won't help with Edwin's death, but I've just looked for his birth, and for the family in the 1901 census.

    His birth is shown with the mother's maiden name DIBLE, and that appears to...
  14. There's a probate record for this Edwin T Compton...

    There's a probate record for this Edwin T Compton in 1957, giving his date of death as 14 Dec 1956 and his address as 38 Gwyn Street, Bedford. The executors were solicitors - Robert Owen Watson and...
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    The link that you need to prove or disprove is...

    The link that you need to prove or disprove is that between Richard who died in 1802 and Nicholas who died in 1750. Since Poole is some distance from Kent, there's no obvious connection, and Miller...
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    I know very little about the RAF and even less...

    I know very little about the RAF and even less about the USAF, so forgive me if you already have the following.

    I've found a page about the 94th Bomb Group at
    https://www....
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    Having looked at your Google doc, I'm becoming...

    Having looked at your Google doc, I'm becoming rather sceptical about whether this can actually be done. As Ed said, a lot of what we do is an art rather than a science, and many things cannot simply...
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    I haven't managed to find this either, but while...

    I haven't managed to find this either, but while searching I found some surname variants which might be worth following up if you haven't already. In the 1841 census I think I've found Elizabeth as...
  19. Mainly the local landowners, I think, or men...

    Mainly the local landowners, I think, or men holding positions of civil or military authority. At any rate, people who were generally respected and looked up to.

    Incidentally, you may need to...
  20. I think you're right about it being George who...

    I think you're right about it being George who was baptised. It reads to me like:

    ..."George Waldram sonne of
    Sr Tho Waldram was Bap July 18"

    The last letter of 'sonne' isn't a typical 'e',...
  21. Or you can buy your own copy: ...

    Or you can buy your own copy:

    https://midland-ancestors.shop/Worcestershire/Worcestershire-Monumental-Inscriptions-MIs/Dudley-Kates-Hill-parish-registersd-I358D
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    The birth also appears on the Staffordshire BMD...

    The birth also appears on the Staffordshire BMD site - http://www.staffordshirebmd.org.uk/

    Here the mother's maiden name is spelled FERNEYHOUGH. The birth was registered in the sub-district of...
  23. Thread: John Jenkins

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    Fair enough - I only did a quick skim through the...

    Fair enough - I only did a quick skim through the birth indexes and didn't check the other records.
  24. Thread: John Jenkins

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    See the original post. Marj said her marriage had...

    See the original post. Marj said her marriage had her as Eliza Ann - and this is presumably from a certificate or register, since Marj gave the exact date.

    1871 census was also mentioned - the...
  25. Thread: John Jenkins

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    I had a quick look at this, and I think you can...

    I had a quick look at this, and I think you can probably discount the Jenkins-Parslow and Jenkins-Pound families.

    Parslow - using the GRO birth index, I found 4 children: Alexandrina Victoria (Jun...
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