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    You might get some ideas on where to research...

    You might get some ideas on where to research from this thread:

    https://www.british-genealogy.com/threads/42860-GWR-Great-Western-Railway

    Swindon Library, who were offering look-ups etc,...
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    I mostly use "What's New" when I come here. ...

    I mostly use "What's New" when I come here.

    Previously (as I remember) it showed all threads with new posts since my previous visit, and the colour of the envelope icon on the left indicated the...
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    Using the Guild of One Name Studies' Marriage...

    Using the Guild of One Name Studies' Marriage Locator at http://www.marriage-locator.co.uk/ the reference given for the William Judd marriage refers to St Paul, Finsbury. The registers for this...
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    There are three records in the probate index for...

    There are three records in the probate index for a Leslie Wardle in 1958 (all administrations):

    Leslie of Smethwick d 6 Nov 1957, widow Lilian
    Leslie of Brixton Hill d 14 Oct 1958, widow Thelma...
  5. Thread: idle thought

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    I'm getting confused about what you're actually...

    I'm getting confused about what you're actually saying, Guy. Are you saying that the marriage changes the woman's surname, in which case she should sign with her married name, or that it doesn't, in...
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    The descenders from the lines above don't help,...

    The descenders from the lines above don't help, but if you try to ignore them, I think the second one is Aleseller.

    I can't work out the first one; it too might start with 'A', but it could be 'M'...
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    Alfred gets a few mentions in "The Life of Hugh...

    Alfred gets a few mentions in "The Life of Hugh Price Hughes" - I haven't checked them thoroughly, but I think it says HPH was at Richmond College and later married one of his daughters. Full text at...
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    I can't tell you much, but I found a newspaper...

    I can't tell you much, but I found a newspaper death notice from April 1879 referring to Annie, 3rd daughter of the late Reverend Alfred Barrett, with the address given as Stonard House, Stamford...
  9. Thread: Otley Hannams

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    Hi Dee Just letting you know that I'm still...

    Hi Dee

    Just letting you know that I'm still around, though I'm not really up to speed on your query - I can't remember everything from 9-10 years ago!

    Pam's post caught my eye with the mention...
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    I didn't know either till I looked.

    I didn't know either till I looked.
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    From looking at the society's online shop, it...

    From looking at the society's online shop, it appears that non-members can buy it too, though only as an annual subscription. I couldn't see anything about single copies there.
  12. I found a possible probate in 2013, and using the...

    I found a possible probate in 2013, and using the date of death given there, came across the following death notice:

    https://...
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    I agree that it's Denis. If you go back to...

    I agree that it's Denis.

    If you go back to your first image, have a look at the first character of the word 'servante' at the end of the first line, and part way through the third line. It's a...
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    Not sure about that - any chance of a larger scan...

    Not sure about that - any chance of a larger scan of just that bit?
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    I agree with you on Cowper, and the same 'p' with...

    I agree with you on Cowper, and the same 'p' with a contraction mark is at the start of the word after Wirksworth, making it p[ar]ish.

    I think the date is the 21st, and the day is Sunday. That...
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    I was once involved in getting an entry...

    I was once involved in getting an entry corrected, and it had to be done through the local register office where the event was originally registered. They then had to investigate where the error had...
  17. Thread: Two Signatures

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    It couldn't possibly be Titus, could it? It...

    It couldn't possibly be Titus, could it?

    It would mean the first letter starting with the stem, looping round clockwise to cross over the top, then a flourish to finish. 'ilas' and 'itus' could...
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    In the first image, the dots after the mystery...

    In the first image, the dots after the mystery name could be a colon indicating abbreviation, so it might be worth also looking for similar names such as Silvanus, Silvester (and Syl- variants) etc.
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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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