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by Guy
04 Sep 2021, 11:43
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Burial Management System
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Burial Management System

Yes I agree, I have visited quite a few churchyards that have been designated "wildlife havens", which to me means they cannot be bothered to look after it any more as they just seem to leave things to nature rather than to create habitats for various species. I have also visited graveyards where so...
by Guy
04 Sep 2021, 08:19
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Burial Management System
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Burial Management System

There is a new ongoing project by Atlantic Geomatics with the aim of hopefully surveying every churchyard in England & Wales with ground penetrating radar to reveal the grave plots. The revealed plots are then identified using existing records and the burials in them noted and an accurate map of the...
by Guy
11 Aug 2021, 11:12
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Baptism register entries
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Baptism register entries

There are a few explanations but they would only be guesswork, here are the two most obvious. Have you any idea how religious or perhaps I should say Godfearing William was, could William be her true father? Or could it be that when William had his children baptised, the vicar asked the child's name...
by Guy
11 Aug 2021, 07:45
Forum: General research queries
Topic: Was my great grandmother a bigamist?
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Re: Was my great grandmother a bigamist?

You cannot say she was a bigamist as the law is not clear in such circumstances. The relevant Act of 1604 puts it this way - “II. Provided always, That this Act, nor any Thing therein contained, shall extend to any Person or Persons whose Husband or Wife shall be continually remaining beyond the Sea...
by Guy
07 Aug 2021, 09:00
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Ancestry terms and conditions
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Ancestry terms and conditions

I would suggest this rather than Adrian's suggestion. If you delete your tree and images from Ancestry immediately (because of the change of terms) they no longer have any rights to your work. If you leave it for a few weeks they can claim you have accepted the new terms and their rights to your wor...
by Guy
04 Jul 2021, 06:51
Forum: General research queries
Topic: Missing
Replies: 12
Views: 1117

Re: Missing

Do not forget it was not until October 2014 that the Presumption of Death Act 2013 https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2013/13/contents/enacted came into force in England & Wales (Scotland had made a law earlier, Presumption of Death (Scotland) Act 1977). Prior to that a person could be presumed de...
by Guy
22 Jun 2021, 08:03
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Illegitimate children
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: Illegitimate children

Or unless their father registers their birth on his own as if he and the mother were married. This is what my grandfather did for his son and 3rd daughter, he registered these to by giving the mother's maiden name correctly and the name she was using at the time (his name) and the registrar assumed ...
by Guy
20 Jun 2021, 06:50
Forum: General research queries
Topic: Missing
Replies: 12
Views: 1117

Re: Missing

You are asking two unrelated things here. The husband does not have to be declared dead for a wife to remarry, she could divorce, but of course that may lead to inheritence problems . For example my father left us in 1953, emigrating to Canada. In 1983 my mum decided to sue for divorce and after my ...
by Guy
24 May 2021, 07:57
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Folio Number on Find A Will site
Replies: 5
Views: 696

Re: Folio Number on Find A Will site

I would say always try to provide the folio number or you may get an email I got, saying I had not provided the folio number and I would have to re-order. However I should also add that no refund was offered and a couple of days later my order was honoured. It seems there is some confusion whether t...
by Guy
06 May 2021, 07:46
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Mothers' names on marriage registers
Replies: 6
Views: 890

Re: Mothers' names on marriage registers

I feel confident that in view of the requirement to be able to reproduce the marriage document or (as the case may be) the marriage schedule in respect of the marriage has been lost or destroyed churches and possibly even superintendent registrars will retain the marriage document or marriage schedu...