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by devonliz
30 Apr 2021, 14:39
Forum: Useful resources
Topic: Scottish Legal Dictionary
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Scottish Legal Dictionary

I needed to look up some terms in a Scottish document that mentioned my ancestor, and found this book very useful: A Dictionary and Digest of the Law of Scotland, With Short Explanations of the Most Ordinary English Law Terms. To which is Added a Supplement, Containing an Analysis of the Court of Se...
by devonliz
30 Apr 2021, 14:32
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: The Death and Burial Question
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: The Death and Burial Question

I am referring below to some 19th-century gravestones: I have just completed a study of the people listed on my old 'family gravestone', which covered three generations. I believe that my great-grandfather compiled the names and dates of his family to have them inscribed on a marble stone that had b...
by devonliz
30 Apr 2021, 14:18
Forum: General research queries
Topic: IOM Marriage for London-based Couple
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: IOM Marriage for London-based Couple

It was popular place for holidays, and the wedding in question was in August ..... The IOM newspapers are online, and I found an ancestor listed every year in the 1880s under the guesthouse where he was staying. He did meet his future wife there; she was from Yorkshire, he was from Ireland. https://...
by devonliz
23 Apr 2021, 22:52
Forum: Useful resources
Topic: Glossary
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Glossary

The address seems to have been corrupted - it should be http://www.opcdorset.org/fordingtondors ... ssary.html
Very useful, thanks!
by devonliz
24 Mar 2021, 09:27
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Daft transcriptions
Replies: 15
Views: 730

Re: Daft transcriptions

Well, a ‘cheese turner’ would be the person who turns those wheels of cheese in the racks ... same for champagne bottles I guess. When looking up some wills recently, I discovered that Family Search had listed the executors as the beneficiaries, quite misleading if I had not already found the full t...
by devonliz
11 Mar 2021, 09:22
Forum: DNA
Topic: ITV confirms the line up for the brand new series of DNA Journey
Replies: 14
Views: 1962

Re: ITV confirms the line up for the brand new series of DNA Journey

Silly me! I watched the first edition of the series on BBC with a similar title, and then the Rednapp/Flintoff show on ITV last night --- what a huge disappointment! Given the chance to explain, even in very simple terms, what is entailed in taking a DNA test, and then the laboratory tests and the c...
by devonliz
10 Mar 2021, 19:00
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: Census 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 712

Re: Census 2021

Well, we have recently received a leaflet through the post with the census instructions. It's intriguing that we are instructed to include people who usually live here, even if they are away from home on the night. If that person is visiting someone else overnight, they should be included as a visit...
by devonliz
10 Mar 2021, 18:07
Forum: Military
Topic: Albert Roberts
Replies: 15
Views: 825

Re: Albert Roberts

First, I would say that the final digit in 1787 looks more like a 4 to me. How casual some of these clerks were! Second, is this man a member of the notable Roberts family whose grandfather John Roberts (of Witheridge, not far from Tiverton) was reported as having 30 grandsons serving in the Great W...
by devonliz
06 Feb 2021, 15:41
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: WDYTYA inaccuracy
Replies: 12
Views: 1110

Re: WDYTYA inaccuracy

Yes, but the 17th-century was the 1600s, surely?
We are talking here about the 1700s, which is the 18th century ...
by devonliz
21 Jan 2021, 20:26
Forum: General research queries
Topic: FamilySearch lookup
Replies: 14
Views: 1415

Re: FamilySearch lookup

Thomas Thompson was a farmer and owned property in and around Carrickfergus, was also connected with the baking trade. John Colhoun - no idea really - but one of the Thompson daughters married a farmer from her mother's area, Newtownlimavady, so presumably they were all farmers - educated, employers...