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  1. Daft Bat

    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    I have a meeting in Northampton next Wednesday morning (27th March) and, as I will be in that neck of the woods, intend visiting the Archives in the afternoon.

    I have a couple of parishes that I need to rummage around, but if anyone else is requiring look-ups whilst I am there, please let me know.

    :)
     
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    Thanks Jan but you would need all day for what I need. They have a box i their archives called 'the banana box' and is all the work a chap did on the Yorks of Sibbertoft and surrounding areas. Went and retrieved it once and only got part of the way looking through it, so much information. Need to book another trip me thinks:)

    Have fun rummaging
     
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  3. TonyV

    TonyV He who cleans up after his ancestors...

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    Thanks for your kind offer Jan and I am tempted because my main brick wall is probably in Northants. but I fear that it is too complicated and would take too much time in the few hours you may have there. I have probably as many clues as are available courtesy over the years of Ancestry's and FMP's records but I doubt that I'll ever narrow down the right one of two possible candidates to be my 3x great grandfather.

    Cheers
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    @TonyV Hopefully, there will be other opportunities. :)
     
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    Enjoy your visit, Jan, and let's hope it proves productive for you. I too have a major brickwall in Northamptonshire, but as it is one of my dreaded "SMITH" clan from Peterborough ……. enough said!

    Janet
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    If you need a visit to the Peterborough Archives at any point, let me know. I wander over to Peterborough every so often. :)
     
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    I have a Smiths brickwall in Peterborough. Agree about enough said about tracing Smiths. :(
     
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    Try Jones's in Wales :eek:
     
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    Findem The Fearless One

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    Jones in Essex is proving difficult enough thanks! :D
     
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    Thank you for your very kind offer, Jan. I have been to Peterborough, very helpful people the twice we have visited, and am still having extreme difficulty finding the origins of my Richard SMITH who died in Newark, Peterborough in 1848, aged 88, and according to the 1841 census was born in Northamptonshire. He wasn't born in Peterborough according to the parish registers and so far I have not managed to find a baptism in Northants for him with any certainty. There is one in Newbottle in 1760, but he marries there in 1782 and seems to have died there in 1788. So, I think I may have to spread my searches into contiguous counties!

    Once again, thank you very much for your offer.

    Janet
     
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    Ooh, yes please. They have a will there and when I asked for a look up/copy a few years ago the charge was about £15 because it had a seal and they couldn’t photocopy. I’ll try and find the details and if you have time for a quick look that would be great xx
     
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    Okay! :)
     
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    Thanks, it was a female RAYSON will from around Kings Cliffe , I think ANN . But I can’t find anything on the Northants archive website now ☹️
    Not vital, only if you have time thanks x
     
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    Well, that was a successful foray into the Archives yesterday! :D

    I found all that I was looking for plus the will that @Eve asked for.

    Good 'ere, innit! :D
     
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    Thank you so much @Daft Bat for tracking it down and going to the trouble of transcribing it for me. What lovely people on our forum. I’m just reading it now (supposed to be workimg) and already there is a mention of my 3xGt Grandfather John 8(:-)
    Still more to read - got to go....................
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Decidedly so. :D
     
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    You're welcome. :)
     
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    Hi Jan, was the will catalogued ? Still couldn’t find it online. I see what you mean about the verbosity :) I particularly like “whatsoever and
    wheresoever and of what nature and kind soever” I just need to find where Francis Redhead, Yeoman Of Upper Kennington, Surrey,fits in.and how Ann Rayson came to have land/property in Kent? Lots to ponder on.
    And I didn’t even have poor Sarah Rayson spinster at all. Which has now highlighted just how much work I need to do on this family :) and generally...... and she’s back in the game !
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    I just went by the information that I found on FMP. I gave the girl the date, said it was the will of Ann RAYSON and that was all that she needed. :)
     
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    Chuckling to myself here!! I had to type out wills for decades with all those whatsoevers and bequeaths. Only changed to modern English in the last 40 years. So if anyone ever needs a hand, I will be happy to give it a try! No Latin though! :D

    And a segue here... Ron's Jamaican ancestor is a Wilkin Cooper from England!! No way, Jose. Brick Wall by choice!! :p
     
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