Category Archives: UK & Ireland (Eire) Genealogy Series

Farnham Papers – Removal Orders (5)

Ann PALMER, single woman to Buniton, Southampton – 8 December 1804 William LOVELAND Examination is for Settlement – 22 January 1805 Sarah KING, single woman to Windlesham, Surrey – 2 February 1805 Sarah CRANHAM – Note attached. Thomas ELSEY, labourer … Continue reading

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Farnham Papers – Removal Orders (4)

Sophia SMITH, single woman from Greenwich Kent – 2 April 1792 Charlotte GREEN aged 7 from Binstead Southampton – 5 May 1792 Mary BICKNELL wife or widow of William “who has not been seen or heard of for 11 years” … Continue reading

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Farnham Papers – Removal Orders (3)

Ann CROOK wife of Thomas in the Surrey Militia from Sutton, Surrey – 5 September 1781 William LARBY and wife Jane with their five children George aged 15 James aged 14 John aged 11 David aged 8 Job aged 4 … Continue reading

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Farnham Papers – Removal Orders (2)

Elizabeth WINTER Single woman from Frensham – 1 April 1769 Sarah STENT, otherwise WICKS, Single women from St Mary’s Reading (Berkshire) – 21 July 1773 John BOXALL and Children Daniel aged 8 David aged 5 George age 2  – all … Continue reading

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Farnham Papers – Removal Orders (1)

John STOVOLD and wife (unnamed), and four children to Seale Surrey – 29 March 1694/5 James SPREADBOROUGH and wife (unnamed) to Dogmersfield, Southampton – 16 January 1700/1 (Dogmersfield is close to the Surrey/Hampshire Border, whilst recorded as Southampton, that is … Continue reading

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Settlement and Removal – UK and Ireland Genealogy Series

In 1662 a law of Settlement and Removal was introduced in England and Wales. This enabled Overseers of the Poor to remove those individuals and families from a parish if they would become a burden on the parish, regardless of … Continue reading

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Poor Law Acts – UK and Ireland Genealogy Series

As we continue with this occasional series featuring UK and Ireland Genealogy, we are going to look at the various Poor Law Acts. Poor Law Act 1601 Settlement Acts 1662, 1691 and 1697 Knatchbull Act 1723 (Workhouse Test) Gilbert Act … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2020 – Specialised Studies T is for Tartans

Tartans are a significant part of Scottish identity and heritage; though not every surname is represented by a tartan. People traditionally where a tartan which reflects their surname or an associated family. Alternatively they may decide to wear the tartan … Continue reading

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Q & A – Consistency in Recording Place Names

For researchers not use to researching in England and Wales it is worth pointing our some inconsistencies when researching and recording place names Firstly, in England and Wales births, marriages and deaths were recorded from September 1837. They were recorded … Continue reading

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Scottish Highlands & Islands

Amazingly, there are 790 Scottish Islands, divided into four groups Shetland Orkney Herbrides Inner Outer As I researched this section I was astounded that there are so many islands. Then I pondered on the practical aspects, such as post and … Continue reading

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