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Proud Farmer

In an 1851 census record my 4x great grandfather listed his occupation as "farmer of 50 acres". I was wondering if it is unusual to state how much land you farmed around this period. Or was he a boaster lol as I have yet to come across another record saying anything similar.

Also he was in south Wales so land was presumably plentiful

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Understanding an abbreviation on a church register

Can someone explain what the meaning of annonr next to the name of Roger wooler on the attachement. Many thanks

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Irish records

After doing my Tree for about 26 years, through England, Wales and Scotland I am now venturing into the unknown... my 3 Irish ancestors.

All I have on Ellen Duffy is her marriage at Manchester Cathedral in 1822 to Charles Hassall and the 1841 census where she was born about 1805 and from Ireland. She disappears from the water damaged 1851 Manchester census where Charles says he's married and I can't prove a death. A ...
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Matthew FOGGON, South Africa 1880s?

I'm trying to access South African records without much success to fill in a gap in the life of Matthew Foggon. He was born into a mining family in Durham in 1851 and in 1877 he married Ann Wilkin in Lanchester, Co. Durham. They had a daughter, Mary Ann, in 1878 who died in infancy, and a son, Charles, in 1880, in Lanchester. He arrived in Queensland in 1882 as a Primitive Methodist minister and ...
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Theresa Hastings - 1861 Ireland

Hello, I am looking for any birth or Christening/baptism records for a Theresa Hastings, born about 1861 in Ireland.
I have no idea where in Ireland she was born as all the Scottish census records simply say Ireland, except for the one that says she was born in Scotland, which I assume was incorrect.
She was living in Sorn, Ayrshire by the 1871 census with her mother Margaret, though their surname is given as ‘Hastie’, ...
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MacPhail MacLennan Marriage

23 February 1802 in Lochbroom a marriage contract was made between John MacPhail and Isobel MacLennan. John's father was Hugh MacPhail, Church Officer, and Isobel's father was Alexander MacLennan, Ground Officer, Mucklestrath. I believe Isobel/Isabelle may have later married John Morrison although I cannot find a marriage document. She died in 1859. Does anyone know what became of John MacPhail? I believe he was born about 1777.
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William Jones born 1823 Lincs

I’m struggling to find William Jones born in Owston 1823 who married Elizabeth Clement and had 2 sons Charles 1848 and John William 1852. In the 1851 census they are living in Grimsby but there’s no trace of them after that. Where did they go? I can find their sons in later censuses but not the parents. I did see a William Jones jailed around 1860 but not sure if it’s my William. Any help ...
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Occupation: Coe Maker... any ideas anyone?

I have a (literally) distant relative who emigrated first to Canada and then went down to the US.
On his 1917 application to enter the US his occupation is Coe Maker and in the 1920 US census, it appears to be 'coremaker' although the writing is a bit of a scrawl.

Google came up with an entry in Fmp for Thompson Swaine in the 1881 census in Yorkshire who is also a 'Coe Maker'. (RG11 ...
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Isleworth School records


Does anyone know if school admissions/discharges for Isleworth schools for the 1870s are available online, or indexed and searchable online please?

Thank you :D
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