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Lefterhand

A problem shared is a problem halved. Post your brick walls here and see whether you can offer advice to others

Re: Lefterhand

Postby Templ4r » Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:08 pm

It's so much easier now than when I started. All the census and millions of documents on line.
You find someone on the 1939 Register and the 1911 and you're off to 1841 pretty easily (with a few missing..) with some acccuracy, confirm it with BMD register copies and you can get back to the 1700's, how fast depending on the size of your wallet.

Problems like Susannah make it interesting and others chipping in often brings another set of eyes that can spot something you've missed. We all have brickwalls and when they topple down, it makes your day.

Then on to the next one....
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Re: Lefterhand

Postby Norfolk Nan » Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:53 pm

Couldn't agree more...I'm always glad for ideas and suggestions, adds to the general knowledge. I'm determined to crack this particular nut but it might crack me first :shock:
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Re: Lefterhand

Postby Templ4r » Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:02 pm

I don't know if you've used Archive.org, but there are a lot of books on Suffolk including marriage licences, parish registers and general interest. All freely downloadable, but I donate every month or so as I use the site a lot for other counties.
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Re: Lefterhand

Postby Norfolk Nan » Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:10 pm

I don’t and hadn’t heard of it until you mentioned it so I’ll take a look. Thanks for that. I’m moving into a whole new area with non-conformity which I’m happy about as it adds interest. I’m just burrowing down into my little library looking for info...
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Re: Lefterhand

Postby Templ4r » Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:29 pm

https://archive.org/

Chip in a bit to keep it going and you'll have a digital library of your own, I spend hours on it.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/

This is the National library of Australia, books but has Ordnance survay maps for Britain from 1800.
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Re: Lefterhand

Postby Templ4r » Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:13 pm

Name: Abraham Julian Sharpe
Gender: Male
Baptism Date: 26 Jun 1796
Baptism Place: Great Saxham,Suffolk,England
Father: Timothy Sharpe
Mother: Susan

Possibly named after her Father?
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Re: Lefterhand

Postby maggieanne » Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:18 pm

On researching my family, my gran, who had never left Birmingham, ENGLAND was found on a family tree, belonging to someone living in America I think, and seemed to have been married about twenty times, in different countries, sometimes several times a year and had umpteen children! I got in touch with the tree owner who changed the details but still has my aunts and uncles born and died in America!! No idea how he managed to do that but I think people just copy details without checking the facts, so annoying.
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Re: Lefterhand

Postby Norfolk Nan » Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:56 pm

Well it’s possible, Julian is a Sharp family name and Abraham gets used in several generations afterwards. She names her first daughter Susannah Maria which I’m hoping will be a clue...

Isn’t that annoying, Maggieanne. I’m sure it’s the quantity rather than the quality that matters in those cases. Ignore them!
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Re: Lefterhand

Postby Templ4r » Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:45 pm

Just noticed something, Susannah/ Susan Sharp, buried 30 jun 1843, aged 69.

Gives her birth in 1765, same year as Hannah..
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