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Interesting Mailings

Here are some interesting e-mails from Mailing Lists I subscribe to.

01--Glover Pedigrees

On Monday 12th July Doug Porter mentioned a Breedon reprint of
"Glover's Derby", available for about 15UKP.   It should be made clear
that this is a "History and Directory of the BOROUGH of Derby", by
Stephen Glover, published in 1843, relating to just the town itself.
It contains a useful Directory of names of people in Derby at this

This should not be confused with a larger, more ambitious work, very
valuable to Genealogists, called "The History of the COUNTY of Derby",
published 1829-33.  This was conceived as a major publishing work  -
Part I, Vol I covered general history of the County;   Part I Vol II
began a systematic coverage of the county, parish by parish, dealing
with general information, history and FAMILIES of each locality in
turn, and included numerous drop-line pedigree charts.

This volume covered alphabetically from ABNEY to DERBY only, and there
the project foundered.  No further volume was ever published and the
Index was never printed.   If you have families living in places
beginning with the early letters of the alphabet, you are in luck with
this book, otherwise you must look elsewhere.  Some of Glover's
further notes and pedigrees still exist in manuscript form in the
Derby Local Studies Library and could be worth consulting.

Unfortunately for us, this county edition of Glover has never been
reprinted, to my knowledge.  As Doug said, it is still occasionally
available on the secondhand market, but costs something in the region
of 150 UKP plus, for the two volumes.

I have indexed 111 different pedigrees in the 1829 edition of Glover,
here appended.

(drop-line pedigrees, unless otherwise stated)

ALSOP,   of Alsop-in-the-Dale & Burton - p.20.
APPLEBY,    of Great Appleby, 1181-1630 (text) p.24.
BAGSHAW,    of Banner Cross, Chapel-en-le-Frith - p.213.
BAINBRIGGE, of Lockington, Leics; Derby; & Rocester & Woodseat, Staffs - p.550.
BASSANO,    of London & Essex;  Stone & Lichfield, Staffs; Derby & Birmingham - p.575.
BEAUMONT,   of Gracedieu & Barrow - p.88.
BENTINCK,   of Bolsover (with CAVENDISH, HOLLES & HARLEY) - p.123.
BERESFORD,  of Bentley, Newton Grange, Ashbourne, &c - p.44.
BERESFORD,  of Bentley, &c (text) - p.107.
BINGHAM,    John of Derby & descendants (text) - p.596.
BOOTHBY,    of Ashbourne - p.41.
BOROUGH,    of Derby & Chetwynd Park, Salop - p.555.
BOURNE, of Ashover - p.56.
BOWDEN, of Southgate House, Clown; & Beighton Fields, Barlborough - p304.
BOWER,  of Darley Hall (with POTTER) - p.358.
BRADSHAW,   of Barton Blount - p.90.
BRADSHAW,   of Bradshaw (text & chart) - p.218.
BROOKHOUSE, of Derby (brief text) - p.598.
BROWNE, of Hungry Bentley & Chesterfield - p.295.
BUCKSTON,   of Bradbourne, &c - p.134.
BURTON, of Chesterfield, Dronfield, &c - p.288.
CALTON, of Chesterfield (brief text) - p.292.
CAVENDISH,  of Bolsover (with HOLLES, HARLEY, BENTINCK) - p.123.
CAVENDISH,  of Chatsworth (text) - p.243.
CHADWICK,   of Callow, Derbs; & Malveysin Ridware, Staffs - p.189.
CHATTERTON, of Derby (text) - p.601.
CHESTERFIELD  (Earl of), STANHOPE of Bretby (chart & text) - pp.163/4.
COCKAINE    (or COCKAYNE),  of Ashbourne - p.32.
COX,       of Brailsford, Culland, Derby & Spondon - p.140.
CREWE,  (formerly HARPUR), of Calke Abbey - p.184.
CROMPTON,   of Derby - p.578.
CURZON, of Croxall - p.333.
CURZON, of Derby, & Breedon, Leics (from Kedleston) - p.566.
DAKEYNE,    of Darley-in-the-Dale - p.361.
DALE,     of Ashbourne, &c - p.46.
DARWIN, of Cleatham, Lincs;  Elston, Notts;  Breadsall Priory, Derbs - p.154.
DERBY,  (Earl of), FERRERS (text) - p.522.
       Royal House of PLANTAGENET (text & chart) - p.524.
DREWRY, of Derby (text) - p.601.
EDWARDS,    of Derby - p.570.
EVANS,   of Allestrey, Darley, Mathfield, &c - p.18.
FERRERS,    Earls of Derby (text) - p.522.
FOLJAMBE,   of Darley-in-the-Dale (with PLUMPTON, SOTEHILL &  ROCLIFFE) - p.359.
FORESTER,   of Derby (wth PULTER & FRENCH) - p.588.
FOWNE,  (or FAWNE) beginning of Blore's pedigree - p.7.
FOX,       of Derby - p.581.
FOX,      Francis, of Derby (text) - p.593.
FRENCH, of Derby (with PULTER & FORESTER) - p.588.
GISBORNE,   of Derby, Yoxall, Chapel-en-le-Frith, & Darley-in-the-Dale - p.216.
GISBORNE,   of Darley-in-the-Dale (2 generations only, c.1800) - p.359.
GREY,     of Codnor (with ZOUCH) - p.308.
HADEN,  Alderman & Dr, of Derby (early 19th cent, text) - p.601.
HARLEY, of Bolsover (with CAVENDISH, HOLLES & BENTINCK) - p.123.
HARPUR, (now CREWE) of Calke Abbey - p.184.
HEATHCOTE,  of Chesterfield (text) - p.293.
HEATHCOTE,  of Stancliffe Hall, Darley Dale (4 generations) - p.360.
HOBBES, Thomas, 1588-1679, of Chatsworth (text) - p.240.
HOLDEN, of Aston - p.60.
HOLDEN, of Darley Abbey, Derbs; & Nuttall Temple, Notts - p.351.
HOLLES, of Bolsover (with CAVENDISH, HARLEY & BENTINCK) - p.123.
HOPE,     of Derby - p.563.
HORNE,  of Butterley, 18th cent (text) - p.169.
HORTON, of Catton, with WILMOT-HORTON (text) - p.204.
HURT,     of Ashbourne, Alderwasley, Wirksworth, &c - p.7.
LEAPER, of Derby (3 generations, 18th cent) - p.592.
LE HUNTE,   of Derby (3 page pedigree) - p.567.
LOCKETT,    of Derby - p.585.
LOWE,     of Denby - p.367.
LOWE,     of Derby, early 19th cent (text) - p.599.
LOWE,     part of early FOWNE pedigree, 17th cent - p.7.
LUCAS,   of Chesterfield - p.289.
MANVERS,    Earl of, Lord of Beighton, Callow, &c, family of PIERREPONT (text) - p.100.
MASTER, of Codnor - p.313.
MAYNARD,    of Chesterfield - p.291.
MELLOR, of Ideridgehay & Derby - p.560.
MEYNELL,    of Bradley (text) - p.136.
MILNES, of Ashover - p.56/7.
MILNES, of Chesterfield, Tapton & Brimingham - p.286.
MONTGOMERY,  of Cubley, 14th-16th cent (text) - p.335.
MOORE,  Lords of Appleby Parva - p.27.
MOREWOOD,   of the Oaks in Bradfield & Alfreton - p.14.
OKEOVER,    of Atlow, Okeover, Oldbury, &c - p.62.
PEGGE,  of Beauchief (with STRELLEY) - p.95.
PIERREPONT, Earl Manvers, Lords of Beighton, &c (text) - p.100.
PLANTAGENET,  Royal House, Earls of Derby, brief pedigree, 14th cent - p.524
PLUMPTON,   of Darley-in-the-Dale (with FOLJAMBE, SOTEHILL & ROCLIFFE) - p.359.
POLE,     of Wakebridge, Crick (with WAKEBRIGGE) - p.323.
POTTER, of Darley Hall (with BOWER) - p.358.
PULTER, of Derby (with FRENCH & FORESTER) - p.588.
ROCLIFFE,   of Darley-in-the-Dale (with FOLJAMBE, PLUMPTON & SOTEHILL) - p.359.
RODES,  of Barlborough - p.81.
ROWLAND,    Samuel, Alderman & Mayor of Derby, early 19th cent (brief text) - p.594.
SIMPSON,    J.B. & family, of Derby, c.1800 (text) - p.593.
SIMPSON,    Edward, Jeweller of Derby (text) - p.602.
SORESBY,    of Chesterfield - p.292.
SOTEHILL,   of Darley-in-the-Dale (with FOLJAMBE, PLUMPTON & ROCLIFFE) - p.359.
STANHOPE,   of Bretby, Earl of Chesterfield (text & chart) - p.163/4.
STANLEY,    Earl of Derby (text) - p.545.
STRELLEY,   of Beauchief (with PEGGE) - p.95.
STRUTT, of Derby, Belper, &c - p.573.
UNWIN,  Rev Edward & family, of Derby (brief text) - p.595.
WAKEBRIGGE, of Wakebridge, Crick (with POLE) - p.323.
WALLER, of Chesterfield - p.290.
WALTHALL,   of Darley-in-the-Dale (from Westmorland, later generations only) - p.364.
WATKINSON,  of Brampton, nr Chesterfield - p.145.
WHITBY, of Derby - p.586.
WHITEHURST, of Derby, Clockmakers (text) - p.599.
WILKINSON,  of Hilcote Hall, Blackwell - p.110.
WILMOT, of Chaddesden (text & chart) - p.207/8.
WRIGHT, of Nottingham & Lenton - p.170.
WRIGHT, families in Derby (very brief text) - p.598.
ZOUCH,  of Codnor (with GREY), to early 17th cent - p.308.

Apologies to anyone for whom the tabs do not work properly.

Best wishes

Sonia W Addis-Smith, nee Porter
Cross End House, Thurleigh, Bedford, England, MK44 2EE
Tel: +44 1234-771327 (from abroad); 01234-771327 (from UK)

02--[DBY] GRAVESTONE RUBBING GRAVESTONE RUBBING DOS AND DON'TS From "Gravestone Rubbing for Beginners," a leaflet available from the Association for Gravestone Studies Gravestone rubbing is fun. It is possible to collect some beautiful artwork that can be framed and displayed. A carver's skill can be preserved, or an ancestor's stone recorded and appreciated through this craft. However, gravestone rubbing is also controversial. Especially in cemeteries where a restoration project is in progress, rubbing is often banned. This is to enable the restorers to have an opportunity to preserve all the stones possible before more damage occurs. Even if a restoration project is not in progress, if the those who care for the cemetery have determined there are very fragile stones there which may be damaged if pressure is applied to the surface as happens in rubbing, there may be prohibitionsin place. So be sure to check. Below are some Do's and Don'ts that will make your experience in the cemetery a good one. Please Do *Check (with cemetery superintendent, cemetery commissioners, town clerk, historical society, whoever is in charge) to see if rubbing is allowed in the cemetry. *Get permission and/or a permit as required. *Rub only solid stones in good condition. Check for any cracks, evidence of previous breaks and adhesive repairs, defoliating stone with air pockets behind the face of the stone that will collapse under pressure of rubbing, etc *Become educated; learn how to rub responsibly. *Use a soft brush and plain water to do any necessary stone cleaning. *Make certain that your paper covers the entire face of the stone; secure with masking tape. *Use the correct combination of paper and waxes or inks; avoid magic marker-type pens or other permanent color materials. *Test paper and color before working on stone to be certain that no color bleeds through. *Rub gently, carefully. *Leave the stone in better condition than you found it. *Take all trash with you; replace any grave site materials that you may have disturbed. Please Don't *Don't attempt to rub deteriorating marble or sandstone, or any unsound or weakened stone (for example, a stone that sounds hollow when gently tapped or a stone that is flaking, splitting, blistered, cracked, or unstable on its base). *Don't use detergents, soaps, vinegar, bleach, or any other cleaning solutions on the stone, no matter how mild! *Don't use shaving cream, chalk, graphite, dirt, or other concoctions in an attempt to read worn inscriptions. Using a large mirror to direct bright sunlight diagonally across the face of a gravemarker casts shadows in indentations and makes inscriptions more visible. *Don't use stiff-bristled or wire brushes, putty knives, nail files, or any metal object to clean or to remove lichen from the stone; Soft natural bristled brushes, whisk brooms, or wooden sticks are usually OK if used gently and carefully *Don't attempt to remove stubborn lichen. Soft lichen may be thoroughly soaked with plain water and then loosened with a gum eraser or a wooden popsicle stick. Be gentle. Stop if lichen does not come off easily. *Don't use spray adhesives, scotch tape, or duct tape. Use masking tape. *Don't use any rubbing method that you have not actually practiced under supervision. *Don't leave masking tape, wastepaper, colors, etc., at the grave site The Association for Gravestone Studies was founded in 1977 for the purpose of furthering the study and preservation of gravestones. AGS is an international organization with an interest in gravemarkers of all periods. http://www.berkshire.net/ags/ Susan Orton Colchester, UK
03--[DBY] Hearth Tax 1664-70 on line I can relate that a house in the Derby street where I lived for my first thirty-odd years had a bricked in downstairs window which was always taken as being to avoid the window tax. It was a normal Victorian terraced house and may still have that bricked in window. (There were a few which were 'brick through' as well, mainly near the pub...!) However, Window Tax was abolished in 1851 so I'm not sure the story hold up. It lasted since 1695 so it had a good run. There were numerous 'funny' taxes imposed, often for strange purposes like royal weddings, to invade France, new battleships or just to buy someone a new manor house. Many still exist - car tax, VAT, tobacco and so on. Income tax was a temporary expedient and if memory serves sometime in 1860 it was actually announced that it would 'soon be abolished'. Happy days! In Cyprus back in the early 80s I used to wonder very many houses had the steel reinforcing rods still sticking up through the roof and was told that if a house wasn't finished, no building tax was applied, hence they were built this way and the owners could always state they intended to finish the roof later. It may still apply today. One Brit who retired there built his luxury bungalow and had it finished off completely, then woke one morning to find the Turks had invaded and the 'front line' ran through his back garden! Doug Porter, Derby, England.
04--[DBY] Naming patterns/Brick Walls FAMILY TREE FINDERS Tuesday - 24 August 1999 Finding a Clue in Naming Patterns (Classic Edition, originally published 12 Jan 1999) As genealogists, we always need to use every tool and trick available to us to keep pushing further and further back. In the past we have looked at the origins of some surnames. However, given names can also hold a clue as well. And, while not a given name, patronymics give you a little information about the next generation back. It is important to search for records that might include a middle name. Marriage records and birth and death records will often have the full name of a given ancestor, but might not have the names of the parents, or the maiden name of a mother. In many instances, I have found where a child's middle name was the maiden surname of the mother. This was especially true in the New England states of the United States. When researching an English immigrant, who left England as Edward NEWTH and arrived in Pennsylvania as George MORRIS, it was with interest that I discovered he had given each of his four sons the middle name of NEWTH. While my mother and aunt were not given middle names, my uncle was named David Bailey AYER. His middle name, Bailey, was the maiden surname for my grandmother. When I discovered myself researching Scottish lines, I learned that they have a naming pattern for the children: 1st son - named for the father's father 2nd son - named for the mother's father 3rd son - named for the father himself 1st dau - named for the mother's mother 2nd dau - named for the father's mother 3rd dau - named for the mother herself When locating the children in a familial unit, through census for instance, you will have the order of the children and then can begin to search for certain individuals with your surnames and the given names you have just discovered. While this may not always be the case, it is a valuable clue for you to begin the search for others that may be connected to the family. As your research progresses you may discover other naming patterns unique to a family line or ethnic region. Always keep these in mind as you progress. Such patterns usually were consistent for a number of generations and can be the turning point for you on a brick wall. Brick Walls For a few more tricks on getting past those brick walls we all end up banging our heads against, check out some of these web sites: How To Get Past Genealogy Road Blocks - http://www.firstct.com/fv/stone.html First Name Basis - http://www.hypervigilance.com/genlog/firstname.html Genealogy's Most Wanted - http://www.citynet.net/mostwanted/ Each of these sites offers a different approach to helping you with your end of line ancestor, otherwise known as your brick wall. One suggests various record types for various types of information. Another looks at what to do when all you have is a first name. And the Genealogy's Most Wanted site brings you in contact with many others who have a desperately sought ancestor. You never know what you will find. Rhonda R. McClure rhondam@sodamail.com
05--[DBY] Buying Derbyshire Books Here are two sources for information about buying Derbyshire Genealogical books:- 1. Booksales of the Derbyshire Family History Society, URL: http://web.ukonline.co.uk/Members/gj.hadfield/dfhsplis.htm 2. Bookshop of the Society of Genealogists in London, URL: http://www.sog.org.uk/acatalog/index.html _____________________________________________ 1. DERBYSHIRE FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY Booksales: http://web.ukonline.co.uk/Members/gj.hadfield/dfhsplis.htm They do not use credit cards, but sterling cheques only. However, they have information about how people from USA and Canada can make sterling payments using Ruesch International - see below. Here is a copy of the top of their page:- DERBYSHIRE FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY PUBLICATIONS LIST SEPTEMBER 1999 Please send your orders for all publications to: The Booksales Officer, Mrs L.I.Bull, DFHS, Bridge Chapel House, St Mary's Bridge, Sowter Road, Derby, DE1 3AT, UK. Please send payment with your order in Sterling currency, preferably cheques, made payable to the Derbyshire Family History Society. ............... Please state whether you wish the goods to be sent by surface or airmail ............. All prices on the list are quoted in pounds sterling and include postage and packing. NEWS FOR U.S.A. PURCHASERS - HOW TO SEND STERLING PAYMENTS Purchasers in the U.S.A. and Canada can avail themselves of a service provided by Ruesch International, at a cost of $3.00 (Three dollars) per cheque (check) :- - Telephone Ruesch International at 1-800-424-2923 or locally at 212-408-1200, quoting the Sterling sum you require and the name of the payee. They will give you the conversion rate in dollars, adding the $3.00 fee, and also give you a reference number. - Send a personal check for the amount given to Ruesch International Financial Services, 700 Eleventh Street N W, 4th Floor, Washington D.C., 20001-4507, quoting the reference number allocated. - Within a few days you will receive a RUESCH sterling check made out to the payee which you can then post. ______________________________________________ 2. The SOCIETY OF GENEALOGISTS Bookshop Catalog: http://www.sog.org.uk/acatalog/index.html To find Derbyshire information, follow this route: >From the first page click on : "British Research". >From the next page click on : "Counties of England" >From the next page click on : "Derbyshire" This will then give you three selections: - Genealogical Guides - Local History - Maps They do use credit cards and there is the usual online buying system of clicking on the "Add to Shopping Basket" button next to the item which interests you. Full purchase information is given at the beginning of the Bookshop site. __________________________________________ Two examples from the above section called "Genealogical Guides": - The Index of Parish Registers - Pigot's Directory for 1828/9 1. The Derbyshire section of the "NATIONAL INDEX OF PARISH REGISTERS" (Volume 6, Part 5), by Cliff Webb, published by the Society of Genealogists, in 1995. - This lists all the churches of Derbyshire, with dates of available registers and where they are kept, including nonconformist registers. Also information about Registers on microfilm, both at Derbyshire Record Office and with the Mormons at Salt Lake City (which are available through local Mormon Family History Centres). It costs UKP 8.20. As it is an SoG publication, SoG members may claim a 20% discount. 2. "PIGOT and Co's National COMMERCIAL DIRECTORY for 1828-9, comprising a Directory and Classification of the Merchants, Bankers, Professional Gentlemen, Manufacturers and Traders". - The volume which includes Derbyshire covers several surrounding counties as well: Cheshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Shropshire. This gives useful information about places as well as lists of names. Please note - not *all* people are listed, of course, only a small selection, but it includes quite a few of those on the Chesterfield 1829 Freeholders list, for example, with information about their trades and trade addresses. This is a modern facsimile edition (1995) and costs UKP 8.50, plus postage. Another source for buying this PIGOT is through "Family Tree Magazine", costing UKP 9.50 for UK, and for overseas - UKP 10.15 including overseas surface postage. Payment is by credit card. If you want it by airmail they will quote the extra cost. This is quite a good source for other Genealogical publications too. The contact address is: 61 Great Whyte, Ramsey, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE17 IHL. Tel: +44 - 1487 814050. The Family Tree Magazine Booksales URL is: http://www.family-tree.co.uk/books.htm With best wishes Sonia Addis-Smith Bedford, England
06--[DBY] Florence Nightingale Hi Aileen and others, Information on Florence Nightingale from Encyclopaedia Brittanica follows: byname LADY OF THE LAMP (b. May 12, 1820, Florence--d. Aug. 13, 1910, London), English nurse and the founder of trained nursing as a profession for women. In 1854-56, during the Crimean War, she was in charge of nursing in the military hospitals at Scutari, in Turkey, where she coped with conditions of crowding, inadequate sanitation, and shortage of basic necessities. In 1860 she established in London the Nightingale School for Nurses, the first such in the world. The second daughter of William Edward Nightingale (originally Shore) and Frances (Fanny) Smith, Florence was named after her birthplace, where her well-to-do parents were temporarily resident. She grew up in Derbyshire, Hampshire, and London, where her family maintained comfortable homes. She was educated largely by her father, who taught her Greek, Latin, French, German, Italian, history, philosophy, and mathematics. Throughout her life she read widely in many languages. Social life was generally unsatisfying for Nightingale. On Feb. 7, 1837, she believed that she had heard the voice of God informing her that she had a mission, but it was not until nine years later that she realized what that mission was. Meanwhile, she strove to escape to a life of her own. Her proposal to study nursing at a hospital was scotched. She was then persuaded to study parliamentary reports, and in three years she was regarded by influential friends as an expert on public health and hospitals. In 1846 a friend sent Nightingale the Year Book of the Institution of Protestant Deaconesses at Kaiserswerth, Ger., which trained country girls of good character to nurse the sick. Four years later she entered the institution and went through the full course of training as a nurse. In 1853 she was appointed superintendent of the Institution for the Care of Sick Gentlewomen, in London. The changes that she made and her administration were very successful. But she yearned for a wider field; by January 1854 she was referring to the institution as "this little molehill." The Crimean War broke out in March 1854, and the allied British and French armies landed on the Crimea in September. Almost at once the British conscience was dismayed by published graphic reports of the disgraceful conditions suffered by sick and wounded British soldiers. Women were urged to serve as nurses like the French Sisters of Charity. Nightingale volunteered at once to leave in three days for Constantinople, taking three nurses with her. Meanwhile, she was officially approached by her old friend, the then secretary of state at war, Sidney Herbert (later Lord Herbert of Lea), to take out a much larger party of nurses. She was to have complete charge of the nursing in the military hospitals in Turkey (i.e., at Scutari). The party left England on Oct. 21, 1854, and entered the Barrack Hospital at Scutari on November 5. On her party's arrival she found that they had no decent facilities whatever. Their quarters were infested with rats and fleas, and the water allowance was one pint per head per day for all purposes. She had to use the provisions brought with her. The doctors were hostile, and at first the nurses were not allowed in the wards. After the Battle of Inkerman (fought on the very day of her arrival) the hospital was soon grossly overcrowded with sick and wounded. Furniture, clothing, and bedding were deficient, and in the corridors men lay on straw palliasses amidst filth caused by inadequate sanitation. Nightingale was then asked to help, and one of her first requisitions was for 200 scrubbing brushes. She next arranged for the patients' filthy clothes to be washed outside the hospital. All supplies had completely broken down, but Nightingale had authority to purchase outside the hospital; she had brought 30,000 with her. By the end of the year she was purveying the hospital. She was harassed by the cares of administration, a vast correspondence, and the writing of numerous official and private reports, as well as by the insubordination of her nurses, some of whom had to be sent home because of drunkenness or immorality. She spent many hours a day in the wards, and there was scarcely a man whom she had not personally attended. After 8:00 PM she would allow no woman in the wards except herself. The night nursing--such as it was--was done by convalescent orderlies. Each night, however, she made her rounds, giving comfort and advice and establishing the wounded soldiers' conception of "The Lady with the Lamp." By May 1855 nursing the sick had become her secondary interest, and her prime concern now was the welfare of the British Army. She now transferred herself and some of her nurses to the Crimea, and on landing at Balaklava she was very ill with Crimean fever. Then her opponent, the inspector general of hospitals, contended that she had authority only at Scutari and none in the Crimea. It was not until March 16, 1856, that her position as general superintendent of the Female Nursing Establishment of the Military Hospitals of the Army was confirmed in general orders. Shortly after the last patient left the Barrack Hospital, Nightingale sailed for England, where she had long been a national hero. But she refused official transport home and every kind of public reception. Nightingale returned home determined to destroy her popular image and to inaugurate official action to improve the health, living conditions, and food of the British soldier. In the first she succeeded extraordinarily well. In the second she encountered difficulties, as the important men regarded her scheme tolerantly but without enthusiasm. In October 1856, however, she had a long interview with Queen Victoria, the Prince Consort, and Lord Panmure, Herbert's successor. She later had a private interview with the Queen, and Panmure promised a royal commission. The Royal Commission on the Health of the Army was appointed in May 1857. Nightingale gave extensive evidence and compiled an immense confidential report, covering the whole field of army medical and hospital administration, which was later privately printed as her Notes on Matters Affecting the Health, Efficiency and Hospital Administration of the British Army (1858). One consequence of the commission's activities was the foundation of the Army Medical School in 1857. The Indian Mutiny in the same year turned Nightingale's interest to the health of the army in India, and for that purpose another royal commission was appointed in 1859. This resulted in 1868 in the establishment of a Sanitary Department in the India Office with supreme authority in India. Meanwhile, Nightingale had been engaged in other pioneering activities. In 1860 she used the Nightingale Fund of 45,000, subscribed by the public to commemorate her Crimean work, to establish at St. Thomas's Hospital the Nightingale School for Nurses--the first of its kind in the world. Within a few years she was largely instrumental in inaugurating training for midwives and for nurses in workhouse infirmaries, and she played a part in the reform of workhouses. All these works were accomplished by a woman generally supposed to have died. From 1857 Nightingale had lived, mainly in London, as an invalid. Her correspondence was enormous. Lying on her couch year after year, she received innumerable visitors, from the highest to the humblest, and few came who did not give information or receive it. Although she had never been to India, she was an acknowledged master of most things Indian, and successive viceroys consulted her before assuming their offices. She drove her influential friends to obtain for her those things that she felt her cause needed. When Sidney Herbert, a dying man, was forced to discontinue his active cooperation in their work, she sent him a very cruel letter. It has never been shown that Florence Nightingale had any organic illness; her invalidism may have been partly neurotic and partly intentional. By this apparent stratagem she was able to devote herself night and day to the task at hand. Her sight gradually failed, until in 1901 she became completely blind. In 1907 the king conferred on her the Order of Merit--the first woman ever to receive it. Florence Nightingale died in 1910. The offer of a national funeral and burial in Westminster Abbey was, by her wish, declined. (E.A.U.) BIBLIOGRAPHY. Nightingale's life and influence are recounted in Edward Cook, The Life of Florence Nightingale, 2 vol. (1913, reissued in 1 vol., 1942); Cecil Woodham-Smith, Florence Nightingale, 1820-1910 (1950, reprinted 1983), a full and well-written modern biography; Zachary Cope, Florence Nightingale and the Doctors (1958); Elspeth Huxley, Florence Nightingale (1975), with many illustrations; and F.B. Smith, Florence Nightingale: Reputation and Power (1982). Related Internet Links: Nightingale, Florence Copyright 1994-1998 Encyclopaedia Britannica Alan Bloor (Leicester, UK)
07--[DBY] Round house accident On Sat, Nov 06, 1999 at 11:51:04PM +1000, Nigel Savidge wrote: > William, > > [snip] > > Some kind soul might even be able to put you in touch with one of the > local railway historical societys who may also know about such > things. As the research co-ordinator for the Midland Railway Society (web pages at http://irwell.mimas.ac.uk/~zzaascs/mrsoc/mrsoc.html) I afraid to say that I can't add a great deal to the advice that has already been sent by other members of the list. If the accident happened in a roundhouse in Derby, then it has to have happened in one if the Midland Railway's roundhouses at the back of Derby station. The original round house is still standing, though very little else of the works is still there. There were eventually several roundhouses, but I can't tell you the dates they were built. I think that all fatal accidents were in investigated by what was then the Board of Trade. The following documents are in the PRO, http://www.pro.gov.uk/ RAIL 491/761 Board of Trade reports on accidents 1891 - 1912 RAIL 491/1058 Register of accidents to Company's servants and others not in Company's service 1875 - 1888 RAIL 491/1059 Register of accidents to Company's servants and others not in Company's service No.2 1888 - 1895 RAIL 491/1060 Register of accidents to Company's servants and others not in Company's service No.3 1895 - 1901 RAIL 491/1061 Register of accidents to Company's servants and others not in Company's service No.4 1901 - 1906 RAIL 491/1062 Register of accidents to Company's servants and others not in Company's service No.6 1914 - 1921 RAIL 491 is the class of documents relating to the Midland Railway. It would also be worth looking in the MT 6 class (MT meaning Ministry of Transport). A search of the PRO class lists for accidents and MT resulted in 331 hits, so I wont list them all here. Go to http://catalogue.pro.gov.uk/ for the searchable class lists. To view the documents you'll have to go to the PRO at Kew. Some libraries keep the Board of Trade accident reports -- I know Nottingham library has a good collection, but I couldn't tell you who else keeps them. Regards, Ashley.
08--[DBY] Directory look-ups In the light of enquiries received so far, I think I should clarify the nature of the Directories I have at my disposal. NONE of them has a single alphabetical list of names for the whole COUNTY. They are all based on PLACE names, with separate lists of people for each town, or village, or group of villages. For each town listed, name-lists take the form of a single alphabetical list for the Gentry, then subdivide into Trade headings: Accountants, Bakers, Basket Makers, Beer Sellers, Butchers, etc, etc. Except for the TOWN of DERBY, which does have single alphabetical lists of names, as well as Trade headings, in both Glover's 1843 and White's 1857. It is impossible for me to look for a single name in every Derbyshire place listed in such a large Directory as White's 1857, which has nearly a thousand pages of small print! I am perfectly happy to search for names, but you need to give me a PLACE, or perhaps several possible places (up to say five?). You will be more familiar than I am with the places surrounding your own place of interest, so give me a list of surrounding places, rather than saying "at Bloggsville or nearby". The Directories I have for Derbyshire are: 1. Pigot & Co's Commercial Directory for DERBYSHIRE, 1835. This is fairly minimal in its coverage - 74 pages total. 2. Glovers' Directory for the BOROUGH of DERBY, 1843. This gives good coverage of the town, and does have one single alphabetical list, as well as listings under Trades headings - total of over 170 pages, about 50 pages of which are straight Directory. 3. White's Directory of DERBYSHIRE, 1857. This lists a large number of Derbyshire places, some more fully than others. There are descriptions of the places, plus names list - mostly under first Gentry, then separate Trades headings. Only DERBY TOWN has a single alphabetical listing, plus Trades headings. Total of 996 pages, tightly packed, small print. 4. Bulmer's Directory, extract on DERBY town only, 1895. Contains both a single alphabetical listing, plus Trades headings - total of about 130 pages. I am only too happy to look up any names (or places) from these Directories, but please remember that, with the best will in the world, I cannot search the County as a whole, only individual places within it. With best wishes Sonia Addis-Smith Bedford, England
09--[DBY] Certificates pre-1847 Certificates are available from mid 1837 to present time. One must first read the indexes for birth , marriage or death for the ancestor - I am presuming you are referring to British certificates. Family History Centres of the Latter Day Saints Churches may have copies of the British Civil Registration Indexes. The volunteer librarian at the FHC of the LDS will be able to guide you, and I would encourage you to contact the nearest one and avail yourself of the facilities there. It's all free, except if one orders films, or has print-outs from the various fiche/film/computers, etc., which are very cheap. "Where do I start" is a very informative brochure, available free at the LDS FHC... When you have located the marriage for the male ancestor on the British index, you would need a 'match' with the female - e.g., John Smith and a Mary Brown married in 1839.. each of these would be shown on the index, and next to John Smith's name would be a registration district, eg. Devonshire (Volume) 5b and a page number next to that which could be 345. You would then look for Mary Brown and she would have to have the same reg. dis. 5b and page 345 - then you have a MATCH, which is the marriage you are looking for. The volume and page numbers are strictly St. Catherine's house Index codes, and used only if you apply to them for a copy of the certificate. I recommend applying to the registration office for a certificate, these addresses are available on the 'net'. Certificates cost 6 .50 pence plus 50 pence for a stamp, unless you have an English one. St. Cath's House at Smedley Hydro is considerably more expensive. Registration was suppposed to be mandatory after mid-1837, and 6 months was the maxium allowed for registering an 'event'. Events pre 1837 would need to be researched via Church records etc., but first you need to work 'back' starting with yourself', your parents, and their parents and so on. It's a fascinating hobby, and one which quickly turns into an obsession. Happy hunting. Beryl, Brantford, Ont. Canada.
10--[DBY] Re: Matlock and Lichfield RO's Reply for Richard Polkinghorne From Mike Bagworth The Lichfield Joint Record Office is in Bird Street, Lichfield, or was when I went there many years ago. I list the contents page from their handlist (1978) Administrative Records Bishops Registers Presentation Deeds Subscription Books and Papers Institution Papers Induction Papers Resignation Deeds Sequestration Papers Non-Residence Books and Papers Ordination papers Licences for Curates, Schoolmasters, Parish Clerks Surgeons and Midwives Dissenters and Roman Catholics Clergy Livings: (i) Dilapidation Papers (ii) Queen Anne's Bounty (iii) Queen Anne's Bounty Mortgage Papers (iv) Glebe Exchanges Consecration Deeds and Orders in Council Tithe Awards Papers relating to Convocation Miscellaneous Parliamentary Returns, including Clerical Taxation Financial Records of the Registrars and the Courts Registrars Correspondence Precedent Books Temporalities Miscellaneous Statutory Deposits Official but Non-Diocesan Activities of the Bishop Acts of Parliament, Charity Commissioners' Orders etc Rural Deans and Deaneries Diocesan Councils and Committees Miscellaneous Ecclesiastical Court Records Court Books Cause papers Marriage Allegations and Bonds Surrogates' Bonds Probate Records Faculties Special Courts and Commissions Caveats Visitation Records Visitation Books Excommunication Books Miscellaneous Bundles Citations Presentments and Primary Visitation Returns Glebe Terriers Parish Registers Transcripts Penances and Absolutions Procurations and Fees Archdeaconry Records Diocesan Records from Lichfield Cathedral Library Parochial Conspectus Appendices (i) Diocesan Boundaries (ii) Peculiar Jurisdictions The main interest for family historians is that the Bishops Transcripts are deposited here. The Bishops Transcripts are a copy of the Parish Register that should have been done each year and sent to the Bishop. These may or may not be extant for various reasons and they may have additional information put in by the Clerk or Minister when transcribing. The County Record Office is in New Street, Matlock They have the Anglican Parish registers for the Diocese of Derby which have been deposited, likewise some Methodist, Unitarian, United Reformed, Quaker and Roman Catholic Registers. The Diocese covers all the parishes in Derbyshire plus a few which are now in other counties due to boundary changes e.g. Winshill and Stapenhill. Other interesting deposits are: Duffield Manor Court Rolls Quarter Session Returns School Records Wills and many more I do not have a recent list, mine is 1981 If you intend going to Matlock I can give you directions, or details of public transport Mike Bagworth Mickleover, Derby
11--[DBY] OCR software, scanners, and books online Hello Eric Eldred, Bookpeople, MassGen, RIGen, Mayflower-L, etc. ( see Eric's original message is below and and see http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/) I am David C. Blackwell - coordinator of the NE HG Free Books Online EFFORT http://genweb.net/~books/ http://genweb.net/~blackwell/books.html (which is still a mess because I have not had time to fix it up and have not found enough knowledgeable volunteers to help.) I've been using OmniPage Pro 10 (since Nov. 1999) http://www.caere.com/ and it is noticeably better than OmniPage Pro 8. I wish I had more time to use it. It is GOOD, but the ads imply it is better. Each version of OmniPage was a improvement, but this last OP Pro 10 was the only one that really could decently OCR newsprint or less than perfect xerographic copies. You can see examples in the http://genweb.net/~books/ma/ sub directories look at the file dates. If I remember correctly I first bought OmniPage Lite 4 in 1993 with my first VERY SLOW hand fed Info scanner (on a 386 Windows 3.1 PC). and then upgraded to the disappointing OP Pro Version 6 in 1995 and then to the better OP Pro 8 in Nov. 1997 (when I bought a flatbed scanner (Plustek ) and an ACER Pentium 200MHz PC). OmniPage never worked as well as its advertisements implied. Each OP upgrade cost ~ $80, and I suspect many purchasers were disappointed with the lack of improvement compared to the over hyped improvements that were advertised. Many probably stopped buying it after being disappointed. But I also suspect VERY FEW individuals are OCRing. Of the ~ 300,000 users of http://www.rootsweb.com I found more people transcribing a book in by hand than OCRing them. (and not many of those.) see http://www.usgenweb.org/ http://www.rootsweb.com/~magenweb/ And those few people who are OCRing are doing so as an on the side business and NOT usually doing it for free. (If you are a Rootsweb user and OCRing books for free access please let me (DCB) know.) Next subject - - - SCANNERS - - - - - - - - - - - I NEED ACCESS to a FAST dual page per second scanner, like the Kodak 3500 or Panasonic KV-SS50EX or the newer KV-S2055. http://www.kodak.com/cgi-bin/webProductTypes.pl?type=Scanners http://www.panasonic.com/office/scanner/scan.html We have access to ~ 1000 UNBOUND, out of copyright local history and genealogy books. On this type of scanner an unbound book could be scanned to G4TIFF in 10 minutes. or to gray scale GIF in 20 minutes. (Then it takes a day or week or more to OCR, edit, and HTMLize a book) ALTERNATELY I need one person to donate $10,000 or ten plus people to donate $1,000 to buy the Panasonic scanner, (15+ to buy the Kodak). I'll donate the first $1,000 and my "spare" (Compaq) 200 MHz NT with the necessary SCSI - scanner interface card. (donation would be via http://www.NEHGS.org - Free Books Online Effort.) Note - I have a chicken and egg problem here - to be an official NEHGS project you need to donate a LARGE sum to found a specific NEHGS project, which is why FBOE is now an effort of a few people not yet an NEHGS project. I've used both the Kodak and the Panasonic scanners during demonstrations and they are AMAZING. One afternoon I scanned in 20 books on the Kodak 3500. http://genweb.net/~books/ma/andover1880/and000.shtml was one. I use Irfan View to view G4TIFF or any large image because it scales the image Best Regards David C. Blackwell - daveblql at yahoo.com 72 Center St. Groveland, Mass. 01834 (781) 359-7551 workdays (978) 373-2358 weekends 10AM-8PM http://genweb.net/~books/blackwell/1999letter.html - Hello http://genweb.net/~blackwell/ my messy genealogy notes. member http://www.NEHGS.org http://www.Mayflower.org http://genweb.net/~books/ - NE HG Free Books Online Effort Eric Eldred said ---- I tried Wocar 2.5 and it worked well for me. Wocar is a free OCR program that runs under Windows 95 or NT or 2000 only. It works with many scanners (TWAIN interface) and saves only to RTF files. It recognizes French and English text. It is not fancy, but is quite good, I think. If the author (Cyril Cambien) could only release it for Linux, I wouldn't have to use Microsoft! See http://persoweb.francenet.fr/~cambien Recently I also tried Scansoft's TextBridge Professional 9.0. I can't report that it is any better than the earlier v 98, though some changes have been made to the user interface. Apparently it now recognizes grayscale text but I haven't tried that yet. You may be able to buy TextBridge OCR software cheaply now. Just before Christmas, Egghead Software online advertised an upgrade to version 9 for $79, made a download easy to avoid shipping costs, and offered rebates totalling $79. I see other rebates in newspaper ads for TextBridge now. (Also, you may be able to buy TextBridge Pro 98--either for MS Windows or Mac--at eBay or other auctions very cheaply now too.) Scansoft has announced that it intends to buy Caere, producers of Omnipage. No plans have been announced about future versions of OCR software. Of course, if Omnipage 10 is the last from Caere, perhaps that will be cheap too soon. I'd be interested in reports of what OCR software you use and what you think of it. -- "Eric" Eric Eldred Eldritch Press mailto:Eldred@EldritchPress.org http://www.eldritchpress.org/EricEldred.vcf ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message was sent via the Book People mailing list. Posting address: spok+bookpeople@cs.cmu.edu Admin. & unsubscribe address: spok+bookpeople-request@cs.cmu.edu Charter: http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/bplist/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- This message is by David C. Blackwell in response to Eric's message and I thought it would be of interest to the other lists. DCB. Other interesting links http://persoweb.francenet.fr/~cambien Wocar personal free OCR software http://www.expervision.com/predemo.html Demo OCR software - 15 save limit. http://genweb.net/~books/bg4tiff.html - image viewer info http://stud1.tuwien.ac.at/~e9227474/english.htm - personal free IrfanView for PCs http://www.lemkesoft.de/index.html - personal free MAC image viewer convert http://libraries.mit.edu/docs/presfilm.html microform scanning http://reversephonedirectory.com/ http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/pictel/index.html Library of Congress Scan Report http://bubl.ac.uk/news/surveys/1996/su072501.htm bound book scanning message http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/tei/uvatei.html SGML http://reversephonedirectory.com/ http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/helpsheets/scantext.html * * * * * http://www.scantips.com/ * * * * * Scanning related companies - http://www.lason.com/ http://www.inceptiontech.com/nframes.htm - In Andover Mass. http://www.digitalscanning.com/ http://www.documentconversion.com/ http://www.ingram.com/Company_Info/lpihtml/ http://www.mekel.com/ Yes I've done a lot of research but all the answers are complex and change constantly. More interesting links - Maps - Old USGS Maps of New England 1880s - 1950s http://docs.unh.edu/nhtopos/nhtopos.htm TERRIFIC Site. Current USGS maps online - http://www.topozone.com/find.asp select 1:25,000 for full size. also http://www.mapquest.com for current street maps and directions Hundreds of Fabulous panoramic maps of US towns at http://memory.loc.gov includes panoramic maps of South Weymouth, Hingham, Taunton, Attleboro, etc. These are VERY large format images in SID image format averaging 10 MEGAbytes each. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/pmhtml/panhome.html Some Free NE HG - New England History and Genealogy - books online links - Professor Robert Krafts 1994 transcription with many corrections of James Savage's 4 volume - A Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers Of New England, Showing Three Generations of Those who came before May 1692, pub. 1860, 672 pages in 4 large text files - http://genweb.net/~books/savage/savage.htm History of North Bridgewater with Family Register by Bradford Kingman, pub.1866, 696 pages transcribed by Lisa Whiting http://genweb.net/~blackwell/ma/bridgewaternorth/brdgwtrintro.html http://genweb.net/~blackwell/ma/bridgewaternorth/famreg.html The Pilgrims In Their Three Homes, England, Holland and America by William Elliot Griffis (577k PDF) 116 pages, published 1898 http://members.xoom.com/tfeeney/downloads.html The History of the Town of Easton Bristol County,Massachusetts by William L. Chaffin, pub. 1886, 799 pages. http://genweb.net/~pgriffiths/easton.html Pat Griffiths edited version http://genweb.net/~pgriffiths/ http://genweb.net/~books/ma/easton1886/east000.shtml (the raw OCR OP v8) http://www.gentech.org Technology and Genealogy Lots more work in progress http://genweb.net/~blackwell/books.html - book lists by area. http://genweb.net/~books/booksfamilies.shtml - family genealogies http://genweb.net/~books/uk/buk.shtml - Derbyshire and UK http://genweb.net/~books/ - NE HG Free Books Online Effort Best Place to find interesting websites http://wwwscout.cs.wisc.edu/report/sr/current/index.html http://wwwscout.cs.wisc.edu/
12--[DBY] Professional Researchers Dear Charles; I finally got down to tracing a copy of the researchers list and enclose it herwwith for yourself and 'All Our Readers'. It might look a bit scrappy as it is from an OCR scan. Enjoy! DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL, RECORD OFFICE RECORD AGENTS, TRANSCRIBERS AND CONSERVATORS This is a list of people who have registered with Derbyshire Record Office, New St., Matlock, Derbyshire indicating their willingness to undertake fee-paid research, transcription or archive conservation. The inclusion of a name on this list should not be taken to imply any recommendation of that person by Derbyshire Record Office. Fees are a matter for negotiation between the agent and the customer. RECORD SEARCHERS 1. MR D BARTON MA, ALA Hillcrest, Bent Lane, Darley Hillside, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4?2HN Telephone: Matlock (01629) 732594 I8th-19th CENTURY research especially nonconformist history and genealogy 2 MRS JR COURT, Member AGRA, Registered Genealogist,IGCO Atlowtop House, Atlow, Derbyshire, DE6 1NS Telephone: Ashbourne (01335) 370556 Genealogical and historical research from c.1500 to the present day at all repositories in DerSyshire, Staffordshire Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire,Staffs, Llncolnshire, Warickshire and London. Other counties by arrangement. 3. MRS HIL,ARY DENNIS BA (Hens) 9 Peakland View, Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 2GF Telephone: Matlock (01629) 734658 Genealogical and historical research, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Stafiordshire. Elsewhere by arrangement. Also living descendants and 'lost' beneficiaries traced. 4. MRS K HENDERSON BA (Hens) History 16 Steeple Grange, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, DE4 4FS Telephone: Matlock (01629) 825132 Genealogical researcher and record agent in DerSyshire and Lichfield (Staffordshire). Surrounding counties and London by arrangement. 5. MRS JD MEASHAM PhD, BA (Hens) 81 Cavendish Road, Matlock, Derbyshire Telephone:Matlock (01629) 582764 Research in Derbyshire and at Lichfield (Staffordshire) 6. MRS AR MELLORS EA (Eons), ALA 36 Moorfield Road, Holbrook, Derby, DE56 0UA(?) Telephone: Derby (01332) 880172 7. MR M SPENCER 6 Mettesford, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3DZ Telephone: Matlock (01629) 56932 8. MR JN THOMPSON, Member ACRA, Registered Genealogist, IGCO St.-Ann's-in-the-Grove, Scuthowram, Halifax West Yorkshire HX3 9SZ Telephone: Brighouse (01484) 715450 TRANSCRIPTION/ TRANSLA TION 9. POOLE & POOLE (Eric Poole LLM, PhD; Georgina Poole MA) Members AGRA 239 Old Dover Road, Canterbury CT1 3ES Telephone Canterbury (01227) 463950 Document transcribers and translators from Latin, French, Spanish German, Italian and Old English. ARCHIVE CONSERVATION 10. PETER HANKS, BA (Hons), Dip. Cons. 149 Manor Rise, Walton, Stone, STAFFORDSHIRE ST15 OHY Telephone: Stone (01785) 815730 A comprehensive book and archive conservation service. All practical aspects of book and paper repair including maps and parchment. Advice on environmental conditions, storage, handling and disaster planning. Initial on-site visits and estimates are normally free, except in the case of large scale conservation surveys and audits. Included on the Register of Conservators of the Museums and Galleries Commission. A list of record agents throughout the United Kingdom published by the Association of Genealogists and Record Agents. This is available, price ?1.50p p (or 5 international reply coupons) from the Secretary, 29 Badgers Close, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 5RU. Doug Porter, Derby, England Web Site: www.dougporter.freeserve.co.uk - includes magazine: "Folk On Line" !Beware unexpected attachments! (Please identify this message in any response). ----- Original Message ----- > Could anyone recommend a professional researcher in Derbyshire to help with a specific task dating in the 1600s? > > Thank you. > > Charles Mudd
13--[OEL] Relationships Apparently a number of people found my posting of relationships which doubled as an insomnia cure) useful and Diana Trenchard was kind enough to send a further listing to me. With her permission here they are: abavus 2nd great grandfather aetas, aetatis age, aged amita father's sister (aunt) amita magna grandfather's sister (great aunt) anno in the year of annus year anonym(us/a) stillborn son, daughter stavus 3rd great-grandfather avia grandmother avunculus mother's brother (uncle) avunculus major grandmother's brother (great uncle) avus grandfather baptisat(us/a) baptized (m/f) caclebs, coclebs unmarried, single [I have also seen this written coelebs] circa about comitatus county conjunx, conjux wife consobrin(us/a) cousin (m/f) die, dies day femina woman filia daughter, female child filius son, male child filius fratris brother's son, (nephew) filius sororis sister's son, (nephew) filia fratris brother's daughter, (niece) filia sororis sister's daughter, (niece) frater brother germana sister germanus brother homo man infans infant inuptus, inupta unmarried majores ancestors marita wife maritus husband mater mother matertera mother's sister (aunt) matertera magna grandmother's sister (great aunt) maximus natu eldest, firstborn mensis month minim(us/a) natu youngest natus, nata born nepos grandson, (sometimes nephew) neptis granddaughter nuptus, nupta married obiit died obiit sine prole died without issue, childless parentes parents parochia parish pater father patres ancestors, forefathers patria country patruus father's brother (uncle) patruus major grandfather's brother (great uncle) priores ancestors proavia great-grandmother proavus great-grandfather pronepos great-grandson proneptis great-granddaughter provincia province, county puella girl puer boy sepultus, sepulta buried soror sister spurius, spuria illegitimate son/daughter stemma, stenuna, gentile pedigree testamentum will, testament tritavus 4th great-grandfather urbs city, town uxor wife vidua widow viduus widower vir man virgo girl, virgin John Overholt Kingston upon Thames,Eng.
14--[DBY] pre-1858 Derbyshire Wills - Lichefield RO I would like to thank all who responded in such detail to my query regarding the indexing of pre-1858 wills at the Lichfield Record Office. I thought I would post a summary of the information provided to me, for the benefit of list members. The members of this list are indeed very helpful, and I'm very grateful - my questions were answered, and a great deal more! -- Regards and best wishes, Brett Payne bpayne@xtra.co.nz Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand (Home of the Americas' Cup) Martin Sanders, the Archivist-in-Charge at the Lichfield Record Office very kindly provided the following: In the calendars to wills held here entries are arranged by initial letter of the deceased's surname then by year of probate and then alpabetically within the year. There are 10 consistory court calendars each covering a portion of the period from the early 16th century up to Janurary 1858. You can contact Martin at from Gail Thomson, the URL of David Blackwell's magnificent scanning/OCR effort, which contains a substantial portion of the above mentioned calendars to wills. Pages 464-686 & includes Index: http://genweb.net/~books/uk/buk.shtml P.S. you don't need a special viewer to view the TIFF files. I just double-clicked on them, and then opened in Microsoft Imager, which is part of Windows. from John Wildgoose: LDS Family History Library has The Calendar of Wills, administrations and inventories for Derbyshire on microfilm. Its number is 0095287. If you go to the LDS site, custom search, family history library cat, place, put in Derbyshire, click on England-derbyshire, click on next matching set of topics at bottom of page twice, click on probate, Original wills, administrations and inventories from various Peculiar Courts, 1510-1858 It then lists 255 films in which to order from. The address below is direct to where you want to go. http://www.familysearch.org/fhlc/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes& columns=*%2C180%2C0&titleno=338212&disp=Original_wills%2C_administrations_and_inve >From Christine Sadler: Up until recently, I thought the only way of obtaining a will was to look it up in an index and order it in a similar way to ordering birth, marriage and death certificates. But then I found that the Derbyshire Records Office at Matlock holds wills which are easily accessible on microfilm and can be photocopied there and then for about 40p a page. from Sandy Quinn: The LDS church have filmed these wills and I have hired a number of the films at my local church library in Cairns. There is index film, then the actual films sorted by letter of alphabet then a year grouping eg Surnames being with A 1562-1687......film no. 0173020 1687-1709..........0173021 17010-1734.......0173022 The film number for the index 1510-1858........0095287 (This is the Peculiar Courts , the following courts are the ones covering Derbyshire) I have the printout of all the film numbers covering the Peculiar Courts - abt 280 films. If any one wants a lookup. Parishes of Derbyshire listed as covered by PECULIAR COURT Dean & Chapter of Lichfield- Ashford, Bakewell, Baslow, Beeley, Buxton, Chapel-en-le-Frith. Chelmorton, Fairfield, Hope, Kniveton, Longston, Monyash, Peak Forest, Sheldon. Taddington, Tideswell, Wormhill Manorial Court of Burton on Trent- Stapenhill and Winshill Deanery Court of Hartington- Buxton, Biggin, Burbage, Hartington, High Needham, Newham, New Haven, Earl Sterndale and Winster Perculiar Court of Peak Forest Prebendal Court of Sawley- Breaston, Long Eaton, Risley, Sawley & Wilne (1639 films cover the Consistory Courts) I I got a film recently for "P" 1775-1799" as I knew my ancestors died in this time frame . Great as you can often pick up other's of same name dying similar time frame. And then at our local LDS church it only cost 50c a page to do a photocopy so for $6 to get the film I can get 4-5 Wills so very good value. The films have only taken 1-2 months to arrive once ordered.

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