Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Edward Stratton, Jr.

Bermuda Hundred historical plaque.

Following is the transcription of the Last Will and Testament of Edward Stratton, Jr. of Bermuda Hundred, Virginia, 9th great grandfather to our children.   In the name of God Amen. I Edward Stratton of ye County of Henrico being sick and weak in Body but of sound and perfect memory doe make & ordaine this …

Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Edward Stratton, Sr.

Map showing Bermuda Hundred and other early settlements along the James River.

Featured image above. Following is the transcription of the last will and testament of Edward Stratton, Sr. of 25 Dec 1688.   He was the 10th great grandfather to our children, Erin and Stuart. In the Name of God Amen, I Edwd Stratton Senr being in a Sick weak condition doe make & ordain this …

Ancestry.com and Familysearch.org updates and additions to 15 Aug 2016.

The Gravensteen in Ghent, East Flanders, Belgium

  Ancestry.com and Familysearch.org updates and additions to 15 Aug 2016.   Featured image: By Paul Hermans from nl, CC BY-SA 3.0 Familysearch.org updates and additions to 15 Aug 2016.   Belgium Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1914 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Church Books, 1552-1963 Czech Republic Land Records, 1450-1889 Czech Republic, School Registers, 1799-1953 Norway …

Henrico County Rent Roll of April 1705.

Wilton House Museum, Henrico, Virginia

  The following is the transcription of the Henrico County, Virginia Rent Roll of April 1705. Featured image: Wilton House Museum, Henrico, Virginia. (The number following the name indicates the acreage held.)       Andrews, Thomas – 396 Ascouth, Mary – 633 Adkins, Jno – 125 Archer, Jno – 335 Archer, Geo – 1738 Aldy, …

Incredible stories of the people who lived the longest.

Jeanne Louise Calment, 1895

It is very likely that every person has a close or somewhat distant relative that lived longer than 90. This is not surprising, and almost normal in many families, especially for generations born in the first quarter of the 20th century. The oldest know person was Jeanne Louise Calment, from France. She died at the …

The Battle of the Somme was fought above and below ground.

Battle of the Somme was fought above and below ground.

  Trench warfare – where opposing forces faced each other across battle grounds in trenches and sought to advance on one another to gain ground – is a well known aspect of the First World War.   What is less well known is the underground battle being fought simultaneously. The Battle of the Somme is noted for …

William The Conqueror I, King of England

William the Conqueror - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org1584 × 1345Search by image Image from the Bayeux Tapestry showing William with his half-brothers. William is in the centre, Odo is on the left with empty hands, and Robert is on the right.

  William The Conqueror I, King of England and 28th great grandfather to my children through their father’s ancestry, was born in  Chateau de Falaise, Normandy, France in 1026 to Robert “le Diable, the Devil” II, Duc de Normandie (999-1035) and Arlette de Falaise (1003-1050), a tanner’s daughter.   As he was the illegitimate son …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 28 Jun 2016.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 28 Jun 2016.

  The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 28 Jun 2016. Featured Image: Copenhagen, Denmark, 19th century. FamilySearch.org updates and additions.   Australia Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration (District Registers), 1839-1938 Brazil Brazil, Santa Catarina, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1977 Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 Denmark Denmark, Copenhagen City, Civil Marriages, 1739-1964, Index …