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: Obituary for Leonard Scott Keefer of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Leonard Scott Keefer Sr.

Obituary for Leonard Scott Keefer ___________________ SCOTT KEEFER PASSES AWAY. Scott Keefer died at his home in this city last Saturday morning about nine o’clock, aged 73 years, 3 months and 12 days. While his health had been failing gradually for the last two or three years, it was not until about New Year, when …

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, …

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

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions

  The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 28 Jul 2016. Featured image above: Holstentor (old town gate) in Lübeck, Germany. FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 28 Jul 2016.   Australia Australia, Tasmania, Migrant Files, 1945-1968 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Land Records, 1450-1889 Ecuador Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011 France France, Seine-Maritime, Rouen, …

John ap Evan (John Bevan) of Wales

Merion Meeting House - erected by John Bevan.

  John Bevan was the 12th great grandfather to my children. He was born 1646 in Treverigg, Llantrisant, Glamorgan, Wales, and was one of five children of Evan ap John (1600-1665) and his wife Jane ferch Richard (born 1645).   According to “Merion in the Welsh Tract”, the Bevan “family of Treverigg was one of …

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 …

Transcription: Will of Richard Jaques

Will of Richard Jaques.

The following is my own transcription of the 1652 will of Richard Jaques.   I wish to thank Glynn at Norfolk Tours  for his time and effort in filling in nearly all of the many blanks in my original transcription of this will. Will of Richard Jaques Memorandum that in the month of Januarye in …