Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Johannis Blythe of 1605.

1605 Will of Johannis Blythe

The following is my transcription of the Last Will and Testament of Johannis Blythe of 1605. By looking at the number of question marks in the texts it’s apparent how difficult transcribing from ‘ye olde Englishe’ is. Any input as to the missing text would be appreciated.   ____________________   The seventh daie of November …

John Blyth, Edward Blyth and Richard Chatterton, Sr.: Examination of their relationship.

Louth Church, Lincolnshire

Since I previously posted about the Blyth and Chatterton families of Lincolnshire, England, I have received a few inquiries about my sources and other information as some have conflicting information.   Blyth / Blythe being such a common surname in Lincolnshire at the time, and the given names in question of John, Mary, etc. also …

Oh, the difference one letter can make when using copied or transcribed documents!

Copying and transcription errors.

This joke is the best illustration I’ve ever seen of the negative effects of working from copied documents instead of originals. This should be on display in every library, archive and genealogy center as a reminder of the perils awaiting. This is something I think about every time I do a transcription, and this type …

Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr. of Tregaron, Wales

St. Caron's Church, Tregaron, Wales

Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr. of Tregaron, Wales.   Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr., born in 1725 in Tregaron, Ceredigion, Wales to Evan (Dhu) Shelby (Selby) and his wife Catherine Morgan and was baptised in St. Caron’s church. This Evan Shelby’s birth is frequently confused with that of his earlier brother Evan, who was born in …

Australians offered open access to the wills of Britain’s rich and famous | dailytelegraph.com.au

Australians are offered free access to UK wills.

AUSTRALIANS are being offered free access to the financial affairs of some of Britain’s most famous historical figures — and possibly the chance to lay claim to fame and fortune by digging into the wills of their British ancestors — this weekend. In honour of the Queen’s Birthday, Ancestry is offering Aussies four days of …

Transcription: Will and Testament, Ann Stone of Wyke Regis, Dorset

Transcription of Will of Ann Stone.

The following is my transcription of the last Will and Testament of Ann Stone of Wyke Regis, Dorset.   ____________________ Ann Stone 6. This is the last Will and Testament of ? Ann Stone of Wyke Regis in the County of Dorset widow made and published this twelfth day of March in the year of …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to May 22, 2015.

most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to May 22, 2015.

Following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to May 22, 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions   Australia Australia, New South Wales, 1828 Census Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration of Births, 1899-1912 Australia, Victoria, Assisted Immigrant Arrivals at Victorian Ports, 1839-1871 Belgium Belgium, Hainaut, Civil Registration, 1600-1913 Belgium, Liège, Civil Registration, 1621-1914 …