Thursday, December 8, 2016

Wills still to be transcribed

Just before I return to the wills for transcribing, I decided to create an ongoing list of what I still have to complete that I have copies for transcription. I may for the moment go alphabetical until I find that I need to follow another flow. Blake will continue to be my high priority. 

Blake Wills 394

Hertfordshire 4
Huntingdonshire 2
Lancashire 5
Lincolnshire 3
London 41
Middlesex 145
Miscellaneous 81
Norfolk 16
Northamptonshire 6
Northumberland 4
Nottinghamshire 1
Oxfordshire 12
Rutland 4
Shropshire 1
Suffolk 11
Surrey 45
Sussex 6
Warwickshire 6
Worcestershire 1

Other surnames 132

Abbs 1
King 17
Kingdon 1
Kip 3
Locke 7
Burges 1
Butt 1
Carter 3
Chorley-Churley-Charley 15
Coffin 3
Knight 2
Lambden 5
Moggeridge-Modridg-Moggridge 6
Question 3
Quirke 1
Rawlings-Rawlins 12
Robson 2
Rolles 3
Siderfin 3
Snowe 5
Tapp 1
Thomas 3
Upcott 3
Vicary 6

I have also acquired a number of wills which includes primarily Blake at Record Offices (not PCC which all the above Blake are)

namely from Dorset, Hampshire, London, Westminster, Gloucestershire Record Offices

446 wills

Family Search I still have 42 wills to transcribe

Total number of wills is an amazing number:   900+ wills

I continue to write up my own family history and I am now working on my 2x great grandparents and all of their children. I have almost finished my paternal side. I am bringing everyone as close to the present as possible in order to make use of my matches at the various DNA sites where I have tested myself and my siblings.   I am also working on recreating my parents and grandparents DNA. A fascinating trip through time that has quite captured my interest as well.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Wills for the Blake family

I will once again return to blogging the will of the Blake family completing the last two that I have from the Gloucestershire Record Office:

William Blake 1804 Dursley
William Blake 1820 Prestbury

It is nearly two years since I left my wills project and a year and a half since I looked at my census project. I intend to return to both and will be blogging the wills on my blog commencing the beginning of January. Whether or not I will publish the legacy charts that I produce from the census and parish records remains ambivalent in my mind.

To date no one in the Cornwall Blake family which traces back to the 1500s in the parish registers has tested their yDNA and has joined the Blake yDNA project. The presence of a Blake from Breton in Cornwall prior to the beginning of the parish registers is very interesting but it is not my family so I hesitate to make statments with regard to the ancestry of the Blake family there without DNA evidence. I will however produce the charts for the study and when I retire they will be archived with the Guild of one name studies.

I will be publishing the Blake Newsletter, Volume 6 Issue 1 in early January (possibly the first as usual).

Monday, December 5, 2016

Pincombe-Pinkham Newsletter

I had not downloaded the image of the family charts produced by the earlier researchers so did not realize their quality. I have now done so and will work at improving the quality of the images in the newsletters. The pages are half of a bulletin board size so can not be scanned on my home scanner readily. A different type of photography might work. They are quite legible for me and I have put a couple of them into Legacy. Gradually I will add that to the relevant newsletter as I am able to enter the material into Legacy. I am using Find My Past to verify all the material (and Ancestry) so that dates may not always agree with the original charts.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Pincombe-Pinkham Newsletter, Volume 2, Issue 1, 2016



Pincombe-Pinkham Newsletter
Volume 2, Issue 1, 2016

Table of Contents
1.   Pincombe Charts, original One-Name Study at the Guild of One-Name Studies
2.   Will of Bartholomew Pincombe, South Molton, Devon
3.   Autosomal DNA study
4.   North Molton Parish Records (Part 1)

1.   Pincombe Charts, original One-Name Study at the Guild of One-Name Studies
The chart in this issue is labelled Great Torrington. The name of the individual at the top of this particular chart is Steven Pincombe said to be born in 1596 and married to Edith Blagden the 10th November 1621 at St Giles in the Wood. The names that appear at the very top of this chart are the individuals who provided material for this chart. Thus far I have not done any publishable work on this Pincombe family at Great Torrington. There is a family lore that places the ancestor of this family at South Molton prior to 1596. The original parish registers for St Giles in the Woods lists this marriage: Steeven Pencombe and Edith Blagdon married the 10th of November 1621. Who was Steeven Pencombe? Pencombe was the spelling used by the Pincombe family at North Molton (my ancestor was Thomas Pencombe and his wife Johane (surname unknown). The Pincombe/Pyncombe spelling was used towards the end of the 1500s in the North Molton area. According to this chart Steven and Edith Pencombe named their children Matthew, Thomas, John and Henry and they are said to be born at Beaford. Again you must not take this chart as being verified by me; I share it because it exists. I have done some work on it and eventually hope to share some of that material with the study.