Monday, August 10, 2009

Getting ready for the FHS Library

Today I continued transcribing the William Hinxman will from 1579 and it is becoming less spotty but will be a little while completing. The Inventory should also be interesting and I found an inventory from the late 1500s that I shall use as an aid for the terminology in this inventory. Household effects are fairly standard so should be a good aid. It is quite an interesting will as William names many of his relatives as well as his own family. The Hinxman family at Andover is, I think, a rather small one in the 1500s and finding son Joseph there was quite rewarding as well as a son William. It does mean that the Hinxman families that I have found at Andover are related which is always helpful.

I also want to get ready to go to the Family History Library tomorrow morning to continue looking at the Hutton Cranswick Parish Registers. I will now start at the beginning and take images of the pertinent entries for the Sproxton/Simpson/Garrit/Wiles families. It would appear that John Sproxton Junior married Ann Simpson 5 Jan 1659 and that it was another John Sproxton who married Anne Huser in August 1659. It will be interesting to see if I can determine if this was John Sproxton Senior in a new marriage. I want to work my way through the register up to the late 1700s to ensure that I find all the BMBs for these families. In 1753 my Richard Sproxton married Ann Harland at Great Driffield and my Sproxton family is found there after that time.

If I complete all of that then I will look at the other Parish Registers on this microfilm (a bonus for me) which include: Skerne, Watton, Beswick which are all lying beside my parishes of Hutton Cranswick and Kilnwick on the Wolds. The other two parishes Burton Agnes and Bridlington Quay are somewhat away but I do have a couple of entries for Bridlington so will also look at them later.

Another full day spent working away on items plus a 14 km bike ride. I did a little more on the will and a little more on the Sproxton family.

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