Interesting site - Trade Directories (Documents Articles)

by ritpetite @, New Zealand, Thursday, April 11, 2013, 23:15 (2790 days ago)

The following is a very interesting site to have a look at just for the fun of it.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cbennett/

Back in 1800 the men had to pay Hair powder duty.

Enjoy

Rita

Interesting site - Trade Directories

by Jefff @, West London, Middlesex, Friday, April 12, 2013, 00:06 (2790 days ago) @ ritpetite

Hi Rita,
yes thats a very helpfull site, can often find ancestors listed. If you want to this site lets you look at some of the actual directories themselves from the whole UK.
http://www.historicaldirectories.org/hd/index.asp
NB if you've not used this site before, don't enter too much info at once into the search engine for each directory, like many sites sometimes "less is more" otherwise it just gives up.

Some more, older, Glos Directories are on the ParishMouse site.
http://parishmouse.co.uk/category/gloucestershire/gloucestershire-universal-british-dir...

Please, where did you find out about the Hair Duty, I'm intrigued as to how this got into a Directory, an old advert perhaps ?

Thanks Jeff

Interesting site - Trade Directories

by ritpetite @, New Zealand, Friday, April 12, 2013, 00:10 (2790 days ago) @ Jefff

Go to the site I put in and then Selected notices, Hair powder heads up the page

William Stallard, suspected Coleford horse thief of 1800

by Jefff @, West London, Middlesex, Friday, April 12, 2013, 04:18 (2790 days ago) @ ritpetite

Excellent stuff !, thanks Rita.

Re the Forest specifically, also on that page, under

SELECTED NOTICES APPEARING IN THE GLOSTER JOURNAL MONDAY, April 28, 1800
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
That there are detailed at the Angel, Coleford, the following HORSES and GOODS, upon suspicion of their having been stolen from son Person or Persons at present unknown, found in the Possession of WILLIAM STALLARD, now in Gloucester Gaol.

and

QUARTER SESSIONS
On the 18th instant were committed to our County Gaol, William STALLARD, Thomas MARTIN, and Thomas CRIB, on suspicion of horse stealing.


From this site's PRs this look's the closest match, perhaps ??

Record_ID: 15877
Entry_Number:
Year: 1787
Month: Nov
Day: 10
Grooms_Surname: STALLARD
Grooms_Forenames: William
Grooms_Age:
Groom_Condition:
Grooms_Occupation:
Grooms_Residence: Ruardean
Grooms_Fathers_Surname:
Grooms_Fathers_Forenames:
Grooms_Fathers_Occupation:
Brides_Surname: MATHEWS
Brides_Forenames: Margarett
Brides_Age:
Brides_Condition:
Brides_Occupation:
Brides_Residence: Ruardean
Brides_Fathers_Surname:
Brides_Fathers_Forenames:
Brides_Fathers_Occupation:
Licence_or_Banns: Banns
Date_of_Banns:
Signature_or_Mark: he signed her mark
Witness_1: James WILLIAMS
Witness_2: Joseph HARPER
Other_Witnesses:
Officiating_Minister: J H BEESTON - minister
Event: Marriage
Memoranda:
Notes: Not in BT
Register_Reference: P275 IN 1/4
Page_Number: 42
Parish_Chapel: Ruardean
Soundex_Groom: S346
Soundex_Bride: M320

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