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    Assignment of effects in trust for creditors

    Just an update on this, for those interested... I've been looking at the rate books (for collection of the poor rate) for Deal and, although the rate is payable by property owners, the books generally name the tenants, too. From April 1807, the property owned by John Oakley is bracketed...
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    Assignment of effects in trust for creditors

    Thanks for the replies and for all the brainpower being applied to my problem! I'm not a hundred percent convinced that the John Bachouse was the vicar. He usually seems to be referred to as the "Rev John Barnes Backhouse" rather than the simpler "John Backhousee". There would surely have been...
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    Assignment of effects in trust for creditors

    Hi Emeltee Thanks for the reply. In fact he was still alive. The other great discovery from the Kent newspapers was a death notice for him in June 1820: "Died June 13, in St Thomas's Hospital, London, Mr. R. Gumbleton, late shopkeeper in Deal." What he was doing in Southwark, in 1920, is...
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    Assignment of effects in trust for creditors

    Hi all For the last 30 odd years, I have been stuck with a brick wall in my ancestry, in the from of my ggg-grandfather, Robert Gumbleton. In the past few days, the newspaper archives people have released a whole batch of new, early nineteenth century newspapers for Kent, in which I have found...
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    Hello

    Hi everyone I've only just joined this forum, although I've been doing family history for nearly 40 years. My main obsession is the Gumbleton family, from whom I'm descended. You'd think that an unusual name like that would be simple to research...but it's not! Cheers Steve
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