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  • Bill Bayliss
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    Re: Rose Cottage, I think that you will find that this is attached to Danbury Palace which, at that time is functioning as an Episcopal Place, The 'apparitor in diocesan, Court of Rochester' is an official in the church judiciary system. If you google 'Danbury Palace you will get a history.

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  • chrissiebee
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    Sorry folks, but the site seems to be playing up for me. The thread just froze, and then I was timed out - hence the delay in replies Merry!:o

    Many thanks to you all - these two guys certainly make a change to my usual Ag. Labs.......:D

    Chris

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  • Merry Monty Montgomery
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    Ooh, I missed off the brother!

    Sergt and Band Master West Essex Militia

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  • Merry Monty Montgomery
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    Erm, see previous post!!

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  • chrissiebee
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    Originally posted by Elaine ..Spain View Post
    Rose Cottage man - Apparitor in Diocesan Crevet of Rochester ????

    'Scuse my ignorance, but what on earth is an Apparitor? Sounds a bit spooky to me.......!

    Chris

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  • Merry Monty Montgomery
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    apparitor = a Roman officer who attended magistrates to execute their orders; In England a messenger that serves the process of a spiritual court; the beadle that carries the mace.

    (I never knew any of that!! lol)

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  • Elaine ..Spain
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    Originally posted by Merry Monty Montgomery View Post

    Apparitor in Diocesan Court of Rochester
    Sounds better than mine! :)

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  • chrissiebee
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    Sorry I haven't replied sooner - the site died on me, and wouldn't let me back in!

    Elaine - As regards William Byford, his occupation sounds about right as it has him down on the 1881 as a music teahcer and Chelsea Pensioner.

    Chris

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  • Merry Monty Montgomery
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    *Shuts eyes so as not to read Elaine's posts*

    Drum Maj: West Essex Militia

    and the other one:

    Apparitor in Diocesan Court of Rochester

    and I agree with you about the Episcopal Palace!

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  • Mary from Italy
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    The episcopal palace would be the bishop's residence, wouldn't it?

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  • Elaine ..Spain
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    Address at top of page: Episcopal palace (as in Episcopal church ?)

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  • Elaine ..Spain
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    Rose Cottage man - Apparitor in Diocesan Crevet of Rochester ????

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  • Elaine ..Spain
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    William - Drum maj.: ...... Essex

    Charles - Serg't & Band ..... : ...... Essex ......

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  • chrissiebee
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    Anybody good at Census scribble please?

    Hi Folks,

    Try as I might, I cannot for the life of me decipher the occupations of William F. Byford and his brother Charles D. Byford. 1871 census. RG10, Piece 1662, Folio 216, Page 20. Any ideas please?

    I also have another bit of scribble on the 1851. Anyone guess as to the name of the abode at the top of the page - it looks to me like 'Episcopal Palace'?. Also, on the same page (but next property down) is a guy at Rose Cottage, and once again I have not a clue as to his occupation. Details are: HO107, Piece 1776, Folio 622, Page 19.

    Help please - I'm going cross-eyed..........!

    Chris
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