John Denchfield made the following will on 4 December 1766 and, 11 years later on 4 January 1777, he added a clause regarding his wife Mary. The evidence from this document provides an important clue to solving the John Denchfield/Mary Gurney mystery I wrote about previously here. The will was proved on 6 December 1788.
In The name of God Amen I John Denchfield Elder
of Northmarston in the County of Bucks being in perfect
Mind and Memory do make and Ordain this my Last Will
and Testament. First of all I Give and reccomend my Soul
into the hands of Almighty God hopeing to be Saved by
his Mercy and the Merits of our Blessed Saviour Jesus Christ
And my Body to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian like and
Decent manner at the discretion of my Executor hereinafter
named: And as Touching that Little worldly (…more)
I finished the Boston University Certificate of Genealogical Research program last night!!!! It’s been a hectic and at times stressful 14 weeks but I’m so glad I did it. I’ve learned so much, discovered areas I’m weak in and need to improve, seen how citations are REALLY supposed to look (!), and feel ready to tackle the long process of becoming a certified professional genealogist.
In no particular order, here are some to-do list items I’m hoping to tackle sooner rather than later. (My immediate goal is to keep the momentum going now that the BU program is behind me):
Become a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists DONE!!!
Join the Great Lakes Chapter of the APG
Get on the waiting list for a ProGen study group (Just emailed the coordinator!!!!)
Blog three times a week
Complete NGS home study lessons 7&8 by June 1st.
Increase my Erie (…more)