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Renson Surname Ancestry Results

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Licences for marriages in southern England (1632-1714)
The province or archbishopric of Canterbury covered all England and Wales except for the northern counties in the four dioceses of the archbishopric of York (York, Durham, Chester and Carlisle). Marriage licences were generally issued by the local dioceses, but above them was the jurisdiction of the archbishop. Where the prospective bride and groom were from different dioceses it would be expected that they obtain a licence from the archbishop; in practice, the archbishop residing at Lambeth, and the actual offices of the province being in London, which was itself split into myriad ecclesiastical jurisdictions, and spilled into adjoining dioceses, this facility was particularly resorted to by couples from London and the home counties, although there are quite a few entries referring to parties from further afield. Three calendars of licences issued by the Faculty Office of the archbishop were edited by George A Cokayne (Clarenceux King of Arms) and Edward Alexander Fry and printed as part of the Index Library by the British Record Society Ltd in 1905. The first calendar is from 14 October 1632 to 31 October 1695 (pp. 1 to 132); the second calendar (awkwardly called Calendar No. 1) runs from November 1695 to December 1706 (132-225); the third (Calendar No. 2) from January 1707 to December 1721, but was transcribed only to the death of queen Anne, 1 August 1714. The calendars give only the dates and the full names of both parties. Where the corresponding marriage allegations had been printed in abstract by colonel Joseph Lemuel Chester in volume xxiv of the Harleian Society (1886), an asterisk is put by the entry in this publication. The licences indicated an intention to marry, but not all licences resulted in a wedding.

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Licences for marriages in southern England
 (1632-1714)
Army officials and clerks (1805)
Officials and clerks of the War Office in Whitehall, the Army Pay Office in Whitehall, the Ordnance in Palace Yard, the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, the Royal Elaboratory at Woolwich, the Artillery, Officers at Out Ports and Garrisons (in Britain, Guernsey, Jersey, the Isle of Man, Gibraltar, Jamaica, St Christophers, Antigua, Dominica, Quebec, St Vincents, Barbadoes, Halifax (Nova Scotia), New Brunswick, St John's (Newfoundland), Annapolis, Trinidad, the Bahamas, and Bermuda), the Corps of Royal Engineers, his Majesty's Mint, the Commissary's Department to the Field Train, the Commander-in-Chief's Office in Whitehall, the Commissary-General's Office of Musters in Whitehall, the Commissary-General's Office of Stores at 35 George Street in Westminster, the War Department in Downing Street, and the Army Agents are listed in Holden's Triennial Directory of 1805 to 1807.

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Army officials and clerks
 (1805)
National ArchivesBritish merchant seamen (1835-1836)
At this period, the foreign trade of ships plying to and from the British isles involved about 150,000 men on 15,000 ships; and the coasting trade about a quarter as many more. A large proportion of the seamen on these ships were British subjects, and so liable to be pressed for service in the Royal Navy; but there was no general register by which to identify them, so in 1835 parliament passed a Merchant Seamen's Registration Bill. Under this act this large register of British seamen was compiled, based on ships' crew lists gathered in British and Irish ports, and passed up to the registry in London. Each seaman was assigned a number, and the names were arranged in the register by first two letters of the surname (our sample scan shows one of the pages for 'Sm'); in addition, an attempt was made to separate out namesakes by giving the first instance of a name (a), the second (b), and so on. But no effective method was devised to prevent the same man being registered twice as he appeared in a second crew list; moreover, the original crew lists were clearly difficult for the registry clerks to copy, and some of the surname spellings appear to be corrupted. A parliamentary committee decided that the system devised did not answer the original problem, and this register was abandoned after less than two years: but it is an apparently comprehensive source for British merchant seamen in 1835 to 1836. The register records the number assigned to each man; his name; age; birthplace; quality (master, captain, mate, 2nd mate, mariner, seaman, fisherman, cook, carpenter, boy &c.); and the name and home port of his ship, with the date of the crew list (usually at the end of a voyage). Most of the men recorded were born in the British Isles, but not all (for instance, Charleston and Stockholm appear in the sample scan). The final column 'How disposed of' is rarely used, and indicates those instances where a man died, was discharged, or deserted his ship during the voyage.

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British merchant seamen
 (1835-1836)
Workers from The Birmingham Small Arms Co Ltd (B. S. A.) who fought in the Great War (1919)
The Roll of Honour for the firm lists the men who joined his Majesty's forces, giving for each his surname, christian name, and regiment. The names of those killed in the conflict or taken prisoner are noted as such. The list starts with a roll of the B. S. A. "O" Company, 6th battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment (territorials) who were mobilised for active service at the start of the war 4 August 1914: but this first part gives only surnames and initials, not full names.

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Workers from The Birmingham Small Arms Co Ltd (B. S. A.) who fought in the Great War
 (1919)
London Telephone Subscribers (1939)
The London telephone directory lists subscribers alphabetically by surname and then by christian name or initials, with their postal address and telephone number. This is the L to Z directory issued in May 1939, but also contains some names from earlier in the alphabet, for instance in the separate section for midwives. The London telephone districts comprised not only the city centre, but also the very extensive suburbs in the Home Counties (Essex, Kent, Surrey and Middlesex).

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London Telephone Subscribers
 (1939)
British Dentists (1950)
The Dentists Register is the official register of British dental practitioners. For each dentist the original certificate number is given; name (surname first, in bold; in the case of married women, maiden name is also usually given); address (in italics); date of registration; and the qualification entitling registration, with any additional qualifications, with year and place of qualification. Many of the older dentists, already practising by 1921, were qualified by virtue of the Dentists Act of that year.

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British Dentists
 (1950)
Owners and Breeders of Friesian Cattle (1951)
The British Friesian Cattle Society registered the pedigrees of pure Friesian cattle in the United Kingdom. This list of members is corrected to 10 April 1951, and gives full name (surname first), address, and where the member owned a herd, the prefix attributed to that herd. A dagger in front of an entry indicates that the herd was attested.

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Owners and Breeders of Friesian Cattle
 (1951)
Civil Officers of the Admiralty (1957)
The Navy List for 1957, corrected to 18 January 1957, includes this alphabetical catalogue of 'The Civil Officers Serving under the Admiralty'. The list gives surname and initials, and then an explanatory abbreviation - A. C., Admiralty Constabulary; A. C. O., Area Cash Office; A. C. S. W. S., Admiralty Civilian Shore Wireless Service; A. E. D., Air Equipment and Naval Photography Department; A. M. R. D., Aircraft Maintenance and Repair Department; A. R. O., Admiralty Regional Offices; A. S. D., Armament Supply Department; A. W. D., Naval Air Warfare Division; B. D., Boom Defence Department; B. M. S. D., Boom Defence and Marine Salvage Department; Brit. Coll., Britannia R. N. College, Dartmouth; C. C. D., Civil Catering Department; C. D., Compass Department; C. E. in C., Civil Engineer-in-Chief's Department; C. of F., Chaplain of the Fleet; C. N. I., Department of the Chief of Naval Information; Coll., Royal Naval College, Greenwich; C. P., Contract and Purchase Department; D. D., Dockyard Department; D. Mov., Movements Department; D. M. S. R., Department of the Director of Merchant Shipbuilding and Repairs; D. of M., Department of the Director of Manning; D. R. E., Department of Radio Equipment; D. Y., Dockyard; D. Y. Tech. Coll., Dockyard Technical College; E. E. D., Electrical Engineering Department; E. in C., Engineer-in-Chief's Department; G. H. D., Greenwich Hospital Department; H. S., Historical Section; Hyd., Hydrographic Department; I. D., Intelligence Division; M. D., Medical Department; M. D. H. C., Medical, Dental and Hospital Consultants; Med. Sch., Medical School, Alverstoke; M. S. R., Regional Organisation for Merchant Shipbuilding and Repairs; N. A. Off., Nautical Almanac Office; N. A. O. D., Naval Air Organisation and Training Division; N. C. D., Naval Construction Department; N. D., Navigation and Direction Division; N. E. D., Naval Equipment Department; N. H., Naval Hospital; N. M. D., Royal Navy Medical Depot; N. O. D., Naval Ordnance Department; N. S., Naval Store Department; N. S. D., Naval Stote Depots; N. S. S., Naval Scientific Service; N. T. D., Naval Training Department; Obs. Cap., Observatory, Cape of Good Hope; O. Bd., Ordnance Board; O. D., Operations Division; P. D., Plans Division; P. P., Production Pool; R. C. N. C., Royal Corps of Naval Constructors; R. E. D., Radio Equipment Department; R. Gr. Ob., Royal Greenwich Observatory; R. N. A. D., Royal Naval Armament Department; R. N. A. W., Royal Naval Aircraft Workshops; R. N. A. Y., Royal Naval Aircraft Yard; R. N. C. F., Royal Naval Cordite Factory; R. N. E. Coll., R. Naval Engineering College, Manadon, Plymouth; R. N. M. D., Royal Naval Mine Depot; R. N. P. F., Royal Naval Propellant Factory; R. N. T. D., Royal Naval Torpedo Depot; R. N. T. F., Royal Naval Torpedo Factory; S. D., Signal Division; Sec., Secretary's Department; S. P., Senior Psychologist; S. P. D. C., Spare Parts Distributing Centre; S. T. D., Sea Transport Department; T. C. S., Technical Costing Section; T. D., Trade Division; T. S. D., Tactical and Staff Duties Division; U. S. W. D., Undersurface Warfare Division; U. W. M. D., Underwater Weapon Materials Department; V. D., Victualling Department; V. Y., Victualling Yard; Wks., Works Districts.

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Civil Officers of the Admiralty
 (1957)
Telephone subscribers in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, and parts of Norfolk, Essex and Suffolk (1958)
The Post Office Telephone Directory for the Cambridge area for June 1958 lists subscribers from Bishop's Stortford (Hertfordshire), Brandon (Suffolk), Buntingford (Hertfordshire), Bury St Edmunds (Suffolk), Cambridge, Downham Market (Norfolk), Dunmow (Essex), Ely (Cambridgeshire), Epping (Essex), Fakenham (Norfolk), Great Dunmow (Essex), Harleston (Norfolk), Harlow (Essex), Haverhill (Suffolk), Hertford, Hunstanton (Norfolk), King's Lynn (Norfolk), Much Hadham (Hertfordshire), Newmarket (Suffolk), Ongar (Essex), Royston (Hertfordshire), Saffron Walden (Essex), Sandringham (Norfolk), Sawbridgeworth (Hertfordshire), Stansted (Essex), Swaffham (Norfolk), Thetford (Norfolk), Walsingham (Norfolk), Ware (Hertfordshire), Wells-next-the-Sea (Norfolk), and the surrounding countryside.

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Telephone subscribers in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, and parts of Norfolk, Essex and Suffolk
 (1958)
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