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Adams Surname Ancestry Results

Our indexes 1000-1999 include entries for the spelling 'adams'. In the period you have requested, we have the following 3544 records (displaying 1781 to 1790): 

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Officers of the British Army holding British and Foreign Honours (1840)
The New Annual Army List, corrected to 7 February 1840, was published in London by Lieut. H. G. Hart. These sections identify those officers who held various British and foreign honours. The lists are annotated with the name of the regiment, &c., and with symbols indicating the officers present in the Peninsula or the South of France (P), and Waterloo (W). The honours covered are Knights Grand Cross of the Bath (GCB); Knights Commanders of the Bath (KCB); Companions of the Bath (CB); Knights Grand Cross of St Michael and St George (GCMG); Knights Commanders of St Michael and St George (KCMG); Companions of St Michael and St George (CMG); Knights Grand Cross of the Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order (GCH); Knights Commanders of the Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order (KCH); Knights of the Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order (KH); and a miscellany of honours from Austria, Bavaria, Belgium, France, Greece, Naples, Netherlands, Persia, Portugal, Prussia, Russia, Sardinia, Saxony, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Tuscany and Wirtemburg.

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Officers of the British Army holding British and Foreign Honours
 (1840)
Officers of the British Army on Foreign Half-Pay (1840)
The New Annual Army List, corrected to 7 February 1840, was published in London by Lieut. H. G. Hart. The section entitled 'Officers on the Retired Full Pay and Half Pay' lists all such officers, by rank from captain down to ensign, with paymasters, adjutants, quarter-masters, medical staff and chaplains. (Officers above the rank of captain were retained in the main list of Field Officers). These lists are annotated with dates of successive ranks, when placed on half-pay, and the name of the regiment, &c., and with symbols indicating the officers present at Trafalgar (T), in the Peninsula or the South of France (P), and Waterloo (W). Names of officers on retired full-pay are given in italics. The list covers not only the regiments of the line, but also the Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers, Royal Marines, Staff, and Military Departments.

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Officers of the British Army on Foreign Half-Pay
 (1840)
Petitioning Creditors and Solicitors (1840)
Principal creditors petitioning to force a bankruptcy (but often close relatives of the bankrupt helping to protect his assets): and solicitors

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Petitioning Creditors and Solicitors
 (1840)
Tenants and occupiers in Shouldham (1840)
The register of electors entitled to vote in any parliamentary election for West Norfolk between 1 November 1840 and 1 November 1841 lists 7,620 freeholders arranged by hundred and within hundred by parish or township &c. In the first column, after number within the register, the elector's name is given (surname first); the second column gives place of abode; the third column the nature of qualification (such as 'owner and occupier'); and the fourth column the address of the qualifying property, in some cases with the name of the tenant or occupier.

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Tenants and occupiers in Shouldham
 (1840)
Bankrupts (1841)
Bankruptcy notices for England and Wales: bankruptcy often caused people to restart their lives elsewhere, so these are an important source for lost links

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Bankrupts
 (1841)
Bankrupts' Assignees (1841)
Assignees of bankrupts' estates (usually principal creditors and/or close relatives of the bankrupt) in England and Wales

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Bankrupts' Assignees
 (1841)
Bankrupts' Assignees (1841)
Assignees of bankrupts' estates (usually principal creditors and/or close relatives of the bankrupt) in England and Wales

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Bankrupts' Assignees
 (1841)
Boys entering Gresham's School (1841)
The Sir John Gresham Grammar School at Holt in Norfolk was founded by sir John, who bought the manor house there in 1546 to convert it into a school, and building work had started by 1555. To celebrate the quatercentenary in 1955, a history of the school written by the Reverend C. L. S. Linnell was published, together with an Alumni Greshamienses, a register of boys entering the school from 1562 to 1954, compiled by A. B. Douglas. The materials to hand for the register for the early years were slight; the first coherent lists of boys survive only from 1729, and then are fitful, with little detail, and largely missing from 1784 to 1803; however, from 1810 onwards the names of boys' parents are usually recorded. The register is arranged chronologically by year (and from 1900 by term - L, Lent; M, Michaelmas; S, Summer), and then alphabetically by surname (in capitals) and christian name(s). Where known, year of birth is then given (in brackets), names, addresses and occupations of parents. From 1900 onwards there are italic abbreviations for sporting achievements at school (h, hockey colours; VIII, shooting colours; S, first-class swimmer; XI, cricket colours; XV, football colours), and p for house prefect and P for school prefect; then (in italics) information about the boy's adult life, and his address (where living) at the time of publication. Finally, on the right hand side of the page, in italics, is given the year of his leaving the school. Most detail is absent before 1810; and, of course, for the boys still at school in 1955, or only recently left, there are no details of future career; nor are there the usual details about their parentage. From 1898 onwards day boys are noted with an italic D (N means Newquay dayboy); and from 1900 onwards the school houses are shown (B, Bengal Lodge; F, Farfield; H, School House or Howson's; K, Kenwyn; O, Old School House; W, Woodlands); and, for the junior school, c, Crossways; k, Kenwyn; o, Old School House).

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Boys entering Gresham's School
 (1841)
Boys entering Sherborne School (1841)
The grammar school at Sherborne in Dorset, which doubtless existed from the creation of the diocese of Sherborne in 705, was refounded by king Edward VI in 1550. At the quatercentenary in 1950, a fourth edition of the Sherborne Register was published, listing boys entering the school during those four centuries. In truth, the materials for this register survive but fitfully before 1823; for some years, no names are known; sometimes all that is known is a surname. But from 1823 onwards the lists and the details get steadily more comprehensive. By the 20th century the boys are listed alphabetically by surname under term of entrance. Surname is given in bold, then christian names, name of father (surname and initials) and address; year of birth; house (a, School House; b, Abbey House; c, The Green; d, Harper House (formerly The Retreat); f, Abbeylands; g, Lyon House; h, Westcott House); whether represented the school at cricket (xi), football (xv), shooting (viii), &c.; year of leaving; summary of degrees, career &c.; and (in italics), address as of 1950. Names in the early lists marked with an asterisk are found inscribed on the oak panelling or on the stone walls of the former schoolroom. (F) in the lists indicates a foundationer, receiving free education: after 1827, when this privilege was restricted to boys from Sherborne and neighbourhood, nearly all foundationers were day-boys.

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Boys entering Sherborne School
 (1841)
British Army officers (1841)
The Royal Kalendar lists general and field officers of the British Army - five Field Marshals, 95 generals, 138 major-generals, 310 colonels, 637 lieutenant-colonels, 697 majors, in order of precedence according to year of precedence, and with the regiment indicated for each; then there are aides-de-camp to her Majesty queen Victoria; retired officers specially allowed to retain their ranks; and then the queen's land forces, set out regiment by regiment and battalion by battalion, naming the colonel, lieutenant-colonel and major for each, officers of the British garrisons, and of the Tower of London; and the officers of the Royal Regiment of Artillery (including the Field Train) and the Corps of Royal Engineers, by rank.

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British Army officers
 (1841)
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