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Just doing some research and found this entry from the 1677 Court Leet Rolls for my home town...

http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/stuff/le...=leet&subopt=1

And I thought trolling was a relatively new thing

Just surpassed this with this from the same page...

Thomas, son of Miles Standish, apparently no longer regarded as British when visiting from America.
Nice how every woman is referred to either as spinster, widow or wife of someone. And gee there was a lot of assault going on!
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Nothing's changed much. Some of my favourites....
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William Deane butcher for a litigation on Eliz-
abeth Baron widow, saying "Thou art a bitch"-
To remain 4 hours in the Hall & after, one hour
in the stocks to ask her forgiveness.
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"John Hudson for sending his servant towards
infected places, where the Plague was known to be.
And not making the officers of this town, acquainted
with his journey. And for havockeing about the
Countye with panns containing to the Statute re" To
be imprisoned in the Hall for 2 hours re.
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Diana Rotheram spinster wife of Thomas Rotheram,
on the 1st of October 12 ChasI & on dious days
before and since had practised certain diobol-
ical art called "witchcraftes Inchantments
Charmes & sorceries" with the intention of tak-
ing a shirt of Thomas Greene Gentleman acquitted.
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Old 14.04.2018, 14:29
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Because the pond is full of strings of salamander eggs- and Minou tripod has been helping me gardening all day- and planting the new raspberries. He follows me everywhere - so cute.
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Old 14.04.2018, 14:49
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I solved today's FWP - and got 100% what I want after days of research.



<<Diana Rotheram spinster wife of Thomas Rotheram ...... >>
Please, what is a spinster wife?
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Old 14.04.2018, 14:55
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Nothing's changed much. Some of my favourites....
Thou art a bitch. I am so going to use that in a random conversation this week!


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I solved today's FWP - and got 100% what I want after days of research.

<<Diana Rotheram spinster wife of Thomas Rotheram ...... >>
Please, what is a spinster wife?
Maybe a wife that is older than the husband, and/or one without children?
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<<Diana Rotheram spinster wife of Thomas Rotheram ...... >>
Please, what is a spinster wife?
maybe a gentlemanly way to say she is a wife who just happens to also be "an old maid"..., probably haggarad looking for her age...poor husband.
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...I just introduced some Swiss kids to their first Irn Bru float...and they loved it!


Fried Mars bars next for their cultural culinary voyage
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Old 14.04.2018, 15:59
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A delightful find as I did my Saturday shopping in the village:

LEK Höfe, a group that promotes using plants native to the region in gardening, was giving away lovely plants this morning - gratis! The idea is to encourage people to plant more natural gardens, with native plants that will attract native fauna.

So I got free raspberries, woodland blueberries, Preiselbeeren, and Waldbeeren.

For free!
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Old 14.04.2018, 16:06
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Until approximately 50 years ago, women resident in the UK, unmarried and over 2l years of age, were legally referred to as "a spinster of this parish" (whichever parish applied).
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Old 14.04.2018, 16:38
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Because the pond is full of strings of salamander eggs-
Are those the little geckos I've been seeing on the patio this week?
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Old 14.04.2018, 16:44
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Are those the little geckos I've been seeing on the patio this week?
probably not, you can tell them appart.


The gecko emigrated from the UK to sell insurance in the US, whilst its cousin the salamander remained in the UK and went into book publishing.
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Old 14.04.2018, 17:05
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maybe a gentlemanly way to say she is a wife who just happens to also be "an old maid"..., probably haggarad looking for her age...poor husband.
Or a woman who married a man who turned out not to be able to consume marriage. Poor woman.

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Until approximately 50 years ago, women resident in the UK, unmarried and over 2l years of age, were legally referred to as "a spinster of this parish" (whichever parish applied).
Thank you.
But does << spinster wife of Thomas Rotheram>> not more sound like a man than a parish?

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Are those the little geckos I've been seeing on the patio this week?
Maybe lizzards? We got them here - more in the Ticino though. I love them, none around here though


I smile because I successfully finished my project plus I really enjoyed this "handyman-stuff" specially after a week on the computer.
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Or a woman who married a man who turned out not to be able to consume marriage...
woman wasn't able to consume, or the man?


"Consume" when talking about a woman and a man makes the mind think the silliest of things ...you meant consummate, right?
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...you meant consummate, right?
I've heard Brits say 'consomme the marriage' before now
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woman wasn't able to consume, or the man?


"Consume" when talking about a woman and a man makes the mind think the silliest of things ...you meant consummate, right?
LOL.
Yes I did (lack of experience, word not really in my vocabulary, sorry )
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I smile because I successfully finished my project plus I really enjoyed this "handyman-stuff" specially after a week on the computer.
I love stripping wallpaper to completely detox from computers. There's something theraputic about it.
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Old 14.04.2018, 18:03
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I love stripping wallpaper to completely detox from computers. There's something theraputic about it.
Finishing off with bangers&mash. A handywoman deserves a decent meal, right?

Had a great day but what's even better: I thought it was Sunday all day long. Yet it's not apparently
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Until approximately 50 years ago, women resident in the UK, unmarried and over 2l years of age, were legally referred to as "a spinster of this parish" (whichever parish applied).
32 years ago I was a “spinster of this parish” when our bans were read out in our local church, not sure if it is still the same.

My back, arms, shoulders; ok most of me aches from digging and weeding the fruit border today. The joy of now living in our own house with a garden.

Our visitors of last week brought us some “Bury black pudding” and some proper sausages. They are cooking for out supper with potatoes baked in the embers of the bonfire.

Just a near perfect day!

Oh, and a bottle of local burgundy Pinot noir, what more could a girl want?
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Weeded and turned over the 3 veggie beds and planted the new raspberries that arrived yesterday
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I hurt my toe.
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