World Archives Project: Warwickshire, England, Occupational and Quarter Session Records – Boat Owners and Voter Lists

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About this project This collection contains two forms with information we are keying- certificates of individuals who owned and registered boats and lists of voters and the way they polled in a general election.

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Boat Owner Certificate
Titleboard
Voter List
Cover page, Section Header, etc
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Boat Owner Certificate

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This form contains the certificates of people who owned boats. Each new record begins with  "In Pursuance of an Act, passed in the Thirty-fifth Year..."There are often two records on the certificate page. If the same primary person is listed in both records on the page, key the name and information once.

Year

Key the year from the header area of the certificate where it says "in the Year of our Lord...".
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Parish

The parish will appear in the record following the words "Given under my Hand at..." Key the parish as seen, using the provided dictionary for assistance.
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Prefix

Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr," "Rev," "Mr," or "Mrs," using the provided dictionary for assistance. If a prefix does not appear in a dictionary then key the prefix as seen.The name of the boat owner can be found, handwritten, before the words "...having this day declared to me..." followed by the name of the clerk. Do not key the name of the clerk. If the name seems to be the name of a company, key the full company name in the surname field.
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Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the person using the provided dictionary for assistance. If a name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen.The name of the boat owner can be found, handwritten, before the words "...having this day declared to me..." followed by the name of the clerk. Do not key the name of the clerk. If the name seems to be the name of a company, key the full company name in the surname field.
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Surname

Key the surname of the person using the provided dictionary for assistance. If the surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the surname as seen.The name of the boat owner can be found, handwritten, before the words "...having this day declared to me..." followed by the name of the clerk. Do not key the name of the clerk. If the name seems to be the name of a company, key the full company name in the surname field.
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Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the person. Use the provided dictionary for assistance. If a suffix does not appear in the dictionary then key the suffix as seen.The name of the boat owner can be found, handwritten, before the words "...having this day declared to me..." followed by the name of the clerk. Do not key the name of the clerk. If the name seems to be the name of a company, key the full company name in the surname field.
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Titleboard

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The Titleboard contains information about the archive collection.

Year

Key the year from the titleboard. The year may appear as a year range. Key as seen.
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Voter List

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This form contains an alphabetical listing of people who voted and how they polled in the general election.

Prefix

Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr," "Rev," "Mr," or "Mrs," using the provided dictionary for assistance. If a prefix does not appear in a dictionary then key the prefix as seen.The name in the voter lists is structured "Surname, Prefix, Given, Suffix". In most situations there will not be a prefix or suffix. Use the provided dictionaries for assistance. Key names from the formatted lists. Do not key names of clerks or candidates.
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Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the person using the provided dictionary for assistance. If a name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen. The name in the voter lists is structured "Surname, Prefix, Given, Suffix". In most situations there will not be a prefix or suffix. Use the provided dictionaries for assistance.
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Surname

Key the surname of the person using the provided dictionary for assistance. If the surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the surname as seen. The name in the voter lists is structured "Surname, Prefix, Given, Suffix". In most situations there will not be a prefix or suffix. Use the provided dictionaries for assistance.
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Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the person. Use the provided dictionary for assistance. If a suffix does not appear in the dictionary then key the suffix as seen. The name in the voter lists is structured "Surname, Prefix, Given, Suffix". In most situations there will not be a prefix or suffix. Use the provided dictionaries for assistance.
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Year

Key the year from the voter register.
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Borough

The Borough will appear with voter list records. Key the borough as seen, using the provided dictionary for assistance.
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