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  1. I believe the first print was 1736. Don't know whether it was as comprehensive.
  2. I have placed a reference book of gold & silver coins 1066-1736, on Ebay, of which displays many pattern coins that I didn't know even existed. The book was issued in 1763 and is in my opinion, quite good condition for its age. Item id 145759903017
  3. Bernie

    Halfpenny ID check

    Freeman 274, obverse 5 Reverse E
  4. Bernie

    Halfpenny ID check

    I could be wrong but the brown one appears to me as obverse 4 and the other obverse 6
  5. Bernie

    Halfpenny ID check

    Haven't seen this error before, good finds! I suspect that these two coins maybe from different dies. One picture indicates the leg of R loop is inline with the serif of the I. the other coin, the loop of the R points above the serif of the I. This may be just an illusion that sometimes happens with digital photography, but full pictures of each obverse may confirm this one way or the other.
  6. I agree, many years since I've seen one for sale on Ebay. As like waiting for a bus and two turn up together!
  7. When watching live auctions it pays to "Refresh" your browser regularly, especially if you have been watching on and off for hours. You could be watching what appears to be the live auction but in fact is a cached view. It appears, that if you loose wi-fi for any period of time, it will resume where you left off. A couple of weeks ago I had a live auction running on one tab for about 8 hours, I was looking at other things on other tabs, occasionally going back to the tab with the auction site running "live". At about 9.30 pm the auction was up to about lot 550 and I watched it sell and go on to next lot. The lot that I was interested in was about lot 1250. At 10pm I checked again and to my dismay the auction had concluded, all 1300 lots had been auctioned. My only explanation is that I had been watching a Cached view of the auction that appeared in every way to have been "Live". If anyone else has an idea what happened here, please comment. (excluding that I must be going do-lally)
  8. Bernie

    "Find My Past"

    This request for help has now been investigated and concluded thanks to DaveG38
  9. Bernie

    "Find My Past"

    I did find a Burial at, if my memory is correct, at Rodborough Tabernacle 1832, but no other information.(no age or anything else) I believe that John lived in the Parish of Bisley Gloucestershire. bernard.workman@ntlworld.com
  10. Bernie

    "Find My Past"

    Thank you very much for replying to my request Dave. Firstly, I will take the opportunity to thank you for producing the two brilliant books of which I have. I have an ancestor of which has given me a problem for ~40 years. There appears to be no record of his birth or baptism. I do not know when he died, except before 1834. The records that Find my Past may have information about: 1) Gloucestershire Wills and Administrations 1801-1858 :John Workman 1833 2) Index to Death Duty Registers 1796-1903 : John Workman 1833 (Gloucestershire) Any help would be very much appreciated Thanks again, Bernie, from Oxford UK
  11. Has any member full access to the contents of "find my past". This genealogy site may possibly have information that I require. I can give information of exactly what I wish to know. According to a free search it has documents listed that I would like to see, but membership is needed to access. I am a paid member of other genealogy sites, but they do not have the information that I require. Help would be very much appreciated.
  12. Die cracks match this one,
  13. Bernie

    Halfpenny ID check

    Yes, beautiful striking, such a shame about the crown.