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15-04-2019, 19:38   #136
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Brilliant return!

What are philosophical instruments?!

Probably a bit like theoretical maths!
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Brilliant return!

What are philosophical instruments?!
'Philosophical' might refer to natural philosophy by the other parts of the entry, so scientific instruments of some sort.
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'Philosophical' might refer to natural philosophy by the other parts of the entry, so scientific instruments of some sort.
Yes. A camera obscura is a philosophical instrument. Generally PIs were manufactured instruments used to artificially reproduce natural phenomena to enable their study in the lab.
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Hmm, apparently the 5 year olds in the community had a bit of a reputation .....and minister's kids to boot, tsk tsk.
Dunno how they even came up with those titles.
Maybe census transcribers should train in our Handwriting thread before mis-labeling kids who were at home.
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There is the possibility for 'Arsehool' clear as day.
Perhaps they were Dutch.
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08-05-2019, 09:49   #141
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At home and at school.
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yup how did a transcriber not get that, I wonder.
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Transcriber just didn't look hard or long enough. Sometimes you just need to work it out for a minute, it will become clear!
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A busy chap, George. Who said only women could multi-task? Definitely a man ahead of his time; this was multi-tasking 100 years before multi-tasking was even a thing!
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Sad entry - no 359 - and interesting to see how a surname can come about.

https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy....62/1630668.pdf
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Oh that is sad. I searched 'unknown' on the church records and 27 came up but some were unknown parents and the child was given a name, random or not. A lot of babies left to either die or be found by accident. Too sad for words. Interesting marriage in Bagnalstown where the fathers of the couple were unknown.
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Found a newspaper report on it.

https://search.findmypast.ie/bna/vie...19100611%2f100
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