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Is anyone researching the PEAT family of Ashleyhay, near Wirksworth? I'm
trying to piece together the family pre-1800, starting with the PEAT
page in Ince's pedigrees, and the parish records on Ancestry.
One member of the family was Thomas PEAT (1708–1780), almanac-maker, who
was born in 1708 at Ashleyhay, where his father held a farm. He early
acquired a taste for learning, which his father strove to repress. He
then went to live with his brother, a joiner in Nottingham, to whom he
became apprenticed, but who gave him no more encouragement. In 1740 he
was one of the principal projectors of ‘The Gentleman's Diary, or
Thanks for pointing that out. I got the same deal last year but would
have missed this one if you hadn't emailed.
The offer popped up as soon as I opened Ancestry.
Happy New Year,
On 04/01/18 21:41, Nick Higton wrote:
> Last year, I bought an annual subscription in the Ancestry January
> sale. I made sure that I unchecked the Automatic Renewal button
> during the year, and so the subscription expired a couple of days ago.
> Today, there is a new sale, and I've just renewed my UK Annual Premium
> membership for £59.99 (a 50% discount).
> I'm also signed up to TopCashBack, and by going to Ancestry through
> them I may also get a partial refund on my membership fee. Last year,
> I received a refund of £17.
> Quite a bargain, but I think the Ancestry website is clever enough to
> hide the discount offer when it chooses, so it might take a little
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