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Please take a look at Wikipedia talk:Did you know at the bottom. User Crisco is apparently upset that I gave him criticism at the Pettakere cave DYK. Now he/she is claiming that I am poor at making DYKs/articles. Which I am certainly not. Just this month I have articles with a combined review count of over 40,000 views on DYKSTATS. Am I claiming to be the best ever, no. Do I need to get "guidance" in the art of DYKs, no. I think the last years 40+ DYKs is evidence enough of my capabilites. --BabbaQ (talk) 15:57, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

New Hamborough[edit]

I found the following reference to Hamborough in Upper Canada:

"THE HOME DISTRICT was composed of two counties. 1st. The County of York, containing, in its East Riding, the townships of Whitby, Pickering, Scarborough, York, Etobicoke, Markham, Vaughan, King, Whitchurch, Uxbridge, Guillembury, and a tract of land, thereafter to be laid out into townships, between the County of Durham and lake Simcoe; in the West Riding, the townships of Beverly, Hamborough (east and west), and several tracts of land, not then laid out into townships."



I also found an 1818 map that shows the township of Beverly mentioned above: [3]

Although the map clearly shows Beverly, I could not find a reference to Hamborough. It does however, pin down the general location of Hamborough. 2001:558:6007:18:4CBB:384B:2AF6:81F5 (talk) 17:01, 30 November 2014 (UTC)Ray Henry Rochester, Michigan

New Hamborough[edit]

Digging a little deeper it appears that Hamborough may be a misspelling of Flamborough. Flamborough, Ontario, near Hamilton, was once composed of both East and West Flamborough [see my earlier message to you that references "Hamborough (East and West)"].

"For most of its existence before amalgamation with Hamilton in 2001, Flamborough comprised the former townships of East Flamborough, West Flamborough, and Beverly, as well as the Village of Waterdown."... [again a reference to Beverly]

"After the American Revolution in 1783 and the creation of Upper Canada, land at the western end of Lake Ontario was surveyed and organized into townships, which included East Flamborough, West Flamborough and Beverly."... "The Town of Dundas was created from parts of West Flamborough and Ancaster Townships."

This leads me to believe that Eber Brock Ward was actually born at Flamborough, not Hamborough. I've also seen a reference to Applegarth Mills, Ontario, as his birthplace. Applegarth Mills apparently was located at what later became East Flamborough.

Hope this helps, 2001:558:6007:18:4CBB:384B:2AF6:81F5 (talk) 17:31, 30 November 2014 (UTC)Ray Henry, Rochester, Michigan


  1. ^ "Statistical Account of Upper Canada..., vol. I." Simpkin & Marshall: London, January 1, 1822, pg 119.
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Cronica Walliae has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

DYK for Cadwallon ap Gruffydd[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:04, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for notifying me of the DYK.--Doug Coldwell (talk) 12:28, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Angharad ferch Owain[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:04, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for notifying me of the DYK.--12:37, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Your picture reminds me[edit]

that I need to find my "I Edit Wikipedia" tee-shirt, misplaced in my recent move. Thanks, Einar aka !!!!


I presume you realised you are now at 3RR at Cronica Walliae, where you just removed sourced content from one of the most reliable sources used in the article. Dougweller (talk) 09:28, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Misleading edit summary[edit]

Removing the word 'supposed' and calling it a copyedit was a clearly misleading edit summary. Please don't do that again. Dougweller (talk) 09:55, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/William Maurice (antiquary)[edit]

Please express your opinion about the proposed ALT 1. Nicely done! 7&6=thirteen () 22:31, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Perfect! = way better than my original hook line. Sounds much sexier.....--Doug Coldwell (talk) 22:36, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Misleading edit summaries redux[edit]

You removed " He believed that the Welsh were an ancient people descended from the Trojans with an edit summary "c/e". This was clearly misleading, especially in the light of my earlier warning. You know better. It's also pov pushing. Dougweller (talk) 10:52, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Swift Lathers[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 23:56, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Another well-deserved honor!! Bigturtle (talk) 03:44, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Mears News[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 23:57, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Swift Lathers museum[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 23:57, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

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DYK for Oceana County Historical & Genealogical Society[edit]

Harrias talk 12:02, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

Happy New Year Doug Coldwell![edit]

  • Thanks. Happy New Year to you also!--Doug Coldwell (talk) 20:52, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

New to Wiki[edit]

Thank you - first time working on Wiki - I am slowly getting the hang of it. I am in 6th grade.Wsantry (talk) 20:20, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

Wow!!! I was guessing I was talking to a University Professor. You are a smart one = a real wiz on computers. I can see you becoming an excellent Wikipedian. Its best to learn on your own, however if you really get hung up ask me. I have been around for awhile and know some tricks. As you can see I have many PCs. DYKs are my specialty.--Doug Coldwell (talk) 20:43, 4 January 2015 (UTC)


You sent me an email. I could not locate the subject. Put a link on my talk? John from Idegon (talk) 01:32, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

DYK for William Maurice (antiquary)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 13:04, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Cronica Walliae[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:16, 23 January 2015 (UTC)


I don't know why I didn't realise this earlier, but those flickr links are all copyvio, could you please remove them from the talk page? Thanks. Also, we can't say why Llwyd wrote something, so I've reverted that. If someone else says why, we can report that with attribution. Dougweller (talk) 16:54, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

I don't understand. I thought Llwyd wrote that in 1559. Whatever links you feel are copyvio, if you feel it is not correct then go ahead and remove them.--Doug Coldwell (talk) 17:42, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
I think I finally figured out what you were talking about. Replaced with same pages from Powel 1584 book that was reprinted in London for John Harding, 1811. Also HathiTrust digital library has it marked as Copyright: Public Domain, Google-digitized.--Doug Coldwell (talk) 19:58, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, much appreciated. Dougweller (talk) 21:52, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
No problem.--Doug Coldwell (talk) 21:53, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Links/Citations in John Ratcliff (Bookbinder)[edit]

Moved conversation to article Talk page.--Doug Coldwell (talk) 19:52, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

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Template:Did you know nominations/Treaty of Louviers[edit]


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DYK for Treaty of Louviers[edit]

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Солнечное затмение 1 мая 1185 года[edit]

Happy to help if I can--Smerus (talk) 09:45, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

Can you send me an e-mail?--Doug Coldwell (talk) 09:46, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Jenny Lind private railroad car[edit]

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DYK for 1185 East Midlands earthquake[edit]

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DYK for Solar eclipse of 1 May 1185[edit]

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