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Margaret ? 1877 'Sale Nr Manchester'
« on: Wednesday 04 February 09 10:57 GMT (UK) »
Hello I need some help interpreting the handwriting of a surname.  I very occasionally buy old photos with names on the back in the faint hope that they might prove useful to someone eventually.  I have a photo of a nine year old girl called Margaret dated 1877 and I can't read the surname . . .  I'm  hoping that someone with knowledge of local families might recognise the surname . .

http://www.windeatt.f2s.com/foundfotos/margaret_back_horizontal.jpg

The front of the  photo is at

http://www.windeatt.f2s.com/foundfotos/margaret.htm

Thanks, Sandra

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Re: Margaret ? 1877 'Sale Nr Manchester'
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 04 February 09 11:39 GMT (UK) »
Hi Sandra
There is a Lamont
RG10/3685 folio 59 pg 29
Wythenshaw Road  Sale
Richard Lamont H 34 born Scotland
Ann Lamont W 32 born Scotland
Margarget Lamont 6 born Lancashire Ulverston (I think)
Mary Lamont 4 born Sale
A.....(can't read it sorry) dau 1 born Sale

But then looking at it again I'm not so sure.  I'll take another look at the census.

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Re: Margaret ? 1877 'Sale Nr Manchester'
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 04 February 09 11:55 GMT (UK) »
Yes, thanks.  It *could* be LAMONT - hadn't thought of that at all - although the second letter looks a bit too big to be an A and too definitely different to be a part of the L. 

And, sadly, the ages  don't match  - not that we can ever be sure of ages anyway.  Many thanks for looking.  Were you listing that family from the 1871 or the 1881? 

And, of course, Margaret could have come from elsewhere . . . one of the other photos I found was of a lady from Roxburghshire but it was taken in Bournemouth.  And I have a family in Devon who had a photo taken in Manchester!

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Re: Margaret ? 1877 'Sale Nr Manchester'
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 04 February 09 13:38 GMT (UK) »
It looks a bit like Sherret to me.

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Re: Margaret ? 1877 'Sale Nr Manchester'
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 04 February 09 14:03 GMT (UK) »
Yes, that looks likely.  Thanks.  Is that a name local to the area?  ('fraid I only know about Devon where we have lots of lovely  Nosworthys, Widicombes, Winnecotts, Coneybeares, Comberbatches, Petherbridges, Nankivells, Endicotts, etc - all subject to infinite numbers of spelling variations and mistranscriptions . . . Lovely!)

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I've found a Margaret Ann SHERRAT on the Cheshire BMD born in 1867 in Stockport.  And another (also SHERRAT) born 1868 in Warrington.  So either could be her I guess.

Also found on FREE BMD a Margaret Sherratt (1867 Stockport), a Margaret SKERRAT (1867 Manchester), a Margaret SKERRATT (1868 Wolstanton), a Margaret SHERATT (1869 Warrington) and a Margaret SHERRETT (1869 Salford)

So spoiled for choice.  But a variant of that surname looks very likely - and it obviously is a local name.

Thanks again!


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Re: Margaret ? 1877 'Sale Nr Manchester'
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 04 February 09 14:14 GMT (UK) »
I don't know if Sherrett is particularly local to the area, but when I was at school in the area during the 1940s/50s there were a few children with that surname and also there was a publishers called Sherrett and Hughes.  I believe a bookshop of the same name in Manchester has long since been taken over by Waterstones or similar.

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Re: Margaret ? 1877 'Sale Nr Manchester'
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 04 February 09 14:20 GMT (UK) »
Ta, I'll update the page.  I wonder what the poor girl was so bundled up for - being sent off to Canada or something, I shouldn't wonder . . .

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Re: Margaret ? 1877 'Sale Nr Manchester'
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 05 February 09 22:42 GMT (UK) »
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I've found a Margaret Ann
Her middle names are k.H though Arnt they?

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Re: Margaret ? 1877 'Sale Nr Manchester'
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 05 February 09 22:56 GMT (UK) »
Might be Margaret, middle initials A H,  Harnet,?

 Born in 1868, can one search on free bmd with no surname?
Boyle, Co. Leitrim  Boyle, Co. Tyrone, Shaughnessy, Co in Ireland  unknown, and  Manchester, UK.  Pope, Cheshire. Chadwick, Speke, Lancs.  Frankish, Hunmanby, Yorks.  Brindley, Audley, Staffs and  Middlesex.