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Offline Gibby1968

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Is Molly short for something?
« on: Tuesday 22 December 09 16:23 GMT (UK) »
I am just searching for the daughters of my 2x great uncle.

One was called Molly and the other Eileen.

Is Molly short for something?

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Re: Is Molly short for something?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 22 December 09 16:26 GMT (UK) »
Hi

It's sometimes used instead of Mary, and I think there are others

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Re: Is Molly short for something?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 22 December 09 16:27 GMT (UK) »
I believe it can also be a short for Margaret.

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Re: Is Molly short for something?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 22 December 09 16:32 GMT (UK) »
I was just wondering what name I should search under.

She may just be Molly.

I'll see what I can find.

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Re: Is Molly short for something?
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 22 December 09 16:39 GMT (UK) »
She's just Molly :)

I didn't find her sister Eileen but there was something odd on Freebmd.

There is a Patricia Hartley in Burnley with a mother's maiden name of Stanworth. 

This is the same maiden name of Molly's mother.

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Re: Is Molly short for something?
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 22 December 09 16:46 GMT (UK) »
Gibby I've just looked at FreeBMD, putting in the surnames you mention, but no dates - there are three results in two districts, so their may well be two families with the same surname combination. FreeBMD is incomplete - so it may well be that the other daughter's birth has not yet been entered on the database - you could try YorkshireBMD which may have them.

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Re: Is Molly short for something?
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 22 December 09 16:47 GMT (UK) »
Thanks :)

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Re: Is Molly short for something?
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 22 December 09 17:18 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

I've just been told that Polly was used instead of Mary as well, can anyone confirm?

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Re: Is Molly short for something?
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 22 December 09 17:25 GMT (UK) »
As far as I'm aware Polly is the accepted short-form for Mary.  I've got one in my family, and I asked a lady I know as "Polly" what her name was, and she confirmed "Mary".  Can't help on the Molly angle, I'm afraid, although I always think of it as being Scottish - OK shoot me down in flames over that one!  :)

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