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Best try and find a marriage of the parents of the 1837 baptism to see if (Sarah the mother of baptised child 1837) the brides maiden name look similar to the one your trying to decipher or surname of Edward.

Some possible surnames

(S or G or L) eanen eauen earen




Could be " The Royal Regiment of Artillery" cap badge

Suggest :- Photo late 1920's to full 1930's above Regulars or TA or WW2

A lot depended on parish boundary lines, and the nearest church which may have been in another parish by road and footpath to the abode where descendants lived. Its not unusual to find an abode in a parish register that was located in the next parish.

In Huddersfield there are 3 different parish mother churches less than 3 miles apart,  Almondbury, Kirkheaton and Kirkburton being their parishes each was massive in area up to mid 19th century in different angled direction from each mother church.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: "Bastard Laws" and courts in the U.K.
« on: Monday 07 May 18 08:16 BST (UK)  »

Sorry! I put post on wrong thread. :-[

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: John Walsh headstone
« on: Sunday 06 May 18 12:06 BST (UK)  »
As an after thought, at one time a lot of churches use to clear very old unsafe headstones to grass over the areas involved in the graveyard (Birstall St Peter for one), after taking records of inscriptions, they sold the stones for uses by reclaiming material firms and John Walsh stone could have come from afar not connected to Shibden Hall area of Halifax itself.

Also the surname Walsh is more wide spread nationally - not really just a local name to Halifax/Bradford/Huddersfield/Todmorden/Brighouse parishes. (To check PR/ NC registers)

Yet  ??? you maybe lucky!  :D

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Placename in Wales
« on: Sunday 06 May 18 07:01 BST (UK)  »
Hi Speedwell,

Your not the only person with spelling or pronouncing Welsh place names, as kids in the 1950's, we went to Llandudo on holidays and in Yorkshire we always pronounced it Lan(Land)-dud-no, and years later I worked with a man  originally a hill framers son, from a farming community in Snowdonia, North Wales, a real hardcore Welshman who later acquired an added part Yorkshire twang. I use to say ! we're off to Landudno for the weekend, he'd say its "Llandudno" sounding to us in Yorkshire as sounding like "Th-land-dud-no" and of recent watching Dew Pritchard 'Salvage hunters' TV programme saying or pronouncing it - sound like as "Clan-dud-no"

Now a days I just say "Dudno" -Ho! Heck  :-[ :-[ :-[

 Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch or to us is "Goki - gor"  ;D ;D ;D


Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: John Walsh headstone
« on: Sunday 06 May 18 00:30 BST (UK)  »
Could be wife, daughter or son of John Walsh.

I would have a look at other headstones around church graveyards near Shibden Hall looking for a similar type of inscription design to get a year date range and to make a starting point of further research.

No doubt there will be some person in the know, professional headstone mason or them people who take rubbings of headstone designs and maybe a chat with staff of Halifax local studies library & Calderdale WYAS  ( was both in same room floor at the old library). If your moving in the right circles - there will be somebody who knows somebody who is up on the subject. Have a word with Malcolm Bull as he knows a lot about a broad view of Halifax past history.;u=23864

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