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Offline Vimeira

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Date Stone on House
« on: Thursday 28 January 16 10:36 GMT (UK) »
This may be the wrong place but it seemed the likeliest: I'm wanting someone who knows about old inscriptions. A datestone on a local house (Staffordshire) shows M (new line) I . M (new line) 1763. No shortage of space to force a new line and double first names were unusual in those days judging from the baptism register. What could the top-line M be apart from a name? Also, was I ever used for J?
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Re: Date Stone on House
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 28 January 16 12:07 GMT (UK) »
Do you mean written
  M
 I M
1763

Sometimes this is the format for a marriage stone where the top initial is the surname and the second row has the initials of the husband and wife's forenames.

Example here

http://www.brierleyyorkshireengland.net/History%20of%20Brierley%20Hall.html

I have seen I substituted for J in Latinised names beginning with J.
Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott
Essex/Herts: Livermore, Holgate, Law, Day, Myson, Boyton
Norfolk/Suffolk: Stone, Alexander, Tipple, Ingate

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Re: Date Stone on House
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 28 January 16 12:31 GMT (UK) »
That's brilliant, LizzieL - thank you so much! Will now trawl for a 1763 marriage!

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Re: Date Stone on House
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 28 January 16 12:47 GMT (UK) »
This is very cool. I want one.  8)

Except my house is of wood.  ;D

Well my mum in law got us a London street sign made in our family name for xmas. won't post a pic cos that actual one would breach the privacy of the rest of my family haha but it's like this ...

Salute,

Janelle
Goodhind Coleman Wes(t)cott Taylor Tuck Sa(u)nders Warren How(e) Sminney Radford Frost Frank(e) Pool(e) Se(a)rle Moore Quick Veysey Ware Stoat(e) Kerslake Channon Drake Melhuish Hodge(s), in Devon;
Warren Baker Carpenter Crocombe Slocombe Greenslade Edbrooke Houndel Webber Tidball Sully Tout Veysey Wheddon, in Somerset;
Bla(y)ney Johnston Crozier Moffitt in Fermanagh and Tyrone; Killen Chapman in Down; Dwyer Enright in Limerick; Linehan Murphy Driscoll in Cork

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Re: Date Stone on House
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 28 January 16 14:14 GMT (UK) »
what town / village is the house in?
Of course if the bride and groom were from separate parishes, marriage could be in bride's parish and they might set up their marital home in the groom's parish.
Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott
Essex/Herts: Livermore, Holgate, Law, Day, Myson, Boyton
Norfolk/Suffolk: Stone, Alexander, Tipple, Ingate

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Re: Date Stone on House
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 28 January 16 14:18 GMT (UK) »
The only I to and M with his surname M I've found
Isaac Mason to Mark Berk at Cannock on 16 Aug 1763. Both were of the parish of Cheslandhay.

If the I was actually a J, there are a lot more possibilities
Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott
Essex/Herts: Livermore, Holgate, Law, Day, Myson, Boyton
Norfolk/Suffolk: Stone, Alexander, Tipple, Ingate

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Re: Date Stone on House
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 28 January 16 15:07 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks again, LizzieL! The house (now a pub) is in Gnosall and I've been looking for names that are found in the village after that date. Familysearch have Joseph Millington marrying Mary Keeling in Gnosall in 1762 and local baptisms show they had a daughter Sarah baptised in 1776. They must have been quite well to do, whoever it was.