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Naming people in photo - HELP please.
« on: Monday 09 January 17 04:44 GMT (UK) »
Hello,

Please could someone with good sight and an ability to read out of focus writing see what can be done with this description of people in a similarly out of focus photo - I attach the photo too just so you can tell if they are male or female - not much else I'm afraid.   Doing this for a friend.

THIS WILL BE A CHALLENGE TO END ALL CHALLENGES! ;D ;D

Anything you can read would be a help    ;) - we can see enough just to know that it is a list of names of those in the photo and we know it finishes with

'Picture taken at Blue Hills on Sunday afternoon about 1906 . . . . . . .
a property at Dudorman(?sp) on the Cootamundra -  ?Temora Road   -  Taken by the   . . . . . (Not sure of the rest.)

Wiggy

p.s.  We are quite expecting you to come back with 'You have got to be Joking!'  - - but nothing venture nothing gain.  ::)  ;)
Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriess,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: Naming people in photo - HELP please.
« Reply #1 on: Monday 09 January 17 06:52 GMT (UK) »
One go at it ::)


Picture taken at our home ? Hills on Sunday afternoon about 1906.Later went to a property at Dirnaseer on Cootamundra Temora Road.

Sue
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Re: Naming people in photo - HELP please.
« Reply #2 on: Monday 09 January 17 06:57 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Sue.  That's definitely a start!!    :)

We have tried with the names but so far have very few to play with  so far.  I am going to rename one of the attachments - it gives the wrong idea.   ;)

We think the area is actually Dudorman or something sounding like that  - that is a known memory.  It is the family of my friend's husband, and they remember the area - just not the spelling.  ;)

This is what we've guessed thus far.
Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriess,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: Naming people in photo - HELP please.
« Reply #3 on: Monday 09 January 17 06:59 GMT (UK) »
Just a suggestion.  Maybe the photo board can help? 

Make it like a negative where the writing is white and paper dark or some such, not an expert, possibly there is something they can do to improve.  Post a link to this thread on the photo section, there are many with genius. Nothing ventured.

I think the brackets explain the relationship to who ever wrote it. 

It's making my eyes hurt, even though squinting helps. :(

Cas
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Gibbons, Mordecai/Mort, Squire, Thomas, David/Davies, Joseph, Bowen, Lewis, Rees, Williams, Jones, Llewellyn, Morgan - Glam
Gibbons, Timbrell, Beale, Ludlow - Glos/Wilts
Davies, Roderick - Myddfai Carms
Lloyd, Jones - Denbigh/Salop
Shoemac, Squire, Keirle, Small - Somerset
Berry, Baggot, Lee, Clayton - Lancs
Baggot, Hurley, Keaveny, Shiel, Flynn - Ireland
Bray - Cornwall

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Re: Naming people in photo - HELP please.
« Reply #4 on: Monday 09 January 17 07:14 GMT (UK) »
I have added our first attempt to previous post. 

I have been playing with this image all afternoon trying to make it clearer - with very little success.

Here is the first i.e. back row - inverted.

Don't think it helps much but . . . . You never know.

Don't ruin your eyes - if it can't be done, it can't be done - at least we've worked out which side of the family it belongs to.    John Hicks as seen in the second line - about the middle.
Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriess,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: Naming people in photo - HELP please.
« Reply #5 on: Monday 09 January 17 07:28 GMT (UK) »
Back row.  Possibly...Enoch, Mary Chancley? (My mother and father)?

Will add more here if can

I think the mine manager name is Thomas ? And he is father not mother to the best friend.  It sounds to me like a woman's writing.

Botched the surname Chanc(ley) as it is part of the (my....

Cas
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Gibbons, Mordecai/Mort, Squire, Thomas, David/Davies, Joseph, Bowen, Lewis, Rees, Williams, Jones, Llewellyn, Morgan - Glam
Gibbons, Timbrell, Beale, Ludlow - Glos/Wilts
Davies, Roderick - Myddfai Carms
Lloyd, Jones - Denbigh/Salop
Shoemac, Squire, Keirle, Small - Somerset
Berry, Baggot, Lee, Clayton - Lancs
Baggot, Hurley, Keaveny, Shiel, Flynn - Ireland
Bray - Cornwall

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Re: Naming people in photo - HELP please.
« Reply #6 on: Monday 09 January 17 08:11 GMT (UK) »
Perhaps the person you are helping knows some of the names from family history.
However, I am stabbing away at it and am probably completely off track.
We all seem to see bits differently.  ::)


Back Row
Roy  ?*** (R****ís boy) ?***  Henry  ?**** (my motherís elder brother)

Second line
Thomas Henry Williams (my ?***ís father)     John Williams (my Johnís father)

Third line
husband) Samuel Williams (brother of Thomas Henry)
Fourth line
This child died in a fall  from **** on Cootamundra Road.

Sue
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Re: Naming people in photo - HELP please.
« Reply #7 on: Monday 09 January 17 08:27 GMT (UK) »
Going well Sue!

I think you are right about Thomas Henry Williams?

The one name she expects will appear is Hicks, and we think we can see Hicks    ;)

Thanks for your help thus far ladies!    :D

Think you are right about a woman writing.   
Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriess,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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« Reply #8 on: Monday 09 January 17 08:47 GMT (UK) »
Fifth line
?** manager and father of ?*** my dear friend at the age of??
Sue

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