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Offline Andrew RM Hayes

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Surname from mid 17th century register
« on: Saturday 03 June 17 14:20 BST (UK) »
Looking for a second opinion on the name of an ancestor's bride in the mid 17th century parish register of Hemington, Somerset(16th February 1655/6, Steven Cradock to Judith  A*****). The original is illegible under normal conditions, but I was able to take a picture using the uv lamp at the Somerset Archives - see attachment.
The entry was actually written by my 8x great grandfather, who was the parish register for Hemington and Hardington during the Commonwealth. 

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Re: Surname from mid 17th century register
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 03 June 17 14:53 BST (UK) »
Averie is possible.

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Re: Surname from mid 17th century register
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 03 June 17 15:13 BST (UK) »
Averie seems likely to me too. If it's possible to show a little more of the surrounding text, it might help with letter-comparison.

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Re: Surname from mid 17th century register
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 04 June 17 12:00 BST (UK) »
Thank you for your suggestions.
There were indeed Averies at nearby Frome and Mells, but I couldn't trace a Judith,
Unfortunately I could not seem to find the uv picture of the wider text.
But I have attached an ordinary photo of the 1655 marriages.
The entry in question is at the bottom - the least well preserved.
As I said, the rather scrappy handwriting is that of my 8x great grandfather, Thomas Grist, whose appointment as Parish Register heads the original page.
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Re: Surname from mid 17th century register
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 04 June 17 12:24 BST (UK) »
The r in mariages and the v in Novimber help to strengthen the case for our reading, in my opinion.

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Re: Surname from mid 17th century register
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 04 June 17 12:40 BST (UK) »
Yes, I agree. It might be written Avere, with just -e at the end rather than -ie. Thereís a very similar Ďopení e at the end of the in the line above, for example. But essentially itís the same name.

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Re: Surname from mid 17th century register
« Reply #6 on: Monday 05 June 17 16:11 BST (UK) »
Thank you for your responses.
My next step will be to do a general study of families with this name in the area, and hope I might get lucky. There is a connection between some of the Averies in Mells and Frome,  although that line originated in Congresbury/Yatton and were armigerous.
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