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Thomas Avery Tedburn St Mary
« on: Saturday 18 November 17 21:05 GMT (UK) »
Hi guys

Just curious about something i've come across this evening in a parish baptismal record. The baptism was of one Samuel Avery on 31st July 1831 in Tedburn St Mary, to Thomas Avery & Mary Plymsell. However, where it says the surname it is written as 'Avery alias Crocker'.

Any idea what this might mean?

Keelan

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Re: Thomas Avery Tedburn St Mary
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 18 November 17 21:18 GMT (UK) »
It's very complicated!

This is the best explanation I have come across:
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/DEV/NamesPersonal/AliasesDiscriminant

And a list of some aliases in Devon:
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/DEV/NamesPersonal/Aliases
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: Thomas Avery Tedburn St Mary
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 18 November 17 22:26 GMT (UK) »
It's very odd as it is only on one of his children's baptismal records as Avery alias Crocker.  ???