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Offline Jean Price

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Bristol 1832 Marriage Record - Witness Name
« on: Sunday 17 December 17 04:42 GMT (UK) »
Hello All,
I have received the marriage record for Rees Thomas and Frances Walley, married at St Pauls in Bristol.
The conversation about this is here:
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=781917.msg6363489#msg6363489


I am unable to read the name of the first witness. The second witness is Ann Walley, who is a younger sister to Frances. I hope some one can decipher the first name.

Thank You
Jean

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Re: Bristol 1832 Marriage Record - Witness Name
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 17 December 17 05:12 GMT (UK) »
Looks to be David Roberts.

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Re: Bristol 1832 Marriage Record - Witness Name
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 17 December 17 10:40 GMT (UK) »
Hi Jean

Is there any chance of a bigger scan, please. It could be David or Dinah and having been involved on the other thread, it could  be another Dinah.


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Added - I've tried to zoom in and I think it is David but it's very blurry so the v could be an n and the last letter is incomplete  :-\
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Re: Bristol 1832 Marriage Record - Witness Name
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 19 December 17 03:51 GMT (UK) »
Thank you horselydown86,

That is the same answer that I have been given on the other thread.
I was so hoping that it would be Dinah.

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Jean
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Re: Bristol 1832 Marriage Record - Witness Name
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 19 December 17 04:13 GMT (UK) »
Sorry but I agree with HD and Gadget . . .  Can't see it being Dinah.

Seems it was more usual to have a male and female witness signing at marriages, so I suppose that is worth considering.

Wiggy.

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Re: Bristol 1832 Marriage Record - Witness Name
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 19 December 17 05:53 GMT (UK) »
David for me.
I can see the d as the last letter.

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Re: Bristol 1832 Marriage Record - Witness Name
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 19 December 17 06:32 GMT (UK) »
Hello All,

I would give you another copy of the signature, but for the third time I have received an error message saying that another file with the same name has been uploaded. I am running out of names and patience. Perhaps I will think of a fourth name for the file tomorrow.

In the meantime, it looks like the votes for David are winning.

Jean
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