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Offline Churchie

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Help with a name from Wiltshire
« on: Monday 01 January 18 21:13 GMT (UK) »
Hi, sharing from another forum:
Can anyone offer suggestions about a female christian name spelled Staffwhim in several records from Bremhill, Wiltshire.
Thoughts are that the vicar has spelled it phonetically, and maybe someone familiar with the accent can come up with an idea as to what the woman's name actually was.
It is definitely written that way, there is no question about it being a transcription error.

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Re: Help with a name from Wiltshire
« Reply #1 on: Monday 01 January 18 21:59 GMT (UK) »
That is an odd one.  I have just spoken the word out loud and was told "it doesn't sound like anything"  ;D so no help there sorry.  All I can hear like it is Bronwyn. 

Could it be a surname like a mothers maiden name that has been handed down as a Christian name perhaps?
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Re: Help with a name from Wiltshire
« Reply #2 on: Monday 01 January 18 22:00 GMT (UK) »
This name could be a surname used as a christian name - may even be a place name.
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Re: Help with a name from Wiltshire
« Reply #3 on: Monday 01 January 18 22:04 GMT (UK) »
I see the records - parents William & Ann - would be interesting to find their marriage to see what Ann's surname was.
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Re: Help with a name from Wiltshire
« Reply #4 on: Monday 01 January 18 22:08 GMT (UK) »
I see the records - parents William & Ann - would be interesting to find their marriage to see what Ann's surname was.

It looks as if it's Lewis  - m 1785.

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Re: Help with a name from Wiltshire
« Reply #5 on: Monday 01 January 18 22:18 GMT (UK) »
The 1795 one could be named for a Staffwhim Haddrell, widow, who was buried Bremhill 7 May 1783.
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Re: Help with a name from Wiltshire
« Reply #6 on: Monday 01 January 18 22:22 GMT (UK) »
That's correct, but again her name seems to have come out of thin air and gone back the same way.
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Close, Davies, Thomas, Isaac, Williams - Carmarthenshire, Glamorganshire, Monmouthshire.


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Re: Help with a name from Wiltshire
« Reply #7 on: Monday 01 January 18 22:25 GMT (UK) »
Yep - have been looking for a marriage to a Haddrell but nothing.  I wonder if it was a Stephanie Wyn ....

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Added - my husband's Wiltshire ancestors did have some 'strange' names around then!
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Re: Help with a name from Wiltshire
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 11:10 GMT (UK) »
Before reading Gadget's response, my first thought was Stephanie