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1889 diary p23 two words
« on: Tuesday 30 January 18 19:39 GMT (UK) »
Having spent months transcribing a 15,000 word 1889 diary I am left with some words that I've little idea about.
Here I have this text 'They are just as bad in the Rectory, we had been discussing the habits of public & private school boys in the matter of xxxx xxxx fellows who had cake & I simply asked Miss Leach what used to happen...'
Any help much appreciated.

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Re: 1889 diary p23 two words
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 30 January 18 19:44 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

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Could it be rowdy loud?

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Re: 1889 diary p23 two words
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 30 January 18 19:47 GMT (UK) »
Might he have missed the word 'of' out and it be 'crowd of loud' fellows?
West Yorks; ---- Illingworth, Marshall, Muffit/Muffett/Murfitt, Barber, Sanderson, Townend, Barraclough, Lister -- and lots more. Locations mainly in Birstall parish - Hartshead-- Drighlington --Adwalton --Mirfield - Heckmondwike --Kippax - Sherburn in Elmet.

Ireland ------Cleary, Whelan - Nenagh.
Dowling - Monasterevin
Daly - Westmeath

Lancashire ---- Smith from Alston , Johnson and Fairclough---- Tarleton and loads more from Tarleton and Accrington areas.

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Re: 1889 diary p23 two words
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 30 January 18 19:48 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Welcome to RootsChat  :)

Could it be rowdy loud?

JJ

I'd agree with that!  - Think there is definitely a 'descender' at the end of 'rowdy'.


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Re: 1889 diary p23 two words
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 30 January 18 19:57 GMT (UK) »
Could the descender be an 's'?
West Yorks; ---- Illingworth, Marshall, Muffit/Muffett/Murfitt, Barber, Sanderson, Townend, Barraclough, Lister -- and lots more. Locations mainly in Birstall parish - Hartshead-- Drighlington --Adwalton --Mirfield - Heckmondwike --Kippax - Sherburn in Elmet.

Ireland ------Cleary, Whelan - Nenagh.
Dowling - Monasterevin
Daly - Westmeath

Lancashire ---- Smith from Alston , Johnson and Fairclough---- Tarleton and loads more from Tarleton and Accrington areas.

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Re: 1889 diary p23 two words
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 30 January 18 20:00 GMT (UK) »
Might he have missed the word 'of' out and it be 'crowd of loud' fellows?

This makes more sense than rowdy loud. There is definitely a c in front of the rowd...

Gadget

Added - Pennine's crowds of loud  sounds even better  :)
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Re: 1889 diary p23 two words
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 30 January 18 20:06 GMT (UK) »
The other 'r' has a definite curl at the top.

The writer definitely doesn't approve of them though  ;D
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Re: 1889 diary p23 two words
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 30 January 18 20:07 GMT (UK) »
What does Miss Leach say after he asks her the question please? Does that give any clues?
West Yorks; ---- Illingworth, Marshall, Muffit/Muffett/Murfitt, Barber, Sanderson, Townend, Barraclough, Lister -- and lots more. Locations mainly in Birstall parish - Hartshead-- Drighlington --Adwalton --Mirfield - Heckmondwike --Kippax - Sherburn in Elmet.

Ireland ------Cleary, Whelan - Nenagh.
Dowling - Monasterevin
Daly - Westmeath

Lancashire ---- Smith from Alston , Johnson and Fairclough---- Tarleton and loads more from Tarleton and Accrington areas.

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Re: 1889 diary p23 two words
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 30 January 18 20:14 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for all the welcomes, ideas, comments and observations. I am so shy about posting here and very grateful.
I think the sentence ends with '...when she had cake when they both exploded & retired to corners of the room.' attached.
I note the initial 'r's of 'retired' and 'room' are distinctive.