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Re: 1889 diary p23 two words
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 30 January 18 21:53 GMT (UK) »
Hi & welcome!

This one is bugging me.  :)

It definitely looks like a "y" at the end of the first word, but the first letter has a bit too much of a flourish to be an "r"... Hmmm... ::)

There is a Scottish cheese made from sour milk which is called crowdy/crowdie. I don't suppose there is any chance that this word was used for attitude/behaviour..?!

As for the second word... When you compare it to the letters in "used" (...Miss Leach what used...) then it could, squinting and with a dollop of imagination, almost be coarse... 

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Re: 1889 diary p23 two words
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 30 January 18 22:12 GMT (UK) »
There is a Scottish cheese made from sour milk which is called crowdy/crowdie. I don't suppose there is any chance that this word was used for attitude/behaviour..?!

Hi and thanks Karen McDonald. There is a modern definition of Crowdy here https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Crowdy

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Re: 1889 diary p23 two words
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 30 January 18 22:53 GMT (UK) »
Crowdy... a dish of meal, especially oatmeal and water, or sometimes milk, stirred together; gruel; brose; porridge.

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Re: 1889 diary p23 two words
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 30 January 18 23:39 GMT (UK) »
"Crowdy"   adj   Of of concerning a crowd. 2. somewhat crowded or thronged.

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List of Old English Words in the OED/CR

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Re: 1889 diary p23 two words
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 31 January 18 18:12 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for all the welcomes, thoughts and encouragement.
I have settled on 'crowdy loud' but will keep in mind the thought that the author has the habit of dropping the 'in' of 'ing' endings.
Thanks again.

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Re: 1889 diary p23 two words
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 31 January 18 18:24 GMT (UK) »
In view of the definition provided by Flattybasher9 (are there 8 other previous Flattybashers?), I think you are right with crowdy loud.

May I also say that;
1. If this diary belonged to an ancestor you are SO lucky to have it.
2. You have done really well to transcribe 15,000 words.

Well done!
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 #15 on: Wednesday 31 January 18 19:34 GMT (UK) »

May I also say that;
1. If this diary belonged to an ancestor you are SO lucky to have it.
2. You have done really well to transcribe 15,000 words.

Well done!

I agree entirely!   :)
McDonald MacDonald M'Donald McGregor MacGregor M'Gregor Twilley Wells Fentiman Carrington Rowe Needham Mitchell Mackie Collingwood Fuller Maides Shilton Hagon Budd

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Re: 1889 diary p23 two words
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 31 January 18 19:48 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Pennines.
I was researching the life and work of an architect as a biographical subject when I unexpectedly found a forgotten 7 3/8" x 4 1/4" notebook in a box of papers still in the subject's family. It's a diary of June to December 1889 written with up to 800 words per page.
It is both a delight and challenge.
The biography is having to wait while I complete the transcription and references. I am planning more posts here in the hope I can finish the transcription.
I plan to publish the diary in a county record series.
Thanks again.

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Re: 1889 diary p23 two words
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 31 January 18 20:01 GMT (UK) »
That's great Deskman, a great project which will keep you out of mischief for a whle!

I know you said you had been shy to initially post on this site and yes -- it is daunting when you are deciding shall I or shall I not --- I was apprehensive at first also. However I hope your fears have now been allayed.
 
Most members have the 'Family History' obsession and we enjoy poking our noses into queries in the hope we can help.

Good Luck with your task.
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.