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Offline MarshallDescendant

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Help with deciphering handwriting
« on: Monday 05 March 18 16:43 GMT (UK) »
Hi, I am trying to figure out the middle name of the Groom's father on this marriage certificate.  "William ____ Parton"? By comparing to the other letters on the document I feel like it might be Stother or Stather??  I believe Arthur Parton was illegitimate and so I'm wondering if perhaps this middle name given for the father might in fact be the real last name. And maybe Parton was just added on to save face? Would love to solve this mystery.  Thanks.
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Re: Help with deciphering handwriting
« Reply #1 on: Monday 05 March 18 16:50 GMT (UK) »
Could it be Arthur?
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Re: Help with deciphering handwriting
« Reply #2 on: Monday 05 March 18 16:52 GMT (UK) »
I would agree with Arthur.
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Re: Help with deciphering handwriting
« Reply #3 on: Monday 05 March 18 17:06 GMT (UK) »
Hmmm maybe.  I updated the scan with a better resolution.  When I look closely at the original, whoever wrote it makes the capital A in Arthur (Groom) differently.  The middle name looks like it starts with the same kind of St as the place name Stottseden.
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Re: Help with deciphering handwriting
« Reply #4 on: Monday 05 March 18 17:13 GMT (UK) »
So we can compare Arthur's
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Re: Help with deciphering handwriting
« Reply #5 on: Monday 05 March 18 17:17 GMT (UK) »
He is possibly invented as so many 'father' on marriages of illegitimate children were.  ???
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Re: Help with deciphering handwriting
« Reply #6 on: Monday 05 March 18 17:27 GMT (UK) »
Do you think it's the same William that signs as a witness?
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Re: Help with deciphering handwriting
« Reply #7 on: Monday 05 March 18 18:06 GMT (UK) »
Arthur Parton.
There's an 1846 birth showing in the 1851 Stottesdon census, and he staying with his grandmother Mary, and his mother Elizabeth.

I cannot find a William Parton, Farmer, in any of the census's.

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Re: Help with deciphering handwriting
« Reply #8 on: Monday 05 March 18 18:08 GMT (UK) »
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