Author Topic: Samuel Edwards marriage - can anyone decipher where Elizabeth comes from?  (Read 159 times)

Offline Willow 4873

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Hiya All

Can anyone decipher where Elizabeth Bazell is from? the marriage took place at St Alkmonds, Shrewsbury on 18.8.1694

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Re: Samuel Edwards marriage - can anyone decipher where Elizabeth comes from?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 01 June 18 14:33 BST (UK) »
I think it is either Aercall or Hercall, probably High Ercall.

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Re: Samuel Edwards marriage - can anyone decipher where Elizabeth comes from?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 01 June 18 14:38 BST (UK) »
yes I think you may be right  ;D

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Re: Samuel Edwards marriage - can anyone decipher where Elizabeth comes from?
« Reply #3 on: Friday 01 June 18 14:47 BST (UK) »
Looks like Stefall to me.
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Re: Samuel Edwards marriage - can anyone decipher where Elizabeth comes from?
« Reply #4 on: Friday 01 June 18 15:04 BST (UK) »
Looks like Stefall to me.

That's what it looks like to me too but I can't find anyplace similar

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Re: Samuel Edwards marriage - can anyone decipher where Elizabeth comes from?
« Reply #5 on: Friday 01 June 18 15:34 BST (UK) »
Looks like Stefall to me.

I'm not at all familiar with Shropshire, but based on the handwriting alone, I don't think it starts with 'St' or even just 'S'. There's a capital 'S' in Samuel at the start of this entry, and the parish of Staunton two lines lower down, and neither of these looks the same.

I think the first letter is 'A' - it's a form that's quite often seen. There's a capital 'H' on the next line - again, very different.

The middle letter is a bit tricky - depending on the writer and the amount of ink on the pen, 't', 'c' and occasionally 'r' look much the same. In this case, 't' (and 'f') look higher in other places, and 'r' is very different. Comparing with the surname Hinstocke on the next line, I'm pretty sure it's a 'c'.

That leaves the second letter: I originally thought 'e', but it could be a faint and/or slightly misformed 'r'. See 'were' on the line above - the 'e' and 'r' are very similar.

Overall, my guess would be Arcall, which seems similar to Emeltom's suggestion, and could feasibly be an old spelling.
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