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Offline blackcountry man

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Alias surnames
« on: Saturday 16 June 18 09:24 BST (UK) »

Hi everyone.

I'm wondering what alias surnames other researchers have uncovered that are strange or weird, I've uncovered a few but they've had some connection to the original surname or profession of the person. I've just uncovered this gem which has enabled me to break down a brick wall. I found it by chance because it's just plain odd  ???

Richard Anybody (alias Howell) married Margareet Gaskine 1668 Rowley Regis, Staffordshire

I've found a couple of documents mentioning Richard's family including my direct ancestor Gilbert Howell but found very little on any other family using the surname Anybody ???

I thought it may have been a miss-transcribe but then I found this on the National Archives:

Short title: Ward v Birch.

Plaintiffs: Humble Ward and Henry Pynley.

Defendants: Thomas Birch, John Finch, William Haughton and Richard Anybody alias Powell.

Subject: property in Dudley etc, Staffordshire and Worcestershire.

Document type: bill and answer

Date:1652
Held by:   The National Archives, Kew

Vet odd  ;D

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