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Title: Mystery Signatures
Post by: SkySteve on Wednesday 12 June 19 21:46 BST (UK)
Hi
I've been delighted with the response from fellow genealogists on here so I thought I'd try my luck with some more signatures.
Each signatory was an Assistant Resident in Aden at the time. Each one is identified by date.
The last one (12th April 1879) I'd guess says Merewether although Major W.L.Merewether was Resident  from 1863-7 so is it possible for him to step down to assistant?
Thanks again
Steve
Title: Re: Mystery Signatures
Post by: Mckha489 on Wednesday 12 June 19 22:08 BST (UK)
First one is S B Miles

Title: Re: Mystery Signatures
Post by: SkySteve on Wednesday 12 June 19 22:40 BST (UK)
Thanks Mckha489, much appreciated.
Title: Re: Mystery Signatures
Post by: Karen McDonald on Thursday 13 June 19 07:17 BST (UK)
Could the 2nd one be Col. W.F. Prideaux?

Best regards,
Karen
Title: Re: Mystery Signatures
Post by: SkySteve on Thursday 13 June 19 09:23 BST (UK)
Thanks Karen, that looks right.
Title: Re: Mystery Signatures
Post by: Mckha489 on Thursday 13 June 19 09:52 BST (UK)
I think, because of this

Homeward Mail from India, China and the East 05 May 1879

That the last one must be W.P.Kennedy.  I suppose it is sort of the right shape?

Title: Re: Mystery Signatures
Post by: Mckha489 on Thursday 13 June 19 09:57 BST (UK)
W P Kennedy was actually there in 1876 too but had been granted 60 days leave when that 1876 document was signed. Blowed if I can see who was appointed to act in his place.

It sort of looks like Colquhoun, or perhaps Cunningham but neither really seem right.

There was a chap Goodfellow around, but thatís not it either,  ::)
Title: Re: Mystery Signatures
Post by: SkySteve on Thursday 13 June 19 10:12 BST (UK)
Thanks  for your help and interest Mckha.
I have correspondence involving W.P.Kennedy, also Capt Hunter and General Francis Loch.
In the records you're consulting is there any reference to Inspector Jeremiah Sullivan?
As an aside there is also a reference to a Mr Lawrence in case he appears anywhere.
Title: Re: Mystery Signatures
Post by: Mckha489 on Thursday 13 June 19 11:12 BST (UK)
Iím just looking in the newspapers.

07 April 1873 - Homeward Mail from India, China and the East - LondoN