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Title: What is this forename?
Post by: teragram31510 on Tuesday 16 November 21 17:36 GMT (UK)
Hello,
I'd like to know what Charles' niece is called, Mrs. ????? Young. She is referred to three times in this clip but I can't for the life of me see/guess/work out what her first name is. I'm sure some clever folk here will be able to help. Many thanks in advance.
Title: Re: What is this forename?
Post by: Old Bristolian on Tuesday 16 November 21 17:40 GMT (UK)
The link doesn't work. Can you upload an image of the document?
Title: Re: What is this forename?
Post by: PaulineJ on Tuesday 16 November 21 17:43 GMT (UK)
I read it as Arctus.

Might be his name rather than her name
Title: Re: What is this forename?
Post by: Kay99 on Tuesday 16 November 21 17:46 GMT (UK)
Aretus??

Kay
Title: Re: What is this forename?
Post by: JenB on Tuesday 16 November 21 17:46 GMT (UK)
I think it's Aretas.
Title: Re: What is this forename?
Post by: Old Mother Reilly on Tuesday 16 November 21 18:05 GMT (UK)
I suggest the name is that of her husband: the older members of my family still refer to me as "Mrs Kevin ............... " when addressing letter, etc, rather than use my own forename.  As the lady is being referred to title first, I think the Will writer was using that additional degree of formality.
Title: Re: What is this forename?
Post by: arthurk on Tuesday 16 November 21 19:17 GMT (UK)
Another vote for Aretas.
Title: Re: What is this forename?
Post by: Bookbox on Tuesday 16 November 21 19:19 GMT (UK)
Another vote for Aretas.

And another.
Title: Re: What is this forename?
Post by: teragram31510 on Tuesday 16 November 21 20:09 GMT (UK)
Thank you all for replying so speedily - and sorry Old Bristolian that you couldn't download the clip, whereas others could. Something I did wrong?

I couldn't see anything but the letters Ar?tas - but didn't think to see if kind Mr Google knew the name. The will is dated 1844 and she is a widow but how she fits as the niece of my ancestor is another mystery.
Thank you again.
Title: Re: What is this forename?
Post by: Old Bristolian on Tuesday 16 November 21 21:01 GMT (UK)
Not a problem as others can obviously see it OK. All I get is a long page of gobbledegook

Steve
Title: Re: What is this forename?
Post by: Annette7 on Wednesday 17 November 21 02:13 GMT (UK)
Obviously I don't know name of person that died in 1844, nor in what part of the country - however, an Aretas Sutherland Young married an Emma Frances Bullen 3/12/1828 Ryde, Hampshire.   Trees on ancestry show he died 1836 Fort St. George, India so wife Emma would have indeed been a widow in 1844.

Could this be the lady you seek?

Annette
Title: Re: What is this forename?
Post by: Flattybasher9 on Wednesday 17 November 21 02:59 GMT (UK)
For Old Bristolian, first line, right hand end.

Regards

Malky
Title: Re: What is this forename?
Post by: Old Bristolian on Wednesday 17 November 21 08:36 GMT (UK)
Thanks Malky,

Yes, certainly Aretas,

Steve
Title: Re: What is this forename?
Post by: teragram31510 on Wednesday 17 November 21 09:52 GMT (UK)
Obviously I don't know name of person that died in 1844, nor in what part of the country - however, an Aretas Sutherland Young married an Emma Frances Bullen 3/12/1828 Ryde, Hampshire.   Trees on ancestry show he died 1836 Fort St. George, India so wife Emma would have indeed been a widow in 1844.

Could this be the lady you seek?

Annette

It is indeed, Annette, than you so much. I have a Bullen ancestor from Somerset and am trying to see how she fits with the testator if at all - possibly a great aunt. I know the testator's grandfather was a Somerset man.

I think I'd better start a new thread with that question

Thank you again.