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Normally corrections are numbered consecutively through the register book. In this case it might be that the one numbered 8 was noticed at the time of the ceremony and changed on the spot, but the surname error (23 & 24, one each for the groom and his father) wasn't noticed till some time later, perhaps at the time of writing up the quarterly return.

Correcting a register entry after the event is a bit more complicated (that's all I know - someone else might be able to give details), but as this one relates to the surname it was probably thought important to get it done.

The Common Room / Re: Dispensation passed the Great Seal
« on: Yesterday at 13:40 »
It was common, but technically against the rules, hence the need for a dispensation. See this brief summary:

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Nephew?
« on: Yesterday at 13:28 »
That would seem logical, though terms like 'nephew' were sometimes used fairly loosely and might not always refer to the son of a brother or sister.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Nephew?
« on: Yesterday at 11:45 »
Since he was a clergyman (per your last comment), have you tried the Clergy Database -

You'll need to search or browse the names section to find his entry. This mentions that David Walter Morgan studied at Cambridge, and later Oxford, and that he appears in Alumni volumes for both (Venn = Cambridge; Foster = Oxford). Printed copies of these can be found at the Internet Archive, and one or both is at Ancestry. The Cambridge data is also on its own website:

These entries typically name a person's father and where they were born. Also bear in mind that Oxford and Cambridge colleges usually have their own archives, where you can occasionally pick up a bit more information.

I haven't done the equivalent searches for the testator John, but it would be worth doing.

I agree with josey - the first letter is most similar to the writer's 'H', which seems to give Hily - wherever that might be.

The nearest examples of a capital 'I' that I found were:
3 pages back - an Isabella (schedule 143)
2 pages forward - Ireland (schedule 191)

In both cases the 'I' is of the style with a loop at the top, rather than a simple straight line as it would be if this was Italy.

The Common Room / Re: Robert Curwen ARIBA Architect
« on: Monday 14 June 21 17:08 BST (UK)  »

My best interpretation was Alich, though I couldn't see another clear 'c' to compare the fourth letter with. It might be similar to the one in executour (same line) but I'd prefer a better example.

And the other word, in context, can't really be anything but Whome. The first supervisor named at the bottom looks like Edward Whithed, and the 'W' there is the same. (As JenB has pointed out while I was typing)

Europe / Re: german travelling musicians
« on: Monday 14 June 21 11:42 BST (UK)  »
I can't help you directly, but travelling musicians in Grantham reminds me of an earlier thread. If you enter "musicians Grantham" (without quotes) in the forum's search box you should be able to find it.

In particular there was a thread in 2007 on a George Filing -

The person who asked the original question was active here 2-3 months ago, but note that one of the contributors to the thread has since died.

The Common Room / Re: Address help please
« on: Tuesday 08 June 21 17:14 BST (UK)  »
One problem with a terrace is that sometimes its name appeared on the row of houses on a kind of plaque, but its full address included the name of the street it was on. The street will appear on a map, but any terraces on it may well not be named.

In this case, given that it's not in the parish where the child was baptised so might not be 100% accurate, I wonder if it's a mishearing of Colvestone and therefore connected with Colvestone Crescent, which runs off Ridley Road.

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