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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Deciphering place name
« on: Thursday 08 April 21 11:18 BST (UK)  »
A little clearer on the BT's - Gt Gomersall.
That was quick  :)  Thank you. Didn't think to check the BTs.

I read the first letters as Gly and the m as a double n, although I thought the ending was ll. 

Thank you for the help.  Problem solved.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Deciphering place name
« on: Thursday 08 April 21 11:04 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone please help with the attached.

The extract is from Birstall Parish Register and reads,

"Joshua son of Dan Walker of Glynn[----]"   Birstall is adjacent to Leeds.  The writing is not very clear and despite checking the adjacent and nearby parish names I can't come up with anything that would fit. 

The full page is here: 

https://ln.sync.com/dl/7b434a870/dzme2hvk-azzkahjq-rve6ekjv-zbnzkds5

All help appreciated.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Help with Girl's name
« on: Tuesday 15 December 20 11:10 GMT (UK)  »
JenB and Gadget. I now believe the Scribe wrote a spelling variation of Lydia. In the 17th Century the English spelling of Lydia was pretty well defined, as Lydia.

That sounds very likely. 

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Help with Girl's name
« on: Tuesday 15 December 20 08:35 GMT (UK)  »
Cornelius, where is this image from?  I'd like to see much more of the writing.

If it's not on Ancestry or FamilySearch (as it doesn't seem to be), please post a few larger samples from nearby in the register.

It's actually from the Parish Register at Grendon (Grindon) which is near Tamworth.  FWIW George reputedly had 18 children by two wives, the second of whom (possibly Sarah) was apparently younger than some of his children were at the time he married her.

The full image is here: 
https://www.ancestry.co.uk/imageviewer/collections/2416/images/4291971_00240?treeid=&personid=&rc=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=SRa30&_phstart=successSource&pId=3613276

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Help with Girl's name
« on: Monday 14 December 20 18:16 GMT (UK)  »
Didn't expect so many replies so quickly, so many thanks.  One variant I did think of was Lian, although the middle letter does look like a d which kills that one. 

The date is 1690.  I did try a search for lists of 17C girls names but these tend towards US preferences.  At that time though there may be little difference in which were the most popular. 

I tend to favour Lisan as the most plausible, but it's not a name I've ever seen before.  Lisanne is pretty rare, at least to me.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Help with Girl's name
« on: Monday 14 December 20 17:06 GMT (UK)  »
Has anyone any idea of the name at the beginning of this extract?

It looks like "- - oan Jee daughter of George Jee of Whittington...."  but I've checked lists of 17th C girls names but not found anything that looks like it.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Probate Doc
« on: Monday 07 December 20 14:38 GMT (UK)  »
Yes -  Legacies.
Thank you Jen.  Yes it would be Legacies as further on he refers to the farm left to him by his Uncle.  They were certainly not short of a bob or two  :)

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Probate Doc
« on: Monday 07 December 20 14:37 GMT (UK)  »
Legacies ?
Brilliant.  I thought it started with S and there was a g in there, but couldn't combine the two. 

Thank you.  With all the help I've had on here I think I'm getting better at reading old writing but there's still some that I get hung up on.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Probate Doc
« on: Monday 07 December 20 14:33 GMT (UK)  »
Can someone please help with the attached?

"Testamentary Expenses and ? to be paid by my....."  It is probably standard legal wording but it's not one that I have seen before.

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