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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Something Standley
« on: Friday 12 November 21 21:42 GMT (UK)  »
I think it is written Henery, with a very florid y at the end.

Thanks very much. I can see the 'Hener' bit now - can't make the rest into a 'y' I must admit, but you're probably right. I'll check Hen[e]ry Standleys in that line to see if it makes sense.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Something Standley
« on: Friday 12 November 21 20:28 GMT (UK)  »
I wonder if anyone can help me with the forename of this witness signature to a wedding in Birmingham in 1832 between Samuel Parsons and Amelia Standley? The surname is Standley, but I'm blowed if I can make out the first name. My only guess would be Thomas, but it could just as easily be Harriet. It's one of those where I've reached a dead end, so any additional names would be helpful. Thanks.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: ? Latin Birth Registration
« on: Thursday 29 July 21 09:04 BST (UK)  »
Ouch! I've seen one which got indexed as 'John Bustard', but was written as 'John, Bastard'.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: ? Latin Birth Registration
« on: Wednesday 28 July 21 22:31 BST (UK)  »
I guess it just feels a bit odd to my 21st Century head!

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: ? Latin Birth Registration
« on: Wednesday 28 July 21 21:54 BST (UK)  »
Thank you very much. So I guess the last bit is just a way of saying 'illegitimate'? I wonder how normal it was for the recorder to be passing moral judgement like that?

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / ? Latin Birth Registration
« on: Wednesday 28 July 21 21:08 BST (UK)  »
I'd be really grateful if someone would be kind enough to help me decipher a birth entry for Anna daughter of Anna Landsdown please. It's the 2nd of October one. Am I right in thinking this is Latin - I'd have thought it was a bit late for that - maybe an old-fashioned cleric? Plus, I think the entry extends to 2 lines, but after 'Landsdown' I can't make head nor tail of it. Thanks.

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The Lighter Side / Re: Transportation
« on: Monday 26 July 21 19:25 BST (UK)  »
Oh yes, I'm sure the cause was poverty - grinding, relentless poverty the like of which we rarely see in this country nowadays, thank goodness. You only have to look at the probate records to see that they had nothing whatsoever.

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The Lighter Side / Re: Transportation
« on: Monday 26 July 21 17:49 BST (UK)  »
Thanks to everyone who replied. There's some great information there, and it's really helped me understand transportation, which is something I was pretty ignorant about up to now. I've subsequently found a second sibling who was sent to Tasmania, this time for 15 years. I think the family had issues!

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The Lighter Side / Re: Transportation
« on: Sunday 25 July 21 19:23 BST (UK)  »
I know - it's called 'karma'  :)

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