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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Need help please on the father's name
« on: Saturday 18 July 20 22:23 BST (UK)  »
Might it be to clear any confusion of his parents being Shephot and Rennie?

Colin

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Parents name help please
« on: Saturday 18 July 20 22:12 BST (UK)  »
How about Paulus? = Paul.
My Latin is non-existent, so just a suggestion to be shot down.

Colin

Added, there is another capital P on next record.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Deciphering Mary-Ann's maiden name
« on: Monday 13 July 20 21:10 BST (UK)  »
Another possibility is McAvetty.
He doesn't cross the 't's, see Phthisis in cause of death, and Stokes in the next record.

Colin

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: 1939 register entry - occupation?
« on: Wednesday 01 July 20 23:26 BST (UK)  »
I see it as slate fitter and builder.

Colin

If you look on the next line, it clearly says 'Domestic Duties'.
You can see very easily here that this writer doesn't cross his 't's as you would normally across the upstroke, but that that the 'cross bar' follows a little way ahead.
The same thing has happened on the first word of the occupation above, so the second letter is the uncrossed 't'. Making it 'store'.
That's why it's always helpful to have some more writing around the word or words that are causing a problem, so that you can see how that particular person formed their letters.

Yes, I agree. Also the way he forms the lowercase 'L' has a definite loop so definitely not slate, but that is what I first read it as. Sorry for the distraction.

Colin

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The Lighter Side / Re: Possible confusion for someone in the future!
« on: Wednesday 01 July 20 22:29 BST (UK)  »
I also transcribed for FreeBMD many moons ago, and it was the early handwritten records.
The BMD indexes are GRO search aids to finding a certificate, and if there is some doubt about anything then multiple entries will result, and will cover all possibilities.
As your entries have the same page number then there must have been something unclear about the registration district name in the quarterly return when compiling the alphabetical index.

Oh how I yearn for those pre-digital days to return  ::)
Colin

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: 1939 register entry - occupation?
« on: Wednesday 01 July 20 20:59 BST (UK)  »
I see it as slate fitter and builder.

Colin

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Who are her parents?
« on: Sunday 21 June 20 23:24 BST (UK)  »
Denis Agnew & Ann Dorie or Donie

Sponsors Thomas & Ann Agnew

It could be Ann Doris (Agnew).

Colin

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Occupation difficult to read
« on: Wednesday 17 June 20 20:51 BST (UK)  »
Hi, doesn't the margin note refer to may 26th ? It might be relevant to your query.

Colin

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Words concerning navy service in a will
« on: Wednesday 29 April 20 23:24 BST (UK)  »
There does seem to be a problem as Karen has pointed out, but I can only see it as 'Ord' Crew, and his name at that time was John Elliott.

Colin

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