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Paleography' Help
« on: Sunday 03 September 06 00:31 BST (UK) »
If there is any Paleography's out there i need your help with some Chancery Documents from form the late 1400s.

I am trying to find out the first name of a Mr Gewn's first name

here are several versions of it any ideas?  In the first example the surname translates as Geyn.  The fourth example almost looks like Exeter!

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Re: Paleography' Help
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 03 September 06 01:00 BST (UK) »

Not a paleographer, but might it be Seth?

Beth
Census Information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk


Lancashire and Cheshire: Harding, Turner, Gandy, Rigby, Bancroft, Moorcroft, Wright
Wiltshire: Webb, Hayter, Mussell, Curtice, Sheppard
Hampshire: Harper, Rawlings
Ireland: Revels, Qua, Alexander, Clegg
Bucks, Northants, Derby, Leicester and Cheshire: Spokes, Glover, Sturgess, Attewell, Whiting, Lester, Hall

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Re: Paleography' Help
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 03 September 06 04:33 BST (UK) »
Hi welshspencer  :)

Not sure, but the last two words look different from the first two words...any chance of some bigger (higher-resolution) scans of them all?

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Re: Paleography' Help
« Reply #3 on: Monday 04 September 06 11:24 BST (UK) »
Hi Thanks all, Have resized them as best i could

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Re: Paleography' Help
« Reply #4 on: Monday 04 September 06 11:26 BST (UK) »
and the next two

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Re: Paleography' Help
« Reply #5 on: Monday 04 September 06 12:21 BST (UK) »
Hi welshspencer  :)

Still a bit hard to read them, but I think the first letter might be a "C"...then an "a", then "r" or "t", then "e"....

Will keep working!

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Re: Paleography' Help
« Reply #6 on: Monday 04 September 06 12:28 BST (UK) »
last two letters possibly "er"

...still working (shoudl be in bed!  ;D )

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Re: Paleography' Help
« Reply #7 on: Monday 04 September 06 12:41 BST (UK) »
Hi Prue

Have tried to make one of them a little bigger

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Re: Paleography' Help
« Reply #8 on: Monday 04 September 06 12:59 BST (UK) »
Sorry a bit to big , and dont know how to delete it


Moderator comment:  I deleted it for you.  If possible, a higher resolution scan would be good rather than resizing the image - it tends to blur too much