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Offline Sherwood

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Help decypher Census handwriting - COMPLETED
« on: Wednesday 30 May 07 12:22 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Here's an extract where the enumerator seemed determined to abbreviate every name. First, third and last appear to be Charles, William and James.  It's the second one I'm unsure about.  Ancestry transcription suggests Jno.  Maybe it's John, but why would that be abbreviated to Jno?

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Sherwood.


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Re: Help decypher Census handwriting
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 30 May 07 12:24 BST (UK) »
Jno is the standard abbreviation for John - honest!

It certainly looks like that.

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« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 30 May 07 12:28 BST (UK) »
Yes, Jno is John.

Here is a link which helps to explain.http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~wewain/Glossary.htm

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Offline Sherwood

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Re: Help decypher Census handwriting
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 30 May 07 12:33 BST (UK) »
Thank you Little Nell and JenB.

That glossary is useful as well; I've added it to my favourites.

Cheers,

Sherwood.
CRESSWELL/CRESWELL (Nottingham), MARTIN (Nottingham), ARGENT (Derby), DEXTER (Derby), BAINES (Uppingham), NUTT (Uppingham), LENAGHAN/LENAGAN/LANEHEN, etc (Ireland and Stamford), WINTERS (Nottingham), SLANEY (Nottingham), BULL (Yorkshire), MITCHELL (Yorkshire)

Any Census image extracts and information in transcriptions are Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk