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Please help decipher
« on: Monday 02 March 09 10:43 GMT (UK) »
Can some kind roots chat person decipher the name on the attached, it appears on my grandmothers brothers baptism certificate from 1875 and lists her mothers maiden name (my great grandmother) which I can't read. To me it could be Dorring/Downing/Dunning all suggestions appreciated.

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Re: Please help decipher
« Reply #1 on: Monday 02 March 09 10:52 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Your attachment has gone missing but never mind.

One trick for confirming the lady's maiden name would be to look for the husband's marriage entry in the Freebmd index.  If you can find that click on the view page link and you should see a list of up to eight names one of which ought to be the bride.

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Aberdeenshire - Chalmers, Crocker, Dalrymple, Kelman
Fife - Co?per, Dun, Jackson
NE England - Harland, Hasted, Heaviside, Longridge, Thompson
SE England - Drawbridge, Hall, Hayward, Howard, Newell, Seward, Slade, Smith

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Re: Please help decipher
« Reply #2 on: Monday 02 March 09 12:56 GMT (UK) »
Sorry about the missing attachment...tried  a couple of times but got a message "attachment previously sent"? it maybe refering to the fact I attached it to a question I sent on beginners forum (how the hell it can know is mind blowing). Anyway if you can all be patient; I posted said name on beginners forum under Atwell.

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Re: Please help decipher
« Reply #3 on: Monday 02 March 09 13:06 GMT (UK) »
If you want to post it again just change the filename.

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Re: Please help decipher
« Reply #4 on: Monday 02 March 09 13:15 GMT (UK) »
It could be Donning

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Re: Please help decipher
« Reply #5 on: Monday 02 March 09 16:57 GMT (UK) »
It looks like Donning to me. (I have copied it from the earlier strand.)
Aberdeenshire - Chalmers, Crocker, Dalrymple, Kelman
Fife - Co?per, Dun, Jackson
NE England - Harland, Hasted, Heaviside, Longridge, Thompson
SE England - Drawbridge, Hall, Hayward, Howard, Newell, Seward, Slade, Smith

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Re: Please help decipher
« Reply #6 on: Monday 02 March 09 20:49 GMT (UK) »
Looking at the way the double 'n's are written in the name 'Kennedy' above, I would also go with 'Donning'.

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Re: Please help decipher
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 03 March 09 12:31 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for all the help I will look into the marriage certificate for Thomas Kennedy and Louisa.

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Re: Please help decipher
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 03 March 09 16:44 GMT (UK) »
Hi

I tried to find the marriage on Freebmd and failed - they may be missing from the Freebmd index, they may have been married under different names - my g Grandparents married as Peter and Mary but eventually settled down to be James and Dorothy - or they may have just happily lived together without troubling the marriage registrar. 

I can see from your other thread that they had more than the one child so there are other birth certificates that should show the mother's maiden name but it will cost 7 per go to get these.

All the best

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Aberdeenshire - Chalmers, Crocker, Dalrymple, Kelman
Fife - Co?per, Dun, Jackson
NE England - Harland, Hasted, Heaviside, Longridge, Thompson
SE England - Drawbridge, Hall, Hayward, Howard, Newell, Seward, Slade, Smith