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Offline Osserick

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Help With Deciphering Writing
« on: Wednesday 04 March 09 19:27 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone help me decipher a couple of words on the attached extract from BT of Bolnhurst in Bedfordshire?

The words I cannot read are Catherine's surname and the number of the day of May.

...Thomas Sperry & Catherine ? were married ye ? day of May 1632...

Thanks in advance, Osserick.

OSBORN - Middlesex, Lincolnshire, Rutland
GRAHAM - Ross & Cromarty
SPARY - Surrey, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire
BOUTTELL - Middlesex, Suffolk
BARBER - Surrey, Bedfordshire
HINCKLEY - Glamorgan, Breconshire, Staffordshire
REES - Gloucestershire

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Re: Help With Deciphering Writing
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 04 March 09 19:36 GMT (UK) »
I think it says  "xxviiith" (28th) day of May  :)

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Re: Help With Deciphering Writing
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 04 March 09 19:41 GMT (UK) »
Thanks PrueM. 28th it is.  :)

I didn't think of roman numerals  :o
OSBORN - Middlesex, Lincolnshire, Rutland
GRAHAM - Ross & Cromarty
SPARY - Surrey, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire
BOUTTELL - Middlesex, Suffolk
BARBER - Surrey, Bedfordshire
HINCKLEY - Glamorgan, Breconshire, Staffordshire
REES - Gloucestershire


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Re: Help With Deciphering Writing
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 04 March 09 19:48 GMT (UK) »
Catherine Sumers/Summers, although the S is different to S perry
Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Beds:   Cople: Luke/Spencer
            Everton: Hale
            Henlow: Cooper/Watts/Sabey/Rook
            Potton:  Merrill
            Southill: Faulkner/Litchfield/Sabey/Rook
            Woburn/Husborne Crawley: Surkitt
Hunts:   Gt Gransden: Merrill/Chandler/Medlock
            Toseland: Surkitt/Hedge/Corn         
Cambs: Bourn: Bowd
            Eltisley: Medlock
            Graveley: Ford/Revell

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Re: Help With Deciphering Writing
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 04 March 09 20:38 GMT (UK) »
I was thinking Emnet, which is very different to Summers!
Edmonds/Edmunds - mainly Sussex
DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
Boniface - West Sussex

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Re: Help With Deciphering Writing
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 04 March 09 20:44 GMT (UK) »
I think it's most likely Sum[m]ers...the final 's' is the same as the one in 'Thomas', and the preceding 'er' matches the others in the clipping.

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Re: Help With Deciphering Writing
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 05 March 09 08:54 GMT (UK) »
Even though the S is different to that in Sperry, is could well be Sumers. I will check the rest of the BT for similar letters.

Does anyone know what the A is above the name Sumers?
OSBORN - Middlesex, Lincolnshire, Rutland
GRAHAM - Ross & Cromarty
SPARY - Surrey, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire
BOUTTELL - Middlesex, Suffolk
BARBER - Surrey, Bedfordshire
HINCKLEY - Glamorgan, Breconshire, Staffordshire
REES - Gloucestershire

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Re: Help With Deciphering Writing
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 05 March 09 11:23 GMT (UK) »
I cheated a bit, and checked the IGI which
has it as Summers. The IGI entry was taken
from the Beds Records Office transcript which
was made after cross checking the PR against
the BT. Perhaps the PR is more obviously Summers

David
Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Beds:   Cople: Luke/Spencer
            Everton: Hale
            Henlow: Cooper/Watts/Sabey/Rook
            Potton:  Merrill
            Southill: Faulkner/Litchfield/Sabey/Rook
            Woburn/Husborne Crawley: Surkitt
Hunts:   Gt Gransden: Merrill/Chandler/Medlock
            Toseland: Surkitt/Hedge/Corn         
Cambs: Bourn: Bowd
            Eltisley: Medlock
            Graveley: Ford/Revell

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Re: Help With Deciphering Writing
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 05 March 09 12:40 GMT (UK) »
Whilst I was at the Beds record office on Monday, I was informed that there wasn't a PR, and only the BT was available for viewing. So I was unable to make a cross reference.  ???
OSBORN - Middlesex, Lincolnshire, Rutland
GRAHAM - Ross & Cromarty
SPARY - Surrey, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire
BOUTTELL - Middlesex, Suffolk
BARBER - Surrey, Bedfordshire
HINCKLEY - Glamorgan, Breconshire, Staffordshire
REES - Gloucestershire