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deciphering a surname
« on: Friday 13 March 09 21:48 GMT (UK) »
I'm trying to read the surname of the wife in this marriage certificate. I'm particularly confused by the first letter as it seems to be different in Sarah's name and her father's name (or is that just the image?). I thought initially hers began with an F but that doesn't fit with the F in Fairfax. Any help would be really gratefully received.

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Re: deciphering a surname
« Reply #1 on: Friday 13 March 09 21:53 GMT (UK) »
It looks like Stafford to me.
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Re: deciphering a surname
« Reply #2 on: Friday 13 March 09 21:55 GMT (UK) »
Yes he's Robert Fairfax Stafford but I'm unsure about Sarah and her father's surname.


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Re: deciphering a surname
« Reply #3 on: Friday 13 March 09 21:58 GMT (UK) »
Can you make it a tad smaller so that both appear on-screen at the same time?

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Re: deciphering a surname
« Reply #4 on: Friday 13 March 09 21:58 GMT (UK) »
Hello, the www.freebmd index indicates it should be Sarah FURSMAN and that they married in Shoreditch dist in June Qtr 1849.   Is that the time frame???  Pat
ARCHIBALD/ARCHBALD: Tweedmouth, NBL; CHARLTON: Ponteland, NBL;
ERRINGTON: West Denton, NBL; 
FAIRLESS: Longbenton, NBL;
HARDING: Hollinside, Co. Durham;
KING: Newcastle-on-Tyne & Berwickshire;
LOCKEY: Ryton, Whickham, Co. Durham & YKS; NICHOLSON: Ponteland, Newburn, NBL; PAXTON: Norham, NBL;
PAULIN: Berwickshire; REAY, Ponteland, NBL;
SCOTT: Norham, NBL; SELBY: Tweedmouth, NBL;
SLIGH: Berwickshire; SPOOR: Whickham & Ryton;
WIDDRINGTON: NBL

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« Reply #5 on: Friday 13 March 09 22:16 GMT (UK) »
Hope this makes it easier to see!

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« Reply #6 on: Friday 13 March 09 23:15 GMT (UK) »
Whatever the surname is, It's the same for father & bride...

Fursman is I'd say well within the realms of possibility!
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