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Offline rancegal

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Another PR puzzle
« on: Monday 17 May 10 22:04 BST (UK) »
After the prompt help I had with my last request, can you lovely people help with this one. The child is illegitimate; 'supposed father J Curtis', followed by a note 'a bastard', but can anyone read what it says above that? Thanks.
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Re: Another PR puzzle
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 18 May 10 00:36 BST (UK) »

The words look like a name - M Boyd?

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Re: Another PR puzzle
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 18 May 10 01:57 BST (UK) »
I think it says something like 'was bapt'.  Certainly the last word looks like Bapt. and these records often end that way.  Do the others on the page?

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Re: Another PR puzzle
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 18 May 10 10:09 BST (UK) »
The other entries on the page just say 'X son/daughter of Y and wife Z'. It does look as if it might be a name, but it's certainly not the vicar; his name was Simon Cowper.
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Re: Another PR puzzle
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 18 May 10 15:09 BST (UK) »
Could it be m Boyd, maybe meaning that the person married a person with the surname Boyd at a later date?
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Re: Another PR puzzle
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 18 May 10 16:44 BST (UK) »
I'm not sure if I can see a W there - making Wm Boyd? Or maybe Mr Boyd?  There seem to be too many lines for just an M but I can't quite make it out.

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Re: Another PR puzzle
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 18 May 10 20:26 BST (UK) »

    Thank you all for your help. It's part of my FreeReg transcription. I usually like to include any comment in the 'Notes' but I think 'a bastard' is all they're going to get. Luckily the names are legible.
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Re: Another PR puzzle
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 18 May 10 20:54 BST (UK) »
As a transcriber I would agree - better to omit than mislead.

It doesn't look as if it's going to affect the basic data anyway.

Christine