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who did Richard Smithers marry 25 April 1758?
« on: Tuesday 20 December 11 14:35 GMT (UK) »
Can you help me with the surname of Richard Smithers' wife Jane (Ancestry). They married (Banns 16th April etc) marriage 25th April St Mary Whitechapel. With the banns the marriage and her "signature" - her mark - it is written fairly clearly 3 times and equally unlikely each time. It looks like Harislidge. That's not a name!
If you think that is actually what it says, can you think of what it might have actually been? Can you find any more of them? Can you find any other clue to who she was, where and when born and to whom?
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Re: who did Richard Smithers marry 25 April 1758?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 20 December 11 14:47 GMT (UK) »
It definitely ends in ISLIGE but it's a matter of conjecture what the first 3 letters are

Could the first 2 be Mc

For anybody else looking - it's under Smither - not Smithers
 
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Re: who did Richard Smithers marry 25 April 1758?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 20 December 11 14:59 GMT (UK) »
Marriage entries definitely look like Harislige.

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Re: who did Richard Smithers marry 25 April 1758?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 20 December 11 15:36 GMT (UK) »





To compare with the signature Carole posted, here's the one from their marriage :

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Re: who did Richard Smithers marry 25 April 1758?
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 20 December 11 16:15 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for you efforts - so far - what do you think it might really be? and where can I go from here?
Bill, Shropshire
Cox, Nottingham, Maidenhead, West London
Donne, Carmarthen London & Kent
Holloway Medway, Kent
Hepple, Northumberland
Hurrian, North Kent, SE London
Lutman, Sussex
Newcomb, Corby, Lincs, Southwark, Clerkenwell
Orange Normandy East London
Proudlock, Northumberland
Shipley, Northumberland
Staples, City of London, Holborn
Sweeting, Suffolk, London, Surrey
Wilson, Marylebone, Fulham, London

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Re: who did Richard Smithers marry 25 April 1758?
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 21 December 11 05:28 GMT (UK) »
The laast six letters areclear  "islige".

The question is what preceedes this?

Is it possible to post another scan of same doc showing, if it's there, some writing with the same capital letter for starters?

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Re: who did Richard Smithers marry 25 April 1758?
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 21 December 11 05:31 GMT (UK) »
Sorry... I clicked on that last post before I read what Pels had said :-[ :-[

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Re: who did Richard Smithers marry 25 April 1758?
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 21 December 11 09:25 GMT (UK) »
So we all agree that it looks like Harislidge. But this is where I came in: it can't be a name -or can it? I can't find anything similar in Family Search, Ancestry etc. If she is the only Harislidge who ever existed, who was her father (or mother) Still scratching my head
Jacqueline
Bill, Shropshire
Cox, Nottingham, Maidenhead, West London
Donne, Carmarthen London & Kent
Holloway Medway, Kent
Hepple, Northumberland
Hurrian, North Kent, SE London
Lutman, Sussex
Newcomb, Corby, Lincs, Southwark, Clerkenwell
Orange Normandy East London
Proudlock, Northumberland
Shipley, Northumberland
Staples, City of London, Holborn
Sweeting, Suffolk, London, Surrey
Wilson, Marylebone, Fulham, London

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Re: who did Richard Smithers marry 25 April 1758?
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 21 December 11 09:27 GMT (UK) »
Ooops! That should have read Harislige. The rest of my last posting still stands, however.
Jacqueline
Bill, Shropshire
Cox, Nottingham, Maidenhead, West London
Donne, Carmarthen London & Kent
Holloway Medway, Kent
Hepple, Northumberland
Hurrian, North Kent, SE London
Lutman, Sussex
Newcomb, Corby, Lincs, Southwark, Clerkenwell
Orange Normandy East London
Proudlock, Northumberland
Shipley, Northumberland
Staples, City of London, Holborn
Sweeting, Suffolk, London, Surrey
Wilson, Marylebone, Fulham, London