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Offline janfurness

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This may amuse you
« on: Monday 14 July 14 10:49 BST (UK) »
The subject of strange transcriptions and Ancestry hints have often been aired- but together?
Checking the 1841 census transcript for my 3x g grandmother Mary Ann Garrett found her living with children George and Mary and another month old infant -Kat Maund.
I checked the original- "Kat Maund" actually read "Not named".
I duly appended a correction.
Looking again at the entry, a couple of months later I noticed the following hint:
"These records may also be relevant to Kat Maund:
 Not Yet Named
1911 England Census
"

60 years old and still waiting for a name!  ;D
Cooper- Berks, Herts, Wrexham,Birmingham
Garrett- London, Berks
Morton-Berkshire
Harvey- Essex
Hambling, Royal,Dale,Jackson, Tann, Boatwright Edridge/Etheridge/Uttridge -all Norfolk
Osborne-Norfolk and Northumberland/Durham

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Re: This may amuse you
« Reply #1 on: Monday 14 July 14 11:22 BST (UK) »
What a shame :( hope she got a name eventually :)
GOATER, LAN, ALL
BOURKE, MAYO/ LAN
LONERGAN, TIP
McGREAL, MAYO
FLAHERTY, GALWAY/ ALL
HOUGH, LAN/ ALL

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Re: This may amuse you
« Reply #2 on: Monday 14 July 14 12:00 BST (UK) »
Poor baby!  The transcriber has got her age wrong too - she was 1 week rather than 1 month old.

What was her name, when she got one?

Ancestry hints can be quite useful -  as long as large pinches of salt are applied judiciously :o
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)


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« Reply #3 on: Monday 14 July 14 12:07 BST (UK) »
Ah I see she was Matilda Jane, born 31 May 1841, baptised 20 June 1841 to Francis & Mary Ann.

So she was indeed exactly a week old when the 1841 census was taken on 6 June 1841.
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: This may amuse you
« Reply #4 on: Monday 14 July 14 20:12 BST (UK) »
I do sometimes wonder at the intellect of the people who give their time to transcribe these records (I understand many of them are volunteers). I often find a strange sounding name or placename that, when I look at the original image, is quite clearly written and perfectly legible (spelling mistakes aside) and I think to myself 'why on earth would anyone think it said that?'.

I have spent many years in admin, however, transcribing documents scribbled out in some of the most appalling handwriting imaginable, so maybe I'm being unfair to those who haven't.
Smith (Kettering/Northants); Hill; Mackness; Chapman
Giddings; Pridmore; Salsbury.