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Brothers Surname?
« on: Sunday 01 March 15 16:12 GMT (UK) »
Has anyone come across Surnames in a will being written in lower case?
I welcome any thoughts of alternative names on this.
I believe the Surname was Hand but find it unusual that it would be written with a small h instead of a Capital.
First letter of Surname looks the same as the s in son and j in John so difficult to decipher.

Thanks in advance for looking
Partoon, Gordon, Cooper,Kendrick, Salt, Lane, Brandrick, Bayliss, Hughes,

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Re: Brothers Surname?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 01 March 15 16:22 GMT (UK) »
Is there another capital H to compare it to?

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England:  Archer, Bailey, Bates, Blower, Bosworth, Court, Hicklin, Orton, Palmer, Robbins, Sedgwick, Smith, Stevenson, Stone, Varnam, Wakelin, Walker
Canada:  Archer, Walker, Spencer, Shepherd
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Re: Brothers Surname?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 01 March 15 16:27 GMT (UK) »
Hi Sami

There isn't one no
Partoon, Gordon, Cooper,Kendrick, Salt, Lane, Brandrick, Bayliss, Hughes,

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Re: Brothers Surname?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 01 March 15 16:33 GMT (UK) »
My first thought when I looked at it was that it was a capital P.

But if you are relatively sure that the surname is Hand then perhaps that is the writer's way of doing a capital H.

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England:  Archer, Bailey, Bates, Blower, Bosworth, Court, Hicklin, Orton, Palmer, Robbins, Sedgwick, Smith, Stevenson, Stone, Varnam, Wakelin, Walker
Canada:  Archer, Walker, Spencer, Shepherd
Australia:  Taplin
South Africa:  Risley

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Re: Brothers Surname?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 01 March 15 16:37 GMT (UK) »
It is certainly different from his small "h" (as in hereby for example)
Edmonds/Edmunds - mainly Sussex
DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
Boniface - West Sussex

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Re: Brothers Surname?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 01 March 15 16:41 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

I read the Surname as Isant, take a look at the I  further down "I the said testraix"

This said it also looks like the J in John.

What date is the will?

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Re: Brothers Surname?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 01 March 15 16:42 GMT (UK) »
It is certainly a very standard capital H - here are some other examples:
http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/ceres/ehoc/alphabets/majuscules/H.html

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Re: Brothers Surname?
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 01 March 15 16:43 GMT (UK) »
Thanks sami
This is the only document i have with the Surname Hand so i have nothing to compare it with, was just wondering if anyone else could see something different. This is the will of Ann Cooper from 1803 so difficult to find original records
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Re: Brothers Surname?
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 01 March 15 16:46 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Alexander for those, they look reasurring
Partoon, Gordon, Cooper,Kendrick, Salt, Lane, Brandrick, Bayliss, Hughes,