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Offline warsoptaylor

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hard to read writing
« on: Wednesday 27 April 16 17:59 BST (UK) »
part i can read i think says son of john

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Re: hard to read writing
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 27 April 16 18:02 BST (UK) »
It looks like Henrie

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Re: hard to read writing
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 27 April 16 21:33 BST (UK) »
2nd Line is

was bap. ye same daie

Which Parish Register is this from?

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Re: hard to read writing
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 27 April 16 21:36 BST (UK) »
Would help to see more of the page - often helps to workout how the writer forms his/her letters.

Henrie the sonne of John ?? of Crofton? was bap the same daie (the y in ye should be transliterated as th - its a thorn not a Y).

Surnames and placenames have no context so are always harder. Crofton, or whatever will be a hamlet or farm or somesuch in the parish this PR extract is from. Surnames are often repeated as more kids arrive - I find I gradually get more and more idea of the lettering as I work through something like a PR, after a while it is almost like reading my handwriting - but easier!
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Re: hard to read writing
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 27 April 16 22:26 BST (UK) »
Hello -

I believe the surname may be Flinders.

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