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Confusing Surname Notes in FreeREG Record!
« on: Sunday 21 August 16 15:55 BST (UK) »
Hi,

This is the record of one of my ancestors (William George) but I am confused on why the surname of the father is different from the register's note. It says George George, but the note says George Simpson. Any ideas?

Here is the link - http://www.freereg.org.uk/search_records/551091a0e93790f8ad6a7ebd?search_id=57b9bf6ff4040bf901fcbd49
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Kemble
Mees
Stephens
Shears
Lawrence
Lyons
Donovan
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Re: Confusing Surname Notes in FreeREG Record!
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 21 August 16 15:59 BST (UK) »
Your link goes straight to the search page, I don't think you can link records from freereg  :-\
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Re: Confusing Surname Notes in FreeREG Record!
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 21 August 16 16:11 BST (UK) »
It seems to work for me when I click on it from here. However, here is a transcription:

William son of George & Anne baptised 6 Jul 1806 at St Michael, Ciliau Aeron, Cardiganshire.  Father's patronymic noted as George Simpson
Hill
Kemble
Mees
Stephens
Shears
Lawrence
Lyons
Donovan
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Re: Confusing Surname Notes in FreeREG Record!
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 21 August 16 22:37 BST (UK) »
His father was George Simpson, his mother Anne.
It may be that in this part of Wales in 1806 he was christened using the Welsh patronymic system,
that is William ap. (Son of) George, and free reg is trying to explain this.

I have seen suggestions that in some parts of rural Wales incumbents used patronymics until quite late.

Familysearch is no use, they have it as patronymic, but list all Welsh baptisms as patronymic until 1810.

Sorry I cannot explain it better :) :)

Mike

Edited to remove the sentence re the daughter, there are other children born to George and Anne in the same chapel, it would be worth looking on free reg for these