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Offline Andrew Tarr

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Coincidental mis-indexing
« on: Thursday 15 December 16 17:45 GMT (UK) »
My wife has just come across a 1919 marriage where each partner's surname has been mistyped in the GRO index.  Mr Seyburn apparently married Ms Blakenay, while Ms Blakeney married Mr Leyburn.  It seems rather unusual for that to happen in a typed, not handwritten, index - though I presume those were compiled from handwritten index cards?
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Offline Billyblue

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Re: Coincidental mis-indexing
« Reply #1 on: Friday 16 December 16 13:07 GMT (UK) »
In some old handwriting capitals L and S look very similar.

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Re: Coincidental mis-indexing
« Reply #2 on: Friday 16 December 16 13:37 GMT (UK) »
What's more interesting is that on the index on one  site, I have Lucy E Blakeney probably marrying Richard Y Seyburn but  then Leyburn is listed under spouse's last name.

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