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Surname of mother???
« on: Tuesday 21 March 17 15:05 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone please decipher the maiden name of my 4xg grandmother please?

Joan
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Bell - Berkshire
Forrest - Ellon Aberdeenshire, Govan Glasgow
Hendry - Aberdeenshire
Jerrett - Devon, Lancashire
McMillan - Belfast Ireland, Govan Glasgow
MacMillan - Vancouver Canada
Thornley - Warwickshire
Wernham - Chieveley Berkshire

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Re: Surname of mother???
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 21 March 17 15:20 GMT (UK) »
Very difficult to decipher Joan.

Am I correct in assuming it is from Scotlands People? If so, you can email them and ask them to re-scan it for you. It may take a couple of days but hopefully it will be clearer.

I have had to do this a number of times and it worked.

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Re: Surname of mother???
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 21 March 17 15:23 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks for that suggestion Dorrie.   I'll give it a try.

Joan
Adams - Berkshire
Bell - Berkshire
Forrest - Ellon Aberdeenshire, Govan Glasgow
Hendry - Aberdeenshire
Jerrett - Devon, Lancashire
McMillan - Belfast Ireland, Govan Glasgow
MacMillan - Vancouver Canada
Thornley - Warwickshire
Wernham - Chieveley Berkshire


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Re: Surname of mother???
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 22 March 17 09:44 GMT (UK) »
Under the father's name is his occupation, 'Farm Labourer'.  Under mother's name seems to say' 'House Servant'.  Hope I'm looking at the right bit.

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Re: Surname of mother???
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 22 March 17 09:59 GMT (UK) »
You are looking at the right bit but it says 'M S XXXXX' where M S stands for Maiden Surname. I agree that a request for a clearer scan is the best way forward.

In full it says
Jane McMillan
M S XXXXX
deceased
Seeking: baptism Philip Murray Feb ish 1814 said to be nr Chatham Kent.
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Nova Scotia [Halifax, Pictou]: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON

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Re: Surname of mother???
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 22 March 17 09:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi Thornwood

Thanks for your reply.   

Yes you are looking at the right bit, but I thought it was giving his mother's maiden name - as is usually the case.   Looked like 'Hannah' to me, but I didn't want to influence anyone else's thoughts.

I have asked Scotlands People for help, as Dorrie suggested.

Many thanks,

Joan
Adams - Berkshire
Bell - Berkshire
Forrest - Ellon Aberdeenshire, Govan Glasgow
Hendry - Aberdeenshire
Jerrett - Devon, Lancashire
McMillan - Belfast Ireland, Govan Glasgow
MacMillan - Vancouver Canada
Thornley - Warwickshire
Wernham - Chieveley Berkshire

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Re: Surname of mother???
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 22 March 17 10:03 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that josey.

Your reply came in just as I was posting mine!

I have asked Scotlands People for help.

Joan
Adams - Berkshire
Bell - Berkshire
Forrest - Ellon Aberdeenshire, Govan Glasgow
Hendry - Aberdeenshire
Jerrett - Devon, Lancashire
McMillan - Belfast Ireland, Govan Glasgow
MacMillan - Vancouver Canada
Thornley - Warwickshire
Wernham - Chieveley Berkshire

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Re: Surname of mother???
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 06 April 17 12:41 BST (UK) »
Just to let you know that I have now received a rescanned copy of the Death Certificate from Scotlands People.   The mother's maiden surname is definitely 'Hannah'.

Thanks everyone, especially Dorrie for suggesting I ask for a rescan.

Joan
Adams - Berkshire
Bell - Berkshire
Forrest - Ellon Aberdeenshire, Govan Glasgow
Hendry - Aberdeenshire
Jerrett - Devon, Lancashire
McMillan - Belfast Ireland, Govan Glasgow
MacMillan - Vancouver Canada
Thornley - Warwickshire
Wernham - Chieveley Berkshire

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Re: Surname of mother???
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 06 April 17 13:10 BST (UK) »
Thanks for letting us know.

Hope having the name can let you progress  ;)
Seeking: baptism Philip Murray Feb ish 1814 said to be nr Chatham Kent.
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Nova Scotia [Halifax, Pictou]: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON