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The name of Hamlet's wife
« on: Sunday 19 November 17 23:41 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone tell me the name of the wife of Hamlet Broughill, the first burial in the attached image? Thank you.
Thorpe, Feak & Townsend (Norfolk) / Ormandy & Slater (Dalton-in-Furness) / Corner (Liverpool) / Wray (Lincolnshire) / Fidler, Bridge & Turner (Derbyshire)

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Re: The name of Hamlet's wife
« Reply #1 on: Monday 20 November 17 00:01 GMT (UK) »
At 1st sight I thought "Priscilla" but letter L in Hamlet and Broughhill have loops. Other examples of capital P on page are different, so it may not be P.
2nd word looks like Arifolo_ or Orifol_. Is the last letter d?
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Re: The name of Hamlet's wife
« Reply #2 on: Monday 20 November 17 00:07 GMT (UK) »
Is the first word a name? It looks as if it is the same for the first three entries and possibly the fifth?
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Re: The name of Hamlet's wife
« Reply #3 on: Monday 20 November 17 00:22 GMT (UK) »
Is the first word a name? It looks as if it is the same for the first three entries and possibly the fifth?
Aha! I was puzzled why she seemed to have 2 names. I only had a quick look before. You are correct IMO.  An entry further down has "Mary dau of...". 1st word of some entries, including Hamlet's wife, may be connected with the rule about being buried in wool. When & where was burial? Are all entries on page burials? They may have ben included with baptisms in early registers. 1st name of the lady in question may be 2nd word on line.
When I saw this query I was tempted to answer "Gertrude". Sorry for levity.
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Re: The name of Hamlet's wife
« Reply #4 on: Monday 20 November 17 00:45 GMT (UK) »
Apologies, I should've said - the first column of words are the localities within the parish - Sutton for the first three and then Eccleston!
Thorpe, Feak & Townsend (Norfolk) / Ormandy & Slater (Dalton-in-Furness) / Corner (Liverpool) / Wray (Lincolnshire) / Fidler, Bridge & Turner (Derbyshire)

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Re: The name of Hamlet's wife
« Reply #5 on: Monday 20 November 17 02:03 GMT (UK) »
First five letters are probably: O-r-f-i-l

However the third letter could possibly be an s.

Then probably an o.

The last letter is difficult.  It may be an e, similar to that on wife following.

So perhaps:  Orfiloe

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Re: The name of Hamlet's wife
« Reply #6 on: Monday 20 November 17 08:43 GMT (UK) »
Ashfield?

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Re: The name of Hamlet's wife
« Reply #7 on: Monday 20 November 17 09:18 GMT (UK) »
First five letters are probably: O-r-f-i-l

Very tempting to read it as a phonetic transcription of Ophelia...
BARTRAM - Nottingham, Derby, originally Beds (Stagsden)
PERFETT - St Pancras & Marylebone, Rugby, Nottingham
RADFORD - Nottinghamshire, also back & forth to Bury
RUDD - Durham, Margate, Bermondsey, Newcastle, Nottingham

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Re: The name of Hamlet's wife
« Reply #8 on: Monday 20 November 17 09:21 GMT (UK) »
It has been translated as Orsiloe on the Lancashire site, and it certainly could be worked out as that although I can't find any other examples of such a  name.