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Re: Transcribing some interesting records, just wanted to share it
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday 02 October 18 21:25 BST (UK) »
Found one in Cawston, Norfolk.

William Austin age 38.
With a memorandum- He was a Sergeant in the Yeomanry Troop of Cavalry for this Hundred and was killed by an explosion of a block of wood, which he had filled with gunpowder for splitting.

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Re: Transcribing some interesting records, just wanted to share it
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 03 October 18 14:02 BST (UK) »
.... bit of a block head, then?
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Re: Transcribing some interesting records, just wanted to share it
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday 03 October 18 19:08 BST (UK) »
I wonder what's the most unusual entry you've identified.

I can't beat the exploding block of wood, I'm afraid. ;D

I've just discovered a great name though, on a record I transcribed today. John Barbaric. I've never seen that used as a surname before.
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Re: Transcribing some interesting records, just wanted to share it
« Reply #21 on: Wednesday 03 October 18 19:13 BST (UK) »
Did the wood split ok?   ;D
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Re: Transcribing some interesting records, just wanted to share it
« Reply #22 on: Thursday 04 October 18 12:33 BST (UK) »
Did the wood split ok?   ;D

 ;D ;D ;D

Transcribing is very rewarding, but it can get rather tedious at times, it's those little funny things that keep us going. 
I do a lot of reviewing these days and the sometimes imaginative spellings for names and places, especially if done by transcribers not familiar with the language can have some hilarious results.
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« Reply #23 on: Thursday 04 October 18 13:05 BST (UK) »
I bet it is very a interesting task but challenging sometimes...I wonder what the person who transcribed one of my Ancestor's occupation as a "Trunter's Assistant" thought she did for a living? She was actually a "Fruiterer's Assistant"  ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #24 on: Thursday 04 October 18 13:34 BST (UK) »
I do a lot of reviewing these days and the sometimes imaginative spellings for names and places, especially if done by transcribers not familiar with the language can have some hilarious results.

Not just the transcribers who make funny mistakes. Sometimes I've seen some strangely-spelled birthplaces on the censuses, where presumably the census enumerator hadn't heard of the place and had attempted to spell it phonetically.
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Re: Transcribing some interesting records, just wanted to share it
« Reply #25 on: Thursday 04 October 18 13:42 BST (UK) »

I do a lot of reviewing these days and the sometimes imaginative spellings for names and places, especially if done by transcribers not familiar with the language can have some hilarious results.

Not just the transcribers who make funny mistakes. Sometimes I've seen some strangely-spelled birthplaces on the censuses, where presumably the census enumerator hadn't heard of the place and had attempted to spell it phonetically.

 ;D ;D ;D

Mix in with that handwriting that looks as if it was done by a spider dipped in ink and let loose on the page. ;D ;D  Those hilarious moments do wonder for a transcriber or reviewers mood. ;D ;D
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« Reply #26 on: Thursday 04 October 18 20:34 BST (UK) »
Here's another gem from the Purleigh baptism register. Presumably it was common knowledge that Hannah had been a naughty lady?
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