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Re: wow lovely unusual names
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday 20 November 18 14:22 GMT (UK) »
Maiden Stone, at the time there was Martin's Bank, although it had lost its apostrophe in 1928, closing in 1969, after all 700 branches became... Barclays.

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« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 20 November 18 14:38 GMT (UK) »
Maiden Stone, at the time there was Martin's Bank, although it had lost its apostrophe in 1928, closing in 1969, after all 700 branches became... Barclays.

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Martin('s) was the bank my dad & his family used. GF would have banked there in 1928. I was taken to open an account when I was still at school. The bank manager said I had to use my first and middle names so I wouldn't be confused with others in the extended family. Recently I found out that I share my first name with an older cousin who lived in the town until her marriage. She has always used her middle name.

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« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 20 November 18 14:39 GMT (UK) »
Blair Atholl(sic) is a village in Scotland near Killiecrankie.

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Perhaps parents honeymooned there.

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« Reply #21 on: Tuesday 20 November 18 14:50 GMT (UK) »

Roger
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Perhaps parents honeymooned there.
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Nice thought  -  the original Becks family maybe... but doubtful  two pennies to rub together would have helped.


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Re: wow lovely unusual names
« Reply #22 on: Thursday 22 November 18 16:11 GMT (UK) »
I have several generations of DOSITHEUS TWIGGs  in my distant ancestry.
Broom(e) - Staffs/Shropshire/ Durham
Burnett - Northumberland & Scottish Borders
Dickson - Scottish Borders/ Northumberland
Henry - Londonderry/ Durham
Morrell - Shropshire
Neale - Norfolk/Northumberland
Powell - Shropshire
Robson - Northumberland/Durham
Stott - Northumberland/Durham
Taylor- Holy Island/Bedlington
Vass- Inverness/ Newcastle/ Durham
Vickers- Cumberland/ Durham

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« Reply #23 on: Friday 30 November 18 18:13 GMT (UK) »


I was so chuffed when I found a Lavinia in my tree.  I also have a Lois and a Loanda which I'm also rather fond of; such a change from Mary and Elsie. 

A few days ago day I found a Delcie, with BMD and census I have 6 different versions of her name  ::) I'm sticking with 1939 register and calling her Dulcie.

 
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« Reply #24 on: Friday 30 November 18 21:33 GMT (UK) »
I have a Gertrude Georgeanna Wallaker as my ancestor. Handy, as her married name was Taylor.

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« Reply #25 on: Friday 30 November 18 21:55 GMT (UK) »
Many years ago I worked with a woman named Iris.  Her many sisters all had flower names - Lily, Rose, Violet etc.

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« Reply #26 on: Friday 30 November 18 23:24 GMT (UK) »

I've recently read the Will of a preacher - Henry Asser, dated 1615, I thought the names of his children were unusual but lovely.

His sons Lordsneare , Experience , Befaithful and Timothy Asser
His youngest children Godheard  and Christian Asser
And a daughter Hope Asser.

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