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Offline jtobred

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Help with occupation and forename
« on: Tuesday 20 November 18 13:31 GMT (UK) »
In the first photo I am keen to know what the occupation is listed above Ďwidowí.. in her earlier life she is listed as a fruit and fish dealer (odd combination) so it could be an abbreviation of this but Iím unable to make it out.


In the second picture, from a marriage cert, I am looking to find the name at the bottom, it looks like murdoch? Hannan.
Many thanks, JT

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Re: Help with occupation and forename
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 20 November 18 13:38 GMT (UK) »
Are you sure that's an occupation?

In the second snip, I'd say the name is Muredach Hannan

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Re: Help with occupation and forename
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 20 November 18 13:40 GMT (UK) »
Are you sure it's widow - looks a bit like weaver to me. Where is it from?
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Re: Help with occupation and forename
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 20 November 18 13:49 GMT (UK) »
Could the first one be Tin Smith's Widow?
Researching among others:
Bartle, Bilton, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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Re: Help with occupation and forename
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 20 November 18 13:54 GMT (UK) »
Yeah I think youíve got it arthurk! Donít know why it didnít occur to me already!
In regards to the name muredach, Iíve searched for a meaning of the name and havenít been able to find much, does anyone know what it could mean/where itís from?
Thank you all for your help!

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Re: Help with occupation and forename
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 21 November 18 00:08 GMT (UK) »
I thought it might be Irish?

Or else the writer didn't know how to spell Murdoch?

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Re: Help with occupation and forename
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 21 November 18 02:50 GMT (UK) »
Second image I would say Alexander Casey and Muredach Hannan , I can't see  the end of 2nd Surname

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Re: Help with occupation and forename
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 21 November 18 05:44 GMT (UK) »
I see the surname as Hamner?

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Re: Help with occupation and forename
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 21 November 18 07:16 GMT (UK) »
If you Google Muredach, it comes up quite often as an Irish first name (with that exact spelling).

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