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Help Identifying Location
« on: Thursday 22 November 18 01:06 GMT (UK) »
This is from 1758 "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records" and reads "David (struck through) Brown of (Need help here) & Abigail of Sudbury were married..." and I'm trying to figure out where David Brown came from. Looks kind of like "Portland"?

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Re: Help Identifying Location
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 22 November 18 01:37 GMT (UK) »
Yes, I read it as Portland.

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Re: Help Identifying Location
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 22 November 18 02:59 GMT (UK) »
Or could be Rutland?

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Re: Help Identifying Location
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 22 November 18 03:32 GMT (UK) »
My first thought was Rutland and closer examination hasn't changed that.

Two forms of r are used in the clip.  One is seen in Brown, Were and married.

The other can be seen most clearly in Sudbury.

Neither matches the supposed r of Portland.  This letter is clearly a u.

The tiny circle is something else, in my opinion - part of a flourish.

Can you find another R in the document & post a clip?  It would be good to see another example.

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Re: Help Identifying Location
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 22 November 18 09:57 GMT (UK) »
Rutland was my first reading too.   And my second! ;)

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Re: Help Identifying Location
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 22 November 18 10:16 GMT (UK) »
Looks like Rutland to me.
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Re: Help Identifying Location
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 22 November 18 10:22 GMT (UK) »
Rutland, MA is about 35 miles from Sudbury. Seems very feasible.
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Re: Help Identifying Location
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 22 November 18 10:26 GMT (UK) »
What's the name below that's partially cut off?  It looks similar to the first letter. 

I am going with Rutland as well, but would like to see more of the writing to confirm.

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Re: Help Identifying Location
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 22 November 18 10:55 GMT (UK) »
What's the name below that's partially cut off?  It looks similar to the first letter. 

I am going with Rutland as well, but would like to see more of the writing to confirm.

I would say Rice or Price.

I also vote for Rutland.


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