Author Topic: Is there something written under this smudge?  (Read 268 times)

Offline dillybert

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Is there something written under this smudge?
« on: Monday 03 December 18 16:15 GMT (UK) »
Not sure where to put this, but I'll start with the handwriting/smudge first!

This is from nonconformist records for Wolverhampton (Darlington Street chapel) relating to the Smith family of Coven in Staffordshire.
They were Methodists, and the Smith family gave land and money for the Methodist Chapel in Coven. They were farmer> locksmiths>engineers over the years so quite wealthy.

I have three generations of these John Smiths fairly well documented and various family baptised at Darlington Street, but I can't fit this John/Joanna/Mary baptism in yet.

Am curious if there is something written under the smudge. Would that be a middle name or something else?

Further down the same page is what appears to be the same record, this time under the surname Farmer with parents John Smith and Johanna in the same box- is this a transcription error with each box shifted one column?

Don't want to confuse with too much detail,  one of the John Smiths of Coven (Farmer) died in Mar 1836, so it is possible that if it had anything to do with this John, that he was deceased at the time of this baptism.

Would appreciate your thoughts.
SMITH - Brewood/Coven, Staffs; FORSTER, Staffs; BIGGS - Lidlington, Beds; WILLCOCKS, Devon/South London; ALLEN - IOW/SouthLondon

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Re: Is there something written under this smudge?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 03 December 18 16:19 GMT (UK) »
i think its a smudgy "Smith" surname
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Re: Is there something written under this smudge?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 03 December 18 16:22 GMT (UK) »
I also see Smith which has a strike out line through it - probably because it was written in the wrong column.

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Re: Is there something written under this smudge?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 04 December 18 09:53 GMT (UK) »
Agree with the above plus it looks like a 'smudge' through the damp ink or with a dampened finger to make the incorrect entry more obvious than the single strike through?