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Offline Davedrave

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Place name in parish register?
« on: Sunday 30 December 18 12:00 GMT (UK) »
I wonder whether anyone might be able to decipher the name of the place in this parish register entry. Iím afraid that the image looks a bit fuzzy.

Dave :)

(Parish register of Ratby in Record Office for Leics., Leicester and Rutland)

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Re: Place name in parish register?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 30 December 18 12:03 GMT (UK) »
Looks like Graby to me (Gra- at the end of the line and -by at the start of the next line)
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Re: Place name in parish register?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 30 December 18 12:12 GMT (UK) »
Thank you JenB, that makes sense because what is now Groby used to be in Ratby parish (used to be spelled ďGroobyĒ and is now always pronounced locally as if it still is). I didnít expect the word to be split like that. I need to get more attuned to these quirks.

Dave :)