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Help! Can anyone decipher the father of the bride's name?
« on: Wednesday 02 January 19 21:11 GMT (UK) »


This is my great great grandparents marriage certificate.

I am at a roadblock with my research for the father of the bride's side of the family because I can't decipher his name.  I can tell the last name is Johnston. I have found other records where the daughter (bride) states that she is of Danish decent.  It is known in my family that this line is also of Icelandic decent.

I can't tell what his name is. Astmery Astney Adney Admey...I just don't know.  Most of the names I've come up with don't even seem to be names.
I do believe that the first letter starts with an A and ends with a y.

Maybe is is a shortened form of a name?  Any help or brainstorming would be much appreciated! :)

Thank you in advance,

Michelle

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Re: Help! Can anyone decipher the father of the bride's name?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 02 January 19 21:35 GMT (UK) »
Could in be Antony and Jennie?
Lloyd, Paddock, Cooper, Morris, Darby, Rigby, Platt, Armstrong. All based in West Midlands

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Re: Help! Can anyone decipher the father of the bride's name?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 02 January 19 21:36 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat!

The name could be Aubrey although the u is not written clearly.


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Re: Help! Can anyone decipher the father of the bride's name?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 02 January 19 21:49 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat!    :)

Difficult one isn't it.  Could be either of those suggested.   :-\ :-\   (The overwriting certainly makes things difficult doesn't it.   :-\)
 

Wiggy 
Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriess,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: Help! Can anyone decipher the father of the bride's name?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 02 January 19 21:50 GMT (UK) »
Hi ....

A family tree on Ancestry has his name as Asbury. In 1921 Lena states parents born in Denmark.


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Liscoe -all
Green/Simpson/Underwood-Beds
Walker/Foulkes/Fookes/Fooks/Hedges/Lamborne-Bucks.
Stanton/Pattrick/Cooper/Fitzjohn/Holland/Spalding-London
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 Casbolt-London/Cambridge
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Re: Help! Can anyone decipher the father of the bride's name?
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 02 January 19 22:04 GMT (UK) »
Hello and welcome  :)

There is this christening:

Name Sigurdur (Male)
Christening Date 25 Nov 1887
Christening Place FIRST LUTHERAN, WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, MANITOBA
Birth Date 01 Nov 1887
Father's Name Audunn Jonsson
Mother's Name Sigridur Johanna Erlendsdottir
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Wondered whether this could be a possible sibling to Lena?

Monica
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Re: Help! Can anyone decipher the father of the bride's name?
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 02 January 19 22:15 GMT (UK) »
A maybe for 1901 in Winnepeg:

Augli Johnson Wife 48 - Iceland
Albert Johnson Son 15 - Mb
Walter Johnson  Son 10 - Mb
Lena Johnson Daughter 9 - Mb
Hannah Johnson Daughter 7 - Mb
Baldur Johnson Son 5 - USA
Freda Johnson Daughter 2 - Mb
www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHK9-8CH

When was your gg grandmother Lena born?

Monica

Added: Can't be this entry! Lena showed as age 20 when she married.
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Re: Help! Can anyone decipher the father of the bride's name?
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 02 January 19 22:27 GMT (UK) »
My great great grandmother Lena Winnifred Johnston was born in Manitoba and married John Ernest Halford.

Her name has been spelled differently on different records, sometimes she goes by Winnifred or Winifred, and other times it's Lena.

She has indicated on a couple census records that her parents are from Denmark.

I can't find anything on Jennie Johnston (death record), I've been trying to search Canada records since she could have stayed in Manitoba, or gone to Vancouver like her daughter did, or anywhere really. Johnston is her married name of course, and I don't know her maiden name.
I've been trying to find travel records also for coming to Canada for Jennie and her husband...it's hard searching when you don't have the proper spelling of the name. Not to mention further records will likely be in another language.

I'm estimating that Jennie would have been born sometime between 1843 and 1869 - since Lena Winnifred was born (supposedly) around 1883...but I also have not been able to find Lena Winnifred's birth certificate for Manitoba...the closest thing I've found is off by 10 years...so unless she lied about her age when married, I haven't found her birth certificate.

The family tree mentioned above is likely my family tree, and I probably have his name written wrong. It was my best guess at the time.

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Re: Help! Can anyone decipher the father of the bride's name?
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 02 January 19 22:48 GMT (UK) »
I haven't been able to find the original census entry so far for this Family Search indexed entry from the 1891 census in Winnipeg:

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKZ-C52

Lena Johnson, daughter age 6 born c 1885 in Manitoba
Religion Lutheran
Province Manitoba
District Winnipeg
District Number 10
Sub-District Ward 4
Affiliate Film Number 30953_148099

Monica
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