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Too many names for the vicar
« on: Saturday 02 February 19 09:28 GMT (UK) »
While looking at 1826 Westminster baptisms came across this entry

Napoleon James Russell Frederick Alexander son of James and Sarah Inch Ender Russell

Vicar has noted “in consequence of the father being so absurd as to give his child so many [names] the register could not be entered in the regular way.

There are two words at the end underlined with little + signs, can anyone see what they are (just out of interest)  Joshua Quinton???
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Re: Too many names for the vicar
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 02 February 19 09:36 GMT (UK) »
Love it!!

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Re: Too many names for the vicar
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 02 February 19 09:46 GMT (UK) »
::)  ;D
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Re: Too many names for the vicar
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 02 February 19 09:57 GMT (UK) »
Love it!!

Me too!!  ;D  ;D

Can't read the missing bit though.

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Re: Too many names for the vicar
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 02 February 19 11:08 GMT (UK) »
Could it be an abbreviation of "Christian" - xistian …. ?  ???

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Re: Too many names for the vicar
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 02 February 19 11:18 GMT (UK) »
I agree with Yorkslass that the upper (underlined) one may be Xstian, for Christian, and I think the + is to indicate that the word below clarifies or amends this. Could that be parents?

I'm actually a little bit confused as to some of the other names and initials. Is the surname Inch Ender Russell, or are some of these the mother's middle names?

The clergy are also a bit puzzling. From looking at the whole page at FindMyPast (it's St James, Westminster) and the Clergy Database, they appear to be Peter Felix and Gerrard Thomas Andrewes (initials GTH in this note), yet there's no record in the Clergy Database that either of them was appointed to St James.
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Re: Too many names for the vicar
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 02 February 19 23:05 GMT (UK) »
I like that  ;D
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Re: Too many names for the vicar
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 02 February 19 23:33 GMT (UK) »
I don't think that that is an X, but rather a +. Our last vicar in the village used to sign his name "Wiffle +". 

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Re: Too many names for the vicar
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 03 February 19 00:03 GMT (UK) »
I don’t know about the + but I think it might say Xstian names.
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