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First Initial Help
« on: Tuesday 12 February 19 12:16 GMT (UK) »
Looking the first letter of name on the top line. Surname is Donaghy. Thank you
Scollay - Shetland (Sjovald line)
Odie - Shetland
Bannon - Belfast
Donaghy - Belfast/Derry
Rooney - Belfast
McManus- Belfast

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Re: First Initial Help
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 12 February 19 12:40 GMT (UK) »
Could you post all of the certificate please for comparison ?

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Re: First Initial Help
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 12 February 19 13:15 GMT (UK) »
Please see full certificate
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Rooney - Belfast
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Re: First Initial Help
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 12 February 19 21:01 GMT (UK) »
I'm thinking along the lines of it being an 'F'.

Have you tried to locate Mary and family in the 1911 census?
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
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Re: First Initial Help
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 12 February 19 21:45 GMT (UK) »
She had four sons, Louis, John, James & Gerard

I'm thinking along the lines of it being an 'F'.

Have you tried to locate Mary and family in the 1911 census?
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Odie - Shetland
Bannon - Belfast
Donaghy - Belfast/Derry
Rooney - Belfast
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Re: First Initial Help
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 12 February 19 21:55 GMT (UK) »
Well it can't be John or James judging by the J in July, so you are left with Louis or Gerard.  I wouldn't have thought there was enough markings there for a G so that would leave Louis.

Is it important to know which son it was?
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: First Initial Help
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 12 February 19 22:56 GMT (UK) »
No, it was just out of interest

Well it can't be John or James judging by the J in July, so you are left with Louis or Gerard.  I wouldn't have thought there was enough markings there for a G so that would leave Louis.

Is it important to know which son it was?
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Re: First Initial Help
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 12 February 19 23:02 GMT (UK) »
Just to point out that the signature is by the person giving the information - the son (a Scottish Certificate)*. The rest of the form is filled in by the registrar/clerk.

It could be J or F on first sight.

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Re: First Initial Help
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 12 February 19 23:23 GMT (UK) »
Does look quite like 'J' i.e. if John &/or James married you can possibly compare their signatures on their marriages?

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