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Offline Hannah Reading

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I for Ireland?
« on: Monday 15 April 19 21:01 BST (UK) »
A relative is marked on the 1841 census as not born in the county. Archives have transcribed this as an I for Ireland.  Do you think this is correct?

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Re: I for Ireland?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 15 April 19 21:11 BST (UK) »
If you look at the heading to that column is says ‘Whether born in Scotland Ireland or Foreign parts’

So: I = Ireland.
      S= Scotland
      F= Foreign Parts

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Re: I for Ireland?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 15 April 19 21:13 BST (UK) »
Was going to ask......
What does it say at top of column?   ;D








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Re: I for Ireland?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 15 April 19 21:16 BST (UK) »
Sorry, it says exactly what Jen said.
I just wondered if they may have put other letters, meaning other counties in there as well. I didn't think it was a definite 'I'
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Re: I for Ireland?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 15 April 19 22:32 BST (UK) »
Looks like an I to me.

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Re: I for Ireland?
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 17 April 19 11:26 BST (UK) »
Thank you everyone

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Re: I for Ireland?
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 20 April 19 12:11 BST (UK) »
May  I please confirm those earlier posts .... that is definitely the capital letter 'I'.  That style of longhand was still being taught in New South Wales, Australia until the mid 1960s.  I am born 1947 and I continue to use that style. My siblings,  cousins, and my elderly rellies can easily read my hand,  but the younger set cannot.  They PRINT or have to rely on keyboards etc.

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Re: I for Ireland?
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