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1901 Leftovers: Difficult to interpret ... what to do ??
« on: Tuesday 16 August 05 20:01 BST (UK) »
Can someone tell me what to put if I can't read a name, a birthplace or (in this case) an occupation? I transcribe for FreeBMD and I have currently used underscores where some letters can't be read (there is a huge black cross right through the middle of the occupation, I can read the first 2 and the last 2 letters, but they don't give a clue as to the whole word.  ???

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Re: Difficult to interpret ... what to do ??
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 16 August 05 22:31 BST (UK) »
Veron

You could always try posting that part of the image on here and see if someone else can make sense of it........sometimes two pairs of eyes are better than one :D ;)


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Re: Difficult to interpret ... what to do ??
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 16 August 05 22:44 BST (UK) »
Actually I think I've worked it out - I think it says Plumber (see the P in Plumstead on the same page for comparison) - anyone agree with me?

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Re: Difficult to interpret ... what to do ??
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 18 August 05 09:06 BST (UK) »
Hi Veron

I agree with you.........it definitely looks like Plumber (and my daughter agrees with you too!!).

Jan
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Re: Difficult to interpret ... what to do ??
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 18 August 05 09:12 BST (UK) »
Hi Veron,

Pretty definitely Plumber.

But, as a FreeCEN transcriber (is this what you are doing in this instance), I think I'd flag it (with a note to the effect that it looks like Plumber) so that the Checker and Validator can have a second look and then decide.

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Re: Difficult to interpret ... what to do ??
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 18 October 05 21:30 BST (UK) »
Can anyone help with the attached?  I have some 1901 census ready to send but cannot read the first name on this list. I checked it out on Ancestry and that says it is Aasta Inglis.  Doesn't convince me.  I thought surname was Bylis and have no idea what first name is.  First letter does look like an A written further down page.

Also what about 3rd surname?  Is it Fenner or Femer or ?
Davies: Flintshire & Liverpool
Williams: Anglesey & Liverpool
Hughes: Anglesey
Evans: N Wales
Street: Lancs & Cheshire
Skilling: Liverpool & Ulster
Gilfillan: Co Down
McNickle: Ulster, Derry
Dempsey: Co Derry
Bilsborrow: Liverpool
Potter: Liverpool
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Re: Difficult to interpret ... what to do ??
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 18 October 05 21:45 BST (UK) »
I would have said the surname was something Inglis. I don't think that first letter is a B, but is there another B elsewhere on the page to compare with? I was tempted to think that the other name was Alister until I realised it's a woman.... but I think it ends in ...ter - could it be a misspelling for Esther?

And I think the other surname is Fenner, it's a tricky one though.

Any help?

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CLEMENTS (London), CRADDOCK (Sheerness)
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Re: Difficult to interpret ... what to do ??
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 18 October 05 23:04 BST (UK) »
I'll go for Inglis and Fenner. At least if the surname is right there is a chance anyone searching will find it.
Davies: Flintshire & Liverpool
Williams: Anglesey & Liverpool
Hughes: Anglesey
Evans: N Wales
Street: Lancs & Cheshire
Skilling: Liverpool & Ulster
Gilfillan: Co Down
McNickle: Ulster, Derry
Dempsey: Co Derry
Bilsborrow: Liverpool
Potter: Liverpool
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Re: Difficult to interpret ... what to do ??
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 19 October 05 06:50 BST (UK) »
Hi

It could be a misspelling of Clara or Carla.

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