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Names of Witnesses
« on: Monday 24 June 19 03:56 BST (UK) »
Hi, I wonder if anyone would be able to help me with the names of the witnesses on the attached record. All have the forename John and I could make out the second one was Downie but have tried to figure out the other surnames with no luck. Thanking you.

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Re: Names of Witnesses
« Reply #1 on: Monday 24 June 19 04:04 BST (UK) »
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Re: Names of Witnesses
« Reply #2 on: Monday 24 June 19 04:13 BST (UK) »
I think the first is Fergusson.

Not sure of third -  - Rophorel or something like it??

Not sure of fourth either, but I think it begins with J  -  inot   
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: Names of Witnesses
« Reply #3 on: Monday 24 June 19 04:23 BST (UK) »
I thought the first one was furguson or Murguson. The third  and forth have me stumped. 3rd - Ropho/a/ril. 4th J/F u or i - nod. I couldn't find any names like these on SP as used this to try and get a similarity. The darkened image is much better but Still guessing.

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Re: Names of Witnesses
« Reply #4 on: Monday 24 June 19 06:48 BST (UK) »
The first is spelt:  fferguson

I agree with downie.

The third is Ropkarel or Ropkorel, or possibly the same two names but beginning with a K.  I would need other examples of R/K to be sure.

The last is a bit of a judgement call.

I think it is most likely to be Innes (with the J read as an I).

It could also be something like Junes or Jivies but I doubt it.

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Re: Names of Witnesses
« Reply #5 on: Monday 24 June 19 06:52 BST (UK) »
Now you say so, I can also see Innes - the initial J was puzzling me a little.
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: Names of Witnesses
« Reply #6 on: Monday 24 June 19 07:03 BST (UK) »
Thank you so much. The third is a bit of a conundrum but I agree with it beginning with either R or K. Innes looks like it may be right. I had trouble finding short surnames beginning with J no matter how I spelled it. I'm thankful you all had some trouble with the names as now I don't feel so much of a fool.