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Offline MattD30

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Names of Cousins
« on: Monday 24 June 19 23:30 BST (UK) »
Hi

Is anyone here able to help confirm the surname of the cousins mentioned in this extract from the 1627 will of Thomas Spaine.

In this extract he mentions his cousins four children, Elizabeth, William, Mary and Robert. The surname looks like it might be Earwell or Eanwell, or maybe Carnwell.

Is anyone able to confirm what the name is?

Thanks in advance.

Matt

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Re: Names of Cousins
« Reply #1 on: Monday 24 June 19 23:56 BST (UK) »
I would also consider Parnell   ::)

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Re: Names of Cousins
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 25 June 19 00:08 BST (UK) »
I would also consider Parnell   ::)

Sue

Yes I think that is it now I look at it again.

Many thanks
Matt

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Re: Names of Cousins
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 25 June 19 05:37 BST (UK) »
Of these instances of the surname, the capital letters on all but one are quite unusual.

The exception is Mary's surname, which has a P of the usual form for this period.

So it must be Parnell.

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Re: Names of Cousins
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 25 June 19 23:34 BST (UK) »
Great. Thanks for confirming it.

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Re: Names of Cousins
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 26 June 19 00:34 BST (UK) »
You can see a similar style of capital P here ...

http://sites.rootsweb.com/~oel/handwriting.html

Scroll down to the P line, and see the 7th character in the line.

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Re: Names of Cousins
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 27 June 19 01:41 BST (UK) »
You can see a similar style of capital P here ...

http://sites.rootsweb.com/~oel/handwriting.html

Scroll down to the P line, and see the 7th character in the line.

Thanks for that useful link. I think that page will be very useful.

Matt