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Long shot: Danish writing from 1816
« on: Wednesday 31 July 19 16:43 BST (UK) »
Does anyone speak Danish?! This record is from a list of 'free coloured' people in the Danish West Indies in 1816.

The first two images are column headings and the third image is some text from one of those columns.

I think the text explains how the people concerned came to be freed from slavery.

Thank you for any assistance!
Thorpe, Feak & Townsend (Norfolk) / Ormandy & Slater (Dalton-in-Furness) / Corner (Liverpool) / Wray (Lincolnshire) / Fidler, Bridge & Turner (Derbyshire)

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Re: Long shot: Danish writing from 1816
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 01 August 19 06:51 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Maybe you could PM Ian (jamcat95) - I think he speaks Danish. He is very active on the "Europe" board.

Best regards,
Karen
McDonald MacDonald M'Donald McGregor MacGregor M'Gregor Twilley Wells Fentiman Carrington Rowe Needham Mitchell Mackie Collingwood Fuller Maides Shilton Hagon Budd

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Re: Long shot: Danish writing from 1816
« Reply #2 on: Friday 02 August 19 10:26 BST (UK) »
Hi mijath

I'll give it a go.
Do you have the link to the record please.

I don't speak Danish but Swedish and can read Swedish, Norwegian and Danish.


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Re: Long shot: Danish writing from 1816
« Reply #3 on: Friday 02 August 19 17:47 BST (UK) »
That would be so kind and much appreciated. The link:

https://www.sa.dk/ao-soegesider/en/billedviser?epid=20196424#287636,56821695
Thorpe, Feak & Townsend (Norfolk) / Ormandy & Slater (Dalton-in-Furness) / Corner (Liverpool) / Wray (Lincolnshire) / Fidler, Bridge & Turner (Derbyshire)

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Re: Long shot: Danish writing from 1816
« Reply #4 on: Friday 02 August 19 20:14 BST (UK) »
Hi
Very difficult to decipher. I couldn't make it all out unfortunately.

Here are the headings anyway:

Christening number
Males from 16 to 60 years
Males under 16 and over 60 - ? also women and children
Age
Birth place
Religion
Handling
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Answer to ?
Notes


Ian


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Re: Long shot: Danish writing from 1816
« Reply #5 on: Friday 02 August 19 23:38 BST (UK) »
I can't make out very much, but I think the last note says the children whose surname looks like Ewers are Peggy Montgomerie's children.
GRAY - Inveresk; Lanarkshire
LINDSAY - Lanarkshire
PURDIE - Lanarkshire; W. Lothian
POZZI - Elgin; Lancashire
MACKENZIE, MORISON, MACRAE - Lewis
ARCHIBALD, HAY, HUNTER, SNADDON - Clackmannanshire
COXON, HALL, JACKSON, SHOTTON - Northumberland

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Re: Long shot: Danish writing from 1816
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 03 August 19 10:10 BST (UK) »
The next text I think says:

"free children of wife Muhlenfells dated 28 Feb 1806"


Ian