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Re: handwritten note
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday 26 November 19 11:07 GMT (UK) »
Hello.

Had a look through Lloyds Shipping lists 1840 to 1890 and saw no likely starters.

Belle - (something) really only became common in the latter period, with many being the Belle of .... the port she traded from.

Still trying to work out what the capital letter is, for the second word.

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Re: handwritten note
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 26 November 19 11:14 GMT (UK) »
Hello Alan,

Just wondering if the second word could be Benturon and then another short word...

Thanks for your help.

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« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 26 November 19 11:24 GMT (UK) »
Must admit I was looking for a word ending in a 'g' or 'y'

Could be Benturon though that capital B does not appear to have been formed with similar pen strokes, to the 'B' of Belle.

Anyway if you think it may be a ship, looking up the Lloyds Shipping list is relatively simple exercise. I just Googled, to get to the correct www site.

Anyway gone the midnight hour, here down under, so must to bed. Happy hunting.

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« Reply #21 on: Tuesday 26 November 19 11:27 GMT (UK) »
Thanks very much Alan and sleep well.

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« Reply #22 on: Tuesday 26 November 19 12:09 GMT (UK) »
Any better?

Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: handwritten note
« Reply #23 on: Tuesday 26 November 19 14:21 GMT (UK) »
For what its worth. I do not think it is the name of a ship or has any maritime connection.
A list of vessels whose name starts with "Belle"

https://www.crewlist.org.uk/data/vesselsalpha?shipsearch=belle&SearchType=Starts&submit=search

Lloyds Register is not the best reference to search. Try the Mercantile Navy Lists.
http://www.maritimearchives.co.uk/mercantile-navy-list.html
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« Reply #24 on: Tuesday 26 November 19 15:06 GMT (UK) »
First Girl Guide - Thank you - it's much clearer.

Also, Seaweed, initially, I wanted to steer clear of ships (pardon the pun) as the family never associated him with ships.  Thanks for those links.

Deirdre


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Re: handwritten note
« Reply #25 on: Tuesday 26 November 19 19:12 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

The "W" in "Word" is so ornate, it makes me wonder whether we really are looking at "Belle", or something completely different. I can't help but think that someone who writes such a "W" would have a much fancier "B"...

The more I look, the more I see something like "13M". Which makes even less sense...  ::)

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« Reply #26 on: Tuesday 26 November 19 19:51 GMT (UK) »
None the wiser trying to work out his pen stroke hand. What capital letter do you form that way, or is it not a capital? Even wondered about an "A" with a flourish, but look where the pen stroke started.

Do you have examples of Mathias RICKARD's hand writing, to compare his writing style with?

Alan.
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