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Offline Stanwix England

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Is this William?
« on: Tuesday 15 September 20 18:17 BST (UK) »
Ancestry has this record, for a Catherine Byram on 22/10/1838 marrying a Samuel Hampshire in Brotherton, Yorkshire.

They say the fathers name is Wm Shirtcliffe (Catherine was a widow) and I had assumed that was William.

As you can see from my post in the West Yorkshire forum, I haven't been able to find her baptism despite finding lots of baptisms attributed to a William Shirtcliffe in Brotherton at the right time.

So I'm wondering if it's not WM but actually something else. I would appreciate your thoughts.
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Re: Is this William?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 15 September 20 19:13 BST (UK) »
It looks to be Wm = William.  I have several Williams born between 1760 and 1790 and their Wms look like this.

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Re: Is this William?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 15 September 20 21:18 BST (UK) »
i agree.
Bradbury (Sedgeley, Bilston, Warrington)
Cooper (Sedgeley, Bilston)
Kilner/Kilmer (Leic, Notts)
Greenfield (Liverpool)
Holyland (Leic)
Pryce/Price (Welshpool, Liverpool)
Rawson (Leicester)
Upton (Desford, Leics)
Partrick (Vera and George, Leicester)
Marshall (Cheshire/Leicester)


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Re: Is this William?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 15 September 20 22:08 BST (UK) »
Thank you everyone. I think you are correct, I was just clutching at straws.
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