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william pritchard 1774
« on: Thursday 17 September 20 21:01 BST (UK) »
hi here is another one.if anyone can transcribe it please.
it is denbighshire 1774 from f.mp of william pritchard son of william pritchard of ?.it looks like Rhos but i thought the parish wasnt formed then.thank you again.brian

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Re: william pritchard 1774
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 17 September 20 21:48 BST (UK) »
I don't think it's Rhos. Compare the R of Robt on the line above - it's clearly different, it looks more like an S. And it look as though it's maybe a 4 letter word with a superscript squiggle after it, so maybe an abbreviation?

In fact, looking at the whole page on FindMyPast, the commonest layout is:

(firstname) son of (father) of (place) (occupation) born (date).

William Pritchard is one of very few that don't seem to have both a place and occupation listed. The entry for Robert, son of William Hughes (directly above the Pritchard entry) give the father's name, of WB (?),then the same short word as for William Pritchard. So I wonder if it's actually the occupation rather than the place. Shoemaker?????

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: william pritchard 1774
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 17 September 20 21:51 BST (UK) »
Looks to me like 'Shoer' = Shoemaker

Can you post a bit more of the page to compare the other entries please?

The entry above looks like 'of WB Shoer'.
Any idea if there's a place with WB as the initials?
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs


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Re: william pritchard 1774
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 17 September 20 21:56 BST (UK) »
I agree with goldie - it's abbreviated form of Shoemaker.The Parish is Wrexham. I've just checked the image of the entry.

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Re: william pritchard 1774
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 17 September 20 22:00 BST (UK) »
I think the WB could be W R* - Wrexham Regis - which is one of the main Wrexahm town divisions..  Brymbo and Bersham are also mentioned on the page

Add - the Bs have a more closed bottom loop. The letter is more like the R in Rogers, on a previous line.
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Re: william pritchard 1774
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 17 September 20 22:04 BST (UK) »
A subsequent entry has W A after the name - for Wrexham Abbot, the other division of Wrexham town.

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Re: william pritchard 1774
« Reply #6 on: Friday 18 September 20 06:08 BST (UK) »
o/k thank you all again,then what townships would be in wrexham abbot please.

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« Reply #7 on: Friday 18 September 20 09:32 BST (UK) »
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Re: william pritchard 1774
« Reply #8 on: Friday 18 September 20 09:46 BST (UK) »
Note that neither Wrexham Abbot nor Wrexham Regis are mentioned in relation to William Pritchard. He is described as Shoer(shoemaker)  with no specific residence mentioned. These records appear to be from the parish of  Wrexham.
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