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Need help deciphering..
« on: Saturday 03 October 20 13:37 BST (UK) »
Hi again,

I need help deciphering these two names.. It is not a C as there is another C in the document that doesn't match...Date of document is from 1599

I thought the first name was "Constance" but it didn't match...

Thanks ahead of time for any help or tips..

Tamara
Kelly, Weatherhead, Wagner, Russell, Smiles (Smailes)

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Re: Need help deciphering..
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 03 October 20 15:36 BST (UK) »
Bengetee/Bengelee Saptster

The first is:  ?onstants hagger

Would you please clip and post the other C and also some more of the nearby handwriting.


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Re: Need help deciphering..
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 03 October 20 16:41 BST (UK) »
Bengetee/Bengelee Saptster

The first is:  ?onstants hagger

Would you please clip and post the other C and also some more of the nearby handwriting.

Here is the example of C for Christopher...

Kelly, Weatherhead, Wagner, Russell, Smiles (Smailes)


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Re: Need help deciphering..
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 03 October 20 17:03 BST (UK) »
Although it is different to the C in Christever, I think the capital in the first clip is also a C - just of a different type.

In my opinion, it's a somewhat sloppy "hot-cross bun" C.  Writers of this time were quite capable of using different forms of letters on the same line or even in the same word.

Therefore:  Constants hagger

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« Reply #4 on: Saturday 03 October 20 17:07 BST (UK) »
Although it is different to the C in Christever, I think the capital in the first clip is also a C - just of a different type.

In my opinion, it's a somewhat sloppy "hot-cross bun" C.  Writers of this time were quite capable of using different forms of letters on the same line or even in the same word.

Therefore:  Constants hagger

I agree.

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« Reply #5 on: Sunday 04 October 20 19:52 BST (UK) »
Ok sounds good, thank you for your help!
Kelly, Weatherhead, Wagner, Russell, Smiles (Smailes)

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Re: Need help deciphering..
« Reply #6 on: Monday 05 October 20 13:50 BST (UK) »
Apologies in advance if you know all this, but this seems to have been written in Secretary Hand. This website gives some useful help in deciphering things written in secretary hand.  http://rycote.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/Palaeography-Guide-alphabet. We have also used Scotlands People, which has a useful tutorial, to help unscramble some names.