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Father's name in 1596 Cheshire baptism entry - help requested.
« on: Tuesday 29 December 20 13:06 GMT (UK) »
Hello,
I would be grateful for people's thoughts, comments, suggestions on the attached. It concerns a baptism entry from Frodsham in Cheshire in 1596. The 1912 book of transcriptions states it as, "Ric. Janion fil Hugon' B[aptized]". It is the 'Hugon' that I am interested in. I have attached an enlargement of it. A bit higher up there is an entry that the 1912 transcription has as, "Jane Hatton fil. Hugonis" which hopefully serves for a comparison. This Hatton 'Hugh' is (1) and the Janion 'Hugh' is (2).
Could people tell me if they agree with the Janion "Hugon" or do they think it is something different ?
Thank you in advance.
Simon
(1) Janions of Cheshire, Lancashire, Hawaii, Vancouver and Seattle.
(2) Gregorys of Tarporley, Cheshire.
(3) Pughs of 'The New Pale' near Frodsham and Delamere in Cheshire.
(4) Nevills of Llanelly, Llangennech and Felinfoel.
(5) Yaldens of Ovington/Lovington in Hampshire.

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Re: Father's name in 1596 Cheshire baptism entry - help requested.
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 29 December 20 13:18 GMT (UK) »
Yes, it is surely Hugon(is). There is a tail on the final n, arching backwards, suggesting a contraction. (Hugonis means ‘of Hugh’.)

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Re: Father's name in 1596 Cheshire baptism entry - help requested.
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 29 December 20 13:30 GMT (UK) »
Hi, Bookbox,

Thank you for your swift and helpful response. I did not see the contraction you mentioned (and, to be honest, would not have recognised it). It is the initial 'H' that threw me - it looks 'different' to my uneducated eye so your confirmation is really helpful.

Happy New Year.

Simon
(1) Janions of Cheshire, Lancashire, Hawaii, Vancouver and Seattle.
(2) Gregorys of Tarporley, Cheshire.
(3) Pughs of 'The New Pale' near Frodsham and Delamere in Cheshire.
(4) Nevills of Llanelly, Llangennech and Felinfoel.
(5) Yaldens of Ovington/Lovington in Hampshire.