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1851 surname and status - Portsmouth
« on: Tuesday 29 December 20 22:13 GMT (UK) »
Evening.  Struggling to read a surname and also the status of someone in the 1851 Portsmouth census.  Not convinced that Ancestry is correct. 
Looking for the Head of the household Sarah ------.   Be---nt or Be--out?
And also want to check the status of both Sarahs.  I have Sarah (Head) as widow and Sarah Moody as Married.  Do you concur?

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Re: 1851 surname and status - Portsmouth
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 29 December 20 22:18 GMT (UK) »
Status of 66yr old Sarah is widow

Surname is Bessent according to the addition on Sarah jnr entry
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Re: 1851 surname and status - Portsmouth
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 29 December 20 22:19 GMT (UK) »
Sarah  Bessont.or Bessout...Nurse...widow and the other Sarah married
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Re: 1851 surname and status - Portsmouth
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 29 December 20 22:36 GMT (UK) »
Family Search are also indexing the entry for Sarah Snr as Bessent www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGBM-Q9V

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Re: 1851 surname and status - Portsmouth
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 29 December 20 22:57 GMT (UK) »
Status of 66yr old Sarah is widow

Surname is Bessent according to the addition on Sarah jnr entry

Sorry,  I don't understand.  What "addition" and which Sarah jnr as there are two.

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Re: 1851 surname and status - Portsmouth
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 29 December 20 23:01 GMT (UK) »
Family Search are also indexing the entry for Sarah Snr as Bessent www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGBM-Q9V

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They are but then they also have her birthplace as Riddletown whereas I believe it to be Puddletown.

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Re: 1851 surname and status - Portsmouth
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 29 December 20 23:18 GMT (UK) »
It looks like it says Puddletown to me.
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Re: 1851 surname and status - Portsmouth
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 29 December 20 23:27 GMT (UK) »
If you look at the entry for Sarah Moody aged 27 - she is shown as daughter hence my reference to Sarah jnr

If you are using Ancestry - when you access her entry via the index - underneath Sarah Moody is Sarah Bessent in brackets

However - I looked up the births of the 2 Moody children and mothers maiden name is shown as Townsend - not Bessent

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Re: 1851 surname and status - Portsmouth
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 30 December 20 01:28 GMT (UK) »
The Bessent uses the double 's' or long 's' feature to show the double 's'. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_s