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1770's Handwriting Deciphering John ????
« on: Thursday 25 March 21 17:36 GMT (UK) »
can anybody decipher the beginning of the surname please on a Shropshire will around 1772
Braithwaite,Roney,Hartley,Jackson,Reed, Cumberland /Westmorland .Livesey,Hartley,Taylor,Sefton,Harrison,Knowles,Lancashire.Bottomley,Schofield,Woodhouse ,Hobson ,Norcliffe  and Hartley West Yorkshire.Bottomley Dumfrieshire and Lanarkshire.Pinder ,Warwickshire.Kisby ,Cambridgeshire

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Re: 1770's Handwriting Deciphering John ????
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 25 March 21 17:37 GMT (UK) »
Etherington  :-\
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Re: 1770's Handwriting Deciphering John ????
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 25 March 21 17:44 GMT (UK) »
It could be Cherrington. But please post a much bigger clip, showing surrounding text for letter-comparison.


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Re: 1770's Handwriting Deciphering John ????
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 25 March 21 17:48 GMT (UK) »
I thought that but couldn't  bring anything up .He was a servant for a George Austin of Aston Hall in Shifnal Shropshire and was named along with Benjamin Prioleau in George's will around 1772.I thought there looked like a definite "d" in the  surname.
Thanks for your suggestion.

Will try  Bookbox

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Braithwaite,Roney,Hartley,Jackson,Reed, Cumberland /Westmorland .Livesey,Hartley,Taylor,Sefton,Harrison,Knowles,Lancashire.Bottomley,Schofield,Woodhouse ,Hobson ,Norcliffe  and Hartley West Yorkshire.Bottomley Dumfrieshire and Lanarkshire.Pinder ,Warwickshire.Kisby ,Cambridgeshire

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Re: 1770's Handwriting Deciphering John ????
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 25 March 21 21:32 GMT (UK) »
sorry I had difficulty sorting this out
Braithwaite,Roney,Hartley,Jackson,Reed, Cumberland /Westmorland .Livesey,Hartley,Taylor,Sefton,Harrison,Knowles,Lancashire.Bottomley,Schofield,Woodhouse ,Hobson ,Norcliffe  and Hartley West Yorkshire.Bottomley Dumfrieshire and Lanarkshire.Pinder ,Warwickshire.Kisby ,Cambridgeshire

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Re: 1770's Handwriting Deciphering John ????
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 25 March 21 22:51 GMT (UK) »
John Merrington ? Not convinced by the "e" which looks more like a "d" - although the formation of the letters is not entirely consistent. Merrington is certainly a Shropshire name - but then so are:

Ferrington, Terrington, Berrington and Cherrington!
Clarkson, Tolladay, Prevost, Killick, Hicks

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Re: 1770's Handwriting Deciphering John ????
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 25 March 21 23:03 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for posting a bigger snip. I still think it is Cherrington. Compare the Ch... at the start of Child in line 4 of the main body of text.

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Re: 1770's Handwriting Deciphering John ????
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 25 March 21 23:13 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for your suggestions -will work on them manukarik and Bookbox.Benjamin Prioleau I think was a slave brought back to England from Carolina records show he had brought back 2 slaves and I was trying to see if John ????ington was the other one
Braithwaite,Roney,Hartley,Jackson,Reed, Cumberland /Westmorland .Livesey,Hartley,Taylor,Sefton,Harrison,Knowles,Lancashire.Bottomley,Schofield,Woodhouse ,Hobson ,Norcliffe  and Hartley West Yorkshire.Bottomley Dumfrieshire and Lanarkshire.Pinder ,Warwickshire.Kisby ,Cambridgeshire

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Re: 1770's Handwriting Deciphering John ????
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 25 March 21 23:22 GMT (UK) »
Bookbox

It's obvious when you point that out!   :)
Clarkson, Tolladay, Prevost, Killick, Hicks