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Surname on wedding certificate 1899
« on: Sunday 13 June 21 11:56 BST (UK) »
Hello,

I'd appreciate any help working out the top surname on the attached wedding certificate. It's the name of a witness to the marriage which took place in Norwich in 1899.

Unfortunately, this is the only example of his handwriting - James Fenn/Fann/Fawn...what do you think?

Many thanks in advance.

LJ
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Re: Surname on wedding certificate 1899
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 13 June 21 14:23 BST (UK) »
The image isn't showing up for me
Co Durham BROOKS / Northumberland BURNS / Fogo ALCORN, DODDS / Whitby LINTON, STONEHOUSE, GRAHAM / Stirlingshire BROWN, MCLACHLAN, JOHNSTONE / Blackford (Perthshire) DAVIDSON, MURRAY / St Andrews KIRK, HAY / Leith, Orkney GROUNDWATER, EUNSON / Edinburgh HUTTON, WRIGHT, BLAIR, CHISHOLM, GREGOR

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Re: Surname on wedding certificate 1899
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 13 June 21 14:46 BST (UK) »
The image isn't showing up for me

I've added it as an attachment now - fingers crossed that works  :)
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Re: Surname on wedding certificate 1899
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 13 June 21 14:46 BST (UK) »
Are they the bride & groom or witnesses?  1899 marriage - where?
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Re: Surname on wedding certificate 1899
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 13 June 21 14:47 BST (UK) »
Are they the bride & groom or witnesses?

They're witnesses. The marriage was in Norwich  :)
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Re: Surname on wedding certificate 1899
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 13 June 21 15:06 BST (UK) »
It looks most like James Fann to me
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Re: Surname on wedding certificate 1899
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 13 June 21 15:15 BST (UK) »
James Fenn for me.
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Re: Surname on wedding certificate 1899
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 13 June 21 15:58 BST (UK) »
I'd say Fenn (or Ferm?), it doesn't look like the a of James.
Co Durham BROOKS / Northumberland BURNS / Fogo ALCORN, DODDS / Whitby LINTON, STONEHOUSE, GRAHAM / Stirlingshire BROWN, MCLACHLAN, JOHNSTONE / Blackford (Perthshire) DAVIDSON, MURRAY / St Andrews KIRK, HAY / Leith, Orkney GROUNDWATER, EUNSON / Edinburgh HUTTON, WRIGHT, BLAIR, CHISHOLM, GREGOR

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Re: Surname on wedding certificate 1899
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 13 June 21 16:06 BST (UK) »
It looks like James FENN to me. There was a James FENN aged 43 a bootmaker in Norwich in 1901.

I should add, there was no James Fann in Norwich in 1891 or 1901.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.