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Ideas for first name of informant, please
« on: Sunday 13 June 21 14:01 BST (UK) »
 I can't decipher the  first name of the son who was the informant on a Scottish death cert. Other information is in the hand of the Registrar, which is quite different.

Alexander Coutts had four sons that I have records for - James, Alexander, Robert and Samuel. Samuel would have been eight at the time so it's not him but I don't see it looking like any of the others either!

Any ideas, please.

Gadget

PS - could it be David??
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Re: Ideas for first name of informant, please
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 13 June 21 14:08 BST (UK) »

Wm.  A  COUTTS?

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Re: Ideas for first name of informant, please
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 13 June 21 14:11 BST (UK) »
I think itís an abbreviated first name, then the initial A, then Coutts

My mother always wrote capital A as in this signature.


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Re: Ideas for first name of informant, please
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 13 June 21 14:13 BST (UK) »

Wm.  A  COUTTS?

That is what it looks like to me too.  Parents might be Alexander COUTTS and Agnes Oswald WELSH?

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Re: Ideas for first name of informant, please
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 13 June 21 14:21 BST (UK) »
William (Wm)
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: Ideas for first name of informant, please
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 13 June 21 14:35 BST (UK) »
Thanks all. There's no record of him having a William A.   but that's quite possible, given the limits of the pre-1855 records.

I'll see if he had an earlier 3rd wife.

 


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Re: Ideas for first name of informant, please
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 13 June 21 15:02 BST (UK) »
So far nothing of a William A, either forward or back for this family  :-\

Does this look like the same hand six years later.

Add - family were Kirkcudbrightshire and West Derby
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Re: Ideas for first name of informant, please
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 13 June 21 15:12 BST (UK) »
My initial reaction was 'Arnold' - I can't see Wm or William in that personally.
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Re: Ideas for first name of informant, please
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 13 June 21 15:30 BST (UK) »
I've found a son William bpt Oct 1839 to correct parents so a full sib to the Coutts in my tree.

Many thanks to all.

Gadget
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