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What is the motherís name?
« on: Friday 09 July 21 02:41 BST (UK) »
Iíve already posted this clip on another query

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=849957.msg7182496#msg7182496

ButÖcan anyone make any other interpretation of the motherís name in this clip than the one I have. I am starting to think she is a fictional character!

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Appeared personally the same day the Rt Honíble Jane
Countess of Levin of St James in the County afsd by virtue of her corporal
Oath Deposeth that she is Mother to the
 aforesaid Elianora Chichester & that she
 is consenting to ye same.

                                       LevenĒ

I donít know what it says in the lower left corner
Side tracked to a friendís very interesting Norfolk families. MORGAN, PRATT, HORNOR, SUCKLING, GLEANE etc. And in London DOWNES, du CROZ, MORGAN (same MORGANs as the Norwich lot)

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Re: What is the motherís name?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 09 July 21 06:03 BST (UK) »
Your reading is fine.

The note at bottom left is from the same day - Eod(em) die - and mentions D(omi)na [Eleanor?] and Comitissa de Leven.  I don't think there's anything not covered by the English text (but may be wrong).

A Google search for "comitissa de levin" returns some results which may be of interest for background.

A newspaper search may return something for your people later in life.

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Re: What is the motherís name?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 09 July 21 06:13 BST (UK) »
Thank you HD.
This is driving me mad!

Comitissa de Leven just takes me to the same Melville-Leslie family.
There is a whole book about that family on Ancestry. Lots of wiki entries and other websites  etc etc.
There was a Countess Leven named Jane but she wasnít born until the mid 1700s.  (1757? )

There is a Sir Arthur Chichester (Devon) who had a wife Jane (Mrs Harris, trees say nťe Arundel) but she died in 1717, so it cannot be her remarrying to become Countess Leven.

I cannot find a baptism for Elianora/Leonora/Eleanor Chichester c 1705

I am well and truly stumped.
Side tracked to a friendís very interesting Norfolk families. MORGAN, PRATT, HORNOR, SUCKLING, GLEANE etc. And in London DOWNES, du CROZ, MORGAN (same MORGANs as the Norwich lot)