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Forename of bride in 1796 marriage
« on: Friday 05 November 21 15:24 GMT (UK) »
A friend has sent me an image of a 1796 marriage from the Bromsgrove parish registers. We were expecting the bride’s forename to be Lauretta/Lawretta/Larrett but it seems to be Sarah to me, although I see a very faint letters at the end which looks like something has been scrubbed out.

Can anyone confirm either way? Thanks  :)

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Re: Forename of bride in 1796 marriage
« Reply #1 on: Friday 05 November 21 15:27 GMT (UK) »
The S in the Six further down looks nothing like the letter at the beginning of the name

ADDED Does her surname also start with an S as that matches the S in Six
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Re: Forename of bride in 1796 marriage
« Reply #2 on: Friday 05 November 21 15:35 GMT (UK) »
I have attached the full image. It looks like there’s actually two examples of handwriting on this entry. I wonder if someone was trying to be helpful and altered Larrett to Sarah at a later date? Now I’ve looked again I think I can make out a faint “tt” at the end of Sarah.


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Re: Forename of bride in 1796 marriage
« Reply #3 on: Friday 05 November 21 15:53 GMT (UK) »
What was her surname
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Re: Forename of bride in 1796 marriage
« Reply #4 on: Friday 05 November 21 15:55 GMT (UK) »
Can you find a name or location nearby in the register which begins with L and is written in the same hand?

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Re: Forename of bride in 1796 marriage
« Reply #5 on: Friday 05 November 21 15:57 GMT (UK) »
The transcript at the Hive said her surname was Scranage.

I had a unfounded suspicion that Lauretta was the Lawrett Albutt, daughter of John and Lawrett, who was baptised in 1778 in Bromsgrove. That was before the marriage entry was sent to me though.

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Re: Forename of bride in 1796 marriage
« Reply #6 on: Friday 05 November 21 16:03 GMT (UK) »
Does she survive to appear on any other documents - 1841 or ? 
What name was her death registered in (if you know)

Maybe she was known as Sarah or preferred that name but agree about the double t at the end.
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Re: Forename of bride in 1796 marriage
« Reply #7 on: Friday 05 November 21 16:04 GMT (UK) »
I did wonder if it began with an S.
 
I have attached the full image. It looks like there’s actually two examples of handwriting on this entry.

It was likely to have been completed prior to the marriage and then the person marrying the couple or a clerk who was present filled in the missing bits.  If you look at the 'signature' whoever has completed that does not have letters that look the same at the beginning of the first name and the surname.
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Re: Forename of bride in 1796 marriage
« Reply #8 on: Friday 05 November 21 16:05 GMT (UK) »
Hi GenesA, I searched for a baptism for Lauretta Scrannage (and variants) in Bromsgrove but there were no results. Do you know what year she was born?

Interestingly, FreeReg has this baptism…

Baptism date   28 Dec 1776
Person forename   William
Person sex   M
Father forename   John
Mother forename   Larrett
Father surname   SCRANNAGE
Mother surname   
Person abode   Likey