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Deciphering name and occupation
« on: Monday 23 January 23 12:47 GMT (UK) »
Hi all,

I just ordered my great grandfather's marriage certificate in order to find his father's name but I can't decipher it or his occupation. Any help would be appreciated!

Top line, last name Walker

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Re: Deciphering name and occupation
« Reply #1 on: Monday 23 January 23 21:22 GMT (UK) »
Anton  ??
nurseryman  ??

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Re: Deciphering name and occupation
« Reply #2 on: Monday 23 January 23 21:47 GMT (UK) »
Anton  ??
nurseryman  ??

Welcome to Rootschat

Possible Anton Walker retired Nurseryman b 1861 living Blackpool Lancs in 1939 register.

Any connection to Blackpool or Lancs, difficult to link as no other details given.

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Census also gives Auton, unless mistranscibed, tracing back to birth in Yorkshire. Living Durham with family in 1911 if same man.

What was your great grandfather's name, year and place born?

Cas
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Gibbons/Mordecai/Mort/Squire/Thomas/David/Davies/Joseph/ Bowen/Lewis/Rees/Williams/Jones/Llewellyn/Morgan - Glam
Lewis - Breckonshire
Davies/Roderick - Myddfai Carms
Lloyd/Jones - Denbigh/Salop
Thackwell/Thomas - Hereford/Monmouthshire
Shoemac/Squire/Keirle/Small - Somerset
Berry/Baggot/Lee/Clayton - Lancs
Gibbons/Timbrell/Beale/Ludlow - Glos/Wilts.
Baggot/Hurley/Keaveny/Shiel/Flynn - Ireland
Yelland/Bray/Trethewey - Cornwall

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Re: Deciphering name and occupation
« Reply #3 on: Monday 23 January 23 23:08 GMT (UK) »
Anton  ??
nurseryman  ??

Welcome to Rootschat

Possible Anton Walker retired Nurseryman b 1861 living Blackpool Lancs in 1939 register.

Any connection to Blackpool or Lancs, difficult to link as no other details given.

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Census also gives Auton, unless mistranscibed, tracing back to birth in Yorkshire. Living Durham with family in 1911 if same man.

What was your great grandfather's name, year and place born?

Cas


Yes thank you!! Kind of had the nursery bit but wasn't sure of the ending.

I believe the 1911 record in Durham could be the right one, it fits that he has a son named Harry (the marriage certificate in question). I had searched for an Auton Walker but had made the error of assuming he would have been in Leeds so thanks so much for your help!!! ;D


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Re: Deciphering name and occupation
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 24 January 23 00:15 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat from me too.

My first thought was "Anton WALKER" nurseryman.

However, after Cas's post I found there is quite a few advertisments around 1902, selling bicycles "Auton Walker 4 New Station St, Leeds"
Saturday,  Mar. 8, 1902
Publication: Yorkshire Evening Post

And earlier an Auton WALKER of Cundall Lodge, Boroughbridge, sounds like a farmer in an action against an employee absenting himself from work.
Saturday,  Sept. 1, 1883
Publication: York Herald

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Re: Deciphering name and occupation
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 24 January 23 11:29 GMT (UK) »
It actually looks to be spelled Orton, which is how Auton would be pronounced. If the minister/registrar had simply asked the question (verbally), he would probably have written down what he was told in the way he thought it was spelled, not knowing that it was wrong.
Researching among others:
Bartle, Bilton, Bingley, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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Re: Deciphering name and occupation
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 24 January 23 11:42 GMT (UK) »
Yes I thought it was Orton.

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Re: Deciphering name and occupation
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 24 January 23 23:48 GMT (UK) »
Not related to deciphering the name, but is it something new that new members' posts don't seem to appear straight away? It seems that A1Walker made their reply before the rest of us (after Cas's post), yet when we replied the post wasn't there?  Doesn't really matter, but just looks odd.  :-\