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From: Rosemary Williams <>
Subject: [DEV] Fwd: 1861 Census - Indecipherable name
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2007 21:00:32 +0000 (GMT)
I've had a look on and it looks like Emma. Will send image off list.
--- David Ward <> wrote:
> Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2007 21:49:11 +0100
> From: David Ward <>
> Subject: [DEV] 1861 Census - Indecipherable name
> "Others have tried to convince me but I just cannot see it"
> In the 1861 census RG9 Piece 1475 Folio 74 Page 6 Sched 32, Hoh is
> John Gegory Osmond with his wife. It is the wife's name that is
> causing me to have serious doubts about my reading ability and
> understanding of plain English of this period given that writing
> implements of the time were somewhat ancient.
> If I read the transcript of the image page then the first name is
> EMMA but to produce this name from the image requires a lot of faith
> - and I don't apparently have it!! As I said others have tried to
> convinve me but I'm being stubborn. To me it looks more like
> Elizabeth. But, and here is the kick in the teeth, the family to whom
> I am related swear that this person was called Emma, family name LANE
> in the family bible.
> I have tried to trace the marriage which is known to have taken place
> 1858-1860 in Broadclist, believed to be the village of her birth.
> Once again I am thwarted as no one of this name, nor her husband's
> appears in the NA marriage registers of these years. Yes there is a
> John Osmond who could be the husband - 1860 3rd qtr district
> Tiverton(?) - but no Emma Lane.
> A possible solution: Would SKS in possession of the parish marriage
> records for Broadclist please do a look up for me to see whether this
> couple did in fact get married at Broadclist in the years given.
> Eternally thankfull and a Very Happy Christmas to all
> Utrecht Holland
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