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From: Brad Rogers <>
Subject: Re: [DEV] 1861 Census - Indecipherable name
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2007 21:09:29 +0000
On Fri, 14 Dec 2007 21:49:11 +0100
David Ward <> wrote:
> 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
I concur with the transcript. I can understand you might believe it's
Elizabeth, though. I suspect that what you're reading as the bar across
the 't' is, in fact, the descender of the 'y' in her husband's name
"Gregory" which is mis-transcribed as Gregg.
Furthermore, there's an "Elizabeth Hart" a few lines above, and the
given name of John Gregory's wife just doesn't look anything like it.
The enumerator's letter z is the old style one, that looks a bit like a
3, with a descender. John Gregory's wife's name just doesn't have that
Finally, on the previous page, there's an "Emma Bennett", where the
first name is more clearly written. It is obviously of the same form
as John Gregory's wife's name.
/ ) "The blindingly obvious is
/ _)rad never immediately apparent"
I'll be the paint on the side if you'll be the tin
Love Song - The Damned
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