- From: Liz <pandora@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2007 18:56:51 +0000
Graeme Wall wrote:
In message <56l49kF28hpq5U1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>Is this from the original church register? Or a clerk's copy from registrar or GRO.(Checked your first post and it is from the local registrar's copy) I ask because the two 'signatures' look to me to be written by the same hand, and not a very neat one .....
"Steven Gibbs" <stevenng2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"Graeme Wall" <Graeme@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:7923ac84e%Graeme@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Oh yes, that's why I went for it. You get to see the actual signatures. The
mistakes I referred to were made in 1845. Just to add to the fun the entry
on FreeBMD is wrong as well :-) They had June as Jane as well. NB
Ancestry's image of the index clearly shows "Jane". I've transcribed thousands of families for my various databases, and have no recollection of seeing the name "June" at any time in the 19th century. It certainly does not feature in either of my two largest databases. As Eve has said in her post, it looks very likely to be wrong.
I have the woman's signature and it is very clearly June, her surname is
Richardson and there is a clear difference in the u and the a.
I've scanned it and posted it at <http://www.greywall.demon.co.uk/June.jpg>
Given also the mistake in the bride's name it might indicate a sloppy moment by a transcribing clerk.
I believe the actual signature will only be seen on the original church register ... if it still exists.
Liz (Greenwich UK)
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