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25-04-2006, 4:36 PM
I think I know what the name says but I would like it confirmed.
The section relates to the death of John Kirkland (middle reference), it states his parents names, Thomas Kirkland (deceased) Farmer, under that is the mothers details Janet Kirkland - it is her surname I am interested in. It says Ms ...?
Any suggestions to confirm by thoughts.
25-04-2006, 6:02 PM
I read it as Wright.
25-04-2006, 6:27 PM
Thats what I read it as.
However, I can't find a birth for John Kirkland (the deceased person) with the parents Thomas Kirkland and Janet Wright. All I can find is a birth within the right time period with the parents William Kirkland and Janet Wright.
I wonder if the grandson didn't know his grandfathers name or got muddled.
Thanks for the conformation of the name, sometimes we read what we want thinks to say and not what they actually are - or this just me!!!
25-04-2006, 6:42 PM
"or this just me"
No - you can count me in too.
I spend ages scratching my head over a horribly spotted and rather faded 1799 burial at St Giles in the Fields, wasn't convinced that the address given was "King Street Bloomsbury" which is what I expected, but was 99.99% certain from other sources that it must be the right fellow, and couldn't think what else it was.
Talk about slow - when the penny dropped, it was blindingly obvious that it was the parish name, not a street name, "St George's Bloomsbury".
Then there was the scrawled census record that I looked at in too much of a hurry and hastily fired off an e-mail to my sister saying that I'd pinned down the blighters but "Little Grimsby seems odd for the birthplace of the kids."
Back came the response, "Try Little Gonerby", which, as I was expecting Grantham, made perfect sense and, on a second look, was exactly what it was.
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