Baptism page mix up?

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  1. annabel

    annabel Puts the Heart into Hertfordshire

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    I think I have found a rather exciting discovery, but I can't find the entry to read it

    Ancestry has Mary Ann Magent being baptised 16 July 1780 at St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey. Parents Xtopher and Sarah Magent

    I think it is probably Nugent, but I can't check because when I look at the actual page, I can't see the entry. It doesn't seem to have much relation to the transcriptions below to me, and looks like the wrong page. FMP has not been helpful to me

    Can anyone work out where the correct page may be hiding, or are my eyes playing tricks?
     
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    Blackmogs Moderator. General Dogs(cats)body. Staff Member

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    I can see it ok. It looks like Stephen to me he is a sawyer of Long Lane
     

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  3. MollyMay

    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    It is on the page (and it does look like Nugent:))
    Follow the number 16 in the second column - the next entry on 19th is Rachel Wright
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    Yup, NUGENT :)
     
  5. annabel

    annabel Puts the Heart into Hertfordshire

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    Ah yes, my eyes, thank you. Do you think the father is Stephen, or could it be Christopher? (which I was hoping it was)

    I have has an x being Christ in the name Christmas before, and the last letter has a curl on it like the r in tower but not the n in John (hopefully)
     
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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    Definitely Christopher written Xtopher (a standard abbreviation):)
     
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    annabel Puts the Heart into Hertfordshire

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    8(:-)8(:-)8(:-) Yes! Brick wall comes down. Thank you
     
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    Blackmogs Moderator. General Dogs(cats)body. Staff Member

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    I have not come accross that before, how wonderful.
     
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    Blackmogs Moderator. General Dogs(cats)body. Staff Member

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    Well done, that took some sleuthing, you were probably too excited to see the entry, but as Sue said, the entries were all over the shop.
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    Hence.... Xmas ;)
     
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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    @annabel, if you cannot find the entry on the page tap the bottom of the page on people silhouette (next to the film strip) and the transcription comes up and the page moves to where the original the entry is (I am not explaining it very well) - sometimes finding the entry before or after helps too.
    upload_2021-2-4_16-59-55.png

    Glad it was your family:)
     
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    burt Where there's a will there's a way!

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    Worse than that is xpian for christian.
     
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    Findem The Fearless One

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    Sometimes it's just Xopher and if the writing is bad, cramped or feint it can cause a lot of angst. :D
     
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    Me neither.
     

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