Buckhorn Weston, Dorset 1871 What is this name?

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    trying to interpret the name of George and Charlotte's first daughter, it seems to start W-and end -assa, But I just cannot make sense of it


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    Well using Logan I looked on the GRO and it gave mmn as Cave - so I looked for a daughter in 1855 - nothing:(

    But there is this:-
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    I think Care is close enough to Cave:)

    FMP have transcribed it as Wyassa
     
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    It's even more puzzling in 1861, so I tried Blackmore as the suname, year of birth 1854 +/- 1 and Shaftesbury reg district on the GRO site...... and came up with
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    That must be one of the weirdest names I've ever seen :confused:
    Snap MM :D
     
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    The family are at the same address in 1861 RG09/1649/31/19

    FMP made no attempt to transcibe the name
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    I have no idea how you would pronounce it though.
     
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    Afrassa?
    Oops Urfessa Postena apparently :confused:
    Should have read previous posts
     
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    In 1881 Ancestry have it as Euphrasia.

    Looks like she married a Henry Charles Crocker in 1884 and from there on, it is always Euphrasia.
     
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    I was wondering if it IS supposed to be Euphrasia.
     
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    Euphrasia is another name for the flower Eyebright.

    (Just thought that I would throw that in....)
     
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    A case of accent
     
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    Looking again at post #1 it looks like UFRASSA. Close enough to Euphrasia for me.
     
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    A bit like Augusta who became Agerstar on one census
     
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    Ok I shall try to digest your findings in a note which i will add to my transcription which i think is going to be Wyrassa

    Thank you all :D
     
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    Euphrasia Crocker died in 1932 in Sherborne.
    Have you compared the ‘y’ in ‘Wyrassa’ to the ‘y’ in Mary down further?
    Sorry Mugsy but it looks like an ‘f’ :)
     
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    I really think that although the first letter is very similar to a 'W',
    it is in fact a 'U'. I think Sue has it spot on with 'Ufrassa', and I
    think it is a bad spelling of 'Euphrasia' as suggested.
     
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    you are probably right, but I can only see what I can see :D but I have taken another look at it and yes I will go with "Ufrassa"

    this handwriting which is on the surface quite straightforward has caused me many stumbles :oops:
     

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