Confused dates

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  1. ColinA

    ColinA Well-Known Member

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    I have just uploaded Memorial 199788916 to Find a Grave. This is for Ann Chapman who died 19th November 1784; her husband was Richard Chapman.

    [1] Can anyone please read the last word of line 2 on the memorial which starts Body of Ann Chapman, then it looks like male with an 'l' in front. The next line continues 'ye wife' so I thought it was late wife but isn't.

    [2] Why do Ancestry and Familysearch say she was buried on 13th November 1784? No doubt either the stone mason or someone else (later record transacriber) made an error.
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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  3. Ma-dotcom

    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    It does look as you say Colin. Could the engraver made an error? I thought it read " & wife" which leaves the other word still wanting. If it were modern I'd think "mate"& Wife of"
     
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    Could it say "Late wife of Richard Chapman"?

    Oh, just read your post again and you don't think it does. However, I can't see "ye" before the word wife.
     
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    burt Where there's a will there's a way!

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    Jellylegs has it right.
     
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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    Likewise FMP - 3 entries for this burial and all say 13th November, including the National Burial Index, but none have a copy pf the original Parish Register to check:(
    Anc. have used the FS record for their entry as they quote the film number.
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    It certainly looks like that.
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    My thoughts too....
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    Just checked the etymology and apparently, the word 'mate' has been used since the 1540s to mean 'one of a wedded pair'.

    So, perhaps it is. :)
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    As I read it,
    Beneath this tomb is interred
    Body of Ann Chapman Late (two scratches \\ through the word late)
    \ Wife of Richard Chapman\
    Who died \ 19 Nov 1784 Aged 61 Years.
    Yes, Mate could be it.
     
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  11. Ma-dotcom

    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    So cosy to think they still thought this way.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    So cosy to think they still thought this way

    so I waited & still it arrived thus.
     
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  13. ColinA

    ColinA Well-Known Member

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    Certainly there with 'e' above 'y' just before Wife (granted it is faint though).

    If I knew how to upload an image from my PC I would.
     
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    Doug Administrator. The Main Man. Staff Member

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    When you post a comment on the thread look to the bottom of the box you type in then select Upload a file. Select browse then go to the file of the image on your pc.

    If you get an error it is probably because the file size is too large. Resize the image to a smaller size and try again.
     
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    Oh I see: I'd tried to use the image icon at the top.
     

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