Discussion in 'Ask The Experts' started by Blackmogs, Feb 14, 2019.
Can I have my learned Friends' input to the names on these snips please?
Nicolas Sowter sonne of Richard Sowter and Rose?
Willam Sowter was buried the 26 th day of June
I go with that as well.
I agree with Ann, and after Rose it might be 'his', in which case the entry could quite possibly continue with 'wife', which we can't see.
Does the format of other entries on the page suggest the use of "and ... his wife"? And does it look as though others have been cut short in the image?
Another one in agreement
I agree too (I could actually read these )
Yep, I agree too.
Add me to the list.
I'm not convinced that it's "Richard" ... but can't see an alternative
I don’t think its Richard either because who is the wife? Rose? If so then the R is different.
Am off to check.
There is a marriage in Easebourne Sussex of Richard Sowter and Rose Jackson in 1637. Family Search
I think he must have been experimenting with his fancy penmanship as some of the ‘of’s are different as well.
Ta ever so, I had been browsing for ages and got to the point where I didnt trust myself. There was a Richard married to a Rose, but the Rs are definitely different in this entry. Mind you, the vicar had only just begun to mention the wives which I think was normal in tgd 1700s. Unfortunately in spite of extensive spreadsheeting, I cannot connect any of 'my' Burpham Souters to neighbouring parishes. The time when Richard and Mary would have married is missing from the registers.
Thanks Sue, I have them.
The R on Richard only looks different because his quill ran out of ink. You can see the blob where he had re-dipped and started the leg of the R.
Detective you is.
I'm ploughing through the parish registers of Holbeton in Devon, thanks to FMP, and I think the vicar who was filling out the registers for part of the 1600's went to the same school as your vicar - look how he writes his Richards
It was obviously the 'fashion' of the day
Separate names with a comma.