Help deciphering Baptism entry

Discussion in 'Ask The Experts' started by mugwortismy cat, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. Chimp

    Chimp Moderator & Cheeky Human IMP Staff Member

    Offline
    Messages:
    6,200
    Likes Received:
    17,492
    Location:
    Knighton, Powys, Wales
    Thanks to Hucamunca for this link

    If you go to

    http://
    archive.spectator.co.uk/

    and put in the search terms "Twisden Hodges" (use quotes) you will get a 5 hits. One of which is a date of marriage. Actually if you search ALL you get the date of death of his first wife too.
     
    mugwortismy cat likes this.
  2. Flook

    Flook A True Gentleman. Rest in Peace.

    Offline
    Messages:
    1,735
    Likes Received:
    3,255
    Location:
    Nottingham U.K.
    Just as an aside, I've never bought into the instant assumption that a privately baptized infant is on the point of death. I know it's true in some cases but I have quite a few instances in my family where the baby grew up to be a perfectly healthy adult. Surely quite as often it was a social choice (if not more frequently than impending death?).
     
  3. Daft Bat

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

    Offline
    Messages:
    5,781
    Likes Received:
    22,266
    Location:
    Northamptonshire, England.
    Although this pdf article refers to "Custom and Practice in 19th Century Lincolnshire", it may well apply to other areas.

    http://www.
    localpopulationstudies.org.uk/PDF/LPS12/LPS12_1974_25-27.pdf
     
    Stafford, Flook and mugwortismy cat like this.
  4. mugwortismy cat

    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

    Offline
    Messages:
    3,459
    Likes Received:
    5,786
    Location:
    London, England
    thank you Jan

    I found that very interesting
     
    Daft Bat likes this.
  5. mugwortismy cat

    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

    Offline
    Messages:
    3,459
    Likes Received:
    5,786
    Location:
    London, England
    I thought you may be interested to see a different occurrence of the Smith-Marriotts in the Baptisms.

    I'd also appreciate your opinions as to what the minister has written about himself. I think it says "RH Wingfield Digby M.A. Rector of Thompson, Dorset", which I assume to be Winterborne Thomson.

    smith-marriott.jpg
     
    Doug likes this.
  6. mugwortismy cat

    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

    Offline
    Messages:
    3,459
    Likes Received:
    5,786
    Location:
    London, England
    Actually that should be Winterborne Tomson (at least that is the current spelling) ;)
     
  7. mugwortismy cat

    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

    Offline
    Messages:
    3,459
    Likes Received:
    5,786
    Location:
    London, England
    More help needed please.

    I can only manage to read the placename as Hulborne Post. Can anyone see anything different? can anyone find somewhere called that?

    hulborne post.jpg
     
    Doug likes this.
  8. AnnB

    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

    Offline
    Messages:
    3,390
    Likes Received:
    14,808
    Location:
    North Devon, England
    Could it be Milborne Port?

    Ann
     
    mugwortismy cat likes this.
  9. mugwortismy cat

    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

    Offline
    Messages:
    3,459
    Likes Received:
    5,786
    Location:
    London, England
    AnnB you little star! I should have thought of that myself (twit!)
     
    Doug likes this.
  10. AnnB

    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

    Offline
    Messages:
    3,390
    Likes Received:
    14,808
    Location:
    North Devon, England
    I rather like Hulborne Post......:rolleyes:

    Twinkle
     
    mugwortismy cat likes this.
  11. Schnurrbart

    Schnurrbart Well-Known Member

    Offline
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    439
    Location:
    Somerset
    Re;- "Hulborne Post" which church and what date please?
     
  12. mugwortismy cat

    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

    Offline
    Messages:
    3,459
    Likes Received:
    5,786
    Location:
    London, England
    It's Sydling St Nicholas in Dorset in 1875 :)
     
  13. Schnurrbart

    Schnurrbart Well-Known Member

    Offline
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    439
    Location:
    Somerset
    Thanks, in that case and nothing to do with your question, but the Vicar was The Rev. W J Vernon, BA who was presented to the vicarage in 1874; he died in December 1894.
    For your original question they appear in the 1881 Census (in FMP) as Belbew, in Newtown, Milborne Port.
     
    mugwortismy cat likes this.
  14. mugwortismy cat

    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

    Offline
    Messages:
    3,459
    Likes Received:
    5,786
    Location:
    London, England
    OK guys I am now in 1889-1890 and there is an interim curate who performs 4 baptisms. PLEASE please please will someone interpret this name for me? And can anyone work out the placename above Charminster, Higher Burlxxx?

    singey.jpg
     
  15. mugwortismy cat

    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

    Offline
    Messages:
    3,459
    Likes Received:
    5,786
    Location:
    London, England
    Ah I think it must be Higher Burton ...
     
  16. MollyMay

    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

    Offline
    Messages:
    4,965
    Likes Received:
    12,816
    Location:
    Middlesex
    I think you are right - google is your friend :)

    As for the name - Herbert H. S--gey MA - not much help am I?
     
    mugwortismy cat likes this.
  17. Huncamunca

    Huncamunca The Knowledgeable One

    Offline
    Messages:
    2,263
    Likes Received:
    4,770
    Location:
    Oxfordshire, UK
    Having done a bit of cheating I reckon he is Herbert H. Surgey M.A., Curate in charge pro tem

    There is a 24 year old Herbert H. Surgey, student Undergraduate of (London & Victoria??). b. Nottingham Notts in Ardwick, Manchester in 1881 (RG 11/3984, f.109, p.28). In 1901 he is a clergyman in Edwalton, Notts (RG 13/3203, f.133, p.18)
     
    mugwortismy cat likes this.
  18. MollyMay

    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

    Offline
    Messages:
    4,965
    Likes Received:
    12,816
    Location:
    Middlesex
    Could it be Herbert H Surgey? - if so he can be found on the 1881 census age 24 an 'undergraduate of London and Victoria' RG11/3894/109/28
     
    mugwortismy cat likes this.
  19. mugwortismy cat

    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

    Offline
    Messages:
    3,459
    Likes Received:
    5,786
    Location:
    London, England
    Oh well done Huncamunca :) [edit: and MollyMay too!]

    I have been toying with SINGEY, but knew it was wrong o_O Like MollyMay I was fairly certain of SxxGEY

    I was trying to cheat too but FreeBMD kept timing out on me ... "The FreeBMD site is too busy to complete that action. Please try again later." Story of my life ;)
     
  20. MollyMay

    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

    Offline
    Messages:
    4,965
    Likes Received:
    12,816
    Location:
    Middlesex
    Finally found him in 1891 RG12/1656/90/5, with wife Mary
    as Curate of Cattistock Dorset.
    Anc has him transcribed as 'Lurgey' :D
     
    Huncamunca and mugwortismy cat like this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice