Help In Reading

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  1. Helen

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    Morning all sorry not to have replied before but I have been under the weather and have been keeping up using my Kindle but it really didn't want to play to reply to posts
    Thank you for all your sugestions
     
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    Thank you for that :( my subscription to FMP has just lapsed so will have to go to the library to check up as Ancestry don't seem to have anything for Whitton
     
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    Not sure if this will help but this is the full page
    Think I might have to get back to Lincoln Archives and plow through the pages see if I can find a birth for Elizabeth. The only problem with that was they were not in date order the last time I looked but fingers crossed I might find something
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    Huncamunca The Knowledgeable One

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    Thank you for that image, which seems clearer. I am now fairly confident that the mystery surname is hallewel (see enlargement below).

    P.S. sorry, having trouble inserting the image here. Will keep trying.
     
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    Huncamunca The Knowledgeable One

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    I think you could be right your picture is much better than mine going by wife and William in other places it looks the same
    Why oh why couldn't the write clearly didn't they know we would want to read it 300+ years later :mad:
     
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    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    Just spent an hour on this, doing various things with the image,:eek: will keep trying. Hate to give up with stuff like this. I think I may have a way of making the text clearer, but wont be able to give it a go until Monday.
    Please can someone let me know if the mystery is ever solved. :)
    anneb
     
  8. MollyMay

    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    I can save you a trip, your date for Whitton is not covered.
     
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    Thanks it looks like Lincoln for me :(
     
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    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

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    Huncamunca

    Brilliant! I can see it now -- still not sure I would have been able to read it without already 'knowing' what it said though ... a bit like the time I tried to learn to read arabic :(
     

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