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  1. Chimp

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    Below is an extract from an attestation paper, I'm having trouble deciphering the name on line #6

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    Flook A True Gentleman. Rest in Peace.

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    What year was this Chimp?
     
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    H. Sloane?

    What is the title for line 6. Name of a next of kin or boss man? It is definitely not a B. That is a tough one!!
     
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    @Flook - 24th February 1912

    @Figgs - In whose employ are you?

    No. 31 Market Street is where the enlister lived.
     
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    Do you have any lists where the occupant of 31 Market Street lived.....could have been a boarder and someone else might be working for the same person. How about names of a bricklayer or a company.....guess that is a stretch. Or compare it with other attestation papers written by this same person. That middle letter could be an M.
     
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    I have checked for builders or other bricklayers but none of the names match. This fella was a waggoner on a farm in Clun in 1911, in the employ of John Watson
     
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    Good point - I'd been seeing it as "ai". And I think you may have helped me crack it. How about Elsmore?

    Mr Google shows a few results for Elsmore in Knighton, among them this one from the Wesleyan Circuit (last entry on p.648 of the original):
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    I'm not sure what date that relates to, but the site it's on looks rather useful to anyone with Wesleyan or Methodist ancestors.
     
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    Blaine?
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Nice one Arthur, I saw Blaine from the first look. I nearly went ape trying to change original post. No quarter given for unwanted posts :oops:
     
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    :D :D
    Ah yes, Henry Elsmore was a house decorator in 1911, so William (enlister) with his knowledge of bricklaying would be an asset to Mr Elsmore.

    Thank you Arthur.
     
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    Hello........this is the "master clue cracker" here. And Elsmore is now clear to me. I knew it wasn't a B.....but whoever wrote it needs a smack, lol. Goodonya, Arthur......I was seeing a tad of "more", but couldn't get the first letter. Yay, Team Art-Fig. :D
     
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    Thank you all very much for your help ;)
     
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    Got here too late to chip in, but I read it as Elsmore too :)
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    You're all very clever. I went crossed eyed, no glasses, still half asleep. No idea, so gave up, rolled over and went back to sleep. :)
     
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    I was on my phone, so didn't even try. We all know how good I am when on my phone, don't we!!:rolleyes:
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    It was still dark, I wasn't getting out of my warm bed to fire up the beast. So yes, I had my phone too. Screen enlarged to within an inch of it's life. Didn't help. Best left to the experts. They done good. ;)
     
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    Tomorrow I shall stayed nested if bones will allow, then mayhap I can stay up later. :D
     
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    I know this a couple of years late, but I've just seen this thread. My great-great grandfather was Henry Elsmore. He was indeed a painter and decorator, but he also built houses in Victoria Road and West Street, Knighton. I believe that someone else was in on that development. He would have employed various tradesmen. Hope that helps!
     
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