Discussion in 'General Family History Queries' started by Chimp, Mar 15, 2016.
Below is an extract from an attestation paper, I'm having trouble deciphering the name on line #6
What year was this Chimp?
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!!
@Flook - 24th February 1912
@Figgs - In whose employ are you?
No. 31 Market Street is where the enlister lived.
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.
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
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):
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.
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
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.
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.
Thank you all very much for your help
Got here too late to chip in, but I read it as Elsmore too
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.
I was on my phone, so didn't even try. We all know how good I am when on my phone, don't we!!
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.
Tomorrow I shall stayed nested if bones will allow, then mayhap I can stay up later.
Yes, me too, yesterday.
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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