What is this name?

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    Can anyone decipher the first name of the second witness please?
     
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    Looks like Amodeus to me :confused:
     
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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    Amadeus from me too
     
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    Don't suppose he was from Lancashire?
     
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    Prestwich:)
     
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    How do you Know?
     
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    The clerk's handwriting is the same on Amadeus's own marriage. :)
     
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    Yes, he was a witness to the marriage of Thomas CRANSHAW and Betty HOLT on 10 April 1792 at St. Mary's Prestwich, Lancashire.
     
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    Thank you all. It was late last night (well in the early hours of this morning, actually) that I found it and just couldn't make it out and needed to get to bed.

    For some reason I thought it was some sort of female name, but blowed if I could work out what.
     
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    There was an Amodeus Holt who was baptised in 1763 in Presby Church-NC, BURY, LANCASHIRE. Maybe the same one as was witness.

    (I'm surprised I even came close :) )
     
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    Just checking it out. He possibly has 3 marriages :eek:
     
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    He signed on each of the three marriages with a signature as above:)

    Stuck the name in FMP and got a page and a half of hits:D all Prestwich
     
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    Trying to see if/how he is related to Betty Holt whose marriage he witnessed. Too many Betty Holt's though - I am going cross eyed.

    If anyone fancies having a go, I would be grateful.
     
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    I have tried, using the bap that Chimp found, which gives father as Johnathon, working on the idea Betty could be a sister I looked for a bap for her with father Johnathon but found nothing.
    I did find a Thomas bap 16/1/1761 with parents Johnathon and Ann though.

    There are other baps for Betty Holt (in both Bury and Prestwich), do you have any children's names which might give a clue?
     
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    Only just found the marriage in 1792 between Thomas Cranshaw and Betty Holt.

    Baptisms of children that are probably theirs (all in Prestwich) are:-

    Alice 16 Sep 1792
    Mary 16 July 1795
    Hannah 30 Jan 1800
    Sarah 10 March 1803
     
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    Lancashire OPC has the marriage of Amadeus Holt to Sarah Green 13 March 1792 Prestwich. Witness was Dan Bradshaw and Richard Openshaw.
    Sarah Mather 3 May 1798
    Mary Yates 25 Feb 1802.
    Death of Amadeus Holt son of Amadeus 13 Jun 1812.
    Death of Amadeus age 61 10 Nov 1825
    All the above of Prestwich.
     
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    Father Jonathon of Redwals. Lancashire OPC
     
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    There was a Betty Holt baptised in the Presy Church - NC, Bury, Lancs on 1st Jan 1774 (born 26 Dec 1773) - parents were William and Alice.

    Maybe Betty and Amadeus were cousins?
     

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