Witness 1797 marriage

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  1. Sis

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    Any ideas on the surname of this William please. I see william w????m. The bride and groom's names are Rees and Owen, so not directly related at this point in time.

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    Looks like Worsame :sceptical::(
     
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    Could well be Worsam or a variant, I have Worsams in my mob. Do they come from Hampshire.....?
     
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    Thank you ladies. They were married in Westminster and so far no idea where they were born.
     
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    There are two versions on FMP. The second one is clearer

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    Still not sure what the name is though :(
     
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    Is it Wonsom?

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    Wonson? A William Wonson was baptised in Ickham Kent in 1757.......perhaps.
    But then the last letter looks more like an m rather an n. Wonsom looks better.
     
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    I can't find anything for a William Wonsom, but there are a few records for the name William Worsom, though not sure if they are in the correct area - but then people did move around.
     
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    Thank you everyone. Not a relative, don't have anyone with a name anywhere near that. Oh well, onwards and upwards.
     
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    Looking at the carefully written 'm' in William, perhaps the surname has an 'r' , making it Wonsorn ?
    than again there is a dot above the letter before 's'. rather looks like 'worisom' which this is becoming :(
     
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    Thank you Wendy. :)
     
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    Warisom?
     
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    Thank you Colin.
     

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