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Another Deciphering request

Post by lastejas » 02 Apr 2019 14:07

Anne & James Hooley.JPG
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June 11th Anne Daughter of James & Mary Hooley ???????????

Not sure what the ?????? bit is, it looks like "about 3 years old, but cannot make the last bit out. It looks like "1 may last"!!!!

Any help would be grateful
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Post by tatewise » 02 Apr 2019 14:32

I agree it looks like about 3 Years old and the b matches with born at top and the 3 matches with 3rd on left.

The final word does look like last but not sure about the bit beforehand.
Why would May be a superscript like that?
Is it perhaps Xmas ?

Are there any similar entries giving the child's age on adjacent pages?
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Re: Another Deciphering request

Post by Wilfreda99 » 02 Apr 2019 14:38

I agree that it looks like Xmas, though not sure I would have if Mike had not put the idea into my head.

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Re: Another Deciphering request

Post by David2416 » 02 Apr 2019 14:43

3 {possibly 9} year old Xmas last.

Need to see more to compare.
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Post by ColeValleyGirl » 02 Apr 2019 14:46

As Mike says, it would be helpful to know if there were other similar entries, but I'll hazard a guess that Ann was 'about 3 years old Xmas last', so three years old last Christmas. I note she's being dipped alongside her (presumably) infant brother.

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Re: Another Deciphering request

Post by lastejas » 02 Apr 2019 15:23

Thanks Everyone,

I now agree with Mike's idea of it being "Xmas Last", not that I would have even thought of that. The 3 years does fit with the date range for James & Mary's kids being born Mary 1752, John 1755, Elizabeth 1758 and James 1764 so Anne (1761) would fit in the gap between Elizabeth and James..

I did look through the 3 previous and past years of the parish register but there was nothing similar mentioned. Also I looked at the Bishops transcript and it didn't even shown that last bit for Anne.

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