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    I've been trying to track down four children in a 1870 Meall family group baptism. No dates of birth were given and in the bp register they were recorded as the children of Lucien and Elizabeth; one daughter was recorded as Elizabeth Emma. I had no luck at all, but then found a marriage for Eliza Mary Henrietta Meall, daughter of Henri Lucien, his actual birth forenames.
    I've now found the family in census - in 1861 their daughter was Eliza M, in 1881 she was Eliza M H . So the initials M H morphed into Emma when the vicar recorded the baptisms and he bigged up Eliza into Elizabeth. And I'd thought it was only the surname Meall that was giving me problems
    Last edited by Janet in Yorkshire; 22-04-23, 14:48.
    Janet in Yorkshire

    Genealogists never die - they just swap places in the family tree