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    Help with bride's surname, please

    After 30+years, I've finally unearthed the 1708 marriage record of one set of 5xgt-grandparents - but I'm not sure of the bride's surname All suggestions welcome. (John Cork married Katherine ????)

    John Cork & Katherine.jpg

    Jay
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    Looks like Shioros to me

    Edit - could be Shores

    Sorry, not much help lol
    Last edited by tessie31082; 10-03-19 at 17:03.

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    Shores?
    Thought it was a capital H but now I think Sh...
    thought this before seeing Tessie's post.
    Anne

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    Can you put a bit more of the document up and see if we can see letters from other words? the r is the same as r in married, and looks like convincing Os

    Is it even a double f ? Although that makes no sense

    is that "were married" or is the were part of her name?
    Last edited by cbcarolyn; 10-03-19 at 19:51.
    Carolyn

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    My initial guess was Sheres...that makes no sense though. Looking again it looks like Shioros. The "o" looks like "e" when you look at the other words there.....
    Last edited by Tilly Mint; 10-03-19 at 20:09.
    Jacky

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    Yes, Carolyn, it is "were married."
    My first thought was that it was Shaws, then I wondered if she was Katherine Hows.
    All the writing is very "calligraphic" - lots of little sections for some of the letters.
    I'm not sure I can post a more extended image for copyright reasons, so let's hope this link works.
    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61...202&cc=1823613

    Jay
    Janet in Yorkshire



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

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    Oh, there is a Katherine "Sheres" in Norfolk but too early for your's, Jay - 1500s "tut" .
    Jacky

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    Sorry - the family search link doesn't work - perhaps a mod could delete the link, please.

    Jay
    Janet in Yorkshire



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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tilly Mint View Post
    My initial guess was Sheres...that makes no sense though. Looking again it looks like Shioros. The "o" looks like "e" when you look at the other words there.....
    I agree, I think the second o looks like an e in the "were' and the first is an o

    I would go for Shores when comparing the h in Wittingham in a couple of lines above.
    Carolyn

    Researching:Luggs, Freeman - Cornwall; Dayman, Hobbs, Heard - Devon
    Wilson, Miles - Northants; Brett, Everett, Clark, Allum - Herts/Essex
    Plant, Skinner - Lincs ....all moved to London
    Also interested in Proctor, Woodruff

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    link worked for me
    Carolyn

    Researching:Luggs, Freeman - Cornwall; Dayman, Hobbs, Heard - Devon
    Wilson, Miles - Northants; Brett, Everett, Clark, Allum - Herts/Essex
    Plant, Skinner - Lincs ....all moved to London
    Also interested in Proctor, Woodruff

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