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Possible name change or mistake??

Postby Katykat » Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:20 pm

I know family name sometimes change possibly due to people being illiterate and not realising their surname has been misspelt ( in my husbands family a story circulates that they missed out on a large inheritance because somewhere along the line their name changed from Standley to Stanley) I have a conundrum here. Following a hint on Familysearch, it tells me that William Booker b 1734 was the last child of William BookHAM. All his siblings were called BOOKHAM except him. Given that this information has been compiled by a person rather than Familysearch itself, I’m thinking that it might be a mistake and that my William Booker may not be the child of William BOOKHAM. I’ve been led on a wild goose chase like this before when I followed a similar hint with a different relative ( although the same family) and was incandescent when the links led right back to William the Conquerer. Only to find that one name was slightly different and this wasn’t my tree after all. So my question is, how feasible is it that one child would have a slightly different surname than his siblings and parents?
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Re: Possible name change or mistake??

Postby SRD » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:52 am

I wouldn't be accepting that as a match if it were in my tree.
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Re: Possible name change or mistake??

Postby rockyfowler » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:13 am

Its a bit iffy even Mary is put as Ounstead should be Dunstead I always check with orig records if pos kind regards RF
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Re: Possible name change or mistake??

Postby Katykat » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:05 am

Oh thanks Rocky, I didn’t realise that.
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Re: Possible name change or mistake??

Postby rockyfowler » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:47 am

8 Nov 1762 St Edmund West Kingsdown
William BOOKER Role Groom From Shoreham Mary Dunstead By Banns Wit; Eliz Martin /Samuel Edwards
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Re: Possible name change or mistake??

Postby Katykat » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:50 pm

Thanks Rocky
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Re: Possible name change or mistake??

Postby Katykat » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:06 pm

Does this marriage record give any fathers names by any chance?
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Re: Possible name change or mistake??

Postby rockyfowler » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:30 pm

That`s all the info :wink:
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Re: Possible name change or mistake??

Postby Katykat » Fri May 24, 2019 11:06 am

Question for Rockyfowler. Could you tell me where you got the information about William Bookers marriage to Mary Dunstead? I can only find a Mary Ounsted in my research, nothing at all linking Mary Dunstead.
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