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Re: William Bowne and wife Mary Haverland
Posted by: Gary Smith (ID *****9582) Date: March 10, 2009 at 01:19:00
In Reply to: William Bowne and wife Mary Haverland by Tim Freeman of 281


Haverland, Havilland and Haviland are spelling forms used in the years before spelling was formalized. Even so, names from that period were often transmogrified based upon a clerk's ignorance, a local dialect, or its similarity to a better known name.


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