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Re: Joseph Wanlass 1827 New Castle England
Posted by: Shelia Chapman Date: April 23, 2001 at 23:00:33
In Reply to: Re: Joseph Wanlass 1827 New Castle England by Dennis Wanless of 48

Wanlass - Wanless, the fact that spelling is different means nothing. Surnames in the UK were often spelt any way the parish clerk heard them. I've come across several records from around this time, where consecutive entries in parish registers, which obviously refer to the same family, were spelt differently. This was particularly so if the family concerned were illiterate - common at that time.


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