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13-02-2016, 20:54   #331
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I can't even figure out which line it is! That is dreadful handwriting and a dreadful microfilm.
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13-02-2016, 22:45   #332
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It is awful - the line is 9th up from the bottom. It really is too unclear to even hazard a guess.
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13-02-2016, 23:13   #333
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Could it be John? The first letter looks like it has a loop at the top.
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13-02-2016, 23:50   #334
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I would suggest John as well - if you look at the John two lines above, there are similarities in the way J & H are written.
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14-02-2016, 06:55   #335
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Thanks for attempting this one.

I see a high loop after the the first letter so to me it looks like El. I'm hoping it is Eliza.
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14-02-2016, 09:36   #336
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Thanks for attempting this one.

I see a high loop after the the first letter so to me it looks like El. I'm hoping it is Eliza.
I think that you are right: no doubt about the initial "E"; no doubt about the size of the word; lots of doubt about what follows the initial letter - but I more easily see a terminal "a" rather than "n".

Both "Ellen" and "Eliza" can be found on the page for comparison, and the handwriting, while difficult, is very consistent.
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14-02-2016, 23:40   #337
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Dreadful image all right. I tried to compare it with the rest of the handwriting by the same writer. The inverse image makes me think it may start with 'L'. If you see the name directly under 'Eliza', looks like 'Looby', the 'L' of Looby looks similar to the first letter of the obliterated name. Any chance it could be Lisa? Might not be a name in use at that time though. You would need X-ray vision for this one! And a crystal ball!
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15-02-2016, 00:52   #338
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Many thanks for all those who had a look. I agree the quality of the image was very poor. Hopefully, some day, I might be able to view the original parish register and it might be easier to decipher
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15-02-2016, 09:26   #339
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Lisa actually crossed my mind as well but I dismissed it as too modern a name.
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15-02-2016, 09:36   #340
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As a name on its own its fairly recent but it was used as one of the many short version of Elizabeth in the distant past.
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15-02-2016, 14:47   #341
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Thanks to Kildare Fan for the reply to my query about a month ago. The site's tech problems prevented me from getting to it for quite awhile. I appreciate the answer.
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Hi, can someone have a look at this baptism record on this link close to bottom of page, left hand side on 21 Nov 1834. I'm not convinced of baby's name, it has been transcribed as Ellen by everyone who has seen it

21 E??? of Michael Blackburn, etc
It is unfortunate that the particular Christian name you are interested in is so obscure. As you say, an in-person visit to view the original registeris probably the way to go.

In terms of hard-to-read though, can I point to examples such as:
Wexford, 1672 http://registers.nli.ie/pages/vtls000634134_003
- Ireland's oldest Catholic diocesan register, which really needs to be specially filmed
Kilmore, 1765 http://registers.nli.ie/pages/vtls000634076_027
Castlebridge, 1837 http://registers.nli.ie/pages/vtls000634039_023

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25-02-2016, 15:17   #343
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Hi,

Would anyone be able to make out the mortuary entry dated 8th July 1858 at this link: http://registers.nli.ie/registers/vt...e/109/mode/1up C,agh (abbreviation of the townland) ? of Mrs. Thos. Mulloy Thos.

Also, at the bottom of the page, some entries have "settled" written next to them, does anyone know what it means specifically?

Thanks in advance.
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25-02-2016, 15:21   #344
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I can only make out as much as you have yourself Alan.
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Hi,

Also, at the bottom of the page, some entries have "settled" written next to them, does anyone know what it means specifically?
Settled means the account was paid.
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