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11:48am on Saturday, 17th August, 2019:



Here's the handwritten part of the birth certificate of one of my ancestors, William Whincup:

It says:
Tenth April 1850 Walshford
John Whincup
Mary Whincup formerly Kay
The Mark of X John Whincup Father Walshford
[something] May 1850
Joseph Dixon Registrar

What's that [something] say there? Here is it in close-up:

I don't actually need to know for genealogical reasons, but I need to know for "damn you, Joseph Dixon!" reasons.

Yes, I did look up who the registrar of births and deaths was for the sub-district of Wetherby in 1850 because I couldn't read his name on the certificate either.

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