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brummiejan

brummiejan Report 29 Sep 2012 19:40

Gold medal for mis-transcription?? Name is actually Emily Kate! (I am sorry to say).

1911 Wales Census

Name: Smily Hate Lewellyn
Age in 1911: 32
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879
Relation to Head: Niece
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Heath, Glamorgan, Wales
Civil parish: Mynyddislwyn
County/Island: Monmouthshire
Country: Wales
Street Address: Ael-Y-bryn Blackwood Mon
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Teacher
Registration district: Newport
Registration District Number: 587
Sub-registration district: Mynyddislwyn

John Lewis 51
Carherine Lewis 49
Joseph Edvard Lewis 16
Smily Hate Lewellyn 32

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 29 Sep 2012 20:26

Lol....probably got her birthplace wrong too.

Births Jun 1879

Llewellyn Emily Kate ... Neath 11a 562

lancashireAnn

lancashireAnn Report 29 Sep 2012 22:39

but they managed to spell Mynyddislwyn correctly! :-S

wisechild

wisechild Report 30 Sep 2012 07:10

Have seen various members of my Sewell family transcribed as Smell and Firths as Frett.
So helpful.

AlanOnTheWirral

AlanOnTheWirral Report 30 Sep 2012 10:49

I transcribe and sometimes the writing is abismal and you have to make an informed guess. In this instance, the transciber hasnt used any imaginination at all; I'm tempted to wonder where this transcriber came from. Rule of thumb is "type what you see"..............he/she couldn't have seen 'Smily Hate' as christian names.