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Jan Report 3 Aug 2013 21:48

My favorite mistranscription in a census was a listing for something like Bingamingus. When I checked the original it was for Benjamin James.

I now have a grandson named Benjamin - guess what my pet name for him is.


KenSE Report 2 Aug 2013 16:36

Was she called Em ?


Malcolm Report 2 Aug 2013 14:59

Scottish newspaper birth announcement: To James and Anne Downie..a Bony Daughter. :-)


Renes Report 1 Aug 2013 20:21

Love it ......


SylviaInCanada Report 1 Aug 2013 19:58

:-D :-D :-D

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 1 Aug 2013 19:50

(in case you ever find a link Rose!, lol)

Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900
Name: Charles Jacinth Bellairs. Gaskoin
College: JESUS
Entered: Michs. 1895
Born: 30 Jul 1873
s. of Herman John Richard

Chris :)

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 1 Aug 2013 16:02

I was very taken by the thought that the baby might have been a surprise , when I saw this middle name :-)

C J B Majesus Gaskoin

but sadly it should be Gaskoin. C.J.B, 'MA', Jesus ( college) Cambridge. :-)