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Handwriting puzzlement fun 
10th-Nov-2008 05:05 pm
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Sometimes when you get an old BDM certificate, the problem with it is the writing. This time, its the photocopying. I've got a cert from Scotland 1858, and I can't quite puzzle out everything that's been written there. So, if you fancy yourself as being good at reading older writing, please feel free to have a go ;)

Just the one I'm interested in
the whole page if you want to try and compare letters...

What I think it says:

When, where and how Married Signatures of parties Age Residence Rank or Profession, and Condition (whether Bachelor or Widower, Spinster or Widow)
Relationship of parties (if any)
Name, Surname, and Rank or
Profession of Father
Name, and Maiden Surname
of Mother
If a regular Marriage
Signatures of Officiating Minister
and Witnesses
On the fifteenth day of November 1858 at Maryhill, Mar-riage (after Banns) was solemnised between ?? accord-ing to the Forms of the Free Church signed
John McIntyre
32 ?number ??? Street ???? Police officer
Bachelor
Cousins
John McIntyre
Shoemaker and
Janet Bunting
both deceased
Signed
Robert ???
??? Maryhill
Free Church
Signed
Signed
Elizabeth Bunting
30 Main Street
Maryhill
Dressmaker
Spinster
Cousins
John Bunting
Private ???(Watchman?)
and Agnes ???
deceased
John bunting
???
??? ???
???
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