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 Post subject: Joseph/John
PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:16 pm 

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Rex, I see you are on line and you are good at this sort of thing. Have you seen the name Joseph shortened to John. I have an ancestor whose father is listed as John on his baptism record, but the only possible marriage I can find for his father is of a Joseph. Has anyone else got any thoughts on this? Gill


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 Post subject: Re: Joseph/John
PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:56 pm 
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Hi Gill. I've seen Jno which is either John or Jonathan, can't remember which ir even if it could be either.
I've seen Joseph shortened to Jos.

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 Post subject: Re: Joseph/John
PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:32 am 

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Gill,

I don't remember any instance of Joseph being shortened to Jno. Jos could also be Joshua.

Of course a parish clerk or minister or even a civil registrar could get a name wrong.

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