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    On the Liverpool Catholic Burials on Ancestry there is a Mary Davison aged 31 years buried at St Anthony's on 13 June 1847. Can anyone decipher the name of the street where she lived for me? The first letter looks like an "S" going by the writing elsewhere on the page but could it be Gay or Joy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by patriciaberry38 View Post
    Hello
    On the Liverpool Catholic Burials on Ancestry there is a Mary Davison aged 31 years buried at St Anthony's on 13 June 1847. Can anyone decipher the name of the street where she lived for me? The first letter looks like an "S" going by the writing elsewhere on the page but could it be Gay or Joy?
    Thanks
    Pat
    Could you post the image here? That might help us to help you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patriciaberry38 View Post
    Hello
    On the Liverpool Catholic Burials on Ancestry there is a Mary Davison aged 31 years buried at St Anthony's on 13 June 1847. Can anyone decipher the name of the street where she lived for me? The first letter looks like an "S" going by the writing elsewhere on the page but could it be Gay or Joy?
    Thanks
    Pat
    There was a Gay St at the start of Scotland Road but no residents are shown on my Kelly's edition other than the coal merchants Duffys.
    Edit: I should have added that the reason no other residents are shown is because Kellys, sadly, did not list residents of 'Courts' which I would have thought was the majority in Liverpool upto the late 1950's
    Hope this is a little help
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    Pat,I'd go with ellergreen , the scribe's handwriting isn't the best, but with a total of 18 !! burials that day ........
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    Hello Pat

    Yes it could be "Gay Street" though if I could compare that street name another name that began with a capital "G" I could be more certain. Isn't working with period documents both fascinating and frustrating in equal measure?

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    Looks Gay to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patriciaberry38 View Post
    Hello
    On the Liverpool Catholic Burials on Ancestry there is a Mary Davison aged 31 years buried at St Anthony's on 13 June 1847. Can anyone decipher the name of the street where she lived for me? The first letter looks like an "S" going by the writing elsewhere on the page but could it be Gay or Joy?
    Thanks
    Pat


    Could it be Foy St Pat..?

    as mentioned 7 or 8 down.. on >>> Here..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerard Fleming View Post
    Could it be Foy St Pat..?

    as mentioned 7 or 8 down.. on >>> Here..
    Yes it might be Foy Street, Gerard.
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    Hello
    Thanks to everyone who tried to decipher the street where Mary Davison lived in June 1847.
    I was trying to work out if she was one of my Davison's but I think she may be the Mary Davison who was married to James Davison the Mariner in 1841 Census so she will not be mine. I have my James Davison in 1841.
    Thanks again
    Pat

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Yes it might be Foy Street, Gerard.

    Could be Chris.. lets hope Pat solves it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patriciaberry38 View Post
    Hello
    Thanks to everyone who tried to decipher the street where Mary Davison lived in June 1847.
    I was trying to work out if she was one of my Davison's but I think she may be the Mary Davison who was married to James Davison the Mariner in 1841 Census so she will not be mine. I have my James Davison in 1841.
    Thanks again
    Pat

    I've a few directories Pat from around that period..1843.. 1860
    let me know if you want me to look anything up...
    (If they work.. on a Mac that is....I haven't tried them.. )

    Good luck..

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    Ha ha yes, looks like Foy street too now. Good find Gerard.
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    there was a gay street off comus st. next to ben jonson st.

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    According to St Anthony's database it's Gay St.

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    Mary Davison was buried on Sunday 13th June 1847 and the fee was 14s 6d

    Sunday seems like unusual day to have a burial and seems like a lot of money too?

    http://stanthonys-liverpool.com/proj...2543&page_id=1

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    Sunday seems like unusual day to have a burial
    Sunday in Victorian times was a day to attend church ie a holy day,you'll find the Viccy's were very strict not to work on this day.

    Some useless info.....
    The rich and well off Victorian households woul pay a princley sum to have their own personal bible printed

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    Bit more useless info.....

    The 7 day clock was wound up on a tuesday to compensate for not having it wound on a sunday.

    Cheers.

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    Excellent detective work from you guys, well done

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