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could this be the same person??

popsit

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Hello,

I don't know if this is the correct forum or if I should be in marriages but here goes.
I have marriage details for a John Kirby who I am hoping is mine. I have found two entries, one being for John Kirby married in Dersingham, St Nicholas on the 3rd of Oct 1720, marrying a Elizabeth Handason (I am thinking this might have been Anderson, yes??). Then I have another entry for a John Kirby married in Dersingham St Nicholas on the 9th of Oct. 1720 to a Elizabeth Harrison.I am pretty sure he is my John as the first child below who was born in 1721 I have all the details on ie marriage death who he married and her birth and death details and childfren.
Has anyone come across something like this, is this Elizabeth the same person and if not how do I go about trying to find out if they are two different people. John and Elizabeth had three children:

Joseph b. 20th jan 1721 in Dersingham
John b. 10th aug 1729 in Dersingham
Will b. 20th Feb 1725/6 in Dersingham:confused:

As always any help much appreciated.


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This sounds to me as if there are two different transcriptions of the same parish register and the transcribers have come up with different interpretations of the same record. Try and find a copy of the original records and make up your own mind.
 

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This sounds to me as if there are two different transcriptions of the same parish register and the transcribers have come up with different interpretations of the same record. Try and find a copy of the original records and make up your own mind.
After posting my query I made a concerted effort to try and find them so I went to the family search and went through the original records as you had suggested above and found a John Kirby marrying a Elizabeth Harrison on the 9th of Oct. 1720. What I cant understand, although transcribers do a great job, is how they can transcribe Harrison into Handason and a 3 for a nine. Thank you for your reply.

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It is quite easy to make a mistake when transcribing records. remember when the 1841 Census came out on Ancestry .Black with writing showing up in a white scrawl. Still have several printouts of them.


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