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Reading old Parish Registers

ptjw7

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Hi All
Going further back in the Ugley Parish registers the hand writing is getting a bit on the hard to decipher type.
I have downloaded some images of old english text but some register text fits none of it.
One oddity is that the writer seems to be putting an x for what should be an r as in Mary - written as Maxy.
The other is the use of very flowery capitals which do not appear to me to be any letter I know!

Any recommendations for a treatise on the art of Olddy World text reading!

Peter ( with eye strain and brain fatigue)
 

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