Owen(s) entries in the parish registers of Milverton, Somerset
and surrounding parishes
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Transcription of Owen(s) entries in Parish registers
The filmed copies of the parish registers have been read and where necessary the
original registers have been examined to establish what was written. The names and
dates in the linked pages are transcribed (in strictest terms read edited) as written,
early entries have variations of spelling of both Christian and surname. Dates are
Julian calendar until 1752.
Early scripts used for writing the entries in the registers can be quite difficult
to read not just because the quality of some of the handwriting is poor but a number
of unusual characters are used which require interpretation. An excellent site which
offers a free online course in reading early modern English handwriting 1500 - 1700
is available at http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/ceres/ehoc/ The National Archives
web site also offers a practical online tutorial at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/palaeography/
This site concentrates on Owen entries, including Owens and variations: Oyne; Owing;
Oing and Oen.
Similar surnames such as Bowen and Ewens appear to be separate families as their
entries are occurring at the same time as Owen entries and yet the Vicar or Church
Wardens are consistent in their spelling, these are not recorded here.
The information contained in the registers is published here with the kind permission
of Somerset Record Office
I would like to thank the staff of the Somerset Archive and Record Service for their
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any such use by the Somerset Archive and Record Service.