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Old 03-04-2012, 19:49   #16
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Looks like he had a brother called Adolphus and a sister? called Algo Vera. Plus some sisters with more "normal" names.
More likely a girl...

Baby Name Guesser - the first name Algo - analysis of first names, popular boy and girl names, male names, female names

Algo in Spanish means "something".
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:11   #17
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Atarah On 1st May, the speaker at the Hyndburn branch of the Family Hiostory Society is a Mrs Broughtoin, a formner registrar of BM&Ds. I suggest you drop them a line to bring this name to her notice. It may be that she is descended from your chap and knows summat about the reasons for the names.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:29   #18
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Bet he got some stick at school...!
Thought there might be a Russian connection on Alexander's mothers side but her surname was Ward....and he was born in 1856, Sue.
Looks like he had a brother called Adolphus and a sister? called Algo Vera. Plus some sisters with more "normal" names.
Looks like you missed one Steve, James Horsfold born 1847.

That makes five girls and three boys, from 1847 to 1863. Parents John Broughton and Elizabeth Ward, married St James's Accrington 1845.

I was wondering whether the name Algo for one of the girls might be a mistranscription of Alice or similar somewhere along the line?
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:24   #19
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Alexander may have been ill at ease with his names, as he named his children:-
Mary Emma, James, Maggie, Hary and Ethel. I wonder if this is the same family as the one which started the plumbers merchants (?) in King St under the viaduct?
There was a James Broughton, a solicitor, who died in 1914 aged 56yrs.
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:47   #20
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There was a girl who was a big mate of my first wife, they worked in the office at Shopfitters, she was called Perthia (not sure of the spelling here) and she hated it, she always said she would change her name by deed poll when she was old enough, not sure if she did or not
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:53   #21
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In the Blackburn Standard edition of 23rd May 1891 is a story about Alexander. He had won a gold watch, value 5 in a competition run in the 'Ha'porth' magazine as the man with the most letters (22) in his name. Two witnesses who supported his application won 1 each. He was commonly known as 'Gortcha'
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:02   #22
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Alexander may have been ill at ease with his names, as he named his children:-
Mary Emma, James, Maggie, Hary and Ethel. I wonder if this is the same family as the one which started the plumbers merchants (?) in King St under the viaduct?
There was a James Broughton, a solicitor, who died in 1914 aged 56yrs.
Were you expecting Tatiana, Olga, Anastasia, Nicholas and Alexei, Bob??

There was a James Broughton born in 1858 in Accrington, mother's maiden name Walker. That was possibly the solicitor. Thought Broughton was quite a common Accy name.
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Old 05-04-2012, 13:29   #23
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There was a James Broughton, a solicitor, who died in 1914 aged 56yrs.
Now come on Bob. You know very well you can go much further back in Accrington with the history of the Broughton family - the old cloggers in Warner Street were of the same family as the Broughtons who were, up to fairly recently, both under the arches and at the top of Church Street with their plumbing businesses.(now site of The Pals medical centre). Until quite recently, Clitheroe Castle had a cloggers shop/contents on show, it was the actual one from Accrington! They were a very well known family having Aldermen, Mayors etc. amongst the family. One of them was also connected with the Lancashire Authors Association. A bit of delving will probably prove our "Gortcha" was of the same family.
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Old 05-04-2012, 13:36   #24
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In the Blackburn Standard edition of 23rd May 1891 is a story about Alexander. He had won a gold watch, value 5 in a competition run in the 'Ha'porth' magazine as the man with the most letters (22) in his name. Two witnesses who supported his application won 1 each. He was commonly known as 'Gortcha'
Where do you get 22 from Bob? The whole name has 88, Alexander Broughton only 17.
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Where do you get 22 from Bob? The whole name has 88, Alexander Broughton only 17.
Where do you get 88 and 17 from?
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Old 05-04-2012, 15:35   #26
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Where do you get 88 and 17 from?
Think there's been a misunderstanding here. I took it to mean the number of individual letters in the name, Bob obviously meant number of letters of the alphabet - no j, q, v or z.

Alexander Constantine Liperindi Luders Goetshakoff Manchakoff Oloff Brounow Soukyponet Broughton
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Old 05-04-2012, 15:43   #27
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Think there's been a misunderstanding here. I took it to mean the number of individual letters in the name, Bob obviously meant number of letters of the alphabet - no j, q, v or z.

Alexander Constantine Liperindi Luders Goetshakoff Manchakoff Oloff Brounow Soukyponet Broughton
Even so, count up the number of individual letters in the name. I make it 87 for the full name and 18 for Alexander Broughton.
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Even so, count up the number of individual letters in the name. I make it 87 for the full name and 18 for Alexander Broughton.
You're right, it's 87. Should have gone to Specsavers.
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Old 05-04-2012, 16:25   #29
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Even so, count up the number of individual letters in the name. I make it 87 for the full name and 18 for Alexander Broughton.
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You're right, it's 87. Should have gone to Specsavers.
Good grief, you two, have you nothing better to do?(smilie)
Let's just agree there's a lot!
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Old 05-04-2012, 16:55   #30
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Good grief, you two, have you nothing better to do?(smilie)
Let's just agree there's a lot!
Bob started it!!! see post 21.

And the answer, Gordon, is no I have nothing better to do at the moment, not fit enough to do the gardening sadly in all this lovely weather, more's the pity...
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