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From: "Steven Reeve" <>
Subject: RE: [SRY] My elusive Levick's.
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 18:01:56 -0000
In-Reply-To: <002201c1d3fb$11118f20$4558893e@Ousley>

Hi Julie,

Some possible suggestions for alternatives to LEVICK: -


If it's handwriting you're looking at then there are probably scores of ways
it could be written that wouldn't look like LEVICK. From personal
experience of transcribing from micro-fiche copies of the census records the
handwriting covered all possible standards from very good to very bad. I
remember reading on another list the qualities that the authorities looked
for when hiring census takers but I don't recall one stating that they had
to have legible handwriting!

By writing the LEVICK surname myself with my 'scrawl' how about these
possibilities: -

LEWEK ("vic" as "we") ; LUVICK ("e" as "u") ; LEVID ("ck" as "d") ; LOVICK
("e" as "o") ; LEWICK ("v" as "w") or even LEWIS ("vick" as "wis") and
probably many other variants on that theme.


Steven Reeve, Norfolk, England

Researching in England for: -

CAPON - Stock & Moreton in Essex
CROSSINGHAM - Carshalton in Surrey
GARROD - Diss & Scole in Norfolk
HUMPHRIES - Houghton Regis & Luton in Bedfordshire; Middlesex
LITCHFIELD - Bedfordshire; Middlesex; Northampton
LITTLE - West Hanningfield in Essex
PARKER - Middlesex
PERRIN - Essex
QUINTRELL - Bedfordshire
REEVE - Diss, Scole & Kenninghall in Norfolk; Edmonton in Middlesex
SNELL - Essex
WOOD - Carshalton in Surrey; Nettlebed in Oxfordshire

-----Original Message-----
From: Julia OUSLEY [mailto:]
Sent: 25 March 2002 12:46
Subject: [SRY] My elusive Levick's.

Please can any one help me? I am desperate!!!
My Levick's have been eluding me for the past 2 years and I need help!!
Let me explain:- James Levick (son of James Levick) married Charlotte Day
(daughter of Thomas Day) in Dec 1844 at the parish church at St.Johns
I "think" I have found their first born son James Thomas Levick birth
registered in the Dec qtr of 1845, their daughter Charlotte Ann in September
qtr 1847 and another daughter Eleanor in the June qtr of 1849.
You would think that they would be on the 1851 census somewhere, but can I
find them? No!
Please if anyone has access to the 1851 census would they please keep their
eyes open for my family?
It is possible the name has been spelt differently, but would sound roughly
the same!
Any help very gratefully appreciated.
Best wishes,

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