Can someone clarify transcription of handwriting from 16th - 17th where 's' and
'f' isn't always clear?
The present spelling of my mother's maiden name, Gough, first appears in the Bishops
Nympton parish register in 1732.
Before that it is Goss or Gosse, Goff or Goffe. There are other references in north, south
Molton that I know of.
I know that an 's' with a mark across the stem is transcribed as an 'f'
and without an 's'.
Given how the name ended up being spelt is it reasonable to conclude that Goss/Gosse
Goff/Goffe is the same and therefore the same family?
Luned in Kent
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