On Sat, 16 Jun 2018 at 13:16, Luned James <lunedjames(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
All found in transcription of Bishops Nympton PRs.
Quicke, Elizabethe daughter of Samuel and Emmo(?) bpt 29 January 1611
Marley, Henry and Alice Treble married 25 March 1733
Marles, Abraham soj and Elizabeth Kingdon married 30 March 1812
Cheers, Luned in Wales
Henry Marley and Alice Treble I already had, yes.
I hadn't looked at the Quick names, so thanks for that.
Abraham Marles. Um. Good question. Yes, the name "Marles" has
exercised my mind for some time. Is it a variation on Marley or not?
At the moment I've seen nothing to convince myself that it is a
variant - at least, not in the 1600s or 1700s. If I found an Abraham
Marley floating about going spare, that might be a different matter
but I don't think I have found clear instances where a Marles becomes
a Marley or vice versa. I think there was one in Barnstaple but I
suspect that was a single transcription error as he was Marles the
rest of the time.
Ages ago Marles and Marley might have been the same, but by this time
I can't imagine the 2 being variants as the sounds of the end of the
names are quite different. Marley and Marleigh are certainly variants
of each other but the sound is the same there.