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Re: New Idea
Posted by: Robert St. John (ID *****8683) Date: January 13, 2012 at 08:29:50
In Reply to: Re: New Idea by Robert St. John of 1821

On reflection, I seem to remember the name spelled Senjen and several other ways that make it sound quite different than Sansome.

Spelling was more an art than a science in those days. It was all phonetic and it didn't mean illiteracy to spell words differently. It seems like too much of a leap from sension to sansome but I will keep an open mind and try to find data either way.

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