07 February 2007

Can You Read It?

This comes from a court document in Fleming County, Kentucky, in the early 1800s. This is the signature of the Justice of the Peace on a affidavit.



Blogger Miriam said...

This is a toughie. My guess is that the first name is an abbreviated Benjamin...or maybe just Bentz. Last name Pringe or Pringle.

1:00 AM  
Blogger Michael John Neill said...

This one is really hard--there's no doubt of that. It is actually supposed to be Bertis[sic] Ringo. He was a justice of the peace in Fleming County, Kentucky--hopefully he did not write too many court papers.

9:05 AM  

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