10 February 2007

Can You Read It?

This signature comes from an 1810 era document from Maryland, written by an English native born in the 1740s.



Blogger Miriam said...

I'd say it's supposed to be James Pompey, but it appears to literally be written James Pampey.

12:53 AM  
Blogger Lee said...

I'm gonna guess James Rampey.

2:40 PM  
Blogger Michael John Neill said...

This one is James Ramply. Documents signed by later members of the family use the spelling Rampley, but there's little doubt here that there is no "e" before the "y."

9:29 AM  

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