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Can anyone help me ascertain what these names are?
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The second might be "Smart", and the third one looks like "Sheehan" (or "Sheeham"?)
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The second might be "Smart", and the third one looks like "Sheehan" (or "Sheeham"?)

Cheers Sam, it's funny once someone has told you what it is you can see it clearly!!


Just the last two now, can anyone help?
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Could the last one be Hayter ?

On Gareth's suggestion of Smart and Sheeham (looks more like an 'm' at the end) my only doubt is the difference in the two s's. Were they written by the same person?
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The first one isn't "Meidner", is it? It's a bit of a long-shot, but the name does exist.
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The first one is weird. It looks to me as if it begins with 'm e I d' or 't h e I d' or even 'j h e I d'

I thought that penmanship was taught in schools then!?
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The first one isn't "Meidner", is it? It's a bit of a long-shot, but the name does exist.
I think you've cracked it Gareth. Looks the likeliest to me.
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Thanks chaps, that's every bobbies name on the 1881 & 1891 census for Bethnal Green accounted for. None of them gave evidence at the Old Bailey in 1888, so can't pin point them via that means and the only name that appears on both lists is a chap called Martin McDonald.

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That first name looks like "Weidner" to me.

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That first name looks like "Weidner" to me.
I think you may be right, John. From the National Archive...

MEPO 4/341/192 (Register of leavers from the Metropolitan Police)

George Weidner, warrant number 59986. Joined on 21 Feb 1876, and left on 9 April 1901. Last posted to D Division as a Sub Divisional Inspector.
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