Marty Read - Old Death Certificate Problem

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This is a tough one, the scan from Marty is first class but the source handwriting is 'worn out' and not easy to read. Nevertheless, Marty hopes someone will have an idea about the writing in this old Death Certificate... (a full view of the certificate can be found in the blue grid above).

There are a number of columns that Marty is no 100% confident with, but his main areas of concern are (1) and (6)

If you have any  ideas, please mail Marty Read or the  LONDON-L list with your opinions!

Columns 1 3 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
No. When and where died Name and Surname Sex Age Occupation Cause of death Signature description and residence of informant When registered Signature of registrar
  Edward Read Male 68 Years Carman M Read, Son, Present at the death
Drake St, Red Lion Square
27th December 1839 William Hay(?) Registrar

ChrisnJayne 2002
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