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Kent / Re: Rush Green ?near Wittersham Kent
« on: Sunday 08 July 18 11:34 BST (UK)  »
Yes thank you for this information. I had previously got quite enthusiastic about this area but decided in the end that it was just a coincidence of name. My partner's ancestor travelled around the Kent Sussex border, using the information derived from the various birth places of his children, so I have gone back to searching the Wittersham area. Later on the surviving children did move to the Maidstone area but this was around 1850. Thanks again for your help.

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Kent / Re: Rush Green ?near Wittersham Kent
« on: Sunday 08 July 18 10:56 BST (UK)  »
Thank you for the map. Does anyone know in what sense "upon" is being used here ?    Is it used as meaning "on" or possibly "near" ? I don't know anything about Kent vernacular. There doesn't seem to be an actual Rush Green nearby on which he could have been born! ?

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Kent / Rush Green ?near Wittersham Kent
« on: Saturday 07 July 18 21:34 BST (UK)  »
There is a baptism entry transcribed on the Freereg site for Wittersham, St John the Baptist, for an ancestor of my partner bap. 3rd April 1796. There is a very helpful note made by the vicar at the time. Can anyone help with the exact position of Rush Green ?
"The parents of the above were travellers. He was born upon Rush Green. They were married as appeared by a certificate at Otham by William Horne the rector 1794. The father said he belonged to Erith."
I have found two transcripts of the marriage at Otham  to a May Len or alternatively Mary Lew and I understand the Erith registers were burnt . So it looks like I have come to a dead end .
So any help about Rush Green and whether it was a traditional travellers site would be most welcome.


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Lanarkshire / Re: Worlds End, Barony, Glasgow
« on: Sunday 06 May 18 12:46 BST (UK)  »
 Thank you very much everyone.  I looked up the valuation rolls  in World's End for my George Mcwatt but he had moved on . So I looked in 24 Grace St which is the next address I have and he had already moved there by 1855. So many thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

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Lanarkshire / Re: Worlds End, Barony, Glasgow
« on: Sunday 06 May 18 10:32 BST (UK)  »
Oh that's interesting. How did you find this information?  It's always good to find new sources or ways to use old ones. Barbara

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Lanarkshire / Re: Worlds End, Barony, Glasgow
« on: Saturday 05 May 18 21:13 BST (UK)  »
Thanks to both of you for your help. I would never have found it on my own !!

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Lanarkshire / Worlds End, Barony, Glasgow
« on: Saturday 05 May 18 14:46 BST (UK)  »
Could anyone please give me an idea where Worlds End Barony was (or is?) . I am tracing the homes of my gg grandfather who lived at number 23 World's End in 1851. I have tried looking at some old maps but my knowledge of the geography of Glasgow is so poor that I am getting  nowhere. Any help gratefully received!!  Barbara

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Buckinghamshire / Re: Still searching for Ann TRUSS
« on: Friday 23 March 18 08:40 GMT (UK)  »
It might possibly be Wickam in Berkshire ? I suppose Berks and Bucks might sound the same to a stranger.

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Thank you so much for your help . All is explained. Well nearly! Barbara

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