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Offline RachelK

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street name? crops/cross row?
« on: Friday 07 January 05 03:30 GMT (UK) »
My nan tells me she remembers her family living at 5 (and/or) 9 Cross Row, Shrewsbury.

Her father was supposedly named William Wilcox and mother Mabel Moreton.(Awaiting certs to confirm this.)

On 1901 Census I found a William Wilcox aged 17 at what looks to me like 5 Crops Row, but I can't see it properly. It might make sense as this is in Atcham and her birth was registered Atcham district.

Anyone please able to have a look at this and tell me what they think? Or anyone have a map of Shrewsbury from that time with that streetname on? Googled it, found nothing.

Many thanks.
Staffordshire - Kendrick, Higgs, Ralph, Mears, Egginton, Simkiss, Beebee, Hartshorn, Pitt, Howard, Law, Hilton, Humphreyson,
Worcestershire - Kendrick, Onions, Timmins, Harvey, Stephens, Hill
Shropshire - Williams, Wilcox, Moreton, Poole, Gennoe, Stedman, Astley, Morris, Roe
Carmarthenshire - Naylor
Montgomeryshire - Williams, Wilcox
Middlesex - Silver, Martin
Suffolk - Chenery
Somerset - Owen, Chorley, Rugg
Lancashire - Evans, Silver

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Re: street name? crops/cross row?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 07 January 05 21:53 GMT (UK) »
Hi RachelK,

Have you tried this site it has an 1887 map of Shrewsbury:

http://www.old-maps.co.uk/

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Re: street name? crops/cross row?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 07 January 05 22:04 GMT (UK) »
Old way of writing!   S written like a P - especially where there is a double s.

I'm sure you'll find it's Cross.  This happened to me a long time ago when searching for an ancestor - I thought the marriage certificate was telling me Crops but it was Cross.

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SOMERSET:  Clay, Crosse, Oldfield, Harding, Curry
SHROPSHIRE:  Hunt, Cox, Bloore, Blantern, Cooke
FLINTSHIRE: Hunt, Mather, Cooke
KENT: Barwick, Jarman, Pearce, Graves, Beane, Scales
ARMAGH:  McArdle
TIPPERARY:  Beven/Bevens/Bevins, Cleary, Ryan
OFFALY: Cleary
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Re: street name? crops/cross row?
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 08 January 05 10:04 GMT (UK) »
Thankyou for the help both of you. I searched for both cross row/crops row on that map but didn't come up with one.

Still, Irene I did have the same thought about old style writing myself but wondered if I was wishful thinking, so thanks for that confirmation! Looks like I've found my g grandad. Fingers crossed. ;D
Staffordshire - Kendrick, Higgs, Ralph, Mears, Egginton, Simkiss, Beebee, Hartshorn, Pitt, Howard, Law, Hilton, Humphreyson,
Worcestershire - Kendrick, Onions, Timmins, Harvey, Stephens, Hill
Shropshire - Williams, Wilcox, Moreton, Poole, Gennoe, Stedman, Astley, Morris, Roe
Carmarthenshire - Naylor
Montgomeryshire - Williams, Wilcox
Middlesex - Silver, Martin
Suffolk - Chenery
Somerset - Owen, Chorley, Rugg
Lancashire - Evans, Silver

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Re: street name? crops/cross row?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 09 January 05 23:36 GMT (UK) »
Rachel,

I suggest that you email the Shropshire Archives in Shrewsbury -

Shropshire Archives
Castle Gates, Shrewsbury, SY1 2AQ
tel: 01743 255350    fax: 01743 255355
web-site:  www.shropshirearchives.co.uk

please reply to: archives@shropshire-cc.gov.uk


I have emailed an Alison James at the office on several occasions with similar queries and she has been extremely helpful  She is quite happy to look up the address for you.

Good Luck!!

Jan :)



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