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Offline Mumsie2131

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Very Unusual Forenames
« on: Sunday 29 June 08 14:17 BST (UK) »
I was looking for a birth on Ancestry and I noted someone named :-

Albert Posthumous Brown born in 1894 in Barton R

Do you think his father predeceased his birth ?

No idea where Barton R registration district is or I'd have followed it up on censuses
Heap - Holmfirth WRY
Rhodes-Flockton WRY & NE Cheshire
Ridgway- NE Cheshire & Lancahire
Roebuck - Upperthong WRY
Wild - NECheshire
Riley - NE Cheshire & Derbyshire
Greaves - NE Cheshire & Lancashire

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Re: Very Unusual Forenames
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 29 June 08 14:22 BST (UK) »
Is it Barton Regis in Gloucestershire?
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Re: Very Unusual Forenames
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 29 June 08 17:11 BST (UK) »
tinav40

Yes it is.  If you search for Albert on FreeBMD, it's possible to click on Barton R and a new window opens up.  It seems that Barton Regis was in the Bristol area.

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BARTON REGIS REGISTRATION DISTRICT

Registration County : Gloucestershire.
Created : 1.4.1877 (out of Clifton district).
Abolished : 1.1.1905 (succeded by Bristol, Chipping Sodbury and Thornbury districts).
Sub-districts : Ashley; Clifton; St. George; St. Phillip & Jacob; Stapleton; Westbury; Winterborne.
GRO volumes : 6a (1877-1904)

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Re: Very Unusual Forenames
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 29 June 08 18:59 BST (UK) »
As a surname POSTHUMUS suddenly appears in the FreeBMD list in 1877.  However there are a few people in the earlier censuses with that surname.
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Re: Very Unusual Forenames
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 29 June 08 22:15 BST (UK) »
Searching for a William Wellington in the BMD’s and found

William Wellington Waterloo Humbley
William Wellington Waterloo Jackson
Wellington Waterloo Smedley

Curiosity led me to search further and there are at least 959 individuals with the forename Napoleon [first or second etc]born in England in the BMD’s
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GAUNT N Staffordshire,GAUNT Manchester.GUY,Shropshire, BARTLEY,Salford, Lancs, NEVILLE,Salford. PHILLIPS,Staffs, MAYER,Staffs,COSSAR,Berwick, E and Mid Lothian and Argyll. HIGGINS,Glasgowand Dunoon,Argyll.GALLAGHER,Argyll,IRISH,Herts.

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Re: Very Unusual Forenames
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 29 June 08 22:49 BST (UK) »
The siege of Mafeking ended in May 1900 ... there were 36 children registered with first name Mafeking in Q2 1900 - at least 13 females! (including five Mafeking May's)

Similarly, the siege of Ladysmith ended 28 Feb 1900 ... 19 births with first name Ladysmith in Q1+Q2 1900.

I'm intrigued by the name DUJON    Ladysmith Shamrock and T
- I guess that qualifies for this thread :)
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Re: Very Unusual Forenames
« Reply #6 on: Monday 30 June 08 15:28 BST (UK) »
Zeppelina - a few girls ended up with this in WW1 - sounds like Thumbellina but with more sinister overtones  :o

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CHILD Glos/London, BONUS London, DIMSDALE London, HODD and TUTT Sussex,  BONNER and PATTEN Essex, BOWLER and HOLLIER Oxfordshire, HUGH Lincolnshire, LEEDOM all.

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Re: Very Unusual Forenames
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 02 July 08 21:16 BST (UK) »
I do some transcribing for Free BMD and come across some unusual names, the best so far I think is Tom Tootle Plucknett registered as born 1839 in Tiverton
Wild, Weekly, MDX and BKM
Rayner, BKM
Smith, NTH and ESS

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Re: Very Unusual Forenames
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 02 July 08 21:37 BST (UK) »
For any Georgette Heyer fans out there, 'Ladysmith' was The Spanish Bride!
   She was a well-born Spanish girl who married Harry Smith of the Rifle Brigade after the siege of Badajoz, and 'followed the drum'. Harry Smith eventually became a governor in Africa and two towns were named after them; Harrysmith and Ladysmith, which of course became famous for other reasons
Bridge: GT Catworth, Hunts, and surrounding area
French: Blisworth,  and W. Northants