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Offline LaurieA

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question about place names
« on: Friday 28 January 05 05:58 GMT (UK) »
William ELLIS, in the 1851 census, is listed with the birthplace of Nottinghamshire; in 1861, his birthplace is Stirley Park, Nottinghamshire; by 1871, his wife Ann is widowed.

Ann, wife to William ELLIS, in the 1851 census is listed with a birthplace of Nottinghamshire; in 1861, birthplace is listed as Bankthorpe, Nottinghamshire; in 1871, birthplace is listed as Backthorpe or Buckthorpe, Nottinghamshire.

Birth dates would be about 1810/1812 for William & 1817/1818 for Ann using ages in above-named census reports.

I have searched but can't find information on Stirley Park or Bank/Back/Buckthorpe.  Any ideas on where I might learn more please?

Thank you!
INDIAN: Counties Durham & Cumberland, England 1700-1900
SIMS, HUMPHREY / HUMPHREYS: Glamorgan, Wales
DICICCO: Sant'Elia Fiumerapido, Italy, 1700-1900

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Offline Steve Ley

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Re: question about place names
« Reply #1 on: Friday 28 January 05 07:16 GMT (UK) »
This is always my first port of call when i need information on a place in England

http://www.genuki.org.uk/

At  http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/NTT/parishes.html    there is only one place ending in Thorpe and that is Bilsthorpe.
I didn't find a Buckthorpe etc in Derbyshire or Lincolnshire.
There is a Buckthorpe in Yorkshire.

Steve.
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Offline LaurieA

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Re: question about place names
« Reply #2 on: Friday 28 January 05 23:11 GMT (UK) »
Thank you, Steve.  I too find the genuki site to be a valuable resource, so not finding these place names there or elsewhere, I was hoping they'd be familiar to someone here.  I appreciate you looking; I'll check out Yorkshire and boundaries and expand the search a bit--hadn't thought to do that.
INDIAN: Counties Durham & Cumberland, England 1700-1900
SIMS, HUMPHREY / HUMPHREYS: Glamorgan, Wales
DICICCO: Sant'Elia Fiumerapido, Italy, 1700-1900

Offline Woodhj

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Re: question about place names
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 07 April 05 23:01 BST (UK) »
Have you considered Bagthorpe?

Bagthorpe is a village between Selston and Underwood, in Nottinghamshire.

kind regards, Howard