Author Topic: Location of The Common, Madeley, Shropshire  (Read 117 times)

Offline frankie-d

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Location of The Common, Madeley, Shropshire
« on: Friday 09 June 17 19:36 BST (UK) »
My 5G grandad Peter Danks of Madeley was fined 1d & 3d in 1716 and 1717 for keeping sheep on the common.

I've looked at a couple of modern maps but the green spaces don't seem to be annotated. Does anyone know where the common was and if it's still there?

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Re: Location of The Common, Madeley, Shropshire
« Reply #2 on: Monday 12 June 17 18:17 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the links chempat.

The maps are interesting in themselves but I can't find the common on them, maybe it had gone by then.

A number of cousins are having a family reunion in Madeley next weekend, I'll enquire locally.

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