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How common are these names?
« on: Sunday 22 October 17 15:28 BST (UK) »
Please could anyone help.  I am wondering how common the following first names would be in very early 1800's in Sussex. Josias, Jesse, Martha and Elisha.
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Re: How common are these names?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 22 October 17 17:00 BST (UK) »
Not Sussex, but Martha and indeed Hannah seem to have been very popular names throughout the 1800's.
The other three names, I have rarely come across at all.

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Re: How common are these names?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 22 October 17 17:08 BST (UK) »
I found no easy reference to first names before 1837. Using one your names Elisha in Sussex 1837+  there are a reasonable show on Free BMD until 1925 then there are no more Elisha names. 

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Re: How common are these names?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 22 October 17 17:15 BST (UK) »
Thank you  :)
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Re: How common are these names?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 22 October 17 17:20 BST (UK) »
Hi Jane

Searching on Familysearch with just the Christian name Elisha,
place Sussex, 1800-1820, nothing else, produces about 20, including a couple of Redmans  :)

It seems more popular with non-conformists.


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Re: How common are these names?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 22 October 17 17:32 BST (UK) »
Thanks Mike mine are Redman s. Children of Edward and Jane of Billingshurst.  They  were Baptists. On checking after a break to research have discovered something a bit weird.
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Re: How common are these names?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 22 October 17 17:35 BST (UK) »
FreeBMD is showing just 7 Josias, in Sussex, 1838-1900.
But very popular nationwide? Between 10 and 20 in most years from 1838.

Jesse was very popular, both as a male and a female name. (Think of Jesse James, the American cowboy).
My mother's line, from Kent, has both types of Jesse!
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: How common are these names?
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 22 October 17 17:57 BST (UK) »
Thanks KG my Josia born 1805 and Jesse was a boy born 1811.
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Re: How common are these names?
« Reply #8 on: Monday 23 October 17 02:04 BST (UK) »
Might Josias have been Josiah or a variation of it? All Biblical names so natural choices for a Baptist family.