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Offline SmallTownGirl

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Rowsley - how to pronounce it?
« on: Thursday 16 November 17 13:55 GMT (UK) »
Is it Row to rhyme with sew?
or
Is it Row to rhyme with sow?
or
Something else entirely?

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Re: Rowsley - how to pronounce it?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 16 November 17 14:14 GMT (UK) »
I would pronounce it as in sow but it might not be correct  :D

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Re: Rowsley - how to pronounce it?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 16 November 17 14:57 GMT (UK) »
Don't sow and sew sound the same  :D

Or is that so and so

A search produces this result - pronounced "Roesly"

Derbyshire dialect.
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Re: Rowsley - how to pronounce it?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 16 November 17 14:59 GMT (UK) »
I would say Rowsley as in Rose.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
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Re: Rowsley - how to pronounce it?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 16 November 17 14:59 GMT (UK) »
Sow as in female pig is different, not sure how you'd write it....so row as in argument...
Seeking: baptism Philip Murray 1813 nr Chatham Kent, death Ralph James Dunn b 1808 1861 - 1868 in Newington 1861
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
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ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
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Re: Rowsley - how to pronounce it?
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 16 November 17 15:13 GMT (UK) »
Don't sow and sew sound the same  :D

Or is that so and so

A search produces this result - pronounced "Roesly"

Derbyshire dialect.

See what you mean, but I meant sow to rhyme with cow. 
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Re: Rowsley - how to pronounce it?
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 18 November 17 15:40 GMT (UK) »
I agree with Jebber :)
Wells, Oxford, Watson, Denn:  Kent & Sheffield
Crowther, Bower, Slater, Bramley, Baxter, Quarmby, Craven, Shaw, Thornley:  W Yorks
Wilkinson, Hyson/Ison:  Derbyshire
Tomlinson, Wilson, Coward, Lockwood:  Nottinghamshire
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Re: Rowsley - how to pronounce it?
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 18 November 17 16:32 GMT (UK) »
Thanks peeps.  Rose-ley it is then  ;D

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