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Anyone recognise this place?
« on: Saturday 09 December 17 17:50 GMT (UK) »
Mark Thompson claimed to be 45 and a brewer when he spent census night 1861 in hospital (RG9/2954 fol32 p9).

The county of birth is obviously Westmorland (and the 1871 says just "Westmorland" too), but the enumerator seems to have taken handwriting lessons from one of the doctors, and my decoding of the place gets me the name of a village just north of Whitehaven.

Can anyone make better sense of it?

Unfortunately his 1851 entry seems lost to water damage, and he died before 1881, so I don't have much else to go on.

His marriage was at Daresbury in Cheshire just before civil registration started to a girl from Preston Brook, so the family might have had a link to canals or railways, but by 1841 the family was in Manchester and he was a warehouseman.

Looking at ALSTON in south Ribble area, ALSTEAD and DONBAVAND/DUNBABIN etc. everywhere, HOWCROFT and MARSH in Bolton and Westhoughton, PICKERING in the Whitehaven area.

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Re: Anyone recognise this place?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 09 December 17 17:59 GMT (UK) »
stealeybridge?



still attempting to read it :)

xin

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Re: Anyone recognise this place?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 09 December 17 18:01 GMT (UK) »

It could be Parton, if I'm looking at the correct one, the last entry I think.
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Re: Anyone recognise this place?
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 09 December 17 18:01 GMT (UK) »
Could be :)  heres an idea of where it is now.   

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Re: Anyone recognise this place?
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 09 December 17 18:02 GMT (UK) »
OH  I got the wrong one then.. sorry

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Re: Anyone recognise this place?
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 09 December 17 18:05 GMT (UK) »
Upper Denton   is nr Westmoreland.

I am going now..


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Re: Anyone recognise this place?
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 09 December 17 18:17 GMT (UK) »
Parton for me too -  but in Cumberland.

The D in Dublin is different from the first letter in this one, xin  :-\
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Re: Anyone recognise this place?
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 09 December 17 18:19 GMT (UK) »
Parton for me, it's near Whitehaven :)
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Re: Anyone recognise this place?
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 09 December 17 18:37 GMT (UK) »
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