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Offline jennifer c

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Re: Anyone recognise this place?
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 09 December 17 18:51 GMT (UK) »
There are Preston and Barton in Westmoreland

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Re: Anyone recognise this place?
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 10 December 17 07:37 GMT (UK) »
Could it be Patton which is near Kendal Westmorland (not certain but I think its full title is Patton Bridge)

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Re: Anyone recognise this place?
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 10 December 17 13:20 GMT (UK) »
When I decode it I end up with Parton too, but the only one I know is just north of Whitehaven.

I was hoping that someone might know of some out-of-the-way Westmorland version.

To add to the problem, the census info would have gone through hospital staff as well as the enumerator, so another chance of error.

The IGI shows people of the right name baptised at Cliburn and Brampton in the right period. I think it's time to check the large-scale maps.
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 #12 on: Sunday 10 December 17 13:59 GMT (UK) »
Good afternoon,

I would say another case of the enumerator mishearing what is said, it happened frequently. It certainly looks like Parton which was in Cumberland. But I think it is meant to be Barton which was in Westmoreland.

Both now of course in Cumbria since 1974 when the two were joined along with small portions of Lancashire and Yorkshire to form the new county.

Quite an easy mistake given the similarity in the sound of the two names, particularly if the speaker has a broad accent.

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Re: Anyone recognise this place?
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 10 December 17 15:48 GMT (UK) »
That would figure, John, as he was in hospital and the form (institution/household schedule) would be filled in by one of the staff. Unfortunately, Barton seems to be equidistant between Cliburn and Bampton, where Andrew found the possible baptisms  :-\

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