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Offline Jojo

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Place name help, please
« on: Wednesday 03 January 18 12:56 GMT (UK) »
Hi,  I'm trying to work out the place name from this baptism record and would welcome any ideas.
It's the fifth column of the bottom row. I've included a fair amount of other text for reference.
My best guess is Barristead, Herefordshire (looking at the double R in Harriet at the top), but this doesn't seem to be a place.
Any ideas?

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Re: Place name help, please
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 13:07 GMT (UK) »
I read it as Barnstead - but that doesn't really help either because I can't see a place called Barnstead in Herefordshire!

What church is this from please?

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Re: Place name help, please
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 13:10 GMT (UK) »
I can't find anything that seems vaguely like Barnstead or Barristead either.
This is from St Mary, Hampton, Richmond upon Thames, 1821.  In the London CofE births and baptisms 1813-1916 on Ancestry.

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Re: Place name help, please
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 13:13 GMT (UK) »
I agree with Barnstead but there isn't one that I know of.     I notice that the baptism was in Richmond and wonder whether the accent caused  a mistranscription  :-\   When I first saw it I thought of Bartestree  :-\

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Re: Place name help, please
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 13:17 GMT (UK) »
There seems to be two copies of the baptism record on Ancestry.  On the one that I am looking at (I think it is the Bishops Transcript, and the name is transcribed as Zachares), the location is written as Barnsted, and the county could either be Herefordshire or Hertfordshire.

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Re: Place name help, please
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 13:25 GMT (UK) »
I did consider whether it was Hertfordshire.
Nothing likely is coming up in either of those counties though.
Thanks for your thoughts.  I'm going to see if I can find any siblings.

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Re: Place name help, please
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 14:56 GMT (UK) »
It does look like Barnsted but I wonder if it could be Bamsted, not sure where that is though.

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Re: Place name help, please
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 15:10 GMT (UK) »
Just seen this - agree with Bamstead - see the m in Hampton .

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Re: Place name help, please
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 15:41 GMT (UK) »
Perhaps check where the parents were born - parents may have to their parents for the birth...
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.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Nova Scotia [Halifax, Pictou]: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON