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Offline Jojo

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Re: Place name help, please
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 16:08 GMT (UK) »
Thanks again for all your suggestions.  Still not managed to tie up with a real place name but I'll keep looking. 

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Re: Place name help, please
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 16:36 GMT (UK) »
Worth remembering that parish registers were often written up from rough day-books, or even slips of paper, and there may be copying errors in the registers that we see.

The place-name clearly ends -stead. The Genuki pages for towns and parishes in Herefordshire and Hertfordshire show that -stead is a far more common ending in Hertfordshire than in Herefordshire.

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/HRT/parishes

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/HEF/Parishes

There seem to be quite a few Ireland families in Hertfordshire. Thinking a long way outside the box, could it be a mis-copying of an abbreviated form of Berkhamste(a)d?

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Re: Place name help, please
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 16:55 GMT (UK) »
Worth remembering that parish registers were often written up from rough day-books, or even slips of paper, and there may be copying errors in the registers that we see.

The place-name clearly ends -stead. The Genuki pages for towns and parishes in Herefordshire and Hertfordshire show that -stead is a far more common ending in Hertfordshire than in Herefordshire.

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/HRT/parishes

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/HEF/Parishes

There seem to be quite a few Ireland families in Hertfordshire. Thinking a long way outside the box, could it be a mis-copying of an abbreviated form of Berkhamste(a)d?

Had just done the same thing, Bookbox, and came to the same possible conclusion - abbreviation of Berkhamstead /B'amstead  :)

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Re: Place name help, please
« Reply #12 on: Monday 08 January 18 17:56 GMT (UK) »
I found this reference to Banstead Down, Old Chorleywood Road, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 4EH, England

https://address-data.co.uk/23906517/banstead-down-old-chorleywood-road-rickmansworth-hertfordshire-wd3-4eh

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Re: Place name help, please
« Reply #13 on: Monday 08 January 18 18:38 GMT (UK) »
Banstead was my initial thought. I suppose he could have been a southerner and said Barnstead  ;D

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Re: Place name help, please
« Reply #14 on: Monday 08 January 18 19:01 GMT (UK) »
That's another contender, thanks to all who've posted since my last check in.
I've been down the old maps route and everything. At least I can bear these places in mind when searching  :)
Much appreciated!