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What county/place of birth is this?
« on: Tuesday 06 February 18 16:46 GMT (UK) »
I have a snippet from the 1901 census, Bristol, Piece No. 2365, Folio 11, Page 14 showing a place of birth.  Ancestry have it as Herefordshire, FindMyPast have it as VIEREFORD.

What do Rootschatters think?

This is in relation to another thread I have on Florence Lloyd - http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=736935.0
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: What county/place of birth is this?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 16:49 GMT (UK) »
I think as all the others are counties, it has to be Hereford [can see *ereford] - maybe some of the 'H' has been lost? Is there another 'H' on the page?
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

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Re: What county/place of birth is this?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 16:52 GMT (UK) »
I'd say it was Hereford too.  It's possibly a funny H like the Harriett of ?yesterday.
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Re: What county/place of birth is this?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 16:55 GMT (UK) »
There are other Hs on the page but wasn't too sure if they are the same.  That's why I've given the census references so others can look at the whole page.

I'm inclined to go with Hereford but wanted other opinions.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: What county/place of birth is this?
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 16:56 GMT (UK) »
Here's some more 'H's from page
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

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Re: What county/place of birth is this?
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 17:00 GMT (UK) »
It could also have been mistranscribed from the household schedule.
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Re: What county/place of birth is this?
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 17:32 GMT (UK) »
I'm pretty happy with the idea of Hereford.  I'll see if anyone else wishes to make any comment before I mark it as completed.

Off to make a comment on the other thread now.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire