Author Topic: Elizabeth Smith, born 1819, Orsett  (Read 903 times)

Offline MacGrigor

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Re: Elizabeth Smith, born 1819, Orsett
« Reply #36 on: Wednesday 09 May 18 16:10 BST (UK) »
Thanks.
Dead-end ancestors:

William Cartwright, d. 1910, Wigston
Lewis Lipman, b. ca. 1798 (son of John Lipman, late of Glasgow)
Simon McGrigor/McGregor/MacGregor, b. ca. 1789, m. 1811, Fodderty, d. 1859, Fodderty (parents Alexander MacGregor and Mary Grant)
William Sands, b. ca. 1816, m. 1837, Clerkenwell, d. 1863, St. Luke's
Jesse Thorogood, b. ca. 1751, m. 1777, Shalford, d. 1826, Shalford

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Re: Elizabeth Smith, born 1819, Orsett
« Reply #37 on: Thursday 10 May 18 08:45 BST (UK) »

Herefordshire as pob is odd. Could it have been Hertfordshire on householder's original form and enumerator mistranscribed. Rebecca's birthplace of Langley is a long way from Chadwell, practically in Herts and a very small place between Clavering and Barley. I assume Langley in Essex as all other Essex towns villages have county omitted (sloppy job!).

I agree that Hertfordshire is more likely.
Squinting hard at the image, I think the enumerator has put Sx for those born in Essex. There is a "do" for Rebecca, but that would be from Herefordshire above (which we think ought really to be Hertfordshire)
So it may be just possible that Rebecca was from Hertfordshire?
But, yes, Langley near Clavering is close, and Mr Bray usually says Enfield in Middlesex.

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