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Re: Place of birth from census
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 14 June 18 13:18 BST (UK) »
It says Middlesex City London. So birthplace is City of London.

The City is the oldest part of London within the city walls, often called 'the square mile'. It contains the Bank of England and the Tower of London. It is volume 1c in the bmd indexes.

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Re: Place of birth from census
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 14 June 18 13:24 BST (UK) »
I've just looked and I think the enumerator was about to write Yorkshire, C?? and corrected it - see the snip below

It only really reads  Middlesex London

I agree with Gadget and Rosie - it's clear from the snip that the enumerator originally wrote something starting with 'C' and that this has been overwritten by the word London. So it's Middlesex, London.
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Re: Place of birth from census
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 14 June 18 14:38 BST (UK) »
It says Middlesex City London. So birthplace is City of London.

The City is the oldest part of London within the city walls, often called 'the square mile'. It contains the Bank of England and the Tower of London. It is volume 1c in the bmd indexes.

Surely the City of London is not, and never has been, part of the county of Middlesex?  Or indeed any other county?

As others have already explained, the place of birth in this entry is 'Middlesex, London' and the 'C....' is a partly erased mistake.

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Re: Place of birth from census
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 14 June 18 15:28 BST (UK) »
Yes, I agree they started to write Yorkshire and changed it to Middlesex and then Startedvwritinf Caldwell and changed it to London.

Thank you all for your help.  ;D

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Re: Place of birth from census
« Reply #13 on: Friday 15 June 18 10:46 BST (UK) »
I have seen Middlesex City London as birthplace in census returns before, which is probably why I recognise it.

London was formerly in the county of Middlesex.

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Re: Place of birth from census
« Reply #14 on: Friday 15 June 18 11:02 BST (UK) »
I don't think that it does say City.  There is certainly a C at the beginning but the rest does not look like 'ity'.  Other entries on the page for y have a long tail, there is no evidence of a tail at the end. 

If I was pushed for a translation I would say it looked more like Cove  :-\

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Re: Place of birth from census
« Reply #15 on: Friday 15 June 18 11:05 BST (UK) »


If I was pushed for a translation I would say it looked more like Cove  :-\

That's what I think as well, Rosie  :)
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« Reply #16 on: Friday 15 June 18 11:12 BST (UK) »
I have seen Middlesex City London as birthplace in census returns before, which is probably why I recognise it.

But in this case it is clear that whatever was written that started with 'C' has been overwritten by the 'L' of London.
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Re: Place of birth from census
« Reply #17 on: Friday 15 June 18 12:41 BST (UK) »
I agree with Jennifer and Rosie. It's clearly a clerical error and the corrected entry reads Middlesex London . Also, no way do the amended letters read City.


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