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Title: Name of farm
Post by: Stanwix England on Saturday 29 August 20 21:39 BST (UK)
I know, it's me again. I really do try and solve my own problems before I come here. I even tried to find this farm on other census but with no joy.

What do you think this farm name is. It's in Nottingham, if that helps.

I think it's something like S***aths Farm, but I'm, not sure.

Thank you
Title: Re: Name of farm
Post by: Mckha489 on Saturday 29 August 20 21:40 BST (UK)
Can you please give the census reference so we can look at the whole page.
Title: Re: Name of farm
Post by: Stanwix England on Saturday 29 August 20 21:56 BST (UK)
Yes, sorry.

The farm name is next to George Locker, born in Arnold Nottinghamshire in 1796.

I don't actually know how to give a reference for a census.
Title: Re: Name of farm
Post by: JenB on Saturday 29 August 20 22:04 BST (UK)
1851 census.

HO 107/2128/242/11

Looks like Sneaths Farm to me.

You can usually find the reference on the transcription, but I always take it from the actual image. You should always record the reference, often itís the easiest way for other people to find what youíre referring to.  :)
Title: Re: Name of farm
Post by: Stanwix England on Saturday 29 August 20 22:20 BST (UK)
Thank you very much. Thank you also for how to do the reference.  :)
Title: Re: Name of farm
Post by: JenB on Saturday 29 August 20 22:27 BST (UK)
You might find this useful
https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/census-records/#11-the-national-archives-references-for-censuses
Title: Re: Name of farm
Post by: Mckha489 on Saturday 29 August 20 22:36 BST (UK)
Here is Plains farm

Which is the previous property

https://maps.nls.uk/view/101603115#zoom=5&lat=1083&lon=3270&layers=BT


Will post link to next map in a moment
Title: Re: Name of farm
Post by: Mckha489 on Saturday 29 August 20 22:38 BST (UK)
https://maps.nls.uk/view/101603139


It looks like Sneathís to me too, but I cannot see it anywhere on either of these maps!
Title: Re: Name of farm
Post by: BumbleB on Sunday 30 August 20 09:29 BST (UK)
A much clearer image on FindMyPast.

Title: Re: Name of farm
Post by: Stanwix England on Sunday 30 August 20 23:06 BST (UK)
Thank you everyone.  :)
Title: Re: Name of farm
Post by: Pamela21 on Sunday 30 August 20 23:36 BST (UK)
I don't think that first letter is S at all. I would need to see the whole page to compare letters. Look how he's written the S on Samuel, completely different. Find another letter which looks like that first letter on a word you can read like a name.
Title: Re: Name of farm
Post by: JenB on Monday 31 August 20 09:25 BST (UK)
I don't think that first letter is S at all. I would need to see the whole page to compare letters.

If you look at reply #3, I have given the reference so that you can find the page and take a look at it (which I have done) :)

If it isn't S, what do you suggest that it is?

If you look at the entire page you can see that the enumerator actually wrote the letter 'S' in several different ways