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Title: Deciphering Irish Place Name Longford, Ireland
Post by: KathrynHistory3 on Thursday 11 November 21 06:02 GMT (UK)
Hi, I'd love some help figuring out what this says! It's a birthplace from the 1871 census - I can tell the first two words say Longford, Ireland, but I'm not sure about the third! Any help would be appreciated :)
Title: Re: Deciphering Irish Place Name Longford, Ireland
Post by: Milliepede on Thursday 11 November 21 15:43 GMT (UK)
Looks like Tubbah?
Title: Re: Deciphering Irish Place Name Longford, Ireland
Post by: KathrynHistory3 on Thursday 11 November 21 15:47 GMT (UK)
Hmm I thought it might be something like that but I can't find any record of a place called Tubbah in Ireland :/
Title: Re: Deciphering Irish Place Name Longford, Ireland
Post by: dublin1850 on Thursday 11 November 21 16:01 GMT (UK)
What is the surname?

Could be Tober (which means 'well').
https://www.townlands.ie/longford/granard/abbeylara/bunlahy/tober/
Title: Re: Deciphering Irish Place Name Longford, Ireland
Post by: Kiltaglassan on Thursday 11 November 21 16:15 GMT (UK)

Could be Tober (which means 'well').


Also https://www.logainm.ie/en/42076
Title: Re: Deciphering Irish Place Name Longford, Ireland
Post by: gaffy on Thursday 11 November 21 16:34 GMT (UK)

Hi, I'd love some help figuring out what this says! It's a birthplace from the 1871 census - I can tell the first two words say Longford, Ireland, but I'm not sure about the third! Any help would be appreciated :)


Providing the name of the person in that census reference - and any wider contextual information -  might offer up readers an alternative approach to guessing the 1871 handwriting. 

Title: Re: Deciphering Irish Place Name Longford, Ireland
Post by: KathrynHistory3 on Friday 12 November 21 02:37 GMT (UK)
A misspelling of Tober does seem to be the most likely option! His name on the census is John Hall and he's living in Ramsey, Huntingdonshire :)
Title: Re: Deciphering Irish Place Name Longford, Ireland
Post by: dublin1850 on Friday 12 November 21 13:07 GMT (UK)
Some RC Halls baptised in Granard RC parish late 1700s. Don't see a John, but father's name John.
Protestant Halls in Templemichael and Moydow parishes.