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Re: TRUE LONDONERS - can we use such a phrase about our families...?
« Reply #54 on: Thursday 27 August 15 00:32 BST (UK) »
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Sherry-Paddington & Marylebone,
Longhurst-Ealing & Capel, Abinger, Ewhurst & Ockley,
Chandler-Chelsea

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Re: TRUE LONDONERS - can we use such a phrase about our families...?
« Reply #55 on: Thursday 27 August 15 12:56 BST (UK) »
My great gran's father was born just a few hundred yards from Oxford Street in Feb 1860 and his father was born in Soho and mother in Shoreditch. 3 places that eptomise London. Great grans mother was born in Sussex but grew up in Stoke Newington, Bow, Lambeth, Walworth then Holborn. The fact she was not born in London but grew up there is exciting. She was deffo a Londoner anyway, baptised there, educated there, grew up there, married there, had children there and lived there until she died. She spent 12 years in Bow, so she was an East Londoner mainly but spent her childhood in several areas of London. Her paternal grandmother Ann Roberts was born in Bermondsey, which was probably more Surrey as the street she was born down was near to Rotherhithe.
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LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Budery
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
USA Musgrave, Saix
ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain

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Re: TRUE LONDONERS - can we use such a phrase about our families...?
« Reply #56 on: Thursday 27 August 15 17:42 BST (UK) »
Dawnsh,
Thanks so much for putting me in the picture about this very sad event from almost three years ago.  I come on this site only sporadically, so am not quite up to speed with everything that has been happening in the Rootschat Community…

…and Coombs, very interesting details of this enduring Londoners theme, thank you…
Keith

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Re: TRUE LONDONERS - can we use such a phrase about our families...?
« Reply #57 on: Thursday 27 August 15 21:09 BST (UK) »
And tracing when ancestors arrived in London can be done if the oldest ancestor on a line was born in London according to a census or baptism, even if before the census era, more so with a less common name. A ancestor wed in London in 1784 and was from Norfolk originally, he had a rare name.
Researching:

LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Budery
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
USA Musgrave, Saix
ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain

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Re: TRUE LONDONERS - can we use such a phrase about our families...?
« Reply #58 on: Saturday 15 December 18 12:00 GMT (UK) »
By the by,
Saw Ralph Mctell perform "Streets of London" at Skegness a couple of weekends ago at their Folk Festival.  I saw him play this in Norwich when I was a student nearly 50 years ago.
Some things just never change...
Keith

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Re: TRUE LONDONERS - can we use such a phrase about our families...?
« Reply #59 on: Monday 17 December 18 22:04 GMT (UK) »
Difficult to be a "true" Londoner when London has been gradually creeping outwards over the centuries.

SWMBO's father's family were plodding along as ag labs in rural Highgate when somebody came along and build houses all round them. They ended up as a rather complex tribe of chimney sweeps.
Crabb from Laurencekirk / Fordoun and Scurry from mid Essex