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Offline Jill on the A272

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #108 on: Monday 31 October 11 18:50 GMT (UK) »
My husband's 4x great grandmother was the delightfully named Hopestill Roots.

I have two chaps in my tree with the first names of Quick and Steeprock.

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #109 on: Monday 31 October 11 21:56 GMT (UK) »
I've got a Cinderella, a Dorrit (female) and a Tysilio (who had two daughters called Witta - isnt that something to do with witchcraft?? - and Helida)
Jeacock
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Scotter
Sievers
Knowles
Pritchard
Lilley
Hart/Hertz
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Monnington
Thomas (South Wales)
John (South Wales)
Pearce (South Wales)

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #110 on: Saturday 05 November 11 21:53 GMT (UK) »
I've got girls' names Zannah, Pleasant,  Affra and Lucretia.
(Two girls with the first name Pleasant were called Pleasant Fright and Pleasant Johncock  :o :o - I bet they were pleased to get married!)

Boys' names - I have two in the same family, one called Pierce Nimrod and the other Stamp  ???

My grandfather's middle name was Simla, he was named after an Edinburgh missionary doctor, George Simla Patterson, who seems to have been a family benefactor and possibly Granddad's godfather.  Dr. Patterson had strong links with India, hence the name.
Weedon - Hertfordshire and W. Australia
Herbertson, Congalton, Paterson - Scotland
Reed, Elmer - Hunts.
Branson - Bucks. and Birmingham
Warren, Ball, Jones - Birmingham
Fuller, Bourne, Sheepwash - Kent
Brittain - Beds. and W. Australia

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #111 on: Sunday 06 November 11 10:08 GMT (UK) »
In 1749 my 6x Gt Grandfather married Susan Pearl.

This led to one of their sons being named Pearl and over the next 150 years a total of 5 males that I'm aware of were saddled with that name. I've been in touch with the grandaughter of the last, he only died about 40 or 50 years ago, and he was known to all as Paul.
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Barrell, Bruce, Buckle, Ramsbotham (Suffolk), Meacham, Barber, Bishop, Bowers (Cambs)

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« Reply #112 on: Sunday 06 November 11 18:25 GMT (UK) »

In my tree, I have Philadelphia,Pierce,Horatio, a Jubal (variant of Jubilee) and Hephzibah, also seen but not in my tree: Christmas Day!

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« Reply #113 on: Monday 07 November 11 11:00 GMT (UK) »
If it wasn't for my husband....my son would have been named Brooke..
I wanted a girl sooo bad and was suffering Post Natal Depression,,,,so named my son Brooke....
Now he is Daniel,,,,,which my hubby chose,,,,,and later I found out hubby chose it because that song was playing on the radio on the way to hospital...

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« Reply #114 on: Friday 06 March 15 17:04 GMT (UK) »
The two girls named Pleasant were the same girl. Pleasant Johncock married John Fright  ( my 7x Gt Grandfather ) in 1707. So really the name change was a bit of a mixed blessing.

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« Reply #115 on: Saturday 07 March 15 07:46 GMT (UK) »
The two girls named Pleasant were the same girl. Pleasant Johncock married John Fright  ( my 7x Gt Grandfather ) in 1707. So really the name change was a bit of a mixed blessing.

True, but there were at least three other Pleasant Frights besides Pleasant Fright née Johncock  ;D

(They are my 7 x great grandparents too!)

Bev
Weedon - Hertfordshire and W. Australia
Herbertson, Congalton, Paterson - Scotland
Reed, Elmer - Hunts.
Branson - Bucks. and Birmingham
Warren, Ball, Jones - Birmingham
Fuller, Bourne, Sheepwash - Kent
Brittain - Beds. and W. Australia

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« Reply #116 on: Saturday 07 March 15 08:26 GMT (UK) »
Hi Bev
Wonder what relation that makes us.
I have a fairly comprehensive tree on Genes Reunited. Do you have one on there too ? If not then I could send you a private message on here with a .ged file if you like.
David