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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #369 on: Tuesday 19 May 20 14:57 BST (UK) »
I've just come across the Medhurst family in Leicestershire in the mid 1800s.

The parents, Benjamin and Sarah, gave their first daughter the name Mary and a later one, Clara. One son was called Simeon. Then they went off piste with subsequent children called:

Shiloh; Hessuth(or Kossuth - even the registrar couldn't cope with this one); Messiah; and Cherubim (all boys)

and for their two other daughters, Angel, and Zipporah.

I'm imagining a particularly fiery preacher in their local chapel!
Bradbury (Sedgeley, Bilston, Warrington)
Cooper (Sedgeley, Bilston)
Kilner/Kilmer (Leic, Notts)
Greenfield (Liverpool)
Holyland (Leic)
Pryce/Price (Welshpool, Liverpool)
Rawson (Leicester)
Upton (Desford, Leics)
Partrick (Vera and George, Leicester)
Marshall (Cheshire/Leicester)

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Re: Unusual First Names
« Reply #370 on: Tuesday 19 May 20 14:59 BST (UK) »
I wonder if the neighbours ever said, "He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy!"
Bradbury (Sedgeley, Bilston, Warrington)
Cooper (Sedgeley, Bilston)
Kilner/Kilmer (Leic, Notts)
Greenfield (Liverpool)
Holyland (Leic)
Pryce/Price (Welshpool, Liverpool)
Rawson (Leicester)
Upton (Desford, Leics)
Partrick (Vera and George, Leicester)
Marshall (Cheshire/Leicester)