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Paul E

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Re: Your Favourite Census Mistranscriptions!
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday 15 February 05 11:28 GMT (UK) »
What's the problem?  She probably got Sunday afternoon off.

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Re: Your Favourite Census Mistranscriptions!
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 15 February 05 12:25 GMT (UK) »
Are you sure about that?
O'Connell, Robinson, Conway, Cunningham (Liverpool and Ireland)
Smith, Vallis, Fry (Somerset), Horrocks (London), Neighbour (Bucks).
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« Reply #20 on: Sunday 20 February 05 03:51 GMT (UK) »
Hello Everyone,First time posting and all that.I have a family name that has changed 5 times from father James Quade (valuation records)mother Jane Quete (VR) ,Their marriage is recorded as James Quiet married to Jane Ferguson (LDS)all in Ireland .Then son Andrew Meate and family on Scottish census and finally Andrew Queate(same gent) on all other BMD and census.I freely admit to a lot of help from some really determined people to have traced them at all.
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« Reply #21 on: Sunday 20 February 05 08:27 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat, Wee Bairn!  You must have had quite a struggle tracing all those, I'll bet!

Hope to see you posting on Rootschat again soon.

best wishes

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« Reply #22 on: Sunday 20 February 05 22:10 GMT (UK) »
I've just found the SOURBEER family of North Meols on the 1871 census - should be Sourbutts.  But I think the transcriber was influenced by the father's profession: Night Soiler...

Perhaps he ought to stick to whiskey?  :-\
ANT: Nesbit, Potts; CHS: Gosling (Hazel Grove/Lymm), Hinton (Lymm), Johnson (Hazel Grove), Marsland (Hazel Grove), Massey (Daresbury), Sorton (Warmingham); LAN: Jackson, James, Potts (Manchester/Salford); MAY: Caulfield, Griffin (Leveelick); SAL: Goodwin, Johnson (Bridgnorth), Gregory (Wellington); STS: Goodwin, Gregory, Johnson (Wolverhampton); Hallett (Trysull); SOM: Dowding, James, Jones (Bath)

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« Reply #23 on: Sunday 20 February 05 22:33 GMT (UK) »
The pubs in North Meols are a bit ropey these days too, MR! :)


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« Reply #24 on: Monday 21 February 05 06:58 GMT (UK) »
Could'nt find him in the 1881 so I thought he had 'carked 'it ( OZ
terminology) ........ but he was there in 1891 ........... took a lot of hours to find out why I could'nt find him in 1881 ........ you know why??
In 1881 he was called 'FWITCHIS' .............. honest .. if you dont believe me take a look ............. He's the only one there with that 'dopey' name !!
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« Reply #25 on: Sunday 27 February 05 14:13 GMT (UK) »
Just had to let you know about the interesting place of birth I found today while browsing around Gloucester censuses. How about -
Cripple Jerome Beingfrost Bitten

He was actually born in Gloucester - the above being in the disability column

... and I thought that Rubble Hole, Stroud (genuine) was an interesting birthplace.....

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And most especially the origins of William Cannings,  a Baptist, born abt 1791 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire

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« Reply #26 on: Sunday 27 February 05 15:08 GMT (UK) »
Hi all
I've seen some census search results on ancestry.com, that once I've checked the image out, always leave me baffled (polite terminology :)) as to how such a mistake can be made.
e.g a search brought up a location as Norwich NORWAY - now that sounded intriguing, on the image it was clearly Norwich Norfolk.
Another ancestor who I knew to be 35 was marked down as 65 but the image showed ........35, and one that really got the alarm bells ringing for no reason was my gt granmum who was born in Dewsbury Yorkshire. The search brought up the right name and age but the place of birth was Dewsbury Buckinghamshire... :o Blimey!!!!! I could have been following a wrong branch and spent quite a considerable sum of money on this wrong branch. A look at the image showed it was Yorkshire  after all  ;D.
I've got lots of other examples but cant recall them right now as I've just got back from the pub so I'm a bit fuddled ;)

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GALL-Norfolk,Cardiff,LondonTHOMAS-London,Herts,
PRIOR-N.Ireland,WOODS-N.Ieland,
DAWKES-Warks,DAVIS-Warkes'Wales,
JENNINGS-Surrey,Warks,London,SHELDRAKE-Essex,London,
BRITTON-Berks,BLAKELEY-Dewsbury W.Yorks