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Common in Berkshire
« on: Monday 25 January 10 10:29 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

I need to look up a baptism for a Richard Williams, but all I have of the birth details from census returns, is that he was born 1831-36 at Common, Berks.  There are so many commons in Berkshire, and his family stopped at many of them.

Does anyone know of a place which was known simply as "Common"?

Thanks

Monique

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Re: Common in Berkshire
« Reply #1 on: Monday 25 January 10 18:08 GMT (UK) »
hi, mamor  it wont help much but.i have some of my people down as born 1819  parsons lane, clithero lancs i looked up old maps and found it was a field were they stayed.so it was put down as abode there was others down there too, it may be that yours was just common land, that you could stay on and it was put as place of birth. try to find maps of your search area,and see if there is anything called just the common.good luck, rob g
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Re: Common in Berkshire
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 26 January 10 08:14 GMT (UK) »
Compton perhaps?
Skewis (Wales and Scotland), Ayers (Maidenhead, Berkshire), Hildreth (Berkshire)


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Re: Common in Berkshire
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 26 January 10 10:19 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for your replies, I know the family stayed on many commons (Woodhay Common, Sonning Common, Bucklebury Common etc).  I think I will have to try and find an old map as suggested.

It could be Compton, I will certainly put it on my list of places to search. 

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Re: Common in Berkshire
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 27 February 10 15:24 GMT (UK) »
hi
another possibly one is Newbury Common, that was a very popular one.

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Re: Common in Berkshire
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 27 February 10 17:42 GMT (UK) »
Hello All,

Maidenhead thicket was another much frequented Berkshire stopping place. :)

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Re: Common in Berkshire
« Reply #6 on: Monday 01 March 10 09:14 GMT (UK) »
Thank you, I have tried Newbury (found someone else who I wasn't expecting to find)! but I haven't tried Maidenhead yet, I will add it to the list of places to check.  The main problem with this travelling family is they were often baptised in a different place to where they were actually born! 
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Re: Common in Berkshire
« Reply #7 on: Monday 01 March 10 09:55 GMT (UK) »
hi
just thought of another popular stopping place in Berkshire. it was Tadley Common.
Will let you know if I come up with others,Good luck.
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Re: Common in Berkshire
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 24 July 10 18:07 BST (UK) »
Hello, Maybe Greenham common, it was a place they used.  :)