Author Topic: Where is Nuncham?  (Read 1971 times)

Offline Lady Di

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Where is Nuncham?
« on: Saturday 07 July 12 12:38 BST (UK) »
I've found an ancestor (1851 census) who's reputed to have been born at Nuncham (Nuncharn?) Gloucestershire but I can't find that on any of my maps. Have they moved or renamed the place or does it normally go under another well known name?  ::)

Thanks

Di

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Re: Where is Nuncham?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 07 July 12 12:49 BST (UK) »
Newnham seems the nearest likely place http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/GLS/Parishes.html#N . What is the census reference? Is he in other censuses?

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Re: Where is Nuncham?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 07 July 12 12:54 BST (UK) »
Thanks Stan. I'll look for the reference but the 1851 has Ann SPURGIN, aged 58, Nurse, Widow - born Nuncham so you'll probably find it faster that way. I'll post the ref ASAP anyway.

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Re: Where is Nuncham?
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 07 July 12 12:58 BST (UK) »
1851 reference is:

HO107; Piece: 1618; Folio: 402; Page: 3

Chart Sutton Kent

Edit to add:

Did a general search of 1851 with simply a keyword of "Nuncham" and it appears to be in any of three places - Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire or Northamptsonshire  ::)

That doesn't help as it's still not showing on any of my maps  ???
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Re: Where is Nuncham?
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 07 July 12 13:17 BST (UK) »
I think that the Oxfordshire one is supposed to be Nuneham (Courtenay)  ;)
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Re: Where is Nuncham?
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 07 July 12 13:21 BST (UK) »
Excellent - thanks Rosie, it's a starting place to look for her birth anyway.

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Re: Where is Nuncham?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 08 July 12 00:40 BST (UK) »
And in Northamptonshire is a Newnham, near Daventry

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Re: Where is Nuncham?
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 08 July 12 00:47 BST (UK) »
Have looked at the image, appears to be Nuneham - so perhaps Newnham on Severn in Gloucestershire

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Re: Where is Nuncham?
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 08 July 12 10:50 BST (UK) »
Thanks for your help mgeneas

I'll recheck all those places but so far I haven't found a baptism for Ann Coleman (abt 1792) at any of them. I'll keep looking but do appreciate everyone's ideas and assistance.

Thanks a lot  :-*
Di
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