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Offline ozwendy

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Was there any predjudice?
« on: Wednesday 25 May 05 03:39 BST (UK) »
Hi :)

I was just wondering if in the 18th century the Welsh resented English rule, did Welsh who moved over the border into England, (I have a lot of ancestors who moved over to Shropshire), sometimes try to cover up their Welsh birth places in order to avoid predjudice or trouble?

I have some confusing info were relatives living in Shropshire have stated in census that everyone in the house was born in the town they are living in(Shropshire), but when I look on BMD or IGI I get the right names and approx. dates, but births, marriages and christenings are taking place in Montgomeryshire, Wales?

Wondered if anyone else had the same experience?

Cheers
Wendy
Faricy -  Lancs.
Faricy, Gardner, Jones, Aldred, Battersby, Calland, Webb, Jones,Evans - Hindley, Lancs
Coleman, Price, Taylor, Ryan, Joyce, Barrett, Astin - Oldham/Failsworth, Lancs
Gardner, Evans, Jones, Williams,Sambrook, Davies,Wardman,Ellis  - Montgomeryshire/Worthern,Salop
Price, Thomas, Jones - Chester/Flint
Jones,Webb,Griffiths,Bagshaw,Bowen,Richards, - Dawley/Wellington,Salop
Faricy - Waterford/Cork - Ireland
Faricy, Robles - Austalia

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Re: Was there any predjudice?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 25 May 05 09:23 BST (UK) »
Not sure about prejudice, but a few towns over the border in Shropshire, such as Oswestry, were essentially Welsh towns with a Welsh monoglot population. Although today you will hear more English than Welsh in the markets, they are still essentially Welsh.

Some Parishes may well have been cros border (as some still are today), so although living in England, the parish is/was still in Wales. A case of Church and politics not being completely compatible I suppose.

Hope this helps somewhat.

D
Stuck with:
William Williams of Llanllyfni
John Jones in Llanelli
Evan Evans in Caio
David Davies of Llansanffraid
Evans: Caio/Carms
Jones: CDG, DEN

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