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Offline Vasquez109

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Uncommon surname!
« on: Saturday 18 May 13 21:21 BST (UK) »
Ive just found a new branch to follow, but have drawn a complete blank with finding anything near the name!

Im looking for an 'Amy Aldred' who married a William Harlow in Duffield on 12 Aug 1782. Its really strange, as I'd never heard of the surname before, and thought it might be easier to work with but I was wrong!

Was also thinking that Amy could be short for something, but not really sure. Can anyone help find her please!

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David.
Northants - Stevenson, Smith, Spriggs, Hight, Dodson, Coleman
Swansea - Thomas, Williams, Howell, David, Rees, Griffiths, Jenkins, Bevan
Rutland - Hales
Derbyshire - Harlow, Riley, Pemberton, Aldred
Yorkshire - Stamper, Boyes, Duke
London - Harper, Wallis
Essex - Shelford, Wallis, Read, Stanes
Hertfordshire - Bishop
Cornwall - Johns, Soper, Rowe, Ball, Webb, Dunn, Quintrell, Hain, Oliver
Gloucestershire - Harper, Ash, Gregory, Denman
County Durham - Proud, Duke
Yorkshire - Stamper, Pickering

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Re: Uncommon surname!
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 18 May 13 21:25 BST (UK) »
There are Aldreds living in Heanor, Derbyshire around that time.
Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk


Alker - Aspull, Hindley
Marsh - Atherton
Blain - Atherton
Gill - Atherton
Hogg - Loscoe, Crich
Harrison - Heanor, Ruddington
Earnshaw - Heanor
Cope - Heanor, Loscoe, Mapperley
Daykin - Heanor, Loscoe, Mapperley

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Re: Uncommon surname!
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 18 May 13 21:27 BST (UK) »
Searching LDS site for 'Aldred' in 'Duffield' shows the name was not uncommon there- see here
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Re: Uncommon surname!
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 18 May 13 21:36 BST (UK) »
That shows my knowledge of Derbyshire!  ;D More common than I thought!
Northants - Stevenson, Smith, Spriggs, Hight, Dodson, Coleman
Swansea - Thomas, Williams, Howell, David, Rees, Griffiths, Jenkins, Bevan
Rutland - Hales
Derbyshire - Harlow, Riley, Pemberton, Aldred
Yorkshire - Stamper, Boyes, Duke
London - Harper, Wallis
Essex - Shelford, Wallis, Read, Stanes
Hertfordshire - Bishop
Cornwall - Johns, Soper, Rowe, Ball, Webb, Dunn, Quintrell, Hain, Oliver
Gloucestershire - Harper, Ash, Gregory, Denman
County Durham - Proud, Duke
Yorkshire - Stamper, Pickering

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Re: Uncommon surname!
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 18 May 13 21:41 BST (UK) »
Still cant find her on IGI. Cuh!
Northants - Stevenson, Smith, Spriggs, Hight, Dodson, Coleman
Swansea - Thomas, Williams, Howell, David, Rees, Griffiths, Jenkins, Bevan
Rutland - Hales
Derbyshire - Harlow, Riley, Pemberton, Aldred
Yorkshire - Stamper, Boyes, Duke
London - Harper, Wallis
Essex - Shelford, Wallis, Read, Stanes
Hertfordshire - Bishop
Cornwall - Johns, Soper, Rowe, Ball, Webb, Dunn, Quintrell, Hain, Oliver
Gloucestershire - Harper, Ash, Gregory, Denman
County Durham - Proud, Duke
Yorkshire - Stamper, Pickering

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Re: Uncommon surname!
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 21 May 13 10:52 BST (UK) »
.......often spelt Aldread..tlhe two are completely interchangeable..depending on the will of the original scribe!!

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Re: Uncommon surname!
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 21 May 13 10:58 BST (UK) »
Amy isn't usually short for anything but could be a nickname for Amelia.
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Re: Uncommon surname!
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 21 May 13 12:38 BST (UK) »
Amy isn't usually short for anything but could be a nickname for Amelia.
Amy is sometimes a nickname for Amabel, Emily, Emma, etc. as well as Amelia.
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Re: Uncommon surname!
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 21 May 13 17:04 BST (UK) »
Thanks all,

Off to Matlock this week, so I'm sure ill dig something up!

David.
Northants - Stevenson, Smith, Spriggs, Hight, Dodson, Coleman
Swansea - Thomas, Williams, Howell, David, Rees, Griffiths, Jenkins, Bevan
Rutland - Hales
Derbyshire - Harlow, Riley, Pemberton, Aldred
Yorkshire - Stamper, Boyes, Duke
London - Harper, Wallis
Essex - Shelford, Wallis, Read, Stanes
Hertfordshire - Bishop
Cornwall - Johns, Soper, Rowe, Ball, Webb, Dunn, Quintrell, Hain, Oliver
Gloucestershire - Harper, Ash, Gregory, Denman
County Durham - Proud, Duke
Yorkshire - Stamper, Pickering