Author Topic: Place name in Cape Town - completed with thanks  (Read 347 times)

Offline maddys52

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,108
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Place name in Cape Town - completed with thanks
« on: Saturday 21 January 17 02:32 GMT (UK) »
I recently discovered a faint pencil marking on the back of a very old faded photograph of a cottage. I can make out "cottage ... Cape Town", but have no idea about the middle word. Possibly ends in "...bray"?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline Rosinish

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 10,846
  • PASSED & PAST (Speciality - South Uist, Inverness)
    • View Profile
Re: Place name in Cape Town
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 21 January 17 03:18 GMT (UK) »
Sorry I can't help with name but have enhanced it for a better view.

Found plenty of "Bay's" but yet to locate a 'Bray'

Closest find was 'Mossel Bay'...possibly spelling wrong on photo?

Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

"OLD GENEALOGISTS NEVER DIE - THEY JUST LOSE THEIR CENSUS"

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline sami

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,864
  • Grannie M
    • View Profile
Re: Place name in Cape Town
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 21 January 17 03:25 GMT (UK) »
Wondering if it could be Mowbray.

sami
England:  Archer, Bailey, Bates, Blower, Bosworth, Court, Hicklin, Orton, Palmer, Robbins, Sedgwick, Smith, Stevenson, Stone, Varnam, Wakelin, Walker
Canada:  Archer, Walker, Spencer, Shepherd
Australia:  Taplin
South Africa:  Risley

Offline barryd

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,970
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Place name in Cape Town
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 21 January 17 03:32 GMT (UK) »
I am going for Mossel Bay.

In this cold winter I wish I was going TO Mossel Bay.

https://www.google.com/#q=mossel+bay+to+cape+town

Offline Rosinish

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 10,846
  • PASSED & PAST (Speciality - South Uist, Inverness)
    • View Profile
Re: Place name in Cape Town
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 21 January 17 03:34 GMT (UK) »
Think you're right Sami  ;)

Pity there's no street name  ::)


Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

"OLD GENEALOGISTS NEVER DIE - THEY JUST LOSE THEIR CENSUS"

Offline barryd

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,970
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Place name in Cape Town
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 21 January 17 03:43 GMT (UK) »
Are men allowed to change their mind?

I am now going for Mowbray

https://www.google.com/#q=mowbray+south+africa

Offline Rosinish

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 10,846
  • PASSED & PAST (Speciality - South Uist, Inverness)
    • View Profile
Re: Place name in Cape Town
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 21 January 17 03:46 GMT (UK) »
Are men allowed to change their mind?

According to men, it's women who change their (men's) minds  ;D

Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

"OLD GENEALOGISTS NEVER DIE - THEY JUST LOSE THEIR CENSUS"

Offline maddys52

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,108
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Place name in Cape Town
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 22 January 17 00:17 GMT (UK) »
Oh well done! Thank you all, especially sami - that looks perfect. Now that you say it, I can see it.  ;D So good to have another (few) pair of eyes. And thank you Rosinish for adjusting the image so that it's clearer. Thanks barryd - changing your mind is always allowed (especially if suggested by a woman  ;) )

Thanks all once again.

Added:

Pity there's no street name  ::)


Annie

Annie, there's a picture of the cottage here http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=763441.0
No streets visible for miles!

Offline Rosinish

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 10,846
  • PASSED & PAST (Speciality - South Uist, Inverness)
    • View Profile
Re: Place name in Cape Town - completed with thanks
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 22 January 17 01:04 GMT (UK) »
And thank you Rosinish for adjusting the image so that it's clearer. 

No prob Maddy,

Just glad to help if only a little to get you an answer....Sami did well!  ;D

Hope you now find who the occupants were?  ;)

Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie, MacDonald, MacInnes, MacIntyre, MacKinnon, Steele, Walker

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, MacKinnon, MacPhee

"OLD GENEALOGISTS NEVER DIE - THEY JUST LOSE THEIR CENSUS"