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Help Reading Older Script
« on: Sunday 18 February 18 02:43 GMT (UK) »
How is your reading of olde English?  In the 1851 Census for Bilston, Wolverhampton, there is a listing for Richard Cooper (scribed Rich) with wife Ruth and 4 children.  It appears to me that Richard was not born in England but I can't make out where his birthplace is, as written.  Any thoughts?  Thanks.

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Re: Help Reading Older Script
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 18 February 18 02:59 GMT (UK) »
Ancestry has it as "Whenlostt, Shropshire, England"

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« Reply #2 on: Sunday 18 February 18 03:04 GMT (UK) »
Salop ... that's very definitely in England  :)  :)

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Re: Help Reading Older Script
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 18 February 18 03:10 GMT (UK) »
A family tree has it as Much Wenlock, Shropshire
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« Reply #4 on: Sunday 18 February 18 04:16 GMT (UK) »
Ancestry has it as "Whenlostt, Shropshire, England"

Thank you so much!

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« Reply #5 on: Sunday 18 February 18 04:17 GMT (UK) »
Salop ... that's very definitely in England  :)  :)

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Re: Help Reading Older Script
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 18 February 18 04:33 GMT (UK) »
Can I just check that you're going for Much Wenlock which exists rather than Whenlosst which doesn't?
Middlesex: KING,  MUMFORD, COOK, ROUSE, GOODALL, BROWN
Oxford: MATTHEWS, MOSS
Kent: SPOONER, THOMAS, KILLICK, COLLINS
Cambs: PRIGG, LEACH
Hants: FOSTER
Montgomery: BREES
Surrey: REEVE

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Re: Help Reading Older Script
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 18 February 18 04:38 GMT (UK) »
Can I just check that you're going for Much Wenlock which exists rather than Whenlosst which doesn't?

I appreciate that.  Ironically, I feel "whenlosst" quite often while researching.
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« Reply #8 on: Sunday 18 February 18 14:50 GMT (UK) »
Salop is a name for Shropshire. A Salopian is a person who lives/was born in the county.
According to Your Dictionary website* Salop is Early Middle English, a shortening of Salopescira from Old English Scropscir and possibly from Scrobbesbyrigscir.
Some of those words are proper Old English. What was written the census return was modern English, only a century or so since! I expected to see an extract in Secretary Hand or similar.  ;D
* Definition from Webster's New World College Dictionary 5th Edition 2014
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