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'Cornow' in parish of Kirkham - where was it?
« on: Tuesday 20 February 18 22:17 GMT (UK) »
Hello, I'm looking at the Kirkham parish register in the mid 1600s.

Lots of people reside in a locality called Cornow/Cornoe - which as you can imagine, is spelled many different ways. Can anyone suggest where this was? I've looked at modern maps and one from the mid 1800s, but can't identify it.

Thanks for any help
Thorpe, Feak & Townsend (Norfolk) / Ormandy & Slater (Dalton-in-Furness) / Corner (Liverpool) / Wray (Lincolnshire) / Fidler, Bridge & Turner (Derbyshire)

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Re: 'Cornow' in parish of Kirkham - where was it?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 20 February 18 22:45 GMT (UK) »
can you give us an example of a name please and which register you are looking at

I am local and can't think of anywhere like that

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Re: 'Cornow' in parish of Kirkham - where was it?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 21 February 18 00:16 GMT (UK) »
I'm local to the area too but had never heard of that, but link to a book here

https://archive.org/stream/placenamesoflanc00ekwauoft#page/154/mode/2up

Seems Cornoe /Corno or Corner Row as it was called was in Greenhalgh, three miles NW of Kirkham

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Re: 'Cornow' in parish of Kirkham - where was it?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 21 February 18 00:21 GMT (UK) »
well found Claire. I found several Cornoe surnames in St Michael's registers but did not find a place name

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Re: 'Cornow' in parish of Kirkham - where was it?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 21 February 18 15:49 GMT (UK) »
I'm local to the area too but had never heard of that, but link to a book here

https://archive.org/stream/placenamesoflanc00ekwauoft#page/154/mode/2up

Seems Cornoe /Corno or Corner Row as it was called was in Greenhalgh, three miles NW of Kirkham

Claire
Thank you so much! I wasn't aware of this excellent resource.

Corner Row must've fallen out of use to describe wherever in Greenahlgh it was.
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Re: 'Cornow' in parish of Kirkham - where was it?
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 21 February 18 16:58 GMT (UK) »
there is still Corner Row Cottage and Corner Row Farm, Fleetwood Road Greenhalgh

From British History Online

Greenhalgh or Greenalgh, in which are Esprick and Cornoe, occupies the southern part of this composite township, Thistleton being the northern part. The two portions measure 1,187 and 710 acres respectively, or 1,897 in all (fn. 1); the population in 1901 was 408. The surface is flat, sloping gradually from south to north and from west to east, the extremes being 100 ft. above sea level at the south-west border and 25 ft. in the north-east corner. There is moss land in the south.

A road goes north-north-west through the whole length of the township, passing through Corner Row and Esprick. From it another road goes west to the hamlet of Greenhalgh, turning south to reach Weeton; while yet another in the north turns off to the east and north to reach Thistleton, from which it turns towards Elswick.

The soil is clay; potatoes are grown, but most of the land is permanent grass.

CORNOE, (fn. 22) or Corner Row, gave a surname to its tenants. (fn. 23) It, like Esprick (fn. 24) and Whitacre or Whitter, (fn. 25) was usually regarded as part of Greenhalgh.