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Offline Westward

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Victorian Place Names
« on: Monday 19 March 18 05:46 GMT (UK) »
Looking for an interpretation of these place names from Victorian birth records

1857 Hopkins RR
1859 Bollingbrk
1862 Pent
1864 Boli  (same as Bollingbrk?)

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Offline Nanna52

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Re: Victorian Place Names
« Reply #1 on: Monday 19 March 18 06:38 GMT (UK) »
There is a site here that might help. 

http://bdmabbreviations.steveparker.id.au

It says that if yours isn't there you can contact for help.
James -Victoria, Australia originally from Keynsham, Somerset.
Heale/Hale - Keynsham, Somerset
Vincent - Illogan/Redruth, Cornwall.  Moved to Sculcoates, Yorkshire; Grass Valley, California; Timaru, New Zealand and Victoria, Australia.
Williams somewhere in Wales - he kept moving
Ellis - Anglesey

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Re: Victorian Place Names
« Reply #2 on: Monday 19 March 18 06:44 GMT (UK) »
I have seen different sites but none are that comprehensive.
http://www.historyaustralia.org.au/ifhaa/misc/vicnames.htm
http://bdmabbreviations.steveparker.id.au/
http://www.victorianplaces.com.au/places

Hopkins RR = Hopkins River
Boli = Bolinda or Bolingbrook/Bollingbrook
Pent = Pentridge or Pentland Hills

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Re: Victorian Place Names
« Reply #3 on: Monday 19 March 18 06:53 GMT (UK) »
Thanks all - especially Essie for the possibles. I had looked at a number of sites without joy.
I'll keep the new ones for next time.

I wondered about Pentridge but it seems to be the name of the jail only - I don't think she was in prison for the birth - Sure hope not as  this was her 5th or 6th child.


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Re: Victorian Place Names
« Reply #4 on: Monday 19 March 18 06:55 GMT (UK) »
Westward I believe the area was called Pentridge before the prison was sited there and later changed to Coburg.  It will depend on the era.
James -Victoria, Australia originally from Keynsham, Somerset.
Heale/Hale - Keynsham, Somerset
Vincent - Illogan/Redruth, Cornwall.  Moved to Sculcoates, Yorkshire; Grass Valley, California; Timaru, New Zealand and Victoria, Australia.
Williams somewhere in Wales - he kept moving
Ellis - Anglesey

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Re: Victorian Place Names
« Reply #5 on: Monday 19 March 18 07:14 GMT (UK) »
Westward I believe the area was called Pentridge before the prison was sited there and later changed to Coburg.  It will depend on the era.

In 1870 the name was changed.
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