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Offline rubymelia

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Born a "man of war"?
« on: Monday 10 December 18 11:46 GMT (UK) »
In one of the census I found, my 5th great grandfather's birth location was written as "man of war" does anyone know what this means?
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Re: Born a "man of war"?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 10 December 18 11:55 GMT (UK) »

A "man of war" was a Naval warship

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Re: Born a "man of war"?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 10 December 18 12:03 GMT (UK) »
Mapstone, Mapston.
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Re: Born a "man of war"?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 10 December 18 14:00 GMT (UK) »
Man of War is a hamlet in north County Dublin could that be it?  it would be unusual to be born on a warship?

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Re: Born a "man of war"?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 10 December 18 14:07 GMT (UK) »
Man of War is a hamlet in north County Dublin could that be it?  it would be unusual to be born on a warship?

MaxD

Not that unusual, I understand women and children can found in  the muster books.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: Born a "man of war"?
« Reply #5 on: Monday 10 December 18 14:20 GMT (UK) »
Man of War is a hamlet in north County Dublin could that be it?  it would be unusual to be born on a warship?

MaxD

Two entries from the 1881 Census, another one has
"abt 1847   (On Board Man of War Off Cuba), At Sea"
Mapstone, Mapston.
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