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Help reading address in Bolnhurst, Bedfordshire please
« on: Tuesday 08 January 19 12:54 GMT (UK) »
Good afternoon and thank you for any help that can be given.

I have the 1871 census (RG10/1537/58/11) which has my wife's 3x Great grandfather (Thomas Miles) as the Head and also her 2x Great grandfather (David Thomas Miles) as a son.

I would be grateful if someone could decipher the address please (attached).  On Findmypast it is down as "Bracknoend Cottage".  In the census, the addresses before are Greensberry Cottages and the addresses after are for Eaton Road.

Is the Findmypast transciption correct and if so, where in Bolnhurst would this be?  Should I also post this in the Bedfordshire Forum?

Many thanks,

Nic
Berkshire: Clarke, Croxford, Eustace
Devon: Blackmore, Matthews
Hull: Grant, Nicholson, Patterson, White
Gwyddelwern, Betws GG, Denbighshire: Davies, Evans
Glamorgan: Dean, Matthews
Bilston, Staffordshire: Dean
Shafton, Yorkshire: Miles, Moulson,
Wiltshire: Emery

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Re: Help reading address in Bolnhurst, Bedfordshire please
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 08 January 19 13:20 GMT (UK) »
No need to post it anywhere else.  :)

It looks to me like Bracknoend.  In 1861 it is Backnoend

Have you seen this
https://getoutside.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/local/backnoe-end-bedford
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Re: Help reading address in Bolnhurst, Bedfordshire please
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 08 January 19 13:25 GMT (UK) »
It is mentioned here under 'Geography' 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thurleigh
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Re: Help reading address in Bolnhurst, Bedfordshire please
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 08 January 19 13:30 GMT (UK) »
Thank you so much Rosie - I wonder if the cottage was closer to Bracknoe End than it was to Bolnhurst?
Berkshire: Clarke, Croxford, Eustace
Devon: Blackmore, Matthews
Hull: Grant, Nicholson, Patterson, White
Gwyddelwern, Betws GG, Denbighshire: Davies, Evans
Glamorgan: Dean, Matthews
Bilston, Staffordshire: Dean
Shafton, Yorkshire: Miles, Moulson,
Wiltshire: Emery

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Re: Help reading address in Bolnhurst, Bedfordshire please
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 08 January 19 13:31 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Help reading address in Bolnhurst, Bedfordshire please
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 08 January 19 13:34 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Jen B - I had been using nls maps but hadn't scrolled far enough left!
Berkshire: Clarke, Croxford, Eustace
Devon: Blackmore, Matthews
Hull: Grant, Nicholson, Patterson, White
Gwyddelwern, Betws GG, Denbighshire: Davies, Evans
Glamorgan: Dean, Matthews
Bilston, Staffordshire: Dean
Shafton, Yorkshire: Miles, Moulson,
Wiltshire: Emery

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Re: Help reading address in Bolnhurst, Bedfordshire please
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 08 January 19 13:37 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Help reading address in Bolnhurst, Bedfordshire please
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 08 January 19 13:46 GMT (UK) »
Thank you from me too Jen,  I keep meaning to look at Keysoe on these maps ;D
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Re: Help reading address in Bolnhurst, Bedfordshire please
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 08 January 19 13:54 GMT (UK) »
Side by side map - how the landscape has changed! https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=15&lat=52.2303&lon=-0.4515&layers=6&right=BingHyb

This is totally off the topic, but zoom into the side by side map and just look at the hundreds/thousands of cars on the old runway at Thurleigh  :o

Apparently they are some of the cars traded in under Peter Mandelsons 2009 car scrappage scheme  :-X
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