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Offline Erato

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Things named after an ancestor
« on: Thursday 21 February 19 23:37 GMT (UK) »
A very small lake is named after one of my gg-grandfathers and one g-grandpa has a village street that bears his name.  But best of all is 'Isaac Staples Pale Ale,' named after a first cousin four times removed.  It even has his picture on the label.  It is described as having "a bright, burnt-straw color and is full-bodied with citrus and pit fruit characters.  It has lemon, citrus and peach aromas and opens with a bold grapefruit flavor and finishes with a balanced hoppy kick that is not over-powering, but not at all bashful either.
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Re: Things named after an ancestor
« Reply #1 on: Friday 22 February 19 00:57 GMT (UK) »
I have Cumbrian ancestors called Gibson, first in Penrith, then in Ambleside.

There is an alley called Gibson's yard in Penrith and a hill called Gibson Knott close to Ambleside. I have absolutely no proof that either were named after a direct ancestor, but it doesn't stop me claiming them.
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Re: Things named after an ancestor
« Reply #2 on: Friday 22 February 19 01:20 GMT (UK) »
I have Cumbrian ancestors called Gibson, first in Penrith, then in Ambleside.

There is an alley called Gibson's yard in Penrith and a hill called Gibson Knott close to Ambleside. I have absolutely no proof that either were named after a direct ancestor, but it doesn't stop me claiming them.

Mike, if you get in touch with the local council they may have the history of who/why the names were derived?

A friend of mine, although only about 25 yrs ago enquired at our council offices to find out where/how the name of her street came about & they were able to tell her!

I can't recall the name of the street or the details given but I know it wasn't built too long ago but worth asking as I'm sure there should be something to go on?

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Re: Things named after an ancestor
« Reply #3 on: Friday 22 February 19 01:57 GMT (UK) »
There is/was a Sando Row in Redruth Cornwall where my lot came from.
Not to mention the various places in Devon ending in Pyne.
Here in SA, my great grandfather named their street after his wife; at least until the local council decided to rename it Windsor after the royal family.
I am Australian, from all the lands I come (my ancestors, at least!)

Pine/Pyne, Dowdeswell, Kempster, Sando/Sandoe/Sandow, Nancarrow, Carrington, Hounslow, Youatt, Richardson, Jarmyn, Oxlade, Coad, Bentham, Holloway, Lindner, Pittaway, and too many others to name.
Devon, Dorset, Gloucs, Cornwall, Yorks, Bucks, Oxfordshire, Wilts, Germany, Sweden, and of course London, to name a few.

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Re: Things named after an ancestor
« Reply #4 on: Friday 22 February 19 08:44 GMT (UK) »
My mother's family have a university library named after them (money donated by distant cousin) and when my cousin applied to study at same university she was offered a very large scholarship and then asked if she was related!
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Re: Things named after an ancestor
« Reply #5 on: Friday 22 February 19 08:51 GMT (UK) »
My GG-Grandfather has a river named after him in NE Tasmania - Ransom River. 

His mother's second husband was Von Stieglitz - There are several places ranges etc named after the Stieglitz family - In Tasmania they are spelled Stieglitz and in Victoria they are named Steiglitz - same family though.
Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriess,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: Things named after an ancestor
« Reply #6 on: Friday 22 February 19 09:16 GMT (UK) »
 Choules Street, in Byford, Western Australia, named after the family.

 A road, Choules  Close, in Pershore, Worcestershire, and an Australian naval Ship HMAS Choules, named for a cousin Claude Choules 1901-2011.

 
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: Things named after an ancestor
« Reply #7 on: Friday 22 February 19 10:21 GMT (UK) »
Arthur Place in Croydon, Victoria, Australia is named for my grandfather.  When he died in 1918 he owned a parcel of land in Croydon.  My grandmother later sub-divided the land and named the street Arthur Place in his memory.
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: Things named after an ancestor
« Reply #8 on: Friday 22 February 19 12:51 GMT (UK) »
https://peakbook.org/en/peakbook-element/64961/en/Pico+Simons.html

Pico Simons in the Sierra Nevada di Santa Marta in Colombia named after a second cousin twice removed, Frederick Adolphus Alexander Simons.
Simons Barrett Jaffray Waugh Langdale Heugh Meade Garnsey Evans Vazie Mountcure Glascodine Parish Peard Smart Dobbie Sinclair....
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