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Message to RC classicists
« on: Friday 15 March 19 12:56 GMT (UK) »
FindMyPast have today released a copy of the Domesday Book, written in 'a short form of Latin'.

Prepare to be inundated :D

Carol
OXFORDSHIRE / BERKSHIRE
Bullock, Cooper, Boler/Bowler, Wright, Robinson, Lee, Prior, Trinder, Newman, Walklin, Louch

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Re: Message to RC classicists
« Reply #1 on: Friday 15 March 19 13:19 GMT (UK) »

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Re: Message to RC classicists
« Reply #2 on: Friday 15 March 19 13:31 GMT (UK) »
Yes, that's the one :D

So what does it say ???

Carol (Latin 'O' level, 100 years ago)
OXFORDSHIRE / BERKSHIRE
Bullock, Cooper, Boler/Bowler, Wright, Robinson, Lee, Prior, Trinder, Newman, Walklin, Louch

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Re: Message to RC classicists
« Reply #3 on: Friday 15 March 19 23:55 GMT (UK) »
Yes, that's the one :D

[/So what does it say ???]

Carol (Latin 'O' level, 100 years ago)
Loads; it's basically a census, listing people in A -Z form and places, with descriptions of localities/villages/hamlets in the same style, roughly, that a census enumerator would (much) later use. The reproductions themselves  are wonderfully readable (to anyone used to scribes' abbreviations wot I am not [Latin A level 102 ago] but the HUGE benefit is the additional information - maps with contemporary names, boxes to click on for more info and more, I'm sure,after a short tour; no-one should be put off by the beautiful but undecipherable (not really; hard-to- read) Latin, and a huge bonus is that hovering over the manuscript reveals readable names of people and places. Massive admiration to the compilers.

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Re: Message to RC classicists
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 16 March 19 00:42 GMT (UK) »
Lancashire is missing from county list. I remember much of Lancashire being described as "waste". However I've found Lancaster. It was in Yorkshire. Oh, the shame. My ancestors had the choice of living in a non-existent county or in Yorkshire.

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Re: Message to RC classicists
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 17 March 19 00:01 GMT (UK) »
I was always told that Lancashire was there listed as Amounderness ,  ::)
Ashton Lancashire
Eccles Lancashire
Fletcher Lancashire
Harwood Church/Darwen
Jackson Staffordhire/Worcestershire
Jenkinson Cockerham
Marsden Hoghton Lancashire
Mercer Lancashire/Yorkshire
Pye Wyresdale
Singleton Lancashire
Swarbrick  Longridge
Watt Scotland/Lancashire

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Re: Message to RC classicists
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 17 March 19 00:24 GMT (UK) »
I was always told that Lancashire was there listed as Amounderness ,  ::)
Amounderness Hundred was in Yorkshire. Blackburn Hundred was in Cheshire.  Salford Hundred was also in Cheshire, which makes sense as it's south of Blackburn. There were 9 places called Bolton in Yorkshire, none were Bolton-le-Moors in Lancashire.
I searched the place index. Select a placename in alphabetical list and a little modern map appears with markers to click on. Each marker I clicked for the villages/hamlets in Amounderness where my ancestors lived showed number of households 0. Hovels didn't count. The relevant page in The Book is shown. I already knew that Earl Tostig, King Harold's brother, was overlord in 1066.