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Offline jomcd967

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Notes on baptism record???
« on: Thursday 28 March 19 08:00 GMT (UK) »
Iím sorry that I canít post a snippet on my iPad, but am hoping someone can tell me what the strange notations in a column on baptism records could mean?

On FindMyPast, there are Montgomeryshire baptism records for the 1770ís in Llanbrynmair....eg Richard Hugh, baptised 14 Jan 1775.....down the left hand side of each page is a column with one of the following notations next to each name, Taf, Dd, Tir, Dol, Rhi, Com, Trof, Pom....

Are these abbreviations of native villages? Occupations?

I would be grateful if anyone could shed any light.

Thanks,

Jo  :)
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Re: Notes on baptism record???
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 28 March 19 08:03 GMT (UK) »
The top of that column has 'townships'
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Re: Notes on baptism record???
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 28 March 19 08:07 GMT (UK) »
And, if you go back a few images to 1769, then the names are given in full.

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Re: Notes on baptism record???
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 28 March 19 08:08 GMT (UK) »
They could be abbreviations for places or farms in the surrounding area for example:
Dol Fach
Tafolwern
Tirmynach
Rhiwgan
Commins Coch

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Re: Notes on baptism record???
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 28 March 19 10:57 GMT (UK) »
Thanks guys, I knew someone on here could help  :) :) :)
Puplett, Sonnex, Lott, Dunkiss, Hart - London area.
Hudson, Jenner, Dedman - Sussex
Leach, Hopkins, Saunders - Wales
Leach, Lipscombe - Hampshire
Sipthorpe - Lancashire
Walters - Cornawall & Australia
Kingshott, Matheson, Pitt, McDonald, Keogh - Australia.