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Offline overlandermatt

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Can't decipher the surname...
« on: Thursday 09 May 19 00:15 BST (UK) »
Trying to identify a former resident of our house in the 1840 tithe map book. Charles Thorell/Thowell?

Thanks in advance for any good ideas!

Matt

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Re: Can't decipher the surname...
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 09 May 19 00:34 BST (UK) »
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Re: Can't decipher the surname...
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 09 May 19 00:38 BST (UK) »
Have you looked in the 1841 census? Whereabouts is the house? Might be able to find a similar name in the area even if not in the precise house.

Name could also be Thouell or Thonell perhaps?
Rassell - South Hayling/Portsea/Chelsea,  Hellyer - Totnes/Islington,  Roots - Hackney,  Edden - St Pancras

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Re: Can't decipher the surname...
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 09 May 19 04:05 BST (UK) »
Free BMD

Thorell - fairly rare. County Durham including British West Hartlepool has the most

Thowell - extremely rare

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Re: Can't decipher the surname...
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 09 May 19 05:08 BST (UK) »
Whereabouts is the house Matt? On the 1841 census there are a few Charles Tho*ells - none look to be a perfect match, but it might help if we know the location.

The surname looks like Thovell to me, though that is not a proper surname I don't think. There is a bit of a hiccup in the writing of what I think looks like the 'v' so it is not likely to be a v ...

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Re: Can't decipher the surname...
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 09 May 19 06:21 BST (UK) »
The house is in Shardlow, Derbyshire. I don't currently have a subscription to check the census records.

Thank you for your help with this.

Matt

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Re: Can't decipher the surname...
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 09 May 19 06:56 BST (UK) »
previous thread relating to this property (I presume  :))

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=806900.0
currently concentrating on NUTCHER & MARSHALL families, Hampshire.
and family of Thomas ANDERSON a Tailor of Perth, Scotland

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Re: Can't decipher the surname...
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 09 May 19 07:29 BST (UK) »
previous thread relating to this property (I presume  :))

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=806900.0

I remember it well ....  :)

A search for the address in 1841 might help .... if Charles was living there then. I can't see a Charles Tho*ell in Derbyshire in the 1841 census. Might Charles be the owner but not live in the house?

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Re: Can't decipher the surname...
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 09 May 19 07:41 BST (UK) »
Yes! Finally got the keys after a protracted conveyancing process...