Author Topic: Village Correct Spelling  (Read 261 times)

Offline Lensmeister

  • RootsChat Senior
  • ****
  • Posts: 447
  • https://neilsfhsite.wordpress.com
    • View Profile
Village Correct Spelling
« on: Monday 13 April 20 16:28 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Some of the wife's family originate from Wiltshire from a Village. I've seen two spellings but which is correct?

Compton Chamberlayne (Wiki has it as this)

or

Compton Chamberlain (Some records online)

Hugkulstone: All
Stogdon, Preedy, Harris, Jenkins, Thaler, Vail, Brown (Whitby), Browne (Sussex), Infield, Feldwick, Knowles, Dodman, Nicholls, Anderson, Dell, Brooker, Purvey, Gibb, Cox.
Wifes Side:Burningham, Hill, Sanger, Morrison, Mulholland, Legg, Lake, Ewence, Gurd, Bowden.
And Whitby Town Players.
Blog: https://neilsfhsite.wordpress.com

Offline Milliepede

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 12,013
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Village Correct Spelling
« Reply #1 on: Monday 13 April 20 16:29 BST (UK) »
I would say the one with the "y"
Hinchliffe Huddersfield Wiltshire

Online Gadget

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 50,067
    • View Profile
Re: Village Correct Spelling
« Reply #2 on: Monday 13 April 20 16:34 BST (UK) »
Census &  BMD information Crown Copyright www.nationalarchives.gov.uk and GROS - www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk


Offline youngtug

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 4,001
    • View Profile
Re: Village Correct Spelling
« Reply #3 on: Monday 13 April 20 17:02 BST (UK) »
Y
.http://www.rootschat.com/links/05q2/   
  WILSON;-Wiltshire.
 SOUL;-Gloucestershire.
 SANSUM;-Berkshire-Wiltshire
 BASSON-BASTON;- Berkshire,- Oxfordshire.
 BRIDGES;- Wiltshire.
 DOWDESWELL;-Wiltshire,Gloucestershire
 JORDAN;- Berkshire.
 COX;- Berkshire.
 GOUDY;- Suffolk.
 CHATFIELD;-Sussex-- London
 MORGAN;-Blaenavon-Abersychan
 FISHER;- Berkshire.
 BLOMFIELD-BLOOMFIELD-BLUMFIELD;-Suffolk.
DOVE. Essex-London
YOUNG-Berkshire
ARDEN.
PINEGAR-COLLIER-HUGHES-JEFFERIES-HUNT-MOSS-FRY

Online radstockjeff

  • RootsChat Veteran
  • *****
  • Posts: 553
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Village Correct Spelling
« Reply #4 on: Monday 13 April 20 17:14 BST (UK) »
I have a copy of the Wiltshire Village Book by Michael Marshman, one time Librarian at Warminster Library and noted local historian. His take is Compton Chamberlayne
Nurse, Musther, Smith, Julnes, Rogers, Parsons,Grieves(Greaves,Greeves),Wood,Cray,Scrine,Shellard,Greenstock,

There's nothing wrong with being mediocre...as long as you're good at it!

Offline Lensmeister

  • RootsChat Senior
  • ****
  • Posts: 447
  • https://neilsfhsite.wordpress.com
    • View Profile
Re: Village Correct Spelling
« Reply #5 on: Monday 13 April 20 17:58 BST (UK) »
Consensus says with the Y

It looks nicer  ;)

Hugkulstone: All
Stogdon, Preedy, Harris, Jenkins, Thaler, Vail, Brown (Whitby), Browne (Sussex), Infield, Feldwick, Knowles, Dodman, Nicholls, Anderson, Dell, Brooker, Purvey, Gibb, Cox.
Wifes Side:Burningham, Hill, Sanger, Morrison, Mulholland, Legg, Lake, Ewence, Gurd, Bowden.
And Whitby Town Players.
Blog: https://neilsfhsite.wordpress.com

Offline bartman

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 10
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Village Correct Spelling
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 14 April 20 15:28 BST (UK) »
Having lived fairly locally (Salisbury) for many years, I have only ever seen this place spelt with a Y. So I had a look at the old maps, and found that in the SW England OS 25 inch 1873-1888 maps it is indeed "Chamberlain". However, all subsequent editions show it with a Y. They must have decided it was more up market!
On a historical note for those not familiar with the area, the area of Compton Chamberlayne and Fovant (the next village) was a vast military encampment in WWI. The regimental badges carved into the chalk downs overlooking  the villages are very famous, and although some have been lost those remaining are restored and well worth a visit.