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Offline Dalet

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Place Name near Geelong, Victoria - Completed.
« on: Sunday 19 April 20 07:57 BST (UK) »
I have several early births in Victoria that list the place as GRANT.

From other information I believe this is near Geelong and Mt Moriac in particular.

I am thinking it could be Grantham or Grantville or something else.

Looking for confirmation or correction

Thanks in anticipation

Dale
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Re: Place Name near Geelong, Victoria.
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 19 April 20 08:56 BST (UK) »
I wonder if it is the historic county of Grant - see link.  It includes the area all around Geelong.

https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/609534130801843308/?autologin=true

Grantville is on Western Port Bay a long way from Geelong and I can't find a place called Grantham in Victoria other than for a bridge way up in the high country many kms from Geelong.

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Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriesshire,  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: Place Name near Geelong, Victoria.
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 19 April 20 09:02 BST (UK) »
Some more information on Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_of_Grant,_Victoria

(Includes parishes within the county)
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)


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Re: Place Name near Geelong, Victoria.
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 19 April 20 09:12 BST (UK) »
In BDM Victoria index to abbreviations Grant is listed as being Grant (County). One other area known as Grant is in the Snowy Mountain Region.
Hope this helps Craig   
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Re: Place Name near Geelong, Victoria.
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 19 April 20 09:15 BST (UK) »
Thanks everyone - Grant County it is.

Your help is much appreciated

Dale
Watts Westcott Irwin Gammon - Devon
Marchment Gale - Wiltshire
MacLeod MacSwain- Raasay, Scotland
Gazzard Partridge - Essex
Grimmett Harris - Oxfordshire
Brien Poyser- London
Johns Morris - Glamorgan, Wales