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Copervan?
« on: Sunday 07 March 21 18:06 GMT (UK) »
I wonder if anyone can help with this placename. This is from Familysearch, I don't have subscriptions to A-y or FindMyPast.       https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9T3-84K

Samuel Mcminn states on the 1901 Census that he was born at ' Inland Copervan Ireland Ct Down Ref' There could a fault with transcription, or likely the enumerator couldn't quite understand Samuel's accent. But I can't find anything like it.

Anyone got any ideas please?
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Re: Copervan?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 07 March 21 18:39 GMT (UK) »
Hello susie roe
Not sure on place name but you could try the
https://www.nationalarchives.ie/
lots of records free.. You could send them query... are you sure on surname as seems no Mcminn
on 1851... etc records  Ancestory says its..
Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Mιinn, a patronymic from the Gaelic form of the surname Menzies.
Good Luck with your search.. I had the similar issue with my grt grt grt grandmother... took me a year to solve...
Regards
Mark W

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Re: Copervan?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 07 March 21 18:48 GMT (UK) »
It's not mentioned on Genuki --- you can try bits of the word in the irish townlands site; Just identify whether it's the beginning, end or anywhere in the name!

I have had a go, but nothing obvious comes up. Maybe he was being really specific and it was an area of a townland or something.

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Re: Copervan?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 07 March 21 19:24 GMT (UK) »
No idea where this might be.....
York Herald November 26, 1881
There is a marriage announcement (FMpast) newspapers for Samuel McMINN and Mary Jane POTTER.
I think this is the correct marriage???

Says Samuel was the only surviving son of Samuel McMinn of Cootehill Co. Cavan Ireland.

Maureen


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Re: Copervan?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 07 March 21 20:19 GMT (UK) »
Do you know if he was Married in Ireland ?

Try this site :http://www.townlands.ie/down

I think the first part should probably be "Island" not Inland ?

Also try Ros Davies great site full of Co. Down Surnames: http://rosdavies.com/

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Re: Copervan?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 07 March 21 20:29 GMT (UK) »

Do you know if he was Married in Ireland ?


No, married in Bradford, Yorkshire.
Samuel McMinn to Mary Jane Potter.
Oct-Dec 1881       Bradford Y.    9b   216
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Re: Copervan?
« Reply #6 on: Monday 08 March 21 08:50 GMT (UK) »
Thank you all for your suggestions.  :)

Maureen, that is the couple -you've cracked it! I see where the 'van' bit came from. And Wikipedia mentions 'the island of Ireland' so that solves that. I think the enumerator had a hard job "translating" and put down any old thing!
And you've found his Dad too!
Great job, all of you, very grateful.
Roe,Wells, Bent, Kemp, Weston
Bruin, Gillam, Hurd/Heard, Timson, All in Leicestershire. Keats (Kates)

https://ourkeatsfamilystory.blogspot.com/