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Offline JenB

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New Northumberland place name resource
« on: Friday 03 September 21 14:54 BST (UK) »
This is wonderful!

Over 15.000 place names, indexed by parish, browsable and searchable, based on the notebooks compiled by the Royal Engineer surveyors while working o the First Edition 6" Ordnance Survey maps. There are also fascinating snippets of information about the places, gathered by the surveyors.

The project has taken over 5 years to complete.

https://namebooks.org.uk/


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Re: New Northumberland place name resource
« Reply #1 on: Friday 03 September 21 15:06 BST (UK) »
Oh thanks for that, JenB.  It certainly does look interesting.

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Re: New Northumberland place name resource
« Reply #2 on: Friday 03 September 21 15:14 BST (UK) »
Wonderful indeed! That must have been a real labour of love.
Thanks for letting us know Jennifer.


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Re: New Northumberland place name resource
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 04 September 21 14:10 BST (UK) »
Thank you JenB for posting the link. I read a magazine article (the Northumbrian I think) several months ago but until now, I haven't seen anything more about the project. The link is now in my favourites and I'm sure that I will be using it in the future.


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Re: New Northumberland place name resource
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 05 September 21 10:19 BST (UK) »
Thank you so much JenB for this link, what an excellent database. I searched for Crookham Eastfield where my  2x great grandfather was born and found out that it was a farm. Makes perfect sense now as his father was a shepherd
 I have bookmarked the site as I know I will be using it regularly

Chris
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Durham: Bamlett Hardman Winship Robinson
Suffolk: Leggett

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Re: New Northumberland place name resource
« Reply #5 on: Friday 10 September 21 11:30 BST (UK) »
Thanks for telling us about this Jen.  It looks like a very good site to know about.  :)
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Re: New Northumberland place name resource
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 23 September 21 08:39 BST (UK) »
Spot on Jen.  Thank you.  I've just looked at the Hexham references, just great.  I would bet you're enjoying these references too.

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Re: New Northumberland place name resource
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 25 September 21 17:31 BST (UK) »
What an amazing resource! What a wealth of potentially little known information! Thank you JenB. I've just got lost in the website this afternoon!

One example:

I looked up what I knew as "Golden's Hole" aka Gowlden Hole aka Golden Hole in the parish of Earsdon. The "authority" listed for the spelling of the name could possibly be my great x 5 grandfather, Robert Taylor 1750-1808, or one of his many descendants. Golden's Hole was his place of abode at time of death as well as the birthplace of some of his children. There is very little information available online about this place.

I now know Golden's Hole was just "A few very old Cottages now in Ruins the property of Lord Hastings the name applies also to that part of the ravine on which the ruins are situated: a tradition is in Connection with the origin of the name that a toad with a head of Golden hue was found here".







GEDMatch Kit no. CE7119959

Maternal: Thirlwell, Dobbins, Stamp, Rochester, Laws, Nicholson, Cavanagh, Jessop, Clough/Cleugh, Charlton, Weightman, Swinhoe, Swainson, Purdie, Carney…
(Northumberland, Cumberland, Ireland)

Paternal: Gilmour, McGrath, Oram, Green(e), Hepplewhite, Graham, Bugbird, Hanley, Hutton, Bellott, Busfield, Blake, Bugbird, Dwyer...
(Ireland, County Durham, especially Hartlepool, Whitby, North Yorkshire, Middlesex, Surrey, ia)