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Where in Devon?
« on: Saturday 13 November 21 23:17 GMT (UK) »
feel like a real nonce but I just can't figure out what this says. It's somewhere in Devon. Please help an ignorant Australian.

Thank you  ;D
Fordham, Armstrong, Blanch, Baker, Jackson, Clarke, Moffat, Wall, Heaney, Caples, Callinan, Hennessy

Medieval: Browne, Cooke, Scot, Bridgwood, Mee

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Re: Where in Devon?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 13 November 21 23:31 GMT (UK) »
Can you give the reference for that census please (so we can see how the scribe forms letters). 

I am wondering about Homer but need to see another H.
Side tracked to a friendís very interesting Norfolk families. MORGAN, PRATT, HORNOR, SUCKLING, GLEANE etc. And in London DOWNES, du CROZ, MORGAN (same MORGANs as the Norwich lot)

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Re: Where in Devon?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 14 November 21 00:01 GMT (UK) »
There is a word I have just looked up Feormes which is an old word for farmes. Here is one of the links if it helps at all.  https://explainqn.com õ croft-vs-farm


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Re: Where in Devon?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 14 November 21 01:40 GMT (UK) »
Can you give the reference for that census please (so we can see how the scribe forms letters). 

I am wondering about Homer but need to see another H.

This is from the 1851 Census, for Liverpool Lancashire, England.
Fordham, Armstrong, Blanch, Baker, Jackson, Clarke, Moffat, Wall, Heaney, Caples, Callinan, Hennessy

Medieval: Browne, Cooke, Scot, Bridgwood, Mee

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Re: Where in Devon?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 14 November 21 02:03 GMT (UK) »
Can you give the reference for that census please (so we can see how the scribe forms letters). 

I am wondering about Homer but need to see another H.

This is from the 1851 Census, for Liverpool Lancashire, England.

Each page of the census comes with a reference

eg.

Household Schedule Number:   29
Piece:   2184
Folio:   118
Page Number:   10

Can you please give that information for the page you are looking at.
there are 1089 people showing as born somewhere in Devon in Liverpool in 1851.  :)

added - or 344,988. if I move the filter slightly!
Side tracked to a friendís very interesting Norfolk families. MORGAN, PRATT, HORNOR, SUCKLING, GLEANE etc. And in London DOWNES, du CROZ, MORGAN (same MORGANs as the Norwich lot)

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Re: Where in Devon?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 14 November 21 02:10 GMT (UK) »
First one looks like Formes (though not sure about the m).  :)

Added: you can give the personís name if you canít find the reference details Mckha refers to.


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Re: Where in Devon?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 14 November 21 02:15 GMT (UK) »
if it is an F, which I agree, it looks like, but can't find anywhere which looks similar in shape.
(Hence my wondering about Homer)

what about Fordmoor.   How might that be said in a Devonshire accent and interpreted in Liverpool???

https://www.genuki.org.uk/gazetteer?place=F&county=6&search_type=3&display_type=1


added - have you found them on any other census yet?
Side tracked to a friendís very interesting Norfolk families. MORGAN, PRATT, HORNOR, SUCKLING, GLEANE etc. And in London DOWNES, du CROZ, MORGAN (same MORGANs as the Norwich lot)

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Re: Where in Devon?
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 14 November 21 02:22 GMT (UK) »
The second example could be seen as starting with an H, and appears to have an upper case letter where the first example does not. It may have been amended or messed up by the enumerator?  :-\

I agree that finding these people in other censuses might help.

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Re: Where in Devon?
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 14 November 21 05:04 GMT (UK) »
I think one of the people listed is Sarah Bright b 1788 Feonds Devon in 1851

Looking at the people listed in other census years ( Sarah and others) I think the place is a bad version of Totnes :-\

Kay