Re: Commemorating place of conception
- From: Phil C. <philstoxinwaste@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 15:34:02 +0100
On Wed, 19 Sep 2007 14:11:07 +0000 (UTC), Dennis Ahern
: There is also the habit of naming foundlings for the place where they
: were dumped - Lane, Porch, Bench.
I don't know about that, but it was comon practice in 19th century Dublin
to give foundlings the name of the street where they were left. I'm not
sure though if that wasn't the surname given as opposed to the forename.
Some left at Lincoln's Inn were given the surname Lincoln. This led to
debate as to whether Abe Lincoln's ancestors were foundlings. It seems
unlikely, though I doubt he'd have been bothered.