Re: Parish named Middleshaw, Suffolk ?
- From: Martin Brown <|||firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 11:25:23 +0100
Martin Brown wrote:Does anyone know of a plausible parish in Suffolk called something that might look like "Middleshaw" when badly written in a register?
I know I am looking for a needle in a haystack. John Brown b:1802 allegedly in Middleshaw, Suffolk if his marriage certificate in East Walton Norfolk is to be believed. Census data just says "out of county". IGI gives a few John Browns and I will look them up but they seem to be too far away from the Norfolk border to be plausible suitors.
I can't find anything that even vaguely matches this parish name, and the big families of Browns seem to be on the far side of the county at Glensford & Cavendish. They don't seem likely candidates at all.
Thanks for any enlightenment.
The 1851 census of the Crown Inn, Cavendish, Norfolk, has him as 1 40-year-old Drover not born in Norfolk.
The 1851 census of Narborough, Norfolk, has him as a Crown Porter, age 49, born Middlesham, Suffolk. With wife Susan.
In 1861, John Brown and wife Susan were still living in Narborough. He was then a 59-year-old coal merchants labourer. His place of birth was given as Thwaite, in Suffolk.
Thwaite is 2 miles NW of Mendlesham.
Thanks for that. I would never have guessed. Thwaite = Mendlesham.
I had exactly the same problem with Liverpool = West Derby.
Last time I looked for him I didn't know about the second marriage to Susan so although I had these data they were filed and marked as not the right one but same year of birth. There are still a lot of John Browns (b:1802) to check!
BTW: I had completely forgotten about asking this question before.
Thwaite IGI transcriptions only contain 1865-1875 so it is consistent and that has to be the first place I will look.
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