Re: "Buckland" Essex
- From: "Roy Stockdill" <roy.stockdill@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2011 12:37:21 +0100
On 8 Aug 2011 at 6:45, Graham Coward wrote:
I have a marriage certificate for Edward Henry Kenny and Sophia
Tiltman, dated 12 Oct 1892. The marriage took place in the
registration district of Dunmow, Essex. The name of the parish looks
like "St John's Buckland" but it's very hard to read. Could this be
Go to FreeBMD at: (http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl
Click on the blue underlined link "Dunmow". You are taken to a page at GENUKI that
tells you Dunmow is in the county of Essex with another link where you can find more
information about it, viz "Here".
Click on this link and you are shown a page that tells you every place in the Dunmow
Registration District. There isn't a Buckland but there are a number of places in the
district called BARDFIELD, i.e. Bardfield Saling, Great Bardfield, Little Bardfield. There
are also Great and Little Canfield. Could it be one of these?
Phillimore's Atlax & Index of Parish Registers has no parish in Essex called Buckland.
Nor does the GENUKI page have anywhere ending in "...land".
Googling produces a website that lists a great many Essex churches and a number of
these are St John's: http://www.essexchurches.com/. However, I couldn't see one that
seems to fit the info you give. There is a St John & St Giles at Great Easton, which is
in Dunmow RD, but this doesn't sound anything like Buckland. There is also a St John
the Baptist Our Lady and St Lawrence at Thaxted (also in Dunmow RD) but that
doesn't sound likely, either.
Try blowing the certificate up in a graphics program or browser, or use a magnifying
glass. Examine closely the church and place name, then look for similar letters
elsewhere on the certificate that you can identify for certain.
Alternatively, I am usually pretty good at reading difficult handwriting. E-mail it to me
direct if you like (but NOT to the newsgroup or genbrit list).
Genealogical researcher, writer & lecturer
Newbies' Guide to Genealogy & Family History: www.genuki.org.uk/gs/Newbie.html
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