View Full Version : Herefordshire place name -deciphering!
23-06-2010, 9:32 PM
I have a puzzle from the 1851 census. Trying to find the birth place of Margaret Home, resident in Bishop's Castle, Shropshire. I think it says Hereford, then a town. problem is, I cannot find a town in Herefordshire remotely like what it looks like. Help! the reference is:
Class HO107 Piece 1983 Folio 220 Page 33 Margaret Home is the last but one entry on the page.
I would be really grateful if someone could look at it for me, and suggest what it might say.
23-06-2010, 9:43 PM
Could it be Longtown?
23-06-2010, 9:44 PM
Bishops Castle is in Shropshire.
I have had one relative on a census put Bishops Castle Herefordshire. It turned out she was born Richards Castle Herefordshire.
23-06-2010, 9:50 PM
I think it's Longtown too
23-06-2010, 9:58 PM
Please ignore my post. I didn't read the initial thread properly. Tried to edit it but BG went into a loop when I tried to save it within the alotted time.
23-06-2010, 10:04 PM
Thanks for the replies- cannot find her in the Clodock and Longtown baptisms, though. Unfortunately, she died before the 1861 census, so cannot check that one!
23-06-2010, 11:08 PM
FamilySearch.org has a marriage of an Edward Home and a Margaret Howells on 06/04/1804 at Bishops Castle, Shropshire (which is where they are in 1841 and where their daughter Charlotte was born - according to the census).
There is also a Christening of a Margaret Howels (only one L) on 06/01/1782 at Leinthall-Starkes, Hereford - Father Francis Howels, Mother Margaret.
I think both records are extracted, and not member submitted - perhaps someone could check please, not used to using the site much.
24-06-2010, 3:53 PM
Thanks, Jellylegs, I have those already, and the birth date for Leinthall-Starkes tallies with the age she gives on the census. My problem is that I cannot make the town on the census read Leinthall-Starkes! Can anyone from Herefordshire help me out?
24-06-2010, 5:24 PM
My problem is that I cannot make the town on the census read Leinthall-Starkes!
I am no expert on Herefordshire, but not everyone is baptised in the same place in which they were born.
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