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    just had to share this

    These two are the best transcription errors I've found so far!!!


    Edwardst Mile End New, Offaly, Ireland

    It should read King Edward street, Mile end old Town.

    Helamley, Villa Shaekney: It should read Helmsley Villa Hackney

    Also I cannot believe it but who ever completed this census has put all the addresses down that the children were born at how lucky is that. I suspect that is why they had a problem transcribing them, all of them have been spelt wrong.
    GWEN

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    Looks like every cloud has a silver lining:Big Grin:

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      #3
      Don't you just love mistakes like that!

      Christine
      Researching: BENNETT (Leics/Birmingham-ish) - incl. Leonard BENNETT in Detroit & Florida ; WARR/WOR, STRATFORD & GARDNER/GARNAR (Oxon); CHRISTMAS, RUSSELL, PAFOOT/PAFFORD (Hants); BIGWOOD, HAYLER/HAILOR (Sussex); LANCASTER (Beds, Berks, Wilts) - plus - COCKS (Spitalfields, Liverpool, Plymouth); RUSE/ROWSE, TREMEER, WADLIN(G)/WADLETON (Devonport, E Cornwall); GOULD (S Devon); CHAPMAN, HALL/HOLE, HORN (N Devon); BARRON, SCANTLEBURY (Mevagissey)...

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        #4
        I've been chasing a family around South London. Ancestry thinks Lewisham is in Middlesex.
        Uncle John

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          #5
          Originally posted by Uncle John View Post
          I've been chasing a family around South London. Ancestry thinks Lewisham is in Middlesex.
          Don't start us on Ancestry's eccentric impressions of UK geography, UJ!

          Christine
          Researching: BENNETT (Leics/Birmingham-ish) - incl. Leonard BENNETT in Detroit & Florida ; WARR/WOR, STRATFORD & GARDNER/GARNAR (Oxon); CHRISTMAS, RUSSELL, PAFOOT/PAFFORD (Hants); BIGWOOD, HAYLER/HAILOR (Sussex); LANCASTER (Beds, Berks, Wilts) - plus - COCKS (Spitalfields, Liverpool, Plymouth); RUSE/ROWSE, TREMEER, WADLIN(G)/WADLETON (Devonport, E Cornwall); GOULD (S Devon); CHAPMAN, HALL/HOLE, HORN (N Devon); BARRON, SCANTLEBURY (Mevagissey)...

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            #6
            That reminds me of one birthplace I found once that had been transcribed as "St London, Oxfordshire". When I looked at the image, it was of course "Oxford St, London"! Now I know that the transcribers don't always have local knowledge, but really - who hasn't heard of Oxford Steet!

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