Gobowen and Whittington place names.

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apttony
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My maternal family, Bowyer, traces back to Oswestry, Gobowen and Whittington, but as I search further I come across the place names of Daywell and Preeshenlle (or Prees Henlle ).

Can anybody confirm if these are areas of Gobowen, and if they could in fact refer to the same place?

Thanks

Tony

GrahamOfSalop
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Daywell, is just to the Northwest of Gobowen, whilst Preeshenlle is on the North edge (alongside the St Martins' Rd), the two "suburbs" of the Village are roughly at each end of School Lane.

apttony
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Thanks Graham.

Am I right then in thinking that these two places are far enough apart so that if they are found in BMD registers/cerificates or census, then they are distinctly two seperate addresses?

Tony

 

 

 

Michael J Hulme
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Hello

If you go to the England Jurisdictions 1851 web site, which is part of Family Search, and click on Shropshire or select it from the drop down list at the top then select 'List all parishes in Shropshire' and select Whittington you will then get a map of the parish.

You should be able to see the map underneath the shading of the parish area but it is not working properly for me at the moment unless I switch to the Ordnance Survey map base option (top right of map) then by zooming in you will be able to see that both places you mention are within Whittington parish.

If you then choose the 'Layers' option (top left of screen) and put a tick by Civil Registration District you will find that the whole area is in the Oswestry Registration District. So, to answer your question, it is unlikely you will notice any difference in INDEX references for the two places after all they are not much more than half a mile (one kilometre) apart.

Mike

 

Martyn Freeth
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In Cassey's 1871 Directory of Shropshire (and no doubt others) parishes are subdivided into their constituent "townships". For Whittington Daywell is one such; and Preeshenlle (to be distinguised from Henlle - another township) is part of Daywell.

In other words, for the purposes of Census listing the two placenames might apply to the same property; but one would need to see how adjacent or nearby properties are described at various Censuses.

apttony
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Many thanks to all for your help.

I've looked at the England Jurisdictions 1851 website and bearing in mind Martyn's comment that "Preeshenlle .......... is part of Daywell", I shall have to backtrack and check specific addresses on the various census. Thanks again.

Tony