Old Woods - Preston Gubbals

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daryl.stubbs47@...
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I have a birth of Alfred MEREDITH which according to Censuses was in the parish of Preston Gubbals in the area/hamlet of Old Woods in approx 1880. However, I can find no reference to it in any civil registration area. Does anyone know which the parish church might have been so that I can go at the problem from a different direction? Many thanks.

kenripper
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Look at the Genuki page at .. http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/SAL/PrestonGubbals/index.html

You'll see it refers to the church at this location .. http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=349203&y=319763&z=120&sv=preston+gubbals&st=3&tl=Map+of+Preston+Gubbals,+Shropshire+[Town]&searchp=ids.srf&mapp=map.srf .. (you'll need to copy and paste this into your browser address line)

Which looks like this .. http://g.co/maps/4hzub

 

Martyn Freeth
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Oldwood is / was indeed in the parish of Preston Gubbals / Gobalds, though very close to the boundary with Baschurch parish. PG was in Atcham Registration District; and the required Alfred Meredith may be, per FreeBMD, he whose birth was registered there in Sep quarter 1879 - GRO reference Atcham 6a 676.

Bear in mind that Censuses were earlier in the relevant years that September quarters.

Michael J Hulme
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Hello Daryl

Alfred MEREDITH was Baptised at Preston Gubbals on 19 Aug 1879 son of William & Lettia MEREDITH of Old Woods, Shoe Maker.

He appears to have had an older sister Clara MEREDITH who was baptised at PG on 22 Jan 1875. Her father was a Labourer at that time.

Mike
 

daryl.stubbs47@...
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Many thanks to the three of you for the information. Alfred's mother was indeed Letitia. Didn't know about Clara tho'. At least I now have the parish confirmed.  Daryl