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From: Paula Goodfellow <>
Subject: Re: [DEV] Stuck for 35 years - HELP please!
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 17:19:14 -0700
I took a look at the image, and it doesn't appear to have a t in it
(although I think she should still try to check out those parish
records-- if she can, since they're so difficult to get ahold of for
those of us who can't go to Devon easily.) Ancestry interprets the
word as Meroue -- and I think that it's either Merone, or Meroue.
It's really difficult to tell. Can anyone think of a place name that
might sound like Meroue? Sandra-- it was really nice of him to stick
around for the 1851 census for you! If only he'd been more clear
about the place. Paula
On Oct 28, 2005, at 4:56 PM, NorthDevonRendle wrote:
> How about Merton http://genuki.cs.ncl.ac.uk/DEV/Merton/index.html
> Mike Rendle
> Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK
>> From: Sandra J Smith [mailto:]
>> My ancestor William Pickett at the grand old age of 82,
>> declared on the
>> 1851 census that he was born in MERONE, Devon. I have
>> searched for years trying to find where this might be but
>> with no success.
>> Of course, he may have been a bit toothless and the
>> enumerator may well have mis-heard him, but I have never been
>> able to find anything like it in Devon.
>> Could it be a farm or small hamlet?
>> Any suggestions, however far-fetched, would be gratefully received.
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