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Subject: Re: New town - Harlow
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 17:41:35 EST
In a message dated 20/11/2003 22:33:20 GMT Standard Time,
> Colleen .... are you sure about the years for Harlow ... my great
> grandfather emigrated to Australia in 1842 he was born in 1821 in Stebbing and his
> sister was born in Harlow 1832 and brother in 1832 ... or is there 'another'
Basildon was a small village, but when the New Town was built the town took
on the name. The New Town swallowed up large tracts of land some of which was
scrub and heath and some of which was farming land of variable quality. The
Dunton plotlands were on part of the land now under the control of Basildon
I suspect that Harlow was similar, so your ancestors could indeed have been
born in a village or small town called Harlow which has long since been buried
under the concrete and landscaping of the modern town.