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Subject: Re: [Ess] Help! Where would you look next?
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 06:29:56 -0500
In an email dated Mon, 12 12 2005 9:32:25 pm GMT, "Colleen" <> writes:
>Another possiblity is that Elizabeth came from one of the other Burnhams (on
>sea? or the one Nelson came from which I forget the full name of,
>Burnham...?) but how likely is that, bearing in mind that both her census
>entries state Burnham, Essex?
There are a couple of places in Norfolk. Burnham Thorpe is where Nelson was born, but there is also Burnham Staithe and another couple of villages I think.
Burnham Essex is likely, but it was quite common for enumerators to make guesses about where a place actually was. For example, if someone born in Southend-on-Sea was enumerated in what is now south east London it is possible that on hearing the name 'Southend' the enumerator would assume it was the village that is now part of Catford. Hey presto, another genealogist confused a century later!