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From: "C P Biggam" <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] Forty Acre Lane, Canning Town, West Ham, Essex
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 22:29:26 +0100
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Sorry, I haven't got a useful reply for Alison, but I wonder if anyone knows
the significance of 'Forty Acre' names. My g-g-grandparents lived in 'Little
Forty Acre Cottage' in Dovercourt. Does it have an agricultural

Carole Biggam

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From: "Alison Ruxton" <>
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Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 10:12 PM
Subject: [Ess] Forty Acre Lane, Canning Town, West Ham, Essex

> I'm very new to research in West Ham and know very little about the area
> and was hoping that someone here may know a little of the history of
> street names in the area.
> I've found a family at 6 Queen's Terrace, Forty Acre Lane on the 1881
> census and I've also located another family (possibly the same) at 109
> Forty Acre Lane on the 1891 census.
> Were the addresses of Forty Acre Lane changed between 1881 and 1891 so
> that they were all numbered?
> I'm trying to locate the address of 6 Queen's Terrace, Forty Acre Lane on
> the 1891 census and I'm not sure if 109 Forty Acre Lane is the same house.
> Apart from the family I've found none of the other families are the same
> so it's hard for me to be sure if both addresses refer to the same house.
> I've tried to look at the gendocs website which had a great list of old
> London street names but the website seems to no longer exist.
> Can anyone answer my question or point me in the right direction for
> locating more information?
> Thanks
> Alison

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