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From: The Quineys <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] ASSER and JUDD - Belchamps/Beauchamps
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 07:30:31 +0000
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As I live in an adjacent Roding, I can confirm that Beauchamp is
pronounced Bee-cham :-)
Sorry cannot help with Belchamps
Dudley Diaper wrote:
> Hmm. Pronunciation is always a minefield, especially 200 years after the event, but I would say the Belchamps are pronounced Belsham, and Beauchamp is pronounced Beecham. I now expect to be shot down in flames. Does anyone have local knowledge of the said villages? I'm off to consult my Reaney's Essex Placenames.
> Mike - does anything else you know about the family suggest one area rather than the other?