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From: "Keith Elmo Eldridge" <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] Stambourne
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 12:05:07 +0100
Gwyn Bailey <> wrote:
> I have been trying to identify a property that was left to an ancestor
> - John Bunting - that looks like 'Potters[field]' or even
> 'Poitersfield' in a1723 will? On the 1851 census I have found an area
> called 'Pitiful Wood' and the 'description of the enumeration
> district' for 1851, 1861, includes 'Pitifuls' which seems to indicate
> an area, a farm or a house so called but I can't find anything on
> google. There are a family of Ag labs living in 'Pitiful cottage' in
> 1861 [not Buntings!].
On the current OS Map there is a Pettyfield Wood marked at TL733396. See <
http://getamap.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/getamap/frames.htm > for an online
version. It is less than a mile northeast of the village.
Looking at the satellite photo from Google Maps there is a building in the
western corner of the wood.
Following Lawrence's suggestion of the Essex Place-names database at <
http://www.essex.ac.uk/history/esah/essexplacenames/ > (thank you Lawrence
for that link) it suggests "Pidifeld" and "Petty Field" as alternative place
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