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From: "Colleen" <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] Great Mutley
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2010 16:35:22 -0000
References: <282AF35117054F59821E5EF72498B6D4@johnarto91ayb6><2FB1B2EF1AAF44EFB6E1C956BBA4F867@youra97ec67e86>

It looks more like Great Mutley to me than Great Bentley. If the 'M' of
Mutley is really a 'B' then, as it's identical to the 'Ms' in a dozen or
more occurrences of the county of Middlesex recorded on the page, those
Middlesexes must really state Biddlesex: which we know isn't the case. So
perhaps this is more likely to be an error stemming either from Carrie's
confusion about where she was born or from the enumerator misunderstanding
Carrie's dialect?


----- Original Message -----
From: "JFHH" <>
> It looks as if Carry WHITE in Gt.Bentley, Essex is a good match for
> Caroline White in Hampstead in
> 1881.
> Although the enumerator's Essex Gt.Mutley is plain enough, in some
> handwritings uppercase 'B' can
> resemble 'M', though the householder in Hampstead, Frederick Brown, as an
> Admiralty Clerk, should
> have had a decent hand!!

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