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A place called Maidenshire

#1 | Posted: 7 Jul 2017 17:52
My 4x great grandfather came to the U.S. sometime between 1807 (birth) and 1828 (marriage in US). On the US 1880 census, he listed Maidenshire as his place of birth. I have searched and searched to no avail for Maidenshire. I know there are other towns that begin with Maiden. I have even gone so far as to look at an old map from 1804. I have been told that possible the name could have just been a reference but was not officially a named town. Any help would be so very appreciated as I have been looking for 5 years. His name was John Cooper...of course.
#2 | Posted: 13 Jul 2017 20:28
Cannot help but need to consider pronunciation.Thus an ancestor who was recorded as being born at Sebrion was born at Sebergham but Sebrion is how it is pronounced locally.
Similarly ,Slaithwaite is known locally as Slawit.
#3 | Posted: 16 Jul 2017 18:18
Should think its in the vicinity of Maidenhead, Berkshire, England. Nowadays people say Maidenhead District, meaning living near to Maidenhead, the local regional centre.
#4 | Posted: 5 Oct 2017 10:25
I of my friend frandfather live in berkshire..i will confirm from him..may be he will help you in finding that place..

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