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old towns in Norfolk

Posted: 24 Oct 2012 4:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Oct 2012 5:58PM GMT
Hi I have a 1911 and 1901 census for a Walter Shanks and they both have birth place BRAWTISH Norfolk but can't find it any where can any help? thank you

Re: old towns in Norfolk

Posted: 27 Oct 2012 7:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have a list of 700 villages in Norfolk and NONE of them come close to your spelling. We have a BROCKDISH but that is in Suffolk about 5 miles over the norfolk border, There are NO villages that end in ISH in Norfolk. Perhaps the border did include Brockdish years ago ? good luck

Re: old towns in Norfolk

Posted: 27 Oct 2012 7:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Oct 2012 7:47PM GMT
Hello

How old is he in the census? I have found Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records, 1760-1913 for a Walter Shanks born 1863 Norfolk, also a 1891 census which says born in Broaghdash,​ Norfolk and a transcription of the 1901 census which says born in 1866 in Brawlish,​ Norfolk - ?

Gemma


Re: old towns in Norfolk

Posted: 29 Oct 2012 10:21AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi thank you for looking I've had no luck with this it a friend of mine who ask me to look it up for her, in the 1891 census his birth is Broaghdash then in the 1901 it's Brawlish then 1911 it is Brawtish so I'am at a lost at to were it is. I've not got any were with his birth record just estimated in the census once more thanks for help
patsy

Re: old towns in Norfolk

Posted: 29 Oct 2012 6:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
The closest I can find is the parish of Bracon Ash.. Sorry. Try looking on the Norfolk FHS website perhaps that might help?

Gemma

Re: old towns in Norfolk

Posted: 29 Oct 2012 9:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
thank's Gemma I will look into it in a few days I've my granddaughter for the school holidays, so will do some work on it next week but thank you for your help.
I think you may be right it could be the parish of Bracon Ash

kind regards
patsy

Re: old towns in Norfolk

Posted: 31 Oct 2012 2:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi, try this site-http://www.genealogy.doun.org/transcriptions/index.php
Loads of info for Norfolk on there, the site is free to use as long as it is not used to harvest records for gain, all thanks to TINSTAAFL,FreeBMD,Geoff Lowe,Paddy Apling et al other good people!

Re: old towns in Norfolk

Posted: 31 Oct 2012 3:28AM GMT
Classification: Birth
Edited: 31 Oct 2012 12:29PM GMT
Surnames: SEXBY ,SHANKS
Having looked at records most likely is Brockdish,now Suffolk Surname Shank/Shanks Tinsaafl Bapt. Nfk. project- for Needham St Peter, Nfk bapt. list (sorry no Walter) Earliest is Bapt.19/11/1815 James SHANKS John SHANKS Husbandman Mary SEXBY Bn.15/10/1815
10/12/1820 Eliza SHANKS John SHANKS Husbandman Mary SEXBY 11/04/1818
82 10/12/1820 Caroline SHANKS John SHANKS Husbandman Mary SEXBY 10/11/1820
29/09/1822 Harriet SHANKS John SHANKS Labourer Mary SEXBY 04/09/1822
21/11/1824 Catherine SHANKS John SHANKS Labourer Mary SEXBY 16/11/1824
15/04/1827 Rebecca SHANKS John SHANKS Labourer Mary SEXBY 25/03/1827
07/12/1828 Samuel SHANKS John SHANKS Labourer Mary SEXBY 05/12/1828
24/05/1835 John SHANK John SHANK Husbandman Sarah 15/06/1834
30/08/1835 Francis SHANK William SHANK Husbandman Hannah
16/12/1838 James SHANK James SHANK Husbandman Maria
04/08/1839 John SHANK John SHANK Husbandman Sarah
19/01/1840 Samuel SHANK John SHANK Husbandman Sarah
24/04/1842 Samuel SHANK John SHANK Husbandman Sarah
09/03/1845 Sarah SHANK John SHANK Husbandman Sarah
31/05/1846 Mary SHANK John SHANK Husbandman Sarah
16/07/1848 Mary SHANK John SHANK Husbandman Sarah
10/03/1850 Ann Rebecca SHANK John SHANK Husbandman Sarah
26/01/1851 Victoria Ann Rebecca SHANK John SHANK Husbandman Sarah
10/03/1863 Emma Shank MILES (no F.rec.)? Sarah MILES (poss illig.)? comments not on record
04/04/1875 Alice SHANKS John SHANKS Shepherd Maria Age 10
04/04/1875 John SHANKS John SHANKS Shepherd Maria Age 9
14/05/1876 Mary Ann SHANKS John SHANKS Shepherd Maria Age 7
14/05/1876 Charles SHANKS John SHANKS Shepherd Maria Age 3
21/05/1876 Sarah SHANKS John SHANKS Shepherd Maria Age 5
07/10/1877 Francis SHANK John SHANK Labourer Maria
Curiously there are few Shank/s in the Norfolk Transcription Archive records

Re: old towns in Norfolk

Posted: 31 Oct 2012 3:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
Sorry to fill your page if you look at a 1871 census form John Shank abt 1839 from Needham,Nfk. wife Maria from Pulham (mkt.)Nfk. after Shank children there is a son named Walter Miles bn abt 1859 at Mettingham could this poss. be your Walter Shank?

Re: old towns in Norfolk

Posted: 31 Oct 2012 4:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
Sorry to fill your page if you look at a 1871 census form John Shanks in Norfolk there is a son at the the end of the family named Walter Miles poss your Walter Shank. The bapt. record for Pulham-http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tinstaafl/...
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