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From: R&S leetooze <>
Subject: [CON] Fwd: Re: Town names
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 23:36:34 -0400
>From: R&S leetooze <>
>Subject: Re: Town names
>I had a problem with town names too. It was for a Cornishman in
>Devon. The census taker wrote what he heard - Stagnist
>The person had actually said St. Agnes
>Could your Linggness have been a transcription error for Unggness, which
>when ST. Agnes is said by a Cornishman in Wales might have sounded like that.
>Good luck! Hope you find it.
>Sher in Ontario, Canada
Sorry, I meant to add - one of our Penrose's also went to that same area in
Wales to work for a while. His parents were from St. Agnes and he was born
at Mary Tavy Devon. T'was his father no one could understand!<g>