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From: Renia <>
Subject: Re: _County Chester_ , _Cheshire_And _County Of Chester_
Date: Wed, 08 May 2002 02:23:59 +0100
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Chester is the county town of the county of Cheshire.
Or capital, if you like, but we use the term county town.
"D. Spencer Hines" wrote:
> Well then, educate the group by parsing _county Chester_ , _Cheshire_and
> _county of Chester_ for us ---- Historically and Semantically.
> Don't just Curse the Darkness...
> Light A Candle ---- Or Several...
> Deus Vult.
> "The final happiness of man consists in the contemplation of truth....
> This is sought for its own sake, and is directed to no other end beyond
> itself." Saint Thomas Aquinas, [1224/5-1274] "Summa Contra Gentiles"
> "Populus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur. Odi profanum vulgus et arceo."
> Quintus Aurelius Stultus [33 B.C. - 42 A.D.]
> All replies to the newsgroup please. Thank you kindly.
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> D. Spencer Hines
> Lux et Veritas et Libertas
> Vires et Honor.
> "Renia" <> wrote in message
> | Except, of course, in the case of County Durham.
> | I've got so used to seeing the American interpretation of English
> | names, which many of them plainly don't understand, that I don't even
> | to try and correct them. Not just on this newsgroup. It's everywhere.
> | country is being renamed and our history is being rewritten.
> | Renia
> | Sir Ernest Dodsworth wrote:
> | > Hello,
> | >
> | > I noticed that the terms co. Chester(no such place!) and co. Suffolk
> | > being used. This is incorrect for English genealogy, you should use
> | > plain Cheshire, Suffolk, etc or 'the county of...'.
> | >
> | > By using co. XX it gives the impression one is referring to an
> | > Canadian or Irish county.
> | >
> | > Regards,
> | >
> | > E.D.