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From: Eve McLaughlin <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] Help
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 22:37:54 +0100
In message <00b901c21370$15d2da00$>, Ken Boyce
>Me thinks this is not as simple as it first appears
>There are 300+ references to the string "Bromley by Bow" in the 1881. All
>refer to place of Birth.
>I can find no such place in the 19C indexes and maps including Stanford,
>Godfrey, Dickinson, etc. There is listed or shown Stafford le Bow,
You mean Stratford le Bow
>and Bow - but no "Bromley by Bow"s.
This Bromley (B St Leonard, Middx) IS Bromley by Bow, used in full only
to differentate it from Bromley, Kent, when describing the location to
people unfamiliar with London/the area..
Author of the McLaughlin Guides for family historians
Secretary Bucks Genealogical Society