Name of Street ?

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  1. Chimp

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    Can anyone make out the name of the street in this record.

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    "At his mother's,
    Elizabeth Carden's
    a Widow, _____ street,
    Knighton"

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    Queen Street?
     
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    Queen Street

    That is how I was taught to write a capital Q at school

    Snap - Auburn
     
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    Hmmm, that's what I thought it said, strange, as far as I know there has never been a Queen Street in the town. I have a map of 1851 and there is no mention of a street by that name on it.
     
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    Sometimes alleways near pubs (e.g Queens Head) were known by the pub's name.
     
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    There was the Queen's head but that was on the Knuclas road which was about a mile and half out of town. Could be though.
     
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    Just thinking outloud (I know - that is dangerous). I see from the original, the entry is by an officiating minister, who may not have known the local area that well. Is there a Green Street that might have been misheard?
     
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    Ah now, there was a Teme's Green and a Mill Green so it is possible that he misheard it.
     
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    Was looking to see if Elizabeth CARDEN was in the 1841 census, which might have been a clue. But it looks like she had the temerity to shuffle off this mortal coil in 1839. There is a burial for a 74-year-old Elizabeth CARDEN on 19th October that year, who could be her. Abode was just Knighton, though. :(
     
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    I know, how inconsiderate, she could have hung on for a couple of years :rolleyes:
     
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    I checked all the Carden burials 1830's and 40's - no places other than Knighton given, and the1841 census for the family name (there were only 3) at Jane b1761 Cwm Bank and Thomas b1801 with Jane b1806 at Tiled House
     
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    That's my capital Q from 1962! A lot of streets changed their names too- have you looked at a map of the times?
     
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    Exactly...that is how a capital Q is written in Penmanship. Besides, I have never seen a town or city without street names like Queen, King, Church, Main, etc.
     
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    All our streets and roads are named at the bottom of this page
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    Odd.......but then again it is Wales, lol. Did you not acknowledge royalty by street names?? Here in Brampton, Ontario, we have Queen and Main as the two major streets, Church is nearby, but no King Street. A lot of our streets are either originally English towns or named after prominent people in this City. Many of the tombstones are people from Cumberland who emigrated and are buried here in a pioneer cemetery. Interesting to walk thru it. :)
     
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    No, the Royalty were remembered in Pub names.
     
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