Place of birth?

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  1. Daft Bat

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    In 1861, the GRAHAM family are living in Medomsley, County Durham, but most of them were born in Cumberland. (3735/63/12)

    I am unable to read the place of birth for the father, William. In other censuses, he states that he was from West Ward (Westward).

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    All help appreciated. :)
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    If it’s the second entry on your clip then it looks like Carlisle
     
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    Cumberland,Por? Pos? Rig?.Carlisle.
     
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    No, it's the top one. :(
     
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    Carlisle refers to William's wife Ann on the line below and then their children.
     
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    Post Rig is what I see at first. Second look I don’t think it is post and the last is either Big or Rig.
     
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    It looks like Port Rig to me, so could it perhaps be part of Port Carlisle which is a small seaport about 11 miles north west of Carlisle?

    Janet
     
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    Me too.
    Was there an oil rig in the harbour back then? :(
     
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    I got carried away :oops:
     
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    From looking at a detailed map, the best I can see is Rosleyrigg (also in Grizel's list).
     
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    I am thinking that way too Arthur.
    I can't get this link to copy so try googling 'Images of Cumbria Steve Bulman Westward Parish'

    From this article see no 9 at the bottom, saying that Rosley is pronounced Rossler in Carlisle

    Saying Rossle Rig looks a bit like the text on the census.....
     
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    Thank you all. :)

    I am sure that this chap did it just to annoy the enumerator..... And us! :headbang:

    His year of birth was rather fluid at times as well.....o_O
     
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    I think it's Portrig, but I can't find a Portrig or Port Rig in Cumberland (and I thought I knew it quite well :confused:).

    edit to add, I'm now not convinced. :rolleyes: I'm staying with the Rig bit. There are a lot of Riggs around Wigton.
     
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