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Re: place in Somerset

Postby Cachalot6972 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:44 am

I've lived either in or around Bridgwater for most of my childhood and a fair bit of my adult life and that name has me stumped as well; there's nothing remotely like it in any of the online gazetteers either.

With Lisette being a teacher of writing, she should have been able to fill in the form quite legibly - what the enumerator wrote afterwards from that form, is something else again. In 1861, the average literacy rate was about 70% (http://richardjohnbr.blogspot.fr/2011/0 ... rsion.html), but as I've found from researching my own family tree, some spellings owed more to guesswork and/or phonetics than anything else even as late as the 1911 census. At a guess, it's some kind of (mis)transcription error.

Regarding her marriage, if Lisette was born c.1810, and with a son of 17 she was presumably married pre-1844, that leaves a gap between 1826 - 1844. I've checked for any marriages on FreeBMD & Findmypast between a male Smart & various spellings of Lisette, but nothing comes up.

The best I can offer here, is that when I'm next back in Bridgwater (about 21 Aug ) I can visit the Somerset records office in Taunton and look for any births of a Lisette in the Bridgwater area around 1810.
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Re: place in Somerset

Postby coopernicola » Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:02 pm

Could it be the name of a farm in the Bridgewater area? Sometimes large farms housed many labourers and families if there were no other houses nearby.


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Re: place in Somerset

Postby JMcK » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:07 am

Thank you all very much for those suggestions. The farm idea is a good one I think.

Coopernicola, I have sent you a private message.
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Re: place in Somerset

Postby coopernicola » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:36 am

Hi, I've not got a pm as yet - did you send it this morning?
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Re: place in Somerset

Postby coopernicola » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:55 am

That would explain it! No worries.


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Re: place in Somerset

Postby woodchal » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:08 am

There is a feature called Priddy Pools, which might have been known locally as Priddy Water back in the day. This would give scope for the enumerator to write Pretty Water.

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Re: place in Somerset

Postby ColinB » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:19 am

Is this the family in 1851 under the name of Goodman ?

Jacob Matthews 28 head corn merchant
Sarah Matthews 31
Ann Bale 15
Mary Ann Holman 16
William Goodman visitor 44 Professor of Penmanship b Brighton , Sussex
Lissette Goodman visitor 39 b Bristol
Fred Goodman son/visitor 20 Professor of Penmanship b Newcastle upon Tyne
Alfred Goodman son 6 b United States
Ann Malhibee 27 visitor France
at 32 Southgate Street , Bath.

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Re: place in Somerset

Postby woodchal » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:49 am

From Priddy Parish website

"The population live in a number of scattered settlements including Eastwater, Nordach, Charterhouse and Yoxter with the greater number of people living in and around Priddy with it's historic village greens and hurdle stack."

Note Eastwater?
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Re: place in Somerset

Postby ianbee » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:21 am

Only one similar I can see is
Isette Paddon
Bap 19 January 1812 Bridgewater
Parents George + Mary
(Paddorn on ancestry)
Doesn't seem very likely, although I don't know what happened to her.
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