Daniel Barrow (Parish Records)

by Jefff @, West London, Middlesex, Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 15:50 (2641 days ago) @ shepway

Crikey Mike, talk abt good timing, just as I start compiling an answer you double- trump me, and with census facts to back up my surmising. MANY thanks kind sir !

Just to add looking at the many "Daniel Barrows" PRs shown in this site's database, they're all in the Longney side of the River apart from one, which suggests to me that's the Barrow's original home area even before Daniel b1805. I see his wife's from that same eastern side of the River too.

Record_ID: 310861
Year: 1805
Month: Dec
Day: 29
Parents_Surname: BARROW
Child_Forenames: Daniel
Fathers_Forenames: William
Mothers_Forenames: Ann
Event: Baptism
Memoranda: son of
Register_Reference: P207 IN 1/2
Page_Number: 42
Parish_Chapel: Longney
Soundex: B600

However his son Daniel was baptised in Blaisdon, suggesting this branch of the Barrows were living there by 1832, presumably to find work in the orchards etc ?.

Record_ID: 149959
Entry_Number: 157
Year: 1832
Month: Apr
Day: 15
Parents_Surname: BARROW
Child_Forenames: Daniel
Fathers_Forenames: Daniel
Mothers_Forenames: Hannah
Residence: Blaysdon
Occupation: Labourer
Officiating_Minister: Edwd Jones Off[iciatin]g Minister
Event: Baptism
Register_Reference: P49 1/4
Page_Number: 20
Parish_Chapel: Blaisdon
Soundex: B600

In my experience I've seen families willing/able to travel quite large distances from their "new" place of residence back to their "home" Parish for Baptisms, especially with the coming of the GWR, presumably for reasons of family tradition & convenience to elders still living "back" home. However in these pre 1840s years before the railways, especially across the River that trip would have been less likely, hence I guess this branch of the family stayed in their "new home" area of Blaisdon where they were hopefully happily settled.

Then again, of course, sadly some families split-up and move due to differences rather than purely practical reasons, your guess is as good as mine(or probably better!).

Hope this helps, Jeff.

PS this site's a very usefull guide to all the various Census' and how to interprete them.

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