Winifred MORGAN, 1880 - 1960; 1891 Census. (General)

by Jefff @, West London, Middlesex, Saturday, February 11, 2017, 20:10 (1248 days ago) @ Jefff

Filling in a few gaps,

from FamilySearch; https://familysearch.org

1891 Census, Stank Lane, St Peter's Parish, Newland, Glos

Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
William Morgan Head M 72 Married. Nailer. Gloucestershire, England
Jane Morgan Wife F 68 Married. Wife. Gloucestershire, England
Richard Morgan Son M 35 Single. Iron ore miner. Gloucestershire, England
Winifred Morgan Grand-daughter. F 10 Gloucestershire, England


St Peter's church is definitely in Clearwell, and Stank Lane definitely used to be altho I can't find a map old or new using the precise term wrt the Lane, altho' other "Stank" addresses still exist in Clearwell.

Ed, another free-access site that may be worth getting to know is the new and excellent Scottish Library Ordance Survey maps site. Unfortunately Clearwell is on the edge of several of the earlier maps, so this link goes to the 1920s one which has Clearwell in the centre.
http://maps.nls.uk/view/102342809

I think Stank Lane generally refers to the road running south-north thro the centre of the village, given that the route given for the 1871 Census was this
"All that part of the Parish of Newland in the Tything of Clearwell, comprising Millend, Scatterford, Candwell, part of Wicket(aka Wyegate) Green, Stow, Longly, Shophouse, Stank Lane, Clearwell to Upper Cross, The Court, The Cottage Hospital and Platwell"

The definitive website for the history of the area is the British History site, but it's description of Stank Lane frankly confuses me... sorry.
"The Highmeadow road was the main route to Newland in the 16th century and was used by travellers between Coleford and Monmouth in the early 18th century. On the turnpiking of the road beyond Highmeadow in 1755 it became the main coach road between Coleford and South Wales. A road running from the Forest at Broadwell to a junction with the road from Mitcheldean at Pool green was known in 1317 as the pool way, after the fishpond by the green. That road, which originally continued west of the green and north of the town along Stank Lane, recorded in 1479, became the road from Littledean and Newnham to Coleford and in the later 18th century it was also used by travellers from Gloucester."

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/glos/vol5/pp117-138

The Census shows that Winifred's Uncle Richard is an iron miner. Althought the Dean is perhaps better known for it's coal mines, the area around Newland/Clearwell also had iron ore deposits which were mined as early as Roman times, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clearwell

One of my favourite ways of getting to know a new area is to read the old Trade Directories, whose Gazetteers give a good indication of what they thought was significant about their towns or villages.
eg, for Clearwell see this index for the whole FoD area;
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cbennett/index.htm

William Morgan is listed here, nail-making was a prominent skilled trade locally.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cbennett/clearwell1894.htm
Ed, if you search this forum you'll probably find answers to most questions, eg for nailers see http://www.forest-of-dean.net/fodmembers/index.php?id=44338


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