Ancestors of Edward BALDWIN 1821 - Cornelius BALDWIN (c1794) (General)

by Nick Dub @, Monday, January 23, 2023, 13:49 (507 days ago) @ Baldwin91

No, sorry - can't help you with that

Generally I've found that back in the day people did not make up new names. They were usually traditional, and ran in families. Henry son of William, son of Henry etc.

An exception is surnames used as first names. One I've come across several times, which I hand't seen before is Kedgwyn eg Kedgwyn Hoskyns - this in relation to the Worgan family in Newland. My guess is it was the surname of a wife and was used as a Christian name, but I'm not sure about it.

All the best Nick

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