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Help reading census place please

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Larissa68 Report 28 Oct 2019 18:59

I can't find the birth place for the following. I get "Salop, Corra" but there isn't a place called that.

census.Name: Richd Gregory
Age: 77
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1774
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Ann Gregory
Gender: Male
Where born: Hinton, Shropshire, ???????? - I don't see this
Civil parish: WollertonCounty/IslandShropshireCountryEngland
Registration district: Market Drayton
Sub-registration district: Moreton Say
ED, institution, or vessel: 8e
Household schedule number: 43
Piece: 1996
Folio: 540

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 28 Oct 2019 19:20

Google search brings below...

Chris :) › england › Shropshire › towns › Hinton(Whitchurch)
Hinton, a township in Whitchurch parish, Salop, 1 mile N of Whitchurch.

(list of Parishes)

Corra, Calverhall, Whitchurch

Shropshire Baptisms Calverhall, Shropshire, England
Gregory Richard 1808 (25th Dec.) (Born 8th Dec.)
(Parents, Richard & Ann. Corra)

(living next to his Father on that 1851 reference)

(if his wife Sarah Dabbs)


ArgyllGran Report 28 Oct 2019 20:19

The transcriber seems to have taken liberties.

The image definitely says Corra, but the transcription says Hinton.


Larissa68 Report 28 Oct 2019 20:38

I googled Corra but not Hinton as I thought it was wrong. I got nothing for Corra, Salop. Thank you :)


ArgyllGran Report 28 Oct 2019 21:03

Corra is an old name for Calverhall:

(Chris has already posted that link )

Salop is an old name for Shropshire. It's still often used as an abbreviation.