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Driffcombe, Bisley

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9 years 7 months ago #355 by kevin organ
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Hi

I have been trying to find out where my Great Grandmother was born

The Birth Certificate 1869 , says Driffcombe Bisley, and the census of 1901 says scrubs

Can anyone help with either of the place names,, i know a little about Scrubs,,,,,but nothing about Driffcombe,,(could it be a cottage )

Kevin
please reply if you know anything

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9 years 5 months ago #375 by Karianne Fisher
Karianne Fisher replied the topic: Re:Driffcombe, Bisley
I believe it is Driscombe, the ss was often mistake for ff due to the style of writing at the time.

The boundaries of Bisley parish, which included 7,980 a., (fn. 1) were determined for the most part by streams running along deep valleys. (fn. 2) The southern boundary follows the river Frome, while most of the eastern is formed by the Holy brook, most of the western by the Toadsmoor brook, and most of the northern by a tributary of the Slad brook running down the valley formerly called Timbercombe in its upper part (fn. 3) and Driscombe in its lower. (fn. 4) The parish comprised 9 tithings, (fn. 5) of which 3 were geographically distinct units, each having a separate manor: Bidfield tithing, an area of 754 a., (fn. 6) lay north of the body of the parish, divided from it by an intervening strip of Miserden; Througham, distinguished by the deep coomb of a tributary of the Holy brook, occupied the north-east part of the body of the parish; and Tunley, also called Daneway, lay in the south-east corner on the far side of the Holy brook. The other six tithings were Steanbridge in the north-west, named from an important crossing of the Slad brook, Bisley comprising the primary settlement, Bussage (anciently Bisridge) (fn. 7) which took its name from the edge of the plateau in the south-west part of the parish, Chalford comprising the village of that name, Avenis (anciently Abbenesse) (fn. 8) on the high ground above Chalford where the villages of Chalford Hill and France Lynch developed, and Oakridge between Avenis and the Holy brook.
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7 years 5 months ago #576 by kevin organ
kevin organ replied the topic: Re:Driffcombe, Bisley
Sorry for the very very late reply, but i have something now to chase ,,,thanks again
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