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Pre census and BMD ancestors who moved around.


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If in the 1600s people emigrated to America then I am sure travelling 100 odd miles across England was a doddle.

I wonder how many of us have ancestors way before the censuses who migrated across the UK. I know many moved to big cities such as London but what about a Suffolk family in Oxfordshire in the 1600s?

I have a Scottish ancestor in Durham in the late 1700s and one ancestor who migrated from Dent, in West Yorkshire/Cumbria to Durham in about 1790.

And I have a Kent born ancestor in mid Sussex in the 1600s. She said she was of Goudhurst, Kent when she wed in mid Sussex in 1667. I found her baptism in Goudhurst.

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