One of our genealogists was tracing a family living in Hull this week, where the father of the family came from over one hundred miles away, in Staffordshire, specifically Burton on Trent. But how had the census enumerator of 1901 interpreted this place of birth? As “Burton Brent”. He had probably never heard of this place, and had interpreted it as best he could.
This is a common scenario when undertaking research into census returns, and sometimes a little thinking-outside-the-box helps when using the various indexes available.
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