Help with a place name

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caroline.proudl...
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My ancestor Richard PALMER 1804/5-1876 He appears on the census 1841-1871 in  South Shropshire and died in Shropshire. In 1841 he is not born in county, in 1851 he just states Salop, both 1861 and 1871 he states Connop, Herefordshire. I cannot find a place named Connop in Herefordshire or Shropshire.

Michael J Hulme
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Hello Caroline

I have found references to 12 places with Cannop in the name (see below) from the GB1900.org web site but they are all in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire between Lydbrook (west of Cinderford) and Lydney, mostly following the line of the old railway and the present B4234 road which runs from north to south.

I just hope these might ring a bell with you.

Mike

12 "Cannop" names:

Cannop Bottom

Cannop Bridge

Cannop Brook

Cannop Brook

Cannop Brook or The Lyd

Cannop Brook or The Lyd

Cannop Brook or The Lyd

Cannop Brook or The Lyd

Cannop Foundry (Iron & Brass)

Cannop Ponds

Cannop Stone Works

Cannop Works (Charcoal Grinding)
 

caroline.proudl...
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Thanks Mike,

I have come across these but not sure I can see a link to Gloucestershire. I have seen a possible baptism in Stottesden with Farlow which I know is on the Shropshire/Herefordshire border and I wondered if there was a small place somewhere around there which, perhaps when spoken with a local accent may sound like Connop. I have also considered Clows Top which is not a million miles away from the same area but is in Worcestershire. Interestingly when googling Connop there are people with it as a surname - maybe their ancestors came form Connop???

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Caroline, there once was a township called Conhope in Herefordshire. Interestingly enough, the surname Connop is most prevalent in Herefordshire and likely sprung up from this same area.

I found this bit:

CONHOPE, a township, in the parish of Aymestrey, hundred of Stretford, union of Leominster, county of Hereford, 4½ miles (N. by E.) from Pembridge; containing 72 inhabitants.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.

macwil
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That is very interesting, Hollis.

I have a distant relative with the middle name 'Connop', I thought it was a mis-transcription of 'Connor'.

I won't give his full name as it is possible he may still be alive.

Regards,

Malcolm.

caroline.proudl...
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Thanks Hollis there is a baptism in Aymestry which is a distinct possibility so I will start trying to prove or disprove whether this could be the Richard PALMER I am looking for.

I had never come across Conhope before but can imagine that it could sound like Connop when pronounced wtht a local accent.