Since they had her down as Mary MINGFIELD, I'm not surprised Ancestry
had difficulty with the place name!
I agree it looks like Oakwell, but I can't find and don't know of a
place like that.
There is a manor called Parkwell I found by Googling - but i don't know
any more about it.
On 31 May 2006, at 13:22, Sheila WB wrote:
First posting, having just discovered from the 1851 census, that my
g'mother Mary WIN(G)FIELD(née FRANKLIN) was actually born in Devon.
However...I'm unable to read the placename in the county. Would SKS
local knowledge be able to decipher it for me please? Ancestry have
it as Pakewe, Devon.....looks more like Oakwell to me??
The ref is: HO 107/1517 ED 8 fol 229 pg 38 sch 147