I've just had a quick look at the writing. I see what you mean. I "think"
that it is actually issaf, but perhaps the enumerator got bored with writing issaf so
often and has used an older / more traditional method / rather (then) old-fashioned method
of rendering the double-s.
and the comments on THEWLISS, and also on ROSS
--- On Fri, 4/24/09, Zimmer House <zimmerhouse(a)bellsouth.net> wrote:
From: Zimmer House <zimmerhouse(a)bellsouth.net>
Subject: [Dyfed] CGN Welsh Street Name Help
Date: Friday, April 24, 2009, 3:43 PM
I would appreciate it if someone who speaks Welsh can help me with a translation of a
street name in the 1841 census. In St. Mary's Cardigan, my ancestor William Phillips,
40, is shown living on a street that looks as though it is spelled "Muldan
issaf". Several entries before that, the street seems to be "Muldan uchaf"
while following entries seem to be "Muldan ipaf". Then comes Quay Street.
I suspect those street names may be the Welsh forms of Middle, Upper and Lower Mwldan
Street since even today Quay Street seems to run into Lower Mwldan Street. I would
appreciate it if someone familiar with the Welsh language can tell me whether I am
guessing correctly (and also, if I'm correct, which word means upper, middle and
lower). Of course, I could just be doing a poor job of interpreting the handwriting!
If the family does live on Mwldan Street, it will provide one further tie to Ann Phillips,
William's daughter, who is identified as the mother of Eliza Cook who was baptized in
the Parish of St. Mary's Cardigan on 14 November 1850. Ann is identified as a
"Single woman" of Mwldan Street. The father is John Cook of Llanelly, a
Surgeon. (Source: Bishop's Transcripts)
I can't help wondering if John Cook is the John Kirkhouse Cooke who was Christened at
the age of eight on 27 May 1821 in Llanelly. A Google search for "John Kirkhouse
Cooke" produces six results that show he was a surgeon who gave a deposition at an
inquest into the death of Sarah Williams, killed during the attach on the Hendy tollhouse
on 11 September 1843.
All help is appreciated.
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