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Calontir ILoI - 2023-06-30

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8: Coney March, Shire of -New Branch Name

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Coney - English surname found in Family Search Historical Records. John Coney, Male, Event Type Marriage, Date 17 Jun 1596, Place Earls Colne, Essex, England, Batch M04336-1

March - generic toponym. Middle English Dictionary [MED] has march(e n.(2) - The boundary of a country; border district; pl. borderlands, frontiers; the surrounding areas of a town or castle. [ ]

(1316) SMChron.(Roy 12.C.12)378 : The kyng of Merkyneriche..hade Gloucestreschire, Wyrcestreschire, Warewikeschire..Staffordschire, Derbeschire & Schropschire & Chesterschire, Al the march and Herefordschire, [etc.].

(1472-3) RParl.6.21b : Thomas..shuld..forfet unto You all the Castelx, Manoires..within Englond, Irelond, Wales or Caleis, or the Marches therof.

"Compound Placenames in English" by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith) gives evidence of the pattern of Family Name + Generic Toponym for place names, including Fygmershe and Coanie hatch.

Shire - branch designator per SENA Appendix E.

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