Help with birth location on death record

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I am not the best at times with handwriting, I am unsure what is says under "Place of Birth" for Patience, I noticed a few entries down it says the same for another person.

Thanks in advance.

WikiTree profile: Patience Cooper
in Genealogy Help by Rodney Power G2G4 (4.8k points)
edited by Rodney Power
Looks like Newfoundland to me.
Nfland... never took that into consideration, thank you :)

It's on more than a few of that page's entries, and it makes sense that it's a local placename abbreviation. smiley

(I've a couple of e-friends who are from Newfoundland - and I learnt to correct my previous pronunciation of the word from them.)

It do make sense for sure, usually they have a actual community in NL as the birth place, perhaps they simply did not know where they were from just that they were born in Newfoundland. smiley

Did they teach you the slang yet? laugh

No.  But I was told that not all Canadians are happy being called "Canucks", because it can be seen as an insult.  So I stopped using the term, much as I stopped using the term "Yank" for Americans (even though it did NOT mean "Yankee").  I have not, however, stopped referring to my southern cousins as "Kiwis", or "EnZedders".  cheeky

The pronunciation thing came about as part of a discussion on how different places pronounce their placenames, as opposed to how the locals pronounce them.  England featured very heavily in the discussion.

I was never called a Canuck myself, but definitely a "Newfie" which some Newfoundlanders may see as a insult, depends on how it is said. (very rare someone takes offense)

I heard of the term "Kiwis" before, but never "EnZedders", as far as I know a Kiwi is a symbol for NZ, so I doubt that is seen as a insult.

That would be a interesting discussion, I know a lot of Americans pronounce Newfoundland wrong, wonder how people from England would pronounce it!

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It looks, to me, like "Northern Ireland".

Correction... I just figured it out.

It states "Northern Bight" that's a Province of Newfoundland.

~Brian Kerr

by Living Kerr G2G6 Pilot (312k points)
selected by Living Kerr
I believe "Northern Bight" is from the record one line above that of Patience Cooper, which was the one being asked about.
I agree, but it looks like the same location that was written there and the words were just crammed a bit.

I had just taken a second look and came up with the same as I had previously stated. I had enhanced the image a touch by sharpening the text a bit and inverted the colors.

~Brian Kerr

Just to make sure we are talking about the same thing - in this snip from the record, I am referring to the word to the right of "74 yrs" and left of "Irelands Eye", which Melanie Paul above identified as "Nfland".

Please disregard my suggestion then... LOL! :-)

Good Luck!

~Brian Kerr
I originally thought Northern Ireland myself!

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