Has anyone ever heard of Edewr, Midlothian County, Scotland?

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1841 Census has my 3rd Great Grand-Father David Pringle born in Edewr, Scotland. Nothing on google, nothing on the websites I've visited...could be a transcription error since I can't see the actual picture of the document. I can't tell.
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in The Tree House by T Counce G2G6 Mach 6 (66.1k points)

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They didn't ask that question in 1841.  The choices were, born in same county as current residence, or elsewhere in Scotland, or abroad.  Just a tick-box or a letter-code, no actual written placename.

So basically the enumerator ticked the box for "same county" and the indexers have managed to mangle it.  Presumably most of the population of Edinburgh were born in Edewr.

He says Edinburgh in the 1851 census.
by Living Horace G2G6 Pilot (575k points)
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I think you you are looking for Mislothian, Scotland Edinbrugh may  possibly be the Parrish you are looking for was unable to find Edewr.
by Rachel Gossett G2G5 (5.8k points)
Thank you Rachel Gosset :)
Presumably you mean, Midlothian, Edinburgh, and parish.
No back then it was broken up into Parrish's but he found the answer.
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think I figured it out...another census has the birthplace listed Edinr, which is close in "spelling"...and another has it as Edinburgh...could have been an abbreviation...hard when you can't actually see the document for yourself :(

by T Counce G2G6 Mach 6 (66.1k points)

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