wiganworld home page
Home Photos of Wigan Stuff News What's on Classifieds Forum Communicate Guestbook Links
 Search    In association with  The Wigan Courier
  Hobbies / Books
  History of Wigan
  Wigan ex-pats
  Wigan genealogy

Report abuse  Report abuse.

Only use this form to report abuse about a specific post. If you have a query or wish to make a comment, do not use this form.

Your IP No. ( will be logged.

Original message (posted by ariel)
My ggg grandfather was Israel Heyes.

And although this in itself does not confer me with any real authority; I have spent a great deal of time researching 19th century records. Names tend to stick long after the reasons for them have disappeared. And the etymology of copse depends on whether the place name is norse or Gaelic in origin.

But even the OED states that a shaw may sometimes mean the edge of a copse, and that implies that you both are right.

It's hard to imagine that the "Cross" was ever meant to signify the religious symbol, as there are dozens of censuses from the period that list any junction--whether of neighborhood or road--as Cross.
 Your complaint
 Your email address  
 Verification code      


Click here to go back

 © 2020 wiganworld
Click here to read the privacy policy, disclaimer and copyright information.
Please contact us with your ideas, suggestions, moans or questions.