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by ianfhoyle @, Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 01:28 (943 days ago)

I have some family on my tree who were born in Hansley, in the Drybrook/Lydbrook area.
Where is Hansley, or is it Hawsley or Horsley.

Hansley, Hawsley or Horsley

by Jefff @, Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 05:42 (943 days ago) @ ianfhoyle

Hi Ian,
there is a Hawsley near Joys Green up above Lydbrook, search the local pub "Masons Arms Hawsley" or similar on the old maps site is a good starting point.

http://www.old-maps.co.uk/maps.html

Or the Easywell site is good for pub histories, interestingly the entry for the Mason Arms spells it as "Hausley, a tiny hamlet". Searching this forum I see this spelling was used on the 1851 census.
http://www.easywell.co.uk/pubs/publist/gl14-17-lydb-mos.htm

My father was born&bred locally in Joys Green/Reddings, I wonder if his father "wetted his head" in the Masons Arms, his first son to follow the older daughter ?. Old photos show his Uncle as a member of the Hawsley Quoits team, winners of the Ruardean Hill & District League 1926 Season, presumably they celebrated with a half shandy at the pub.
http://www.forest-of-dean.net/gallery/fod_variety_1/pages/page_53.html

Jefff.

Upper Lydbrook area

by slowhands @, proud of his ancient Dean Forest roots, Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 06:49 (943 days ago) @ ianfhoyle

I have some family on my tree who were born in Hansley, in the Drybrook/Lydbrook area.
Where is Hansley, or is it Hawsley or Horsley.

Its a hamlet in the Central / Upper Lydbrook area, also seen as Horse Lea, Hausley etc in Joys Green / Moorwood area


http://www.geograph.org.uk/showmap.php?gridref=SO6016

http://www.forest-of-dean.net/fodmembers/index.php?id=2916

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Upper Lydbrook area

by ianfhoyle @, Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 10:36 (943 days ago) @ slowhands

Thank you Jefff and Slowhands.
I think I have said this before, but it is worth saying again, this is a fantastic web site.

Ian

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