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Re: Origins of the Coberlys
Posted by: Craig Coberly Date: January 04, 2000 at 09:52:58
In Reply to: Re: Origins of the Coberlys by M Beard of 175

I did not mean to imply that James and Mary Cubberly were married at St. Giles. Rather, that is the part of England where the Coberly, Coberley, Cubberly, Cubberley came from.

The genealogy book by Righter referenced in a previous email contains "Some notes on the origin and background of the name". It is too lengthy to include here, but if you'd like a copy let me know by email.

In brief, "the village (of Coberley) was bulit in a clearing of a large forest which stretched fromCirencester to Seven Springs. The ending 'ley' means a clearing and Coberley is derived Cuthbert's Ley -- and is of Saxon origin-- probably dating from 600 AD. In an old glouchestershire writing it speaks of the last wolf pit in Cubberley in 1200 AD. The name first appears in written form in the Doomday Book, a survey of Engalnd made under William the Conqueror in 1086 lising all landowners. It says in part, "Thomas, Archbisop of York held one hide in Cubberslege ..."

Again, there's more. If you'd like the full text let me know by email.




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