Could somone define "Bondend"?
I often see this word written after several marriage entries in a parish reigster of Burton-upon-Trent. Can someone tell me what the word is referring to?
I searched and found this:
The parish of Burton-upon-Trent comprises the five townships of Burton, Burton-Extra, Branstone, Horninglow, and Stretton, in the north division of Offlow Hundred, and also Winshill and part of Stapenhill, which are in Derbyshire. It comprises about 10,000 acres of land and 8136 souls. The Marquis of Anglesey is lord of the manor and owner of most of the soil, but there are in the town a great many freehold houses and premises. The east and west sides of the parish are rather hilly, and have a strong red, marly soil, well suited for the growth of barley, wheat, etc, the rest is a fine champaign district, forming rich, loamy pastures, which in rainy seasons, are often flooded by the waters of the Trent and Dove, the latter of which bounds the parish on the north.
The town of Burton extends into Burton-Extra, or, as it is sometimes called, Bond End, and includes most of the population of that township.
Reference and full text: https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/STS/BurtonuponTrent/1
Am I glad I asked the question! At first I recgretted calling because I had finally figured out that the word was a place name and didn't know how to pull or edit the quesiton. But your response was so facinating and answered another question I had in mind. My ancestors lived in Stapenhill. And to this point they were affiliated with the parish of Church Gresley. Then I noticed a shift to the parish of Burton-upon-Trent. Stapenhill wasn't big enough for two parishes, but your question explained all of that. Very interesting. Thanks again!
I am so happy that the reference helped you! Sometimes things just happen for a reason.0