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Thread: Place in England?

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    Super Member redkimba's Avatar
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    My grandmother told me about one of my great-great grandfathers being from a place called Johnnybull England. She very specifically said that it wasn't in England.

    I spelled it phonetically, but I can't find it via google search

    Does anyone recognize this place?

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    Don't think it's a place - I've never heard of it as a placename, but John Bull is a well-known folklore character, see
    http://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/JohnBull.htm

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    Sorry, I also meant to say that there quite a few pubs called "The John Bull" or similar.

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    He is quite the character...much more earthy than our "Uncle Sam" :D

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    Over here,people who are honest, straightforward, and ready to stand up for their beliefs are known as "straight John Bull"
    I suppose he's our version of your 'Uncle Sam'!

    Karen xx

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    Okay. May have to pay attention when/if I do more research on that. Thank you for the info though.

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    Hi Loretta...I pop in most days just for a nosy round so I'm keeping my eye on you!! lol
    I havent done an awful lot of quilting lately (got a problem with my back) but will have to pull my finger out after Christmas as Ive got 3 nieces who are all pregnant and they all want quilts! (Must be something in the water!)


    Karen xxx

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