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Thread #59418   Message #3962122
Posted By: keberoxu
17-Nov-18 - 04:34 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
so:
Braintree, massachusetts
is named for the Essex town
of Braintree in the U. K.

And they don't know what Braintree means ...
the name is too ancient and varied.

In the Domesday Book of 1086,
the settlement is called Branchetreu.
This is before it had a market charter from the Bishop of London.