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  • Looking for the descendants of Patricia Dorothy Maude JELLIS (formerly SANDLEY)
  • Posted by Carol Orr on the 27th June 2002
  • I am looking for any children of Patricia Dorothy Maude JELLIS nee SANDLEY. Patricia was born in Bedford & her parents were William and Mabel; William SANDLEY died in Aylesbury, 1974. If anyone knows of this lady or any of her children could they get in touch with me please. Thank you Carol Orr
  • Looking for the descendants of Frederick PERRY
  • Posted by Carol Orr on the 27th June 2002
  • I am looking for the children, Sylvia and Lynsey or Lindsey, of Frederick Perry. They are not children now of coarse but someone out there may know of them. This would be possibly in the London area. The mother of these two girls was deaf and dumb. Frederick died in Tower Hamlet in 1983, his address at the time was 85 Spey Street, Poplar. The girls may have lived close by. Unfortunately I dont know their married names if they are married. Any help greatly appreciated. Thank you, Carol Orr
  • Looking for the COOPE family of Shirland (Derbyshire)
  • Posted by Wendy Jennison on the 20th June 2002
  • I am looking for the COOPE family in Shirland, Derbyshire. I believe my Grandfather Edward COOPE was born there, as I have found him on the 1891 Census as being 5 yrs old, but cannot find who his parents were or what address they lived at. He seems to have brothers Frank and Isaiah. Any help however small will be gratefully appreciated. Thank you Wendy Jennison.
  • Looking for Ancestors of Susan EVERSDEN & Frederick MUNDAY
  • Posted by rogers_rebecca @hotmail.com on the 18 June 2002
  • I am looking for ancestors of Susan Eversden born 1856, married Frederick Munday of Tonbridge Wells in 1888 Quebec Canada. Thanks.
  • Iím looking for descendants of Joseph SCOTT & Sarah Isabella LE ROYD
  • Posted by Bethell Hunt on the 17th June 2002
  • I am looking for any descendants or family connections to:- Joseph SCOTT, a tailor born Piercebridge, Durham married to Sarah Isabella LE ROYD born Heighington. Their children were Elizabeth Ann, Jane, Edith Hilton, William.  Joseph's father was Edward born in Stokesley and his mother was Elizabeth. Siblings were William, Thomas, Gibson, Margaret and my Joseph.
  • Gibson SCOTT married to Annie JOBLING. In 1881 (census) they were at Moorlands Cottage, Clifford Cum Boston, York. England. Would love to find some relatives. Thanks, Bethell Hunt.
  • Looking for descendants of Ernest WHITTAKER born in Derby but emigrated to USA
  • Posted by Sheila Rowell on the 16th June 2002
  • I am looking for descendants of my great-uncle ERNEST WHITTAKER, born in Derby, England around 1870, older brother of Amy and George Arther (born 5th Jan 1873). He emigrated to the USA, presumably around 1900. His father was Joe WHITTAKER, a yarn preparer. His mother was Mary Eliza WOODHOUSE. My father was named after his uncle Ernest, and clearly admired him, so I would love to know how he got on in the States. Sheila Rowell (nee Whittaker)
  • Looking for ancestors of Samuel HODKIN of Elmton (Derbys)
  • Posted by Lynne Moses on the 14th June 2002
  • I am searching for ancestors of Samuel HODKIN born about 1814 in Elmton, Derbyshire. He married an Elizabeth STOKES some time during the 1840's, their first child was Elizabeth born 1844 in Rouen France, as was their second child Thomas in 1846. Samuel was a carpenter by trade. I have found a John HODKIN at the Plough & Dove in Elmton who may be his father from Pigots 1835 commercial directory.Can anyone help me with any ancestors, parents, brother and sisters, dates of births, deaths and marriages etc. Thanks, Lynne Moses 
  • Looking for Mark FRENCH of Gainsborough (Lincolnshire)
  • Posted by Erica Louise Spriggens on the 12th June 2002
  • I am looking for Mark FRENCH he died anytime onwards from 1942 and lived at 3 Fawcett Street Gainsborough (Lincolnshire). He lived in this house from 1912 till 1942 and I would like to know any information about his death... if you know anything please email me. Thank you
  • Looking for any information regarding the ancestors of Ellen HURST
  • Posted by Sheri Martelli on the 11th June 2002
  • I am looking for any information on the Ancestors of an Ellen HURST, she married Edward HODSON at Hayton in 1868 and listed her father as being Jonathan HURST. I believe the Hurst's lived in the East Retford area. Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks Sheri Martelli
  • Looking for information regarding Jane Grace COLLEY & her descendants / ancestors
  • Posted by Philippa Wright on the 9th June 2002   [Go to: BAKER website]
  • I am trying to trace my gggrandmother.  She said she was called Jane Grace COLLEY. She had her first child circa 1890.  She married a farrier called William LANCASTER, and I believe she was outcast by her family because of this...or perhaps the child, Edith, was illegitimate.  She had another two children after that, a boy and a girl. She moved to London with her husband when she left home (they married in London), and lived over stables in Eton Place Chelsea, until her husband died.  Then her 'guardian', as she called him..perhaps a brother.....came and sent all 3 children to finishing school in Europe to'smarten them up'.  But Jane Grace herself did not want to return to her old middle class life, and moved to, probably, South East London.  She never remarried. Her son and daughter, under 'guardian's continued guidance, moved back to near Jane Grace's parents' home...perhaps in the Midlands?  Not sure. The brother and sister never married and lived together in a comfortable house until the 1970s I think, as Mr and Miss Lancaster, when they both died.
  • Jane Grace's eldest, my great great grandmother Edith, refused to be transferred from her finishing school in Paris to one in Germany; her 'Uncle' as she called him, presumably the 'guardian' told her that if she did not move schools he would wash his hands of her. She sent him a bar of soap. Edith married a soldier, Jasper BAKER, whom she met whilst on holiday staying with a schoolfriend in England, and Jasper stepped out of the bushes to stop her runaway dog cart, then started to call on her. They married in Paris, under the auspices of the woman who ran the finishing school there, Grandmere, no relation, but by then a great friend. Edith and Jasper had 2 children, my grandmother Anna Phyllis and Norma.  Anna Phllis married a soldier too, Cyril BACON, and had 3 children Elizabeth (Betty - my mother), Jasper and William (Bill).  Norma married a Jacques de GUINGAND and had two sons, Christopher and Robin. Does any of this ring a bell to you? Thanks and regards, Philippa Wright
  • Looking for Marjorie, Jack & Marian BEAUMONT
  • Posted by Lesley Howard on the 8th June 2002
  • I am looking for Marjorie, Jack & Marian BEAUMONT last known to be in Houghton Regis (Beds) in 1961. Marjorie (Nee TAYLOR) is my Great Aunt who we lost contact with around 1961. Marjorie & Jackís daughter was called Marian who was born in 1947. I do not know if Marian has married and so changed her surname. Marjorie (if still alive) would be about 88 years old. I would love to contact them, as I am researching Marjorieís maternal side of the family. Thanks Lesley Howard.
  • Looking for ascendants of Joseph ASHER, of Nottingham & Southampton
  • Posted by June Schutrups on the 7th June 2002
  • I am looking for ascendants of Joseph ASHER born Nottingham abt 1823. Joseph moved to Southampton and became a Fly Proprietor some time before 1856. He married a Winchester girl, Eliza EWEN. I am trying to trace Josephís parents and siblings in Nottingham. Thanks, June.
  • Looking for history & information regarding the MARCHANT family
  • Posted by Trish Hartle Trish Hartle on the 6th & an update on 7th June 2002
  • ARTHUR STANLEY MERCHANT HUGHES (D.O.B.16.8.1936) known to be living in the URMSTON area of Manchester.  He lived with a family called LEAH and STANLEY MERCHANT and their daughters JOYCE and ANNE and possibly a RUBY has connections.
  • Update 7th June: I now know the people we are trying to trace are Joyce born Dec 24th, Ruby born Dec 27th and Doreen born Sept 29th... all MERCHANT daughters of Arther S.& Leah, who lived in Urmston  thank you.
  • Looking for history & information regarding the HUGHES family
  • Posted by Trish Hartle on the 6th June 2002
  • ELIZABETH ANNE HUGHES originally from BARROW-in-FURNESS or MILLOM (D.O.B.1915 also known as LIZZIE) working in service around the Urmston area in either a large house or stately home.
  • Looking for descendants of John WORTON & True WILLIAMS (Staffordshire/Worcestershire)
  • Posted by June Schutrups on the 5th June 2002
  • I am looking for ascendants of John Worton and True Williams (Staffordshire/Worcestershire). John Worton had 18/19 children, one of whom was Joshua Worton b 1845. He also had children before this date one of whom was Samuel. I am trying to find out the names of the other children and also the parents of John and True. I believe they married abt 1823? in Dudley area. Any info appreciated. June Schutrups
  • Looking for information on the WATERHOUSE family of Bury (Lancashire)
  • Posted by May Waterhouse on the 1st June 2002
  • I'm looking for information on the Waterhouse family. Sam Waterhouse was born around 1875 in Bury, Lancs. His father was Paul Cross Waterhouse, one time Mayor of Bury, and a member of the 1st VBL Fusiliers. Sam Waterhouse died in the 1950s in Hartlepool. Thanks, May Waterhouse.
  • Looking for information on the TAYLOR Family of Radcliffe, Manchester
  • Posted by Derek Taylor on the 31st May 2002
  • I am reseaching my family tree and am looking for information on the Taylor
    family of Radcliffe, Manchester. My Great-great grandfather worked for
    Jospeh Taylor's jam factory in Radcliffe around 1850-1880 period. His name
    was Peter Taylor. He had sons called Peter, John and Thomas and daughters
    Cecelia (Sarah) and Elizabeth. I would be grateful for any information on the jam factory and Joseph Taylor's shop in Radcliffe and any information on the decendents of John
    Edward Taylor (co-founder of the Guardian newspaper). Thanks, Derek Taylor
  • Looking for the family of JOHN & ANN FREER (Leicestershire)
  • Posted by Wendy Jennison the 30th May 2002
  • I am looking for the family of John and Ann FREER from Shepshed, Leicestershire. They were living there in 1855. The children I know of, were Arthur and Emma. There was possibly Eliza and Elizabeth... & Elizabeth could have been married to a Mr.LAKIN. There could also be a son who became a Monk and entered a Monastery in Leicestershire. I would also like to find out who John and Ann's parents were. Ann's maiden name may have been READ but I am not sure about that. Any information however small will be greatly appreciated.    Wendy.
  • Looking for AUDREY HAGGIE born in Bishop Auckland.
  • Posted by Zena on the 28th May 2002
  • I am looking for Audrey HAGGIE born Bishop Auckland abt 1910 siblings were:- Hannah, Alma, Mary, Ewa-j, Allan Alfred, Walter, Claude and Jack (John). Their parents were Charles Dinsdale HAGGIE and Violetta nee CLARKE. Any info welcome, I especially want to hear from any cousins. Please contact me... thanks Zena
  • Looking for information regarding RICHARD CRABB of Suffolk
  • Posted by Robert Crabbe on the 28th May 2002 
  • Looking for information on Richard CRABB b.1594 Suffolk, England. d.1680 at Oyster Bay NY married Mary COE sister of Robert COE 1618 d. 1628 Boxford England. Thank you Robert Crabbe
  • Looking for the TRUMAN or THOMPSON families of Nottingham
  • Posted by Sylvia Truman on the 24th May 2002 
  • Sylvia Truman, born on the 29 September 1938 in Nottingham, daughter of Arthur William Truman, miner and school caretaker (b. 9-10-1908, d. 27.3.1974 Nottingham) and of Ivy Truman, housewife (nee Crunkhorn b. 21.2.1916, d. 23.12.941, Nottingham) is seeking information about her aunty Elsie Truman or Thompson/Tompson, born around 1911 in Nottingham and resident in 14 Selborne Street in Nottingham North East. Any information on either side of her parents would be appreciated.  Sylvia Moreira, nee Truman
  • Looking for information regarding the ANNABLE family of Heage (Derbyshire)
  • Posted by Sarah Bowmer the 22nd May 2002
  • I am looking for information on the ANNABLE family from Heage, this is for myfriend who would like to trace her relatives. STEPHEN ANNABLE died in the First World War & is buried in Belgium. The address she has for him is Guide Post, Heage. Please get in touch if you have any information. Thanks Sarah.
  • Looking for information regarding the BOWMER family from Fritchley (Derbyshire)
  • Posted by Sarah Bowmer the 22nd May 2002
  • I am looking for information on the BOWMER family of Fritchley, who I believe used to own some land & property. Any information please reply... Thanks Sarah.
  • Looking for Esther MOWER (MOORE) & her parents Henry & Mary Ann MOWER
  • Posted by Pauline the 18th May 2002
  • I am looking for my Great Grandmother Esther MOWER (MOORE) and her sister Martha, after 1861 when they were orphaned and put into Semer Workhouse. Esther was born in Elmsett in 1852 & Martha born in 1854, parents were Henry and Mary Ann MOWER. Would be grateful for any help or information. Thanks Pauline.
  • Looking for information regarding Noah ELMER & Mary BATES
  • Posted by Kay Stevens the 16th May 2002
  • I am looking for my Great Great Grandfather, his name was Noah ELMER & he married Mary BATES on 8 November 1819 at Baldock in Hertfordshire. I have a son Robert ELMER born at Hitchin (baptised 1 June 1827), but I know that there were elder sons including a George born circa 1824 and a Frederick. There was also a son Noah born circa 1830 who married Mary YOUNG in 185, London & another son Frederick, born circa 1832, so I presume the first one died. My Great Grandmother, Catherine (the only girl) was born in 1840 in Westminster, London... by which time the surname was spely AYLMER, but have also seen it spelt ELMORE. I have found the family in London in the 1841 Census and father Noah and daughter Catherine in the 1861, but not able to find them at all in the 1851 Census. When Catherine married in 1862 her father was a witness, but he subsequently disowned her for marrying beneath her! The family bible has had the pages torn out which presumably had the AYLMER or ELMER details on them. In the 1861 Census Noah said he was born at Stamford in Lincolnshire, but those registers have been searched to no avail. I (plus several cousins on that line) have also not been able to find Noah's death (only that of Noah junior in 1861 and some of the other sons). If anyone can help with finding Noah's birth circa 1795 and/or his death after 1861, I would be eternally grateful. Sincerely Kay Stevens.
  • Looking for information regarding JAMES HURST & ALICE TURTON
  • Posted by Kimberly Hurst on the 6th May 2002 
  • I am looking for information about the families of James HURST and Alice TURTON. James was born in Lancashire sometime between 1865 and 1866. Alice was born sometime between 1866 and 1867 possibly in Ashton-in-Makerfield. James' father was John Hurst and Alices' father was Thomas Turton. Both fathers were dead prior to the marriage of James and Alice on May 30 1885. Alice's sister Ellen was married the same day to William Hickson. The marriage took place at St.Thomas C.E. in Ashton-In-Makerfield. James was a Collier there and was injured and crippled during one of their accidents in the early 1900's. Any information would be welcome. Thank you, Kimberly Hurst.
  • Looking for information regarding JAMES VALES & Ann WOLNOUGHE of Cheshire
  • Posted by Charles Hendrik Kamerik on the 6th May 2002 
  • I am seeking information on James VALES b. bet 1600-1605 who m. Ann WOLNOUGHE bet 1630 and 1632. The data I have says he was b. in Wanchester, Chester County England. His father was JACOB FORCECO VALES an unsupported claim. He moved to the Colony of Massachusetts, U.S.A., sometime around 1622-32. His childern may have changed their name to FALES. If this is so he is the direct link to my family. Thanks Charles Hendrik Kamerik
  • Looking for relatives of Thomas and Agnes TAYLOR of Tibshelf, Derbyshire
  • Posted by Courtenay Johnson the 1st May 2002 
  • I am looking for relatives of Thomas and Agnes Taylor, Tibshelf Derbyshire, and previously at Westhouses. They lived on the Alfreton Road, Westhouses in 1927. They lived at 13 Hawthorne Ave, Tibshelf in Jan 1947. My mother, Marjorie was adopted in the 1920s and is the only direct
    descendant. My mother was born in 1916. The Taylors were elderly when they adopted my Mom. Thomas worked for the railway as a guard on the goods trains until he became deaf. Agnes was active in the St. John the Baptist church. Agnes has several sisters, including Minnie Bettison, Amelia.  My Mom's cousin Mary Henschell married to Michael lived in N. Wokingham, Berks. My Mom became a nurse, and emigrated to Canada after marriage. Thanks Courtenay Johnson.
  • Information regarding MICHAEL DORE born Clacton Essex
  • Posted by Stephen Dore on the 30th April 2002 
  • I am looking for Micheal Dore' born around 1933 1938 Clacton, Essex. Fathers name Charles H Chadney Dore entertainment manager for Clacton, Essex. Previous entertainment manager for Littlehamton, died at Clacton on Friday, 8th September 1950, mothers name Edith l believe lived in Station Road Clacton, Essex. Thank you Stephen.
  • Information regarding John & Charlotte Hall SEDGWICK (Bedfordshire & Australia)
  • Posted by Leonie Graves on the 21st April 2002 
  • I am looking for information on my ancestors John Sedgwick and his wife Charlotte Hall Sedgwick who were both born in Bedfordshire in the early 1800's. They migrated to Australia in 1848 with their four children, Elizabeth, Mary Ann, Martha and Ruth. I can find no birth details for John Sedgwick or marriage details. Any information would be most welcome. Leonie Graves
  • Information regarding Hannah COTTERELL & family (maiden name possibly COLEMAN)
    Posted by Isabelle Newton on the 21st April 2002
  • I'm looking for any information regarding g-g-grandmother Hannah COTTERELL born in SUTTON (Warwicks) around 1829 (see below 1881 Census entree) whose maiden name might have been COLEMAN.
  • 1881 BRITISH CENSUS EXTRACT / Dwelling 51 Foster Street / Census place Darlaston, Stafford, England / Source : FHL film 1341674 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 2818 Folio 89 & 90 / Hannah Cotterell - W - 52 F Sutton, Warwicks, England, (first name of her husband unkown, perhaps "Coleman" which would account for my grandfather's 2nd name) / Hannah COTTERELL U, 23 Darlaston, Stafford, England / Richard COTTERELL (U, 20) Darlaston, Stafford, England / Susan COTTERELL (U, 17) Darlaston, Stafford, England / Stephen COTTERELL (U 15) Darlaston, Stafford, England / Harriet COTTERELL (13) Darlaston, Stafford, England / Phoebe COTTERELL (10) Darlaston, Stafford, England / Hannah (the daughter) maried George NEWTON (born 8 Jan 1822 Bilston Staff) son of George NEWTON and Jane née LAWTON (born 1824 Sedgley) - one of their son, George Coleman NEWTON, is my grandfather). Any help highly welcome ! Many thanks !  Isabelle
  • Ancestors or descendants of Charles OSBORNE
  • Posted by Karen Horn on the 20th April 2002
  • Any ancestors or descendants of Charles Osborne. He married Charlotte Fretwell in the late 1800's in Stuntney Cambridgeshire, after she had been working for him as a housekeeper. He was a blacksmith and either lived in Isleham, or Stuntney. He had three children from a previous marriage or relationship - Nathan, Elizabeth and Mary. Thanks, Karen Horn
  • The ancestors or descendants of JOHN COLEMAN and PEGGY née WHIGHTMAN.
  • Posted by Brenda Silver on the 20th April 2002 
  • JOHN COLEMAN (son of THOMAS COLEMAN and ALICE née HALLS) married PEGGY WHIGHTMAN (daughter of ROBERT WHIGHTMAN and ANN GATHERCOLE SAAR) at St Mary's Church, Lakenheath, Suffolk on 4 January 1829. They had eight children; MARY ANN baptised 26 June 1829; died aged 3 years on 8 March 1832, JOHN baptised 18 March 1832, ROBERT baptised 6 October 1833, MARK (my great grandfather) baptised on 14 February 1836 (married EMILY ANN OSBORN from Stockwell, Lambeth, London), SAMUEL baptised 9 September 1836, died aged 3 months on 17 May 1839, MATTHEW baptised on 6 September 1840, HENRY c.1846, ANN c.1849. Anyone out there have connections? Many thanks.Brenda Silver
  • Family of William T. GRIMWOOD (of Sudbury, Suffolk)
  • Posted by Carol on the 19th April 2002 
  • I'm looking for the family of William T Grimwood and his wife Vanda, who married In Sudbury, Suffolk 1949. Thanks Carol
  • Family of Jonas MITCHELL
  • Posted by Lori Mitchell on the 14th April 2002 
  • I'm looking for the family of Jonas MITCHELL b 1858/59 - Bradford ,Yorks He appeared in the 1881 Census at the address 912 Manchester Rd, Bowling. At the time he was the eldest child of 5. Jonas was nmarried, he was 22 and a wheelwright. His father Henry MITCHELL, occupation - Butcher, his mother Jane. I would like to know the marriage date of Jonas MITCHELL to Mary..? They had a son Percy Stafford MITCHELL born May 1892 Bradford, Yorks and I think 2 daughters but do not have any records to show their existance. Kind Regards Lori Mitchell
  • Looking for ancestors of the PEACOCKE family who came from Tillingham, Essex
  • Posted by Ron Blair on the 10th April 2002
  • I am looking for the ancestors of Henry Hillare PEACOCKE who married Frances GROVE (previously married) on 15 January 1829, St. Nicholas, Tillingham, Essex. And Benjamin Gaskell PEACOCKE who married Ann Stuttle FLETCHER at St.Nicholas, Tillingham, Essex. We believe they might be descendents of Aungier Love PEACOCKE, born at Streatham, Greater London c.1736, and who was curate of Lakenheath, Suffolk and also Dengie, Essex. Aungier was the son of George PEACOCKE, Christened at Glatton, Huntingdonshire on 5 Sept. 1712. George was Rector of Littleport,Cambridgeshire in 1712. I am also looking for ancestors of Aungier Love PEACOCKE who married Elizabeth HARRISON at St. Nicholas, Tillingham, Essex on 26 April 1792, and Aungier Love PEACOCKE who married Sally POULTON at St. Nicholas, Tillingham, Essex on 12 July 1821.
  • The descendants of CAROLINE BELL PACE & MARY FRANCIS BELL DENNETT
  • Posted by Sandra McFearin on the 7th April 2002
  • The descendants of CAROLINE (AUNT TINY) BELL PACE & her sister, MARY FRANCIS BELL DENNETT - (Their parents were DAVID DICKINSON BELL & MARY ROBERTSON HARRIS m. 1857 in COLUMBUS, LOUNDES CO., MS). CARRIE BELL PACE was bornaround 1865 in Bolivar Co., MS lived with an uncle by marriage, DR. D.C.MONTGOMERY in Greenville, MS, until she married a Alfred DOWNS PACE in 1885. They had one daughter, IDA PACE JONES, (m. a LEIGHTON JONES, ca 1810) had three daughters: Carolyn (Cottie), Francis, and Janie. MARY FRANCIS BELL DENNETT, sister of Caroline Bell, was born ca 1858 in Columbus, MS, and married ETHAN ALLEN DENNETT. They lived in New Orleans and had a large family: WALTER ARTHUR; FRANCIS SEMMES DENNETT; CAMERON, MATTIE MARTIN DENNETT, CARRIE BELL DENNETT, MARY DENNETT, DANIEL DENNETT. Children allborn ca 1880s and 1890s to ca 1897 - most born in NEW ORLEANS, LA. Herdaughter, CARRIE BELL married a HOMER TATE and had a son named RICHARD HOMERTATE - born ca 1810 in LAKE CHARLES, LA. FRANCIS SEMMES DENNETT m. a KINNON MCCORMICK and lived in HINDS CO., MS and in COLUMBUS, GA. All I know!! Thanks, Sandra McFearin
  • The ancestors or descendants of JOHN & MARY TILLMAN
  • Posted by Sandra McFearin on the 7th April 2002
  • Both born ca 1805 /1810 in NC; 1840 were in COWETA CO., GA; 1850 were in CARROLL CO., GA;1860 in RUSSELL CO., AL. Children were: (in 1850 census): JAMES, born 1831; SARAH, born 1831 (m. Acostus Hepinstall ca 1849) - (twins?); WILLIS, born 1832, ELEANOR, born 1834; MARY, born 1837; AMARANTHA (NIMMIE m/ aCook) born 1838; MARTHA, born 1838 - (twins?); EDNA born in 1848; ELIZABETH MISSOURI, born in 1846; JOHN born ca 1850. Thanks, Sandra McFearin
  • Herbert Thomas KERMODE of Bradford, York, England
  • Posted by J.M.Kermode on April 7th 2002
  • I am trying to locate any information on Herbert Thomas Kermode of Bradford, York, England. I know nothing of his wife though, nor do I know of his birth and death dates. As far as I know he had 3 sons, Eric, Brian and Donald and one daughter, Joyce. I didnt know any of them (Eric, Brian or Donald) although I was close to my grand mother Lavinia May Kermode, nee Slingsby, Donalds wife. She was also known as Sally. Donald died in 1981 on September 28th, Sally died in 1987 on Jan 29. This is all the info I have, sorry, it's not much, but if it helps at all I would be greatfull. Cheers, J.M.Kermode.
  • Information regarding the EARL of DURHAM & HORACE LAMBTON HAMLET
  • Posted by Beryl Tarrant on the 6th April 2002
  • My Great Uncle was the Earl of Durham in the early 1900's.  I don't know the exact date but my father was in line at that time.  His name was Horace Lambton Hamlet. The first Earl of Durham was Governor General of Canada in the early 1800's.  Since there is presently still an Earl of
    Durham, there must be records on this family. Any information would be much appreciated. Thank you. Beryl Tarrant
  • Parents and other ancestors of William BRANSON and Elizabeth BRECKNOCK
  • Posted by Shirley Cazier on 24th March 2002
  • William BRANSON was born out of wedlock to Ann BRANSON. Family records listed his father as Joseph BRANSON and mother as Elizabeth PERKINS. He listed his mother as Ann BRANSON and his father as James MOUNTNEY. He was born 5 Aug 1822 at Witwick, Leicestershire, England. On 24 Sep 1843 he married Elizabeth BRECKNOCK, born 8 Jul 1827, Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire, England. Her mother was Sarah BRECKNOCK, a spinster. She listed her father as Benjamin WALKER. It is possible that Joseph BRANSON and Elizabeth PERKINS were William's grandparents (parents of his mother Ann) and raised by them? I have not found a link; however, in one search I did find a daughter of Joseph BRANSON and Elizabeth PERKINS named Francis but I have not connected William or Ann to them. William BRANSON and Elizabeth BRECKNOCK were married in, and made their home in Hucknall Torkard, Notts... and raised a family of twelve children before emigrating to America. Sincerely and thank you, Shirley Cazier
  • George Thomas WEBSTER & Isabella Elizabeth COOK
  • Posted by Helen Wilson 20th March 2002
  • I would like to make contact with anyone who has any information regarding this couple. I donít yet know when they married but is was sometime before the birth of their son Benjamin, who was born October 31st 1898 (birth was registered at Spalding, Lincolnshire), when George is stated as a Railway Guard at this time. Benjamin & his parents later moved to Stapleford in Nottinghamshire & Benjamin married Alice MURDOCK. George died sometime before 1919, because he is stated as ďdeceasedĒ on Benjaminís marriage certificate in August of that year. Any information welcomed... thanks Helen
  • The Family of John ELSDEN, Soham Cambridgeshire & his wife Catherine HOLLAND
  • Posted by Silvia Back on the 16th March 2002
  • I am looking for the descendents of the above... John was born circa 1705 & married Catherine on the 3rd Nov 1731. One son, William ELSDEN (b.1735) married Sarah SUMNER in 1755 at Soham. I know one of their children was James ELSDEN (b.1761) & he married Mary COOPER in Soham, 1788. They called one of their sons Cooper ELSDEN (b.1791). Cooper married Lucy TALBOT in Soham, 1822 & one son was James ELSDEN (b.1830). James married Mary Jane (I think the surname was) GARDINER & they were hairdressers in Soham. One of their sons was William ELSDEN (b.1866) & he married Hannah HAZELWOOD in Coates 1892. My grandfather was their son - Arthur Edward ELSDEN who was born in Swaffam, 1903. William was a farm labourer & he worked & moved from farm to farm; all of their children were born in different villages, & he walked out on the family taking their youngest son with him. Hannah died in Fordam about 1935. Any information regarding any of the above mentioned (or their sibblings) would be greatly appreciated - also any info regarding the hairdressing shop & its location, would be greatfully recieved. Thank you Sylvia Back
  • Samuel WASS born 1788 & Phoebe WARD born 1790 (of Derbyshire, emigrated to USA)
  • Posted by Duane L. Wass on the 15th March 2002
  • I would like to make contact with descendants or ancestors of Samuel WASS, born 1788 & his wife Phoebe WASS (formerly WARD) who was born 1790. They emigrated to America from Belper in 1818 & settled in Monroeville, Indiana and had 9 children. He lived to the age of 86, and she lived to the age of 92. He was a minister of the Methodist Episcopal church, and "rode the Methodist circuit." I live near Indianapolis, Indiana; and my name is Duane L. Wass. My father was Emerson Dale Wass, his father was Emery Dwight Wass, his father was Wesley I.B. Wass, and his father was Samuel Wass, Jr. His father, of course, was Samuel Wass, Sr., who was from South Wingfield in Derbyshire & married Elizabeth Ludlam on July 4th 1785. Any help much appreciated, Duane L. Wass.
  • Benjamin DOWNS (born Suffolk) & Theodosia BANNISTER (born Worcestershire)
  • Posted by Beverley Downs on the 15th March 2002
  • I am looking for info about my ancestors. Benjamin DOWNS was a farrier & was born 1790, in Bury St. Edmunds; he died Dec 24th 1844. I donít know who his parents were or the name of his first wife. I do know that his second wife was Theodosia BANNISTER, but I donít know much about her. I do know she was born in Malvern, Worcestershire in 1788... if anyone is able to help I would be very grateful, Beverley Downs.
  • Benjamin William Evon (HOLLOWAY-) HUGHES born in Wales
  • Posted by Kelly Hughes on the 5th March 2002
  • I am looking for any information regarding my grandfather and his family. My grandfathers name is Benjamin William Evon HUGHES (Holloway-Hughes on his birth certificate, although he only went by Hughes). He was born in Wales, don't know where and only have approximately between 1913 and 1920 for his birth year. He was married and I believe had 2 daughters while in Wales, then he moved to Canada and married my grandmother (Elizabeth BENDER) and had one son, Gary Evon HUGHES and adopted my father, Glen Lester HUGHES. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you, Kelly Hughes
  • John ROWE of Nottinghamshire??
  • Posted by Emmie Shoesmith on the 27th February 2002
  • I don't know if anyone can help me? My grandfather, I always believed, was from Nottingham but when I applied for a birth certificate there was no one matching his details so now I am now not sure where he is from. His details are as follows: JOHN ROWE Bootmaker Born approx 1876 Mother: Martha nee SMITH - Father: Thomas - Occupation Engine fitter - Journeyman. Any help or information most welcome, thanks Emmie Shoesmith, (NSW, Australia)
  • Edward HANDLEY of Ruddington (Nottinghamshire)
  • Posted by K. Handley on the 27th February 2002
  • I am looking for information and decendents of Edward HANDLEY, he was born in Ruddington about 1836. Thanks.
  • Information regarding Ellis WOODROOFE (see next entry)
  • Posted by Gill Woodroofe Green on Feb 26th 2002
  • Since my last submission to this page, I have discovered that Ellis was the schoolmaster of the Peak Forest b.1775-1849. he was the son of Nathan WOODROOFE b.1751-1798 and Hannah THORPE, this Nathan being the son of Nathan WOODROOFE d.1761 and Mary. [Nathan 1761.d would be my ggggg grandfather]. The Woodroofes were the parish clerks of Hope and ran the Woodroofe Arms Inn. At the moment I am reading the bt 1661-1812. Has anyone got information on the Woodroofes to pass on? Maybe you have old photos of the Woodroofe Arms?... or know of some one who has done this family tree? Anything relating to Hope, the Peak Forest School or the Woodroofes would be received with many thanks. Regards Gill Woodroofe Green
  • Information regarding Ellis WOODROOFE (see previous entry)
  • Posted by Gill Woodroofe Green on the 15th January 2002 - Revised Feb 26th 2002
  • I am looking for information on Ellis Woodroofe, schoolmaster.Lived in Wellington Rd. Stockport in the 1840s. I believe he could have come from the Derbyshire area. [re: Woodroofe Arms Hope in Derby, Hope Parish clerks]. His son Joseph Woodroofe married Ann Green of Churchgate Stockport, in 1847. They moved to Little Hucklow Derby and had 3 sons, Ellis 1849, Walter 1851 (my great grandfather) and Nathan born 1855. Found the family on the 1861 census. Walter & Nathan on 1881 census in Heap Heywood. Canít trace Ellis Jnr. & Nathan died 1888. Walter married twice & had 2 sons by Mary Woodroofe, canít trace, one daughter (my grandmother) Martha Woodroofe, was the daughter of Walter & Margaret Hughes & was born Southport 1901. Any information would be appreciated, many thanks Gill Woodroofe Green
  • SELLERS, John & Robert. Bucks/ Oxon area
  • Posted by Ruth Crumey & Thomas Sellers on the 25th February 2002
  • Iím looking for SELLERS in the Bucks/Oxon area, specifically John SELLERS, the father of Robert SELLERS. John was probably born in the Hambleden area, grew up in Skirmett and was living in Eton by the time he married, in 1867.
  • Also, Robert's son, Thomas, would like to hear from any other of Robert's descendants. I can print out any emails intended for him (he's not on email). Thank you Ruth Crumey
  • CHETTLE & NIGHTINGALE Families (see next entry)
  • Posted by Geoff Wright on the 19th February 2002
  • Since putting out an appeal, on 8 January, I have discovered that John William NIGHTINGALE married Hannah Mary CHETTLE on 27 June 1898 at Car Colston, Notts. Her parents were Thomas and Mary CHETTLE. I am still trying to trace the ancestors of John William NIGHTINGALE but now I would also like to know, the ancestors of Thomas and Mary CHETTLE. Can anyone help me, please. Thanks Geoff Wright
  • John William NIGHTINGALE -  (see previous entry)
  • Posted by Geoff Wright on the 8th January 2002 - Revised Feb 19th 2002
  • Iím looking for the ancestors of John William Nightingale who worked in the coal mining industry and came from (New) Balderton but may also have had connections with Eakring. He would probably have been born in the 1880's. He married Hannah Mary CHETTLE in 1898. He is thought to have had 8 children in the period leading up to the First World War, amongst whom were George Oliver and May (twins), William, Grace and Edna Chettle. He had a brother - George and two sisters - Maude (later Bagworth) and Lizzie (later Ashton). The wider family had connections with the Bourne and Morton areas of South Lincolnshire. He is believed to have married twice and details of his two wives are sought along with any information regarding his ancestors. Thanks Geoff Wright
  • Lionel or Ronald RICHARDS from Birmingham
  • Posted by Elizabeth on the 15th February 2002
  • I am looking for my father Lionel or Ronald Richards from Birmingham who served in the British Army during World War II in North Africa. I believe he served in the Grenadiers. If any information is found or known please email me. Thank you, Elizabeth.
  • Louis Henry JONES from the Isle of Man
  • Posted by David E. Brown on the 8th February 2002
  • Looking for the baptismal record of my grandfather. He was born out of wedlock on the Isle of Man in 1871 and was known as Louis Henry JONES, he was subsequently brought up by William and Elizabeth COWELL and took their surname, becoming Louis Henry COWELL. Any information gratefully received - David. E. Brown
  • Joseph BROWN (born in Yorkshire, died in Lancashire)
  • Posted by David E. Brown  on the 8th February 2002
  • Looking for descendants of Joseph BROWN, born at Richmond in Yorkshire on 20th March 1777, died at Preston Lancashire on 20th January 1847, He married Ann HEALEY and had at least 13 children by her, I have traced my line from one of these children. Any information gratefully received - David. E. Brown
  • Jesse BOOT, founder of BOOTS the Chemist.
  • Posted by Hayley Brooks on the 4th February 2002
  • I am looking for the family tree of Jesse BOOT of Boots the chemist. My family connection is my great grandmother who was Olive Emily BOOT born in 1887 to John BOOT and Elizabeth, I am trying to disprove a family story that we are from the Jesse BOOT stock. Thank you Hayley.
  • Samuel REDFERN of Derbyshire
  • Posted by Glenys Daniels on the 2nd February 2002
  • I am look for any connections to SAMUEL REDFERN dob 1808c Derbyshire married to Susannah [maiden name un known] dob 1810c. They had 3 daughters HANNAH dob 1833 born in Measham, MARY dob 1841c. EMMA dob 1846c. Anyone with any information please contact me as researching from Australia is very difficult. Samuel and Susannah are my great great grandparents. Hannah (their daughter) being my great grandmother. Thanking you Glenys Daniels
  • HAZELTON & SIMPSON families
  • Posted by Ken Hazelton on the 30th January 2002
  • I am looking for information about the HAZELTON family who originated in Ipswich. Grandfathers name was Frederick HAZELTON & his wife was known as Edie. They had 4 children Joyce (now WILLS), Douglas (my father), Ivan and John. I am also looking for information regarding the SIMPSON family. Grandfathers name was Robert SIMPSON & his wife was called Anne. They had 4 children Dennis, Sybil (my mother), Ruby and June. I was born and lived in Ipswich until approx. 1974 when I joined the Royal Navy. I now live on the Isle of Wight. Any information would be appreciated.
  • George MALLETT & Sarah WOODARD
  • Posted by Max Andrae on the 30th January 2002
  • I'm looking looking for George Mallett who m. Sarah Woodard on 3 Oct 1822 at Marlesford Suffolk, Eng. They had two children, William Richmond Mallett b.? and Clara Mallett baptized 17 Dec. 1833 at St. Mary Tower, Ipswich, Suffolk, Eng. We think George died around 1840. Would like any data on George Mallett and his parents. After Geroge d. Sarah Mallett remarried to a Rev. William Drummond from Seth, Scotland, in England they had one child Edwin or Edward Drummond. In 1848 they sailed for America and ended up in Wisconsin. I have data on them since that time, but I need early data especially on George Mallett. I think he may have been in the British Military. Thank you. Max Andrae
  • Charles Darlington PARKER
  • Posted by Roger Parker on the 30th January 2002
  • I'm trying to find any information on my father, Charles Darlington PARKER, born approx. 1916, believed in West Oxfordshire, Eynsham or Witney area, and last heard of living in an area of Hinckley, Leicester, called Brookside, about 1975. His father was believed to have been the Donald PARKER who owned the Isis Mill in Eynsham from the 1930's to 1950's. His mother's given name was Louise and her maiden name was McFADZEAN. Her date and place of birth uncertain, but believed to have been circa 1890 and in Fort William area of Scotland. He married, in 1939, Olive Miriam HARRIS, in Cowley, Oxford, and was divorced in 1945. Believe he remarried shortly thereafter, while serving in the Fleet Air Arm. I am trying to establish whether he is still alive, or if not, his recorded death, since no trace exists in the General BMD register. Thanks. Any leads welcomed
  • The MULLINS Family
  • Posted by Nora Minnick on the 29th January 2002
  • I'm looking for any ancestors of Calab/Clayborn N Mullins wife believed to be Bertha McIntosh, father Elijah and Martha Hicks Mullins. Not positive he had a daughter named Eleanor, no other positive background. Thank you Nora
  • Samuel CARDEN & Mary FLINT (Derbyshire)
  • Posted by Dave Carden on the 28th January 2002
  • Any information on the ancestors of: CARDEN, Samuel who died 1714, Common Wood. Married Mary FLINT, 25 July 1677 in Matlock. She died 3rd Nov 1723. Name might have been CARDING. Children: Michael Carding born 27 Dec 1677, Helen Carden born 25 Mar 1680, Samuel Carding born 25 Jun 1681, Mary Carden born 12 Aug 1683. Any information much appreciated - Dave Carden
  • Richard PASCOE & Family of Devonshire.
  • Posted by Jean Pasko on the 28th January 2002
  • I'm looking for Information on Richard Pascoe from Devonshire, England. He was born in March,1806 and he has a brother, Edward who was born in 1803. Richard worked from 1831-1835 for Thomas Carnsew and left their service in March,1835 to marry Ann Finemore. They came to America soon after. Richard became a naturalized citizen in 1840. When I search his brother, Edward, who we know married Mary and had 8 or 9 children, I believe I have found him in Familysearch.org but his brother Richard has the wrong dates on that site. Everything else is correct as far as the names of his children though. That site says his father was Michael Pascoe. I want to have more evidence that this is the "Richard and Edward" we are related to. Can anyone help with a marriage record in Poughill, Cornwall Co. for Ann and Richard or any other proof I might need. Sincerely, Jean Pasko
  • Thomas FRYER & Sarah ORME
  • Posted by Christine & Ron Fryer on the 28th January 2002
  • I'm looking for information about Thomas Fryer and Sarah Orme who were married at St John the Baptist Church, Winster, Derbyshire on 31st October 1825. They had nine children (James, Maryanne, Esther, John, Sarah, Joseph, Ellen, Anne and William) all born in Winster before 1845. Is it possible to find out if Thomas and Sarah stayed in Winster, or moved to Manchester after 1845. Also, we would be interested to know if there were any more children after William. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Christine and Ron Fryer
  • Thomas DICKERSON or DICKINSON (Cambridgeshire)
  • Posted by Charles Dickinson on the 27th January 2002
  • I am seeking information on Thomas. He was born in Ely about 1604 and emigrated to the colonies in about 1620. His wife's name was Mary. I would appreciate any information you might have on Thomas and his family. Thank you... Charles
  • LEE, CREEK, KNIGHTS & HULL families of Cambridgeshire
  • Posted by Lynne & Kevin Hyde on the 27th January 2002
  • Royal Lee was born Ely 1804 & he married Jane Creek who was born Little Thetford in Cambridgeshire. Jane was the daughter of John Creek & Margaret Knights of Little Thetford Cambridgeshire. Royal was the son of Thomas Lee & Margaret Hull. Would like to make contact with other descendants of these families. Regards Lynne & Kevin
  • Charles James WILLS & Susan REED
  • Posted by Teresa Osbourne on the 21st January 2002
  • I'm trying to piece my family tree together, I hope someone can shed some light on our family tree of the WILLS. My Gran (Alice Hannaford WILLS born 19/05/1909) was the daughter of Charles James WILLS (Jnr) who married Miss Susan REED about 1875-1881, don't know church or date yet. Charles was born in Taunton Somerset about 1853, Susan Reed no dates yet... but we think she came from Acton as her sister (Eliza) and 1st child were born there. 1st child born Brentford Middlesex Acton 1901 then moved to the Northeast 136 Vaughan Street Grange Town, Eston Middlesbrough 1901-1902 where a following 10 children were born. Charles parents were Charles James WILLS (Snr) and Mary Ann RALPH & they married about 1881 place unknown. Not sure how many siblings Charles James WILLS had. The Photos are of my Grans parents and also my Gran Alice Hannaford Wills born . This is all the information we have at the moment, I hope you can help me? Yours sincerely Teresa Osborne.
  • Looking for Zebulon MANSFIELD who moved to the Colonies... early 18th Century
  • Posted by Johnnie R. Mansfield on 17th January 2002
  • I'm looking for Zebulon Mansfield who in all probability came from the UK to the VA/NC area of the colonies around 1700 - 1750 or so. Any information pertaining to him and or his mother and father would be appreciated. I visited the UK two years ago and truly enjoyed the three week trip. I did all the tourist stops from London north to Scotland, west to Ireland and finally back to London. What a trip and thanks for all the hospitality. Johnnie R. Mansfield.
  • Descendants/ Siblings & Ancestors of Jeremiah BRANDRETH & Ann BRIDGET
  • Posted by Irene Phillips on the 15th January 2002
  • I'm looking for parents/ siblings/ descendants of Jeremiah Brandreth who married Ann Bridget of Bedlam Court, Sutton in Ashfield about 1811. Jeremiah and Ann had 3 children - Elizabeth born 1813, Timothy born 1815 and Mary born January 1818 following her fathers' execution as a traitor in 1817. In 1825 widow Ann married Henry Taylor at Mansfield and I think they had a daughter Harriet. Timothy married Mary Rosworth in 1835 at Mansfield. A daughter, Elizabeth was born in 1836 but died 1837. A son John was born in 1838, and son Timothy born in 1840. Mary ne Rosworth died in 1840. Timothy married secondly Ann Ellis in February 1842 at Mansfield. Ann died in 1843 and young Timothy died in 1844. Timothy took young John to Philadelphia in 1847. Does anyone know what happened Jeremiah's daughters Elizabeth and Mary? Thanks Irene
  • Thomas ROWLAND & Ann GODSON of Nottinghamshire
  • Posted by Alan Rowland on the 12th January 2002
  • I have lost the family of Thomas Rowland bap 14 Feb 1808 at Hayton NTT. He married Ann Godson in Caunton NTT on 23 Feb 1833 and they had five daughters - Phoebe born 1835, Anne born 1837, Sarah born 1838 died 1840, Emily born 1844 and Betsey also born 1844. They were last noted in the 1851 census. The girls were "farmed out" to friends and relatives in Caunton in ones and twos. Thomas and Ann were at Ann's father's house in Laxton. I cannot find any of them again. Were the couple saying good bye to him before they moved or emigrated? Any help would be appreciated Regards Alan Rowland.
  • John BRYNOLF & Mary Ann LAWRENCE of Durham
  • Posted by Charles Brynolf on the 11th January 2002
  • I am seeking information about John Brynolf and wife Mary Ann Lawrence, both born 1840, and their children. They lived South Shields, Durham, before moving to Gateshead, Durham. The four children: Alexander born 1871, South Shields. Mary Elizabeth born 1874, South Shields. Lawrence born 1878, Gateshead. Alfred born 1880, Gateshead. It is thought that John was a machinist at an engine works, and may have been born in Sweden. Any information, no matter how small or vague, gratefully received. Thanks Charles Brynolf.
  • HAWTHORN family of Nottinghamshire & Staffordshire
  • Posted by Rob Booth on the 7th January 2002
  • I'm looking for the mothers name of Edgar Hawthorn born Nottingham 1884, who married Edith Emily Hatton on 15 July 1907. Iím also looking for both parents of William Hawthorn born 1792 in Marchington Stafford who married Ann Fewkes on 18th October 1813 at St. Marys Nottingham. Regards Rob Booth
  • Relatives of George Ernest GUY-CLARK of Nottinghamshire
  • Posted by Wendy Wildman on the 5th January 2002
  • I am looking for relatives of George E(a)rnest Guy-Clark(e) born on the 14th May 1904 in the Nottinghamshire region. He died in March 1996. I am his daughter - Wendy Margaret Wildman nee Jones and I was born on the 19th March 1945. I know so very little about my father's family - I do know that they were farmers and my father had brothers and sisters. Thanks Wendy Wildman
  • WHITTAKER family of Nottingham & Derby
  • Posted by Don Wilson on 4th January 2002
  • I'm looking for information on the Whittakers from Nottingham and Derby. Robert Whittaker was born in Newthorpe, Nottingham around 1832 and was married to Hannah Sim(m)onds who was born around 1834 in Bleasby, Nottingham. They had the following children: Ann born c1856 at Arnold, Nottingham, Stephen born 1860 at Newthorpe, John S, born c1862 at Wellow, Nottingham, Mary E, born c1864 at Wellow, Alice born c1866 at Lenton, Nottingham, George born c1867 at Lenton, Joseph R born c1868 at Lenton, Frederick W born c1870, at Lenton and Ada Rose born c1875 at Derby. When the 1881 census was taken the family where living at the Canal Tavern, 10 Cockpit Hill, Derby. Robert was a Licensed Victualler. Does anyone know if the Canal Tavern is still in existence?  Thanks Don Wilson

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