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  • Looking for Parents & Ancestors of Joseph GREATOREX, son of William
  • Posted by Brian Greatorex on the 30th July 2003
  • Iím looking for the parents of Joseph GREATOREX (born 1769) father William of Risend. Jospeh married Ann WESTON (or WESSON) in St. Margaretís church, Carsington in 1795. They are in the 1841 census living in Carsington. He died in 1844 and is buried in St. Margaretís churchyard. I have records of all his children, his birth and death entries in the Parish Register and a copy of the marriage license. He is my GGG Grandfather and I have spent the last 12 years trying to identify his parents. I have had people contact me to say they can provide me with infomation but so far none have stood up to scrutiny. Any info much appreciated, Brian Greatorex.
  • Looking for relatives of Kate Florence Amy SHEPHERD & George James HUMM
  • Posted by Elizabeth Molineux Enquire for E-Mail address on the 28th July 2003
  • I'm looking for family of Kate Florence Amy SHEPHERD (1882-1967) who was married to George James HUMM in January 1904. They had one child, Doris HUMM (1906-1993) who I believe had no children, so there are no direct descendants. A member of the HUMM family has a collection of old portrait photographs of Kate Shepherd's family and would like them to go to an interested member of the SHEPHERD family. I'm not certain about the location but the family might have been based around Camberwell. Many thanks, Elizabeth
  • Looking for sisters Ethel & Alice NORRIS, & parents Thomas & Ethel NORRIS (nee HOARE)
  • Posted by Ann Hall on the 24th July 2003
  • I've recently discovered that my late mother had two sisters. Ethel Norris born 20th July 1917, London. Alice Norris born 28th March 1913, London. The parents were Ethel NORRIS (nee HOARE) and Thomas NORRIS. They were married on 28th November 1909 at St. Anne's Church Islington. In 1918 the parents split and the whereabouts of these two sisters has been unknown. Iím searching for descendants ... or anyone who can give information. Thanks, Ann Hall
  • Looking for information regarding the family of Leah VOGWILL
  • Posted by Harold Engstrom on the 23rd July 2003
  • I am looking for family of Leah VOGWILL who married Harold ENGSTROM in Chicago, Il. Had one son born in 1930, Harold Eugene ENGSTROM only child born of this marriage. Also used name of Leah Vogwill Humphreys VOGWILL. I have no known history of Leah's family other than father was born in the UK and mother was born in Canada (English, not French). Can you help? Harold Engstrom
  • Looking for the ancestors of Henry Gabriel BROWN & his father Thomas Henry BROWN
  • Posted by Maggie Pearce on the 23rd July 2003
  • I'm searching for the ancestors of Henry Gabriel BROWN who was, according to the 1901 census, born in Jersey in the Channel Islands. Different reports give either 1864 or 1868 for his date of birth. His father was Thomas Henry BROWN. Henry BROWN worked on the docks at Birkenhead and was probably a stoker on the China Shipping Line. He married, in the 1890s, first Annie BEHER, second Zillah WITHINGTON, both in Birkenhead. I can find no reference to his birth in Jersey or to having been there in subsequent census returns. Any help would be much appreciated. Maggie Pearce.
  • Looking for information regarding Joan McCULLOCH
  • Posted by Yvonne Beith on the 23rd July 2003
  • I am looking for information about my birth Mother, Joan McCULLOCH, who at the time of my birth was an hotel waitress at Myrtle House, West Coker, Chard in Somerset. I was born on the 28th January 1938 and adopted by William John and Gwyneth Tapscott of Barry South Glamorgan and renamed Yvonne Margaret Jillian.  Many Thanks, Yvonne Beith.
  • Looking for the CRUNKHORN family of Nottingham
  • Posted by Sylvia Truman on the 22nd July 2003
  • 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 Sarah Janes CRUNKHORN, born 1st December 1919, (sister of Ivy TRUMAN, nee CRUNKHORN) in Nottingham (1 Belgrave Squared, Walker Street) . Information regarding Ivy TRUMAN, nee CRUNKHORN also welcome. Many Thanks, Sylvia
  • Looking for details of Emma BOLTON & Harriett Mary GROOM, both born in Cambridgeshire
  • Posted by Bill Waterer on the 18th July 2003 
  • I am looking for details on my wife's Grandmother and Great Grandmother. The Great Grandmother Emma BOLTON and was born in Cambridgeshire around 1835. She subsequently married a Joseph ELLIS and was living in Hastings where we first traced her. She died in Hastings in 1901. The Grandmother was Harriet Mary GROOM who was born in Downham Cambridgeshire around 1876 and married a Thomas ELLIS and again lived in Hastings she died in 1956. Any help I can get would be greatly appreciated, Bill Waterer
  • Looking for information regarding descendants & ancestors of Charles WOODWARD
  • Posted by Jay Ball on the 15th July 2003
  • Please does anyone have any info on Charles WOODWARD, retired tailor aged 80 on the 1901 census in Bermondsey, London/ Surrey, b "St. James, Suffolk"- no place name is given. There are Suffolk St. James Parishes in Bury St. Edmunds, Icklingham, and Southelmham, and the IGI has a Charles WOODWARD b 1820, chr 1821 at St Mary's, Bury St. Edmunds, parents John and Sarah (JOHNSON SCATES), and another one m Sarah STANNARD 1835 in Ubbeston, Suffolk. My Charles WOODWARD had a dau Sarah (Ann) b abt 1849 in Bermondsey, m Thomas MEACHER at St. Paul's, Southwark, Surrey in 1867 when she was 18. I'm trying to find the mother of Sarah (Ann) WOODWARD. Many thanks, Jay
  • Looking for the descendants of Royal & Jane LEE & their family of Cambridgeshire
  • Posted by Pat Mills on the 5th July 2003
  • I am looking for the descendants of Royal & Jane LEE marriage 1839 In Ely. Son John LEE married Charlotte SINDAL. Children Caroline b.1855 m. William LEE, Ely - Charlotte b.1857 m. Fred HARPER - Sarah b.1858, Thomas, William, Royal, Mary Ann & Ruth. William was my grandfather born 1864 m Louisa FORD. Thank you Pat Mills.
  • Looking for information regarding the ROE family of Snelston
  • Posted by Marilyn Coetzee on the 29th June 2003
  • I am looking for information about the ROE family of the village of Snelston. My ancestor - William ROE, was christened in 1793 in St Peter's Church, Snelston. He was the son of John ROE & Mary. From my researches, it appears that William's mother may have been born Mary WRIGHT in Ashbourne. Family lore states that the ROE family originally came from Ashbourne, so this ties in. William emigrated to South Africa with the "1820 British Settlers". He named his farm, "Birchwood Park", after the estate in Snelston. He was an illiterate labourer, so might have worked on the estate. Please, does anyone have any further information about this family? A real stroke of luck would be the existence of a Family Bible! I look forward to receiving any information you may be able to offer... Thanks
  • Looking for information & family of Harriett Ann WILSON & Joseph THOMAS
  • Posted by Lianne on the 27th June 2003
  • I'm looking for info and/or relatives of Harriet Ann WILSON who eloped with Joseph THOMAS they came to New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" which sailed 7.9.1875 & arrived 7.12.1875 they had 2 children William aged 2 and John Henry aged one. John Henry was born on 25th August 1874 at 12 Belmangate Guisbrough, County of York. Joseph was an iron miner. Please email Lianne
  • Looking for information regarding Thomas THOROGOOD & his family
  • Posted by Ray Thorogood on the 24th June 2003
  • I know very, very little of my family background/tree. All I have to go on is an old photograph of my Great Grandfather, Thomas THOROGOOD and his children ... plus a certificate for preservation of life issued in 1873 from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Great Grandfathers name was Thomas, his children were Charles, Edward (Ned), Agnes, Joe, Charlotte, Fred, Minnie Sophia and Mary Celina. Aside from this, I have nothing. If anyone has connections or information regarding these people please feel free to contact me - Thank You - Ray
  • Iím looking for George HORTON or any family connections
  • Posted by Janeanne64@hotmail.com on 22nd June 2003
  • I'm looking for George HORTON, he had a baby with a lady by the name of Eileen in England in 1945 the baby is Christine my mom. She is looking to find any family or friend of this man. We only want to retrieve her family history.... Many Thanks
  • Iím looking for Georgiana SUGDEN & her parents William SUGDEN & Sarah Tatham WARD
  • Posted by Isobel Harris (Nee Sugden) on 19th June 2003
  • I am looking for GEORGIANA SUGDEN (given names) born 11 Oct 1839 All Saints, Northampton. Daughter of William Sugden and Sarah Tatham Ward. Occupation of father was Draper. Only Census sighting was 1871 Battersea, London. House of William Sugden and Mary Jane (nee Fearn) She was listed as a Visitor, Sister in law aged 31 years. I am unable to find a relationship to this family however. Any sighting or information would be appreciated. She seems to have vanished!!!! Thanks, Isobel Harris (nee Sugden) Devonport, Tasmania.
  • Iím looking for any information regarding the BEESON family
  • Posted by Lynn Marsh on 19th June 2003
  • I am looking for any information about the BEESON family, William BEESON was born in Great Hale, Lincoln in 1856 - I then loose him until he gets married at Chesterfield in 1877 to Ada or Adelaide MILNER who originates from Chesterfield. Can anyone help me please? ... Any info gratefully received. Many thanks Lynn Marsh.
  • Looking for Information Re: Family of John FISH & Margaret CHAILLE/CHALLEY/CHOLLEY
  • Posted by Pamela Jones on the 9th June 2003
  • I am trying to trace my family FISH.as follows:- John FISH, block printer of Mousley m. Margaret CHAILLE/CHALLEY/CHOLLEY not sure) we know he had = a daughter Elizabeth 1830 - William FISH born Mottram 1831 - John FISH 25.2.1833 Glossop - Mary FISH 1835 Stockport - (& my grandpa) Ralph FISH 1837, Stockport & Margaret FISH 1838, Stockport. He signed Williamís marriage cert 1849 at Stand Parish Church, Whitefield. So we know he was in Glossop at least until 1833. We think he was born in or around 1810 & married on or about 1828.  === Also trying to trace Mrs. Margaret FISH b.1811 Sheffield, mother of another John FISH b.1833 Glossop. Daughter Mary FISH 1835 Stockport Cheshire - Ralph FISH 1837 Stockport Cheshire &  Margaret FISH 1839 Stockport Cheshire. Trying to trace who Margaret married & when if possible, only know surname FISH. We know Margaret FISH (who was born 1811 at Sheffield) got remarried, to Samuel WALSH born 1806, a Farnworth Coal Miner and in 1851 lived in Prestolee Road, Ringley Pilkington District. She had more Children named WALSH & as follows:- Dinah 1826 Kearsley - John WALSH 1826 Kearsley - daughter Martha (on 1851 census is 2 mths) born Outwood, Lancs. We were wondering if the two were the same family but William went to Australia in or around 1850's. Maybe John FISH (the block printer) died and she remarried WALSH .... but we cannot confirm it as yet. === Can anyone help? If Margaret CHAILLE/CHALLEY/CHOLLEY married John FISH Blockprinter and then married Samuel WALSH it would be confirmation for us ... So if someone can help us with dates for John FISH Blockprinter or Margaret CHAILLE/CHALLEY/CHOLLEY we would be very grateful. Thank you, Pamela Jones (Nee Fish)
  • Looking for Information regarding Thomas SELBY & Charlotte (formerly HULL)
  • Posted by Charlotte Selby on the 8th June 2003
  • I am looking for more information on my great great grandparents - Thomas SELBY and Charlotte SELBY (Maiden Name HULL). They had a son named John Benjamin SELBY who was my great grandfather born the 21st September 1884 in Nottingham. This is the only child I know of that they had, not sure if there are more. When he was about 15 yrs of age, he joined the Boer War 1899-1902 South African Campaign. Also I heard he was in the war in India with the Bengal Tigers. He later on married Lucy SELBY(Maiden Name DARBY) ... she had a brother, I heard he was called Cyril DARBY, but he was killed in a motorcycle accident. They had a son in England named John Cyril SELBY born the 29th June 1911 & they also had 2 other children in England Mabel SELBY AND Doris SELBY, but I heard that Mabel was not his daughter. LUCY was a Catholic woman and very short, she was about 4 foot 11 inches tall or shorter. John Benjamin SELBY came to Canada in 1911 to look for a job and the following year april 1912 they left from Southampton in England to go to Halifax. I do not know if they lived there or if they went somewhere else. If anyone may help me it would be a great blessing, it is very hard to search for our ancestors.Yours truly Charlotte Selby, from Canada.
  • Looking for ancestors/descendants of George BIRD & Sarah TIPTON (Derbyshire)
  • Posted by Corinne Ryan on May 31st 2003
  • I'm looking for any information relating to the BIRD family who were resident in Sandiacre, Derbyshire - at the time of the 1901 Census. George BIRD (born 1870) married Sarah TIPTON (born 1868) and they had 3 daughters: Doris (born 1898), Beatrice (born 19030 and Rose who died young. The family emmigrated to New Zealand early 1900s. Here's hoping!  Corrinne
  • Looking for descendants/Ancestors of William COCKAYNE & Emma HOWARTH?
  • Posted by Martyn Cockayne on May 31st 2003
  • I am looking for information on my Great Grandfather William COCKAYNE. Born 1867? died 1942 at Belper. Married Emma (nee HOWARTH?) also of Belper. Her parents retired to Blackpool. I would like to know where he was born, who his brothers and sisters where, who his parents where and as much about his ancestors as possible please. I know he was once a miner who took up the profession of a Cobbler after being buried for several days underground. He part owned a 'Futtral' at Heage, Derbyshire, near the spit/bog and wink mining area. He first set up at Heage as a Cobbler and had a 'Boxing' Club for boys at the back. He then moved to new premises in Belper at the corner of Swinney Lane. Locals who remember him recall that he always had a mouth full of 'tacks' and would always put one in a spinning top toy for the kids. They also recall he swallowed as many as he nailed in when in conversation! Two names of brothers suggested are Joseph and Samuel. Can anyone help please? Best wishes Martyn & Carol Taylor-Cockayne... www.jacksdale.org.uk
  • Looking for descendants of Charles GADSBY & Ruth BEADLE (Lincolnshire)
  • Posted by Pauline Williams on 30th May 2003
  • Iím looking for descendants of Charles GADSBY, a sign writer, who died at Lincoln in 1896. He married Ruth BEADLE & they had six children - Eleanor Gertrude - Emma - Jessie Amey - Constance - Victoria May & Robert Edward, their daughter Victoria was born just a few months after the death of Charles in 1896. Thank You, Pauline Williams
  • Looking for confirmation of a burial for: Abraham DYKE, soldier of Kirkley, Suffolk
  • Posted by Graham Baker on the 23rd May 2003
  • I am looking for confirmation that Abraham DYKE (soldier) is buried in the parish churchyard, at Kirkley, Suffolk. I do not know the date... any information would be much appreciated. Regards from Graham Baker
  • Looking for anyone with the BEESO Surname
  • Posted by Sandra Jones on the 19th May 2003
  • I am looking for anyone with the surname BEESO, if anyone can help please contact me. Many Thanks, Sandra Jones.
  • Looking for descendants of Forbes Henderson WARWICK & Henry CALDER
  • Posted by Gill Warwick on the 19th May 2003
  • Looking for the descendents of Forbes Henderson WARWICK born around 1866, Wiltshire ... and Henry CALDER born 16th Feb 1860, Scotland. They got married on the 19th June 1891 in Rodbourne Cheyney, Wiltshire. They had a son Henry Forbes CALDER born 23rd July 1892 in Scotland. Thanks Gill Warwick
  • Looking for information regarding the location of Julius SHEPHERD & his family
  • Posted by Abbie on the 15th May 2003
  • I would like to hear from anyone who may have any information on Julius SHEPHERD... Iím not sure of the exact county he was from or the names of his parents.. I do know that at some time he served as a policeman ... Thank You, Abbie
  • Looking for information regarding Daniel LILLY of Ipswich (emigrated to Manitoba, Canada)
  • Posted by  Rev.John Lilly on the 13th May 2003
  • I am the great, great grandson of Daniel LILLY (LILLIE, LILY, LILLEY etc...). Daniel was born at Ipswich about 1779. He came to Canada in the early 1800's. He was employed by the Hudson's Bay Company, and settled at Lord Selkirk's Settlement (Red River, Manitoba). He married a woman of mixed blood (Metis), having married and baptized his children at St. Paul's Parish (Church of England). Daniel never returned to his home country. He and his children are buried at St. Paul's cemetery in Manitoba. I would like to find out more about his roots in England. The Rev. John Lilly
  • Looking for information regarding Thomas PARKS & Grace MASCALL
  • Posted by Gerald Parks on the 6th May 2003
  • I am looking for I am looking for information regarding Thomas PARKS who I believe was born about 1655 in Old Heathfield, East Sussex. He married a Grace MASCALL,born about 1659 in Old Heathfield, they married 26 August 1680 in Dallington, Sussex. I have the details all the children of this union, and can trace all the direct decendents, via Kent, Cambewall, to myself, who is the 7th generation. Any information welcomed ... Regards, Gerald Parks
  • Looking for the ancestors of Thomas SMITH & family
  • Posted by Mike Smith on the 5th May 2003
  • I am looking for information regarding Thomas SMYTH - I am trying to find information regarding his parents. He was born in Amroth, Pembrokeshire c.1754 & he married Martha EVANS in 1779 and they had two or three children. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Regards Mike Smith
  • The WAR MEMORIAL & WAR HEROES of Sutton-in-Ashfield (Nottinghamshire)
  • Posted by Helen Wilson on behalf of Heather Faulkes - Email: memorial@oldnotts.co.uk
  • Original entry posted 2nd February 2002 - Revised 5th May 2003
  • I initially posted a request for information regarding any soldier listed on the Sutton-in-Ashfield War Memorial, as I intended to write a book but due to my workload Heather Faulkes has taken on the project. So Heather would like to make contact with anyone who has information related to any of the people mentioned on the War Memorial inside Sutton Cemetery, or families of anyone who may have been shot for cowardice. She is compiling all the research & once ready youíll find it available on her web site www.oldnotts.co.uk Heather is looking for personal or service information & individual or regiment photographs. If you are able to supply any information... no matter how small please contact Heather Faulkes
  • Looking for Lord Richard Gordon MONTI (see Adoption Page for full details)
  • Posted by Pauline Gashinski on May 4th 2003
  • I am looking for my uncle Lord Richard Gordon MONTI (or his family) who was adopted in 1926 ... Any information would be gratefully received. Thanks, Pauline
  • Looking for George BOWMER & family (of Nottinghamshire)
  • Posted by Helen Platt on the 25th April 2003
  • I'm looking for.... information on any of the following - my great,great, great grandfather George BOWMER, (it's been tricky to read on microfiche's) he was either born 1813 or 1818. He was a dentist in Nottingham. He was married to Caroline BARTLE. My Great, Great Grandfather (their son) was called Joseph Clarke BOWMER, he was born 16/2/1838 and baptised at St Nicholas Parish, Nottingham 5/3/1838. The family was then living within St Nicholas Parish, Park Row. Joseph Clarke BOWMER was the proprietor of The Trent Laundry Company, which I believe was on the Wilford Road, Nottingham. In June 1876 Joseph married Henrietta TRUSWELL in Nottingham they had six children altogether || Bernard Joseph Bowmer 1877 || William Hughes H Bowmer 1879 || Olive Mary 1880 || 2 others || then my Great, Grandmother Charlotte May 1885 || The family lived in Annersley Grove, Nottingham, then Belvoir Hill, Colwick Road which are both in Old Sneinton and then Priory House, Abbey Street, Nottingham, does anyone know of any other information that might be of use to me?.......... Thanks Helen Platt
  • Looking for Thomas BLANCHARD & family
  • Posted by Shirley Izzard on the 24th April 2003
  • I am searching for information on Thomas BLANSHARD and his wife who were 48 at the time of the census in 1841 and lived at Linwood, Lincolnshire ... I believe they were born there, or nearby. Any help would be much appreciated, Thanks Shirley.
  • Looking for descendants/daughters of George ANDERSON, born 1908
  • Posted by Carroll Anderson on the 14th April 2003
  • I am looking for descendants of Mr. George ANDERSON, especially his children. I am his daughter & I believe that I have 3 half sisters from my Dad's first marriage....he lived in Ayrshire, Scotland & he was born in January 1908. If you are one of his daughters, from his first marriage, or you can supply me with further information regarding them... would you please contact me via Email, Thanks
  • Looking for information regarding Thomas COGGAN & Charles William COGGAN
  • Posted by Jill Hyams on the 12th April 2003
  • I'm currently researching my family history and looking for more information about my great-great grandfather, Charles William COGGAN, who was born in Derby in 1827. He was a wood engraver and moved to London, probably during the 1850's. I believe Charles' father was Thomas COGGAN or COGGIN, a printer - born in Scarcliffe, Derbyshire, in 1778. Thomas married Alicia Ann TYSON in 1826 at St Werbergh Church, Derby. Any information about Charles and/or Thomas COGGN would be much appreciated. Many thanks, Jill Hyams
  • Looking for information regarding Herbert PELL & his family
  • Posted by Anna Dickerson on the 3rd April 2003
  • If anyone can help, I am trying to trace my grandfather Herbert PELL & his family. He was born in Dowsby in Lincolnshire about 1884; we know he left there sometime in the late 1890ís looking for work. He was married at Leicester in 1909 & lived the rest of his life in the village of Loddington, Northamptonshire. Can anyone help? Thanks Anna Dickerson
  • Looking for information regarding James MOYES & wife Margaret (nee MANN)
  • Posted by Cynthia Moyes on the 4th April 2003
  • I'm looking to further my research on the line of James MOYES, b. abt 1780 in Paisley, Scotland. He married Margaret MANN about 1811.... We are connected through their son Robert MOYES and seek more information. Any information would be much appreciated.
  • Looking for information on Charles William WEBB & his wife
  • Posted by Emma Gordon the 4th April 2003
  • I'm looking for information regarding Charles William WEBB who died during World War 1. Charles was married to a lady whose first name is not known, though her surname was SMITH; they had four known children: | William Charles | Henry | Ethel | Marge | ... & all I know is they were from the Brighton area, Kemptown in UK. Charlesí wife remarried after the war, to someone whose name was SUTTON & they had a son called Albert; she died in 1936. Any info appreciated, Thanks Emma Gordon.

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