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  • Looking for descendants of William Alexander WILSON & Charlotte NORTH
  • Posted by Doris Harborne on 31st October 2003
  • Looking for descendants of: William Alexander WILSON married to Charlotte formerly NORTH lived at 45 Compton St in Grays Inn Lane 1888. My mother is one daughter Beatrice Maud born Feb 29, 1888. Anyway information would be greatly appreciated, Thank you Doris
  • Looking for descendants of George Henry & Elizabeth Mary STEPHENS
  • Posted by Doris Harborne on 31st October 2003
  • Looking for descendants of George Henry STEPHENS married to Elizabeth Mary STEPHENS late THOMPSON formerly WINGFIELD. Lived at 32 Lyte St, Bethnal Green 1887 My father George Arthur Henry was born Aug 30 1887. Anyway clues would be greatly appreciated, Thank you Doris
  • Looking for CLEGG Family of Croston, Lancs - Maureen, June, Dafydd & Natella
  • Posted by Anita Campbell on the 31st October 2003
  • I'm looking for the whereabouts of the children and grandmother, Maureen, June and Dafydd and Nettella. Maureen last known to be in the Clayton Brook area, June the Darwen area and not known addresses of the other two. Parents address known, but won't give details. Please Help desparate need for whereabouts of Grandmother.
  • Looking for information regarding the GODDESS surname (& variants)
  • Posted by Susan-Anne Goddess on the 30th October 2003
  • Susan-Anne is interested in hearing from anyone who has GODDESS ancestors, or anyone with connections to the GODDESS surname & variants. Thanks Susan-Anne
  • Looking for information regarding Joseph Elton WHITMORE
  • Posted by Emma Fitzgerald on 30th October 2003
  • I am looking for information on my Great Great Grandfather Joseph Elton Whitmore. He was a business man in Dudley (West Midlands). He owned three poultry shop in the town itself. These shops later evolved into fishmongers which continued into the 1980's. Any information on him and his family would be of appreciated. Thanks, Emma Fitzgerald
  • Looking for ancestors of Peter CATTERALL of Lancashire (born circa 1838-1840)
  • Posted by Helen Grant on 28th October 2003
  • I am looking for information about the ancestors of my Great Grandfather, Peter CATTERALL, who as a young child migrated to Australia between 1842 and 1851, with his parents and siblings. I have two birth records that fit the time he was born in Lancashire -1838-1840. Peter CATTERALL born 4th March 1839 at Hulme. Mother Sarah Ann OAKES, Father Peter CATTERALL - joiner of Baxter Street, Hulme, District Chorlton. Peter CATTERALL born 13th October 1838 Heath Charnock, District Chorley. Mother Rachel HITCHIN, Father Richard CATTERALL Quarryman. This family also lived in Chorley at Fish Barn?? and the Toll Gate. On a recent trip to Chorley I found where the Toll Gate used to be (thanks to the people in the library) and the old Fish Ponds?? In some respects this entry seems to be the one that fits but there is that element of doubt. I would appreciate any information. Many thanks Helen Grant.
  • Looking for information regarding the GASKELL family of Bolton & area
  • Posted by Sarah Monk on the 26th October 2003
  • Iím looking for any info on my ancestors the GASKELL family. My Great Great Grandad was a Police constable at Bolton Police station in the mid 1800s. Iím writting an update book on the family but I need to fill in the missing links like where they were born and where they were buried. I have been around a few grave yards up in Lancashire and found a few but it would mean a lot to me if anyone could help me in this. Thank you
  • Looking for descendants of the COLLINS & SOULSBY families of Rotherhithe
  • Posted by Jenny Corton on October 26th 2003
  • Looking for descendants with the surnames Collins or Soulsby - living in Rotherhithe in the Early 1900s. Thanks, Jenny Corton
  • Looking for information regarding William HOOK & his wife Elizabeth Ann (nee unknown)
  • Posted by Mike Pipe on October 24th 2003
  • We are researching William and Elizabeth Ann HOOK (maiden name unknown). They had a daughter, Elizabeth Ann born 19 December 1832 Shoreditch, who married William Beasley on the 5th July 1858 in Bethnal Green. Also a son William Henry, born 23 June 1834 Shoreditch, married Anne Jane Elizabeth Gerrard in Bethnal Green in 1854. We have spent a long time looking to find out more about the parents with no luck yet, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Many Thanks, Mike.
  • Looking for information regarding William LYNN & Mary Ann ARMSTRONG
  • Posted by Lori on 21st October 2003
  • I am looking for William LYNN born about 1790 and Mary Ann ARMSTRONG born 1809. They were married early 1820ís. Their children were Rebecca born 1823, John born about 1825, George born 1837 and William born 1840. William for sure was born in Lincolnshire and I assume the rest were. I don't know if William LYNN (1790) was married to someone before Mary Ann or if Mary Ann was very young when she had Rebecca. They left England for US in 1845. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks Lori
  • Looking for information regarding Edward TURNER & Alice JONES
  • Posted by Stephen Turner on 21st October 2003
  • I am trying to trace ancestors of Edward TURNER, born circa 1790. He married Alice JONES, in 1817 in Ruthin. They had four children, Isaac, Eliza, Joseph and Thomas. I am descended from Thomas. Any information would be greatly received, Thanks Stephen.
  • Looking for info. regarding ELLIS family, Including Thomas Alfred ELLIS son of Charles ELLIS
  • Posted by ElisaShorter@aol.com on 20th October 2003
  • I'm looking for information regarding ELLIS family. My grandfather is Thomas Alfred ELLIS born 1900 died 1970, he married Annie HEGGARTY. They had five children, Tom, Dolly, Irene, Maisie and June. My grandfathers brothers were called Charlie, Jim, John, Frank and a sister Polly. They lived in Chance Street, Bethnal Green Road, East London. My great grandfather is Charles ELLIS married Mary Ann COLLINS. Does anyone have any info?
  • Looking for information regarding Alexander McMURDOR of Falkirk, Scotland
  • Posted by Wendy Kruger on 16th October 2003
  • Please help me I am looking for my Father, Alexander McMURDOR who lived in Falkirk, Scotland. I am trying to get a photo of him is there someone who can help me, Thanks Wendy
  • Looking for descendants of Fifi Amy WOODHOUSE, of London
  • Posted by Roy Puckey on 15th October 2003
  • I am looking for desendants of Fifi Amy WOODHOUSE 1889-1924, London ... Any information welcomed, Thanks Roy
  • Looking for information regarding James SWAIN of South Yorkshire, born 1897
  • Posted by Gillian Tankard on 15th October 2003
  • I am looking for information regarding my grandfather James SWAIN, born 1897 in South Yorkshire, probably the Rotherham area. He died on 13.04.1927, following an accident at Thurcroft Colliery where he worked. He was himself a member of the Life Saving Team at the colliery. His last address was Gillott Lane, Wickersley, Rotherham. Thanking you in anticipation, Gillian Tankard.
  • PRIESTMAN, HOLDEN, USHER, TEMPLE, USHER-TEMPLE, RUTHERFORD, SMELT
  • Posted by Jessica Annison on 12th October 2003
  • I'm looking for ancestors with the surnames PRIESTMAN, HOLDEN, USHER, TEMPLE, USHER-TEMPLE, RUTHERFORD, SMELT. If you have any information on these families please contact me, Thanks Jessica Annison (nee Priestman)
  • Looking for descendants of John Thomas COLLEY & Jessie ANDERSON
  • Posted by Liz Wade on 12th October 2003
  • I would love to make contact with ancestors of John Thomas COLLEY born Tipton, Staffordshire 1865. He married Jessie ANDERSON. His brother Robert also born Tipton married Louisa LAW. They both moved to Warrington, Lancashire. Thanks for any help, Liz Wade
  • Looking for info. regarding Wallace Frederick SOUTHERN & Hilda Marion CHAMBERS
  • Posted by bushinkan.maa@btopenworld.com on 12th October 2003
  • Wallace Frederick Southern (Father), Hilda Marion Southern (Mother) nee Chambers. Last known address Chandos Road South, Chorlton Cum Hardy. Father was a professional dancer. Possible two sons, one born April 1931 (fostered) registered May 1931, and one born 1934 (adopted).
  • Looking for John COMPTON born about 1603 & the BIGGE family
  • Posted by Bob Compton on 10th October 2003
  • I have a John COMPTON born about 1603 who came to America c.1634. I'm looking for his father and any other info on his family. He is somehow related to the BIGGE family because there is a Smallhope BIGGE who died around 1638 and left in his will five shillings to his cousin John COMPTON now of New England. I believe there was also a John BIGGE who died around 1640 who left twenty shillings to John COMPTON of New England ... furthermore I think there was a William COMPTON born c.1573 who married Elizabeth BIGGE c.1595 and died about 1606. I am looking for any information at all. Thank you, Bob Compton
  • Looking for John Edward WOODMAN & Violet Flossie Medina WOODMAN nee CATTERALL
  • Posted by Frances Powles on 25th Spetember 2003
  • WOODMAN nee CATTERALL of Plymton, Plymouth. Violet Flossie Medina married John Edward 1938. Violet's DOB 2/1/1921 & I can follow Violet's family back however unable to bring everything up to date. I would love to know if they had any children. Any info at all would be good, Thanks Frances
  • Looking for Jane and Susannah EYLES c.1800 to 1850 Melksham, Wiltshire
  • Posted by Diane Omant on 20th September 2003
  • Jane and Susannah EYLES c.1800 to 1850 Melksham, Wiltshire. Daughter Jane, was transported to Van Diemans Land in 1850 for stealing. I believe Jane's mothers name was Susannah nee HAYWARD. Thank you, Diane Omant - Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  • Looking for ancestors with surnames: HANSON and SESSIONS in Derbyshire
  • Posted by John & Lynne Stacey Tedder on 18th September 2003
  • Elizabeth SESSIONS married Thomas HANSON in Kedleston Derby in 1884. 1891 Census shows them as a family group in Kedleston. Would like to find their parents, especially maiden names of both their mothers. Believe at this point that Elizabeth SESSIONS mother's forename was Marsha. Marsha may have been born in Anslow, Derby/Staff.
  • Looking for ancestors with surname STACEY in and around London
  • Posted by John & Lynne Stacey Tedder  on 18th September 2003
  • Mary Ann (Smith?) married William George Stacey circa 1872. She died of smallpox circa 1880. Have not been able to find records of her birth, marriage and death. They had three sons - William Walter b. 1873; George Albert b. 1876; and Archibald b. 1879. William George STACEY then married Annie Elizabeth Colville circa 1881. Have not found records of her either. William George STACEY died in 1888 possibly in Tottenham Hospital.
  • Looking for ancestors: TEDDER, GILK(E)S & BADCOCK (& other variants) in Berkshire
  • Posted by John & Lynne Stacey Tedder  on 18th September 2003
  • Looking for a John Edward James TEDDER born circa 1835, plus marriage and death records of same. Also information on his wife Mary Ann d. circa 1863, who died six weeks after birth of son John Edward James TEDDER. Looking for birth, marriage & death records of an Eli GILK(E)S, whose daughter Elizabeth was born 1872/73 and married the second John Edward James TEDDER. Hoping to make contact with descendants of Elizabeth Alexandra BADCOCK (nee TEDDER) b. 1903.
  • Looking for descendants of Henry RODGERS & Amelia REDFERN & their son George Henry
  • Posted by Yvonne Whitehurst on September 15th 2003
  • I am in the process of tracing my family tree. My grandfather was born 1902 in Brimington his name was George Henry RODGERS & his father (my great grandfather) was called Henry and his mother (my great grandmother) was called Amelia (nee REDFERN). My great grandfather died in the first world war he served with the Sherwood Foresters. My grandfather had a brother called Thomas and sisters called Catherine (Kitty), Emily, May and Annie. I would love to hear from anyone else tracing the same famliy.Thanks, Yvonne Whitehurst
  • Looking for info. regarding John HASTINGS & Sarah BREEDON both of South Leverton
  • Posted by Ken & Kay Hastings on September 14th 2003
  • I am looking for information regarding the parents and families of one of my ancestors John HASTINGS born in 1726 in South Leverton. He married Sarah BREEDON of South Leverton in 1751 on 12th November, they had two sons Will who was christened on 16th February 1752 and Samual christened on 27 September 1757. Sarah died in South Leverton in 1760. John remarried in 1761 on the 16th May to Alice KNIGHT, they had a son John who was christened on 18th April 1762. I believe that all of these events took place at All Saints church in South Leverton. I have a direct line back to this point from my grandson born in 2000 but have now come to a halt and would appreciate some assistance. Many Thanks.
  • Looking for information regarding Irene Ethel TURNER & Jack MORELY
  • Posted by Pat Gregory on September 13th 2003
  • My husband is looking for information on his birth Mother and Father, Irene Ethel TURNER and Jack MORLEY, last known address in August 1940 was Welsthorpe Road, Long Eaton, we are not sure if either are still alive ... but we were told that Irene married sometime in the 1950's and had more children, her married name not known. My husband also had a brother, born around 1936/37. We were told that Jack MORELY was in the Merchant Navy and was killed in WW11, but we are unsure if true. My children are keen to know their ancestry, and any information passed on to us will be treated confidentially, as we migrated to Australia in 1966. We would all love to hear from any descendants or any information regarding the history of my husbands birth parents or their respective families. Thank you, Pat Gregory
  • Looking for Mr. Leonard (or Len) ROSE, last known address Stepney, London
  • Posted by Angela Buchanan (formerly Gater) on the 10th September 2003
  • I am looking for connections to Mr. L. ROSE (Len or Leonard). The last address I have for him was in Stepney, London (this was in 1958). My name is Angela BUCHANAN formerly GATER, and this posting regards his daughter who was born in Sydney, Australia in November 1955. I can give full details to anyone who may know the whereabouts of Mr. ROSE or other ROSE family members ... who Iíd also like to make contact with. My contact details are: Address: 40 Kingston Road Mount Annan NSW 2567 Australia. Phone: (02) 4647 4839  - Fax: (02) 4647 4850  ... I look forward to hearing from anyone who can provide information or assistance. Regards, Angela Buchanan
  • Looking for descendants of William HUGHES & Eleanor (aka Ellen) CLOSE of Hartlepool
  • Posted By David Hughes on the 9th September 2003
  • I am trying to trace the descendants of William HUGHES and Eleanor aka Ellen formerly CLOSE. They were married in Hartlepool in 1894. William was a widower and Eleanor a widow. According to the 1901 census they were residing at 1 Staindrop Street, West Hartlepool. On record at the same address was William CLOSE age 21, son of Eleanor. I believe he was married at Hartlepool in September 1902. William Hughes was my grandfather. Any help would be appreciated. David Hughes
  • Looking for information regarding Nelson CHILDS
  • Posted by Cindy Frensko on the 7th September 2003
  • I'm looking for my Great Great Grandfather. His name was Nelson CHILDS & he was born Nov 7th 1812 in England. His parents died enroute to America from smallpox. He had a 1st wife and two children Hannah and Sarah (my Great Grandmother) and his 2nd wife was Harriet WHITFORD of Saratoga County, Ny. Nelson was to be a miller in the town of Grangerville, NY. I sure hope someone can find something on this man. Many Thanks, Cindy Frensko
  • I am looking for information about my Paternal Grandmother Sophia ROSS
  • Posted by Julie Dalton on the 7th September 2003
  • I am looking for information about my paternal grandmother Sophia ROSS. She gave birth to my father John ROSS on 25/07/1923 in Blackpool Maternity Home, Lancashire. Her address on the birth certificate was given as 99 High Street, Blackpool but I have been told that she was from Scotland and soon after my father's birth she went back to Scotland. My father was fostered by Gerald and Bertha HUMPHREY and was brought up by them in Fleetwood, Lancashire. If anyone has any information, no matter how small, I would be very pleased to hear from them. Thanks, Julie Dalton
  • Looking for info. regarding Reginald Laurence Reuben SMITH, also known as COOKE
  • Posted by Victoria Birch on the 1st September 2003
  • I am looking for information about my Grandfather (my mothers father) the name we knew him under was Reginald Laurence Reuben SMITH. He was apparently born June 18th 1910 (but there are too many Reginalds to order all certificates, none with those middle names on the index I used) He died 20th July 1986. His mother was an Effie COOKE but thats all I know of her except her family could possibly have been gypsys or first home dwellers. His father is named as William SMITH on his marriage certificate to my Nan. Reginald was in the Navy during WW2, but he may have been using the name COOKE then. He claimed to have been born in London, but I know he lived in the Norfolk/Suffolk area where I believe he had a family using the name COOKE. He could have also used variations of his first name and the names COOKE and SMITH and he was known to change his birth date (when he felt the need) Any information would be gratefully recieved.Thank you, Victoria Birch
  • Looking for descendants & ancestors of Daniel KEMP & his wife Amelia Maria (nee. WINCH)
  • Posted by Judith A. Cato on 28th August 2003
  • I'm looking for descendants and ancestors of Daniel KEMP and Amelia Maria (nee WINCH) of Bures St. Marys, Suffolk. Daniel KEMP was born in Bures St.Marys c 1847, and Amelia WINCH was born in Lamarsh, Essex c 1848.  Daniel and Amelia Kemp's Children: (1.) Frances b.1869 m. ? BONES and had 3 or 4 sons, and one daughter (2.) Agnes b. 1870, had 2 girls and 1 boy; (3.) George, b: 1872: had 1 son and two daughters: Nancy and Gladys (4.) Arthur b.: Nov, 1873;  (5.) Frederick b. 1.12.1878; (6.) Ernest b. 1882; (7.) Lucy b.:1884; (8.) Jessie Amelia b. 27.3.1886, m. 29.3.1909, Kent; arrived Aust: May, 1910, d.1.7.1927 Punchbowl, NSW, Australia; (9.) Beatrice b. 29.6.1889 and had 8 children including Trixie & Bertie b: 1890.  Jessie m. John BROMLEY and their two sons: John and Ernest Norman BROMLEY visited Jessie's family with their mother Jessie, in 1927. I am the elder daughter of John and Enid BROMLEY. Thank you, Judith
  • Looking for the ancestors of John BAILEY of Lincoln & his father Francis William BAILEY
  • Posted by Tracie Goettig on the 25th August 2003
  • I'm looking for the ancestors (particularly father) of John BAILEY who was born in 1825 in Tupton, Lincoln, England. His father's name is Francis William BAILEY, but I have no dates or further information on him. He was probably born in or around Lincoln, England ... between 1775 and 1805. Regards, Tracie Goettig
  • Looking for information regarding Carter WATCHMAN & Sarah RACE of Suffolk
  • Posted by Dorothy Friend on August 25th 2003
  • Seeking descendants of Carter Watchman - Sarah Race Born in Suffolk married in 1827 in Suffolk. Many Thanks Dorothy Friend.
  • Looking for info. regarding George William GOODWIN & his sister Alice Sarah GOODWIN
  • Posted by Diana Jahn on August 25th 2003
  • At my mum's request, I looked up her Dad, George (William) GOODWIN on the 1901 census. We had believed he was a Barnardo boy in England. However, I traced him to St Anne & Josephís orphanage in Farnborough, Kent aged 8. There is no knowledge of him having been adopted and his life up until he met my Gran is a mystery; Gran had been dead for near 30 years. A surprise to us all is a sister called Alice Sarah GOODWIN in the orpanage home, at the same time. I have tried to follow up her life since then and have found nothing. So, one line of thought is she may have been adopted and that is what we are keen to learn. The information I have is: Alice Sarah, the parents were George and Sarah Ann GOODWIN. The parents were married in All Saints, Deptford, Kent 16th May, 1875 and Alice Sarah was christened same church 10th. April, 1892. Incidentally, I cannot find deaths for any of the above named ancestors or a marriage for Alice. Sincerely hoping there is information somewhere. Diana Jahn, Inverness-shire
  • Looking for ancestors/descendants of Robert Henry MILES & Sarah WIEBKIN
  • Posted by Cheryl Martin on the 25th August 2003
  • I am looking for ancestors/descendants of Robert Henry MILES who was in the British Army and served around the world. His regiment was 53rd of Foot. He married Sarah WIEBKIN, and he died in 1878. His children were Robert Henry MILES, William John MILES, Ada Eliza MILES and Alice MILES. Robert and William both attended the Duke of Yorkís Royal Military Asylum in the 1870's. Robert Jnr. lived in Leyton in the 1901 & is recorded on the 1901 census with his wife Caroline and his two children Robert MILES and William MILES. The family were living in Newtown in the 1870's Leyton Road, Stratford. Thanks Cheryl ... see next entry also.
  • Looking for ancestors/descendants of Robert Henry MILES & Sarah WIEBKIN
  • Posted by Cheryl Martin on the 25th August 2003
  • I am also looking for the ancestors/descendants of the COKER family, who came from all over Essex. I have Joseph COKER lived in Leyton in 1901, some of his children were John, Joseph,  Clara (who went to Canada) and Elizabeth. Thanks Cheryl ... also see above entry.
  • I'm looking for relatives of Robert WREA (REAY or RAY) & Ann METCALF
  • Posted by Kimberley on the 18th August 2003
  • I'm looking for relatives of Robert WREA, REAY or RAY, born 1748 at Morland, Westmorland and died Jan 1815, Westmorland. He married Ann METCALF Nov 15th 1789. Ann METCALF was born Dec 27th 1757, Dufton, Westmorland, her date of death is unknown. Ann was age 29 at the time of their marriage and Robert was 35. Their children were: (1.) Margaret, born May 26th 1793, Dufton Westmorland. She married John RICHARDSON, born about 1789 in Appleby St. Lawrence, Westmorland. They had Three children Ann, Margaret and Margaret. (2.) Mary, born 1791, Dufton Westmorland. She married John PEARSON born 1793. I have found only one daughter Sarah. (3.) Sarah, born June 3rd 1795, Dufton, Westmorland. She married John BLAND & their children were Sarah and Dorthy. (4.) Joseph, born March 11th 1798, Dufton, Westmorland & was christened March 29th 1798, Dufton Westmorland England. He married Ann LANCASTER, born Jan 9th 1808 in Addington, Cumberland. She died Jan 28th 1883 in Canada.
  • Joseph and Ann emmigrated to Quebec, Canada c.1828. Notes as follows: He was born under the spelling WREA though married under the spelling REAY, but when he died it was spelt RAY.They emmigrated from England about 1828, some of the LANCASTER family emmigrated around the same time. In 1829 there was a son born called Joseph, at Chatam, Quebec, Canada. This Joseph died at an early age. Records still being sought after. Most of the family was born around the Hudson or Vaudreuil, Que near Montreal. Some were born across the Ottawa River at West Hawesbury, Ontario. The family settled finally in Hastings County in 1856. Joseph and Ann's Children are: Joseph William ... Robert ... Mary ... Ann ... John ... Maragret. From Quebec the family then migrated to Ontario Canada in the Hastings County Area. Anyone related to this family or if has information please contact me, Thanks Kimberly
  • I'm looking for James NELLIS / NEALIS to Elizabeth <Unknown>
  • Posted by Joan on the 18th August 2003
  • I'm looking for the marriage of James NELLIS / NEALIS (or other variants) to Elizabeth <Unknown> c. 1840-1845 in Ireland, maybe Tipperary. They had at least two sons, James born c.1845 & Patrick born c.1849 - both in Ireland. Also looking for the birth & baptism dates of James & Elizabeth and any other NELLIS / NEALIS (or other variants) in Ireland. Would like to know when they came to Stockport, Cheshire, England? Thank you, Joan
  • I'm looking for information regarding Alice DEELY (or DEELEY) of Orsett, Essex
  • Posted by Glenn Doyle on the 14th August 2003
  • I'm looking for Alice DEELY (or DEELEY) who gave birth to a daughter in December 1850 at the Union workhouse in Orsett, Essex. The child was baptised January 1851, but then the Mother disappears completely, there are no marriage records, or any death records ... and she was not found on the 1851 census (have searched most of surrounding villages). The child was brought up by grandparents, in Orsett, then moved to London (Marylebone) to work when she was in her 20's. Any help or advice or information please get in touch. I have been searching for Alice for 4/5 years now. Thank you, Glenn Doyle
  • Looking for Henry COLLINS born approx. 1737-1738 and married Sarah KERRIDGE
  • Posted by michellecollins@rogers.com on 9th August 2003
  • Looking for Henry COLLINS born approx. 1737-1738 and married Sarah KERRIDGE. Known child to them was Henry born 1757 - who grew and married Margaret JACKSON on June 15, 1779 in Monk Soham, Suffolk, England. Children to the couple were Samuel, John, Henry, Henry and William. Family line includes, Jeremiah Sr, and Jeremiah Jr. Collins immigrating to Canada. Please contact me @ michellecollins@rogers.com if you have any information that you are willing to share.
  • Looking for information regarding John & Mary STEWART or STUART
  • Posted by Larry D. Stewart on the 4th August 2003
  • We are looking for the ancestors of John and Mary STEWART or STUART. They emmigrated to the Americas in or around 1792. John (July 5, 1751) and Mary (1751) came to America on a sailing ship, with 4 possibly 5 children, Thomas, (1779), Jane, (May 28, 1780), Archibald (1787), James (1788), and William (1790). We do know they were Presbyterians, and John was a blacksmith, we have a letter that follows and the only contact we have with Ireland, and are trying to locate church records for John and Mary.

(Addressed) To Mr. John Stuart, America

Ballsmore Sept 16th 1825

  • Dear John___ ______ ___ I have experienced a great reversal of fortune having buried all my people as also overtaken with corporal complaints which rendered me incapable of working which I hope you have not yet to complain of yet Mr. John FLACK have been my greatest friend having sent me money instead of a passage to America which I have now received a part of which to be annual Ireland in a general way is all fell from their former circumstances except a few individuals, Mr. Flack bounty is five pounds a year which will help me much when your nephew returns here again.

You might send a letter with him to me telling me how you are situate in life & health & circumstances I am now got to my 77th year of age. Thank you for your kind letter of invitation I have now got on a English Acre at 20 shill a year rent and lives poor enough, how I shall succeed I do not know. I have a natural daughter who ministers much to my assistance. Now you write to Jenny and Harry and let them know my poor condition, I sometimes think they are poor too of which I would be good well satisfy if you knew their circumstances to let me know (if you write to me) our Summer has been a dry one which has affected our potato crops much for the worse our oats are thin but is very hearty and productive of meal all is cut down here now I may say DOUGHERTY is no more since your Father died, and now my old friend as it probably we may never see other in this life I hope we will where sorrow will have an end the Lord be with your spirit Amen. Write to me with James whilst I remain your affectionate friend till death. (Signed) Pat MARLEY.

  • We are not sure of the spelling of ďBallsmoreĒ as it was written in script, could be Ballimore, Ballismore, Balismore, etc... In the letter it would appear that Mr. MARLEY knew Johnís father, and a Mr.John FLACK was someone with power and wealth.
  • Do you know any one who could help us make the connection with Johnís or Maryís family in Ireland/Scotland? Many Thanks, Larry D. Stewart - Kansas City.
  • Looking for information regarding Charles DORAN & Eliza FIRTH
  • Posted by Linda Ramsden on the 3rd August 2003
  • Iím looking for any descendants of Charles DORAN b.1817 Ireland - and Eliza FIRTH b.1818 Huddersfield, they were married in Manchester Cathedral, July 1838. I have a copy of their marriage certificate which shows their fathers' names & Charlesí father is also called Charles. I estimate this Charles to be born around the 1790's possibly earlier. Charles & Eliza had six children, Emma b.1832, William b.1840, Charles b.1843, John b.1846, Samuel b.1849 and Edward b.1852. Charles born in 1843 had 4 children, Mary Ann b.1865-1934, Joseph 1871-1919, Charles b.1874 and Thomas b.1875. I could go on to present day but the list is endless. I'm sure if there is anyone out there that knows anything they would probably have come across one or two of these names. I'm desperate to find further back to the 1790's and beyond. Thanks.
  • Looking for information regarding Charles WILTSHIRE & Elizabeth HORLER
  • Posted by Roy Wiltshire on the 1st August 2003
  • Iím looking for details regarding Charles WILTSHIRE who was born in Wiltshire c.1800 and married Elizabeth HORLER in Midsomer Norton, Somerset in 1820. After that I can find no trace of them. If anyone can help I would be very grateful. Thanks, Roy Wiltshire

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