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Cambridgeshire / Re: ELSWORTH families in America
« on: Monday 27 November 17 09:04 GMT (UK)  »
Hi again all

Tom McCarthy has put a lot of the detail of German Ellsworth's research on

It is easy from that to completely disconnect the NY family from the discussion. Tom quotes German thus:

"At this time, 1664, one of three brothers fled to Holland. He adopted the Dutch pronunciation ELSWORT. After a few years living there, he with his family emigrated to America, and settled in the city of New York where many of the descendants still remain. His name is believed to be Theophilus. 

"He and his descendants professed their attachment to the Dutch Reformed Church. They spell their name ELSWORTH. "

We have primary source material which gives Theophilus's birth as Bristol 1625, and his emigration from Holland to New Amsterdam in 1652, so for my money that's case closed. He can not possibly be a brother to any of the other folk unless his mother was child bearing for 20+ years and was a very old lady!

Best wishes


Cambridgeshire / Re: ELSWORTH families in America
« on: Sunday 07 August 16 11:48 BST (UK)  »
Hi all

I just read all this again with interest. It seems that no progress has been forthcoming since our initial debate. However, the Cambridgeshire Family History Society has a 'Supersearch' facility on its website, so I entered Josiah Elsworth/Ellsworth with and without dates and came up with: The Search has found no records which match your search criteria. Surprise, surprise!

Best wishes


Hampshire & IOW Lookup Requests / Re: STILES family
« on: Sunday 31 July 16 22:53 BST (UK)  »

I can't subtract! His birthdate should be 1752. The 1804 one is a cousin (I think!)

Thanks for pointing it out


Hampshire & IOW Lookup Requests / STILES family
« on: Sunday 31 July 16 22:08 BST (UK)  »

Please could sks look up a baptism for John Stiles in 1805. I'm pretty sure he came from the Isle of Wight, but he may also have been born in Portsmouth. He went on to become Rear Admiral John Stiles and died in 1830. He left an estate in Wooton Bridge in the parish of Arreton, which was left to him by his father, and 2 freehold farms and an oasthouse in Newchurch IOW. He requested to be buried wherever he died, either at Southampton (which happened,) or at Wooton IOW. I also have a will for John Stiles of Arreton in 1803, leaving freehold messuages etc, (unnamed or located,) to his son John, which may be a connection.

He had cousins George Stiles and Carter Stiles of Bristol, and Charles Roe

Any help with this family would be greatly appreciated.




I'm looking for a baptism for John Stiles on IOW, possibly Arreton, in 1738. Help would be much appreciated.

Many thanks


Hampshire & Isle of Wight / Re: Titchfield baptism
« on: Friday 06 November 15 08:35 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks Neil

It's useful to have James's date of death. As far as Elizabeth is concerned I shall have to cover more parishes in Sussex to find her baptism. Sussex list, here I come!


Hampshire & Isle of Wight / Titchfield baptism
« on: Thursday 05 November 15 20:01 GMT (UK)  »
Hi all

Could sks please have a look at Titchfield baptisms for ELIZABETH FRIAR BURTON born June qtr 1849 to James and Mary Burton. James was a commissioned boatman (Coastguard,) living at 18 Hillhead, Titchfield by 1851. He had been at the Lancing Station up to 1848 certainly, and Elizabeth Friar was probably born there, but there is no baptism for her at either Lancing or East Preston CofE churches. The family might have been 'chapel', but I shall have to work on a process of elimination. Any help greatly appreciated.



The Common Room / Re: My dead end - Maria Ellington
« on: Monday 24 November 14 18:33 GMT (UK)  »
Hi there

Just picked up this thread. How did you get on with your Ellington problem? Did you find out where Leonard Ellington arrived from? There were Ellingtons at West Row back into the 18th century and they used to be Friends (Quakers,) but are very hard to tie together.


Cork / Re: Raynes of Cork
« on: Tuesday 14 October 14 21:01 BST (UK)  »
Hi again

I  am David Phillips cousin!  David died in 1997 and I have all his notes and have been trying to piece together the rest of the tree at intervals ever since. I also corresponded with a gent called Michael Raines for a while, and he passed on a lot of information. I think you have confirmed my suspicions that the Raynes of Youghal and the Raines of Cork City are two separate families, with different origins. Whether Arundell is the progenitor of the Raines is, I think, likely because we almost have a direct line of succession, but quite how the Raynes fit in, especially in view of your observation about religious allegiances, is another question. Another interesting sideline to the Raines is their intimate relationships with the Wrixon family who hailed from the Glenfield Ballygiblin Blossomfort Mallow area as well.

All good fun!


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