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London and Middlesex / Re: Hall Family, Greenwich
« on: Friday 03 February 12 00:37 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you, Ladyhawk!


London and Middlesex / Re: Hall Family, Greenwich
« on: Sunday 29 January 12 05:25 GMT (UK)  »
Virgina has asked me if we can find out if Maud and Percy had any children:

Bonjour Neil !

Merci de me dire comment je peux faire pour savoir si la soeur de mon grand père Maud a eu des enfants ?

Maud s’est mariée à Percy Johnson à St Mary’s Church de Lambeth, le 14 août, 1915.
Elle avait 26 ans, elle travaillait comme cuisinière, et elle habitait à 77 Lambeth Road,

A Bientôt !

If this contravenes the privacy policy regarding living persons, please contact me via private message. As I mentioned previously, Virgina's father is now 87 years old and dearly wishes to trace his half-sister.

Any help would be very greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Cheshire / Re: Chesters family, Nantwich
« on: Monday 16 January 12 19:43 GMT (UK)  »
Wonderful! Thank you all so much!

We live in France now, and to be able to reconstruct one's childhood is a pure joy.

I will get onto my family in Nantwich immediately.


Cheshire / Chesters family, Nantwich
« on: Monday 16 January 12 06:18 GMT (UK)  »

Two people who had a very strong influence on my upbringing were my next door neighbours. They were two sisters called Elsie and Daisy Chesters, and during the 1960s, I must have spent at least an hour every day with them. They lived at 46 South Crofts, Nantwich, had also played a significant role in my mother's upbringing, and eventually gave my parents the house that I grew up in - 47 South Crofts.

Strangely, though, I know very little about them. I knew them as 'Big Miss Chesters and Little Miss Chesters'. Little Miss Chesters - Elsie may have died in the 1970s, and Daisy lived until the end of 1986, just long enough to see the birth of my first son.

I know one of them worked in Stretch and Harlocks shop, and we used to go up Queens Drive to see a Mrs Brown. Probably a work colleague.

There was also a connection with a family in Whitchurch, and a young boy called Christopher, whom I met on a couple of occasions.

They spoke of 'Daddy Chesters' also. Was he connected to the shop that, in the 1960s was Boots the Chemist?

I'd be very grateful if anyone could shed any light on their background, family, etc.

Thank you,


Cheshire / Re: Sampson Cartwright, Nantwich
« on: Monday 16 January 12 05:57 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Andrew,

Thank you for that information !!

My own Gt Gt Gt Grandfather, William Cartwright, was born in Willaston c1796. However, I can find no trace of his birth.

Willaston can't have had a huge population then?? A dozen families?? So I think it is highly likely that he was at least related to the 'Sampson' family. But over the past 20 years of 'on and off' research, I've never been able to establish a link.

Is there any way in which you can help???

Thank you,


London and Middlesex / Re: Hall Family, Greenwich
« on: Monday 16 January 12 05:45 GMT (UK)  »
Amazingly swift responses!!

Thank you very much !!!


London and Middlesex / Hall Family, Greenwich
« on: Saturday 14 January 12 15:43 GMT (UK)  »
I'm trying to trace a London Family (Greenwich).

Albert Edward Hall was born on May 3rd, 1896 to John Hall and Jessie Imrie. They lived at 3 Dupree Road, Greenwich.

I have a good friend, Virgina (who is French) who wants to trace Albert's sister. Albert was her grandfather.

Eventually, she would like to trace her aunt,  (Albert's daughter) who was born around 1944. In 1963, their address was 31 Northern Road, Camberwell, London. Irene was, she thinks, working as a Primary School teacher at the time.

To confuse matters a little, Virgina's father is also called Albert, (the daughter of the first Albert mentioned is her half sister), though he has never met her. He would like to. Albert is now 87 years old, and obviously, time is precious.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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Yorkshire (West Riding) / Sam Spencer (Cleckheaton) research progress
« on: Tuesday 30 September 08 11:30 BST (UK)  »

My friends, Henri and Eva Macuk (née Spencer) have just spent 10 days in Yorkshire with members of their newly-found family. (See earlier ‘Sam Spencer’ posts) They were able to trace these people largely through the information and support provided by people who use this forum, so on Eva’s behalf, I’d like to say ‘thank you’.

During their time in Yorkshire, they were able to locate the graves of Eva’s great-uncle Frank (brother of her grandfather, Sam) and her namesake, great-aunt Eva. They also found, through records in the local library, Sam had a son (Maurice born 28.09.1914 in Gomersal) with his then wife, Nancy Pennett before he left for the war in France. However, nothing else is known about Maurice.

Sam’s brother, Frank, whom they found died on 02.09.1972, was married to Marion Thurmann (? Surname apparently unreadable) on 30.08.1930 in Cleckheaton, and had three daughters, Molly (XXXX), Marjorie (XXXX) and Christine (XXXX). It seems that it was Christine who contacted Pierre Spencer (Eva’s father) in France between 1990 and 1995, and she was possibly married in XXXX.

I know we’re into the realms of recent, living history here, so I’m not sure how appropriate it is for this forum, but if nothing else, it’s very interesting to see a piece of research coming to fruition, and I assume, rewarding for all of the people who have helped.

There are still many unanswered questions. Why isn’t Marion buried in the same grave as Frank? What happened to Nacy Pennett (alive at least until 1973)? What happened to Maurice Spencer? (He is in the Electoral Registers with his mother until 1939). And most importantly, what happened to (and even the possible whereabouts of) Molly, Marjorie and Christine, who, in the 1940’s, used to write regularly to their cousins in France (Eva still has the letters).

If anyone can help with anything here, that would be wonderful, but above all, a very big thank you, for everybody’s help to date!

Neil Cartwright (on behalf of Eva and Henri)

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Carmarthenshire / Re: Crosinbar? Trying to locate Gt Gt Grandfather
« on: Wednesday 09 July 08 23:41 BST (UK)  »
I can confirm Martha Hope's marriage to John Moulton - 13 Sept 1857 (Nantwich Parish Records).  He was a labourer, and his father, George, was a butcher (living in Beam Street, Nantwich). Thus, marriage predates birth.

Yes, William's marriage certificate would be interesting.

Just a thought - on my mother's side, there are links to Llandudno. Was that in Caernarvonshire? (Carmarthenshire???)

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