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Re: Ephraim WOOLNOUGH
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 20 April 17 13:51 BST (UK) »
Fingers Crossed yes.
It would fit nicely with his date of marriage and the baptism of his first child back at Dennington.
And there's that son Robert who could be named after Dad.

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Re: Ephraim WOOLNOUGH
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 27 March 18 09:52 BST (UK) »
Hi Jools,

Ephraim Woolnough's son Frederick Ephraim was my husband's grandfather. Please could you tell me from the birth certificate which wife Lydia or Susan was Ephraim senior's mother?  And anything else about him that you are willing to tell me about them or any other useful sources.  I am subscribed to Ancestry.

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Re: Ephraim WOOLNOUGH
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 27 March 18 13:48 BST (UK) »
Hi there Sadcatlady,

Frederick Ephraim Woolnough (1879-1960) was my great-grandfather. You mention the fact that your husbands grandfather was F E Woolnough. I wonder if you are the South African branch of the Woolnough's and that your husbands father was Edward A Woolnough who emigrated to S Africa in 1948.

Ephraim Woolnough (1815-1869) parents were Charles Woolnough and Lydia Goldsmith were married on 11 Jan 1803 in Grundisburgh, Suffolk. I haven't managed to find Lydia's birth or death evidence yet. But she must have died before 1822. Charles remarried Susan on 30 Jan 1822. Susan's maiden name was Pollard before getting married to Daniel Cottermole in 1808 and then remarrying Charles.

Where my information gets a bit hazy, Charles' father was Robert Woolnough (born 1757) and mother was Susan Woolnough (another Susan!). Robert Woolnough's father was another Robert Woolnough, who was married to Dorcas Woolnough, although this is getting very hazy!

Hope this helps a little bit.

Regards,

Jools
WOOLNOUGH - East London/Middlesex (1820 onwards)
WOOLNOUGH - Suffolk (before 1820)

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Re: Ephraim WOOLNOUGH
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 27 March 18 16:37 BST (UK) »
Hi Jools, You are spot on.   Since the other brother Leonard ACE and his wife Alice Maud died without issue, I'm guessing that your grandfather was Frederick William James (1894-1961?).  He was married to Priscilla.  I have photos of them in the 20s to 40s socialising with Len and Maud, as well as a couple of pics of Ephraim and Eliza.  Fred and Prill went of the radar shortly prior to Fred's death (from cancer I think).  I believe that they had a son called John. But we might be wrong about this.  Could you enlighten me?   (I only met Maud and Ed's widow as I came on the scene in 1990).

My father in law was Edward Alexander Woolnough (1912-1987) who did indeed emigrate to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 1948 just before his twins Alan and Mary were born. (He married Edith Florence Regnier in 1936).  Prior to this he had Robert Edward (1940-2007).  All of these children came back to Britain for their education, the latter stayed on where he met and married me in 1990.  All four of Ed's children have gone on to have children and grandchildren of their own.

If my own deductions are correct and you are descended from Fred then I would be fascinated as we always wondered what happened to him and his family. 

best wishes

Sadcatlady

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Re: Ephraim WOOLNOUGH
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 27 March 18 17:58 BST (UK) »
Wow,

So much to ask about your side and so much to tell you about this strand of the Woolnough clan.

Currently on train home so will have to wait to properly respond.

My father is John Michael Frederick Woolnough. You are right about the cancer.

Regards,

Jools
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WOOLNOUGH - Suffolk (before 1820)

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Re: Ephraim WOOLNOUGH
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 27 March 18 20:28 BST (UK) »
Hi Jools, no worries. So is your grandfather the cousin John to whom my husband would refer? How many children did Fred and Prill have? I have fished out some old photos and these include a lovely picture of Prill as a young woman, one with Fred i think and various of Eliza and Fred. Talk to you soon.  Maria