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Offline RhondaA

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Re: Joseph PAVITT/PAVORD
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday 13 May 14 08:59 BST (UK) »
John, should have added, I'm just a new member, so can not personal message you as yet. :)

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Re: Joseph PAVITT/PAVORD
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 31 January 18 23:01 GMT (UK) »
I'm new to RootsChat, and just came across this thread while trying to sort out Pavitt/Pavord ancestors -- I know it's been several years since the last post here, but I'm hoping some of you who contributed are still monitoring replies.

John -- jmpav -- please see below.  Jean -- gjsaunds -- if you are still tracking Joseph Pavord & Grace Matthews, there is a tree on FamilySearch that may be of interest.  I cannot personally vouch for its accuracy, but Grace (if you click on her name and study the "Person Details") appears to have been born a Matthews, with her mother (re-)marrying a Robert Lynes.  Not sure if I can post an exact URL here, so I'll just give this representation: familysearch (dot) org/tree/pedigree/landscape/KWV3-MHP .

My Y-DNA results connect me with members of the Pafford family in Canada (earliest recorded spelling there: Pavoord), who have been searching for years for their English roots.  We think we've found those roots -- in the line of Thomas Pavord (Sr.) of Barwick, who married Jane Woods.  [Jane is also an apparent relative of mine, through her brother James, but this does not explain the closeness of the Y-DNA results which track only the male-to-male lineage.]

Meanwhile, my 2nd GG William Henry Childs, aka William Childs Pavitt, acquired a stepfather -- widower John Pavitt -- at age 13, in 1825, when his mother -- Ann Chiles/Childs -- finally married.  (John & Ann's family appears in the 1851 census under the spelling "Pavord").  The Canadian Paffords and I have been trying to figure out the exact connection -- i.e., who was the birth father of William Henry, and how was he related (if indeed he was) to the family of Thomas Pavord (Sr.)?

John, if you are by chance still monitoring this thread and you are a direct male-to-male descendant of Thomas Pavord (as "jmpav" seems to hint): have you ever had a Y-DNA test?  It could be immeasurably helpful both to me & my family, and to our Canadian cousins, if you -- a descendant of Thomas -- have had the test done, or are willing to do so.  In the latter case, I would be very willing to help defray the cost, as it could help two families.

I would also love to be in touch with any other Pavord/Pavitt descendants who see this -- in all probability, we are cousins.  My family tree is public at wikitree (dot) com/genealogy/Childs-Family-Tree-1516 , where you will see the surname line come to an abrupt end at Wm. Henry.

All input & suggestions welcome.

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Re: Joseph PAVITT/PAVORD
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 08:06 GMT (UK) »
christopherch; I am a descendant of Eliza, and an Australian cousin. I am forwarding your message to John, (jmpav) he has a lot more knowledge of the family, so hopefully he can assist you. Rhonda :)

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Re: Joseph PAVITT/PAVORD
« Reply #21 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 19:40 GMT (UK) »
Thank you!!!  The Paffords and I are even more puzzled than previously, as the connection we thought we might have found for them with the Somerset Pavords now looks questionable.  So at this point, all DNA evidence -- but still especially Y-DNA -- is potentially helpful in solving the dual mysteries of the Paffords' English roots, and the actual paternity of my 2nd great grandfather, which is apparently what links me to the Pafford family.

We think that my Pavitt (step-)forebears and the Paffords were perhaps connected in a line reaching as far back as John Pavyot, who owned what became known as Pavyott's Mill, in East Coker, Somerset, around 1280!  You might enjoy viewing the place online -- it's preserved (in its form as of about 1600) as a residence and is quite beautiful; it's for sale, so there are real estate agents' "virtual tours" on the 'net.  One of them can be found at rightmove (dot) co (dot) uk/property-for-sale/property-48865611 (dot) html.  The Mill House is currently owned by English actors Trevor and Tilly (Tremayne) Peacock -- if the BBC series "The Vicar of Dibley" has aired in Oz, you may recognize Trevor's name.  Sadly, he now suffers from Alzheimer's, which I'm sure is much of the reason they're selling the place.

Wish we'd connected before my wife and I made our one trip to Australia & NZ four years ago!  (I also now find that I have Moors family relatives in Oz -- another connection that goes back to the Somerset/Dorset border villages).  If you or John or others wish to contact me directly, I can be reached at christopher_childs (at) earthlink (dot) net.

All the best,    Christopher