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Re: James Giles & Mary Ann Willey - Newfoundland, Canada
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 31 December 17 23:45 GMT (UK) »
Husband's ancestor was Mary Willey Giles' brother Thomas, b 1831 and married to an Elizabeth whose maiden name I haven't yet found. Thanks again for posting this.

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Re: James Giles & Mary Ann Willey - Newfoundland, Canada
« Reply #10 on: Monday 01 January 18 14:07 GMT (UK) »
myrna here is my family tree.i hope it is right

my parents                 Ronald Brinston     1908-1984
                                 flora beck              1907-1996
my grand parents       Wilson beck            1875-1955
                                 mazaline Stacey     1877-1929
no.1 grand parents     Thomas beck          1845-1910
                                 mary willey giles    1844-1878
no.2 grand parents      james giles           1797-1866
                                  mary willey           1810 ?
no.3  grand parents     james giles            1769-1818
                                  mary saunders       1769-1816
 no.4 grand parents     francis giles            1740-
                                 grace quarman        1740-
 no.5 grand parents     john giles                1710
                                 anne canter             
 no.6 grand parents     john giles                 1673-
                                 Rachel pennel
 no.7 grand parents     Thomas giles             1639
                                  Elizabeth
 no.8 grand parents     john giles                  1606
                                 joan tendall
 no.9  grand parents    Robert giles               1565
                                 alice tylman
if you finds anything wrong let me know   thanks   happy new year

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Re: James Giles & Mary Ann Willey - Newfoundland, Canada
« Reply #11 on: Monday 01 January 18 17:39 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for all that information. I'm not suggesting your research is faulty.  Just I was never able to figure out which James Giles was the right one. No one else I have talked to knew where the 1797 date came from, or which of the several James Giles born in Somerset that year was the one who married Mary Willey. For that matter, no one seemed to know where the Somerset information came from, either. This has been my sticking point, too. Based on the way he named his sons, I thought his father might have been called Thomas, though I suppose it could have been after Mary Ann's father, since we know even less about her! Also, the personal names of his children were much more common in Kent than in Somerset, so I wondered if the Somerset thing might be a red herring. Too bad his parents didn't have the foresight to name him Ulysses, or something else we could use to find the right guy 200 years later :)

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