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Offline Gibby1968

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Looking for elusive ancestors please
« on: Wednesday 19 August 15 16:02 BST (UK) »
I am trying to find the parents of the following;

Mary Fowler (1786-1837) became my 4x great grandmother when she married William Valentine Winterton 1806.  Mary was born Greetham and died in Empingham, Rutland.

Charles Duncombe (born 1784 North Luffenham, my 4x great grandfather) married Catherine Morris 1811.

I'm sorry I can't give you anymore info but I would be grateful for any help you can give me, thanks.

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Re: Looking for elusive ancestors please
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 19 August 15 20:06 BST (UK) »
Hi Gabby,
Source: Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society
St Peter, Empingham, Rutland, Burials:-
Mary WINTERTON was buried 21st November 1837, aged 51.
William Valentine WINTERTON was buried 16th December 1860, aged 75.
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Re: Looking for elusive ancestors please
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 19 August 15 20:19 BST (UK) »
Charles Duncombe (born 1784 North Luffenham, my 4x great grandfather) married Catherine Morris 1811.

Is this the Charles Duncombe who was living in Exton, Rutland (close to North Luffenham) from at least 1841? I'm guessing this is the case as a Catherine Duncombe was buried there in 1827. if so, the 1851 census suggests Charles was born in York.

A John Duncomb, baptised at York in 1785, son of Charles and Rose (nee Harton) Duncomb, may be a brother; as might other children baptised around then with father Charles Duncum.

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Re: Looking for elusive ancestors please
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 20 August 15 11:40 BST (UK) »
Charles Duncombe was born in Rutland as were his children.

His daughter Sophia married George Winterton and is my 3x great grandmother.

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Re: Looking for elusive ancestors please
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 20 August 15 11:41 BST (UK) »
I know about the Winterton side of my family.  I am just asking about the people in my query.

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Re: Looking for elusive ancestors please
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 20 August 15 14:56 BST (UK) »
Hi - not corresponded for quite a while - I,m still searching Dexters!

There is a William R Morris b 1809 N Luff on 1851 census for N Luff.  He is a Farmer and Maltster employing 30 labourers on 630 acres.
His wife is Catherine K Morris b 1813 Leicester
Daughter Catherine K Morris b 1849 N Luff.
There are listed also a Cook, a nurse , a Housemaid and 2 Farm labourers.
Could these belong to your family?
Will keep looking for Duncombs but no luck so far.

DEXTER-  pre 1800 Rutland & Lincolnshire
DAWSON -  Wymeswold Leics
HALL - Sheffield Yorkshire UK & Tasmania
MARSH- Willoughby on the Wolds
BLEWITT/BLUEITT/BLUITT mainly Grantham area

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« Reply #6 on: Thursday 20 August 15 15:39 BST (UK) »
No idea if they're my family but I'll keep the information for future reference, thanks.

Was going through my ancestry tree yesterday and was looking at the gaps in my nearer ancestors (people who I know are my family) rather than working through the mountain of people I haven't a clue who they are ???

I find it difficult to search for folk I have little information on.

Were you looking for Robert Dexter, husband of Rosetta Winterton from Syston?  I'm looking for concrete information, but research I have done so far seems to indicate he died in 1914.

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Re: Looking for elusive ancestors please
« Reply #7 on: Friday 21 August 15 11:07 BST (UK) »
If you remember I found Robert in Syston some time ago but I dont have any more info on him.
I was like you looking for Robert Dexter b 1837 Stretton and his parents Robert and Mary.
Still haven't got any more info.  Like you I am concentrating on who I know are family.
Best of luck with your searches.
DEXTER-  pre 1800 Rutland & Lincolnshire
DAWSON -  Wymeswold Leics
HALL - Sheffield Yorkshire UK & Tasmania
MARSH- Willoughby on the Wolds
BLEWITT/BLUEITT/BLUITT mainly Grantham area