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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Matthews family
« on: Tuesday 16 March 21 18:18 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks everyone but I have managed to trace Mariaís family back to 1700,s her father was John ransley and mother was patience hughes/ransley and even further back the famous smugglers the aldignton gang George ransley head of, born in ruckinge very interesting that was, but my main concentration is trying to find my matthews side but just keep hitting a brick wall, it has been said that my great grandfather had a showmanís guild card so could be some connection to fairground
Many thanks for all your help so far
Shane

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Matthews family
« on: Tuesday 16 March 21 15:06 GMT (UK)  »
Hi
Maria was 21
Her father was James ransley

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Matthews family
« on: Tuesday 16 March 21 14:41 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks for that is there any info on who Tomís parent were? Have no idea who the mother is but have the marriage certificate for Tom and Maria saying that Tomís father was walter matthews occupation horse dealer would love to find out more about his dad and especially his mother but just keep hitting a brick wall
Many thanks

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Matthews family
« on: Tuesday 16 March 21 10:17 GMT (UK)  »
Tom died 1980
East malling Kent
Not sure of where he was living in 1939 but have been told that he ran away from where he was and worked as a trapeze and there is a photo of him sitting on a big horse outside a circus tent is the only info I have been giving and that maybe he was bought up by an uncle called
Funham matthews but these are just stories I have been told
Any help would be much
Appreciated
Shane

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Matthews family
« on: Tuesday 16 March 21 09:38 GMT (UK)  »
Hi there
He was maybe born in Chatham
Kent but definitely lived in Dover for sometime then had scrap yard in east malling where he see out the rest of his life his father was walter matthews who was a horse dealer but have found info that walter could of been a William matthews and changed his name to walter not certain on this fact though
He married Maria/ria ransley in 1923 at age of 21/22 they had 5 boys that I no off walter my grandad, James who died young, John, Albert and Tom
Thanks
Shane

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Family History Beginners Board / Matthews family
« on: Monday 15 March 21 23:14 GMT (UK)  »
Hi
Iím doing my matthews family tree and hoping someone can help, my great grandfather was Thomas matthews who was born around 1902 he married Maria or rea as she was known, his father I think was a walter matthews who was a horse dealer which is what it says his occupation was on Tomís and Maria marriage certificate, does anyone have any info on Tomís father walter or mother, brothers and sisters any help would be much appreciated
Shane

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