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Yorkshire (West Riding) / A* J* M* B.1970 HUDDERSFIELD
« on: Thursday 27 July 17 12:41 BST (UK)  »

I wondered if anyone can help me?

A close friend of mine is trying to locate his father (*) b.1970 Huddersfield.

We don't know if he is still living? My friends mums name is (*)and they got married in Blackpool 1988. They split many years ago.

Is there any way to track this man down through electoral rolls etc?

If willing my friend would very much like to meet his father for the first time and offer the chance of a relationship should he want to.

Kind Regards,


(*) Moderator Comment:
Edited in accordance with RootsChat policy of not publishing details of living people here, or details of people who may still be living. This is to protect all concerned from spam, identity abuse, internet abuse, etc.

Glamorganshire / Re: Goss & Richards - Swansea/Devon
« on: Tuesday 21 February 17 17:14 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Diane,

Something that may be of interest to you and may need some sleuthing.

Not sure if you know the area.

There were lots of Richards living in the Pentrechwyth/Llansamlet area but the name is quite a common surname, but even more interestingly is that there were lots of Goss's living in Pentrechwyth area. The shop (now a Premier store) at the top of Pentrechwyth Road opposite the old Action garage used to be called Goss's the shop.

Also Danygraig is just around the bend in Port Tennant and had a Danygraig farm along with many other farms.

Maybe this will help with your searches, just throwing it in there. :)


Thanks all for your help.

Apologies for a late reply.

I've managed to track it down through the help of you guys and some very kind people linked to the churches in Hereford.

Pejic - thanks for your help in directing me to Genuki.

Mazi - thanks for your help in finding out which churches have burial grounds, it really helped narrowing down the possiblities

and Spidermonkey - thank you for rolling through the census returns. There are some names you mentioned that have indeed popped up with family connections.
You may be interested that I found Stanville. It is still there, has now changed name to Stadville or simillar, but amm currently in touch with someone who lives at the location and has access to previous owner info through deeds.

Thanks all for you kind help.


Herefordshire Completed Look up Requests / Burial grounds near Staunton-on-Wye
« on: Tuesday 06 December 16 14:04 GMT (UK)  »

I have a family ancestor that passed away in Stanville in Staunton - on - wye in the early 1900's.

What i'm looking for is advice from the kind Hereford guys on the likliest church/burial ground my ancester would have been buried.

I'm still not sure where exactly Stanville is in Staunton-On-Wye. - If anyone could offer help on the whereabouts, that would be great as i'm planning a visit to the early in early 2017.

Places around that area my ancestor was known to live are:

Mansell Gamage
Mansell Lacy
Monnington on Wye
Credenhill - This is where my ancestor got married.

Can anyone help me find out how many of the above places have churches with burial grounds?

And are there any graveyards around that area I should be looking at?

Thanks for you help.


Glamorganshire / Re: help finding HOPKIN SIMS 1777?
« on: Monday 08 August 16 21:51 BST (UK)  »
Hello Michael,

I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news in your searches again, I don't think your line is connected to Hopkin Sims 1777 :( (unless there is a connection even further back but the important thing is that we can try and decipher what the correct lineage is and help each other as much as possible.

I think this is the lineage you proposed in your updated message:

-Hopkin Sims 1777
--Hopkin 1814 (by Margaret David) (+4 siblings)
---David 1841 (by Gwenllian Davies)
----John Cavassa 1858 (by Mary A. Winters)
-----Rosanna (by Alice Walters)
------ (Your Mother)
------- Michael Sims Myers (Yourself)

Unfortunately John Cavassa Sims I strongly believe through documented records is not related to the lineage proposed above.

This is the lineage I have evidence for if it helps. (sorry, but I hope it helps you with your searches)

-Hopkin Sims 1777-1868 (parents unknown)
--Hopkin Sims 1814-1890 (by Margaret David) +4 siblings
---David Sims 1842-1917 (by Gwenllian Davies)

David Sims 1842-1917 married Prudence John (as hanes teulu said) and had 8 children all in the Llansamlet area. (Prudence, David, Elizabeth, George, Winifred E, Thomas, Hopkin and Benjamin John.
Both David and Prudence are buried in Llansamlet.

So i'm again sorry to say I can 100% rule out Hopkin 1777, Hopkin 1814 and David Sims 1842 mentioned above as the correct lineage of your ancestor John Cavassa Sims.

On a positive note - there are lots of David and Hopkin Sims in the Llansamlet, Cwm and other surrounding churches. Sims is quite a popular name for the area. But as of yet I have been unable to connect John Cavassa Sims to any David or other Sims in the area, but if you do by any chance come across some leads that you think could be strong ones for his father/relative in the area - I would be happy to help you as much as possible and share any information I may possibly have on them from the church records.

Apologies again, as this may be not the news you wanted but I hope it helps in your searches and you never know, we could possibly be rellies connected further back than Hopkin 1777.

Kind regards and kind birthday wishes to your mother on her upcoming special day.

Glamorganshire / Re: help finding HOPKIN SIMS 1777?
« on: Monday 01 August 16 20:31 BST (UK)  »
Hello Michael,

It has been quite a while since my last visit on here and I haven't picked up the family tree this side for a while but your post has got my curiosity for it again, so went through what I have and have found.

Firstly welcome to rootschat (I see it's your first post). The members on here are fantastic and the research and help you receive from these very kind people is brilliant.

I have a wealth of information on this line and know the areas and church records like the back of my hand trying to solve and research.

Hopkin Sims is my G.G.G.G Grandfather and the reason I started to delve was due to my father. He knows lots of old stories and was close to a few in the line when he was a boy.

Ok, i'm going to try and work out and help as much as possible.
So your line is:

Hopkin 1777
-- David (by Margaret David)
---John (by unknown)
----Rosanna (by Abigail __)
-----Your mother (by __Myers)
------Yourself (Michael Sims Myers)

I'm sorry to suggest, but my first thought is how sure are you that your David in the above lineage, is the right David, son of Hopkin 1777?
May I ask what record or other you have that can prove or disprove this?

I ask this because of my findings of church and official records point to your David Sims possibly not being the son of Hopkin Sims 1777.

I'll try and explain a little:
Hopkin Sims (b1777) and Margaret David did have a son call David Sims (b1817) and 4 other known siblings. The problem we have is that David' we know died I believe in a colliery accident at the age of 26 and is buried locally. He never married or had children as far as records and family stories go and show. And we also know what happened to the other siblings and father Hopkin (1777) later in life.

If you can offer anything to challenge this, or shed any light on anything unknown I would be very  interested in what you have.

I do understand that some of the some family did indeed go to America.

I'm not sure if this helps but from my research there is also another David Sims from this area that is a distant cousin of this David Sims born roughly of the same age.

I haven't heard or found of any Irish connection as of yet. The furthest back connection I can find before Hopkin is that there is possibly a connection to Carmarthen in Wales and possibly a connection to northern England through 4 Sims' sailing brothers who settled down this way.

Very interested to know what research you have or can offer. And if I can help in any way i'd be glad to.

Midlothian / Re: McArthur's on 1911 census look up please
« on: Thursday 06 March 14 14:53 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Tom (Tidybooks) and Gadjet,

Thanks for your kind help on this. Any new avenue or possibility for a location in 1911 is appreciated.

Tom - it does seem to be the only avenue but unfortunately I've joined and searched Scotland's People without any joy.

Gadget - I think i came across the ship departing to America but still cannot link in. You are right he went to Australia, joining the Australian Imperial Force in 1914. One of the AIF records sugests a prior military service in the uk, i think it states 8 years, but have been unable to find any uk military record that would link to Angus, and i have been unable to trace any uk service number. But both spent time in South Wales - Caerphilly, Cwmbran and Swansea.

Kind Regards,


Midlothian / McArthur's on 1911 census look up please
« on: Thursday 27 February 14 13:47 GMT (UK)  »
Hi All,

I wonder if anyone can help me trace my great grandfather and his brother on the 1911 census?

We have them on previous census's but i'm so far unable to locate them both on a 1911 one.

They are:
Angus McArthur b.1885 Leith
Henry McArthur b.1886 Leith

Both were at the Leith Indistrial School for destitute people on the 1901 census as their parents were both deceased.

Any help locating them on a 1911 census would be greatly recieved.

Kindest Regards,


Devon / Re: St Thomas, Exeter
« on: Monday 10 February 14 14:54 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Anne,

That's unfortunate as a lot of Westlake and Staddon family members went there but thank you for your time in looking for us.

Much appreciated and thanks again.


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