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Herefordshire Lookup Requests / Rowland Stephens - marriage
« on: Sunday 13 April 08 15:56 BST (UK)  »

I'm into the realms of mystery for me!

I would really appreciate info, if there is any, on the marriage of Rowland Stephens (various spellings found!) to Ann.

He came from the Burghill area, I believe, but children seem to have been born Hentland/Harewood End (?).  The first child (Eliza) was christened and died in 1824.  I have Rowland in 1841 (I think) HO107, Piece 433, Book 2, Folio 22, Page 11, but it would appear that Ann has passed away by then, as there is no trace of her.  Nothing concrete to be found in the formal registers. (Although with so many variations in the spellings I can't be sure I've looked for them all  :-\ ).

Any help or advice would be much appreciated.



Note: edited to correct typo re death!

The Lighter Side / Right, that's it - I need new glasses
« on: Sunday 06 April 08 15:48 BST (UK)  »
It must be that because the alternative means my subconcious has some really wierd freudian slips.

Whilst reading various census pages I have been horrified at the descriptions/jobs.  Even for such unenlightened times I thought describing someone as a 'mad labourer' was harsh...until I realised it was road labourer  :-[

But 'child poisoner' on earth...oh, Chelsea pensioner  :-X

Whilst reading registers just now came across the name Alien Smart...doh...ALLEN  ::)

Please tell me it's not just is?...oh...I'll fetch me coat  :-[ ;D


I know I'm not very technical, but am I being daft or is the following just not possible (if so then  :P to FTM).

I would like to print an 'all in one' tree for my 2nd cousin.  Now I don't actually want a full 'all in 1', as much as she loves him I don't imagine she would want to have my hubby's family on it.

I have tried various ways, but is the only way REALLY to list all her rellies??  Is there no way I can start from her mum and get it to just print from there?  I know how to do her direct ancestors, but I would like to give her all the stuff I have on siblings etc.  (I was thinking of getting it framed and give it her as a present.)

So am I as technically useless as I think, or is it just not possible?

Grateful for any ideas.


John Webb born 8/11/1870 Father Richard Webb Mother Elizabeth Kibble.

My great grandad was John Webb born 1870c, father Richard.  So I was really pleased when this arrived...except it's not 'my' John.

Regrettably this poor John passed away either the same quarter or the next one, but it might be useful (or just fill a gap) for someone researching this family.



Monmouthshire / 91 - Webb ~ Trevethin - COMPLETED ~ Thank you!
« on: Friday 21 March 08 12:40 GMT (UK)  »
Hi everyone

This is terrible.  Am absent for over a year then start by asking a favour! :-*

I really hope someone can help as I'm tearing my hair out with this one.  I have reason to believe, from parish records, that my ancestors Richard and Maria Webb were living at Canal Bank Pontypool in 1885.  They were originally from West Dean area of Glos and I have them in 1881.  My great grandfather (their son) is there in 1891 with his wife Elizabeth and their son William, and in 1901 with several other children (from memory - West Street I think).

Well I have tried every combination of name and age but found no trace of them in 91 or 1901.  I think I have Maria passing away in 1907 (aged 62) and I think I have Richard on earlier census, but after 81 it is very scant.  I am just hoping that they have been somehow mistranscribed and that someone has a cd or something that has better coverage - or simply are more adept at searching than I am  ;D.

I have a speculative date of birth for Maria as 1855 and 1854 for Richard based purely on the 81 census.  Both state West Dean as their place of birth and John also mentions Coleford on later census.

This is the only part of my family that I haven't been able to get past my great grandparent...and believe me I have tried.  I would really appreciate any help.

Thanks and regards in advance.


The Common Room / A strange one
« on: Sunday 10 September 06 00:42 BST (UK)  »
I am just trawling through all the 'Stiff' births on the Ancestry BMD when I came across this inthe Sep quarter 1861;  ???

STIFF Amy Seckett Blean 2a 560
         Amy Seekett Blean 2a 560
         Amy Sukett Blean 2a 560

Don't think there is likely to be any connection to my family so I am only mildly curious, but is this usual?  I can see that there was obviously some confusion with the second name, but is it normal to list all the possible variations?  Or is a set of oddly named triplets?  ;D

The Common Room / Photos for Greenbentley
« on: Friday 21 April 06 12:30 BST (UK)  »
Hi Greenbentley ~ well here they are, just wish they could have been a bit more impressive!

The Lighter Side / I've said it once and I'll say it ....
« on: Wednesday 19 April 06 22:00 BST (UK)  »
I know I am always saying how great the local registry offices are...well today was above an beyond ;D

I wanted to trace my ancestor Caroline Lewis, gave them a few bits of info.  Well they rang and said they couldn't find it  :(  Then they rang again a little while later to say it she had been incorrectly indexed as Catherine  ??? :o.  Now I have no idea how they found her, but dedication or what?? ;D  Especially as I had already accepted that she wouldn't be found.

Three cheers for Pontypool! ;D ;D

I have tried looking in help - honest, but no joy!

Is there (and if there is how do I do it?) any sort of report or form on FTM that I can use to note ( a simple tick type thing?) if I have the details of all the applicable census for a particular individual?  ??? ;D...or do I just have to note it in the footnotes (seems a bit laborious to me  :().

I was going to design my own, but hubby spent money on FTM and it seems a bit daft if there is one on there...[seems even more daft if there isn't :( , but that's another story  ;D].

Any help would be much appreciated, but I am a total technotwit, so please treat me simply ;D ;D

Ta muchley

Julie :)

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