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Sussex / Brick wall
« on: Wednesday 18 March 20 14:49 GMT (UK)  »

I have hit a brick wall! Any help would be greatly appreciated!

I have a Fred Taylor born 21st March 1892 living with wife Hilda and son Geoffrey on 1939 census.

On Fred and Hildaís marriage certificate from 1922, they are living in Worthing. His Father is given as Frederic William Taylor (deceased) and his Fathers profession was a bank accountant.

I cannot find Fred on the 1911 or 1901 census with a Father of this name? I can find Alfreds but unsure how to verify that this is correct. There is a birth in Steyning in 1892 of a Fred Taylor with motherís name of Potter but I cannot find any marriage record.

Can anyone help?

Many thanks!

Kent / Baldock, Strood, Kent
« on: Sunday 10 February 19 13:14 GMT (UK)  »

Could anyone help me find the parents or siblings of a William Baldock born circa 1843 in Strood, Kent please?

I am wondering if the parents are William Baldock and Elizabeth Haynes who married 1837 in Frindsbury, Kent.

Many thanks for any help,


Wales / Griffith Evans family Carnarvonshire/Merionethshire
« on: Friday 04 January 19 19:07 GMT (UK)  »

I am trying to trace my family tree but have got in a big of a muddle.

I am looking for the parents of Griffith Evans and Ellen. Their children are Oliver b 1905, Richard b 1909 and Maud b1911.

I have them on the 1911 census living at 26 Eisteddfod Street, Cardiff.

Griffith (transcribed as Authth!) Evans aged 31, Manager in Boot shop, born Llandumstwy, Carnarvon
Ellen (transcribed as Ellere) Evans aged 29, born Blaenau Festiniog, Merionethshire
Oliver aged 6 also born Blaenau
Richard aged 2 also born Blaenau

The census says they had been married 7 years making their wedding in 1904. The only Griffith and Ellen marriages I could find close to this date are 1905, one to Ellen Jones in  Carnarvon and the other to Ellen Davies in 1905 in Ffestiniog.

I hadnít realised quite how prevalent the Evans, Jones and Davies families were!

Is anyone able to help please?

Thank you,

Glamorganshire / Willcox Family, Bridgend
« on: Monday 01 January 18 20:34 GMT (UK)  »

I am currently researching the Willcox (Wilcox, Wilcocks, Willcoxs) family tree branch. They have been in the Bridgend area since the mid 1800s. Virtually all of them worked in the coal mines.

Would anyone know what coal mine or mines they may have worked at if they lived in 'Sarn'?

Happy New Year!

England / Pettitt Photo Album
« on: Monday 21 August 17 16:53 BST (UK)  »
Hi All,

I am trying to trace living descendants of Emily Jane Pettitt 1861-1930 in order to return a photo album to the family if they want it. I appreciate that we cannot discuss the living descendants here so I wonder if you could help me to get through a brick wall in order for me to hopefully find them, if there are any.

From my research: Emily Pettitt married Joseph Edward Henry Wells. I can find two children:

Mary Emily Wells born about 1890 but cannot find any information beyond the 1911 census.

Edward Pettitt Wells born about 1891. According to other family trees on Ancestry he married a 'Dorothy Ruth ........'. There is a marriage record on FindMyPast for a marriage in Alexandra, Egypt and lots of travel records showing the two of the travelling back and forth. There is also a marriage record on family search showing him marrying a Vera Mary Wever in 1953 in South Africa.  On this record he is stated as a widower but the only death I can find for a Dorothy Ruth Wells is after his.I have also found a death record for EPW in 1960 in SA.

Basically I am trying to find whether Mary Emily Wells married or had children or Dorothy Ruth's maiden name in order to find if they had children.

Can anyone help?

Many Thanks,

Essex / Parmiter marriage
« on: Sunday 26 February 17 11:56 GMT (UK)  »

Looking for a marriage record between an Emily Adelaide Elliston and Charles Parmiter probably In The Essex/ London area. Both now deceased. They have two children in 1921 and 1926. Emily goes on to marry Charles Giboin in 1936 and is listed as a widow on the marriage certificate. I'm told that Charles Parmiter died in a motorcycle accident prior to 1936.

Can anyone help please?


Gloucestershire / Charles Henry Albert Barter Webb
« on: Thursday 25 August 16 17:15 BST (UK)  »

I am trying to trace back  the family history of Charles Henry Albert Barter Webb born circa 1840 in Bristol.

I have him as marrying Sarah (unknown surname) in 1878. They appear to have had 8 children(according to 1911 census) Charlotte Maria, Eva Elizabeth and Vincent are 3 of them.

I have him on the 1901 and 1911 census living with the above family members.

I have been told by his descendants that the family is linked to the Barter family. My source tells me that there was an Aunt named Susan Barter however this information may be false. This leads me to believe that in the 1861 and 1891 he is listed as Albert Webb.

I cannot find him on the 1841, 51 or 71 census'

I have found a birth record for Feb 1st 1840 showing parents as John Webb and Elizabeth. I believe this to be Elizabeth Barter, sister of Susan Barter listed on the 61 and 91 census'

If the 61 and 91 census' are for the correct person then what happened to his parents? I cannot see any birth, marriage death or census' records relating to them. I also cannot find Charles' marriage record to Sarah.

If anyone could help me find the information that I am missing I would be very grateful.


Family History Beginners Board / Lilly Wheeler
« on: Friday 27 May 16 15:01 BST (UK)  »

I am trying to find information about Lilly Wheeler born circa 1870 and died in 1964 in Londonderry, Ireland. I have her marrying Andrew Spence in Blackheath in 1897 where she lists her father as John Wheeler, deceased. She moved to Ireland after marrying Andrew and I have seen the 1901 and 1911 Irish censuses. I am unable to find her on any census' or records prior to 1901. I'd greatly appreciate help!


Kent / Coppins
« on: Tuesday 11 August 15 10:34 BST (UK)  »

I am at a brick wall.

I'm trying to find the maiden name of Catherine born circa 1815 in Borden Kent (listed as birth place on later census'). She married Thomas Coppins and had 10 children. She lived her whole life in Kent and died in 1889. I cannot find the marriage record. I have found a Catherine Lee born in the right time frame in Borden but cannot link this to the Catherine who marries Thomas.

Please could you help?

Many thanks,

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