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Other Countries / SWITZERLAND: John Baptiste LOMBARDINI
« on: Thursday 07 February 19 05:51 GMT (UK)  »
Hi all,

I have a possible ancestor, a John Baptiste Lombardini who lived in Huddersfield, Yorkshire until his death in 1856.
The 1841 England census has him being born in foreign parts and the 1851 Census has his place of birth being listed in Switzerland.
Unfortunately I have no more information about where in Switzerland he was born, and I'm trying to find as much info as I can so I can find the name of his father and mother.
He was born in approx. 1785.

Thanks for your time,

Yorkshire (West Riding) Completed Requests / John Baptiste LOMBARDINI- Huddersfield
« on: Thursday 07 February 19 05:46 GMT (UK)  »
Hi all,

Trying to piece a connection between my ancestor William Lombardini and a possible brother in John Baptiste Lombardini. The marriage certificate of John Baptiste is what I'm looking for to establish a father's name.

Just a few details about John.
He was born in Switzerland in approx. 1785 and died in Huddersfield in Jan 1856.
He was a carver and gilder by trade and appeared a lot in the Huddersfield directory and newspaper.
He married Mary Sutcliffe in 1836.

If there is a father's name mentioned or found, that would be awesome!

Thank you for your time and efforts,

Europe / Help Needed ITALIAN Ancestry
« on: Sunday 23 December 18 08:38 GMT (UK)  »
Hi all!

I am incredibly new to Italian research, in fact I'm so new I have no idea where to begin!
One of my direct ancestors, William Lombardini, was (according to the UK 1841 Census) born in Italy. His age (35) at the time of the 1841 Census gives him an approx. birth date of 1806.
Funnily enough, his sibling, John-Baptiste Lombardini, was noted as being born in Switzerland at the time of the 1851 Census.
John-Baptiste and William are approximately 10 years apart in age and live in Huddersfield, England.
William marries a woman named Fanny Piercy in 1843 and John-Baptiste marries a woman named Mary Sutcliffe in 1836.

Both William and John are listed in UK and county directories through the years, as Carvers and Gilders.

I have two possible names of their father floating around in my head, one is Bermarita (told to me by another family member, but I have no proof) and a Bernardo Camillo Lombardini (however I cannot find the evidence I had for this name- it was a newspaper article saying that the brother's business had either gone downhill or closed due to the death of their father).

William died in 1869 in Yorkshire, England. John-Baptiste died in 1856 in Yorkshire, England.

What I'd love to find, is mention/evidence of William and John-Baptiste's father and mother, and possibly roots in Switzerland and Italy as well. As you see, I don't have much to go on, so any help is absolutely appreciated!

Thanks for reading, and seasons greetings!

Yorkshire (West Riding) / More Illegitimate Ancestors
« on: Saturday 22 December 18 07:05 GMT (UK)  »

I'm back again with another ancestor this time that has been annoying me a little bit.
My great-great grandmother, Annie Elizabeth Anderson (born Lombardini).
There is a Civil Registration for her birth, and I would love to obtain the original certificate and I'm willing to fork out money for it, but I don't know where to go to find it. I've made various searches on BMD databases for a Lombardini/Lumberding but cannot find anything.

Annie was born in Huddersfield, 1867 to then single (we believe) Fanny Piercy Lombardini. A year later, Fanny married a man by the name of Ephraim Jackson.
In all censuses until her marriage, Annie is noted as Annie Lombardini or Lumberding etc.
In her first marriage in 1892, Elizabeth Lumberding (my Annie) marries a Harrison Illingworth. Points to note is that she uses her mother's maiden name and does not mention a father. This is the same in her second marriage to Frederick Anderson in 1898.

For some reason, there is a reference to a 'George Cuttle' passed down through our family as the father of Annie Elizabeth.

I have no doubts that Annie is illegitimate, I would just love a lead that could help me possibly find this mysterious father. It's a difficult task and I've looked and looked, but perhaps a new pair of eyes may aid my quest.
Even if I just find a record of her birth certificate, would be awesome.

Thank you for reading, Rootschat family.
Seasons greetings!

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Advice Needed!
« on: Friday 21 December 18 07:10 GMT (UK)  »
Seasons greetings to you all!

Iím having a bit of trouble locating earlier info about my ancestor Joseph Anderson. In his first marriage certificate (1857) he doesnít list his father or his fatherís occupation. His wife dies in 1867 and he remarries in 1868. (It is certainly the same person in both- Iíve cross checked the censuses and everything adds up) In the 1868 marriage certificate, Joseph lists a William Anderson, occupation ďminerĒ as his father. 
So, my issue is this.
I canít find mention of Josephís father anywhere else, and Iím confused as to why he wouldnít list his father in the first cert. but did in the second.
As well, I canít find a record of Joseph in the 1841 or 51 censuses, when he would be a child and under a guardian. I can find every census afterwards until his death in 1898.
There are records (on Ancestry) for other Joseph Andersonís in 1841/1851 but none with a William as father.

Iím just looking for a bit of an insight/ some advice as to how I could possibly solve this problem.

Thanks for reading!

Hi there :)

I'm stuck behind a bit of a brick wall! I have an ancestor named William Lombardini who was born in 1803 in Italy (according to the 1841, 1851, 1861 Census as well as the Death Index). He died in October 1869 and had two children with Frances Maria Piercy. I had heard rumour (as well as it appearing on numerous Ancestry pages) that William's father was named Bermarita. However, I could find no record for Bermarita in any English record. Living with William in 1841 is his brother John Baptiste (possibly Jean-Baptiste) Lombardini, who had been born in Switzerland in 1785. He married Mary Sutcliffe and they had three children, however I was unsuccessful in tracing any living descendants. The Lombardini's were quite well documented in Yorkshire, and as early as 1822, John Baptiste shared a trade as a carver and gilder with a Messrs. Bernardo Camillo Lombardini.

Relying on the similarity of the forenames between Bermarita and Bernardo, I have an inkling that they may be one and the same. The company of John Baptiste Lombardini and Bernardo Camillo Lombardini was dissolved in December 1825 (possibly after the death of Bernardo?)

I have searched (on Ancestry) for any record of a Bernardo Camillo Lombardini, however, nothing is showing.
I am quite unexperienced with researching immigrant ancestors and would love to find out more about William's Italian (or Swiss) heritage!

Thank you so much for your help,
I have no idea where to go from here.


Yorkshire (West Riding) / Asylums in Yorkshire
« on: Wednesday 25 October 17 03:17 BST (UK)  »
Hi there!

I never knew my great-granddad's family as he moved from Nun Monkton, Yorkshire to Australia back in 1910. After research on his family (I never knew my great-granddad as he died in 1970), and listening to old family tales, I discovered that my great granddad's sister, Elizabeth Gowland, was supposedly put in an asylum for a couple of years. What for, I am not sure, but my grandma always told me it was for something that we would not find crazy today. Elizabeth was born in 1887 and she shows up in all census records from 1891, 1901, and 1911. From 1891 and 1901 she is living with her parents on their property in Nun Monkton, and in 1911 (if I have the right Elizabeth) she is working as a maid for two Roman Catholic Irish priests, in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire.
I would like to find out if this family story is true, but I believe that to see the records you have to be there in person? Correct me if I'm wrong.  :)

If anyone has any advice on how to access records from former asylums, I would very much appreciate it!

Thank you,

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Need help with handwriting!
« on: Monday 10 July 17 07:17 BST (UK)  »
Hi there.

This is a marriage certificate that I'm finding hard to decipher. Would anyone be able to tell me what the very first name is on this photo? The last name is Madigan and the name underneath is Catherine Sheehey. These people were from Co. Limerick, in Ireland. I have an idea of what the name may be but didn't want to influence your answers.

All help is appreciated!


Perthshire / KEIR/BRAND/FERGUSON of Perth, HELP!
« on: Monday 10 July 17 06:57 BST (UK)  »
Hi there, my request may be specific, but I'm following a lead of possible relatives.

My issue is that my convict ancestor (George) was transported from Scotland to Australia in 1852. It is believed that he was born to David Brand and Janet Spittal, however I am having a hard time confirming this. I have a birth certificate for George with the parents Janet and David in 1816 in Culross, however there was another George born in 1820 to a John Brand and an Isabella Anderson. My George didn't have his parents names on his death certificate, and we have no keepsakes to say who his parents were.

I am now following a lead, as I know of other offspring of Janet Spittal and David Brand, to see if I can either get in contact with their descendants or find out information somehow that links my convict George to that particular family. I would love to confirm the link, as I've been stuck behind this brick wall for ages and have no idea how to get past it.

I know that one of David and Janet's children, so possibly a brother to my George, was David Brand (b.1810), and he married a Janet Ferguson in 1833 in Tulliallan, Perth. They had four children that I know of, Jane Macgeorge Brand (1837), David Brand (1839), Isobel Brand (1833) and Janet Spittal Brand (1835). I also know that Janet Spittal Brand married an Adam KEIR (1819-1905) and had 6 children (that I know of).

If anyone has any information or any idea where I could go next, I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you.

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