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Shropshire Lookup Requests / KEEGAN, West Felton, Grimpo, Rednal, Woodhouse
« on: Friday 28 October 11 23:26 BST (UK)  »
I am seeking information about my great aunt Eliza Keegan (nee Jennings)(b1886 Stapleford, Cambs) who married Richard Keegan (b1870 Oswestry, Shropshire).
They lived at 10 Grimpo, West Felton during the 1930s and 1940s. Eliza worked at Woodhouse, Rednal for many years and was later a cook at Oswestry Hospital.
Are Richard and Eliza buried at West Felton (I believe monumental inscriptions have been recorded there by SFHS)? Or elsewhere?
Any information gratefully received

Leicestershire Lookup Requests / WARD/PARKER/COLLEDGE in LEICESTER
« on: Saturday 04 October 08 19:09 BST (UK)  »
Hello all
My great uncle William H WARD, a baker from Whittlesford, Cambs lived in Leicester from around 1894-1908. His wife Elizabeth was born in Leicester c1873.  Her surname was possibly PARKER (married winter 1894/5) or COLLEDGE (married summer 1897). Both these women married a William H Ward in the LEICESTER district.
Does anyone have any details about either of these marriages?
My William and Elizabeth had a son called Frederick Ward bc1899 in Great Wigston and a younger daughter called Laura Ward.
Many thanks

Hertfordshire / ANDERSON/ANDREWS of Therfield
« on: Saturday 04 October 08 18:58 BST (UK)  »
Hello all

My 3gt grandmother Mary ANDERSON married Henry REYNOLDS in Therfield on 18 Aug 1804.

It's not been easy ascertaining which Mary Anderson it was, although I think the most likely is Mary ANDERSON bap 20 Mar 1785, daughter of John Anderson and Mary Free. This is likely to remain an open question.

However, are all the Mary Andersons somehow related so regardless of which one it is, I can pick up an earlier line?
I've heard that earlier on the family were known as ANDREWS.
Any help appreciated.

Best wishes

Cambridgeshire / WARD's Bakery at Whittlesford
« on: Friday 26 September 08 20:03 BST (UK)  »
I would welcome any information about the bakery at Orchard Terrace, Whittlesford which was ran by my great grandfather James Ward and his son, my grandfather, George Ward from around 1870 to 1945.  George's brother and nephew William and Fred Ward established another bakery in Hinxton.
I have census and parish register material but nothing in the way of trade directories, etc.
Many thanks

Norfolk Lookup Requests / Overtons of West Norfolk
« on: Sunday 21 September 08 22:39 BST (UK)  »
My 6gt grandfather is John Overton, who I assume was born in roughly 1710. He married Susanna and had two sons in South Acre, near Swaffham. These were my ancestor John Overton (bp 9 Oct 1738) and Christopher Overton (bp 24 Jan 1740).

But where were John Overton and Susanna married?
And where was John baptised?

These events did not happen in Swaffham, South Acre, East Lexham, West Lexham, Sporle with Palgrave and are not to be found on IGI.

Assistance greatly welcomed.


Norfolk Lookup Requests / Greefs and Latewards of West Norfolk
« on: Sunday 21 September 08 22:19 BST (UK)  »
My 4gt grandparents are Thomas Greef and Mary Lateward. They married at Downham Market on 13 Apr 1793. Thomas was by then a resident of Swaffham. Mary was living in Downham Market.

Thomas and Mary had 5 children baptised in Swaffham between 1794 and 1805.

Neither Thomas nor Mary's baptisms figure in the Downham Market or Swaffham parish registers, so I am assuming that they were from villages in West Norfolk.

But from where exactly?

Any help greatly appreciated!


Norfolk Lookup Requests / Lookwoods in West Norfolk
« on: Sunday 21 September 08 22:10 BST (UK)  »
My 5gt grandmother Mary Lockwood (b c1751) married John Young in Northwold on 15 July 1776. Miraculously, her headstone in Northwold survives to this day. She died on 19 July 1835.

There are no Lockwoods in earlier Northwold registers, so I don't know where she came from. All I know of her family was that a William Lockwood was a witness at Mary and John's wedding.

Any ideas about where Mary Lockwood was baptised around 1751?

Many thanks


Suffolk / CASTLES around Rickinghall
« on: Sunday 21 September 08 20:46 BST (UK)  »
My 3gt grandfather Henry Castle married Ann Garnham in Rickinghall Superior. According to the 1841 census, Henry was born in Suffolk around 1806. His burial entry in 1845 suggests he was born around 1808. He was not baptised in the Rickinghalls or in Botesdale. The greatest Castle presence I've noticed was in nearby Stanton.
I have been stuck on this for several years.
Where was Henry born/baptised?
Help greatly appreciated!

United States of America / Overtons emigrated to Lake Erie area
« on: Tuesday 26 December 06 21:01 GMT (UK)  »
My gt grandmother Ellen Emma Overton (b1873, Cambridge,UK) had relatives who emigrated to the Lake Erie area of Ohio/New York. She was in contact with them as late as the 1940s and 1950s. The Overton family originally came from Norfolk, but moved out to other areas including Birmingham, Darlington and Cambridge. Any help greatly appreciated.

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