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Buckinghamshire / Re: Verdon and Euan Pearce
« on: Thursday 23 June 16 15:37 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for all that information.

I think you have the answer to my mystery!

You can have access to my .tree if you want. Just pm me with your email address.

Thanks again


Hampshire & Isle of Wight / Re: Alton
« on: Friday 13 April 07 14:33 BST (UK)  »

Thanks...the Alton Papers arrived this morning. I very much appreciate the time and trouble youv'e taken to send it to me.
I don't know Nigel Richardson but I assume he too is descended from one of the families who left Bucks to work in the Mill.  It's certainly an interesting chapter in my family history and I shall enjoy reading the booklet.
Again, many thanks.


Buckinghamshire / Re: Verdon and Euan Pearce
« on: Thursday 12 April 07 16:55 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for making contact. If you would like to PM me with your email address, I'd be very happy to let you see what I have so far.
I also have a lot of photos of Pearce graves from the area which might help you. I have a Daniel Pearce who was my great great grandfather and his father was called Joseph so we might have some common ground.

It's certainly worth talkng!


Bedfordshire Resources & Offers / Re: Cranfield Churchyard
« on: Wednesday 11 April 07 22:14 BST (UK)  »
No doubt when the stones were errected, the families expected they would last forever.
I was talking to someone about these families and they knew of an old lady in the next village (Moulsoe) who is a Bettle - I can try and find out more if you wish?
I will ask the Rector what records he has and will post here if I find anything else.
Sorry I couldn't help more.

Bedfordshire Resources & Offers / Re: Cranfield Churchyard
« on: Tuesday 10 April 07 17:01 BST (UK)  »
No problem at all.....I took about 40 grave photos over the weekend and found just two that were connected to me!
And I actually enjoyed walking round my "home" churchyard so glad to have helped even if they were the wrong ones!

Bedfordshire Resources & Offers / Re: Cranfield Churchyard
« on: Tuesday 10 April 07 14:38 BST (UK)  »
George and Acky


I finally found time to roam the graveyard and should point out that a significant number of headstones are badly eroded and therefore impossible to read. When I next see the Rector, I will ask if he has any idea of who is buried and where!

However, I did come up with the following:

Mary Ping wife of James Ping who died March 10th 1905 aged 57 and James who died January 23rd 1923 aged 79.

Walter James Bettle who died November 16th 1947 aged 47 and Rose Bettle who died March 11th 1977 aged 77.

There is also an Owen Harry Gough who died May 17th 1965 aged 72. He seems to have been buried with members of the White family.

I've been to a lot of churchyards of late but I don't think I've been to any with so many unreadable inscriptions! I also checked the WW1 memorial board inside the Church just in case.

Sorry not to have found more!  Please pm your email address if you would like the photos.


Bedfordshire Resources & Offers / Re: Cranfield Churchyard
« on: Tuesday 03 April 07 16:46 BST (UK)  »
No problem. I'm sorry but it won't be today but tomorrow or Thursday.

The Common Room / Re: Use GRO certificates
« on: Sunday 01 April 07 22:51 BST (UK)  »
Actually, one of the earlier posters had a great idea which would make this so much easier.

Now, where can I find a good medium or shall I try an upturned wine glass on the table?

Is anybody there????????

The Lighter Side / Re: Some amazingly well researched trees
« on: Sunday 01 April 07 22:44 BST (UK)  »
Yes, but I feel quite bad about it!

Still, I did offer to send proof (about the rest of the tree) and had no response so not my problem!
On same site, I have some good contacts who will check back with me so maybe I don't feel quite so bad!

It just annoys me that people will take your work at face value and although I am confident, I've got most right, there must always be some doubt with some connections!

Still....all part of the learning curve.

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