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Wiltshire / Re: FLOWER family from Melksham
« on: Monday 11 February 19 00:09 GMT (UK)  »
My 6th gt grandmother was Elizabeth Flower who married John Caswell 13 Apr 1686 Cherhill. I'm pretty sure her parents were Robert Flower and Jane Snowswell.  Born 10 Jun 1666 Ogbourne St George.  Robert was born 7 May 1641 Chippenham, which I think makes him from the Corsham line.
Rumors were that the Cherhill line was very musical, and the Corsham line had musicians who played for The King.

Some years ago, I downloaded ALL the Wiltshire Flower family entries from the LDS IGI, and I merged them into my Caswell file, which has 101,000+ names.  This is a working file, so there are lots of loose ends, and as the IGI could have several entries for a couple, one entry for each child, It makes it difficult at times.  Here is the file

I have many other family name downloads from the IGI, and if you want a copy, just ask (PM) me.  If anyone has a comprehensive Flower gedcom please let me know. I'd love to add it to my files.  Ultimately, I'm interested in seeing how my Elizabeth fits into the Abe Lincoln line. My American neighbors will treat me like royalty!  :-)

Wiltshire / Re: Robert Caswell
« on: Sunday 10 February 19 15:48 GMT (UK)  »
Noted at Marshalls' War*

Robert Caswell of Yatesbury

To John Washbourne of Yatesbury, William Brown of Broad Hinton and Thomas
Chandler of Heytesbury my freehold manor and reported ****,messuages , farm,
lands, etc in Rodbourne Cheney, Wilts to hold etc for the use for life of my neice Ann the wife of Francis Stephen Long of Boreham. Upon trust and after her decease to the use of Robert Caswell Long second son of my said neice. To trustees further 6000 pounds interest of which for the use of Susannah, wife of George John Bannister of Warminster, banker, another neice and aftds for her second son.residue for children of two neices.

Signed 19 May 1819
Proved PCC 22 Oct 1820

Record found in the Everett Papers (Wills 1) Devizes Museum.

Inside the Yatesbury church on a plaque made by Harrisons of Devizes , under the bell tower:-
'To the memory of Robert Caswell, who died 18th June 1819 aged 55 years - by his nieces Anne LONG and Susanna BANNISTER".
At this time 30 pounds per annum was a good allowance for a gentleman , so 6000 pounds would be worth approx 300,000 pounds in 1996. A very tidy sum!

Wiltshire / Re: Robert Caswell
« on: Monday 30 October 17 23:10 GMT (UK)  »
All Saints, West Lavington, Wiltshire

If this is the one you mean, you will find a picture here.


That is the CASWALL line. Completely different to the Wiltshire Caswell line. Not related - been there - done that.

Wiltshire / Re: Elsie Mabel Caswell
« on: Monday 30 October 17 12:01 GMT (UK)  »
I have added all this information to my database of Caswells. Approx 120,000 linked names of this tree includes many old Wiltshire families and the complete Baskerville tree.

Ask if you'd like a gedcom file of this.

Wiltshire / Re: CASWELL Family
« on: Monday 11 February 13 12:22 GMT (UK)  »

 In the mean time do u guys have any good sites for searching

Where did your parents and grandparents live?
Have you looked through the files I gave you links to at

Wiltshire / Re: CASWELL Family
« on: Monday 11 February 13 03:59 GMT (UK)  »
You need to give me names, date of birth, place of birth, parent's names,DOB, etc. etc

Wiltshire / Re: CASWELL Family
« on: Sunday 10 February 13 16:47 GMT (UK)  »

I I have a number of files available for Caswells all over the world, so please let me have all the info you have and I'll try to see if I can find something for you.

First off - all Caswell roads eventually lead to Wiltshire. The Caswell castle, abandoned before 1088 is near Witney.

I have a huge file of this line  Its a GEDCOM

Then look at these files

NEW!!! "OUR CASWELL RELATIVES" by Shirley Mayse.

Scan the UK IGI Download - a ton of data here!!!!

I hope this helps!

Berkshire Lookup Requests / Re: Samuel Croswell 1706 Purley
« on: Thursday 08 March 12 13:03 GMT (UK)  »
I had a look through my database but nothing jumped out at me, although there are over 30 'loose' Williams in this file.

You can download the gedcom here  over 100,000 names - mostly linked.

Includes Caswell, Buckeridge, Titt, a HUGE Baskerville file  and much more.


Berkshire Lookup Requests / Samuel Croswell 1706 Purley
« on: Wednesday 07 March 12 03:30 GMT (UK)  »
Could someone please take a peep at the following record I gleaned from the site

Samuel Croswell Gender: Male Baptism/Christening Date: 18 Aug 1706 Baptism/Christening Place: PURLEY,BERKSHIRE,ENGLAND Birth Date: 11 Aug 1706

Indexing Project (Batch) Number: P01846-1 System Origin: England-ODM Source Film Number: 88339

I have a feeling this is a Caswell not Croswell, but I if I knew Samuel's parent's names, that would probably confirm it.

This is a big deal if he is indeed a Caswell as this will be a link from the Wiltshire line to the Irish/Canadian/USA line


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