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England / Re: Where is Sarah Werford?
« on: Thursday 11 August 16 10:39 BST (UK)  »
Hi  all...
I found a marriage for a
Sarah Ann Wreford in 1909 in
Pontypridd Wales on freebdm
and 2 possible males ..1. Keitch
2. Williams. .but  back to square 1.
You've all made it possible to
fill in gaps and find other relatives so very much appreciated.
I"m sure  I will find Sarah these
pieces just turn up eventually..
Again thanks heaps.


England / Re: Where is Sarah Werford?
« on: Wednesday 20 July 16 14:05 BST (UK)  »
William richard 1858
small world eh
will be offline for a while
see you then

England / Re: Where is Sarah Werford?
« on: Wednesday 20 July 16 01:32 BST (UK)  »

Is this her with parents Richard & Jane age 11 months bn Madeley
HO107/1989 f303 p44

In 1861 a House servant age 10 to Schoolmaster Joseph Faulkner
RG09/1858 f66 p1

Hi Rosie..thank you for detail re
Joseph Faulkner.
A Sarah York married Joseph

name Joseph Faulkner
spouses name Sarah York
event date 24 Apr  1858
event place Madeley Shropshire
fathers name James Faulkner
spouses father William York

The Sarah who married Joseph
clearly wasn't Sarah born 1850
to Richard York and wife Jane
However she may have been
an aunt to young Sarah and
a sister of Richard York whose
father was a William York of
Madeley Shropshire

I am a descendant of Richard
York a son of William and wife
Mary Bould

England / Re: Where is Sarah Werford?
« on: Saturday 25 June 16 07:23 BST (UK)  »
the tricky bit is that the name 
Sarah Partington was. very common in Lancashire. Found one of same age with day Lily but
then found them in 1901 so
not correct wishes
with your search.

England / Re: Where is Sarah Werford?
« on: Thursday 23 June 16 00:54 BST (UK)  »
 late to this just wondered if
the surname might be

Perthshire / Re: Blair Atholl parish Session Minutes
« on: Friday 15 May 15 00:26 BST (UK)  »
Wendy,  those were very different times, the church looked after folks spiritual welfare but also helped support the school, the poor, the widows & orphaned. There were no vast sums, the church lands had been grabbed by the nobility at the Reformation, The Kirk was permanently skint as a result and the heritors were reluctant to part with a shilling in return. Illegitimate births placed an extra burden on a congregation who largely lived on oatmeal and supported their own families in a largely hand to mouth existance. There was no centrally funded welfare or social security, it was a very hard life.


Hi Skoosh..
 :-[  but also cognisant of the fact that the kirk or church ruled
the lives of the inhabitants with an iron fist to to the degree whereby it was
demanding monies from the poor to seemingly feather its own nest;
 with paltry sums being occasionally handed out to those in dire need of assistance.
Just my impression gleaned from  the session notes.

I must add here that my late husbands grandfather  worked
as a gamekeeper for and was highly regarded by the Duke in the latter
half of the 1800s and into the early he wasnt exactly
a poor man.

Being a kiwi it is also difficult for me to understand
at times the views of Scottish people
but thats what makes life  interesting eh.. we can all learn
to appreciate the views and opinions of others without
judging them.

kind regards

Perthshire / Re: Blair Atholl parish Session Minutes
« on: Friday 15 May 15 00:04 BST (UK)  »
Hi Treedahlia,

Did your ancestors come from Blair Atholl parish?

We are working on the Session Minutes which start again in 1741 but it's hard going and the originals are only available in Edinburgh.  Pity that they are not on-line.

Throth (

Hi Throth ..I'm a 4th gen kiwi of English extraction but my late husbands
extended family (Stewarts) were from Blair Atholl
and the research has all been done and very meticulously by one of his brothers..
so i have a copy of some of that research and was able to confirm some details
I didnt have on your website.
Also from pics on youir website I can see that Perthshire is certainly
a most beautiful area of Scotland.

kind regards from

Shropshire Lookup Requests / Re: Madeley parish records
« on: Thursday 14 May 15 23:27 BST (UK)  »
 :-[ ahem .. just found my lost Thompson ancestors in 41 census by varying the spelling of the surname

Perthshire / Re: Blair Atholl parish Session Minutes
« on: Thursday 14 May 15 11:10 BST (UK)  »
I came across the Borenich web site a few months ago while researching
a few details re my late husband's ancestry and the Session minutes afforded me
both an insight into the lives of some of the locals inhabitants and the authority
of the church or kirk seemingly held over their lives.
To be honest I was totally fascinated by the pettiness of the church and
the vast sums extracted for a bit of hanky panky by the locals and the
dispersal of said sims.

The whole website is a wonderful treasure  and I hope that you will continue
adding to it in the years ahead.

regards from Wendy in NZ

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