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The Common Room / Re: Two brothers marrying two sisters ?
« on: Sunday 17 June 07 15:22 BST (UK)  »

William Martin (my g.g. grandfather, b. abt 1811) married to Mary

Thomas Martin (b. abt 1805), married to Amy

Sorry, I don't know the exact birth dates.

London & Middlesex Completed Lookup Requests / Re: Greenwich Churches
« on: Sunday 17 June 07 15:11 BST (UK)  »
That's very interesting.  I'd always assumed that Christchurch Greenwich was a lot older.  Thanks for the info.

The Common Room / Re: Being famous!
« on: Sunday 17 June 07 14:47 BST (UK)  »
My details have been with ancestry for over a year now. How long does it take them to connect my tree into OneWorldTree???

Not very long, but don't get too excited.  The OneWorldTree has some pretty duff information in it, with a lot from Americans who do not have a clue about European geography !   My friend has "famous relatives" (according to - he is 8th cousin to the 27th president of the USA, 8th cousin to John Steinbeck, 6th Cousin 3 times removed from Ralph Waldo Emerson, 7th Cousin 1 times removed from Bette Davis, 6th Cousin 2 times removed from Eric Morecambe, 6th Cousin 2 times removed from Florence Nightingale, and 6th Cousin 1 times removed from Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge, wife of President Calvin Coolidge.  Problem is, when you start proving out the links, they are so flimsy and unsubstantiated, that no-one in their right mind would accept them.  Very flattering to start with, but that's all.

The Common Room / Two brothers marrying two sisters ?
« on: Sunday 17 June 07 14:20 BST (UK)  »
I suspect that my g. g. Grandfather and his brother married two sisters, in about 1831.  As of yet I don't know the sisters' maiden names, but hopefully that will change soon, when I get a copy of the birth certificate of one of the siblings born in 1844.  Are there any other tricks or tips to find the marriages ?  I think it may have been a double wedding.  The brothers came from Eltham Kent, and I think the sisters came from Chipping, Nr Buntingford, Herts.

Kent / Re: Opinions please - are these the same family ?
« on: Friday 15 June 07 20:21 BST (UK)  »
I think the first word could be Flintshire, or Herefordshire, or possibly Hertfordshire.  Problem is that I don't think there's a "Chippen" in any of them.  The nearest would be "Chipping" in Hertfordshire.  There is a clue in the 1861 census for Eltham - there is a William & Mary Martin staying with an Amy Martin in Eltham High Street, and both Amy Martin and Mary come from "Chipping Herefordshire" and William comes from "Middlesex London". Trouble is that there is no Chipping in Herefordshire.

Should I deduce that William does indeed come from Middlesex ?

Kent / Re: Between the Censuses
« on: Friday 15 June 07 19:43 BST (UK)  »
Hi Jann

I'm only a newbie at this myself, but don't forget that people only have to be away on the night of the census to disappear.  I lost my grandmother on one census, and after much searching around I found her and her sister staying with the people living next door to her uncle !  Obviously the uncle didn't have enough room, so the neighbours obliged  :)

Kent / Opinions please - are these the same family ?
« on: Friday 15 June 07 19:36 BST (UK)  »
I'm still struggling to get beyond 1811 on my dad's side.

Could someone please look at the 1841 and 1851 Eltham, Kent census extracts, and tell me if they think this is the same family ?

Both families live in the same building.  The names of the parents are the same.  The ages don't match up.  In 1841 both are born in Kent, and in 1851, one is born in London, and the other somewhere indecipherable !

Any comments, suggestions please ?

Suffolk / Re: WASP family in Stoke by Nayland / Swilland ?
« on: Wednesday 13 June 07 08:14 BST (UK)  »
Thank you  :)

Suffolk / WASP family in Stoke by Nayland / Swilland ?
« on: Tuesday 12 June 07 16:51 BST (UK)  »
I've just disovered that my ggg grandmother on my mother's side was a Lucy WASP (b. 1763 in Stoke By Nayland) who married Thomas PARKER (b. 1775 in Swilland).  I've not come across the WASP family before.  Has anyone else got them in their tree ?

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