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Buckinghamshire / Gravestones
« on: Tuesday 08 September 09 15:01 BST (UK)  »

I was staying in Aylesbury with family last week, and decided to go gravestone hunting for ancestors headstones.

I know i have ancestors buried in Saunderton, Kimble, Stoke Mandiville, Radnage, Bledlow, plus other areas of Bucks
I was amazed at the amount of Headstones that are missing in Saunderton, Bledlow, and i still didn't find any of my ancestors, they are there but no stones.

Even Weston Turville, Aston Clinton is the same, my gt gt grandparents are buried at Weston Turville and i can't find the headstones for them ..grrr

But it was a nice drive out in the countryside


The Common Room / Re: Tropical's Scavenger Hunt, Everyone Welcome To Join In
« on: Friday 26 June 09 21:25 BST (UK)  »
Hi Jan,

I looked on FindMyPast but that starts at 1890  :'(

I am just wondering if he went to Berkshire to the Aldridge family, i found a George Hopcroft death index Dec 1860 Reading 2c 206. Perhaps this is why he can't be found on 61 & 71 census.

The best thing i can do is order the cert when i get back from my hols in July and see who the informant is on the cert.


The Common Room / Re: Tropical's Scavenger Hunt, Everyone Welcome To Join In
« on: Friday 26 June 09 16:04 BST (UK)  »

Toni ..perhaps another variation is Hopcrost, this maybe George senior extracted christening Geo Hopcrost Christened 30 July 1775 Saint Botolph Without Aldersgate, London Parents John & Mary Hopcrost.

Thank you Toni for looking for me, I am a bit concerned that Eliza was 32 when she married Robert Cockburn, perhaps she didn't meet the right man until she meet Robert..

Thank you Jan for finding Thomas's birth index, i must admit i didn't do a proper search this morning. I think the best thing i can do is order the cert and see what comes of it.

I can't find George's death between 61 & 71 and the other George hopcrofts ages at death don't seem to be right even if George was born 1815-1820. Maybe he decided to get out of the country, just that Caroline say's she was married in 61 & 71 census.. I'll go and check the passenger lists in a bit.

I am off to make a cuppa and look through the passenger lists


The Common Room / Re: Tropical's Scavenger Hunt, Everyone Welcome To Join In
« on: Friday 26 June 09 08:58 BST (UK)  »

Janan, Thank you for finding 1841 census for George and Caroline, i would never of thought of the surname Hoppercroft. I do agree that George was born in Westminster or surrounding areas.
I also believe that the William who married Christian Abraham is brother to George senior.

On the 1851 census of George & Caroline, there is Caroline's sister Sarah Aldgridge also there is a Thomas Aldridge aged 8 born 1843 but on the census they have put Thomas as son to George & Caroline, i have done a bit of digging and have found an extracted birth & christening record
Thomas Hopcroft born 20 Mar 1843
christening 13 Dec 1843 St Mary Le Strand Westminster, parents are George Hopcroft & Sarah Aldridge, i do feel this Thomas is the same Thomas on the 1851 census. I can't find a Thomas Hopcroft/Aldridge born 1843 in the index.

I am not very good at London areas, How far is St Saviour to Westminster ? in the 1800's. As i am wondering if the George William Hopcroft b 1815 St Saviour is my 3x Gt Grandfather

I have written everything down in my book and will be working with it over the weekend and following it all up on census etc as i have the weekend off.
Thank you all very much for your time and efforts in finding all the information you have found, it is so much appreciated

Many many thanks


The Common Room / Re: Tropical's Scavenger Hunt, Everyone Welcome To Join In
« on: Thursday 25 June 09 08:24 BST (UK)  »

I am sorry i couldn't get back yesterday my internet was down most of the afternoon and evening then i gave up.

Thank you for your continued help, i will catch up with you all later today, i am off to work in 10mins.  I'll see you later

Many thanks


The Common Room / Re: Tropical's Scavenger Hunt, Everyone Welcome To Join In
« on: Wednesday 24 June 09 09:19 BST (UK)  »

Lesanne.. Thank you for the link, i did read it all the way through, it is such a shame, there are so many looking for their ancestors in Berkshire including myself, not just the hopcrofts. Also thank you for the offer of the lookup, i would be most grateful if you could when you go back home. I am afraid i live about 120 miles away from Reading and really can't get there.

Janan ... I would think the 41 & 51 census of Ann Hopcroft you found is the right Ann nee Gray, good find Janan.. there is a death of George Hopcroft in 1844 Westminster and could this be Ann in 1855 St James.

Thank you all for your continued help, it is much appreciated


Berkshire Lookup Requests / Hopcroft Baptism
« on: Tuesday 23 June 09 13:37 BST (UK)  »
Good afternoon,

I am having the scavenger hunt this week,sorry i can't seem to link to it, it is on the common board under Tropical's scavenger hunt

I was wondering if anyone can lookup and baptisms for the Hopcroft family in particlar George parents unknown in Reading and surrounding areas

Time frame 1810 - 1820

Any help will be greatly appreciated


The Common Room / Re: Tropical's Scavenger Hunt, Everyone Welcome To Join In
« on: Tuesday 23 June 09 13:26 BST (UK)  »
I wonder if this is brother William with wife and children

William Hopcroft bc 1814 St Lukes Shoe maker  ;D

Class: HO107; Piece: 1553; Folio: 334; Page: 16

Toni .. I have tried to follow George & Ann Gray's children in the census without much luck.

I have always said to my mother i would not be suprised if the Hopcrofts came from Bucks, which there are alot on the early census of 41 etc. I was going to do a Hopcroft surname baptism,marriage and buriel search from BFHS and see what comes up.

I have just checked the IGI and nothing has come up for George on the Reading parishes :'(

I am afraid i have got to go to work now, i should be back on later this evening.

Thank you all so much for your help so far, it is much appreciated


The Common Room / Re: Tropical's Scavenger Hunt, Everyone Welcome To Join In
« on: Tuesday 23 June 09 12:00 BST (UK)  »
Thank you Janan & ShaunJ

I have been searching for George & Caroline in 51 & 61 census for over a year and half. I always dismissed George being born in Reading Berkshire, how wrong was I.

Jaywit... I did find the George you found and his siblings and parents,

George Hopcroft
Ann Gray
Marriage - 6th June 1797, St Olave, London
Starting with the eldest first
Mary Ann Plaskett Hopcroft
Christened - 7th Jan 1798, St Saviour, London
Margaret Hopcroft
born - 15 Aug 1799, St Olave, London
John Gray Hopcroft
born -  15th June 1801, St Olave, London
Christened - 19 July 1801, St Olave, London
Eliza Hopcroft
born - 20th Oct 1804, St Olave, London
christened - 28th Nov 1804, St Olave, London
Benjamin Hopcroft
born - 8th June 1811, St Olave, London
Christened - 29th Sept 1811, St Olave, London
George William Hopcroft
born - 1st Aug 1815, St Saviour, London
christened - 25th Aug 1815, St Saviour, London

I just had a feeling he wasn't the right George but made a not of him, parents and siblings

I will post on the Berkshire board and see if anyone can help with a look up

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