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Offline Zelley

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Four Trees -Our Great Grandmothers
« on: Tuesday 28 March 06 19:28 BST (UK) »
Looking back through the family trees, an important mark is the case concerning our great grandmothers from our four trees

Each of the four had their own journey, and in many cases we were only a small part of their individual history and kegacy.

In memory of my foir great-grandmothers:

Although I do not share the same surname as my
great grandmothers named BAKER, LEWIS, MCGEE and SMITH,
I recognize my small part in the family history of these names.

Looking back it is an interesting journey tracing their parents and sibling through the pages of time. They and their siblings have travelled far and wide From places in Kent, London, Dorset,
Canada, Australia and elsewhere.
Zelley,  Lovell, Godbold, Woods, Phillips, Lewis, Emery,
Magee, Baker, White. Flisher, Kyne, Tilston, Valence/Vallens,
Mabb/Mabbe, Bellamy, Selley, Martha Smith, Arno (of Dartmouth, Devon}.
Dorset, London, Warwick, East Anglia, Kent,  Devon
North Wales          

The ancestors lived here and there, in many scattered
places, with various occupations

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Re: Four Trees -Our Great Grandmothers
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 28 March 06 21:50 BST (UK) »
Three out of four.... my Father was illegitimate and no way of knowing who his father was so three it will stay  ;)

Steph.
Beer (Kent)
Hall/Halle  (Stafford/Enfield/Folkestone)
Richards (Kent)
Silk (Kent)
Southan/Southen/Southern/Southon (Kent)
And more (there are always more!)

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Re: Four Trees -Our Great Grandmothers
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 28 March 06 22:06 BST (UK) »
Three out of four.... my Father was illegitimate and no way of knowing who his father was so three it will stay  ;)
Steph.

Re the BEER name in Kent, any connection to one James BEER & Louise ZELLEY.  Louise was from Tiverton, Devon. 
Zelley,  Lovell, Godbold, Woods, Phillips, Lewis, Emery,
Magee, Baker, White. Flisher, Kyne, Tilston, Valence/Vallens,
Mabb/Mabbe, Bellamy, Selley, Martha Smith, Arno (of Dartmouth, Devon}.
Dorset, London, Warwick, East Anglia, Kent,  Devon
North Wales          

The ancestors lived here and there, in many scattered
places, with various occupations


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Re: Four Trees -Our Great Grandmothers
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 28 March 06 22:08 BST (UK) »
Hi Zelley - my Beers are from Whitstable I'm afraid, have not found any from Devon as yet but you never know.... I'll keep you in mind if I find any.

Steph.
Beer (Kent)
Hall/Halle  (Stafford/Enfield/Folkestone)
Richards (Kent)
Silk (Kent)
Southan/Southen/Southern/Southon (Kent)
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Re: Four Trees -Our Great Grandmothers
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 28 March 06 22:26 BST (UK) »
I wonder if anyone can beat Gadget by having 3 out of the 4 with the same surname?
Middx - VAUS, ROBERTS, EVERSFIELD, INMAN, STAR, HOLBECK, WYATT, BICKFORD, SMITH, REDWOOD
Hants - SMALL, HAMMERTON, GRIST, FRYER, TRODD, DAGWELL, PARKER, WOODFORD, CROUTEAR, BECK, BENDELL, KEEPING, HARDING, BULL
Kent - BAYLY, BORER, MITCHELL, PLANE, VERNON, FARRANCE, CHAPMAN, MEDHURST, LOMAX, WYATT, IDEN
Devon - TOPE, BICKFORD, FOSTER
YKS - QUIRK, McGUIRE, BENN
Nott/Derbs - SLACK
Herts - BARNES
L'pool- PLUMBE
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Re: Four Trees -Our Great Grandmothers
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 28 March 06 22:51 BST (UK) »
Hi Zelley - my Beers are from Whitstable I'm afraid, have not found any from Devon as yet but you never know.... I'll keep you in mind if I find any.
Steph.

Your quote - "And more (there are always more)"
hits the nail on the head.
Zelley,  Lovell, Godbold, Woods, Phillips, Lewis, Emery,
Magee, Baker, White. Flisher, Kyne, Tilston, Valence/Vallens,
Mabb/Mabbe, Bellamy, Selley, Martha Smith, Arno (of Dartmouth, Devon}.
Dorset, London, Warwick, East Anglia, Kent,  Devon
North Wales          

The ancestors lived here and there, in many scattered
places, with various occupations

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Re: Four Trees -Our Great Grandmothers
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 28 March 06 22:59 BST (UK) »
When my grand-daughter was born she had 4 Gt.Grandmas and 1 Gt.Grandpa still alive. Three of the Gt.Grandmas died at 92, 96 and 101 respectively. The other two died in their 80's.
Of course they all came from good British stock !

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Re: Four Trees -Our Great Grandmothers
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 28 March 06 23:18 BST (UK) »
I have found 3 great grand mothers -  Fairbairn, Evans, and McCallum.

And of course the matching 3 great grandfathers - Thompson, Burrow and Stephens

My mother appears to have been illegitimate and her fathers name is not on her original BC. :(

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BURROW, BICKHAM, EVANS, SULLEY, STONE - Devon
STEPHENS, MALLET, ADAMS - Cornwall
HANCOCK , BUSSON - Somerset
MCCALLUM, MCDIARMID, MCNEILL - Argyle, Scotland
WALLS, SUTHERLAND, SIMPSON - Orkney, Scotland
FAIRBAIRN - Fife, Scotland
THOMPSON - Aberdeen, Scotland

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Re: Four Trees -Our Great Grandmothers
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 28 March 06 23:34 BST (UK) »
All but one of my Great Grandparents were born in the 1890s so they haven't been difficult to trace.  It's weird though, when I look at parts of my family tree that my grandad's elder brother could have had a GG Grandmother if she'd lived to 83.

My Great Grandmothers lived to the ripe old ages of 84, 88, 88 and 92

Andrew