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Offline Zelley

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Four Trees - Our Great Grandfathers
« on: Tuesday 28 March 06 19:35 BST (UK) »
My four trees include:  KYNE, PHILLIPS, WOODS and ZELLEY.

It is unteresting, but tracing the family history of the great - grandfathers is easier than tracing the great - grandmothers.
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 Grandfathers
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 28 March 06 23:40 BST (UK) »
True - but when one parent is illegitimate and the fathers name is not on the original birth certificate - you cannot get past 3 gt grandfathers - no matter how hard you try.  ::)

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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 Grandfathers
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 29 March 06 04:06 BST (UK) »
True - but when one parent is illegitimate and the fathers name is not on the original birth certificate - you cannot get past 3 gt grandfathers - no matter how hard you try.  ::)

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You may never find him and all your lost distant cousins, but somewhere they are out there.  But, without the road map you
remain lost running in circles unable to see a road marker that would lead you to a fresh tree to which you belong.
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 Grandfathers
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 29 March 06 14:32 BST (UK) »
I'd like to honour my four great-grandfathers:

William Justin Beauchamp Cameron, who came to Australia from Ireland as a fourteen year old boy, without his parents and family, lived an adventurous pioneering life, and made good though with a number of setbacks;

Rev. Edmund Huband-Smith, born in Ireland, ordained in Lichfield England as a Church of England priest, came to Australia and ministered for thirty years in a remote, small settlement called Jerrys Plains in New South Wales;

Thomas Hood Bentley, master mariner, who rose from humble and impoverished beginnings in the East End of London, lived in Hong Kong and Taiwan, sailed his own barque around the world for four years, and finally became a marine surveyor in Sydney, NSW;

Thomas Murray Hall, born in New South Wales, became an accountant and a Member of the Legislative Council in Queensland (the upper house of Queensland which was abolished by a Labor government early in the 20th century).

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Martins in London and Wales, Lockwoods in Yorkshire, Hartleys in London, Lichfield and Brighton, Hubands and Smiths in Ireland, Bentleys in London and Yorkshire, Denhams in Somerset, Scoles in London, Meyers in London, Cooks in Northumberland

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Re: Four Trees - Our Great Grandfathers
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 29 March 06 15:41 BST (UK) »
I have three official and one unofficial.

Jeremiah Walters: Known as George Bernard for some reason served in the Army for almost 15 years.
John Pearson: A miners union official back in the 1920s
Thomas Jewell: A miner and bare fist fighter (for a bit of extra cash)

Thomas Arthur Slater: Married my great grandmother when my grand father was 5 and was always known as Dad to him, he hated unions.

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Re: Four Trees - Our Great Grandfathers
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 29 March 06 19:33 BST (UK) »
My 4 Great Grandfathers:

John Thomas Jones from Welshpool, Montgomeryshire

James Jones from Llanidloes, Montgomeryshire

John Lewis from Berrington, Shropshire

Charles Price Challinor from Newtown, Montgomeryshire


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Re: Four Trees - Our Great Grandfathers
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 29 March 06 19:43 BST (UK) »
I can only name 3 great-grandfathers  :(

Joseph Gandley from Birmingham, England
Thomas R. Shorter from Chertsey, England
John W. Bowman - Fenelon Falls, Ontario
Whyte?

I can't find my grandfather's birth so I'm stuck.  I wish I could have 5 mins alone with him!

I'm with Gadget though on the maternal lines, I would hope someone 100 years from now thought I was important and wanted to know about my family instead of just hubbys.

Elizabeth Ball born Birmingham England
Susan Dawkins born Co. Cork, Ireland
Mary Heffernan born Guelph, Ontario
?

Karen
Gandley (but known as Stanley in Canada)- Ireland to Birmingham<br />Ball, Kempson & Franklin - Birmingham<br />Shorter - Surrey<br />Dyer - Devon<br />Dawkins - Co. Cork, Ireland<br />Heffernan - Ireland
Huck - Alsace, France
Reinhart - Baden, Germany
Bowman & Ellis - England
Etheridge - Gloucestershire

Who all came to Canada in a little row boat, clap clap, clap your hands!!

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Re: Four Trees - Our Great Grandfathers
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 29 March 06 21:11 BST (UK) »
I have four :

Martin Meehan, a builder, from Co Mayo, Ireland
Frederick Stanley Hopps an ironworker, from Darlington, Co Durham
William Slaser Pyle, a joiner, from Shildon, Co Durham
John Robert Angus,  a railwayman, from Shildon, Co Durham.

The Darlington and Shildon lines have been easy to follow, Martin Meehan remains a bit of a mystery!

Wotty.
Meehan - Co Durham, Ireland, USA and Canada
Hopps -  Co Durham and N. Yks
Ward, Mortimer, Littleboy - Norfolk
Angus -  Co Durham
Pyle -  Co Durham and Northumberland
Rowntree -  N Yks and Co Durham
Ridley - Co Durham
Kelly -  Co Durham and Ireland

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Re: Four Trees - Our Great Grandfathers
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 29 March 06 21:15 BST (UK) »
Mine are -

Henry Smith, a Prestonian and father of three who worked hard all his life who married
Ethel Harling, a Prestonian

James Francis Maynard - a Londoner whom I know little about who married
Elizabeth Veronica Clegg, a Prestonian woman with a broad Lancashire accent

James Marshall McKenna - a native of Leyland who died so young at the age of 49 from bronchitis in the 1950's who married
Beatrice Scowcroft, who was killed by a drunk driver in the 1960's

Lewin Henry Ricketts - a Wiganer known as Henry who I know little about who married
Elizabeth Moxham, who died very young from a kidney disease that has claimed many of my female relatives in my maternal line. I mistook her for Lewin's second wife, Anne
Smith (Lancashire), McKenna (Ireland/Liverpool/Leyland), Maynard (Hertfordshire/London/Preston), Ricketts (Gloucestershire/Wigan/Preston), Scowcroft (Preston), Harling (N. Yorkshire/Lancashire), Willis (Preston), Clegg (Manchester/Preston), Dodd (Wigan/Cheshire), Alston (Lancashire), Hulks (Hertfordshire), Nicholson (Lancashire/Cumbria), Russell (Lancashire), Wilson (Cumbria), Bracewell (Lancashire), Moxham (Lancashire0

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