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Offline Nick29

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Re: MARTIN - Eltham, pre 1840 ?
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 02 June 07 10:22 BST (UK) »
Sorry Betty, although I spent a lot of my youth in Eltham, I still managed to get it confused with Elham when I first started, and I didn't want to go there again.  Although I'm researching both sides of my family tree, my dad's side is proving to be much harder, because he never used to speak about his family, and never kept in touch with them, and now I don't have contact with any living relatives on his side at all.  So the whole thing has been one long paper chase.  Very interesting, though.  Let's hope those CD's arrive soon  :)
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Re: MARTIN - Eltham, pre 1840 ?
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 02 June 07 12:36 BST (UK) »
Hi Nick, welcome to Rootschat.
This looks like his marriage

Marriages Dec quarter 1857   
Martin  Thomas            Lewisham  1d 873   
Stead  Emma                Lewisham  1d 873 

Betty
 



You were right about the marriage.  I got a copy of their son's Birth Certificate this morning, and the mother's maiden name was Stead. 

Just proves that you shouldn't disregard the unlikely.  Still learning !   :)

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Re: MARTIN - Eltham, pre 1840 ?
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 02 June 07 16:21 BST (UK) »
my dad's side is proving to be much harder, because he never used to speak about his family, and never kept in touch with them..
 Let's hope those CD's arrive soon  :)
I've had much the same problem, my father wouldn't talk about his father's side, & said very little about his mother. I'm slowly digging them up!!
I hope you find the CDs useful. I'm planning on joining the Kent FHS soon as I'll be needing CDs of Parish registers.
As you have discovered, the more you find, the more you want to keep looking :)
Family history really is addictive!

Betty
KENT:
Stutely - Wittersham & Stone
Padgham - Wittersham
Wanstall - Northbourne
Taylor - Ringwould & Ash
Skinner - Deal
Bushell - Walmer
Spain - Walmer
Also
Schloss - Poland, Nottingham, Massachusetts & New Zealand.
Cohen - Birmingham

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