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How far back have you gone?
« on: Friday 02 October 09 11:35 BST (UK) »
Morning!! What's the earliest ancestry you've managed to find for your tree? How did you find them?
Mitchell, Irish, Solloway - Worcs
Rainsford - B'ham
Blackwell - Glos
Hale - Glos
Timms - Glos
Benton - B'ham
Hadwin - London
Linfield - Surrey

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Re: How far back have you gone?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 02 October 09 11:45 BST (UK) »
Probably my g.g.g.g.g.g.g.g. grandfather William Wode (Wood) b. 1515 in Therfield Hertfordshire.  Found him through parish records.  Sometimes you strike lucky with an established family who don't move around a lot  :)

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Re: How far back have you gone?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 02 October 09 13:24 BST (UK) »
ive got back to 1756 with my mams family the flaxens/flexons its my 4xgreat grandfather stephen a name which is still in the family today .They came ftom cumnor near oxford the parish records are realy good not as good as nicks.
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kenny from ireland befre moveing to north shields  flaxen/flexon from cumnor then sunderland robinson from rothbury then north shields urqhart somewhere in scotland then sunderland

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Re: How far back have you gone?
« Reply #3 on: Friday 02 October 09 14:12 BST (UK) »
1798, 1812, 1860, and 1865.
Don't know why I bother sometimes.
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Re: How far back have you gone?
« Reply #4 on: Friday 02 October 09 14:20 BST (UK) »
I have gone back to 1699 with one side, I found a marriage between Paul Kentish and Frances Cox on the Kent Ark site - it took hours of searching but was worth it as I also found out he was born in Middx and was a sailor.

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Re: How far back have you gone?
« Reply #5 on: Friday 02 October 09 14:37 BST (UK) »
Don't know why I bother sometimes.

a) 'Cos it can be fun, and educational,  ;D
b) 'Cos you've come into contact with some really good people on RC.,  ;D ;D
c) 'Cos your (insert relative) asked you to, pretty please!  ;D ;D ;D

Don't get downhearted, Pauline - I found new leads by reading unconnected threads and following the posted links to websites I hadn't found myself.

My earliest proven is only 1784.

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Re: How far back have you gone?
« Reply #6 on: Friday 02 October 09 15:00 BST (UK) »
Way back into the first millenium, which is only practically achievable by connecting to royalty (which we are all likely to be descended from somehow - I'm certainly nothing special).

Parish records back through various framework knitters, weavers, husbandmen etc to Robert Heathcote, the son of cobbler, who was born 1675.

He married the youngest daughter (and orphan), of a local minor landowner Raphael Bradbury. This mismatch almost certainly achieved because a relation of his stepfather mas married to her elder sister, whom she lived with after her parents' deaths.

Combination of parish records and wills back to Raphael's gr gr grandfather George, born c1518, who married Anne Gilbert.

Herald's visitation, supported by a deeds, church monuments etc back to her great grandfather Robert, born before 1450

Church monument and herald's visitation to his father in law John Statham, born circa 1405.

Dispute over inheritence at TNA to his maternal grandfather Richard Cornwall, and then IPMs, supported by copious entries in the rolls (close, patent, fine etc) back to his gr gr gr grandfather Richard earl of Cornwall, second son of King John.

Then once you hit royalty, you can't fail but get back to pre-conquest times - just how far back you claim depends on how much you believe certain ancient documents - for example king Alfred's biography, written contemporary to his reign (I can't just remember the name of the chronicler off the top of my head) gives Alfred's lineage, but how many generations you trust it for is debatable - it claims to give it all the way back to Adam and Eve !
Too many to list! But always particularly interested in my eight ggp lines : ALLEN, HODGKINSON, FLINT, SWINDELL, SHELDON, BINGHAM, JACKSON - all in Derbyshire; and ELLWOOD in Cambridgeshire

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Re: How far back have you gone?
« Reply #7 on: Friday 02 October 09 16:43 BST (UK) »
On my mother's side I have a baptism in 1557 naming the father as William the younger.  So about 1507.  Got it all from parish registers searched at my local LDS centre.

My fathers side I am only back to 1817.  They have a common name and were in London so could have come from any where.

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Suffolk: Gooch, Crosby, Turner
Hampshire: Laws, Burrows
Kent: Beer
Jersey: Barette, de Gruchy
East London: Middleton, Gower, O'Farrell, Smith, Weston

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Re: How far back have you gone?
« Reply #8 on: Friday 02 October 09 17:52 BST (UK) »
Wow, the 1500s is good going!! So I'm very lucky to get one line back to 1625 then, I'll be searching some registers to verify it all asap!  :D
Mitchell, Irish, Solloway - Worcs
Rainsford - B'ham
Blackwell - Glos
Hale - Glos
Timms - Glos
Benton - B'ham
Hadwin - London
Linfield - Surrey