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Canal Boat Families
« on: Saturday 29 May 10 15:37 BST (UK) »
Hi all

Am new to this site - still finding out how it works!

I am looking for info on Diggory & Nixon canal boatmen from Toll End, Tipton.

I am connected to quite  a few boat families, particularly the Humphries, but I seem to be hitting a dead end with the Diggory's.

Many thanks

Julie
Humphries, Diggory, Nixon, Plant, hayden, talbot,

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Re: Canal Boat Families
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 29 May 10 17:34 BST (UK) »
See this thread.  Stuart (shelleyfamilyhist) may be able to help:

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=v5f6sqocc3egs33ngplv7sii71&topic=12844.15

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Re: Canal Boat Families
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 29 May 10 22:06 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Have a look at this website:-

http://www.wix.com/boatmen/miners

If you click on families there is both a Humphries and Diggorys section but the Diggorys are being updated so you can't access the information yet.  It would be worth contacting the website owner though.

In the photograph section there is a William Diggory.

I think he has had some problems with the website so is rebuilding at the moment.

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Re: Canal Boat Families
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 29 May 10 22:55 BST (UK) »
Thanks  all

I have sent Stuart a message and am just off to the website.  I will elt you know how I get on! :)

Many thanks

Julie
Humphries, Diggory, Nixon, Plant, hayden, talbot,

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Re: Canal Boat Families
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 16 June 10 21:14 BST (UK) »
Hi, does anybody have any info on the Wood family.

I have quite alot but i;d like to fill in the gaps.

Thanks

Christy

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Re: Canal Boat Families
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 19 June 10 15:48 BST (UK) »
Hi Julie

William Diggory b Tipton 1871 who married Sarah Harrison in 1892 is my GG uncle.

If you want any info PM me and I will help where I can.

Cheers

Ginger
Midlands - Bradshaw ,Harrison, Hollis, Wood, Mander
South Yorkshire - Biggins, Rusling,Greaves 
London/Islington - Marsh, Keeley, West, Asbury Sweeting, Allensby, Gillman
Lancashire - Mander, Harrison, McLure
Somerset/Wiltshire - Marsh, Ryall, Trollop
Cambridge, Ely and area - Allensby, Sulman, Muncey

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Re: Canal Boat Families
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 20 June 10 10:08 BST (UK) »
Thomas Brown.  If anyone can help I'll be very surprised but also very pleased! Not only was my ancestor a boatman but he was named Brown and married a Smith! Thomas Brown married Dinah Smith in 1803, probably around the Birmingham area. I know about their descendants, but nothing about  their previous families.
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Re: Canal Boat Families
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 20 June 10 13:04 BST (UK) »
Hi

I have hit a brick wall with the boat people at the same time.  Many of them at that time worked in the coal industry one way or another and tranferred to the canals when they were built to move the coal around.

Ginger
Midlands - Bradshaw ,Harrison, Hollis, Wood, Mander
South Yorkshire - Biggins, Rusling,Greaves 
London/Islington - Marsh, Keeley, West, Asbury Sweeting, Allensby, Gillman
Lancashire - Mander, Harrison, McLure
Somerset/Wiltshire - Marsh, Ryall, Trollop
Cambridge, Ely and area - Allensby, Sulman, Muncey

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Re: Canal Boat Families
« Reply #8 on: Friday 04 February 11 21:50 GMT (UK) »
Hi Julie

William Diggory b Tipton 1871 who married Sarah Harrison in 1892 is my GG uncle.

If you want any info PM me and I will help where I can.

Cheers

Ginger
Hi Ginger I'm researching my family and William is a GG grandfather. I'm tying to piece the links together can you help?