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Re: Canal Boat Families
« Reply #9 on: Friday 04 February 11 21:54 GMT (UK) »
Hi All,

I'm looking for help in linking my GG grandfather William Diggory into my slowly expanding tree, can anyone help?

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Re: Canal Boat Families
« Reply #10 on: Friday 04 February 11 22:54 GMT (UK) »
Hi Bogstd

William married Sarah  Harrisonwho is my g x 2 aunt.  If you can give me some idea of where you fit into the tree I am sure I can help.    PM me if you prefer. 

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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 #11 on: Friday 04 February 11 23:00 GMT (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

Hi

Have just spotted your post (delayed reaction!).  As above if you can give me a bit more info as to where you fit in I should be able to help.

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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 #12 on: Friday 22 April 11 15:45 BST (UK) »
Hello there,

Sorry, I see this is quite an old post but I notice you say you're connected to a lot of canal families from the Tipton area.. Are you by any chance connected to the Broadfield boatmen from Staffordshire or the Hallfords/Alfords/Orfords from Uxbridge?

Best wishes,
Tansy :)

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Re: Canal Boat Families
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 24 April 11 23:06 BST (UK) »
Hello Julie
I am from the Harrison boat family i have humphries & nixon connections in my tree

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Re: Canal Boat Families
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 24 April 11 23:10 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
hello if you have benjamin wood born 1835 oldridge occupation boatman the lockkeeper married Harriet Harrison then we have a connection

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Re: Canal Boat Families
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 24 April 11 23:15 BST (UK) »
Hello
I am from the Harrison line of boat people gingernut1 is also in my family tree but my line is closer connected to the humphries & nixons two of my grandads sisters married Humphries

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Re: Canal Boat Families
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 24 April 11 23:29 BST (UK) »
Hello Dando t
Could your Alford have been connected to Brentford as a couple where baptised at st Lawrence church.uxbridge being not that far from Brentford & this was the church used by boatmen in the area. Alfords also worked for manny (Emanuelle) Smith whos loading   wharf was @ Brentford as added intrest my father was born on a canal boat in Black Jacks lock just outside Uxbridge & when my Grandad retired ofFthe cut he settled in West Drayton.Grandad & G Grandad both worked a lot for Manny Smith

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Re: Canal Boat Families
« Reply #17 on: Friday 30 September 11 15:37 BST (UK) »
Hi,
I am new to this board and wondered if anybody had any further information relating to the family name of Chew. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
The information I have so far is taken from a fantastic article by Bob May and is as follows:
There was a "Charlie "Flimpy" Chew, a boatman, and his family who worked the canals in the Black Country a century ago.There was also a Black Country postcard showing the Chews at Tipton Turn - and with it was a memorial funeral card given to the mourners at Charles Chew's funeral on October 27th 1926 in Bilston. We know now that Jabez Chew (b 1849 in Audlem, Cheshire) married Mary Boulter (b 1853 in Whitchurch) in 1871. In 1871 census he was described as a 'horse driver and vessel collector' - therefore a boating man, and they had a large family starting with: Charles Boulter Chew (our 'Flimpy') (b March 1877) and was given his mother's maiden name as his middle name which was quite common at that time: then followed Cornelius and Eliza Ann (twins), Ernest, Jabez, Isaiah, William, Jane, Elizabeth and Ambrose (who died young) over the next decade.

We discovered from records that the Chews' younger daughter Violet married a George H Hollingshead in Wolverhampton in 1921.
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