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Paul E

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Re: Finding Location of an Abbey
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 24 May 05 01:02 BST (UK) »
Hi

It might be 'Tintton'.

There are lots of Google references to Tinton Abbey - most of them in gedcom files!

There's a Tinton Abbey in the Puget Sound area, by the looks of it: see this article
http://asups.ups.edu/trail/Articles/DispForm.aspx?ID=482
for details of a picture of Tinton Abbey.

This page
http://groups.msn.com/Nathanville/historicalbuildings.msnw
has a picture of a Tinton Abbey in Wales.

Good luck in your searching!

cheers

Paul

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Re: Finding Location of an Abbey
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 24 May 05 12:41 BST (UK) »
Paul,

I googled Tintton and it asked me if I meant Tintern!!

Sue,

Tintern's not far from me and we spent part of our honeymoon there last November.  Definitely beautiful in the Autumn  :D

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Re: Finding Location of an Abbey
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 24 May 05 13:00 BST (UK) »
Hi Debbie,

The same thing happened to me.   I should try and scan the picture and post it with the tracing to see if that will help, but Tintton seems to be in the lead sofar as the closest.

Karen
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Re: Finding Location of an Abbey
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 24 May 05 13:14 BST (UK) »
Sorry Debbie - should have explained that I Googled for "Tinton Abbey" - it may however be an alternative spelling for tintern in some of the sites listed.

Its certainly intriguing!

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Paul

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Re: Finding Location of an Abbey
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 25 May 05 09:42 BST (UK) »
You say the picture is in ruins. As you suggest, if you can take a photo or scan the picture and post it, that should help. Abbeys are usually quite distinct and someone should be able to recognise the location.

Just a thought.
Stuck with:
William Williams of Llanllyfni
John Jones in Llanelli
Evan Evans in Caio
David Davies of Llansanffraid
Evans: Caio/Carms
Jones: CDG, DEN

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Re: Finding Location of an Abbey
« Reply #14 on: Friday 03 June 05 14:27 BST (UK) »
Ok, after searching through my house and not finding it, (I just have a copy) and then phoning my Aunt in another Province to have a cousing go and take a picture with a digital camera and emailing it to me......here it is

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Re: Finding Location of an Abbey
« Reply #15 on: Friday 03 June 05 16:58 BST (UK) »
Here's a picture I found of Tintern Abbey.  To me, it looks pretty similar, but I of course what it to be, and sometimes the eyes play tricks on you.  What does anyone else think?   This watercolour painting was done somewhere between 1901 and 1909.

Thanks so much
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
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Etheridge - Gloucestershire

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Re: Finding Location of an Abbey
« Reply #16 on: Friday 03 June 05 19:08 BST (UK) »
Yes, it does look the same to me!

Looks like you've finally tracked it down.

Lovely watercolour, by the way. :)

Paul


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Re: Finding Location of an Abbey
« Reply #17 on: Friday 03 June 05 19:51 BST (UK) »
Thanks for looking Paul.

You know what is the funniest thing about this painting.  My aunt who has the original was at Tintern Abbey two years ago as part of her holiday!  I told her to be more aware her surroundings next time she goes away!!   LOL

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!!