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What Country is your main research centred on ?

England and Wales
1698 (50.2%)
Ireland
678 (20%)
Scotland
633 (18.7%)
Emmigrants
233 (6.9%)
Immigrants
141 (4.2%)

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What Country is your research ?
« on: Saturday 31 July 04 22:32 BST (UK) »
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Re: What Country is your research ?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 10 August 04 19:32 BST (UK) »
Also France.  One branch of my family cherished the fond illusion that they were descended from "some bigwig in Hamburg", but I made myself deeply unpopular by revealing that they were really descended from an unmarried woman servant from Norfolk!

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Re: What Country is your research ?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 12 August 04 20:24 BST (UK) »
Ah, but what of the other half of that equation? She didn't do it by herself. :o
Tharratt, Smith - London
Canham, Harvey, Ship - Suffolk
Higgins. Bowden, Ayres/Eyre - Buckingham
McDonald - Scotland, Africa, Canada, USA

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« Reply #3 on: Thursday 12 August 04 22:38 BST (UK) »
Annahanna,

You took the words out of my mouth. 

Kazza.   ;D
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Clementsten, Hobson, Hole, Marden, O'Clements, Pitten, Sharland, Vickery (Vicary), Williams.

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Cardiff, Bampton, Bideford, Crediton, Wollaston, Somerset, Tidenham, Norway, Australia to Bristol.

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Re: What Country is your research ?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 25 August 04 01:26 BST (UK) »
Upto now everyone is English or to be more precise everyone (both mine & my husbands side) seems to originate in Norfolk or Suffolk, so can anyone tell me why East Yorkshire became so popular.

Love the choice of poll options but SCOLTLAND!  :)
Dinsdale, Ellis, Gee, Goldsmith,Green,Hawks,Holmes,  Lacey, Longhorn, Pickersgill, Quantrill,Tuthill, Tuttle & Walker,  in E & W Yorks, Lincs, Norfolk & Suffolk. Census information is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 25 August 04 01:41 BST (UK) »
Hi Rootschatters,
I have always been told that I was "Brummie" through and through but I have learned that we have ancestors in Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire and Lancashire. The one common theme that seems to run through my Mom's family is brewers, maltsters and publicans! I'm having a great deal of fun tracking down pubs!
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« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 25 August 04 02:46 BST (UK) »

I always believed all my people to be from Lancashire but only my grandmother and her siblings were born there.

I have chased the rest of them through Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

Just to confuse matters the Lancashire family moved to Northern Ireland around 1909 - it's unbelievable how they travelled.

My parents topped the lot by sailing for Australia -
What a lot of vagabonds we are...... ::)
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Fisher, Pitts, Lucas, Emmit, Keal, Bennett, Maddock, Jackson, Pidd, Lincolnshire
Bullock, Read, White, Gloucestershire.
Shepherd, Foyle, Crowter, Green, Wiltshire
Strickland, Fisher, Butterworth, Brown, Northhamptonshire
Shepherd, Bullock, Waterhouse, Lancashire
Fisher, Goodwin, Rutland



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« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 25 August 04 13:36 BST (UK) »
Apart from Jersey mine are all English.  I have Norfolk, Suffolk, Lancashire, Surrey, Kent, Sussex and Hampshire so far.  You may have guessed they all ended up in East London.

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Norfolk: Gooch, Loveday, Lake, Betts
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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« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 25 August 04 20:04 BST (UK) »
Hi all at RootsChat,

My research at the moment is in Ireland, Waterford to be precise.  Oh how I envy anyone searching England !!!.

There are a lot of lookup offers for England but I have not seen any for the Waterford area.  I know all my ancestors lived there and they must be buried there also.  As a lot of the records were destroyed I think the only way I am going to find out anything is to search all the graveyards in Waterford.  As there is no way I can get there I'm stumped.

Jan 
Otho Hamilton, John Hamilton, George Hamilton, William Hamilton, from Waterford.
Cullinane and Fitz-henry from Waterford
Oxland from Waterford
The Olivestob Hamiltons from Edinburgh.

Cook from Stroud, Painswick, Glos.
Hudson from Huddersfield, Liverpool
Spiers from Evesham and Liverpool
Jinks from Evesham and Liverpool