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Offline coombs

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How far back have you got?
« on: Sunday 07 June 20 19:43 BST (UK) »
As more and more records go online, it is getting easier to trace ancestors but also to remain vigilant and check, check and check again. The last thread asking the question in this thread title was from 2011, and lots more records have come online since then. And new Rootschatters have joined, and ones on the site in 2011 will still be researching.

My ancestor Martha Luxford born 1644 in Sussex has got me back a very long way. Her family were gentry, as her maternal grandfather was a knight, and Martha's family are listed in visitations, and her ancestors had land in Somerset, Hampshire and Essex. I found a Sussex visitation pedigree going way back to the 1100s with the Naldrett's of Rudgwick, Sussex. So the 1100s is as far back as I have gone now so far.
Researching:

LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Budery
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
USA Musgrave, Saix
ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain

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Re: How far back have you got?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 07 June 20 20:49 BST (UK) »
I found an online tree showing lineage back to the Norse Gods, but I haven't proved this line yet.  ;D ;D

Heralds' Visitation lineages suggest one of my lines goes back to the 11th century, but in my opinion these amount to "what the family believed" and may not be accurate.

My earliest proven ancestor (confirmed by BMDs, PRs, and wills) left a will dated 1493.
Please help me to help you by citing sources for information.

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Re: How far back have you got?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 07 June 20 20:53 BST (UK) »
My mother's family (Sims) were ag-labs from Wiltshire; so I feel incredibly lucky to have got back to the mid-1500's!
Helped because they stayed at 2 or 3 villages around Steeple Ashton for most of that time.
Parish records were incredibly helpful.

Father's family (Garrad) were rather better off, although not landed gentry!
Latest 5 generations are/were West Country based, but before that they were from Essex & Suffolk, with a slight sojourn to Jersey.
Oldest (confirmed) relation was born 1550 in Bures St Mary, Suffolk.
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)


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Re: How far back have you got?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 07 June 20 21:59 BST (UK) »
I found an online tree showing lineage back to the Norse Gods, but I haven't proved this line yet.  ;D ;D

Heralds' Visitation lineages suggest one of my lines goes back to the 11th century, but in my opinion these amount to "what the family believed" and may not be accurate.

My earliest proven ancestor (confirmed by BMDs, PRs, and wills) left a will dated 1493.

It does make you wonder how accurate those visitations were. You may get excited at finding your rellies in the visitations but then wonder if it is all too good to be true.
Researching:

LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Budery
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
USA Musgrave, Saix
ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain

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Re: How far back have you got?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 07 June 20 22:14 BST (UK) »



 I have more than one tree that I have collated information for.

This one is the one with 80 percents in... * by that I mean with as much verification as is poss from this laptop and this chair... Not wandering the real archives and not able to ask them now.... :)   of course it includes illegitimate offspring and side step offspring.. but I found it interesting..


and the furthest back on that tree is:

Thomas Hamilton  1373-1434
15th great-grandfather


Dalkeith Midlothian Scotland

Now this is as far as I go on one line

Then on another line on my really real researched tree with hopefully a higher percentage of verification I go back to
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John Sir Wright
14501509
BIRTH 27 OCT 1450 Upminster, Essex
DEATH 9 MAY 1509 Dagenham, Essex

You know what   
Tomorrow I will be working them all out to see which branch I can take the furthest RELIABLY

Xin



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Re: How far back have you got?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 07 June 20 23:04 BST (UK) »
I just thi k every generation back is another opportunity for a NPE to creep in.

Zaph

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Re: How far back have you got?
« Reply #6 on: Monday 08 June 20 01:37 BST (UK) »
In the what is now UK

771 and Ecgberht of Wessex

In Europe

582 Arnulf of Metz

We gave up adding people at these points.

But if you remember seeing Who Do You Think You Are when they opened up the Family Tree of the Kings of England and the tree went all the way back to God, well we are part of that tree from King Edward III.

Once you find a Gateway the flood gates open.
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Lancashire:-Lamb, Gorst, Hardman, Threlfall, Lawson
Westmoreland/Cumberland:-Bush, Strickland, Chamber(s), Hedwen/Hadwin, Carleton
Monmouthshire:-Evans, Jones
Yorkshire:-Collins, Thompson, Darnborough, Drummer, Raistrick, Ewbank, Holdsworth, Clark
Herefordshire:-Ruck, Williams, Jones, Meadmore, Goode, Berrington.
Cheshire:-Ainsworth, Hayes, Norcot, Lowe, Duncalf, Lightfoot, Percival, Newton.
Ireland:-Brazell, Curwen/Curren/Curran/Corn
Canada:-Thompson, Sanderson, Hysop, Beaton, Staniforth

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Re: How far back have you got?
« Reply #7 on: Monday 08 June 20 09:44 BST (UK) »
so what the heck is an NPE

   NullPointerException (Java)
NPE   Needle Passion Embroidery
NPE   Network Processing Engine
NPE   Neurogenic Pulmonary Edema (clinical syndrome)
NPE   New Player Experience
NPE   Network Processor Engine
NPE   Null Pointer Exception
NPE   National Policy on Education
NPE   New Pantai Expressway (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
NPE   National Plastics Exposition
NPE   Nonlinear Polarization Evolution
NPE   National Pavement Expo (trade show)
NPE   Natural Penis Enlargement
NPE   Non-Practicing Entity (patent law)
NPE   Non-Paternity Event (genealogy)
NPE   Nutrition Program for the Elderly (now Nutrition Services Incentive Program)
NPE   Nonyl Phenol Ethoxylate
NPE   Non-Public Education (North Carolina)
NPE   Network Planning and Engineering
NPE   Non-Permanent Employee
NPE   Non-Paternity Event (genetic genealogy)
NPE   Network Protection Equipment
NPE   Nonlinear Parabolic Equation (sound propagation)
NPE   Natural Power and Energy, LLC (Scottsdale, AZ)
NPE   New Products Engineering
NPE   North Peace Energy (Canada)
NPE   Navy Preliminary Evaluation
NPE   Nanoparticle Ensemble (electrodes)
NPE   Net Premium Earned
NPE   Non-Permissive Environment (security)
NPE   Network Provider Edge
NPE   Negative Play Experience (games)
NPE   Non-Production Environment
NPE   Non-Person Entity (computer security)
NPE   Non-Polar Extractives
NPE   Nikon Precision Europe GmbH (Langen, Germany)

xin

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Re: How far back have you got?
« Reply #8 on: Monday 08 June 20 09:48 BST (UK) »
That would be:

so what the heck is an NPE

   NullPointerException (Java)
NPE   Needle Passion Embroidery
NPE   Network Processing Engine
NPE   Neurogenic Pulmonary Edema (clinical syndrome)
NPE   New Player Experience
NPE   Network Processor Engine
NPE   Null Pointer Exception
NPE   National Policy on Education
NPE   New Pantai Expressway (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
NPE   National Plastics Exposition
NPE   Nonlinear Polarization Evolution
NPE   National Pavement Expo (trade show)
NPE   Natural Penis Enlargement
NPE   Non-Practicing Entity (patent law)
NPE   Non-Paternity Event (genealogy)
NPE   Nutrition Program for the Elderly (now Nutrition Services Incentive Program)
NPE   Nonyl Phenol Ethoxylate
NPE   Non-Public Education (North Carolina)
NPE   Network Planning and Engineering
NPE   Non-Permanent Employee
NPE   Non-Paternity Event (genetic genealogy)
NPE   Network Protection Equipment
NPE   Nonlinear Parabolic Equation (sound propagation)
NPE   Natural Power and Energy, LLC (Scottsdale, AZ)
NPE   New Products Engineering
NPE   North Peace Energy (Canada)
NPE   Navy Preliminary Evaluation
NPE   Nanoparticle Ensemble (electrodes)
NPE   Net Premium Earned
NPE   Non-Permissive Environment (security)
NPE   Network Provider Edge
NPE   Negative Play Experience (games)
NPE   Non-Production Environment
NPE   Non-Person Entity (computer security)
NPE   Non-Polar Extractives
NPE   Nikon Precision Europe GmbH (Langen, Germany)

xin

 ;D Not as interesting as some of the others on your list Xin.  ;D