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Offline mrcakey

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Re: Genealogy frustrations.
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 23 June 20 15:04 BST (UK) »
EVERYONE in my family being called George, Robert, William, Thomas or occasionally Richard. (And Jennet or Elizabeth on the female side.) Who is who?!!!!!
Houghton - Lancashire, inc. Manchester
Robertson - Angus
Collinge - Yorkshire, Lancashire, USA
Nedderman - Lancashire
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Re: Genealogy frustrations.
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 23 June 20 16:30 BST (UK) »
I feel for you on that. On one line it's a mesh of siblings John, William, Thomas, and each of one seems to have given his eldest son the name of another, and the generations start to overlap.... and they all live in the same area and do similar jobs....
My female? Jennet, Ann(ie) Elizabeth or Isabel. similar practises.
Threlfall (Southport), Isherwood (lancs & Canada), Newbould + Topliss(Derby), Keating & Cummins (Ireland + lancs), Fisher, Strong& Casson (all Cumberland) & Downie & Bowie, Linlithgow area Scotland . Also interested in Leigh& Burrows,(Lancashire) Griffiths (Shropshire & lancs), Leaver (Lancs/Yorks) & Anderson(Cumberland and very elusive)

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Re: Genealogy frustrations.
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 23 June 20 18:51 BST (UK) »
Oh yes the endless Johns, James', Williams, Georges and Elizabeth's, Sarah's, Mary's and Anne's. They chuck the odd Stephen or Erasmus in for good measure, or Thirza's.

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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: Genealogy frustrations.
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 23 June 20 19:06 BST (UK) »
Oh yes the endless Johns, James', Williams, Georges and Elizabeth's, Sarah's, Mary's and Anne's. They chuck the odd Stephen or Erasmus in for good measure, or Thirza's.

Oh my goodness yes. MIne are Williams, Georges and Thomas on my English side and Alexanders, James, Robert, Sarah and Mary on my Scottish side, though funnily enough there is a Fred who`s giving me a bit of a headache at the moment.

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Re: Genealogy frustrations.
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 23 June 20 19:13 BST (UK) »
Yes! Thomas, William, James, John and for the females Ellen, Mary (or Mary-Anne), Catherine and Elizabeth in each generation and in each branch of every generation. Fun! Especially all the men named Thomas. So many of those.

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Re: Genealogy frustrations.
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 24 June 20 09:55 BST (UK) »
Entries like this one for Sheriff Hales

Nov 9 1641  Two were marryed beinge none of the parish of Sheriffe Hales    GRR
currently concentrating on a number of Staffordshire families.

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Re: Genealogy frustrations.
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 24 June 20 10:08 BST (UK) »
Interesting posts. Mine is family who I have baptisms,births,census, marriage until old age and then vanish- no death records and it was not Corvid 19 that was their ending! Plus the number of times you know where they were living and "that part of census is missing".

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HOOD- STAFFORDSHIRE/LONDON/AUSTRALIA
WALKER-LONDON
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GOSLING-DEVON

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Re: Genealogy frustrations.
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 24 June 20 10:24 BST (UK) »
Same here - people who vanish without trace. No records of death or emigration to be found, no missing person reports. It's like reading a book with the last pages missing!



GRAY - Inveresk; Lanarkshire
LINDSAY - Lanarkshire
PURDIE - Lanarkshire; W. Lothian
POZZI - Elgin; Lancashire
MACKENZIE, MORISON, MACRAE - Lewis
ARCHIBALD, HAY, HUNTER, SNADDON - Clackmannanshire
COXON, HALL, JACKSON, SHOTTON - Northumberland

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« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 24 June 20 11:07 BST (UK) »
Illegitimate children with no father's name traceable.  In my case William Fair(e)y 1776, son of Sarah.  No Bastardy Bonds exist any longer for that time, no Parish Overseers' records for chasing up the father to pay maintenance, just an entry in the baptism register.  Not certain where and when mother Sarah was born, though I have narrowed it down to possibly a girl from a nearby village, but that's just a guess.  In the small village where William was baptised (Gt Catworth, Hunts) there is another family of the same name, but try as we may the researcher for that family and I can find no link.  Even Hunts Record Office couldn't help, so I'm stuck on that branch and William is my gt-gt-gt-grandfather. :'(
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FAIREY/FAIRY/FAREY/FEARY, LAWSON, CHURCH, BENSON, HALSTEAD from Easton, Ellington, Eynesbury, Gt Catworth, Huntingdon, Spaldwick, Hunts;  Burnley, Lancs;  New Zealand, Australia & US.

HURST, BOLTON,  BUTTERWORTH, ADAMSON, WILD, MCIVOR from Milnrow, Newhey, Oldham & Rochdale, Lancs.