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Offline DianaCanada

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Re: A Long Way.
« Reply #9 on: Friday 04 September 20 20:14 BST (UK) »
This probably won’t count... :D...my parents: dad from Valleyfield, Quebec married my mother in Telscombe, Sussex during WW2, 3300 miles from home.  He made quite a trip from his bp of Burnley, Lancs. to Canada and back to England as a Canadian soldier to find his bride! 

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« Reply #10 on: Friday 04 September 20 21:02 BST (UK) »
My ancestor John Wallaker was born in 1842 in remote Foulness in Essex. His future wife was born 100 miles away in Bletchingdon, Oxfordshire. They had met by 1865 and married in London in February 1866. All those years apart then they wed. Although further back I have found someone from Warrington who wed a Lincolnshire girl in my direct line.
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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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« Reply #11 on: Friday 04 September 20 22:11 BST (UK) »
"His future wife was born 100 miles away"

One hundred miles!!  He could have walked 100 miles in four days. Sorry, but that seems just laughable to an American.  People walked to California, for goodness sake.
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr


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« Reply #12 on: Friday 04 September 20 22:28 BST (UK) »
"His future wife was born 100 miles away"

One hundred miles!!  He could have walked 100 miles in four days. Sorry, but that seems just laughable to an American.  People walked to California, for goodness sake.

Why have you got such an attitude?
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: A Long Way.
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 05 September 20 08:32 BST (UK) »
My x2 great grandfather had been born in North Wales, his wife had been born in Barnsley which is where they met and married.

On another side, an ancestor had been born in Barnsley and his wife had arrived from Askham in Westmorland.

I always wonder they purposefully set out for a place or just simply drifted their way there until they found somewhere to settle.

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« Reply #14 on: Saturday 05 September 20 10:21 BST (UK) »
My x3 great grandparents were both from Leiston in Suffolk and both went to Germany on the same boat in 1865. They married in Germany and had about a dozen children. About half of the children moved to Yorkshire in their 20s and my x3 great grandma followed a while later. All the men, including my x3 great granddad, married local women. How far is Germany from Yorkshire?

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« Reply #15 on: Saturday 05 September 20 13:09 BST (UK) »
  Depends which bit of Germany. ;D
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Codham/Coltham, Kent
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« Reply #16 on: Saturday 05 September 20 13:25 BST (UK) »
"His future wife was born 100 miles away"

One hundred miles!!  He could have walked 100 miles in four days. Sorry, but that seems just laughable to an American.  People walked to California, for goodness sake.

Yes but isn’t the UK only about 300 miles at its widest point? Considering most American states are bigger than Britain as a whole, I don’t really see how that’s “laughable”? They were only answering the question  ???

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« Reply #17 on: Saturday 05 September 20 13:29 BST (UK) »
My great grandfather, born in Illogan, Cornwall met and married my great grandmother from Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia.
His older brother travelled to New Zealand and met a young lady coming off a later boat having travelled from Yorkshire to New Zealand.
Another set of great grandparents, she was from Kent, UK and he was from Canada.  They met and married in South Australia.
James -Victoria, Australia originally from Keynsham, Somerset.
Janes - Keynsham and Bristol area.
Heale/Hale - Keynsham, Somerset
Vincent - Illogan/Redruth, Cornwall.  Moved to Sculcoates, Yorkshire; Grass Valley, California; Timaru, New Zealand and Victoria, Australia.
Williams somewhere in Wales - he kept moving
Ellis - Anglesey

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