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I am trying to find any details of Godfrey Ronald Bamford who died in Reading. He was born in Barnsley South Yorkshire but following separation from his wife (who as far as I can find they never divorced) moved to Reading in Berkshire. He changed his name by Deed Poll in 1939 from Perkins to Bamford and was for a time a boxing promoter and an amusement proprietor . He was born in 1890 and passed away in 1955 aged 65. He had at least one child possibly more with his new partner. My Mother-in-Law who is now 91 is his daughter from his marriage in Barnsley to Florence Wade and she would like to know if she has any half siblings and also if there is a gravestone stone or equivalent in Reading cemetery for her father. She last saw her father around 1950 and has no knowledge of his address or whatever in Reading. David
I am looking for info on the Groves Family, In particular Samuel Groves born 1 Sep 1796 and his wife Ann Cripps born 1793/6 I believe she was born in Beedon Berkshire. any info would be welcome
red mail EIGHTEEN family of Reading
I am searching for information regarding descendants or living relatives of Frederick Syer EIGHTEEN (1865 - 1919) of Reading, Berkshire. The Eighteen family originated in Hadleigh, Suffolk, but some of them gradually relocated to Reading around 1860. The Eighteens were well-established in the Newtown area of Reading and particularly around Leopold Road, Orts Road and Arthur Road, where at one time they owned numerous houses and businesses. Frederick married Charlotte Ellen SMITH (1869 - 1923) and they had thirteen children: 01) Frederick Syer (1886 - 1938) 02) Vincent Ormonde (1888 - 1924) 03) John Herbert (1890 - 1893) 04) Thomas Edwin (1891 - 1893) 05) Stanley James (1893 - 1956) 06) John Bernard (1896 - 1917) 07) Henry Thomas (1897 - 1916) 08) Vera Ellen Louise (1899 - 1966) 09) Sidney Ernest (1901 - 1965) 10) William Arthur (1903 - 1988) 11) Maud Agnes (1907 - 1982) 12) Nora Kathleen (1909 - 1909) 13) Ruby Ellen (1911 - 1943) If you are a direct relative of any of these people and can share information, memories or photographs then I would love to hear from you. However, even if any of these names simply ring a bell, perhaps only as childhood memories of old neighbours for people who grew up in Reading in the 50s and 60s, please let me know. Any and all information - however vague - is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Taylor family
I am looking for information on my grandparents, Thomas and Edith Alice (nee Brewster) who lived in Reading around 1911. I have a census record for 1911, which shows the family, including my father, Ernest George and my aunt Dorothy, living at Connaught Road.
red mail Stephanie - maidenname - Brown
Looking for mis Stephanie Brown (maiden name) - born 1954 - from Reading, daughter of Raymond Reginald (+) and Gladys Brokenshire. We met in Ostend, Belgium in 1971. Eddy
red mail William Waters
Hi, William Waters was born 1857 (in Bedwyn?) died September1932 in Reading. He married Alice Amelia Moore (1857-1938) in 1877.They had 3 children Lillian, Ellen and Albert. I have a fantastic photo of the four generations inc Albert's son called William Edward Now I think William Water's father was also called William - but I cant find records of this. I would love to confirm his parents. If only to put a name to the final man in the picture and obviously any help on the mum would also be appreciated.
red mail Eighteen
I am looking for relatives of Alfred C. Eighteen born in 1860. He married Fanny Brown in 1883.
red mail Field family of 84 Cumberland Road (1901)
I have several photos relating to this family - Charles b 1851 in Essex, wife Emily b1861 in Oxford and their 9 children including Frank b 1885,d 1943. I am willing to give some of them to descendants and copy others.
Watts/Buthher/Goody Families
Looking for anyone with connections to John Eric Watts and Gwendoline Alexandra Watts (Nee Butcher) the parents of my wife Heather Margaret. Also Jesse William Butcher once Oganist of Shinfield Parish Church and his wife Margaret Ann Butcher (Nee Goody).
Kate Budd
Anyone please remember a house in Gypsy Lane Earley Reading called "Fairview" Researching the Budd family and Kate Budd (nee Monnery) lived there for a time with her children before second world war. Any information would help. Margaret
red mail Giles, John
Information sought on John Giles b. c1808 in Reading, Berkshire. Married Elizabeth Ash. They had a son John Giles b1833 in Shoreditch. Elizabeth died 1836 and John remarried Eleanor Lines Oct 1836.
Hammond, Stenning
Albert E Hammond was born abt 1870 in Puddletown, Dorset. Married Catherine Stenning of Reading in Reading in 1892. They had 2 sons Albert Edward Hammond & George Wm Evan Hammond born btw 1893 & 98. Mother and sons are recorded in 1901 UK Census living in Reading but father is not with them. Census states sons were born in Cardiff. Family emigrated to Canada in 1903 & 1907 and are in 1911 Canada Census living in Toronto with third son born there in 1909. Looking for a 1901 UK Census record for father Albert E Hammond. Also looking for any other connection to Cardiff.
red mail Paul Thomas
I am looking for any information on a Paul Thomas living in Reading during WW2. He would have been in his 20s.
red mail Emily Charlotte Hancock
She was born in February 1883, possibly in Reading, and died in 1948 in Port Elizabeth South Africa. I am trying to fill in the gaps! She married William James Penrith born in Egremont Cumberland in Port Elizabeth. I would dearly love to have any details...
Russell Street, Reading
During the 2nd world war a school from Russell Street, Reading was evacuated to Exmouth in Devon where the the pupils lived at a property called A la Ronde, now National Trust but at that time owned by Miss Margaret Tudor who had previously lived at 34 Russell Street. It is possible that the school was the Russell Preparatory School which was located at no 18 Russell Street just before the war. The proprietor was a Miss Lynda Giles. Lynda was "a well known Reading musician" according to a newspaper report of her marriage to George Hamlin in 1939. Any information about the school or memories of the time at A la Ronde would be much appreciated.
If anyone knows of the circumstances of my wife's Grandfather's brother Thomas Daley Butcher who so sadly committed suicide by jumping into the River Thames at Hambledon on 15 Jan 1931 I would be most grateful if you would get in touch. I have attempted to search in the local newspapers of that period but there appears to be nothing reported. I have his Death Cert which, of course, shows only minimum of information. Also if you have any ideas as to where else I can search again I would be so grateful.
red mail Thomas Whitney 1845
Searching for parents John?father of Thomas Whitney(railway porter)born c 1844 died 26/2/1893,married to Caroline Mengham,of corfu?(father William Augustin Mengham).
I am trying to locate the WW1 Medal and Military records of Thomas William Butcher the son of Thomas William Butcher and brother of Jesse William Butcher of Reading, Berks He was in the Army for 36 years as a Major on enlisting in the Oxon and Bucks Light Infantry where he served his country for some 36 years, many in India. During operations on the N.W. frontier of India he was mentioned in Dispatches as well as being awarded the M.B.E.. I have researched all the WW1 Army records I know of but cannot find any reference to him. Can anyone please help. I do not know his Service Number.
Have an old framed family picture (tree) 1897 initials JJD, may ave had a connection with Devonshire Dairies, Christchurch Road, Reading. ANy info would be great thanks :-)
I am very keen to hear from any member of the LUKE family or anyone with connections to any LUKE family in Berkshire to get in touch. I am looking for a Thomas W. LUKE who served as a Special Police Constable c1800/1900's Please get in touch.
I am currently researching my wife's Family Tree and would be interested in getting in contact with anyone who has the above family member in their tree or have any record/photographs of him. I was always lead to believe that he joined the Army in the late 1800's and served in India posibly as an Officer. Regiment unknown but guess The Berkshire Regt. His Father was I believe also called Thomas, his Mother Alice with Sister Nellie E. Thomas was born in the village of Hurley in Berks c1865. Please get in touch.
If anyone has any relationship to one or more of the above families in Reading/Oxford I would be very pleased to hear from you.
red mail cropp
Looking for anyone researching Crop / Cropp in Reading England before 1845. William Cropp b 1793 of Reading may have married elizabeth Smith. Possible siblings of William are Lucy, Ann, & Thomas all married Reading 1818-1825. thanks
red mail Allenbay House
Does anyone remember Allanbay House, during the WW2 period. I was evacuated there during this time. . I suppose it was requisitioned by the government. I would like to elaborate on my experiences, and it would be nice if someone else had some memories of the place. I think that it was used by schools from various parts of London. I went to Dog Kennel Hill School. South London. Goldie
BAILEY james b Reading St Giles c 1789
Searching for James Bailey. Born St Giles Parish in READING about 1789. he joined the 12th regiment of foot in 1809 and was discharged in 1817 aged "about 28yrs". He saw service in INDIA ( Mysore campaign). he is not a direct relative----but probably a cousin or uncle of one of my family living in this parish with the same name at the same time. "Thanks". David.
red mail Marshall, Reading
Any information on James Marshall who d. 1856 Reading and his wife Amelia nee Spill who died 1890
red mail Giles, Alleway Reading/Henley/Hungerford
I would be interested to about descendants of James Giles b. 1831 in Hungerford, and George Alleway who died 27th December 1912 in Reading
red mail Reggie Vincent Perrett
I have a Reggie Vincent Perrett who was born in Reading, Berkshire on 25 April 1889. His father was Thomas William Perrett who was born In Bangalore, India in about 1863. I am trying to find the birth of this Thomas William Perrett's father who was probably born somewhere in the south of England in about 1840?? He was also Thomas William Perrett. I know that he was a soldier and most likely served in India. I don't know who the wife of Thomas William Senior was. Before the marriage of Thomas William Junior to Annie Asbridge in 1887, in Andover, Hampshire, he says that he was living in Caversham, Oxfordshire.
red mail Middlemost family
John Middlemost married Eleanor Gill at Westminster, London in 1813. He was a tailor who was living in Reading by 1828, dying there in1835. According to death records he was born 1791 but no idea where. Possibility of Sedgefield, Durham or Ednam, Roxburghshire. His children were Ann b1814 and John b1816 (married Elizabeth Harris then Charlotte Chandler in Reading).
red mail WILLIAM FRANCIS HUGGINS -mystery!
William was born 1821 in Reading, parents William & Martha; his brother John Hoare Huggins b 1823. William married Ann Thorn of Newbury in Reading in1840. Five children: Mary Ann 1841, William 1842, John 1844, Thomas 1846 & Caroline 1848 (great,great grandmother) were living with Ann in Reading in1851 census. Anne was married in census. In 1857 Ann married Thomas Thornton in London stating she was a spinster. The children appear to have been in care school in Wargrave. I can find no evidence post 1848 of William's whereabouts and am presuming he deserted his family. Any information gratefully received!
William Kirk(e) lived in Reading
William Kirk(e) born circa 1818 New Romney, Kent, son of William Kirke, came to live in Reading, Berks between 1841 and 1851. He married Elizabeth Starnes born circa 1819 in Bradfield, Berks. They had issue: William Fetcham Richard 1848; Thomas 1850; Mary Jane 1852; Louisa Frances 1856; Alfred 1858; Fanny Sophia 1861; Sarah J 1864. Mary Jane Kirke born 1852 married George Rolfe in 1878 and were my husband's maternal great grandparents. Would love to hear from anyone researching this family. Thanks!
red mail CROSS
Clarissa Ann Cross 19th Dec 1858 Henry Thomas George Middleton Cross 22nd Dec 1860 William Cross 5th Feb 1866 Edward Dunning Cross 7th Oct 1867 Tabitha Mary Ann Cross 16th Aug 1869 Elizabeth Emma Cross 10th Oct 1871 Harry Cross 15th April 1874 Frederick Albert 24th March 1876 (my grandad) Joseph Middleton Cross 25th Sept 1878 Elsie Elizabeth Cross 8th April 1896. Henry Middleton Cross b 1836 d 1893 married Annie New of Oxford date unknown.
BAILEY/ LEWIS family ( various spellings)
Seeking descendants of WALTER BAILEY of READING. B. about.1590. Died.26th June 1635(St Giles). married Joane Lewis 14 May 1615.St. Giles. BAILEY Children. AMBROSE(20/12/1618---28/6/1624) St Lawrence WALTER (3/1/1620------31/7/1676) ditto THOMAS (29/10/1622----?) ditto ELIZABETH (4/8/1625---?) ditto ANNE (9/7/1628 ----6/8/1638) ditto jERAMIAH ( 29/8/1632--18/3/1638) ditto (MY DESCENDANT)JOHN (13/6/1635 St giles--3/3/1701 Hurst) My descendant JOHN was born in St Giles parish--died in HURST. My branch of the family remained in HURST until about 1740 before returning to READING.I have an almost complete direct tree from him to me----but hope another descendant of this READING family may have some more information to enable me to fill in a few blanks and willing to pass it on."Thanks".
red mail GILES/SIMMONDS - Reading
Does anyone have connections to or knowledge of Rena Amy SIMMONDS b. 25.8.1926 and married to Geoffrey S. GILES 1950 possibly Torbay area, Devon. Rena Amy GILES died 1984 in the Reading area. Information on her sister Eileen SIMMONDS would also be welcome, they were daughters of Amy M. GOSLING and Reginald George SIMMONDS OF Torbay or Torquay area. Thank you.
red mail HINTON Desendants Reading
Interested in contacting descendants of Joseph HINTON. Born in St Giles, Reading in 1861. Siblings of Joseph were Alfred Thomas b. 1860. - Ellen b.1864, - Agnes b.1866. - Emma b. 1868. - Louisa b.1870. - William b.1871, - Henry b.1874 - Charles b. 1878. The majority of the sibling married and had families in Reading. Many of their children married and continued to live in Reading.
red mail Lewendon
Seeking information and photos of Christopher Lewendon married Teresa Ann Marriott-Lodge in 1981 in Reading. They have 7 children : Michael 1978, Carl 1980, Zoe 1982, John 1984, Kristopher 1988, Noel 1989 and Haydon 1993. Some of the children married and now have their own families. Any info or photos would be most welcome.
red mail Lane
Looking For Mark Astley Lane or Colin Astley Lane, whose family family live in South Africa, Simons Town.
red mail Benford, 1911 census
My grandfather Edward Victor Benford, is shown in 1911 census as a Potter. He lived at 740 Oxford Road,Reading. Was there a pottery in the area nearby? Bryan
red mail Lane Family
I would like to find the Lane family that moved from England to Canada.
red mail TALMAGE
My father was called Ian Arthur Talmage-Nelson on his birth certificate. His father had the name Talmage as his third Christian name, his uncle (who died aged three months in Teheran) was called Frederick Talmage Nelson. His grandfather was called Frederick David Nelson and his great grandfather David Rae Nelson. Can anyone shed any light on where this Talmage name may have come from? It doesn't appear anywhere else in the family tree that I know about.
red mail ALLENS
Looking for Allens from Lewisham, London who moved to Reading in 1936. Also step family Baldwins
red mail CASTLE family
Are you related to the castle family of Basingstoke, Berkshire ? If so, we have quite a family tree which includes these, plus a marriage cert. 1862. Elizabeth & Richard Castle. If we can send you info how to see this ?If your interested.
red mail BOND, William (m. 1815, Reading)
William Bond married Elizabeth Clark on 24 Dec 1815 at St. Giles, Reading. Their son George had been baptised on 8 Sept 1814 at St. Lawrence, Reading. He became a silk weaver in Bethnal Green. Where did William Bond or Elizabeth Clark hail from? This is the only reference I can find to them.
red mail William Affleck - Update
Thanks for all the replies so far. The information I have found on William Charles Affleck is as follows: 1861 census - Soldier, pvt, 1st Bat, 11th Inf. Reg, based in Portsmouth. 1871 At sea, HMS Malabar on the way to India. 1881 Publican, Red Lion, St Bridges, London. 1891 St. Pancras, London, Stockbrokers messenger, living away from family. 1901 Retired Soldier, living with housekeeper in Cornwall. All these state that he was born in Reading, although date of birth varies as I believe he lied about his age to get into the army. I cannot find a birth record for him, so the next step is Parish Records and I cannot get up to Reading easily, hence the request for any information. Thank you in advance for your help.
red mail George Moody abt 1780
George Married Sarah Unkown i have no parents for either, they had two known children James Moody b 1803 St Andrews Holborn died 1880 Leyburn, and John Moody b 1813 Deptford London, any information on George and Sarah would be most welcome.
red mail Thomas Riddall 1741 Rotherhithe
Thomas Was married to Elizabeth Horton Webb b1746 southwark, Thomas died 1815 Rotherhithe Elizabeth died 1829 Rotherhithe they had 13 children, would love to know who Thomas's parents were also Elizabeths, any help would be grateful.
red mail Florence Drew 1880 Trowbridge Wilkshire
Florence was married to Arthur Colbear b 1864 Maldon Essex Florence died in Portsmouth 1951, they had 9 children Percy b 1905 Essex/Ida Daisy b 1906 to 1992 Essex Rose b 1909 Essex/Emily b 1912 Essex/Ethal b 1914 Essex/ Stanley b 1916 Essex/Winifred b 1918 Essex/Bessie b 1920 Essex died 2001 Bromley Kent/Victor b 1923 Essex any information on this family would be very welcome
red mail James Colbear 1801 Essex
James was mariied to Susan Unknown b 1791 Essex,i have one sone for them David Colbear 1819 Purliegh Essex, any information on James and Susan Please.
red mail Simpson, Lambeth
Unknown Simpson married to Unknown Pacey both from Lambeth 6 known children Jeanette 1952 Lambeth Susan 1958 Lambeth Robert 1961 Lambeth, Also Barbara/Julie and Patricia birthdates unknown, any information welcome please.
red mail Dorothy Esther M Kemmitt b1896
Dorothy was b in Greenwich 1896 m Albert Cattell, they had 2 children
red mail Albert William G Cattell 1898
Albert and his Wife Esther had two Known children Alan Anthony G Cattell b1930 Greenwich d 2006 Bromley Kent June D M Cattell b1928 Greenwich
red mail Allen, Richard
I am trying to find my GGGrandparents. Richard is listed on his sons marriage certificate as being born in Reading Berkshire and was married to Maria, nee Neale from Newbury Berkshire. There is a place of marriage but I cannot read the writing but it is in Berkshire. He lists his occupation as Brickcaster Or brickmakers as well as being his sons occupation. His son was born in Victoria Australia in 1862 but there were at least 2 children deceased and 2 living before him. Hoping some one can shed some light on times and places for me.
red mail Otten
Does anyone know the whereabouts of Cynthia Otten or her brother Colin Otten? I met them at their home in Reading about 1955. They were about my age, born in the mid-1930s, the children of Leslie Otten - a grocer. Their step-Mother was Gladys Hopper, born Eastry, Kent, 1908. I believe Cynthia married.
red mail Old Covered Market Reading.
Has anybody info or old photos on this old covered Market and where it was situated my gxgrandfather worked there for a nursery and seed Merchant Lainsburys who also had a site on School Road Tilehurst. Thank you.
george john astley lane and george astley lane
george john astley lane born 1922? married ivy maund 1945 in reading, george was in the navy and was based in douglas isle of man after 1945 he then left the navy 1952, his father was george astley lane born 1902 in south africa we think? and moved back there, I am the grandson of george john astley lane Im looking for anyone who knows anything to help fill in the blanks of our family
Hilda and Elsie Millett
I am looking for Hilda (b. 1915) and /or Elsie Millett(b. 1918). Both were born to Percy C Millett and Ethel Louise Taylor. Ethel died in 1920 and Percy re-married. I am keen to find details of what happened to the two daughters
red mail Edna Murray Wilder
Looking for relatives of Edna - she had a child adopted in 1945 in Edinburgh my partner is that child's daughter which makes Edna my children's Great Grandmother. Edna was a Leading Aircraft Woman in the WAAF. At the time of the adoption her family where living at 84 Norcot Road, Tilehurst
red mail Fennell/Jewell
Hi, I am looking for anyone related to the Fennell and/or Jewell families.They lived in Cambridge St, Great Knollys St, Mason Road,Weldale St, Bear Court, Friar St, Castle St. My grandmother Mabel was born at Peach Court,Castle St. Her father was Herbert E A Fennell - known as Albert, and her mother was Edith Fanny Jewell. Her grandfather was Robert and her grandmother was Mary, she and her siblings lived with their grandparents in 1911.
red mail Mackintosh
I am looking for relatives of Captain Alexander David Mackintosh and his wife Eva. She was from the Caversham, Reading area. Alexander was the son of David and Christina Mackintosh of Inverness. Alexander was an officer in the Royal Corps of Signals and was killed at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem on the 22nd July 1946. I would like to contact any surviving relative. Thanks, Phil.
red mail Tyte
I am looking for anyone who may remember my Father, Harry Brockman Tyte. I have traced the family to Stroud but wonder if there is anyone who can throw some light as to why his middle name was Brockman. I have been in touch with the Drake Brockman's but no help so far. I would be most grateful for any info, good or bad. Thanks.
I am looking for anyone who has knowledge of the family Dearlove who resided in Bedford St and Lavender St (Place) around 1865/75. My GG Grandfather was George Dearlove (B:1822 in Hants) and was a soldier in the 13th Light Dragoons in the Crimea and one of the 'Charge of the Light Brigade' who survived. He had many medals including French Military Medal and is mentioned/photographed at that time. His daughter Isabella Matilda married Benjamin Smith and they were my G Grandparents. Their son William Claydon Smith a Painter and Decorator of Amity Road had a Grandfather of same name who was a furniture remover and had worked for Queen Victoria. All from Reading. I, my Mother, Grandmother and Uncle went to George Palmer School and lived in Surrey Road until 1951.
red mail Gardner, Davies
I am researching John Comber Raybould Gardner who married Rosamund Davies in 1908, had son 1909 born in Bradfield outside Reading, same name as Dad & Grandad.
red mail Searching for Watkins\Kessell marriage
Thomas Watkins (whatkins) bn Reading abt 1712. married Mary Kessell chr 22 Nov 1720 St Mary's Reading.Does anybody have any knowledge when \ where they were married ?? I know their son Thomas Watkins (Kessell) chr 1 Jan 1745 St Mary's Reading , married Ann May Of Wokingham , on 13 Jan 1770 at Wokingham. I would very much like to find out as much as possible as I am descended from them. Thanks for any info forthcoming.
red mail woods
Looking for John Woods born Reading, Berkshire. Info from 1901 census states born in Berkshire circa 1853. Married an Agnes Evans from Brecon (same source)
red mail Charles Milsom (Milson) (Millson) & Martha Bearfield
Charles was born 1800/1802 in Berkshire. Was one of the "Berkshire Machine Breakers - Captain Swing and the 1830 Riots". Married Martha Bearfield on 23 July 1827 at Aldworth Berkshire. Believe they had two children, a girl aged 3 and a boy 18 months. Trial Place: Reading, Trial Year: 1830, Sentence: 14 years, Age: 28. Transported to Australia on "Eleanor" from Portsmouth on 19 Feb 1831. Left wife and children behind. Looking for any relatives/descendants in UK.
Bombing of Biscuit factory
I am trying to find out when the Huntley and palmers biscuit factory was bombed in Reading. My father was evacuated to Reading during WWII, he was billited with a Mrs Meeks and her daughter Alice. He remembers eating burnt biscuits from the factory. Does anyone have any information on this time or Mrs Meeks or her daughter, also a next door neighbour Mr Dix who was blind.
red mail Hewett in Reading
Charles Hollingsworth Hewett 1850s- Born in Reading son of a Hat and Boot maker, also called Charles Hollingsworth Hewett. He moved to Chesham and married Sarah Reading. Some years later he abandoned the marriage and travelled the world, eventually settling back on the Isle of Wight approx 1895-1908 ish. He was my g.grandfather. Thank you.
red mail Cambridge Road.
Is there anybody tracing the Briant family who during the late 1890`s lived in the Cambridge rd area of Reading Berkshire there were Joseph Briant and his wife Harriet she died in Cambridge rd Reading Berkshire in 1894 Joseph died in 1896 in the Royal Berks Hospital they had a son Frederick who lived in Elm Park rd Reading bn abt 1868 in Reading both Joseph and Harriet were born outside Reading ie Hungerford and Sherbourne st John. Joseph worked for Huntley & Palmer as a Engine Driver.
red mail Haslum Family
Iam searching for more information about Joseph Henry Haslum born 27th November 1894 Tilehurst - parents Joseph Haslum and Anne Elizabeth Haslum nee Shurmer I know he had a sister Daisy Haslum and married Kate Emily Downes (Kitty) and was in RMLI . He was living at 172 Southampton Street Reading 1916 - 1920 and had 2 daughters Kitty born 1918 and Dorothy Violet born 1920 any information about this family would be very helpful. Thanks
red mail WH Timms
I would love to find out more on William Henry Timms, bapt. at St Lawrence's Church, Reading in Nov. 1791 to parents William and Sarah. His mother was a widow by 1832, when did her husband die? William Henry also married a Sarah (born early 1790's in Margate?), when and where? They had the following children: Charles, George, Edward, John, William, Robert and Mary, born in either Kent or London, where the family later settled. WH died in 1858, having worked as a tinter, engraver and artist, I would also love to own any of his works, or those of his sons (Charles and John were photographers).
red mail Reading Glee and Madrigal Society
Can anyone please tell me anything about the Reading Glee and Madrigal Society. My ggg grandfather, Charles Fulbrook Palmer was a member in the mid 1800's. Many thanks, Carol
red mail Seymour/Palmer/Dearlove
Researching my ggg grandparents, Mary Seymour and Charles Fulbrook Palmer both from Reading. Mary was born in 1807, youngest child of Richard and Elizabeth Seymour. She married a George Lasham prior to marrying Charles. Charles was born in 1812 to John Palmer and Martha Dearlove. Would love to hear from anyone researching these families. Carol
red mail Bartlett, Lovegrove,Tigwell
I am researching the Lovegroves and Tigwells of Reading as well as the Bartlett family of Wallingford, some of whom moved to Reading. Any info on these names would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Taylor Family Reading
I am looking for the Family of George Taylor, b. 1855 Corsley, Wiltshire. He married Fanny Johnson in Reading in 1877. They had nine children: FLORENCE FANNY - married William George Patey in 1900: WALTER GEORGE ( I don't know what happened to him): FREDERICK - married Amelia Westall 1902; MAUD AMY - married Thomas Griffin: DAISY ELIZABETH - married Frederick Eynott: VIOLET ROSE - married Charles Chapman, ALBERT OLIVER (my grandfather) married Constance Benwell; ETHEL HARRIET married Percy C. Millett: IVY married George Clemence I would like to hear from anyone who knows of these people.
red mail Farr/Jones Family
George Farr married Lucy Jones b. Northampton He was a Boot and shoe maker with a business in Broad St- Clarke and Farr -Kellys 1848. Any info welcome
red mail Blackwell
Looking for information about the Blackwells in Reading Edward and his brother Frederick were Printers late (1800s) and had their own business at 12 Eldon Place. Frederick married Sarah Butler and had two children that I know of Herbert and Alfred, Edwards sister Alice married Joseph Sydenham local jeweller and helped form Reading FC
red mail Farr
Looking for info. on Farr family who lived in Reading during 1800's. Have George Farr (gr gr grandfather) living at 35 Broad Street in 1844 - occupation shoe & bootmaker - he married Lucy Jones at the Baptist Chapel that year. Any info. welcome
red mail Reading
Looking for any information on the people connected to the public house opposite the Huntley and Palmer Factory in Reading circa 1900 to 1924 (might be called The Greyhound (not sure)(I might be mixing it up with another public house they ran in Aylesbury).....anyway the family names I am interested in connecting to the public house would be Simmonds; Annie Louisa Knapp (mother); May Knapp (child); Acocks; and Harvey. Grateful for any information.
Richards in Reading
Looking for anyone with connections to the Richards families baptised at st. Giles and St. Mary;s Reading. They go back to the 1500's here. Were they connected to the Richards family from Datchet Berks? Some descendants of the latter went to Mortlake Surrey and Middlesex. Thank you.
red mail williams
hi,if anyone could help im looking up the name of my great granparents(rosa williams and john emmett their marriage was in 1917 newbury berkshire they had 4 children and lived in reading berkshire(great knollys st)anyone who has heard of them names please can you get in touch, thank you
red mail Werrell-Don
Am looking for Don as he was best man at my parents wedding in Ballarat Australia in 1951. My father was Ronald Barker and my mother, Betty Weightman.Don used to live at the YMCA in Ballarat around 1949-1950 and then boarded with my great grandmother in Ballarat.A letter that Don wrote to my father in around 1956 has surfaced with his adress being Shinfield, Reading Berkshire,UK.He is married to Rose.Hope to hear from anyone who has information on him or his family.
red mail cennick,connick,cunnick
I am looking for information on the above circa 1650 to 1750. Thomas Cunnick was a Quaker, George Connick (Thomas's son) was a school teacher and John Cennick (George's son ) was a Methodist preacher. I would appreciate any info on especially Thomas and George please.
red mail Strickland Family - Photographs
William Henry Strickland was born in Peterborough 1837 to John and Mary Ann Strickland nee Pheasant. William was organist at St Mary's Church Reading from circa 1865 until his death in 1907. He was also instrumental in the formation of the Reading Philharmonic Society. His first wife was Annie Elizabeth Parnwell (4 children) and in 1868 married Ellen Thompson (5 children). I am interested in contacting anybody who may have any old family photographs which they would be willing to let me have copies of. Thanks
red mail Alfred & Emma Martha Cooper
Alfred & Emma Martha Cooper resided in Reading, Berks, in 1902. Alfred was a Steam train driver, and had an un-timely death in 1902, aged 43, leaving his Wife, Emma Martha, 38, and nine children. Names of the surviving children were Reginald, Doris, Ethel, Ella, Alfred, Frederick, Harold, Montague, Frank. According to birth certificates, they lived in St. Johns Street (1893), then moved on to Audley Street, (1902) and finally, Dorset Street (1907). Emma Martha Cooper died in 1942 Reading. Has anyone any information regarding this family, and the subsequent history of the Children. I have come to a standstill in my research, so I would love to hear from anyone who has any relevant could be my distant cousin!
red mail Rope Factory
Can anyone advise if there was a rope factory in Reading in the 1700/1800's, if so what were they called. My 3x Gt Grandfather was a "turner" in the 1841/1851 census for Reading St Giles.
red mail hern, buckle
looking for info on my fathers family sidney george hern and my grandmother rose ann (nee buckle)
red mail Hawkins, Brook Street, Reading
I am seeking the decendants of James and Mary Hawkins. Their son, my great grandfather, Samuel was born on 27th April 1883 at 1 Brook Street, Reading, Berkshire. My greatgrandfather Samuel (Jnr) married Edith Hartwell of 128 Cumberland Road, Reading in 1908. The immigrated to Australia in 1910. My mother and I would very much like to reconnect with family in the UK.
red mail Hartwell, 128 Cumberland Road, Reading
I am seeking the family of Edith Hartwell who lived at 128 Cumberland Road, Reading until the time of her immigration to Australia in the early 1900s. She was married to Samuel Hawkins from Brook Street, Reading. We believe Edith had two sisters, possibly Daisy and Minnie. We last heard from a niece Kate in 1964 who still lived in Cumberland Road. I am the great granddaughter of Edith. My mother and I would like to reconnect with our family.
red mail SCHONFIELD/Schofield
A Mr. Schonfield, born in Austria, lived in Reading about the time of WW2 working for the Phillips family business in Star Lane. Mr. Schonfield was thought to be about 60 years old at this time and had been born in Austria. It is believed he had a daughter but little else is known apart from he may have gone to live in America. My elderly mother remembers working with him and would like to know what happened to him after the war. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
red mail Wicks
I am related to The wicks family of reading through Daisy Jane Wicks B 1878 Married Francis Jennings, daughter of Cornelius Wicks born 1841 and Caroline Newman, son of Cornelius born 1816 and Harriet Mears son of Benjamin and Mary Wicks. My Wicks connections are shown as having lived in Coley Tce/passage.
red mail lena and tony newton
lena nee knight and tony newton, sons mark and david. lost contact around 1985
red mail Frost family
Looking for descendents of my paternal GreatGrandparents, Henry Frost born 1855 and Flora Wiggins, born 1858. Children were Louisa (1882), Charles Albert (1886), Frederick Thomas (my GF) born 1888,Charlotte Catherine, (1890), George(1895), Laurence Alfred (1897) and Chris Leonard (1900.
Would appreciate contact from any persons having any of these names in their Ancestors or relations possibly in St Giles, Tilehurst or Theale areas of Reading , Berks. Thankyou for any help you are able to give Lulli
red mail Burland John Shepherd
I am trying to find decendants of Burland John Shepherd. I know his wife moved to Reading area from Grove in Berkshire possibly after he died in 1944, leaving behind 2 of the children with a cousin. Any info at all would be great.
Robert Smith
I am trying to trace the family of my uncle Robert Smith who was born in 1906ish in Sunderland.He moved to Reading with the army perhaps and he was a sergeant major.
red mail Town Cryer
I believe that my paternal grandmother had a relative who was a town cryer of Reading. This must have been before the late 1950s & was probably a lot earlier. I'd be very grateful for any information about this and/or to hear from any of his relations.
red mail Cole / Lott Gunsmiths
I wonder if anyone has information about the Cole or Lott families who were gunsmiths/gunmakers in Reading in the period 1820 to 1850. Many thanks.
red mail kennett/carter bracher & sydenham
searching for info on Archibald john simmons Kennett manager at bracher & Sydenham 1901 onwards m Constance lizzie Carter whose uncle also worked there.She may have remarried.Archibald was my grandfather.
red mail Tugwell family
I am looking for the Tugwell family who lived in Reading from 1865. They consisted of George 1845, Mary Ann 1845,Children-George 1865, William 1867, Alfred 1869, Henry 1871, Charles 1873, Albert 1876, Elizabeth 1878, Sydney 1879, Walter 1882, Eleanor 1884, Rose 1887.
red mail Hosier Street, Reading
Any information on Hosier Street, appreciated.

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