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red mail Seeking Rosanne Woodford-Grimes
I am seeking information on Rosanne Woodford-Grimes, b. 1921, d. 2005. She was the first wife to my grandfather, Cecil Albert Thompson, b. 1912, d. 1997. They married in 1940 in Christchurch, Hampshire. They had a son, Anthony Keith Thompson, sometime before WWII as Cecil went into the war and moved to Canada with my grandmother in 1946 after they got married. I cannot find a divorce or annulment record for Cecil and Rosanne and am interested in finding their son, Anthony. Thanks.
red mail Thomas Rogers
I am looking for information on my second great grandfather, Thomas Rogers. He was born in Christchurch in 1819. He travelled to Newfoundland and was married by 1847. I do not know his parents or siblings names.
red mail Runcieman
James Andrew Runcieman, wife Sarah Young & family living Christchurch Hampshire, immigrated to NZ 1907, - Julie
I am researching the Verge family who were living in the Christchurch area around 1800 and would be grateful for any help or collaboration.
Ambrose Tucker born 1777 how does he connect to John Joy Tucker. Any other Tucker information please. Pam
red mail POOSS and variations
I am interested in any one with connection to POOSS (believed correct) Poote, Poos, Poop and any other variations, they were in Christchurch in 1870's until early 1900's. 1881 census has Robert (b 1817 Weymouth) & Mary (b 1816 Plymouth) Poop with son John and G-son Robert Bailey. Other children believed to be Charles Herbert (Pooss b 1847)?, Lucy (Pooss b 1851), Susan (Poosss b 1849), Martha (Pooss b 1853), John (Pooss b 1855) and ?Alice (1881 Census Poop b 1859) & ?Mary Ann b? married as Poote and believed mother of g-son Robert in 1881 census.
red mail newman
looking for info on William Newman before he left England. I think his parents were Francis and Martha nee Pope. When he left England he came to Barr'd Islands, Fogo Island,Newfoundland. He was married to Martha last name possibly Nichols parents James and Elizabeth nee Platt. William and Martha's children were William ,John, Joseph, James, Louisa, Mary and Thomas.
red mail Emberley
Looking for information on Emberleys who would have emigrated to Newfoundland in the mid-1800's.
red mail scott family
is anybody else researching scott family in christchurch and bransgore willing to swop any info
red mail Spence
Can anyone give me any info regarding the family of Gordon Spence, who lived in or around the area of Christchurch,then Hampshire (now Dorset) around about 1948-49. They may have had a connection to Capesthorne House, Mudeford? which I believe was once a childrens home??? Would really appreciate any info.I also believe he was in the Navy? Been searching a very long time.
red mail CORBIN in Christchurch
John Corbin born 1837 in Christchurch, Hampshire, parents were James Corbin and Ann Saunders. John appears on 1851 census in the workhouse. I next find him in 1871 as a soldier in Colewort Barracks, Portsea Island. He has a wife Martha born in Canada and two children born in Canada, and another daughter born in Aldershot Hants. I cannot find him anywhere else! He may have died 1872. What then happened to Martha? Did she take the children back to Canada. Any help appreciated.
red mail Nevill - Christchurch, Hants
Ephraim Jerome Nevill, lived at Bub Lane, Stanpit, Christchurch from about 1914 to about 1955. Gardener. Member of Christchurch Baptist Tabernacle. Also Joseph Levi Nevill, his brother, lived at Fisherman's Bank, Stanpit, Christchurch from about 1911 to 1960s. Market gardener.
red mail CLARK family of Purewell, Christchurch.
Thomas James CLARK, bn 1851, Purewell, Butcher & Fisherman. His father also Thomas Clark, bn 1821, Purewell. Is there anyone researching or connected to this family ??
red mail Adopted child
My Grandfather was born Frederick Charles Harris born 1906 in Christchurch Hants, according to his birth certificate, his mother was Ada Harris a servant at Fairmile workhouse. When he was about 5 he went to live with adopted parents Joseph and Fanny Ellen Davis (nee Miles) on a farm called Tuckingmill in Compton Dando he couldn't remember any earlier memories. His adopted parents were in their 50's when they adopted him and had no children of their own. I don't know who Ada Harris was or how he came to be in Somerset from Hants. His adopted father Joseph Davis was born in Marshfield Gloucestershire and his adopted mother Fanny Ellen Miles was born in Kington St Michael in Wilts. If you have any info on any of these people that may connect them or who Ada was I would love to hear from you. Thanks
red mail Croad Family
Just starting to trace my family and want to find out about the Croads who lived in the Christchurch/Poole/Bournemouth area around 1900.
red mail search for Bendell family
nnaretta Lee. He cme back to serve in World War I and his pregnant wife joined him unfotunately she died in cchilbirth of toxemia and is buried in Christ Church Priory cemetary. The son Fred Jr was with his grandparents until he was 6 and than was sent to rejoin his father in Canada.His cousin was Nellie and his uncle was Ernie Bendellof 106 Fairmile Rd , Christchurch I am hoping to do the family tree.
red mail Upward
I am seeking information about Oswald John Upward who ran the Dolphin Inn in Church Street from 1950s until early 1970s
Davis and Gatrell
My mother's family has Davis and Gatrell on her mother's side of the family from around Christchurch. Her g.grandfather was a cordwainer in Christchurh in the 1800's. Any earlier information on these names from Christchurch and the New Forest would be welcome.
red mail Harry William J Sandford
Harry WJ Sandford, son of John Sandford and Annie Burt was born c1892 in Christchurch. His brother Ben went to Australia and contact has been lost with Harry's daughters. Elizabeth & Jocelyn might be their names. I would like to contact them.
red mail Descendants of George Marshall b. 1836
George Marshall was Editor of The Christchurch Times for many years and my husband's Great Great Uncle (his Great Great Grandfather was George's brother Moses). We would love to hear from any descendants of George or Moses or from anyone in the Christchurch area who knows anything about them.
red mail Hockey
I am looking for members of my family buy the name of Hockey. My father was called Roger Hockey and his father was Stanley Hockey, Stanley married Marjorie (don't know maiden name) of Kingsbridge and they all lived in Plymouth. I would like to find Stanley Hockey's mother/father/siblings and also his wife Marjorie's family. Anyone with any info?
red mail walter rigler
I am looking for any relations of Walter Rigler. He was born around 1885 in Christchurch and married Ada Hockey. We would like to find his parents, siblings or close kin. They moved around Bournemouth area but did not stray too far. We would like if possible to know when and where he died as we dont know this yet. I thank you in advance Angie
red mail Hawkins in Christchurch
Attempting to track down a Henry Hawkins, born around 1827, ancestry not known, probably living with a Dinah Hawkins in 1841 Census in Iford (he 14, she 50). Dinah died in 1844, buried at Christchurch priory. Henry immigrated to Newfoundland about 1846. Mother's maiden name possibly Breaker, but no confirmation on this fact.
red mail Christchurch, Hants
Joseph Walden married Susannah Rogers 1787. Daughter Catherine born 1794. Anyone with any connections to these families?
red mail POPE
Any info on the Pope family from Christchurch.Isaac Pope c1777 had daughter Sarah,1821 Mary 1828 Isaac 1821. Sarah eventually married but had a number of children before she married.George Starks Pope being one of them. I believe Isaac Pope 1777 married Mary King c1777 in 1820 and they lived in Christchurch.
Martha Pelly/Pelley c1785
Has anyone have any info on the origins of Martha Pelly 1785 who married James Booker 1786. They lived and spent their lives in Christchurch, Hampshire. Many thanks.
William Booker c1818
William Booker born in Christchurch, Hampshire, was a soldier in the 2nd Battalion Cold Stream Guards. He married a Sarah and they lived in London where he was serving. During the year 1856-57 they were living in Ireeland were he also served. Can anyone help me to locate his parents or siblings? Thanks
red mail Rogers of Christchurch
Henry Rogers Mayor of christchurch buried in Christchurch priory. Also William Robert Rogers and Mary Ann known as Annie. Any news welcome. I have a newspaper cutting about being buried twice!!
red mail Benjamin Hayter
I am looking for Benjamin Hayter R.N. b. 1790 in Christchurch, Hants. War prisoner in France 1805-1815. Married Louisa Curtis. Emigrated to Canada ~1833. Any info would be greatly appreciated, and I have lots of info on his descendants which I would be happy to share.
red mail WATMORE
Looking for information of a Miss Watmore, who lived in Christchurch up until late 1950's, at 2 St. John Street. I know that she used to attend church regularly. Spelling of name may be a little off, not sure on this.
red mail Ford
Looking for info on Reginal Ford and his 2nd wife Lavinia who lived in the area 1970 he was youngest son of Caleb George Ford from Berkshire looking for dates of death Esther laun
red mail TARRANT -Christchurch
Looking for infomation on George Tarrant and his wife Jane.Living in Sopers Lane on 1891 census. Thanks Jen.
red mail Sir Charles Guy Coventry Pocock
Charles was born Mar 1/4 1864 in christchurch. He married Beatrice Emily Willats on the 6 dec 1919. Charles was a Baronet, I would love to find any info on him or any good web sites to try and trace him.Please help
Researchinbg family history of the above surnames, all within the same family. Any of this sound familiar....please drop me a line. ....Thanks
I am researching the Mesher family, as Jane Mesher married Albert CARR 1883 in Hastings. Jane's father, George was born about 1828 in Christchurch and was a Coast Guard for most of his life.
red mail William Lewis
Looking for the birth/christening/baptism of William Lewis abt 1800 Christchurch, Hants. Parents unknown. Married Hannah Brickell Poole St James, Dorset in 1824
red mail hibberd/hibbard
looking for any details about Hibberd or Hibbard living at Christchurch and having links with Holy Priory Church
red mail Singleton
Is there anyone with the surname Singleton still living in this area. I can only find two of my ancestors being born there in the early 1800's wonder whether there are any more.
red mail Ambrose Tucker
Researching this family. Any info appreciated please
red mail Christchurch MORRIS
James Morris bap. 18 Nov 1747 s. Mary Morris. App. Benjamin Ayles, chairmaker, 1756 for 5 years duration, L5. Any info on early Morris family of Christchurch needed. Info on Benjamin Ayles also. Thanx.
red mail Albert Ellen
Albert G Ellen born 1880, living at 52 High Street, Poole in 1891, working as a clothiers assistant. Are you a descendant of his? If so please contact me.
red mail Ellen Family
John Ellen and wife Louisa with children John, Henry, Louisa, Elizabeth, Lord Cecil and George living in Christchurch (Pokesdown) in 1901. Are there any descendants out there? If so, please contact me.
red mail VARDY
Can anybody help with information on this family - predominantly blacksmiths - earliest William, Christchurch 1841. Willing to share what I have. David.
red mail family tree
I am looking for any chunns who had a grocery business in christchurch in the 1800's
red mail Lawrence, Trafalgar, Australia
I am a decendant of William Lawrence and his wife Louisa Lambert. They came to Australia aboard Trafalgar in 1856. Eldest daughters name was Peninnah. Looking for information on Williams parents Moses and wife Elizabeth.Thanks for any help.
red mail Tinsley
I am looking for information on James Mullen Tinsley who was elected Alderman in Christchurch in November 1925. He rented the Sopley Mills for a while, then took over the Waterloo Mills, according to a cutting from the Christchurch Times dated July 9, 1927. He started the first Boy Scouts Group in Christchurch in 1909.
red mail Emily Jane STARKS
Emily Jane STARKS b. 6 Sep 1857 in Christchurch. Parents were James STARKS and Fanny DAY. She is related to my GAWLER/GAILER line in Christchurch.
red mail frederick adams chaplin
frederick adams chaplin married emma hague both residing in christchurch hants in 1893 he was a boot maker and had a shop in the victorian arcade in bournmouth he had children by a previous marriage in 1891 census he had 2 daughters alice aged 12 and jessie aged7. emma her father joseph also had a drapers in the same arcade he died in 1895 this is the last i can find of them . anyone help please
1794-Robert Bannester of Tayneham?, Christchurch
I would like to find the location of the area or town of Tayneham, possibly, Fayneham, Layneham, or Sayneham which was part of Christchurch in 1794. The first letter of the name of this area of Christchurch is difficult to read. My ancestor,Moses Sandy, made a will leaving some things to his nephew, Robert Bannester of Christchurch Tayneham in Hampshire. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Variant Bannister
red mail lockyer
John Lockyer from Poole set up as a hairdresser in Christchurch early 1800s. Member of Milhams Independent Meeting House. Married to Ann, but query when and her maiden name. Their son John Richard born Poole 1795, I can't find birth record. Married Elizabeth Courtin in Southwark 1815. But she dies and he married Mary Collins 1842. Her father Thomass was a yeoman from Highcliffe. I am looking for information about him. Their son Edward Courtin Lockyer hairdresser also printed Christchurch Times 1855-63 then went bankrupt 1865. Who were his creditors? His daughter Marianne had an illegitimate son Albert James Thurman Lockyer 1869 in Ringwood. The father was James Thurman, I would like to find out more about him. He was a baker,born Suffolk 1840s and was in Worcester 1901 census with son Albert as visitor. What happened to Albert?
red mail Durndell &variations of spellings
My father's family were in the ringwood,Gussage & Christchurch district from about 1579. I note there is a Durdells Avenue near the A341 Wimborne Rd. Can somebody tell me why it was so named? My grandfather was Charles Cobb Durndell.
My great grandfather Stephen Martin was born in Christchurch, he lived in Wick Lane, he used to work at the wick ferry, then he was the rural postman retiring in 1925, He was married to Virtue Cooper.
red mail Frederick Clark b. 1887 Emigrated
Looking for information on my grandfathers brother who emigrated to CANADA after world War I. He was born 1887 in Christchurch England. His parents were JOSEPH and EMILY CLARK (nee STARKS). His siblings were JOSEPH, GEORGE, WILLIAM and EMILY. I think George was killed in WWI, in BATTLE OF JUTLAND. From old photos, I think FRED'S wife may have been called JEAN, daughter MARION and son called SONNY.
red mail French, Somerville and Butler Families
I would be interested to hear from anyone who has information about the French and Somerville families who lived in Bargates,Christchurch in C19. George Somerville married an Ann Butler in 1813. Their son Samuel married Annie French in 1856 at Throop Chapel-they then moved to Berkshire. George died in 1863, his wife in 1874.
red mail Edward Lockyer
John Lockyer from Poole moved to Christchurch with his wife Ann early 19th century. son John Richard Lockyer hairdresser Purewell died 1863. His son Edward hairdresser 123 High Street then Bridge Steet, Assessor and Collector of Taxes in 1865, Printer of Christchurch Times in 1855. Last Christchrch entry in historical directory 1865. 1881 Census has him in Ringwood with 2 grandsons Albert 15 and Edward 12.He died 1882 in the Poorhouse! What happened? The elder grandson born to Edwards daughter Marianne Bennett Courtin Lockyer 1867 Ringwood. Father James Thurwood. But then Marianne marries a James Thomas Hope in Worcester in 1879. So who is James Thurwood and what happened to Albert and Edward? Were the family memebers of the Milham Street Independnat Church?
I'm not definate with my research up to now. The parents of WILLIAM John Clark(my grandfather) born 1888 in CHRISTCHURCH, Hampshire lived in TATTINGSTONE when William's older brother JOSEPH was born in 1883, and his father JOSEPH was born there in 1859. His mother's maiden name seems to be EMILY Jane STARKS and she was born in CHRISTCHURCH in 1858. They also had 3 other children in CHRISTCHURCH - George W, Emily E R and Fredrick. Please contact me if this rings any bells.
My fathers name is Cyril John CLARK and he was born in 1935 in Sanctuary Cottages, Wick near Christchurch in Hampshire. His parents were Lily Victoria Emma SLOANE(maiden name JOY born 1894) and William John CLARK(born 1888, spelt CLARKE on marriage certificate 1933, Christchurch and a Royal Navy Pensioner). William's father was called Joseph CLARK/E, and he was a gardener, but I don't know his mother's name or any other information. Lily's Father was Arthur Samuel JOY and he was a publican, The Red Lion, Christchurch and married to Annie E Rendall BUTT. If anyone can see any connections, please get in contact.
red mail JEAN COZENS fl. 1770-1808
Searching for details of Jean Cozens and any relatives viz. Elizabeth Cozens 'Lisinka' and other governesses, such as Sophia Gomm. Any information welcome, no matter how trivial it may seem to you. Thanks
red mail chappell/weeks/reeks
trying to trace my family my great grandmother lived in 110 bargates (chappell) and my grandmother 10 bargates now the roundabout my gran was lucy Pilley / reeks can anyone give me anymore details please
i am seeking info on relations of an ancestor penninah lawrence or lawrance who went to australia in 1856 aboard the trafalgar her fathers name was william and her mothers maiden name was lambert bob favelle
red mail EVEMY(IVAMY)
Samuel EVEMY born Christchurch 1810, wife Susannah MIST daughter of Robert MIST born 1780 Sopley and Susannah NEWMAN. Any information appreciated on any of these surnames.
Looking for information on the Scott family of Christchurch late 1700s early 1800s. They later moved to Brighton.
red mail Jacob Wilkins
I have the 1841 marriage cert of my 3xg grandfather William Wilkins to Charlotte Vine. The Vine family are fairly well documented back a few more generations but I'd love to know more about the father of William Jacob Wilkins - yeoman.
red mail Kiff
Just started on this name, on behalf of a friend who's grandfather came from here. Anyone else know of the family?
red mail DELLOW Family
George DELLOW m. Ellen SIMS on 31 Mar 1863. Their children were Frederick, Eva Maude, Lillie, Harry and Ellen. Do you connect with this family?
Tucker Of Christchurch
Researching Ambrose Mansfield Tucker and family, grocers in Christchurch in 1800s
red mail Chrischurch Hants
Alfred Andrews and his wife Grace children Ronald, Grace born 1900 Jack born 1907 and Phillip I am looking for any connection to this family Thanks Barbara

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