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Looking for ancestors of Honor GILL, bapt. 13 Jun 1802,and father Thomas Gill/Gills/Giles. Honor married John Hayward on 4 Feb 1833.
Posted: 2007, Member logged in: 2021
red mail Ann Hardy nee Sherring 1838
I'm trying to find out what happened to Ann (nee SHERRING) after 1871. She married George Thomas HARDY in 1858 in Bradford Abbas and they had two children - Edwin about 1861 and William in 1866. They were together in 1871 living in East Lydford. Oral family history has it that George married "Lily" and when Edwin was a small boy she left and went to America with another man. George said he was a widower in 1881 but I can't find a death record and neither can I find who Lily was - was it a nickname/pet name? Any help appreciated - thank-you
Posted: 2016, Member logged in: 2020
red mail Robert and Martha Parker
Robert Parker married Martha Seymour on 22 Feb 1786 in Bradford Abbas. They had seven children: Henry (b. 1787), James (b. 1789), Martha (b. 1791), Mary (b. 1791), Matthew (b. 1794), Martha (b. 1797) and Abraham (b. 1804). Can anyone add to the story? Terry
red mail Pavitt Family
My decendants are from Bradford Abbas & Yeovil - John Pavitt (widower) married Ann Childs 18.10.1825 (2nd marriage) - 1st to Martha Adams 28.5.1804 Jonas his brother married Mary Adams 10.6.1805 - John & Ann had two sons (possible more in 1st marriage) - Jonas & Simeon abt 1826 - 1832 - Simeon married twice first to Sophia Milverton and then Amelia Dunford (Durnford) - children George Bridge, Mary Anne,John William, Susan - John William married Louisa (possible maiden name Firth - they had four sons - Charles John, Harry Edwin, George Frederick & Alfred William - Harry & George married in Eng - all 4 boys & parents moved to Sydney Aust 1916 - 1923 - if anyone else is investigating this family tree - i would like to go beyond the 1800's - also would like to know the origin of the religous christian names Jonas & Simeon in that part of Dorset, Eng - note that mispelling of surname is linked to pavit, pavord, pavard, parritt, pavett, papit
red mail Stevens, James
Born about 1765, most likely in Wimborne or Bradford Abbas, Dorset or in Newfoundland. Parents were likely Charles Stevens & Mary Sheppard (or Fosse).
red mail Brooks
George Brooks, born c. 1754 in Bradford or Bradford Abbas..went to Newfoundland c. 1770 and married Mary Atwood Thompson in 1776 and moved to Maine. Anything further? Thanks
red mail History of Bradfors Abbas 1800
I would like information about village during 1780 to 1855 Geography of area ,nearest villages social and work prospects. also any knowledge of family Pavitt
red mail Dodge Family
I am looking for any descendants of the Dodge family that lived in Bradford Abbas in the 1870 to 1900 period. The family were: Head of family - John Dodge b 1826 Married to Jane Russel b1843. Eldest son John Dodge b 1864 Married to Thiza Ring b1849 one daughter – Blanch Lavinia Dodge b1887. Son – William Dodge b1866 Died WW1. Son – Seymour Dodge b1869 Married to Mary Eastment 1868. Son – George Dodge b1871 Died 1902 South Africa. Daughter – Alice Dodge b1873 Married to Edgar Frank William Prichett 1889. Son – Henry Dodge b1876. Daughter – Annie Dodge b1879. Daugher – Emma Dodge b 1882. My wife’s Grandmother was Blanch Lavinia Dodge. Any knowledge of this family would be gratefully received.

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